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The Urban Conspiracy Theory

Everything in Stephen Balut's 75-square-foot makeshift apartment serves a multitude of purposes. His couch is also his bed. His ottoman is his dining room table. And his walls – they're his connection to the outside world. A world that will watch him eat, sleep, and live for the next month. "Kids want to know what's going on," Balut said, "Or you see a couple stop and wonder, and ponder if I'm part of a living art exhibition. Which in a way, I am." Balut is calling the project "The Urban Conspiracy Theory." "I'm trying to ask people to reconsider how,…