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August 11, 2017

This is part 4 in a 4-part series. Read part 1 here.

So far we've talked about how immersive and powerful stories can be as well as how that immersive experience can effect our moral judgment. In this final post, I want to talk about where, specifically that power usual...

August 10, 2017

In parts 1 and 2 of this series of posts, I talked about how and why stories can be so immersive and effective in shaping who we are. What I want to talk about now is the effect that a story can have on moral judgment. We've already talked about how we experience thing...

August 9, 2017

I recently read an excellent article entitled "Temporarily Expanding the Boundaries of the Self: Motivations for Entering the Story World and Implications for Narrative Effects" by Michael D. Slater, et al. The title is a bit of a mouthful, and the paper is highly inte...

I'm not a psychologist, and thusly, can't pretend to understand the inner-workings of anyone else's brain, but I've spent thirty-plus years inside my own head, and I like to think that I now have a rudimentary grasp on what goes on in there. I've always had an overacti...

July 7, 2016

Hi everyone!

First of all, I want to thank all of you who have supported "Monomyth" so far. Despite the unsuccessful campaign last year, I've been working hard to bring this project to life. Unfortunately, animation is expensive, a risky investment, and intangible, whic...

December 29, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

 

By now most of you should have seen the newest addition to the Star Wars franchise. For those of you who haven't, I'm going to be getting into some spoilery bits in this amateur review of mine so be warned.

 

The Force Awakens was a di...

November 11, 2015

Last year was my first year as an exhibitor at CTNx. One of the things I learned is that I really wanted something better for my table this year. Last year I had a plethora of prints and it was a little overwhelming for people to look through and didn't prove to be ver...

May 1, 2013

 I was recently asked by a client to do a set of Star Wars caricatures. I don't usually do likenesses because they're not my strongest area, but I've never really done any Star Wars fan art and figured that with the impending "Force Awakens" release I was overdue. So,...

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