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Intersection of Fiction and History

Fiction and reality often intersect in interesting, surprising ways. Actual events merge with the imagined; invented stories draw on and feed back into history. In many ways they’re obviously distinct and identifiable; in other cases differentiation becomes impossible. Such relationships and dichotomies — experience versus invention, reality versus invented stories — came vividly to mind […]

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Creativity Education Storytelling

Field Guide to Phenomenal Creation (Learn Do Share #4)

The following is one of my two contributions to this year’s “Learn Do Share” project—a booksprint designed to document the incredible diy days, using a process of open collaboration, and distill the lessons learned to serve as a resource for anyone interested in applying design thinking, social innovation, storytelling, and collaborative creativity. For more, visit the Learn Do […]

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Emergent Creators, Emergent Economies (Learn Do Share #4)

The following is one of my two contributions to this year’s “Learn Do Share” project—a booksprint designed to document the incredible diy days, using a process of open collaboration, and distill the lessons learned to serve as a resource for anyone interested in applying design thinking, social innovation, storytelling, and collaborative creativity. For more, visit the […]

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Creativity Education Media Storytelling Technology

Twofivesix Conference Notes

Below are my notes from the Twofivesix conference that took place in Brooklyn a few weeks back. I serendipitously discovered the conference via a tweet the morning of, and luckily was able to watch it via livestream and take notes at home. These notes are fairly comprehensive, though with a couple caveats (I missed the […]

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Media Storytelling

The Best Stories

Stories are the lifeblood of the human experience. They motivate our actions and desires, circumscribe our beliefs and relationships, and as such are monumentally important to how we construct the reality of our selves and our world. Everything we do, are, and interact with in any way can be projected onto a narrative. This is […]

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Media Storytelling Technology

Architecture of Language and Sound

There are many ways we can talk about media, many lenses through which we can analyze the way the information and signals around us, both physical and digital, impact our lives. I’ve long had an interest in different conceptual (and real!) dimensions of space: from the narrative worlds that can be constructed around and inferred […]