Roundabout is a play written to embrace the world of 2020. It can be performed by actors in their own homes, and viewed remote – no theater required. Unlike a traditional play, it’s not meant to be performed at the audience, but with them. The show is performed on a streaming platform with a video […]
Swings and Roundabouts: Theater Strikes Back
For the last hundred years film has eclipsed theater as the dramatic art form that matters, but theater’s ability to be produced on scalable streaming platforms and interact with live audiences will even the race.
Through the Wardrobe (video talk)
I’ve done a lot of talks on The Future of Storytelling. This is my favorite. While a lot of attention in the XR space has been focused on theme parks, VR arcades, and other Location Based Experiences (LBEs) – in the long run, the future of XR entertainment is in the home, for all the […]
Storytelling and Creative Technologies (video talk)
My talk from the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts about the future of storytelling, and what the students of today will want to learn to be part of the media landscape of tomorrow…
What We Mean By “Interactive Story”
A story is a series of real events that happen to imaginary people.
So here’s something I am really happy about. I had this idea for how to make “stories you can play.” First, it’s a chance to make a fun, casual “interactive reading” experience. Second, I got to write a Sherlock Holmes story, which I have wanted to do since I was 9 years old. Check it […]
Nobody’s Son e-book
What happens after Happily Ever After? A few thoughts about the writing of Nobody’s Son, my Young Adult novel about things I only started to figure out when I was a young adult…
The Clockwork Rat
There are many ways to think about becoming a Spartan. This is one of them.
Flashmobs, Urinals, and the Meaning of Art
A Nine Inch Nails fan at a concert in Lisbon found a flash drive on top of a urinal in the men’s room…
Storytelling V: The Audience Strikes Back
In the digital age, storytellers have to share power with the audience… but a little benevolent tyranny can still be a good thing. Power to the Pixel keynote address, 2012.