Motion Books: the Future of Storytelling Just Got More Exciting

A simple innovation can change culture: linguistics ('googling'), gestures and behaviors (swipes and selfies), can modify themselves like a virus where nobody is left the same afterwards. The Motion Book™ format, created by Madefire Studios, is one of the most subtle yet promising pieces of software innovation to… » 9/26/14 9:49am 9/26/14 9:49am

The Android's Astrological Companion

Earlier this year, I began a series of zodiac inspired paintings featuring android girls exploring the cosmos. As I paint, I like to make up stories about what’s going on in the piece. I thought it would be a fun experiment to invite a group of authors to write stories based on the illustrations, but with no further… » 9/24/14 3:22am 9/24/14 3:22am

In Space No One Can Hear You Plagiarise

A few weeks ago I was hanging out with a friend of mine and, as is usually the case, the conversation turned to the next short film project we might work on. A mutual friend is putting on a small Science Fiction convention that's an homage to 1970s movies and TV, a follow up to one he held for 1950s B movies a couple… » 7/16/14 11:49pm 7/16/14 11:49pm

Rejected Princesses: the Weirder Tales Disney will never do

We all know that Disney tends to soften those folk tales that they turn into movies, giving them happy endings, removing the less PG elements. However, there are some stories out there that are just a little too outrageous for even the House of Mouse, and there are quite of few of them that involve maidens. » 6/18/14 7:22pm 6/18/14 7:22pm