Winner of the 2019 Quill Prose Award from red Hen Press
Last November, I found a dead body inside the freezer that my roommate keeps inside the garage. My first thought was … Read more
COFFEE, SHOPPING, MURDER, LOVE, winner of the 2019 Quill Prose Award by Red Hen Press, will be available in bookstores as a hardcover and eBook on June 21, 2022.
Since that day is a weekday, we’re celebrating first with … Read more
Veronica Roth argues that “if there’s no conflict, there are no stories worth telling – or reading.” Not only do I agree with her claim, but I would extend this argument to any experience. Games, hobbies, and even chores performed … Read more
This is a digested version of my —very long— doctoral dissertation.
The “sadness paradox,” deriving pleasure from the consumption of sad stories, has intrigued philosophers and psychologists for a very long time. Why do we enjoy consuming sad stories when … Read more
This post summarizes a study I did at Vertebrae, Inc. last year: Interactivity and Realism as Determinants for Engagement: A Comparison Between Immersive and Traditional Media Effects.
Most successful advertising relies on a storytelling format and persuading via modeling, consumers … Read more
The year is 2045, and you just watched a marathon of Black Mirror. Feeling that the end is near but that you still have much to accomplish, you decide to upload your consciousness to the cloud, so that a virtual … Read more
The priest seemed to have aged a decade.
“She deserved twenty. She remained in that cage until she grew too big to fit in it and she merely broke the crate from the inside.”
“But—” The priest stole … Read more
Based on empirical evidence that suggests that failing to recognize a stimulus as emotionally relevant results in hypoactivity of the orexinergic cells in the hypothalamus, this article proposes a physiological model of boredom that makes depression a consequence of … Read more
Berscheid (2010) argues that love is difficult to define because of all the instances of love that exist: romantic love, fraternal love, friendship, which vary in much more than a degree of liking. Love is easy to recognize, nevertheless, so … Read more