Violin: A Love Poem to the City of OrangesAdventure, airbnb, backpacker, Backpacking, City Guide, Culture, Europe, history, networking, Poetry, Road Trip, Spain, Travel, travel writing, travelblog, writingArt, backpacker, Backpacking, bohemian, design, eruopean, eurail, euro trip, gypsy, inspiration, journalism, journalist, literary, literature, memoir, news, personal essay, poet, Poetry, prosaic, prose, romani, songwriting, Spain, travel, travel spain, travel writer, travelblog, travelblogging, Traveling, vacation, vagabond, valencia, valencian, visit spain, writers life, writerslife, Writing
Bohemian nights in Valencia where the gypsies shred violins into the coming dark “Rhythmic swells reverberate trough my lungs. The back streets of Valencia. Back street Europe. Romani enclaves and gypsy parts of town. We’ll sit here in the Plaça de la Virgen with our stiff sangria, smartly bashful in red-faced delerium. For it is Spring…
Top 10 Game Design and Game-Making Bogs, Books, and Pods
As a game maker and designer, I understand the importance of staying up-to-date with the latest trends and techniques in game design and development. To help my fellow designers and developers, I have compiled three lists: the top 10 game design and game-making blogs, the top 10 YouTube channels, and the top 10 game design…
The Mascots that Made Us: From Tony the Tiger, to Pikachu.Adventure, aesthetic theory, aesthetics, anthropology, Art, Backpacking, branding, breakfast cereal, captain crunch, celebrity, cereal, cereals, count chocula, critical media, critical theory, cultural studies, culture, game studies, History, human psychology, inspiration, Japanese mascots, king vitamin, literary, literature, marketing, mascot, mascots, media studies, media theory, new media, new media studies, philosophy, Poem, poet, Poetry, rhetoric studies, rhetorical studies, storytelling, travel, ui, ur, Ux, writers life, Writing
As a media studies scholar and cereal addict, I find popular culture mascots such as Tony the Tiger and the King Vitamin (my all time fav, second only to Count Chocula) to be fascinating examples of how branding and marketing are used to create narratives that capture the attention and loyalty of audiences.
How to Tell a Story: It’s time we forget AristotleAaron sorkin, aristotle, banana yoshimoto, Carl Jung, China, chinese, Chinese philosophy, Chinese storytelling, cinema studies, Claude levi-Strauss, critical theory, drama, dramaturge, dramaturgy, film studies, game studies, genre studies, guttari, haruki murakami, japan, japanese, Japanese philosophy, Japanese storytelling, Joseph Campbell, lacan, longline, medieval Chinese, Phillip Kaufman, playwright, playwrighting, poetics, Poetry, ranciere, screenplay, screenwriter, screenwriting, script, storytelling storyline storytelling tagline, theater, theatre, Writing, yasujiro ozu, yoko towada, Zhu Xi
while I’m more than savvy regarding the western dramatic tradition and familiar with the ins and outs of the Poetics, my training is in the Eastern tradition. So take my view with a grain of salt, or 塩