WHO WE ARE
Lee Eric Shackleford
We're a couple of people fascinated by the power of narrative ... by the ability of stories to change people's lives.
We explore the phenomenon of narrative power from both the scientific and artistic perspectives, seeking to understand why we humans do the things we do in response to stories!
WHAT WE DO
We create, we research, we explain, we motivate.
We study audience behavior. We create original works designed to serve specific purposes.
From smartphones to social media, from streaming videos to fitness bands, our devices bring us information and entertainment all day long, forming an intimate part of our lives. Their ubiquity represents a major shift in human experience, and although we often hold our devices dear, we do not always fully appreciate how their nearly constant[…]
Karen’s latest book, written with several fellow MAD MEN fans who also happen to be scientists, is now on sale! Fascinating for any fan of this amazing series, or for anyone interested in the interaction of media and its fans. You an get it straight from the University of Iowa Press or from Amazon.com.
ResearchGate (www.researchgate.net) reports Karen’s research was sought by 151 individuals between July 12 and 18, making her the week’s most-downloaded researcher at Fielding Graduate University.
A recent trip to Stonehenge had me cringing as I watched visitors to the site posing for selfies in self-absorbed abandon beside the ancient monument. Did they feel that the intriguing thing about Stonehenge was their own presence there? Maybe I’m not alone in my mixed feelings about the message that selfie-obsession sends about the[…]