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Significant Objects: How Stories Confer Value Upon the Vacant
Significant Objects: How Stories Confer Value Upon the Vacant

“It turns out that once you start increasing the emotional energy of inanimate objects, an unpredictable chain reaction is set off.”

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The Storytelling Animal: The Science of How We Came to Live and Breathe Stories
The Storytelling Animal: The Science of How We Came to Live and Breathe Stories

Where a third of our entire life goes, or what professional wrestling has to do with War and Peace.

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Plotto: The Master Book of All Plots
Plotto: The Master Book of All Plots

The art of mechanized storytelling, or what a cardboard robot has to do with melodrama and Law & Order.

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6 Rules for a Great Story from Barnaby Conrad and Snoopy
6 Rules for a Great Story from Barnaby Conrad and Snoopy

“And remember: Always aim for the heart!”

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This Is My Home: Inside Anthony’s Parlor of Curiosities
This Is My Home: Inside Anthony’s Parlor of Curiosities

On letting the light of life shine through the stories of genuine human connection.

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Three Classic Fairy Tales Examined Through the Lens of Architecture
Three Classic Fairy Tales Examined Through the Lens of Architecture

What Rapunzel’s braid-to-tree connection has to do with the rotational circumference of Baba Yaga’s house.

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