The New Rules of Storytelling
NYU Stern School of Business, Stern Talks Darren Campo, Adjunct Professor, Media and Technology, discusses the new rules of...Read More
SCIENCE FICTION BEATS WALL STREET EXPECTATIONS
Remember when you found out there was no Santa, tooth fairy, or Easter Bunny? Oh, and remember when you found...Read More
How to achieve super immunity. The greatest obstruction to getting well is a diagnosis.Read More
THE SHAPE OF STORIES: Is Your Mind Torturing You?
Wisdom for storytelling beyond the hero’s journey The hero’s journey is the cornerstone of Western storytelling: a person’s quest...Read More
Can This Book Cover Raise Your IQ?
Training the mind is not taught in school. Those attempting to govern stressful thoughts fall prey to distractions. Focus is...Read More
Moving Between Levels of Consciousness: A Tool for Magicians and Writers
In order to create characters and tell their story, you have got to know where they are on THE...Read More
Training in the Nature of The Dark Side: Teaching Materials for Sci-Fi Writers
Throughout the 1900’s, a man traveled the country teaching groups of people about the dark side of the force, which...Read More
A Guide to Returning People From the Afterlife
How close are we to immortality? According to Raymond Kurtzweil, our life spans will increase by more than a year...Read More
The Bechdel Test: Does a work of fiction features at least two women who talk to each other about something other than a man?
In a recent lecture I gave at NYU, I asked the class to draw the connection between Google’s recent acquisition...Read More
Use Science Fiction to Invest and Grow Rich!
Lesson 1: Warren Buffet vs Bitcoin In March 2014, the usually sanguine Warren Buffet made some disparaging comments about the...Read More
DO YOU HAVE A SOUL?
First of all, let’s define what we mean by “a soul.” For the purpose of this discussion, we’ll define a...Read More
Wanted: Answer to a Cosmic Mystery on Easter Island.
MY SEARCH FOR EASTER ISLAND’S SECRET PYRAMID The most remote place on the planet is an island in the South...Read More
COSMOS… Thanks to FAMILY GUY, America Finally Returns to Space
The most incredible thing about COSMOS, the Seth MacFarlane backed television series about our universe, is that it will be...Read More
Even Turtles Take Laxatives
OLDEST LIVING ANIMAL PROVES THAT NO MATTER WHAT YOU’VE BEEN TOLD, THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU The first...Read More
Katniss Everdeen and Ryan Stone understand job loss and sub-prime mortgages
The new hero archetype: changing demography or evolving empathy? One year ago, a normally dysfunctional love story between two guys...Read More
Katniss or Ender: Who Are You Rooting For?
From the same studio, two young heroes are presented very differently. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5ev-nOWJH8 In their respective worlds, both Katniss Everdeen and...Read More
Ender’s Game 2: The Buggers Strike Back
Orson Scott Card, why can’t you be more like Suzanne Collins? Of course there is no “Ender’s Game 2.” Yes,...Read More
Technology in School
"How Is Technology Helping Students Now In School As Opposed To When You Were In School? What Advances Have You...Read More
How To Spot A Liar
This segment with Darren ran on NBC NY and has over 35,000 hits on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ktc6QjyYxhA How to tell when someone...Read More
Science Fiction Beats Wall Street Expectations
Remember when you found out there was no Santa, tooth fairy, or Easter Bunny? Oh, and remember when you found out that there was no safe place for your money?Read More