Poor Richard’s Almanack 2010’s “Economical Bestiary Project” invites progressive thinkers/writers to submit material.
Contributors may be generously compensated!
Dear Progressive Thinker/Blogger,
PRA 2010’s “Economical Bestiary” is a work of hypertext literature — a blog-based book– about economic myths and facts from a liberal/progressive point of view. It is currently about 25% complete.
Creative thinkers and writers are invited to become contributors to the project. Familiarity with economic and political ideas, especially areas of popular controversy, is desired. Contributors to the project will be compensated by receiving a pro rata share of the intellectual rights (copyright) to the work, including any subsequent derivatives as, for example, merchandise or video games that may be based on the Economical Bestiary.
I may also need someone with wiki expertise to set up and administer a wiki to facilitate project collaboration.
When the Bestiary is completed there may be opportunities to collaborate on additional projects, including spin-off’s of the Bestiary as well as other, separate projects. These may include:
— The Inner Hunchback
Synopsis: In Victor Hugo’s novel, The Hunchback of Notradame, each character has its own individual point of view, drawn from trusted sources such as religion, academic or political authority, kinship, popular culture, traditions, etc. Hugo leads the reader through each character’s reality, giving us privileged vantage points from which to glimpse the insights, errors, and cognitive biases of each and providing us an opportunity to assemble a “bigger picture” of our own. More –> https://almanac2010.wordpress.com/2010/01/21/hello-world/
— Animal Farm 2.0 (A nail-biting modern sequel to George Orwell’s original novel)
Synopsis: Over a course of years, an average family farm is gradually transformed into a corporate animal death camp, complete with an ersatz animist-fundamentalist theocracy that secretly serves the human corporate overlords. There will also be sinister, mad scientists doing gene-splicing experiments on plants, animals and humans alike….Too scary for young readers? Don’t worry–it all comes out right in the end! More –> https://almanac2010.wordpress.com/2010/09/11/animal-farm-2-0/
— The Illustrated Treasury of Cognitive-Bias Fairy Tales and Folk Stories (The description of this project will be posted shortly.)
All of these projects, including the Economical Bestiary, have a potential to be made into video games or other spin-offs that could be designed not simply as entertainment products but also as educational tools–both pedagogical and dialectical–perhaps the first of their kind.
Please visit the “Ecological Bestiary” and leave a comment, whether you are interested in becoming a creative contributor or collaborator, or if only to share your impressions of this unusual project with me.
ps This invitation is just what it says– a call for collaborators on a blog-based book project. There are no ulterior motives or hidden agendas. There is nothing for sale.