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Spider Speculations: A Physics and Biophysics of Storytelling

Spider Speculations: A Physics and Biophysics of Storytelling

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by Jo Carson

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A shared conversation with a uniquely American artist


A shared conversation with a uniquely American artist

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"Jo Carson has distilled some decades of community-conscious story collecting and playmaking into a pungent blend of narrative psychology, neuroscience, and spirit. Her work should be essential reading for socially responsible artists of every kind." -- Joseph Sobol, PH.D. (Storyteller; Director of the Storytelling Graduate Program at East Tennessee State University)

"I think this profound, engaging and funny book is the very best that has been written on the topic of generating theater in communities. I use it in all my classes. My students love it." -- Steve Kent (Director of Theatre at University of La Verne; Founder, The Institute for Conscious Acting)

"Jo Carson understands the transformative power of storytelling on both a molecular and a community level. Her genius is to be able to link the micro and the macro, and you'll be astonished at how those links get made. If this book doesn't change how you think about your own stories and the stories you want to put onstage, then, to borrow from Atticus Finch, 'You've got another thing coming.'" -- Lisa Mount (Director of Artistic Logistics; Producer and Director of Headwaters :: Stories From a Goodly Portion of Beautiful Northeast Georgia)

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Jo Carson has published award-winning plays, short stories, books for children, essays, poems and other work. Her play "Whispering to Horses" and solo show "If God Came Down..." premiered at Seven Stages in Atlanta. She currently performs "Liars, Thieves, and Other Sinners on the Bench", made up of selected stories from the 30 oral history plays she has written.

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Spider Speculations: A Physics and Biophysics of Storytelling 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We all think we can tell a story. But Jo Carson not only TELLS a story, but also teaches us the how and why of it, as well. This book teaches and entertains and enlightens....shines a light on the magic that words can do. But be open to learning in other realms, as well. She gets right down to the ATOMS of the story! I highly recommend this to anyone who loves words and magic and the crafting of stories.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In interest of full disclosure, I am one of the people Jo Carson lists for thanks in the acknowledgements of this book. My part was with several others and early on in Jo¿s learning. In my opinion, Jo Carson has written an important (and playful¿she¿s playful) book. She¿s tied quantum physics and her learning from energy healing to the stories of our lives. She¿s in a unique position to do this because of the work she¿s done for the past fifteen years with other people¿s stories and her own experience with energy healing. This is almost a how-to book. You can read it and rethink your own stories. But it is bigger than the usual how-to book. It is stunning new thinking about how our stories work in our bodies and our lives. People should be talking and thinking about this book for a long time. Read it and join the conversation. Joe Ortola