New digital story at – Archetypal Africa

Another typically lovely piece at Webyarns, with a deceptively simple, intuitive interface, wonderful visuals and sound, and a fascinating mix of fiction and fact that is arresting, and often very funny. Don’t miss the final section where you get to create your own archetype.


“Archetypal Africa” takes a look at common objects in everyday life, and their symbolic resonance within myth and culture. The piece plays with fact and fiction as it leads the user toward an opportunity to define their own archetypal moment….

You can read the story at

Also, Brainstrips (a three-part knowledge series, previously blogged about here) is now packaged as a single piece, and can be found at (and also in Blackbird, VCU’s online journal).