February 15, 2019

When I was 5 and under, I had a secret language called "Sigaboley" and only my friend Peter and I could speak it.

August 5, 2018

Moments I recall from my childhood are rarely straight forward. If I am honest, I remember them as a mix of magical and real. This is a moment as I recall it. I was probably 9 or so?

A self-portrait drawn age 11.

Formerly a princess and now a prisoner on Earth, I was se...

July 22, 2018

“Fantasy is true, of course. It isn’t factual, but it is true. Children know that. Adults know it too, and that is precisely why many of them are afraid of fantasy. They know that its truth challenges, even threatens, all that is phony, unnecessary, and trivial in the...

February 10, 2018

I sat down with Dianne to talk about her imaginary friend Darcy who she invented around the age of four-years-old. Here's what she said:

My imaginary friend’s name was Darcy. Darcy didn’t really seem to have a gender, [she] was kind of genderless but cool, was I guess l...

October 23, 2017

Many of us remember moments in our childhood play that shaped us. Below are a few memories shared very graciously by Jonathan:

I think I found make-believe a bit intimidating. In kindergarten, we had one of those "parents' days" and we all got to "be" something; so...

August 16, 2017

Thanks to the Puffin Foundation for awarding a grant to My Secret Country to extend our documentary film narrative into a Minecraft game.

June 18, 2017

 Image above by workshop participant Brandon

I just finished teaching a "collaborative worldbuilding" workshop at 826 Valencia. This was the second year I’ve done so and this time the class met in the new Tenderloin facility. It’s amaaaaazing (see the image below). The...

February 4, 2017

The My Secret Country Teaser Trailer

December 5, 2016

We’re POV’s Participants’ Choice Award winner! Thanks to POV Digital Labs and to all of the teams there. It was an honor to be among you.

October 30, 2016

Our team spent the weekend hacking a Minecraft Adventure Map prototype as part of the My Secret Country Project at the POV Hackathon.

My Secret Country is a multi-platform journey into the world of imaginative play through a documentary and Minecraft adventure map. Insp...

June 27, 2016

Our worldbuilding workshop at 826 Valencia has wrapped up, and in a mere number of hours a world is born

June 2, 2016

The first day of our collaborative worldbuilding workshop at 826 Valencia went down this week.

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