Geek Knowledge:
Don’t Accept the World

Geek Knowledge

What is geek knowledge? It’s all the powerful ideas and beliefs that you form as a result of pursuing your geeky passions. I’ve found that where school and university taught me factual information, the fictional worlds borne by books, tv shows and computer games conveyed important lessons about people. It’s a mistake to think that science fiction is about spaceships or that fantasy fiction is about magic, all fiction is the study of people. It’s not the special powers of a superhero that make them compelling, it’s seeing how an ordinary person works under extraordinary circumstances. Geek knowledge is what you learn by looking at humanity through an unfamiliar lens

Continue reading