This post (below) has the link to my PhD thesis as a free PDF (published online, December 2016).

It is known by three names – either, the full (long) Title (see `Citation’ below), or, “The StoryAlity PhD”, or, “The first Evolutionary Culturology PhD.”

StoryAlity PhD coverpage

A PhD research study, comparing: the Top 20 RoI (Return-on-Investment) Movies, to the orthodoxy (i.e.: the doxa) of Screenwriting (i.e. popular `how-to’ Screenwriting Manuals)

The PhD Citation:

Velikovsky, J. T. (2016). `Communication, Creativity and Consilience in Cinema: A comparative study of the top 20 Return-on-Investment (RoI) Movies and the Doxa of Screenwriting’ [University of Newcastle, PhD]. Newcastle, Australia. https://nova.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:24940

For the link to the PhD (PDF-file) click: here.

And for some additional information, see: StoryAlity #135PhD Dissertation Addendum

AND/OR – there is a very brief Summary-post of the Dissertation (some Key Findings of the PhD study, on Movie Creativity/RoI), here.

(…OR – you could maybe even read this whole PhD-research blog, as, it’s like a Reader’s Digest Condensed Version of the 100,000-word PhD thesis 🙂

Also – if you are looking for this book-chapter, from the Appendix of my PhD:

Velikovsky, J. T. (2016c). The HOLON/parton Theory of the Unit of Culture (or the Meme, and Narreme) in Science, Media, Entertainment and the Arts. Chapter, in A. Connor & S. Marks (Eds.), Creative Technologies for Multidisciplinary Applications (pp. 208–246). New York: IGI Global.

It is a free PDF, here. (…It does not appear in the PhD-PDF file, for complex reasons.)

Also – here is a 15-min PowerPoint Summary on YouTube, of the PhD…

But of course, to fully understand it, read the PhD. (…It’s FREE !!! )

StoryAlity PhD coverpage

Thanks for visiting!

Note – If Transmedia (not just Movies/Films) is of interest, see also, the PPT-videos at Transmedia @ ANZCA2017.


“Velikovsky of Newcastle”


Dr J T Velikovsky, of The Newcastle School  Ph.D in Communication

Evolutionary Culturologist


High-RoI Story/Screenplay/Movie & Transmedia, Researcher

& Evolutionary Systems Scientist

& Transmedia: Writer-Director-Producer: Movies, Games, TV, Theatre, Books, Comics

The above link is to my Doctoral Thesis: “Communication, Creativity and Consilience in Cinema” (Velikovsky 2016). It is presented here for the benefit of fellow Evolutionary Culturology Scientists, and Screenwriting, Filmmaking, and Creativity Science researchers.

For more on my research, see https://aftrs.academia.edu/JTVelikovsky

And: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/J-T-Velikovsky

And also: 

Member of AppEEL (the Applied Evolutionary Epistemology Labhttps://sites.google.com/view/appeel/people

Member of the CES (Cultural Evolution Society) https://culturalevolutionsociety.org/

Member of the Philosophy of Science Association (https://philsci.org/)
ORCiD: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6741-066X
Twitter: @joeteevee

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2853350/
PhD weblog: https://storyality.wordpress.com/
Evolutionary Culturology weblog: https://evolutionary-culturology.blogspot.com/

Member of the Future Work Research Group (FASTLab)  – The University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia: https://storyality.wordpress.com/2020/06/07/storyality166-the-newcastle-school-of-creativity/


Ev Cult in 6 Sentences

JTV filmy thinky guy B&W

Dr. J T Velikovsky is the founder of the meta-meta-science of Evolutionary Culturology.

He is also a produced feature film screenwriter and million-selling transmedia writer-director-producer. He has been a professional story analyst for major film studios, film funding organizations, and for the national writer’s guild.

For more see his Transmedia Writing weblog: http://on-writering.blogspot.com/  

and his Online Multimedia Showreel