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.”
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 #135 – PhD 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.
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 !!! )
Thanks for visiting!
Note – If Transmedia (not just Movies/Films) is of interest, see also, the PPT-videos at Transmedia @ ANZCA2017.
“Velikovsky of Newcastle”
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
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/
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.