Michael Paul Smith is a recluse who has had a very tough life. His 60 year search to find himself was answered by his creation of a fictional town called Elgin Park.
After doing research, I decide I would dive in and have Whole Brain Emulation be the B-story, while the A story would focus on the complications of grief. This was how Lena’s Complicated Machine was born. The heart of the story is the ethic of hacking someone’s brain for dealing with grief.
In 'Brave New Wild', Oakley Anderson-Moore has shared a layered and powerful story of searching for meaning in the most dangerous and uncharted of places, the inspiring 'dirtbags' who left their mark before, during and after the golden era of climbing. And how her Father left what he knew of that world for her to rediscover in old family VHS tapes - in that way, BNW is Oakley's first assent, an artists statement left behind for future generations.