Daniel Rasmus
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Daniel W. Rasmus, the principal analyst at Serious Insights, is a writer, poet and strategist who lives outside of Seattle, WA.

Features // 10 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 50 Articles
Blogs // 6 Articles

Retracing Classic TV With 'Twin Peaks the Entire Mystery' | 14 Nov 2014 // 3:30 AM

This restoration of the television classic will remind you of all that was wonderful and odd, sweet and quirky, intriguing and terrifying about Twin Peaks.

Deconstructing the Game Show | 22 Sep 2014 // 10:23 AM

Craig Ferguson has won his own game show in becoming a celebrity, and he's parlayed his winnings into being the host of The Celebrity Name Game with a chance to challenge the institution that turns so many everyday people into predictable, cookie-cutter contestants.


Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics | 27 Feb 2014 // 8:30 PM

Uncharted puts the "big data" of Google Books through the lens of a tool called Ngram, but the meaning of the results, and even their validity, turn a great read into a cautionary tale.


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 8 - "Many Heads, One Tale" | 25 Nov 2015 // 4:30 AM

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s season three hits its "tipping point" as all the narrative puzzle pieces fall into place.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 7 - "Chaos Theory" | 17 Nov 2015 // 4:00 AM

"Chaos Theory" offers a narrative fork in the road by reinventing Lash's backstory.


The Strange Changes: 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Season Three and Its Real-World Analogues | 29 Sep 2015 // 1:30 AM

The fallout from the events of season two of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. serves as an excellent metaphor for contemporary social and political shifts

Emerald City Comic-Con 2015, Day One: 'Rawr!' | 7 Apr 2015 // 4:10 AM

The practical reality of digital comics is audience engagement, we learn from Rawr! creator Hannah McGill, and maybe even a slight return to print.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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