Hi everyone! I've been reading rational fiction for a while, and it was an important part of how I found the EA community. Currently I'm working on a podcast about how rational fiction and EA interact, and came across several grants and writeups about the effects and processes that rational fiction entails (see here and here). It was also great to see the discussions about connecting EA and art through the EAGxVirtual Slack and Unconference these past weekends. I am wondering what experiences with rational fiction that people on this forum have (creating or discussing or reading), and whether people would be willing to share their stories in an audio format. In particular, what do people think about the following:
1. The learning/information-gathering impact of reading rational fiction as compared with more traditional formats of conveying information (blogs, essays, sequences).
2. Leaning on the emotional impact of forms like stories, artwork, other expressive modes for promoting doing the most good (as opposed to reasoning about what does the most good and leaving instinctual emotions out).
3. Effects of rational fiction on interpersonal interactions? It seems to me that a lot of fiction in general is character-driven, so I am curious as to how your experiences with others, whether EA or not, have been affected by rational fic.
Feel free to answer all or none of these, or just give general thoughts. Again, I would love to compile some audio for this project, so please reach out if you would be willing to share your story in that way.