Shawn Olson Creative Arts

Art, Poetry, Photography, Writing and 3D

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Greetings Earthling. Welcome to my creative portal. My name is Shawn Olson. I'm a creative jack-of-all trades who has years of experience in 3ds Max, web development, journalism, photography, graphics and parenting. You may know me as a technical artist for Black Mesa or as the developer of Wall Worm if you came here as a game developer.

If you need help with any of these things, then I'm your guy:

  • Problem Solving
  • 3D Environments
  • 3D Assets
  • 3ds Max pipelines
  • Game Design
  • Documentation
  • Journalistic Coverage
  • Application Education
  • Web Application Development

If you must know more about me, feel free to read A Short Biography. But more importantly, enjoy the various photos, poems, editorials and scripts across the site.

I always enjoy feedback from visitors. Feel free to send me an email with any comments, ideas, praise, criticism or corrections. Of course you can always interact with me on the Wall Worm forums or other 3D forums where I haunt.

Latest Articles

He Whom I Know

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

Poem on personal identity and the paradox between our inner self and the persona we share with the world around us.

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personal identity poem, shadows, vagrant, soul

Problems with American Freedom

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 27, 2011

A reaction to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America, shortly after the events.

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paradox, american freedom, terrorist element

The Price of Learning: Gradecard Dilemma

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Aug 16, 2013

There is a paradox concerning a parent's push for good grades. The kids don't care about learning.

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misplaced values in education, gradecard dilemma

Her Shadow Walks On

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

A poem about a lost love.

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her shadow, personal anguish

Artists come a dime-a-dozen

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 27, 2011

The plight of artists trying to make a living in the 21st Century.

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art, plight, artists, occupation

Houdini & Thurston

A short contrast of Howard Thurston and Harry Houdini
Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

Comparing America magicians Harry Houdini and Howard Thurston.

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harry houdini, ehrich weiss, howard thurston, magicians, skepticism

Insurance Fraud: The True Story

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Aug 10, 2014

While lawmakers are worried about prosecuting insurance fraud, are they looking in the right places?

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insurance fraud, insurance companies, corporate charlatans

Psychics and Statistics

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Sep 26, 2015

What happens when a Carl Sagan fan meets with person with psychic ability.

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paranormal ability, psychics, pseudoscience, statistics, logic
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