Hypatia Pickens

The Four Gods of Folly

Abstract:
What if the child in your womb knew about your wretched life and was afraid to face the world? In this work, an unwed mother — courageous and self-reliant — assures her anxious unborn child that together the two of them can resist the Four Gods of Folly that the world worships: Ignorance, Greed, Malice, and Inertia (indifference, cowardice, the refusal to act)… under which all humans fall.

Biography:
“Hypatia Pickens” is the Second Life avatar of “Sally Caves,” the screen name and pseudonym for Sarah Higley: Professor of English at the University of Rochester, NY, USA, where she teaches medieval literature and film studies. She has published 3 academic books and over 25 articles on both topics. She has also sold fiction and teleplays, published poetry, and to date she has made over 22 machinimas in Second Life.