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About the Author

Dion Detterer

Dion Detterer

My name is Dion Detterer, and I’m a 32 year old Star Wars fan/aficionado currently residing in the Blue Mountains, Australia. Besides being obsessed with lightsabers and other phallic symbols, I have formally studied philosophy and have a keen interest in the work of both Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung… hence this blog.

By day, however, I’m an academic studying in the field of computer science; specifically, I’m conducting research in the fields of machine learning and informatics. And funnily enough, I’ve fallen into the East-meets-West nexus of Traditional Chinese Medicine analysis—fitting, considering this blog.

Having suffered a disability since birth, I’ve learnt the hard way that life is what you make of it. You can either sit on the sidelines or you can participate, starting your own “hero’s journey”—that’s what Star Wars is all about, and that’s also what this blog is all about. “Use the Force” and you’ll find the vitality of life revealed to you.

In 2003, I was fortunate enough to visit the set of "Revenge of the Sith" in Sydney. Here I am on the official webcam with Publicity Assistant Lisa Shaunessy.

In 2003, I was fortunate enough to visit the set of "Revenge of the Sith" in Sydney. Here I am on the official webcam with Publicity Assistant Lisa Shaunessy.

A few of my favourite things…

Favourite non-Star Wars movies: The Big Lebowski, Brazil, Tron .
Favourite bands/artists: Fleetwood Mac, Peter Gabriel, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Pink Floyd, The Police.
Favourite non-Star Wars TV shows: Futurama, The Colbert Report.
Favourite books: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, Dune by Frank Herbert, The Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell.

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