Captain Sideways solves problems by looking at things 'sideways'--from unusual perspectives.
Where did Captain Sideways come from?
The Ahaverse, short for Aha Universe, is a distant part of the universe. There, Dark Matter is prevalent. Organic life in the Ahaverse evolved to relate to regular matter differently because of being exposed to so much Dark Matter.
Is Captain Sideways human?
No. Captain Sideways resembles a 10-year-old human, but is not human. Humans would guess that Captain Sideways is male, but don't believe them.
Can Captain Sideways fly?
Because of exposure to Dark Matter in the Ahaverse, Captain Sideways (CS) floats above regular matter and is not strongly attracted to it. So, CS appears to fly above the Earth, but is really floating at a certain speed in a certain direction.
CS has to concentrate to stay on the ground. While daydreaming, CS floats away and people say that CS is "spacey."
What is the symbol on the suit?
What does the helmet do?
What does the visor do?
The visor projects information that only Captain Sideways can see. A computer called C-More (See More) is constantly looking up information relevant to the problem and projecting it onto the visor so Captain Sideways can see it. C-More helps Captain Sideways to see more!
Together, Captain Sideways and C-More combine the best of organic creativity and machine creativity!!
When is the 1st comic strip due out?
It is out now! Follow the link.
Who is the creator?
Dr. Tony McCaffrey holds a PhD in cognitive psychology and does research on new techniques to improve people's creativity and problem solving abilities. He uses Captain Sideways to teach youth proven problem solving techniques. Tony's company, Innovation Accelerator, Inc., devises software to help humans overcome their mental obstacles to innovation. C-More, Captain Sideways' visor, runs this innovation assistance software to help Captain Sideways solve problems. Tony is also the creator of BrainSwarming, which is a new group problem solving technique that is shown to work much better than brainstorming.
How do I contact Dr. Tony McCaffrey?
What is the focus of the Captain Sideways comic strip?
Think of it as a comic strip version of Lumosity. Instead of games and activities, go on adventures to solve real-world problems with Captain Sideways as your guide. Captain Sideways only uses proven creativity and problem solving techniques based on the latest neuroscience and cognitive psychology.