About Me

I am Heath Robinson. I received my Ph.D. in geography from the State University of New York at Buffalo. I now run a game design and publishing company, RAINN Studios, and speak, write, and blog about being a successful creative in today’s world. I have raised over $280,000 on Kickstarter to fund my creative projects.

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Selected Media Appearances

  • “Hidden Kickstarter Fees and How to Overcome Them w/Heath Robinson”
    Indie Hoot Podcast #4 – Aired 1 April 2017 
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  • “All Things Sci-Fi” with Special Guest Heath Robinson
    Blog Talk Radio/WRSP Radio – Aired 7 December 2016 

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  • “How to Create Maps for Sci-Fi and Fantasy with Heath Robinson” on Brianna deSilva’s Storyport blog. Posted 13 April 2017. Read the article.

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  • Ph.D. The State University of New York at Buffalo, 2010
  • M.S. The University of Alabama, 2006
  • B.S. Jacksonville State University, 2004


  1. Robinson, E. H. 2014. A Documentary Theory of States and their Existence as Quasi-Abstract Entities. Geopolitics 00: 1–29. [Full Text]
  2. Robinson, E. H. 2014. The Aspatial Economics of Virtual Worlds. The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research 7(1): 1–21. [Full Text]
  3. Robinson, E. H. 2013. The Distinction Between State and Government. Geography Compass 7(8): 556–566. [Full Text]
  4. Robinson, E. H. 2012. Reexamining Fiat, Bona Fide, and Force Dynamic Boundaries for Geopolitical Entities and their Placement in DOLCE. Applied Ontology 7(1): 93–108. [Full Text]
  5. Robinson, E. H. 2011. A Theory of Social Agentivity and its Integration into the Descriptive Ontology for Linguistic and Cognitive Engineering. International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems 7(4): 62–86. [Full Text]
  6. Robinson, E. H. 2011. The Involuntary Extinction of States: An Examination of the Destruction of States through the Application of Military Force by Foreign Powers since the Second World War. Journal of Military Geography 1: 17–29. [Full Text]
  7. Robinson, E. H. 2010. An Ontological Analysis of States: Organizations vs. Legal Persons. Applied Ontology 5(2): 109–125. [Full Text]
  8. Webster, G., J. Bowman, D. McGowin, & E. H. Robinson. 2007. Research on the Political Geography of the South, 1980–2005. Southeastern Geographer 47(1): 1–12. [Full Text]

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Tiny House

I am building a tiny house to learn the construction process and to travel across the country when it is completed.

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