A generative mindset

This post is written for a friend who asked whether there are methods to grow a generative mindset, especially in the face of the complexity we see today. I think there are, but it depends on whether we find meaning in implementing it in even the smallest every day decisions. Here are some of the approaches I am considering covering in my book.

Emacs as 21stC interdisciplinary tool

This is a general post explaining how Emacs turns out to be directly related to my distant epistemic domains of inquiry, why it is that I prefer to explore what Emacs has within it before using apps, and link to a thought-provoking online book about Emacs.

A "wiki-like" symmathesic design pattern

How reading The Wiki Way teaches my digital garden. How it has helped a pattern for “learning together” emerge, for use in some of my courses and book.

Value for value

“If the Internet makes possible an apparently contributory economy – typified by free and open source software – it is because it is a technical environment in which the recipients are put in the position of senders: it is dialogical.” — Bernard Stiegler

Pandemos Diaries

The content of this post began when I asked myself, friends, and acquaintances what might be worth sharing about what we are learning from the pandemic. Can we find catharsis, together?

What are we? Where are we going?

This post begins and ends with quotes by artist Paul Gauguin and contemplates where we are headed in this postdigital year of 2022 if we are to champion the freedom of “the human resource”. It contains illustrations of self-actualization and autoethnography of my own attempt at the same.


“Having a blog roll is a way of giving back to the blogs you enjoy”, states the IndieWeb. On that note, this page lists some of the blogs I read. It is also symmasthetic – an illustration of learning how to learn together. This page is in progress.

How to survive disruption?

The future belongs to those who are capable of producing a new theory of becoming and of creation of bifurcations into becoming creating futures – Bernard Stiegler

21st Century relational backgrounding for technical and professional communication

A link to my AELFE-TAPP2021 conference paper.
It outlines how my courses include a backgrounding in the social and material contexts of students as well as the contexts of technical and professional content, which together cater to the development of 21st century skills.

Appreciative relationalism

‘They are the weapons by which people like you are keeping in slavery people like me,’ he said once, jokingly, referring to my interest in the boiler-room operations and to my admiration of the great captains of industry whose lives I studied and whose work I had seen and admired at the Philadelphia exposition. – Michael Pupin