Category Archives: personal

The Patreon project, two months in

Two months ago I launched a Patreon campaign to support my future of education work.  I’d like to share some thoughts on how it’s gone so far, since readers know I’ve been committed since 2013 to making my professional work … Continue reading

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When I Consider How My Light is Spent

Today I turn 50 years old. There’s nothing particularly special about this milestone.  It doesn’t represent a new legal status, like turning 65 or 18.  I don’t obtain or lose any special abilities.  AARP did ramp up their mailing campaign, … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding my future of education work in 2017

How can we support independent work in education?  How can futures work sustain itself? To answer these questions personally, I’m launching a new project today.  It’s an effort to support the swarm of media I currently make.  To sustain my … Continue reading

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Moving forward in dark times: two inspirations

Where do we go for inspiration and optimism? I’ve been asking myself this over the past half year, especially when I’ve been submerged in dark times.  Obviously the Trump election has been a force for depression.  2016 has for many … Continue reading

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Me making more media: how can it be sustained in 2017?

Yesterday I posted about having two big decisions to make, looking ahead to 2017.  Both decisions concern the various future of education and technology content projects I run, including the FTTE report and the Future Trends Forum.  Thursday’s post was … Continue reading

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What futures work should I do in 2017? Podcasts, games, Twitter storms, and the specter of FOE

I have two big decisions to make, looking ahead to 2017.  Both are about the various future of education and technology media content projects I run, including the FTTE report and the Future Trends Forum.  I’m blogging here to brainstorm … Continue reading

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A look back along the _Road_: people’s work and Bryan’s antiauthoritarianism

Over the past month we’ve been reading We Make the Road By Walking.  A bunch of us have been discussing it through blog posts here, on other folks’ blogs, on Twitter, through Google Docs, hacked images, data visualizations, and a … Continue reading

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