I am profiled as an ax-wielding futurist

Ozy magazine just ran a profile of me.  It’s a generous article, covering my career, my current research, and also my homesteading.

You can see that combination in the opening image/title (photo by my wife, Ceredwyn):

I might use “ax-wielding futurist” as my new tag line.

George Lorenzo did a tremendous job of writing here.  First, he had to translate my rambling conversation into clear, well-organized prose.  George also had to wrangle a seriously wide range of topics into an accessible, 1090-word article.   Second, he hunted down two great thinkers about ed tech, Howard Rheingold and Stephen Downes, and coaxed them into adding their kind perspectives (agreed, Stephen; institutions are vital for me).

It’s still strange to be written about and depicted.  It’s always defamiliarizing for me, seeing myself represented from the outside, and by professionals.  It can be flattering to the point of embarrassment, at times.  But it’s also so satisfying to see the ideas I work on move forward into the world.

Thank you Ozy, George, and all.

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2 Responses to I am profiled as an ax-wielding futurist

  1. Zach says:

    Flattering, yes. Deserved? Absolutely! Your work at Middlebury deserves more credit; I am one of the permanent beneficiaries of that era of your career. BTW I will be right there next to you when it’s time to build monuments to Sir Tim B-L.

    Now for the ax-related fun: Normally you are 100% Gandalf (Stormcrow!), but this pic is straight up Gimli. 🙂

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