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Information professional, analyst, writer, board game inventor, content strategist, archives, records management
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  • Concordia University
    Digital Content Strategy - Consulting, 2013 - present
    As part of the university's Communication Services department, I collaborate with academic and administrative units (especially research centres and libraries) to ensure that the university’s digital presence reflects its identity, strategic priorities, and best serves the people that use it. My work has involved analyzing and mapping content, identifying user requirements, translating business requirements into functional specifications, and more. I develop, enhance, manage, and help others develop content suiting public and private Web sites, mobile and social media, and news.
  • Adomoc International
    Founder, 2010 - present
    I'm making a global space for people to get information, discuss, purchase, and otherwise aggregate around the strategy board game, Adomoc.
  • Technology Evaluation Centers
    Director of Knowledge Services, 2002 - 2013
    I led and directed the research strategies for advisory firm, Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC). I was responsible for directing the bulk of the analysis content, which centered around in-depth evaluation of enterprise software systems. I developed many of the company's research models, reports, and services, while overseeing competitive intelligence and decision support projects (for both end users and software vendors). I formed the company's writing, editing, translation, analyst, and data management teams, managing up to 30 people. In other roles, I led the information management and collaboration research (content management domains like ECM or WCM) both internally and serving as TEC's public-facing analyst as well as initiated and developed resarch on free and open source software systems/business/ecosystems. I worked on projects with organizations from sectors such as manufacturing to government; as well as led and participated in projects to evaluate and model business requirements in order to express them as technical software requirements. I also developed strategies for SEO, social media, and specialized data analyses.
  • Technology Evaluation Centers
    Content Manager & Open Source Analyst, 2002 - 2008
  • Intraware
    Content Manager, 1999
    I started as a software analyst, moved into copyediting and content management, and took on marketing writing and PR roles.
  • John F. Kennedy University
    Lab/Network Technician, 1997
  • BASS
    WAN System Administrator & ACD Admin, 1993
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My epic will be a taxonomy of invisible rules that enable, starting with birth. 

My livelihood focuses on information management disciplines. I've done in-depth study on archival digitization processes and practices. I've analyzed large quantities of information for enterprise decision support services, synthesized competitive intelligence, and researched the systems to manage and present it all.

I'm especially interested in intellectual liberty, long-term archival problems, information policy, digital media, culture, open access, content and knowledge management, emerging technology currents, environmental symbiosis, and the issues intersecting these things.

I conceived and launched the Adomoc board game (abstract strategy), have written some novels (unpublished) and poems, and collaborated on musical scribble and a son. I enjoy exploring the deep crevices of grammar and sound. Everything else is improvised.
Bragging rights
I'm not dead yet.
Education
  • McGill University
    Library and Information Studies (MLIS), present
  • University of California Berkeley
    Philosophy (BA), 1999
  • UC Berkeley Extension
    Editing Courses, 2000
  • AT&T
    Certification in AT&T Definity PBX Administration, 1995

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Fascinating perspective on how to think about conflict between Russia and "Atlantic" states. It uses white/black and other terms in an unexpected way to show how much those limit our thinking. Superficially that's obvious but this is not a superficial post. 
In the online activity many young people in North America mistake for political engagement, 'white' has become a peculiar sort of insult: a flippant meme masquerading as a serious analytic category. We witness today a constant jockeying for prestige, almost entirely among white men, in which each one strives to...
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I'm not sure how much this could teach someone to write but it's a neat concept for exercising a bit of creativity. 
Can a computer game teach writing and free up the creative mind? Elegy for a Dead World, a Kickstarter-funded game for Steam PC, Mac and Linux systems, hopes to do so. The creators Ichiro Lambe and Ziba Scott brought the game to E3 last year and debuted it with a brief introductory walkthrough.
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Good points about figuring out what you're signing onto with online services' privacy policies. The author asks who is offering the service, what information do they collect, and what do they share. I like how she wants her kids to think about these things, good critical thinking for information literacy. 
It's like teaching them to look both ways before crossing the street. Reading privacy policies for apps is about learning basic safety tips in the Internet Age and gives parents an opportunity to teach kids about responsibility and self awareness on the Web.
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This report from the World Economic Forum looks at policy with respect to disruption and innovation. I haven't read all of it yet but so far I find it clear they way they set about discussing innovation from incremental and transformative perspectives, and are conscientious about the context of the whole ecosystem.
Through interviews with entrepreneurs, this report highlights their activity and potential value creation.
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Neat thinking here about humor as freedom's highest expression. Charlie Hebdo to Kant, and then some. 
By Justin E. H. Smith, from “The Fundamentals of Gelastics,” a work in progress. Smith’s latest book, Nature, Human Nature, and Human Difference (Prin
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When the world’s largest security-oriented intergovernmental organization says Bill C-51 violates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, you know we're in trouble.
Don't forget to tell your Senators to ‪#‎StopC51‬ at http://StopC51.ca?src=gplusa
The Harper government's controversial anti-terrorism bill violates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which Canada has ratified, according to legal analysis by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), ...
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The Conservative government needs to stop its damaging approach to science.
A recently retired Fisheries and Oceans Canada biologist says the muzzling of government scientists is worse than anyone can imagine.
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Yet alcohol is the most socially accepted.
In a study of 130,000 American adults, including 19,299 psychedelics users, researchers failed to find evidence that taking psychotropic substances results in serious mental health problems. 
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This is a great project, documenting people's dreams from many different places.
An atlas of the subconscious, from Tijuana to Reykjavik
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