Hi, I’m Brendan.

I’m a writer, media-maker, and lifelong student. I’m curious about all sorts of things and I love exploring new ways to learn and create.

Current fascinations include: antilibraries, narrative structure, writing hip-hop lyrics, creative habits, the Long Now, and the future of libraries.

Below you’ll find links galore. Take a look around and let me know if anything sparks your interest!



How I describe myself


What I’m working on now


My biggest influences


My favorite books



Discovering incredible books

self starter’s guide

Helping people learn and create


Writings large and small

cracking the code

The day job :)

And Beyond…


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Sidewalk Spaces and Positive Gatekeeping

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Continuing my "Networked Communities" blogchain with Tom Critchlow, talking about how we write, how we connect, how we build communities online & more. This is the third post; see Post…

The Four Branches of Bad Art

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This is the first post of a blogchain with Jinjin Sun on the theme: "Why Bad Art". We'll be exploring the mysteries and pleasure of so-called "bad" art: why we…

Weaving a public web, or, why don’t I blog more?

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Part 1 of a blogchain with Tom Critchlow on the theme of networked communities — exploring possibilities for conversation space, community networks, open writing ecosystems, working in public, the greater…

Independent Bookstores and Patronage Possibilities

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I came across a Twitter thread recently about the brutal economics of independent bookstores, and it prompted me to consider some possibilities for making the bookstore business more sustainable. I…

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