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


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My biggest influences


My favorite books


Books I want to read



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Projects past and present

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Helping people learn and create

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The day job :)

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Literary experiments

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Learning Patterns, or Lenses

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Some initial ideas for “learning patterns” — building blocks that might be components of great learning experiences. After, of course, A Pattern Language. As in APL, these patterns could operate…

Do I Have a Book Buying Habit?

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Do I have a book buying habit? I like to think not; I like to think that I have discerning taste, that I buy books carefully, I like to think…

An after-drizzle; an echo rain.

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An after-drizzle; an echo rain. The droplets return for another pass, rebound off the front that preceded, slingshot back through space and time. We were fooled, by the gap the…

Species of Spaces for Work, Learning, and Collaboration

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There are so many different organizational models for how people form communities of work, learning, and creative collaboration. What are the most interesting and innovative? I’d like to take a…

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