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.

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The Great Patreon Debacle, and What it Means for Independent Creators

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I’ve raptly followed the recent Patreon controversy, eager to understand why one of the lifeblood services of so many independent creators inadvertently alienated and infuriated the very creators and patrons…

Canonize: Creating a Personal Canon Template

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I love the idea of the “personal canon”: an encapsulation, in list form, of those things that have most shaped you. A sort of annotated bibliography of influences. Over the…

Antilibraries Kickstarter “Work in Progress” Update, July 2017

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Here’s the second in a series of “work in progress” updates for the Antilibraries “Codex Libri” project I launched via Kickstarter earlier this year. (Note: I’m publishing this as both…

Book Walks, or, The Life Changing Magic of Ambulatory Reading

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I’d like to offer some meditations on a simple practice that I think not enough people do, probably for fear of being hit by a car. The book walk is…

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