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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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…

Repos Beyond Code: A Collection of Creative Uses of GitHub

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One of my secret hobbies is following all manner of cool GitHub repositories. My chops as a developer are limited, but it's always fun to learn about new technologies and…

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…

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