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Humanist technologist. Equality and adventures.

I co-founded Elgg and Known, worked on Medium, and now invest in innovative media startups to support a stronger democracy at Matter.

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Unpacking everything we learned at the . Literally writing on all the walls. What a great event, in an amazing location.

Highly productive, inspiring weekend at the . Let's do it again soon.

Inspired by everyone at the . So much being built, changed & remixed in the service of education. A group to listen to.

Day 2 at the . Working on some integrations, talking to people about building on Known, and taking on our Installatron script.

Bar lost my tab, booooo. Decided to call it a night and be fresh for tomorrow. So great to hang out with everyone tonight.

With academics increasingly self-publishing, I'm wondering what the role of the academic press becomes. Aggregator?

Some discussion of importing embedded media into ebooks as QR codes. Things I do not want: QR codes in my books.

"There isn't a single LMS out there that's student-centered." - @cmmattia

Response to a post on werd.io :

Connecting networks to networks. Like an ... Internet? Another reason to build social platforms that work like the web.

Learning a lot about community hubs as a focal point for classes - & for educators to discover classes at other institutions.

Response to a post on werd.io :

Packagr will take your existing content feeds and help you turn them into multi-platform ebooks: http://packagrapp.com/

Some talk about self-publishing. Woopie lets you create an ebook once and publish in multiple formats: http://woop.ie/

Response to a post on twitter.com :

@Linkletter @grantpotter Same room! We're all in Fredericksburg for the .

Small common, open APIs are good; spending years designing a standard is harmful; proprietary, locked-in APIs worst of all.