26 November 2014

My Conversation with Harold Channer

Yesterday I was in Manhattan to talk with Harold Channer, a producer with MNN (Manhattan Neighborhood Network). Harold has interviewed more than 2000 guests including R. Buckminster Fuller on his TV program Conversations with Harold Hudson Channer. The HD videos of the conversation are already on YouTube:

Let me know what you think of the conversation.

11 February 2012

Understanding, Predicting and Designing the world with Models

"So if you want to be out there helping to change the world in useful ways, it's really really helpful to have some understanding of models."
— Scott E. Page


This is one of several arguments that Scott E. Page makes in motivating his free on-line video course Model Thinking. Essentially, Page argues that models help us to understand, predict, and design or re-design our world. This is going to be an important class. I am getting ready for a deep dive!

I have only dived deeply into two other free on-line courses. They are Linear Algebra and Introduction to Databases. I love learning about big picture, broadly useful subjects.

29 October 2010

Syntropy blog now on-line

I finally got a real Wordpress blog going at blog.CJFearnley.com. My first substantial post is on Buckminster Fuller and the Open Educational Resources Movement. I was pleased that several people found it and started commenting right away.

22 December 2009

Managing FOSS for Business Results

For a few months I've been posting to a new blog Managing FOSS for Business Results. It is focused on FOSS or Free and Open Source Software and the problems involved with managing or administering systems built on FOSS. Check it out at blog.RemoteResponder.net.