Blockchain, The Metaverse, and Nephele, Mother of the Centaurs

In January 2020, I flew into Dallas to meet my good friend and fellow education activist Lynn Davenport. We toured the city and met with folks, unpacking our concerns over developments in adoption of blockchain education transcripts and how they would be used to profile children and catalyze futures markets in human capital. You can […]

Building Brains For The Metaverse – Executive Function, Augmented Cognition, and Soul Theft

This past week someone sent me a paper on augmented cognition. As I read it, a number of pieces clicked for me about earlier research I’d done into executive function. I wanted to preserve the thread, so I captured it in the screen shots below. Follow along to see how grit and resiliency intersect with […]

Magnetic Spell, Magic Net – Guest Post By Kelfin Oberon

Last night I saw that Kelfin was sharing a video of his thoughts at twilight on a rocky coast in Scotland and I wanted to share them with you. This video is accompanied by some of his recent spell-deconstruction writings. I recognize there’s a limited audience for my work. Not too many folks are  anxious […]

Washed Clean In A Palace Of Love – Guest Post by Cliff Gomes, Mentor and Friend

This is a guest post prepared my friend Cliff Gomes who has been a light for me since last spring. I hold his teachings close to my heart. Whenever things get too overwhelming, I remember Cliff says there’s a gathering in the valley of love for everyone. We may have to walk through the zombie […]

Smart Cities, The Transhumanist Game and Lifelong Learning – Talks Given in Tucson June 10-11, 2021

A few weeks ago I had the wonderful opportunity to present at a small conference in Tucson on health and human rights. The focus of my talk was the gamification of life and how data extraction is fueling the creation of militarized digital worlds that may eventually catalyze Generalized Artificial Intelligence – the Singularity. Natural […]

Covid, Cybernetics, And The New Normal

This is a guest post written by a humanities teacher and freelance writer who holds a masters degree from the School of African and Oriental Studies, a public research university in London. It lays out over fifty concerns regarding pandemic policy implementation and plans for a cybernetic future, full spectrum dominance of life on the […]

Neal Follman On North Broad Street In Philly: Rush Hour Picnic and Picket #EducateLiberateLove

Today I joined Philadelphia public school teacher Neal Follman for a few hours of picketing at my old stomping grounds 440 N Broad Street, headquarters of the Philadelphia School District. Neal has been placed on unpaid leave for dissenting against the terrible conditions being imposed by the district for in-person learning for the remainder of […]

Transcript – Guns and Butter Interview with Bonnie Faulkner March 8, 2021

This transcript was generously prepared by Colleen McGuire based in Greece. Thank you Colleen. You can listen to the transcribed interview here. BF I’m Bonnie Faulkner. Today on Guns & Butter Alison McDowell. Today’s show Gaming our Lives: Pay for Success Finance. Alison McDowell is a pioneering independent researcher. Her journey into activism began as […]

In Our Freedom Struggle We Must Honor The Ancestors And Heal The Wounds Of Empire

This speech was prepared for the #WeWillAllBeThere Worldwide Demonstration in New York City Join us at 1pm, Foley Square, Saturday May 15, 2021 We gather today to exercise our rights as free beings to learn together, to lift one another up, and to strengthen connections that will carry us through the turbulent days ahead. Take […]

From Pleasure Gardens and Pontoon Bridges to Nano-Tech and Army Drones: Revocation of Consent at Pennovation

This seventeen-minute video features the Dandelion Manifest I did yesterday at the University of Pennsylvania’s tech accelerator campus in the Gray’s Ferry neighborhood of Philadelphia. Pennovation was developed on the site of the former DuPont Marshall Labs, where research into paints and chemical coatings was carried out through the second half of the 20th century. […]