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I am now living in Belgium with my Flemish partner Ria, previously at Lancaster Cohousing with my daughter Eve.

E-mail: (I'll note any change here of course)
phone: +44 7710031657 and +32 485821368
Find me in many places with my username: ‘asimong’ or sometimes ‘asimongrant’

My home is also my workplace. I am an active founder partner of CETIS LLP, a cooperative limited liability partnership with several work colleagues who have worked with Cetis, at Bolton until 2015 when we formed the LLP. I've built up plenty of experience now of managing this kind of organisation.

What I love doing is bringing together the human and the technical. This could be through: cognitive science as in my PhD; HCI as I taught; learning technologies, as in my book “Electronic Portfolios: Personal information, personal development and personal values” (2009); conceptual modelling; concepts and tools to support non-hierarchical governance and wellbeing. I love consensus-oriented work, as the outcome is often broader, deeper, more satisfying and more durable than any individual positions. In any complex situation like real life, everyone tends to have their own way of thinking (as my PhD confirmed), but to live together we need to share on many levels.

I've been slowly working on what I call the CHOICE System for over 25 years. It has vast potential. I need collaborators to bring it to fruition.

In consultancy, one high point was InLOC, a European expert team project I led, working towards a standard representation of structures of skills, learning outcomes, and competence. The basic ideas in InLOC can provide one of the keys to a new economy.

I am currently working with the P2P Foundation, helping to reform its research network.

work-related links general relevant useful links other personal interest
my or our work:
old Cetis blog
my (or shared) publications
my responsibility:
Cetis; InLOC; Leap2A;
P2PF Wiki; Basecamp; (gen);
work, networks:
CoTech: wiki;
Loomio; EdgeR;
IPN; UM; Platform;
Cmap, cloud;
Twitter; LinkedIn; F'bk;
work history:
2015–present Cetis LLP founding Partner.
2002–15 Cetis with CRA and Bolton
2000–01 CHOICE matching venture
1996–99 University of Liverpool
1994–96 EC Joint Research Centre
1991–94 City University
1987–91 PhD at Strathclyde
research areas; cognitive architecture
search, information:
Goog; W'pedia; Time; many;
Goog maps; Bing maps;
Mappy; OpenStreetMap
Royal Mail postcodes
Wired; Fast; S+B;
Amazon uk,nl; Lidl uk,be;
communication / collaboration:
Google: docs; groups;
YouTube; slideshare;
Internet services:
whois; nic;
Met Off BBC Lanc; Ransberg;
Windy; RASP; XC; sun;
Planner; EUS, LAN, MIA, MAN, PRE;
Eurostar; Manchester airport; SNCB;
quite personal:
occasional journal from 2021; old; older;
my outline personal history;
my late father's life story;
general interests;
personal utility:
NHS doctor; UK dentist;
wider vision:
See-Saw Development;
Art of Hosting;
Collective Presencing, by Ria Baeck;
old Info, tech, human development;
old JCRT Visionary bid;
Quaker connections;
Davide Melodia; Bible;
The Partnership, by Graeme Doel;
Duolingo; Cumbria Soaring
personal history:
1995 visiting Corsica;
very old design guidelines for web pages.