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My home is at Lancaster Cohousing with my daughter Eve. Both sadly and happily, we plan to move out in January (I'm planning to go to live in Belgium) so if you may be interested in buying a 3-bed freehold passivhaus, please get in touch with me as soon as you can.


E-mail: asimong@gmail.com (I'll note any change here of course)
phone: (+44) (0)7710031657
username on most other services: ‘asimong’

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 look after the virtual Cetis registered office here at Halton Mill. 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.

work-related links general relevant useful links other personal interest
my or our work:
old Cetis blog
my (or shared) publications
my responsibility:
CETIS LLP;
InLOC; Leap2A; HEAR;
some JISCMail lists
work, networks:
Basecamp; Loomio;
P2PF Wiki; EdgeR;
CoTech: wiki; Cmap, cloud;
WeRO; P2PF; DLC; BSI;
CTA; IPN; UM; CRA;

Twitter; LinkedIn; Facebook;
work history:
2015–present Cetis LLP founding Partner.
2008–15 Cetis at University of Bolton
2002–08 Cetis through CRA
2000–01 CHOICE matching venture
1996–99 University of Liverpool
1994–96 EC Joint Research Centre
1991–94 City University
1987–91PhD at Strathclyde
research areas; cognitive architecture
search, information:
Google; Wikipedia; time;
places:
Google maps; Bing maps;
Mappy; OpenStreetMap
Royal Mail postcodes
local:
Gregson; Dukes; Grand; Salt Ayre;
media:
BBC; Radio Times; NS; IMDB;
Wired; Fast; S+B;
shopping:
Amazon; Co-op; Lidl;
communication / collaboration:
Google: docs; groups; calendar; mail;
YouTube; slideshare; ygroups; del.icio.us;
Internet services:
whois; nic;
weather:
FMI; Met Off Walney obs; BBC
Lanc; Man; Windy; RASP;
XC; Lune level at Caton;
travel:
Planner; CAR, EUS, LAN, MIA, MAN, PRE;
RAC; traffic; Easy; Ryan; Jet2;
Airports: Manchester; Liverpool;
quite personal:
new personal blog; older one;
my outline personal history;
my late father's life story;
general interests;
personal utility:
Health: doctor; dentist;
wider vision:
See-Saw Development;
old Info, tech, human development;
old JCRT Visionary bid;
Collective Presencing, by Ria Baeck;
Quaker:
Quaker connections;
Davide Melodia; Bible;
The Partnership, by Graeme Doel;
interest:
Cumbria Soaring
cathedral-bazaar; FFII;
personal history:
1995 visiting Corsica;
very old design guidelines for web pages;
(ex-)William Byrd Singers of Manchester.