Inspired by Derek Sivers of this and this, and Gregory Brown, shared with me by my husband, via his discovery of Sloww, here’s what I’m up to in my free time as of fall 2020.

 

Out in the World:

I participated as a panelist in a session (The Future of Work from Home: Internet Governance Post Covid) at the Internet Governance Forum, hosted by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs in November.

 

book icon with heartReading/Read:

  • Recently finished Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World | Jane McGonigal
  • Before that, read Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O’Neill and Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds by adrienne maree brown (highly recommend all three!)

 

vote an artful call to action

Before the election, I released a book I designed for a family member planning to not vote in the US presidential election. (Update, the family member decided to vote after months of internal family advocacy!) I also volunteered with the ACLU’s People Power phone bank in late October. Earlier in the fall, I spent several weeks learning about technology policy advocacy through my participation in AppCon.

 

textilesI tested out creating a shop with Shopify and ordered some print-on-demand samples from a couple of companies. The non-Shopify Humanitou shop is now live and includes one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry items I designed and crafted.

 

 

unschool

 

My family and I are a few months in to our unschooling journey. I’m the family CTO. 🙂 

 

 

 

impact

I continue to build on my research related to organizations, accelerators, and investors to watch who are making positive social impact in the world and how technology and other business leaders (and parents) have the responsibility to prioritize the cultivation of anti-racist, anti-oppressive organizations (and families). Also recently created a new page outlining why I quit using Facebook several years ago.

 

 

podcast icon

I taught myself how to use Google’s Speech-to-Text API in order to run an audio file through to get back a podcast transcript to see if that was a viable solution for Humanitou. (It wasn’t viable, but it sure was a fun challenge. And yes, I did yell and jump up and down with glee when I got my first transcript back.)

 

 

meditation iconI’m finding great value in the Calm app and try to make a daily habit of meditating.

 

 

 

 

I am signing up for as many CreativeMornings Field Trips as I can. Creative Mornings Field Trips

 

 

 

 

 

Adam and I are seriously considering a move. house moveI’ve written about that research process here and here

 

 

 

I’m continuing to incubate an idea (this has been simmering for two and a half years)…and just re-released it with a new name, brand, and website. Introducing Like Hearts Lab!

bigcrazyvision.com

Photo by Juli Moreira on Unsplash of More Awesome Now Laneway Activations. Icons via The Noun Project.

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