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Bryan Alexander

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I'm a futurist specializing in the future of education, with an eye on the impact of technology.

That means I research, think hard, research some more, and crowdsource feedback.
Then I transform it into writing articles, books, and chapters and giving presentations. I also create related digital content, like a monthly trends report, run a weekly open videoconference, and cat-herd a future-oriented book club.

I live and work in the Washington, DC area with my wife.
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Bryan speaking on digital storytelling in Burlington


I'll be speaking on a panel about digital storytelling next month.  It's Saturday, 9/24, at the Burlington Book Festival. Stop by!
THE DAWN OF DIGITAL STORYTELLING: A PANEL DISCUSSION

Storytelling-the ability to describe a world beyond the present moment-may be the defining feature and crowning achievement of our species. Nearly everyone is a storyteller, but those who tell stories with great
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Charles Darwin
“Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of the higher animals, directly follows. There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.”
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“Kershaw had long ago realised, apparently, that dealing with Brits was tricky. You had to listen to what a Brit was saying -- which was invariably that he thought XYZ was a terrific idea and he hoped it went very well for you -- while at the same time paying heed to the greasy, nauseous suspicion you had that, although every word and phrase indicated approval, somehow the sum of the whole was that you'd have to be a mental pygmy to come up with this plan and a complete fucking idiot to pursue it.”
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