Hi. I'm Albuquirky (or Mark, if you prefer). I'm interested in evidence-based sense-making and forecasting. My academic background includes psychology, philosophy, information and communications technologies, organizational behavior, individual and organizational learning, natural sciences, communications theory, and knowledge construction and transfer. I facilitate a discussion group focused on brain, mind, and AI in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. I'm currently learning and practicing creative writing with projects in the technical sci-fi domain. I play acoustic guitar passably and am learning keyboard at a glacial pace. I'm incubating a project in involving psychometrics (scientific design of information gathering instruments) and framing (scientific selection of metaphors and other linguistic representations), neither of which are my specialties, to bypass cognitive biases in getting at what sorts of 'worlds' people would prefer to live in if many of the constraints they imagine were able to be negated by technologies and new forms of social, economic, and political organization. My hobbies are learning, hiking, and creative expression. I'm also into coffees, beers, and dark chocolates.
A sampler of recent reads:
Life 3.0: Being human in the age of artificial intelligence, by Max Tegmark - Also check this free audio book
Thinking in Systems: A Primer, by Donella H. Meadows (free download)
Augmented: Life in the Smart Lane, by Brett King et al
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, by Yuval Noah Harari