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Simon Grant's Home Page

My home is at Lancaster Cohousing with Anna, and daughters Eve and Elsa.


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 been slowly working on what I call the CHOICE System for 25 years. It has vast potential, but I need collaborators.

In the line of paid work, my high point has probably been 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.

What I love doing is bringing together the human and the technical. This could be through cognitive science as in my PhD; HCI; as in my book "Electronic Portfolios: Personal information, personal development and personal values" (2009); conceptual modelling; or 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.

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; network:
Basecamp; Loomio;
P2PF Wiki; EdgeRyders;
Slack: CoTec, WeRO, P2PF;
DLC; CTA; IPN; UM;
Cmap, cloud;
CRA; E-P; BSI; MedB; CEN; BCS;
Twitter; LinkedIn; Facebook;
work history:
2008–15 working with Cetis through the University of Bolton
2002–08 working with Cetis through the CRA
2000–01 first attempt at business venture with CHOICE matching
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;
XC; Lune level at Caton;
travel:
Planner; BHM, 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;
family and friends pages;
general interests;
personal utility:
Health: doctor; dentist;
wider vision:
See-Saw Development;
Info, tech, human development;
JCRT Visionary bid;
Quaker:
Quaker connections;
Davide Melodia;
The Partnership, by Graeme Doel;
Bible;
interest:
Rajaton
cathedral-bazaar; FFII;
personal history:
1995 visiting Corsica;
very old design guidelines for web pages;
(ex-)William Byrd Singers of Manchester.