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I am now living in Belgium with my Flemish partner Ria, previously at Lancaster Cohousing with my daughter Eve.

E-mail: (I'll note any change here of course)
phone: +32 485821368 (+44 7710031657 in UK)
Find me in many places with my username: ‘asimong’ or sometimes ‘asimongrant’

I love to bring 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); ontology and conceptual modelling; concepts and tools to support people doing good things. If governed, it is usually involved with the commons and through consensus. I'm currently fascinated by:

  • knowledge commons
  • wiki interoperability
  • collective ikigai
  • relating in collectivity
  • Collective Presencing

I've been slowly working on what I call the system of CHOICE since 1992. It has vast potential. I need collaborators to bring it to fruition.

I am still an active founder partner of Cetis LLP, a cooperative limited liability partnership established in 2015 from a group that had been working together since before 2000.

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
old Cetis blog
my (or shared) publications
my responsibility:
Cetis; InLOC; Leap2A;
P2PF Wiki; Basecamp; (gen);
work, networks:
CoTech: wiki;
Loomio; EdgeR;
Cmap, cloud;
Twitter; LinkedIn; F'bk;
work history:
2015–present Cetis LLP founding Partner.
2002–15 Cetis with CRA and Bolton
2000–01 CHOICE matching venture
1996–99 University of Liverpool
1994–96 EC Joint Research Centre
1991–94 City University
1987–91 PhD at Strathclyde
research areas; cognitive architecture
search, information:
Goog; W'pedia; Time; many;
Goog maps; Bing maps;
Mappy; OpenStreetMap
Royal Mail postcodes
Aeon; Psyche;
Wired; Fast; S+B;
Amazon uk,nl; Lidl uk,be;
communication / collaboration:
Google: docs; groups;
YouTube; slideshare;
Internet services:
whois; nic;
Met Off BBC Lanc; Ransberg;
Windy; RASP; XC; sun;
Planner; EUS, LAN, MIA, MAN, PRE;
Eurostar; Manchester airport; SNCB;
quite personal:
2022 wiki; 2021 journal; old; older;
my outline personal history;
my late father's life story;
general interests;
personal utility:
NHS doc; UK dentist;
wider vision:
See-Saw Development;
Art of Hosting; theStoa;
Ria's Collective Presencing;
2004 Info, tech, human development;
2005 JCRT Visionary bid;
Quaker connections;
Davide Melodia; Bible;
The Partnership, by Graeme Doel;
Duolingo; Cumbria Soaring
personal history:
1995 visiting Corsica;
very old design guidelines for web pages.