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I am Andrew Gibson, and I live in Dublin, Ireland. Following a long time in university doing various things, I am currently working as a researcher in the areas of innovation, university rankings, humanities and arts research and policy. I plan to return to work for a PhD in the area of higher education research, and evaluation and impact. I always welcome any suggestions regarding possible supervision, funding, etc.
For this blog, I take my basic stance from the following, the Network Working Group documentation conventions, 1969:
The content of a NWG note may be any thought, suggestion, etc. related to the HOST software or other aspect of the network. Notes are encouraged to be timely rather than polished. Philosophical positions without examples or other specifics, specific suggestions or implementation techniques without introductory or background explication, and explicit questions without any attempted answers are all acceptable.
I chose the title wetwiring due to my interest in ideas that have crossed-over from ecology and biology into the dry world of ideas. I like to think that it captures hints of the new, as well as a bit of danger…Hey, wait, should that bit really connect with that?
I like the words dirge, dilate, and demented. I dislike the words palimpsest and eldritch. I can only tolerate the word adept if used as as an adjective, but not as a noun. The Mercator projection upsets me more than it probably should.
I am bad with the metric system (aside from degrees centigrade), but I’m trying. On that point, being Irish, I spell words like favour with the u intact, and am arbitrary in my vacillation between s and z in words such as harmonize. Aluminium has five syllables. Often I write in the disembodied third person, but I am a first person. The written word makes things sound considerably more pompous than intended, and I am not actually like this with others – or even with myself.
Preoccupations include higher education research impact, evaluation, innovation, philosophical hermeneutics, philosophy of information and technology, non-material technologies, metaphor, literature and criticism, the importance of funding postgraduates (help!), good design, and things being open-source and a bit more right-on than they currently are.
Professional profile here: ie.linkedin.com/pub/andrew-g-gibson/38/520/4b3/