I’ve been teaching graduate students about web technology for a couple of years while working as a web developer. Consequently, I have opinions. I thought it might be useful to share them to my students and to the rest of you.
I’m a systems researcher living in Sydney, Australia. I’ve got ten years experience working in multi-discplinary teams designing collaborative systems based in software. In the last five years, I’ve begun to find organisations themselves as fascinating as the software that supports them and I’ve looked for ways to understand the complexity of the socio-technical systems that make up our modern life. I adopted a group of frameworks from various thinkers, notably Ken Wilber’s AQAL-Integral, David Ronfeldt’s TIMN framework, Susan Cook-Greuter’s LDF with a light seasoning of Otto Scharmer, Dave Snowden and Peter Schwartz, to guide how I look and analyse what I see.
My current work is guiding a project on the future of service industries called “Services 2020″ for the Smart Services CRC.
I’m a priest (yet still a seminarian) in the Apostolic Johannite Church and I am the rector of Sydney’s Parish of Saint Uriel the Archangel. I began this journey to explore a modern, non-dual spirituality grounded in my own, Western culture. Ironically, though Gnosticism is noted for being dualistic, I found my home in a Gnostic church and began to discern a vocation for the priesthood.
My journey is far from over, and I’ve begun blogging because I hope that what I’m finding out might help others.
For the Tree of Life is Christ. He is Wisdom. For he is Wisdom; he is also the Word. He is the Life, the Power, and the Door. He is the Light, the Angel, and the Good Shepherd. Entrust yourself to this one who became all for your sake.
Knock on yourself as upon a door, and walk upon yourself as on a straight road. For if you walk on the road, it is impossible for you to go astray. And if you knock with this one, you knock on hidden treasures.
The Teachings of Silvanus