What is Oxidania?

Although the universe is comprised mostly of hydrogen, Oxidania is my name for our happy little wet planet where the most abundant element is oxygen making up approximately 46.6% of the earth’s mass.  It is why we exist and why we are so at home in this watery world.

In a professional capacity, I am currently at work as the Associate Director of Computing and Communications and Manager of the Academic Computing team at the Evergreen State College.  The focus of our workgroup is to steer the development and delivery of instructional technologies to Evergreen where students live and that faculty embrace.  Our current suite of hosted technologies includes all open source applications including WordPress, Moodle, MediaWiki, and Redmine to name the biggies.

Lately I have learned to embrace the desire to pursue practices or policies that become so imbedded in our small world that they go unquestioned.  This, I believe, is what it means to work in the Academy, and the part of my work that I enjoy the most.

My background in in Physical Geography and Geographic Information Systems.  I also have a geeky penchant for maps, surface hydrology in the form of local whitewater, and the emergent technologies that take regular information and make it spatial.  That is where I spend my time when the choice is mine, buried in a map or surfing a glassy wave on the Toutle, Green, Tilton or Middle-fork of the Snoqualmie River.

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