I just discovered Stephen's Web. Stephen Downes works for the National Research Council, specializing in online learning, content syndication, and new media.
Based on Stephen's home page statement, readers of The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics will want to read Stephen's web!
I want and visualize and aspire toward a system of society and learning where each person is able to rise to his or her fullest potential without social or financial encumberance, where they may express themselves fully and without reservation through art, writing, athletics, invention, or even through their avocations or lifestyle.
Where they are able to form networks of meaningful and rewarding relationships with their peers, with people who share the same interests or hobbies, the same political or religious affiliations - or different interests or affiliations, as the case may be.
This to me is a society where knowledge and learning are public goods, freely created and shared, not hoarded or withheld in order to extract wealth or influence. This is what I aspire toward, this is what I work toward.
Here is a direct link to Stephen's Open Access Topic.
This post is part of the Canadian Leadership in the Open Access Movement series.