As RezNet folks already know, @martin joined our ranks a while back. His retirement has now come through, so he is willing and able to put more time into Edgeryders work. This is where we close ranks to work better with him. He and I met up earlier this week and agreed on the following collaboration modes. Three are latent, one needs active coordination.
- (Latent) Martin uses Edgeryders as an affiliation for his scholarly work.
- (Latent) He has 30 years experience in European research management, which he puts at our (and the community’s disposal.
- (Latent) He is conditionally available to step out of his comfort zone and work on stuff we need done. He mentioned the #research-network:economic-sci-fi seminar; which is handy, as I am out of a team right now, but might have a client.
- (Needs active coordination) I have decided to take the RezNet to peek into his scholarly territory. Specifically, I am interested in the intersection between social sciences and geosciences. I see a window where we would do a digital ethnography of “sustainability”, looking at its ethical implications and how much of capitalism, nation states and other pillars of our present civilization people think need to go if humanity is to survive in reasonable ecological balance. @sander’s parent organization might also be interested in partnering up with us, if we find the right call.
Active coordination, immediately, means this:
1. June meeting
@marina please organize a meeting with Martin. This needs to be done soon, before he relocates to Germany. In the meeting, you are to discuss the next batch of calls (November and March), looking for a fit where Martin could conceivably take point. Remember: this also means he has to go out and pitch prestigious unis, starting by those who already were funded under the relevant calls etc. etc. I will attend if I can, but Martin and I have already met, so it is more important that Marina is there.
@nadia maybe you want to be there too, to pick Martin’s brain on strategic matters.
Marina, please make sure you come out of that meeting with a to-do list and a timeline to do things by
Martin: please bring your laptop and phone. Marina, please help Martin get on the Matrix, so we get rid of email. @matthias should already have created credentials for him.
2. July skunkworks