At the EDUCAUSE main conference in Orlando this past October, Gerry Bayne asked Gardner and I if we would be interested in sitting down to discuss the finer points of EDUPUNK. I was thrilled about the idea because there are few things in this world as stimulating as a sit-down, drag-out conversation with Dr. Glu, so I jumped at the chance. What followed was one of the better conversations I’ve ever had….period. It was a free-ranging—at times heated, yet always respectful—discussion about ideas we both hold near and dear. We don’t always agree on a number of issues surrounding organizations and leadership, and it is in those moments when our relationship becomes all the more important to me.
The first part here is an introduction and six or seven minute flail on my part to dodge defining EDUPUNK, after that Gardner kicks in and gets the ball rolling. The next four episodes should be released periodically over the next few weeks, which is awesome for me cause it means at least four more posts 🙂 Special thanks to Gerry Bayne for being an awesome interlocutor and production artist, as well as for making this happen above and beyond the mass of work he was already faced with at EDUCAUSE. And also a big shout out to Catherine (Pumkiny) Yang for quietly working behind the scenes to see that this is reproduced in its entirety, sans editorial (it’s funny Cathy is everywhere doing cool stuff for EDUCAUSE but she does it all so gracefully and without pomp and circumstance, unlike some—namely me 🙂 ).
And now, bring it on Campbell, you finally met your Clubber Lang!