As developer of ONT and Novel View, a dynamic model of the universe as a complex emergent system, Michelle is deeply committed to contemplative practices that meaningfully blend experience and complexity. She believes it is through existentially attuned information tools that we will achieve the living balance needed to navigate the technological age with aplomb.
Her larger goal is to be a change-maker: transforming existence through helping bring humanity into accord with systems perspectives that originate from natural in-formation and the ability to connect to experience through meaning-existence relationships. What emerges naturally - with hard work and investment in systems change - is the ability to both individually and collectively re-connect through good, willing, valuable vision.
Michelle is an innovator in the field of intelligent relating. The tools she develops engage familiar, experiential vocabulary in the context of relational meanings to unlock our connection to what is both real and possible about ourselves, existence as a whole, and systems of all types and scales. She is faithful to existence as a real, complex relational (shared) experience that is supremely true in its very Being.
Her professional experience from 18 years working in higher education includes biological science, research, and related technologies as well as instructional approaches. She is also an autodidact in complex systems, theoretical physics and cosmology, nonlinearity and chaos theory, psychology and neuroscience, and a wide array of religious faiths and philosophical disciplines. She currently publishes trans-disciplinary works that challenge intellectual norms and aim to build experiential rapport and interest in her more far-reaching goals.
The interplay of mysticism, allegory, and essential knowledge is where perceptions are translated into meanings. When meanings are felt experiences, we build trust in ourselves and in the emergent nature of creation itself.
Since her early 20's, Michelle has enjoyed multiple formative mystical and spontaneous healing experiences. In her 30's she spent time composing allegorical fiction to support her visionary processes. Her admirers accept her as an existential savant, and her work remains deeply challenging to status quo as it is penetrating to the levels of reality and source. To the busy, like-oriented, skeptical milieu, the journey to effectively cultivate and communicate the deeper potential and implications of her work stays locked behind the registration gate here, under constant development via evolving projects, notes, sketches, and, of course, dialogues.
Early in life a martial artist, today she is drawn in her free time to improvisational dance, harmony with sound, the lab of the kitchen, and being in and loving the outdoors. Winter quiet during the pandemic introduced her to Nia, a natural blend of expressive, healing and martial movement. She grew up in North Carolina (USA) and since 2001 calls Vermont home.
I currently volunteer as part of an Open World Alliance working group