Michelle is a pioneer in the field of intelligent relating. The tools she uses engage familiar, experiential vocabulary to unlock your connection to what is both real and possible about yourself, 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.
As developer of ONT, a root ontology in database form, and Novel View, a dynamic model of the universe as a complex emergent system, she 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.
My work renews mystery. It turns fear of inquiry about the unknown into a welcoming spirit towards what's possible. How is that possible? Rather than 'Like nothing you've seen before!' it's not unlike anything.
Her professional experience from 18 years working in higher education includes biological science, related technologies, and 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 publishes trans-disciplinary works that challenge intellectual norms. The aim of this site is to present new intellectual norms that can be used to build experiential rapport.
At one time a martial artist, 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. She lives in Vermont (USA), is married, and has two children.