Galen Radtke

From civicintelligence
Revision as of 10:58, 1 October 2011 by Hamgal12 (Talk | contribs) (Thoughts in Class)

About Me

Hi there. My name is Galen. I am married to a wonderful German woman, I am the Business manager and co-coordinator at the Cooper Point Journal, and I make boardgames in my spare time.

But I suppose what's relevant today is how I ended up in this class.

About four years ago a was a bit of a philosopher vagabond. Much to the teasing of my girlfriend (who is my wife today) I had been doing a thought experiment where I was trying to imagine a shape that couldn't possibly exist in reality. I wasn't having much success until a party on 4th of July. When the thought came, it literally felt like a punch to the brain. This thought awkwardly described in english, was a sphere where every point on it's surface was connected to every other point on it's surface without any distance between points. Something that theoretically would endlessly collapse in upon itself toward a single point.

I wanted to translate this idea to reality in a way that was applicable to human life and over the next few years I pondered this on and off. Slowly a mass brainstorming pattern that resulted in a single agreement took shape. Something I'll explain later.

Regardless, this idea took purpose in my life and became large motivation in what I took interest in, namely, crowd intelligence and how it can be harnessed. When I saw the description for this class, I had to take it.

So here I am.


Photography, Board Games, Interface Design, Psychology, Sociology, Crowd Sourcing...

Thoughts on Learning Objectives

Issues I'm interested in


Thoughts in Class

-Global data is revealing universal themes within all of mankind. In a theoretical global society, service to these theme should be the foundation of global government.

-Fluid Faculty Network: Just as student can choose classes, should students be able to decide upon a wanted subject matter, and multiple faculty can choose to design and plug in 2 credit "modules" to the subject matter (up to 16 credits total).

Benefits of modular presentation, is that students could "drift" from module to module as a part of independent contracts.