This blog is my learning diary – a place that helps to think aloud, to start conversations with others and to reflect. Mathemagenic means “giving birth to learning”, so I think this name fits well.
I write about things I care. Mainly professional, but there is lots of personal between that. And any views expressed here are not necessarily reflect the views of my employer (just in case – it’s also written at the bottom of every page :)
I blog since 2002 and this blog is eclectic – that’s a lot of stuff to navigate through. I try to provide readers with multiple ways to find relevant posts and happy to listen to any suggestions in that respect.
The person behind
I’m Russian, who lives (and works and does lots of other things :) in the Netherlands. I used to work as a researcher, studying social media, changing workplace, knowledge and learning. In my work I bring together my experiences of facilitating learning and managing change, my interest in technologies and my passion for understanding how people work.
I like travelling: the fun of moving around, the exposure to different cultures, but mostly the learning that comes through juxtaposition and attempts to understand the logic of things observed in a local context. I ask “why?” a lot. Could be annoying for some, but this is my way of learning about the world around me. When not working, I’m at playgrounds – learning from my kids how to enjoy life by converting everyday objects into playthings.