I am excited about the field of Coolabilities. When I first learned about the field from Vint Cert and Guido van Nispen in 2019, everything in my world changed. As a young adult, I was diagnosed with Hyperlexia, among other things and could mostly only see the disadvantages in the way I had to adapt to the world around me. I have now come to understand the gifts my diagnosis brings. After researching inside this space for the last five years, I am on fire for the exciting future possibilities.
I co-wrote this piece with the beautiful human Shannon Mullen O’Keefe of the Museum of Ideas. Together we spent months exploring what we wanted to share about this emerging field, and what seemed most important was to tell the human story. A human with a neurodivergent diagnosis can possess superpowers; not everyone but many do, and we should be paying attention to what this can mean for all. It was magical to explore an idea through thought and research and conversation. Thank you Shannon!
Also, please know The People-Centered Internet (PCI) Coolabilities website will go live in Spring 2023. Additionally, I will co-produce with Guido van Nispen a book on Coolabilities in early 2024 with the Innovation for Jobs (i4j) / PCI Community.
I am thrilled to play in this Coolabilities space with so many incredible thinkers.
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