CJ Fearnley is a comprehensive anticipatory design scientist and an explorer in Universe.
CJ was an early leader in the adoption and implementation of Linux and Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in Philadelphia. In 1993, he recognized the emerging value of the Linux operating system. Through his leadership position in the Philadelphia Area Computer Society (PACS), he began introducing Linux to organizations in the Greater Philadelphia region. At PACS, he organized monthly presentations on Linux and FOSS and wrote 29 columns in the organization's print periodical, The Databus. He then founded and helped build Philadelphia's premiere Linux user group, the Philadelphia area Linux User Group (PLUG), where he continues to facilitate its first Wednesday meetings. After helping to establish a community and culture for Linux and FOSS in Philadelphia, CJ started building his first company, LinuxForce, to be the "go-to" firm for organizations wanting to realize the promise and power of Linux. LinuxForce is a leading technology services provider specializing in the development, implementation, management and support of Linux-based systems, with a particular expertise in Debian GNU/Linux. LinuxForce provides remote Linux systems management services to clients including The Franklin Institute Science Museum, the Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, and theThe Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia.
In addition, CJ Fearnley has applied his organizational and leadership talent to building Buckminster Fuller's legacy. CJ published an essay "Reading Synergetics: Some Tips" to help students of Fuller's magnum opus, "Synergetics: Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking", wade through that complex, multi-dimensional tome. He started maintaining "The R. Buckminster Fuller FAQ" on the Internet in 1994. His work on Buckminster Fuller was featured in an extensive interview published by Dome Magazine in 1999. In 2002 CJ started building the Synergetics Collaborative (SNEC) as an organization to bring together people with an interest in Synergetics' methods and principles in workshops, symposia, seminars, and other meetings.
CJ received his BA in Mathematical Sciences and Philosophy from Binghamton University in 1989 where he was a Regents Scholar and has done graduate work at Drexel University. CJ was named to the Philadelphia Business Journal's 2006 "40 Under 40" List as one of the region's most accomplished young professionals.
Areas of Expertise
Buckminster Fuller, Synergetics, Debian GNU/Linux, Mathematics, Geometry
An idea worth spreading
Synergetics is Humanity's best tool to help re-coordinate our conceptual bearings to meet the challenge of making the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time without ecological problems or the disadvantage to anyone. Synergetics is Buckminster Fuller's system of comprehensive thinking. The full text is on-line. The Synergetics Collaborative is building on this important work.
I'm passionate about
Synergetics, the Design Science Revolution, Mathematics, Geometry, Debian GNU/Linux
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Synergetics, Buckminster Fuller, Debian GNU/Linux, Mathematics, Geometry, Model Thinking, Comprehensive Anticipatory Design Science, Open Educational Resources