You should know about Ethan Mitchell. He’s one of my fellow long-time Not Back to School Camp staffers and the kind of guy who speaks more languages than you could list in a minute, who teaches fascinating workshops on types of infinity, reconstructing Otzi’s last meal, and a hundred other topics. He’s the kind of guy who, on his own steam, and largely in place of a more formal education, read for four hours and wrote for four hours every day between the ages of 13 and 31, and still somehow managed to learn how build houses, mine gold, sculpt marble, write code, and who knows what else. And despite all that, he is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. 

Ethan is doing some research on experiences of education via this survey. It takes between 10 and 30 minutes. I did it and found it interesting in a thinking-about-your-life kind of way. If you have a little time, please fill it out. And if you know someone else who might, please pass on the link to them.

Other ways to get to know Ethan are his newsletter, Hebdromedary, which is a nerdy delight that only he could write (sign up here), and this interview by Blake Boles.

His home page is also worth taking a look at. These days its mostly a list of recent classes he’s taught.