Barbara Ganley recently left higher education to set up the nonprofit, Digital Explorations, dedicated to helping rural towns in the United States explore the impact of social media on physical community, through the creation of downtown Centers for Community Digital Exploration. Previously she taught writing at Middlebury College where she explored creative dissonance across formal and informal contexts through the use of social media within writing classrooms. Her research and artistic interests include the multimedia Web essay and restory, and slow-blogging as a vehicle for personal expression, community-building, and connected learning. She situates herself at the slow-blogging, out-of-school-altogether end of edupunk. You can find her blogging here at bgblogging.wordpress.com.