Michael Nagle is very interested in how people develop and learn. In the Boston area he created a series of educational programs for elementary aged children inspired by the works of constructionism and environment-as-learning-culture inspired by the works of Papert, Holt, and Montessori. That work lives on in an alternative school in the area. He also co-founded a scientifically focused community center that ran as an alternative community college for four years in the area. At present he is interested both in how technology can bring deep learning to a wider audience, and what these principles means for adults in their own lives.