This Phy-d’eau web site houses some of my writing, interests, and creative endeavours. I’m Joshua Chalifour. I live in Montréal, Québec, Canada where I work as an academic librarian.

I launched the phydeau.org site in August 1998 and with a different purpose than it has today. Some of the creative experimentation I’d used it for is still here, quite old, and not necessarily representative of my current writing or thinking. It’s useful to consider change, even when it provokes cringing, so I leave some things.

For more, see my other blogs or websites:

  • Chroknowlogy includes my research interests as an academic librarian
  • Know Fore provides practical information and tips to use library resources for academic research
  • Adomoc is an abstract strategy boardgame, which I conceived and developed with Mike Keigher
  • UnKindness Of Ravens is an old experimental music ensemble

My epic will be a taxonomy of invisible rules that enable, starting with birth. Enjoy.

Other Interests