Alex Dunedin is the technical manager of the Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies (ScoTs) and journal Gitanjali and Beyond, the peer-reviewed open-access international journal, promoting creative writing, artistic expression and research on Rabindranath Tagore’s work and life, his circle and his impact.
An educationalist and independent researcher, he has been director of the Ragged University project inspired by the successes of the Ragged Schools and cultural traditions of free education which span the globe and history of human beings. Working in community contexts and taking a view that education is rooted in human development, he has drawn inspiration from the open and intercultural visions of Rabindranath Tagore and Professor Bashabi Fraser in formulating educational activities in which everyone is welcomed to play a part.
As a technical manager he carries out duties of building, updating and maintaining websites so that the work of Professor Fraser and colleagues is available and promoted online. He specialises in high efficiency, ecologically built websites which have a high performance measure ensuring that the world can readily access the intellectual and cultural contributions which have formed around the legacy of the great educator, poet and polymath Rabindranath Tagore.
As well as this he provides active security management of the websites, typesetting of the Gitanjali and Beyond journal along with audio and video production of the cultural events. As director of the Social Server initiative, he takes the view that supporting academics, individuals, communities and organisations that create public value in the world is a practice of dharma.
He feels grateful for the opportunity to work with so many inspired people and get the chance to learn about the fascinating and important legacy of Rabindranath Tagore