👋 I’m Spencer, a creative technologist, and I use this space to share my explorations into more human-oriented, communal, agencyful technology and my various forays into creative endeavors (poems, fashion, etc.)
I’m interested in how humans think, connect, and create, and how we can use those properties to build a better world and society for us and our future generations. I also have an interest in writing fiction because I think fiction provides a framework to imagine a drastically different sort of world. I want to bridge the idealistic what-ifs of fiction with the pragmatic steps to make it happen in the real world.
Currently, I’m interested broadly in the following:
how we can give users more agency in the software they use or are used by every day and what does a healthy relationship with technology look like?
how do we create software that encourages tinkering and authentic expression, where making crazy connections is necessary rather than a nuisance?
people over systems
what sort of systems do we need to create a society that cares about enabling every person to live with the privilege to pursue their dreams and create something that they can truly own?
how do we create environments that provide a low-pressure context for people to fail and learn and scale that trust beyond small local communities?
how do we live more fully and intensely and learn to trust ourselves to express ourselves without caveats?
Check out all my stuff on my website! I write for emotional resonance so please reply and engage—I love to respond to questions and comments :)