hi! i'm spencer
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creative technologist, developer of poetics, dream researcher

Dreaming, wandering, laughing, and thinking about...
  • creative agency
    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?
  • soft tech
    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?
  • authentic expression
    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?
  • living fully
    how do we live more fully and intensely and learn to trust ourselves to express ourselves without caveats?

I'm proud of...
  • Packs Ecosystem: A platform and ecosystem for extending the functionality of Coda by connecting to external services and taking action on data. Makes Coda better achieve a promise of interoperability and being an operating layer on top of all your existing data from anywhere.
  • Towards a Digital Pluriverse: An interactive, participatory essay proposing the "pluriverse" as a new banner for the community to rally around for how we look at imagining a "new web." It is co-created with visitors and readers of the site.
  • Custom Templates: empowered anyone to create a template on Coda, a reusable and shareable set of components, to streamline common workflows, share personal tools with their team, and adopt practices from the wider community in their own doc.
  • tiny internets: a research inquiry on what does a more natural, soft, and quiet internet look like, one where public spaces are actively shaped by us to not only use but live in? Explored during the Interact Residency and created browser extension explroing different avenues for intimacy with beta users, including digital geocaching, commuting, and time capsules.
  • Everyday Magic essay for reboot on the magic of the technology and why we need to and how we make it accessible to everyone.
  • 100 mini-essays: A collection of 100 posts I've written in 2021, comprising personal essays, poems, short stories, and more.
  • My Fits Stream, an auto-stream of my daily outfits.

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