Index

Investing

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Moth Fund

MF aims to increase the agency of exceptional individuals using venture capital. I write about the future and interview high agency humans (Moth Minds) on a semi-regular basis.

MM.01 Alana Newhouse: EIC of Tablet Magazine

Q2.23 Good artists copy, great artists steal

Q4.23 The lost charisma of capitalism

Q3.23 How to be a kid that goes places

Q2.23 Good artists copy, great artists steal

Q1.23 Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise

MFM.02 Metatechnology and cultures of innovation

MFM.01 Gen(Z)eralism and what software eats next

Editor-in-chief of Tablet Magazine. Alana Newhouse

Deepfakes, Capitalism, & Complacency

Examining the relationship between humans and technology

Interviews

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Moth Minds

Interviews with high-agency humans.

Managing Partner at Compound. Michael Dempsey

Founder & CEO of Universe. Joseph Cohen

Principal at Benchmark. Blake Robbins

Founder & CEO of Universe. Joseph Cohen

Co-founder & CEO of Browser Company. Josh Miller

Founder of Quizlet. Andrew Sutherland

Partner at Benchmark. Blake Robbins

Former Head of Marketing at Notion. Camille Ricketts

Co-founder & CEO of Entrepreneur First. Matt Clifford

Serial entrepreneur & investor. Justin Mares

Former COO of Stripe. Claire Hughes Johnson

Investor & entrepreneur. Daniel Gross

Audience of One: Investing in People and Writing

Interviewee. With Spencer Kier

Sane New World: On ways of seeing

Interviewee. With Ida Josefiina

Narratives: Cultivating agency

Interviewee. With Will Jarvis

Seed to Harvest: Moth Fund

Interviewee. With Paige Finn Doherty

Betaworks: Creativity and Tools for Thinking

Interviewee. With Sam Arbesman and Jerry Michalski

Metamuse: Computers and Creativity

Interviewee. With Adam Wiggins and Mark McGranaghan

Writing

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Mind Mud

I write essays pretty often — usually putting myself under a microscope to better understand how human beings work.

How do you chart your change? checking in

Stuff I learned and was wrong about in 2023 Deliberate

Do you believe in the value of your voice? Confidence

What is femininity and how do we use it? Complementary

Are you watching yourself through others' eyes? Women

Is figuring out who you are a waste? (Self) concept

What is your relationship to reality? Conviction

Stuff I learned and was wrong about in 2021 Chapters

How do you frame freedom for yourself? Commitments

Are you critical enough of your self-criticisms? Critical

What are you going to do with your time? Callings

Will you explore or will you exploit? Concentration

Why are we so wimpy? Courage

Is it speed or certainty that you crave? Certainty

Are you quiet or are you scared? Communication

How do we care for the people we love? Compassion

Why We Crave Software With Style Over “Branding”

Essay. Op-ed published by a16z Future

Computers & Creativity

Research. How can digital creative tools be co-creators?

Scaling the personal grantmaking sector

Research. Investing in individuals creates more companies

Personal peopling principles

Notes. Stuff I'm stubborn about

Deepfakes, Capitalism, & Complacency

Examining the relationship between humans and technology

Curation

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Milky

I send a monthly(ish) newsletter of things I've found interesting. Consider it a bouquet of links from a friend — mainly focused on humans, investing, and media.

January 2024. Morals

September 2023. Movement

August 2023. Memorable

June 2023. Mastery

February 2023. Models

January 2023. Measured

December 2022. Multitudes

November 2022. Mirrors

July 2022. Meaning-making

May 2022. Messages

April 2022. Magically

February 2022. Momentary

December 2021. Motion

November 2021. Modest

October 2021. Merely

Computing history hub

A resource for learning about the history of computing

Mud

Documenting the things that have shaped my taste in ideas

Questions

A few questions that I'm particularly interested in right now

Teaching

A bit of background on my interest in teaching and learning

Images

A feed of my most recent explorations in photo and video

Work

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Stripe Press

Edited stories about technology

Figma

Worked on collaboration and community product

The Browser Company

Designed tools and wrote stories

Notion

Spun up a home for software creations and wrote words

Peak Design

Designing for design-enthusiasts (and the environment)

Pogo

Led zero-to-one product design on a consumer fintech app

Discovery Plus

Designed for Discovery's first streaming platform

Entireworld

Visuals and art direction for a new era fashion brand

education
Digital Media & Entrepreneurship
BA, 2019 — 2021