Hi I'm Anson!

Welcome to my humble abode :) I once had a fancy website but wanted something a
little more simple. This site is made without an ounce of JS.

Past

In past lives, I...

  • grew up on a blueberry farm
  • led a charity to raise $200k for kids with disabilities
  • started a beekeeping club
  • edited documentaries for TV channels
  • tinkered my way to the podium at 8 hackathons
  • worked on open source software for non-profits

My favorite experiments of whimsy include...

  • livestreaming a run wearing 62 t-shirts
  • playing We're Not Really Strangers with actual strangers
  • making AR filters of family members for my grandma
  • writing letters to friends
  • taking 400 photos of bread for an online shop
  • making 3 pun videos (cringe warning)

Present

I'm currently...

  • studying systems design engineering & philosophy at Waterloo
  • building software tools at Contrary
  • working on governance/community engagement software at Culdesac
  • chasing the tail of my reading list
  • taking a photo of every dog that passes my window

I'm also embarassingly active on Curius, where I save my favorite articles. I also keep a running log of all the books I've read. Aside from that, I also think a lot about...

  • participatory governance
  • climate media
  • digital placemaking
  • funding public goods
  • progress studies
  • procedural generative art

If any of those tickle your fancy, please reach out! I'm always looking to befriend people who are as kind as they are ambitious, and as thoughtful as they are optimistic.

Future

In the upcoming year, I am...

  • resolving to ship more film and art
  • putting more time into relationships
  • bringing the energy wherever I go :)

Who we end up becoming is largely influenced by those we spar with. Here are a couple people that I owe a lot to

JackyJossLiamJenniferJasmineCamHenry

And people that I've absorbed much from

Hank & JohnBretDevineSzymonLinusMollyRob