Maggie makes visual essays about programming, design, and anthropology.

Designer, anthropologist, and mediocre developer
Currently leading design at

The Garden

A digital garden is a collection of imperfect notes, essays, and ideas growing slowly over time. Learn more

Essays

Opinionated, longform narrative writing with an agenda

Notes

Loose, unopinionated notes on things I don’t entirely understand yet.

Speculative Calendar Events

Squish Meets Structure: Designing with Language Models

Language Model Sketchbook, or Why I Hate Chatbots

Talk: The Expanding Dark Forest and Generative AI

Neologisms

Teenage Skeuomorphic Desktop Designs

Reverse Outlining with Language Models

Empty Pointers and Constellations of AI

The Dark Forest and the Cozy Web

A Digital Anthropology Reading List

Joining Ought

Positioning Elements & Scrollytelling in CSS

Patterns

Design patterns gathered from my own observations and research.

Library

Books I’ve read and books I like the idea of having read.

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Being You: A New Science of Consciousness

Being You: A New Science of Consciousness

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Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

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The Weirdest People in the World

The Weirdest People in the World

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The Empathy Diaries

The Empathy Diaries

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Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking

Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking

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Subprime Attention Crisis

Subprime Attention Crisis

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The New Media Reader

The New Media Reader

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The Dawn of Everything

The Dawn of Everything