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.

Joining Ought

Positioning Elements & Scrollytelling in CSS

The Block-Paved Path to Structured Data

Building a Second Brain: The Illustrated Notes

Interoperable Personal Libraries and Ad Hoc Reading Groups

The Eponymous Laws of Programming

Neologisms

Frequently Asked Questions

The Finest Narrative Non-Fiction Essays

A Picture Worth a Thousand Programmes

Pink, Soft, Glittering Developers

The Best Illustration Books and Courses

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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A Small Matter of Programming

A Small Matter of Programming

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Dancing Skeletons

Dancing Skeletons

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Ethnography #9

Ethnography #9

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Blockchain Chicken Farm

Blockchain Chicken Farm

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Don't Sleep There are Snakes

Don't Sleep There are Snakes

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The Essence of Software

The Essence of Software

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Human-Machine Reconfigurations: Plans and Situated Actions

Human-Machine Reconfigurations: Plans and Situated Actions

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The Ministry for the Future

The Ministry for the Future