Hi I'm Anson!
Welcome to my humble abode. This website is full of Easter eggs. Let me know if you find any :)
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
- hired teams and built software tools at Contrary
- worked on pricing, safety infrastructure, and made noise about protected bike lanes at Culdesac
I haven't listed everything, but my favorite experiments of whimsy include...
- studying systems design engineering & philosophy at Waterloo
- chasing the tail of my reading list
- flexing my filmmaking muscles by shipping small experiments
- climate media
- interaction design, placemaking on the web
- throwing bomb ass dinner parties
- ineffective zoning
- progress studies
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.
This year, I'm pivoting from software to work on film (AHHH), specifically documentary film-making about housing policy, climate, and progress. I love software, but this path demands to be explored.
Who we end up becoming is largely influenced by those we spar with. Here are a couple people that I owe a lot to
Jacky •Joss •Liam •Jennifer •Jasmine •Cam •Henry •Lyn •Morgan
And people that I've absorbed much from
Hank & John •Bret •Devine •Linus •Rob•Vannevar•