I think of my practice as a “little lab” — an indie research lab-of-one. I work on various experiments and projects exploring the interfaces we think with, and publish lab notes, essays, experiments, a newsletter, and member updates.
You can help fund this work by becoming a member of the Little Lab. It’s like an annual membership to your favorite museum: you support its core work, and as a member, you get special access to it.
For the last several years, I've been exploring the operating system of the future. I believe personal computing harbors a lot of untapped potential. My experiments tinker with new and renewed concepts in search of that potential. As I go, my Lab Notes document these concepts and experiments.
This membership program is now in its second year. You can read more about how its first year went in my annual update from the start of 2023.
In member updates, I share demos of works-in-progress, often discussing what I’d like to see improved before I share these projects more publicly. The first explores OLLOS, an itemized environment that organizes your things on the dimension of time.
This work has also produced an open source implementation of an idea from a lab note, and one long-form essay, The Potential Merits of an Itemized OS. The next essay is in the works now, and it should be published this year.
During its first year, the primary member perk was a Member Magazine, of which two issues were published, with around 15k words between the two of them. Members get access to these as PDFs and EPUBs. You can preview these in the member portal, though only members will be able to sign in to follow the download links.
With your support, more of this work becomes possible, as I can dedicate more time to independent research, writing, and collaborations. If this is something you want to see more of in the world, consider supporting my work with a membership. This is an experiment in community-funded research, something I’d love to see more of in the world as well.
Launching the membership program for its first year, this page used to say: “There’s more I can do with this research — exploring more questions, experimenting with more concepts, and publishing more writing and prototypes.” I’m proud to say that has since come to fruition. Thanks for helping make that possible.