Explorable Explanations

ENVIRONMENT ⇆ ECONOMY

A lot of people – on all ends of the political spectrum – believe it's the environment versus the economy. Climate versus capitalism. Mother Nature versus markets. I've run out of alliterations, but my point is: what if this isn't a zero-sum game? What if we could find win-win solutions – ways to…


LOOPY: A Post-Mortem

Loops changed my life. Three years ago, I picked up a copy of Donella Meadows' Thinking In Systems. The core idea of her book is this: we humans tend to think of the world in linear cause-and-effect – X causes Y, Y causes Z, and so on. But the world is…



Why Simulate?

When most people hear the word “simulation”, they probably think about The Matrix, and whether we're all living in a simulation or something. But real simulations are made for a purpose. They're created to figure out the past, improve the present, or explore possible futures. So the good news is,…


First Draft - I'd Like To Be A Machine

Back when I was a Computer Science student, stuck in my stress & sadness... I just wished I could kill my emotions, represented here as a fat gecko named Sticky. Why couldn't I be more like Spock or Sherlock? I'd be so much more efficient without all these darn emotions…