J. Ryan Stinnett

Exploring how to make programs more malleable and computing more humane

Now

This is a snapshot of what’s on my mind right now.

Malleable systems

Modern computing is far too rigid. Applications can only function in preset ways determined by some far away team. I am currently exploring how to make programs more malleable and computing more humane so that anyone can reshape, extend, compose, and share new functionality in ways that were never anticipated or planned for. I hope to restore some of the magic that mainstream computing has forgotten and give people more power to create the computing environment that works for them.

While I have many ideas I would like to explore in this field, I’ve realised that I’d like to first ensure there is a community space in which to discuss the various ideas of malleable software. For the last few months, I’ve been organising the Malleable Systems Collective, which I hope can become such a place.

If these ideas interest you, I encourage you to check out the collective. I would also appreciate any and all feedback on this, so please feel free to contact me via email, Matrix, Twitter, or whatever way you prefer.

This page was inspired by Derek Sivers.