Christopher T. Ogden

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Hello! You’ve reached the personal site of Christopher Ogden. I’m a software developer with too many side projects. I originally chose to major in CS so that I could bring my ideas to fruition through code. I see myself as a generalist and lament the split of western intellectual endeavors into “the two cultures” of science and the humanities.

Exploring Ideas

Here are some topics I’d like to explore (on this blog and elsewhere):

  • Design - responsive web design, architecture, the role of design in the modern world, and “What is design?”
  • Alternative economies - Gratipay, Patreon, Kickstarter, Etsy, the ransom funding model, and P2P/collaborative consumption
  • Scientific computing and biotechnology - I’m fascinated by the (now defunct) Nemaload project, despite understanding none of it
  • Geoinformatics - reading Charlie Loyd’s blog (and newsletter!) has me fascinated with the field of GIS and remote sensing
  • Journalism - investigative journalism, slow big picture “stories”, drone and sensor journalism, and citizen journalism
  • Participatory government - Brickstarter, civic hacking, and open data
  • Publishing - small presses, art books, content management systems, and collaborative writing systems (e.g. Editorially)
  • Education/learning - better textbooks (and other resources), education reform, MOOCs, apprenticeships, and
  • Electronics - I got an Arduino one Christmas
  • Reading - I read a lot, but not enough; I’m trying to read more books and longform
  • Farmsteading - aquaponics, cash crops, organic farming, orchards, small animals, and beekeeping


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