Jon-Kyle

heyo, this is me 👇

i live in Los Angeles and am working towards better ways of inhabiting environment, time, and networks (or something)


hmu

currently looking for the right full time interface design and development position on a product

say hello i never tweet

previous #work and #projects #pastlife

between 2009–2016 i was part of the team behind Cargo (aka Cargo Collective), a personal publishing tool

i was the first full time hire, contributing to design and development

specifically the admin interface, creating new designs, and establishing the foundation for others to customize their css and html

funny to watch that loop above, it’s simultaneously like 100 years ago but still so near to this moment


jammed w/ LOT on the page for 2046 LAB

also hosted a lifestream session — was very jet lagged in a hotel lobby but was mellow

doing my best to be still, always forward 🏴

visit 2046 LAB watch the lifestream

made an app called Kawara, which is all about establishing a cadence for life and the things you want (or don’t want) to remember

it’s just a start. i plan to work on it for the next 10 years

part of that is because it doesn’t demand attention and i find myself not really using it. that’s actually a feature i’m still learning to understand

visit kawara

for the devheads: it’s a native iOS app, using SwiftUI and CloudKit

SwiftUI 😍

NSPersistentCloudKitContainer 🤦‍♂️ fml


designed and programmed a featured editorial for Bloomberg Businessweek about Ethereum

take a look

initiated a series of relaxed afternoons about distributed networks and culture called Peer-to-Peer Web

browse the archive

instances popped up at Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (LA), School for Poetic Computation (nyc), and Trust (berlin)

big shoutout to the collaborators it wouldn’t have been possible without, specifically Louis and Callil


i’ve also frequently contributed to development for Folder Studio projects, including 2Pac.com, Morphosis Architects, East of Borneo, Machine Project, and Dublab


some other work includes…

a project for Google Arts & Culture and Es Devlin with Kyle McDonald and Parag Mital

a few microsites for Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) (RIP)

endless 80s nyc, an anthology of independent NYC record labels during the ’80s.

and shattered streams, an ephemeral month-long stream of 24 hour loops contributed by artists including William Basinski, Fennesz, Klara Lewis, Beatrice Dillon, Kuedo, John Roberts, Kara-Lis Coverdale, and more

loops would degrade in real-time w/ in-browser processing until dissapearing completely


#writing and #interviews

my Year According To list for the Walker Art Center, Paprika! for the Yale School of Architecture, a co-interview by Geoff Manaugh of BLDGBLOG and Nicola Twilley for The Atlantic, and a scene report for Are.na about the The Decentralized Web Summit

i’ve also spoken a bit, like at MozFest by Mozilla, Processing Day, and Evening Class


other things

more recently I walked 2650 miles from mexico to canada along the Pacific Crest Trail

it took four months and was life changing, altho if you do anything else that repetitive non stop for four months it’d prob be too

totally fucked my sense of distance and duration and mind and body

the most sci-fi thing i’ve ever experienced


i also play some music, mostly collaborating with anenon, and a few other things

some standout performances include MOCA (Los Angeles), The Broad Museum (Los Angeles), Human Resources (Los Angeles), Echoes (London), The Fillmore (San Fransisco), Rewire x Korzo (Den Haag), Le Rocher de Palmer (Bordeaux), Kantine am Berghain (Berlin), Madeiradig (Madeira), and RBMA Fest (NYC)


o here is the first thing i ever put on the internet lol

pretty sure i was 10

#futurelife

let’s see

say hello