Blog posts about technology

Pathfinders Newmoonsletter, July 2024

We try to escape the AI rat race by slowing down & playing with time. We listen for storms brewing in the distance while harvesting corn that might reveal diverse rainbow visions of our tech futures.

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When thinking outside the box, don't forget to think outside the present

In product design, the methodologies you're likely using don't typically invite you to think outside the present. Let's explore how nurturing a curiosity for the past and thinking further into the future can help you deepen your understanding of people's needs and design more resilient solutions.

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Pathfinders Podcast tries to computationally tickle AI chatbots to help us think different

In the latest episode of Pathfinders Podcast, we experiment with woo prompting and computationally ticking AI assistants to become questioning rather than just answering machines.

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Pathfinders Newmoonsletter, June 2024

While uncle Sam, Mark & co. need you to feed their AI golem armies, we share recipes for home-made software, look for plurality & weirdness online, challenge AI companies to think different, and more.

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Pathfinders Podcast explores weird online communal gardens

In the latest episode of Pathfinders Podcast, we explore paths to online spaces where we can be weird and playful together so that we can co-create a more diverse and resilient tech future.

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Pathfinders Newmoonsletter, May 2024

This new moon, we counter the AI-assisted dematerialisation of the workforce and disembodiment of knowledge by delving into weirdness, grandmotherly wisdom, communal gardens, a new podcast, and more.

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Introducing the Pathfinders Podcast

At Tethix, we planted a new podcast for all wondering wanderers, eager to explore paths to better tech futures, together. Tune in every waning moon as I reflect on the lunacy of tech in the company of my fellow firekeeper Mathew Mytka.

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Earth Day reflections

This Earth Day, I see yet another "Severe weather" alert on my phone. On LinkedIn, the algorithm keeps boosting the usual posts about productivity and growth, while green companies brag about using resource-hungry LLMs, and every text field on the web now seems eager to rewrite my thoughts using AI…

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Pathfinders Newmoonsletter, April 2024

We play responsibility hot potato with Big Tech as we try to understand how AI is supposed to benefit humanity when being raised under poor parental guidance and a nutritionally deficient data diet.

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Pathfinders Newmoonsletter, March 2024

We look for playfulness as AI golems track mud everywhere, white people get upset for the wrong reasons, and companies attempt to further abdicate responsibility by blaming it on the AI chatbot.

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Meet ETHOS: A Seedling for Reflective Tech Practice with Big Dreams

At Tethix, we have a big vision for ETHOS, the Ethical Tension and Health Operating System. We’re now starting this journey with a seedling app that can help you cultivate a daily reflective practice.

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Pathfinders Newmoonsletter, February 2024

As the new moon rises, we ponder AI, AGI, and NGI by taking notes from Swifties, deal with cognitive dissonance, take a sneak peek at ETHOS, and glance up into the sky and future for inspiration.

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