Glen Chiacchieri has worked at the MIT Media Lab on Scratch, at Dynamicland with Bret Victor, and is now becoming a psychotherapist. He’s known for his Legible Mathematics essay, his Flowsheets programming prototypes, and the Laser Socks game, among many other projects.
In this conversation, we discuss:
how he grounds his research in compassion,
the tradeoffs between working on the “model vs UI” of programming,
his software-company-in-the-making, based on Flowsheets,
our shared dream for the future of open-source READMEs,
and how Dynamicland does and does not point towards the future.