Hi, I’m Sim.
This is where you get what I make, like my deep chats podcast SimOnAir, my ◐ Exposures photo essays, and a newsletter that won’t turn you into a tech zombie.
Me in 30 seconds
Back when algorithm was academic vernacular and not part of a kindergartener’s basic vocabulary, I somehow paid the bills as a:
- Pre-algorithmic YouTuber.
- Senior Correspondent on Comedy Central.
- Public radio host and producer.
- Random things: Anime voice actor in “Neon Genesis Evangelion,” “Gundam,” “Code Geass,” improv teacher—and more.
- Corporate Creative Producer & Director.
All of this when the largest language model I could use was the one inside my brain.
That's because I’ve always enjoyed self-producing my work through writing, design, coding, recording, acting, and editing.
In my early 20s, I studied as an industrial designer and linguist (not in English) but became neither: I performed and taught improvisation on stage for almost a decade across continents and historical theaters—while also graduating from YCombinator’s Startup School.
I am a big fan of tech that empowers you without turning you into a minion.
Even if we can't touch it, data is part of our environment. You recycle because you don’t want you and your kids to live in a dumpster: so why ignore the way we treat data?
I spend a lot of time pondering how tools shape our lives and relationships: That’s why I produced over 40 hours of intimate audio conversations with exceptional guests from Pixar, Google, The Second City, and more.
“Metaphorically speaking, a person's ideas must be the building he lives in—otherwise there is something terribly wrong.”
— Søren Kierkegaard
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