Andy Matuschak

Andy Matuschak

Creating tools for thought

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Welcome to the community! In addition to making my work possible, you'll get access to:
  • ~monthly essays and behind-the-scenes updates
  • beta and preview releases of my work
  • office hours twice a month, where you can get help or feedback on your work, or just hang out with the community


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Become a centi-grantmaker: 400 patrons at this level would fund the equivalent of a typical NSF research grant for junior faculty.

This tier adds:
  • the Lab Mailroom: a private email address you can contact for feedback or reactions to your projects or questions


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At this level, you'll become a major sponsor of my work.

As a token of thanks, I offer at this tier:
  • inclusion in a prominent sponsor section in newly-published projects and essays
  • if you'd like, an annual 1:1 call to discuss your projects



About Andy Matuschak

Hi there! I believe that computers can radically expand humanity's creative and intellectual capacity—and that we've barely scratched the surface of what's possible here. My research aspires to mine deeper veins, searching for new kinds of transformative tools for thought.

For the past few years I've been focused on augmenting human memory and attention: see Quantum CountryHow can we build transformative tools for thought?, and Orbit for more.

But if you're here, you probably already know something about my work! What you may not know is that I'm an independent researcher. My work is funded through a crowdfunded research grant, from people like you.

If you enjoy my work, I invite you to become a member of my lab community. Apart from making my work possible, you'll get ~monthly patron-only essays and early access to my projects. I record audio versions of the essays if you prefer to listen in podcast form. You'll also be invited to regular office hours, where I'm happy to offer help or feedback on projects.

Think of your contribution not as a "tip"—buying me a coffee in appreciation—but as "grantmaking": crowdfunding a research program. Can we crowdfund full-time research in tools for thought? I don't think it's ever been done before! I'd be grateful for your help in running the experiment.


PS: Prefer to donate crypto? I can receive donations at:
BTC: 3LDpUk5UmMzvt3M8BLrRfLRjjuoGqxYLeW
ETH: 0x8B8B7d68d2480eA6AEE3290615bB9911f7BdfeE1
Please note that due to limitations in Patreon, I can't give crypto donors access to patron-only content. Please send me an email at [email protected] to say hello if you've made a donation.
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Crowdfunded NSF CAREER research grant
When we hit this goal, we will have crowdfunded the equivalent of an NSF CAREER grant—a common "starter" grant for junior faculty in the sciences. This level of funding would clearly demonstrate that crowdsourced research funding is possible at a professional level. Around this point, funding will safely extend beyond my expenses, and I can begin to spend it on accelerating my work.
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