Jon Gold

is creating technology for mind, body, spirit & planet

13

patrons

$164

per month
Hey! I’m Jon Gold - an independent artist, musician & technology researcher living in Northern California.

Who I am

 I fundamentally believe that technology can be used to radically empower the way we communicate and create. My work explores new models of interaction with computation, often through the lens of the design process.
Here are some highlights over the years:

What I’m working on now

As of Spring 2019, I’m tugging on threads in the following buckets:
🧠 Mind: technology that works in service to human values. technology that augments the creative process & enables flow states, without ruining what it means to be creative.
💪 Body: empowering holistic health
👁 Spirit: AI that takes cues from the mystical experience & AI that nudges us towards spiritual liberation
🌎 Planet: technology in service of Mother Earth
Additionally, I’m passionate about talking about burnout, curiosity-vs-fear, and creative unblocking. I want your story to be told and your spirit to soar.

Why Patreon?

I recently left my job at a Big Tech Company to recenter my life. Looking back through my career, one theme stood out more than anything: my best work comes from independent, undirected research. Additionally, I love owning my research and sharing it freely and widely. NDAs, IP grants and corporate PR don’t work for me.
My shared ideas & writings have driven product direction at for-profit companies & even inspired entire startups to form. I adore seeing this happen, and my primary motivation is to keep inventing cool things and sharing them with the community without worrying about Business Stuff 📈.
I’d just love it if I could keep sharing my best work and pay rent at the same time.

What to expect

This is an experiment into how I can live life in an authentic & integrated way - I’m excited to play with different media formats to share myself with you.
My longer essays take forever to write - but with time to dedicate to them I’m hoping to share deep insights every month or two.
Along the way, I’ll be sharing regular Patron-only posts, videos, and behind-the-scenes snippets.

In light & gratitude,
Jon 
Boulder Creek, California
March 2019
Tiers
Tip jar
$1 or more per month

Thank you for supporting my journey!

9K Gold Patron
$5 or more per month

📝 Patron-only posts

📱 Behind-the-scenes snippets on Lens

🙏 You will be featured on jon.gold/patrons

1-on-1 monthly chat (for individuals)
$64 or more per month only 4 left

Everything above, plus a private 1-on-1 video chat with me, for 1 hour every month.


Like coaching but chiller. We can talk about whatever's on your mind. I can offer advice, check in on your goals, gently prod you with questions, or just sit and listen to you.


If we're in the same town, I'd also love to meet up in person!


If you are a for-profit company, please see the next tier down!

1-on-1 monthly chat (for companies)
$250 or more per month only 3 left

Hello for-profit companies! In line with my interpretation of late-capitalism, you can purchase my brain by the hour.


This gets you a private 1-on-1 video chat with me, for 1 hour every month.


Like consulting but chiller. We can talk about whatever's on your mind: I can answer questions about my work & outlook, give you feedback on the things you're building, or ask you probing questions.


If we're in the same town, I'd also love to meet up in person!

20K Gold Patron
$420 or more per month only 2 left

thank you thank you thank you — you're directly enabling my practice and keeping my calendar free from having a "real job".

I'll prominently share my gratitude for you & your company in everything I do - let's talk about what that might look like.


Plus:

👋 Personal video welcome

📅 Receive early access to my essays

🤔 Ask questions for a monthly Q&A post

🧠 Access my private research boards on are.na

📝 Patron-only posts

📱 Behind-the-scenes snippets on Lens

🙏 You will be featured on jon.gold/patrons

Goals
$164 of $1,000 per month
Rent in a reasonably priced city

I would love to be independent for the long-haul - getting to $1k/month would allow me to hunker down and create.
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Hey! I’m Jon Gold - an independent artist, musician & technology researcher living in Northern California.

Who I am

 I fundamentally believe that technology can be used to radically empower the way we communicate and create. My work explores new models of interaction with computation, often through the lens of the design process.
Here are some highlights over the years:

What I’m working on now

As of Spring 2019, I’m tugging on threads in the following buckets:
🧠 Mind: technology that works in service to human values. technology that augments the creative process & enables flow states, without ruining what it means to be creative.
💪 Body: empowering holistic health
👁 Spirit: AI that takes cues from the mystical experience & AI that nudges us towards spiritual liberation
🌎 Planet: technology in service of Mother Earth
Additionally, I’m passionate about talking about burnout, curiosity-vs-fear, and creative unblocking. I want your story to be told and your spirit to soar.

Why Patreon?

I recently left my job at a Big Tech Company to recenter my life. Looking back through my career, one theme stood out more than anything: my best work comes from independent, undirected research. Additionally, I love owning my research and sharing it freely and widely. NDAs, IP grants and corporate PR don’t work for me.
My shared ideas & writings have driven product direction at for-profit companies & even inspired entire startups to form. I adore seeing this happen, and my primary motivation is to keep inventing cool things and sharing them with the community without worrying about Business Stuff 📈.
I’d just love it if I could keep sharing my best work and pay rent at the same time.

What to expect

This is an experiment into how I can live life in an authentic & integrated way - I’m excited to play with different media formats to share myself with you.
My longer essays take forever to write - but with time to dedicate to them I’m hoping to share deep insights every month or two.
Along the way, I’ll be sharing regular Patron-only posts, videos, and behind-the-scenes snippets.

In light & gratitude,
Jon 
Boulder Creek, California
March 2019

Recent posts by Jon Gold

Tiers
Tip jar
$1 or more per month

Thank you for supporting my journey!

9K Gold Patron
$5 or more per month

📝 Patron-only posts

📱 Behind-the-scenes snippets on Lens

🙏 You will be featured on jon.gold/patrons

1-on-1 monthly chat (for individuals)
$64 or more per month only 4 left

Everything above, plus a private 1-on-1 video chat with me, for 1 hour every month.


Like coaching but chiller. We can talk about whatever's on your mind. I can offer advice, check in on your goals, gently prod you with questions, or just sit and listen to you.


If we're in the same town, I'd also love to meet up in person!


If you are a for-profit company, please see the next tier down!

1-on-1 monthly chat (for companies)
$250 or more per month only 3 left

Hello for-profit companies! In line with my interpretation of late-capitalism, you can purchase my brain by the hour.


This gets you a private 1-on-1 video chat with me, for 1 hour every month.


Like consulting but chiller. We can talk about whatever's on your mind: I can answer questions about my work & outlook, give you feedback on the things you're building, or ask you probing questions.


If we're in the same town, I'd also love to meet up in person!

20K Gold Patron
$420 or more per month only 2 left

thank you thank you thank you — you're directly enabling my practice and keeping my calendar free from having a "real job".

I'll prominently share my gratitude for you & your company in everything I do - let's talk about what that might look like.


Plus:

👋 Personal video welcome

📅 Receive early access to my essays

🤔 Ask questions for a monthly Q&A post

🧠 Access my private research boards on are.na

📝 Patron-only posts

📱 Behind-the-scenes snippets on Lens

🙏 You will be featured on jon.gold/patrons