Hello! My name is Karson Elmgren.
You may be thinking: “Why does this website exist?”
I have also considered this question. Here are some answers.
- To serve as a personal journal and receptacle for things I have made, and which I am motivated to put a fine polish to by the threat of other people actually seeing them.
- In the hopes that at least some of those things, individually or collectively, may be of beneficial use, or at least pleasing, to one or more people out there in the world. This includes the following bullet point, which I have nevertheless further elaborated.
- Because I am the rare type of bird who has always enjoyed picking through interesting strangers’ online representations of themselves, and yes, even the digital-hearts-on-digital-sleeves which I suspect all but those few most saddled with delusions of grandeur imagine to have been letters in a bottle, shattered, saturated and sunk in the World Wide Maelstrom of data. Thus, I offer myself up in return for curious examination.
- For all those who might be wondering: “Who is this Karson person? what is he like? what kind of things does he think about, and what are his thoughts on them? what kind of things does he do, and when he does a thing, what is that thing like?” Be you potential employer deciding whether to give me money at some point in time, cautious prospective collaborator evaluating whether to commit to a joint project with me, bemused friend looking for knowing chuckles, machine learning algorithm trawling the net to construct a model of me or perhaps humanity in general – welcome! In some sense, this site is for you.