For the GitHub Archive Program Museum Cases, I wanted to create something that was aesthetically beautiful, and that paid homage to the spirit of open source software, and to the generations of science and engineering that open source software rests upon.

The software and 3D printing tools I used to…


The Github Archive Program is meant to preserve software, and so it only makes sense that I would use A.I. in the process of creating the artwork for it.

I’ve been playing with A.I. artistically for years now. The following is as best of an account I can give of…


It’s not every day that you get an email from a friend connecting you to a project that…honestly, sounds like something out of a James Bond movie. A vault, buried deep in a mountain on the Arctic Svalbard archipelago, housing a repository of humanity’s most important open source code, designed…


Masculinity, meet flowers and eyeshadow

I check a lot of masculine boxes. Sometimes to extremes.

I’ve almost died mountain climbing. I’ve successfully led extremely complicated engineering projects. I’ve started a company. I’ve pulled a four hundred pound deadlift. I’ve been lost in the woods alone and found my way out.

Rah. Me, man.

And about…


Based on a decade of experience navigating the corporate world, Burning Man, and San Francisco’s underground warehouse communities.

  1. Culture is a product of the container that you hold for your people.

Is the container you’re holding one in which well-being is valued? …

Alex Maki-Jokela

Artist, Communityist, Systems Thinker, Multi-Competency Engineer alexmakijokela.com

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