The next green revolution will be
driven by software.

I'm Gordon Brander, a design engineer exploring climate, agriculture and the tools we'll need to adapt. I build open source software for plants at MIT Open Agriculture.

Find me on Twitter and GitHub, or say hello at gordonbrander dot com

Neon Green

12,000 years ago, our climate changed dramatically. Snow melted, glaciers thawed, and people began to plant seeds.

The previous climate change transformed us from hunters into farmers. The next climate change will transform us from farmers into engineers.

We'll need a swiss-army knife of tools to adapt. Automated farming, controlled environments, gene editing, precision agriculture... My thesis is that all of these are data problems, and software will be our biggest lever.

The future is neon green.

Clip File

Clippings from design explorations, with a focus on tools, design patterns, driving forces, "speeds and feeds" and unusual connections.


Earlier work

Prior to working at MIT Media Lab, I focused on design, engineering and strategy work at Mozilla and Mozilla Research.