What is this place? It’s a framework for my thoughts and a notebook for my notes. From time to time I add pictures as well. It’s not really about any one thing, maybe more about every one thing, at some point or another. If that isn’t vague enough for you, just consider it a place for writing stuff down.
My name is Andrea Mignolo — pronounced anne-DRAY-ah, not anne-DREE-ah — and though I won’t correct you if you say it wrong, it silently irks me when you do. If you can’t keep it straight, just call me Andi, or even pnts. The whole thing is pretty moot considering we are interfacing via a the web, but there it is.
I like windmills, funny hats, spinach, ducks, and beer. I also really like bourbon and soup; so much in fact, that for years I’ve dreamed of opening a shop that’s a soup cafe by day and a whiskey bar by night, though I still haven’t come up with a good name for the place. Conversely, I don’t like Scrappy Doo or asshats, and I downright despise pretzels, which means you’ll never catch me running a Scrappy Doo pretzel joint.
I <3 <3 <3 the internet. Every facet of it is intriguing; where it came from and where it's going, what it was built on, how people want to change it and how it changes people, to name a few. I love it so much that in college I created my own major, Technocultural Studies, so I could be vaguely academic about it.
By trade I’m an interaction and interface designer who is deeply interested in empathy, interactions, systems, networks, time, cities, play, and sustainability.
Currently I’m living in New York City with the husband-boy and a smattering of plants.
I work with an awesome team of hooligans over at SimpleReach, where we are building a new measurement layer for the social web. Previously I worked with the very fine folks at NabeWise (aquired by Airbnb in 2012) and Eastmedia.