During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, I lived abroad in Tokyo.

Arriving in late January, 2020 gave me a precious few weeks to experience the city fully as a tourist right before toilet paper went missing from the shelves, the borders closed, and the ensuing state of emergency was…

A few months ago, I got a cheap fitness tracker to help combat my daily inactivity, resulting from barely leaving my small studio apartment in Tokyo. …

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One of my dissertation projects when I was a graduate student at the MIT Media Lab was Build in Progress, a documentation platform and online community for sharing DIY projects.

A main focus of Build in Progress was developing a tool that lets people visualize and navigate process-oriented documentation, or…

A recent realization I’ve had is how easily many people, myself included, disqualify themselves before they’re even considered.

By disqualification, I mean that many people, particularly minorities, see themselves as other and thus do not necessarily feel they deserve certain rights or experiences.

One example is qualifying for an application…

I really dislike side projects and one day will write a long blog post about why.

But I have what I’m calling a compulsive creator disorder where if I think of an idea, then I want to make it immediately, and if I don’t, then I get very antsy. …

Earliest this year, I took the longest vacation I’ve ever taken and spent 9 days in Scandinavia.

Our vacation started in Oslo, found us taking taking a train to Flam and a fjord tour to Bergen, brought us to Copenhagen for a couple days, and ended in Stockholm.

At the…

Tiffany Tseng

designing tools for making.

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