About

Hello! This is a temporary website for Clayton Aldern—he’s still waiting for a spare weekend to code up a real one. If you were looking for him, you’ve ended up in the right spot. This is as good as it gets for now.

I’m a journalist, a neuroscientist, and one of those nebulous catch-alls known as a consultant. I spend a lot of time thinking about—and, when I’m lucky, writing about or advising on—things like climate change, social and environmental justice, science policy, digital media, machine learning, open data, and brain-computer interfaces. I also do a good bit of scientific computing (MATLAB/Python/R) and data visualization (previous languages/Illustrator/GIS stuff).

I have a master’s in (mostly computational) neuroscience and a master’s in public policy from Oxford. I’m originally from Minnesota, and I studied neuroscience at Brown. Right now, I’m freelancing in Seattle, where I spend a good part of my day cultivating the elegantly disheveled/unwashed Pacific Northwest writerly vibe:

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Some journalistic bits and bobs are under Selected ___, and some social and professional links are at the lower left (or awkwardly left-justified above this text if you’re on a phone).

Tips/inquiries: aldern [at] caldern [dot] xyz.