(un)real is an exploration of the future and what’s possible when real and digital life converge … IRL + URL = ?

The author

I’m Holyn 👋🏾 and I’m many things — an operator, community builder, designer, theorist, and silly human. You may know me from Twitter where I work and try not to Tweet hot takes. Or maybe we’ve met at a tech gathering in SF or NYC. I’ve attended many over the years. Perhaps you don’t know me at all and this will be a fun first impression (lucky you!).

Either way, I’m excited to think out loud with you and share ideas. This will be the first time I write publicly in 10 years so be gentle (or don’t, idc lol).

So what will I write about? I’m most interested in the greys developing between IRL (real life) and URL (digital life). I know, I knoww … “IS THIS A VR/AR BLOGG??”


People are the basis of my interest; I’m much more concerned with the why (behaviors) than the what (new Apple glasses).

But to be fair, I’ve always been allergic to strict rules and don’t feel the need to be definitive and subsequently restrict how I see and process the world. So, buckle up and let’s see where this takes us 🎢 Make sure to subscribe so you’re notified.

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