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Link Swanson philosopher + technologist + scientist

Who am I?

I am a trained philosopher, a career technologist, and a budding scientist. I design and build software applications and the infrastructure they run on. I study human perception and cognition using rigorous analytical and empirical methods from cognitive science, philosophy, and phenomenology. I enjoy scholarly research, academic writing, and coding. I live in rural Minnesota.

Upcoming Talks

Please contact me if you are interested in booking a talk at your organization.

Current Engagements

Visual Surround Suppression Under Psilocybin (VISUP)

I am completing my PhD dissertation research at the University of Minnesota. I am collecting data for my dissertation in a clinical study of the effects of the psychedelic drug psilocybin on visual perception in healthy human volunteers. Learn more about VISUP at my research page

Systems Architect

I am a full-time IT professional at the University of Minnesota Libraries/Minitex where I have worked since 2012. My title is Systems Architect under the job class IT Pro 3 DevOps Engineer. Learn more about my 15-year professional IT career at my resume.