Welcome

Hello, visitor! My name is Sonya Mann, as you may have guessed from the URL. I’m a writer who is fascinated by microeconomics and tribalism (especially weird subcultures). I read voraciously, especially about the tech and media industries. Professionally, I excel at 1) writing interesting articles and 2) cultivating engaged communities.

This website is where I archive almost everything I’ve made — both articles and publications — and blog about my various momentary obsessions. If you’re here to get a sense of my work, head over to the portfolio page next.

Current Projects

Sonya Mann's personal emblem via Emojimoji.
Personal emblem via Emojimoji.

Exolymph is a cyberpunk newsletter. Subscribers receive dispatches of cynical futurism in their inboxes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

In addition to general musings on the state of our techno-dystopia, I occasionally interview people and write flash fiction. Exolymph has 500+ email subscribers, more than a thousand Medium followers, and 500+ Facebook likes. For what it’s worth.

Unheimlich.xyz is another thing I made.

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Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or want to chat.

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What I’m Reading

There are a few ways to keep track! My Pinboard profile is public, my Instapaper profile is public, and I tweet a lot of links. The mere fact of reading is not endorsement, yadda yadda yadda. This website also features a section dedicated to key excerpts from interesting articles and essays.

I maintain a running list of the thinkers and writers who have influenced me the most.

Important Quotes

“Ideas about what’s important and valuable are usually thought of as fundamental truths or moral axioms, but are often better modelled as shifting social fictions, local residue of larger-than-human social phenomena, tribal markers, and so on.” — Warg Franklin

“[W]e are all constantly telling and enacting stories about ourselves and the things around us, but we have an enormous and little-explored freedom to change the kind of stories we tell, to break the bounds of conventional genres in search of more effective tales.” — Mike Travers

Who’s Sonya Mann?

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