Cam Pegg

Hi, I’m Cam.

I’m a digital product and strategy guy working at Critical Mass in New York City. I help people solve problems and build useful, intuitive and delightful products and services.

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Still Snowy
That Face
Snowy Morning, Central Park
Sleepy Puppy
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Currently Reading

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Learning Experiences

A screen capture from my ‘<p>Calculator</p>’ experiment

Experiment #05


This little effort comes with my sincerest apologies to Mr Rams for butchering his work.

A screen capture from my ‘<p>Polar Clock</p>’ experiment

Experiment #04

Polar Clock

Finding out a little more about how to work with D3 to draw and manipulate shapes.

A screen capture from my ‘<p>Magnetic Poetry</p>’ experiment

Experiment #03

Magnetic Poetry

I like those magnetic poetry kits, but I don’t want to stick a bunch of stuff to my fridge.

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Running Around

A map showing the route for ‘Meandering’

March 6, 2021 at 10:08a.m.


  • Time: 26:09
  • Distance: 5.01km / 3.11mi
  • Pace: 5:13/km / 8:23/mi
A map showing the route for ‘Morning Lap’

February 25, 2021 at 6:48a.m.

Morning Lap

  • Time: 55:00
  • Distance: 10.43km / 6.48mi
  • Pace: 5:16/km / 8:28/mi
A map showing the route for ‘Ouchies’

February 20, 2021 at 8:25a.m.


  • Time: 1:03:49
  • Distance: 11.76km / 7.31mi
  • Pace: 5:25/km / 8:44/mi
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March 8, 2021

How to poison the data that Big Tech uses to surveil you

Every day, your life leaves a trail of digital breadcrumbs that tech giants use to track you. You send an email, order some food, stream a show. They get back valuable packets of data to build up their understanding of your preferences.

MIT Technology Review • 1,007 words • 5 minute read

March 7, 2021

You’re Doing It Wrong: Notes on Criticism and Technology Hype

Maybe more people are writing about the real and potential problems of technology today than ever before. That is mostly a good thing. The list of books and articles from the last few years that have nuanced and illuminating perspectives on the contemporary technological situation is rich and long.

Lee Vinsel • 4,584 words • 21 minute read

February 24, 2021

Defending Against ‘Predatory Listening’

It felt like stepping on the wrong end of a rake. My relative had asked for my opinion, but when I gave it, he launched into what sounded like a well-rehearsed argument, taking issue with each thing I had said and critiquing my character. I felt like I’d walked into a trap.

Ten Percent Happier • 845 words • 4 minute read

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