Wildcard is a browser extension that empowers anyone to modify websites to meet their own specific needs, using a familiar spreadsheet view. It’s a research project as part of my PhD at MIT, with my advisor Daniel Jackson.

Here’s a 60 second demo of adding read times to Hacker News using Wildcard:

Onward! 2020 talk

Here’s a short 15 minute talk from Onward! 2020, which shows a bunch of examples and explains some of the deeper ideas behind the project:

Academic Publications

The best place to get a general sense of the project is the web version of the Convivial Computing Salon paper.

Get Future Updates


  • Project leads: Geoffrey Litt, Daniel Jackson
  • Contributors: Tyler Millis, Jessica Quaye, Kapaya Katongo, Gloria Lin, Kathryn Jin