Light Crystal



We build frugal, well-defined systems with intuitive interfaces and modest hardware. Our critical and long-term approach to computing empowers people and respects the Earth.

With this sustainable and down-to-earth approach to applications, web development, networking, and systems and UI design: Light Crystal Systems is crafting and researching to practice a more lucid next-generation computing gestalt.

Curious? Reach out. We also appreciate any financial support to keep doing what we love.


Convex mirror showing my small full-bodied reflection clad in black, through a hallway. On the left and right sides of the mirror are cables/scaffolding and a partially obscured light panel respectively.

Iris Lightshard is a software artisan and digital philosopher based out of Santa Fe, NM.

Early intensive interest in UI design became interest in systems design; experience with (free and open) software, networking, and operating systems (as well as philosophical, scientific, and ecological factors) inform these design instincts.


The content and design of this site is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license.

The banner image for the front page is by the miraculous John Farr and the banner image for the yggdrasil node is by Marius Masalar.

The source code of the generator of the website is licensed under the MIT license.

All program code linked to is licensed by its respective author.