Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Do you feel a deep ethical pull to try and provide as much
information as possible to aid someone's decisionmaking process on
Do you look at a form or social protocol and immediately get
flattened by the need to subvert it at any cost?
Do you wish it was okay to create a series of parallel OKC profiles
tailored separately to different audiences and to cultivating
different sorts of desired relationships?
Do you pause over OKC's gender option and twist yourself in knots
trying to weigh whether to focus on how you feel internally (a
bose-einstien gender condensate, thanks for asking) versus how
you're privileged/situated externally?
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm presently almost finished writing a relatively long work laying
out a more string theorist friendly position within philosophy of
science. Kinda. It's more snarky and passionate than an academic
monograph, but it's also quite involved. It's hard to succinctly
explain what it is. It's been a four year project, although the
majority of the writing has been the last six months. So that's a
thing I'm doing.
I guess everyone still categorizes me as an activist, but I only
show up at my community center (Omni Commons!) irregularly, attend
events sparingly and have diligently avoided sitting through a
consensus meeting for years now. But once upon a time -- when I was
13 -- I fought in the streets of Seattle against the WTO. And a
decade later I narrowly avoided 7.5 years for "Criminal Conspiracy
to Commit Civil Disobedience in Furtherance of Terrorism."
I try to code just enough to keep a roof over my head so I can use
the rest of my time to explore. Also I grew up homeless and then in
the projects, so I can't really stand the yuppie tech world.
I write for an anarchist think tank and am attempting to
effectively finish my graduate studies in theoretical physics on my
own. Also several dozen other things.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I wanted to be a physicist since I was nine and my room is still
filled with textbooks and a large whiteboard. But all I get praised
for these days is my writing. I don't want to pretend like my prose
will win any literary awards, but I guess I can't deny that I'm
good at every-so-often cranking out something very earnest, snarky
and dense with ideas.
It's kinda horrifying to phrase it as though all I'm clearly good
at is writing think pieces.
I really wish I could get away with replacing my profile here with
essays on love, sex, relationships, etc.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I used to be a partisan of new wave science fiction like Ursula K
Le Guin and Samuel R Delany. At some point I betrayed them and cast
my lot in with future-shock writers like Ken Macleod and Charlie
Stross. But I most dearly love those writers like Ted Chiang and
Iain Banks that straddle the gulf between both camps.
I guess my long-lasting fandoms are: Jurassic Park, Star Wars,
Babylon 5, Firefly, Steven Universe, & the good ship
#Korrasami. I currently have very good feelings about Sense8.
Beyond that, well, I grew up in a 2nd-wave-feminist bubble --
forbidden from watching any popular media -- so naturally I've made
a point to be highly fluent in huge array of films and shows.
These days I listen to a lot of Taylor Swift, Grimes, Lovers
Electric, and Chvrches. I like a lot of post-rock too. And I've had
longstanding affinities for The Mountain Goats, Everclear, The Goo
Goo Dolls, The Taxpayers, and Ike Reilly.
I like avocados a lot. Burritos play a critical role in my life. I
make a mean ratatouille and eat indian food on my birthday. I think
we should burn down slaughterhouses and support vegan businesses,
but I don't think individual consumer choices are ethically
relevant as long as the state subsidizes animal products against
falling demand and Safeway orders the same amount regardless of
what's bought. Seems like we moved from talking about burritos to
talking about arson pretty quickly didn't we? Well in Germany I
once tried to order a burrito from a mexican restaurant and it came
with *mayonnaise* in it.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
All the academic fields that I haven't devoured yet.
Philosophy, ethics, politics, sociology. Interpersonal power
dynamics and the future of spacetime. Feminism, queer theory,
social justice, critical race theory, etc and the flows of internet
discourse. The current technical/strategic landscape in the
cypherpunk war. The current ideological/memetic and social
landscape of radical politics (leftist, postleftist, and
I wake up each morning with a nagging anxiety about a different
sub-realm of knowledge that I haven't sufficiently explored yet.
Some days I vanquish this nagging feeling. Some days not.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Burrowed deep in my laptop, reading or writing, serenely massaged
by the baselines of all the bars on my block.
An extrovert I am no longer. Although I occasionally play one on
You should message me if
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You're earnest, driven, and starkly empathetic. You're abnormally
inclined to valuing communication and intimacy. Audacity a
Your idea of fun is something like walking around the city
excitedly talking about the ethics of time travel.
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