Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
A heretic looking for fellow sentient beings to co-operate with on
various planetary projects. And maybe something else as well.
I consider myself introverted, eccentric, analytic, creative,
independent, open-minded, non-confrontational and
long-term-oriented. Despite my deep and gloomy ideas I can be
surprisingly positive and spontaneous. I have also been developing
my pragmaticism in recent years.
Some random and generic interests: alternative
lifestyles/societies, deep ecology, self-sufficiency, high and low
technology, human mind, occult, mythology, philosophy, natural and
artificial languages, speculative worlds/scenarios, art. Untapped
potential and unexplored paths in just about anything inspire me.
Dogmatism and one-dimensionality bore me. I always try to keep
balance between rationality and irrationality.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I grew up at an organic farm and got sucked into computer
programming at the age of seven. In my teens, I noticed that adults
often regard sustainable lifestyle and computing as conflicting
opposites. Since then, a major quest in my life has been to bring
these worlds into harmony. Apocalyptic themes have also been
important for me for a long time: I believe that a dramatic
downfall of contemporary human civilization is unavoidable and that
we should prepare for it by creating alternatives.
For several years, I have been avoiding "big money jobs". Instead,
I have been opening doors into possibility spaces I find more
relevant. When I founded a hacker magazine two years ago I realized
my potential as a kind of visionary leader. I've been planning to
reveal some new visions in the near future, hoping that they grow
into meaningful projects.
Now I'm in the middle of a transition stage and still unsure where
it's going to take me. After living a semi-hermitic life for
several years, I feel that a more socially-oriented phase could be
helpful in strengthening my politically active side.
The first things people usually notice about me
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The invisible wall between me and the normative world.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I usually don't answer this question. Defining oneself by cultural
preferences feels somewhat shallow and consumerist to me, and using
them as search criteria for relationships even more so.
I mostly read non-fiction more or less related to my various
My quantitative requirements for external entertainment are
relatively low, and I'm more likely to relax from my own creative
projects than from someone else's. I've been a prominent computer
artist in a rather hardcore technical context for quite many years
(see demoscene), and I'm much into computationally minimal
esthetics in general.
I often need to consciously push myself to consume culture unless
I'm with someone else. Even then I try to make the experience
particularly meaningful for myself. Experimental, mind-boggling and
obscure stuff is inspiring, but I try to be open towards mainstream
material as well.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I'm surprisingly adaptive to different material environments. I
used to live over a year without running water, for example. My
immaterial needs are more prominent: I generally need long periods
of unstressful and nonscheduled alone time, especially after social
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Quite many things. I like to keep this short list of koans here as
I think it tells quite a lot about my general mindset.
- What kind of online trolling is the most useful for saving the
- What kind of fractals sound catchiest when interpreted as music,
and how can I find them?
- Is there a universal method for convincing people that the real
world is much wider and more diverse than any abstraction
- Why is it fun to imagine sci-fi settings when walking in the
wilderness even though Nature surely is fascinating enough on its
- Is it possible to develop "superhuman" mental abilities with
specifically tailored video games or constructed languages?
- How much is it possible to reduce the size of the overgrown
material economy while increasing people's well-being at the same
- Is there anything that our Western civilization can learn from
how squids and octopuses experience the world?
- If human beings are becoming increasingly dependent on artificial
intelligence, are we going to need artificial wisdom as well?
- What is the most esthetically pleasing way of linking every
imaginable thing to every imaginable thing?
- What is the exact mechanism that turns potentially interesting
people into boring conformists when they age, and what can I do to
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Either at home working on some project or exploring the external
environment (with or without dumpster-diving).
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
Human relationships are a chance-taking zone for me, so I really
don't want to strictly define what I am supposed to be looking for.
I concentrate my willpower on areas where willpower actually
matters. So, if you feel like communicating with me, then please
do. I usually wait for initiatives instead of being the first one
I'm not too much into normative categories in relationships (or in
anything else, actually). Every relationship defines itself in its
own terms. My profile may make me sound quite deep, but deepness is
definitely not the only possible way to go in relationships.
Still, If you're looking for someone to live in your experimental,
self-sufficient, underwater, polyamorous community, then please
contact me at once.
PS. I'll be travelling between Oulu and Amsterdam in mid-August, so
if you're close to the route, this may be your chance for a live
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