Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I plan to die alone with cats,
when i was young I did many a stupid thing, one of which was
running around outside, stick in hand, chasing and being chased by
friends with bits of wood too.
my mum yelled at me "if you keep running around with sharp sticks
you're going to poke your eye out—what will you do then?", "i'll
become a pirate, mum" and continued running around like a fool.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
i come from scotland and i moved to london two years ago, since
then i got to teach kids to make computer games at bletchley
park,and I got invited to buenos aires to speak because i said
something funny on the internet.
i work from home, in east london, doing computer, usually in a new
york ish time zone. i get to sleep in every day and i feel like
teenage me would approve. i end up making a bunch of trips to san
francisco every year and it is pretty nice to be honest.
i do a lot of computer, and it is my lever to move the world, but
really i'm a bit of a burnout
i'm also non monogamous fwiw
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
i am ok at origami. i smoke, i fidget, and folding little bits of
paper into things relaxes me, and i end up teaching it to
bystanders. i have ended up at conferences surrounded by other
nerds making little dodecahedrons, cranes, and weird little ways to
fold a map like a solar panel.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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books: isotype. ursula k le guin. tschichold.
i love information. i am often distracted by reading, and as a
result i have learned bits about typography, signage, book design—i
cannot resist an attention to detail.
one of the things i look up to is the work of isotype. started by
otto neurath, continuing with marie neurath, they set about to
change the world through education, by making information about the
world accessible. i also love the dispossessed by ursula k le
film: paprika. pi. nausicaä
for film, i love the sensory overload, the sort of film that leaves
me spinning and stuck between trying to come to terms with what has
been happening and just awe struck by everything. satoshi kon's
films, especially paprika, i still go back to.
music: devo, board of canada, ricardo villalobos
with music, similarly i love the wall of sound. mbv's loveless
stands out still, and i recently find myself in a pit of talking
heads. i've recently got into ghostly records stuff and it is
food: burritos, fry-ups. bibimbap
as for food, i have been spoiled—i have eaten the burritos in
california and yes they are enough to ruin them in the uk. i love
cooking and i love fry-ups.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
universal healthcare, free education. i wouldn't be here without
getting out of the house and seeing my friends. i'm a sociable
creature, and yet i also need space to call my own.
similarly i also crave change and familiarity.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
existentialism, my impending mortality. i guess i'm a bit of a goth
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
feeling or fuelling regret
You should message me if
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you want to meet up in person.
i am a blunt person and quite happy to talk about dealbreakers. i
would rather get things done than have things drawn out, if only
because the anxiousness destroys me in the meantime.
you want to work out who can sing talking heads better
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