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criticaloptimism

30 Berkeley, CA Man

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  • Ages 24–40
  • Located anywhere
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My details

Last online
Online now!
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Asian, White
Height
5′ 7″ (1.70m)
Body type
Fit
Diet
Strictly vegetarian
Smokes
No
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Religion
Sign
Aries
Education
Working on masters program
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
Rather not say
Status
Single
Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Latin (Poorly), French (Poorly)
My self-summary
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NOTE: moving to Brooklyn in August.

I like to make weird things and go on long walks. I'm an earnest cornball with radical politics. I dislike binaries; I like fluidity in action, identity, and expression.

Half-serious, half-goofoff. Too many emotions.

Twitter (@jonbeilin)
Tumblr (http://jonbeilin.tumblr.com)
Portfolio (http://datejon.com)
What I’m doing with my life
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Attending Parsons for their MFA in Design & Technology.

Working on a documentary project exploring underserved communities reappropriating tech for radical purposes. ON HOLD PENDING FUNDING :(((

Trying to get some footing for a short film.

Making a photo book documenting America's biggest balls of twine.

Organizing a track at a social justice conference to teach underprivileged & underrepresented people skills in technology / computer arts / games.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Shooting myself in the foot, then giving myself lead-poisoning by putting that foot in my mouth.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Christopher Alexander, Barthes, Brunt, Susie Cagle, Codex Seraphinianus, Coetzee, Foucault (specifically History of Sexuality Vol. 3), Harraway, Jakobson, Jung (esp Liber Novus/Red Book), Kant, Laozi, Mishima, Morrison, Murakami, Nabokov, Nin, Orwell, Plath, Pynchon, Sorabji, Wallace, Woodring, Woolf, Yeshe, Mondo 2000

Last summer I read sci-fi by queer/women authors: david gerrold, james tiptree jr, joanna russ, le guin, etc. It was fun.

Podcasts: Fugitive Waves, Radio Diaries, 99pi, Death, Sex, and Money, The Memory Palace, The Nato Sessions, This Is Hell, The Best Show

Music: WFMU. WNYC Q2. Check my last.fm. Bach, Coil, Lil B, Psychic TV, Sublime Frequencies, doom metal, int'l music, jazz, hip hop, punk/hardcore, some rock, a moderate amount of pop and country. Disco.

Movies: Kenneth Anger, Bigelow, Lizzie Borden's "Born In Flames", Maya Deren, Korine, Kubrick, Lynch, Schrader's "Mishima", Gaspar Noe, Solondz, "Wild Zero" … plus almost everything pre-94 starring Eddie Murphy.

Food: Flavorful & spicy vegetarian cuisine from around the world. Unprocessed, natural ingredients. No gluten (not by choice)!

PS Sometimes I enjoy anime and videogames. I acknowledge that they can be problematic.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Sex, empathy, and death, roughly in that order.

Dismantling oppressive systems. Intersectional feminism. Being Freireian without being too passive.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
50/50 chance of staying in working on a project with/without friends or out having fun.
You should message me if
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You're kind and you want to feel feelings.

Date ideas: trip to a library, listening to records in the dark, drawing on a big roll of newsprint.

You want to exchange a mix-cassette or a mix-VHS. You want to collaborate on a creative or community-focused project, large or small.