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My self-summary
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. Semi-closeted nerdo.

If you're curious:
Twitter (@jonbeilin)
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What I’m doing with my life
Pursuing an MFA @ Parsons

Working on a documentary project exploring underserved communities reappropriating tech for radical purposes. It's a slow-burn.

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
Balancing being hyper-analytical and highly-sensitive. Or being 'always so on point', as a friend puts it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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, Plath, Pynchon, Sorabji, Wallace, Woodring, Woolf, Yeshe, Mondo 2000

Podcasts: MYSTERY SHOW!!!, 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 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)!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Dismantling oppressive systems. Intersectional feminism. Being Freireian without being too passive.
You should message me if
You like these date ideas: going on a long walk, listening to records in the dark, drawing on a big roll of newsprint, scouring a library.

You want to exchange a mix-cassette or a mix-VHS. You want to collaborate on a creative project. You're ok with working on different projects while in the same room as a regular thing.