I spend most of my days considering electrons and the people that need them to move. In the evenings I write and do interactive art. I host an experimental dinner series called Appetite Obscure
. We're about to print our first book.
I think being earnest is cooler than being cool.
I take jokes seriously.
What I’m doing with my life
Lately I'm working in sales as an anthropology project, writing art criticism for pieces that don't exist, and hosting interactive art events.
I’m really good at
Mirroring movement. Vicarious enjoyment. Eating the whole burrito.
Every few months I dive into a new pursuit really hard. I really like the steep part of a learning curve. Current obsessions are intersecting art and business culture and designing playground games.
I will notice and appreciate how your hands move and your mouth quirks.
The first things people usually notice about me
Someone once described my voice as a cross between Carl Sagan and
They Might Be Giants.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Everything by n+1 and Paper Monument. My writing role models are Borges, Kafka, Italo Calvino, and Ian MacEwan. I love short stories, especially Chekhov and George Saunders--the sadder the better. I also like Neal Stephenson and pulpier sci-fi a la Alfred Bester.
Graphic novels: Blankets, Habibi, Bone, Zot!, and all things Chris Ware.
Movies: Her, Stranger Than Fiction, The Science of Sleep
Music: Indie longhair sad bands that tell elaborate stories (Okkerville River, Arcade Fire, Mountain Goats). Extremely into San Fermin. Also into bassy electronic a la Purity Ring or Grimes.
Visually I dig on clean lines, high contrast monochrome, and calligraphy, especially Arabic and Chinese calligraphy. Rothko and Motherwell. I love the tension between symbol, shape, and representation.
If it's food I'll eat it, the weirder the better.
The six things I could never do without
2. Space and time to be alone
3. A guitar
4. A few good friends
5. Dance moves
6. The books
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The transit of light, lichen patterns, artifice.
The intersection of systemic and poetic.
Is freedom from consequence the only difference between fiction and
On a typical Friday night I am
Designing experiences for other people. Or out somewhere weird, usually with a hypercognitive cadre of collaborators, constructing unuseful false histories.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm susceptible to peer pressure. I try to use this to my advantage through careful peer curation.
You should message me if
You're down with non-hierarchical polyamory.
You're good with words, both the serious and the joking kind.