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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 have a soft heart.
What I’m doing with my life
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I have a lot of projects going on. These days I
ensure wireless things can hold conversation with each other;
create an illustrated cookbook of symbol-laden meals;
explore storm drains, beachfronts, and abandoned areas;
am the squarest guy at the party;
pop, strut, boogaloo, mime, and contact dance;
close one eye and spread my fingers against the sky, remembering
that the boundary between self and other is artificial;
play the same song over and over;
stare at monolithic industrial structures; and
express emotional information with lists of mundane things.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Mirroring movement. Vicarious enjoyment. Eating the whole
Every few months I dive into a new pursuit really hard. I really
like the steep part of a learning curve. Current obsession is
financial automation and designing playground games based on the
culture of art openings.
I will notice and appreciate how your hands move and your mouth
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Someone once described my voice as a cross between Carl Sagan and
They Might Be Giants.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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My writing role models are Borges, Kafka, Italo Calvino, and Ian
MacEwan. I love short stories, especially Chekhov and George
Saunders. My favorite play is Cyrano de Bergerac, and my favorite
children's story is The Nightengale And The Rose by Oscar Wilde
because it is omg so sad. I also like Neal Stephenson and pulpier
sci-fi a la Alfred Bester.
Graphic novels: Blankets, Habibi, Bone, Zot!, and all things Chris
Movies: Her, Stranger Than Fiction, Pan's Labyrinth, and 80's
rom-coms where the guy eventually falls for his punky girl best
friend. I really liked The Fall.
Music: Historically I've preferred indie longhair sad bands that
tell elaborate stories (Okkerville River, Arcade Fire, Mountain
Goats). Lately though I just want turn up the bass and dance.
Visually I dig on clean lines, high contrast monochrome, and
calligraphy, especially Arabic and Chinese calligraphy.
If it's food I'll eat it, the weirder the better.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
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
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
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
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
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 an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm susceptible to peer pressure. I use this to my advantage
through careful peer curation.
You should message me if
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If you make things, or comment on things that are made with such
intention and care that your commentary is as much a thing as the
thing commented on, or are an every-rock turner-over in the
hopeless comedy that is humanity's effervescent collective yawp
into the cosmos, then can you please tell me what these clauses
mean because I think this compound sentence just went off the rails
please send help.
If any of the above describes you we're likely to get along
famously, platonically or otherwise.
If mutual platonic pique percolates into full-blown flirtation
though, pro-poly disposition is a prerequisite.
Practicalities for said pro-poly people:
I do boundaries, not rules.
I negotiate each relationship independently.
For me, emotional connection is a prerequisite for physical
I live with my fiancee, sjandra_kei. I love her mega hard.
If, having read all this, you harbor some potential ardor, please
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