Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I've been told "I'm not your typical 40", many times. Though still
haven't figured out exactly what that means. I would like to think
it means that I haven't been subsumed by cynicism, that I'm
optimistic about my life and the future.. that I'm not willing to
settle into a life of routine or banality.. Others might say it's
my reticence to get a "proper" haircut, my continual difficulty
with 'authority figures', or it's related to me being a single
catdad of four (yes, I said four!)...
While all of these may contain kernels of truth, I am perhaps more,
or less, than this.
Currently, I'm working on my PhD, looking at the history of
videogames and digital artworks (and the places where they collide
and intersect). I'm also a practicing artist and curator, and
travel fairly frequently for exhibitions, performances, festivals,
etc. While my "art career" is important to me, what's more
important to me are the people I have worked and developed
relationships with. My "community of practice" and the people in it
are something I could not live without.
I have a wide array of interests, but there's some nerdy things,
like vintage radio technology, synthesizers, etc. One of my
favourite things to do is go to flea markets and explore the odd
artifacts, objects and people that populate them.
Sometimes I like to unplug and do that whole sit by a big body of
water and just listen... But mostly I'm built for urban culture. It
fascinates and captivates me. Recently I spent 10 days in Mexico
City, and spent the bulk of it exploring the alleys, plazas and
markets.. it was an incredible experience!
So yeah. That's a bit about me. Want to know more? Drop me a line!
What I’m doing with my life
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Working on my Phd. Building Synthesizers.Making Art and planning
events / art exhibitions. Travelling to places near and far.
Singing to my cats.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Usually that I am covered in a fine layer of cat hair. yup. not
glamorous, but whatchagonnado?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Films: I'll pretty much give anything a shot, but here's some of my
favourites: Primer, Ghostbusters, Code 46, Pi, Donnie Darko, the
Quiet Earth, the Machine, Stray Dogs, Tampopo.. ok, too many to
list. Watch a bit of TV (online) as well. the usual. the Wire,
Walking Dead, House of Cards...
Books: As you can imagine, a PhD comes with a lot of reading, but I
won't bore you with the theory books (there are MANY!) But I'm a
big fan of William Gibson, Cory Doctorow, Bruce Sterling, Paul
Musical tastes: I'm a cross genre listener, and will give anything
a chance. Lately it's a lot of minimal synth / ambient and drone.
Long, quiet, good working music. When I need to pep things up, it's
anything from De La Soul to Sonic Youth.
Open to any and all foods except for mushrooms, olives and
broccoli. If you like that stuff, that's fine.. you can have mine!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
tiny note books + not so tiny notebooks
my soldering iron.
.7mm liquid ink pens. in a pinch i'll take a .5mm . if i have to, i
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
games. art. architecture. community. citizenship. curating.
museums. archives, radiowaves, ghosts, the visible (and invisible)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
sometimes on a train, heading towards an art adventure.
sometimes at home reading and writing and doing PhD related things
(not so much a job as it is a lifestyle).
out and about at a gallery thing.
sometimes a live show.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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sometimes when singing to my cats, i break into raps, often rapping
to each one of them about their personality traits.
You should message me if
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You like what you've read.
You're also a fan of taking selfies while wearing strange
You're an amateur ghost-hunter.
You have a passion for a thing and want to share it.
Or you also think that Pink Floyd's "Shine on you Crazy Diamond" is
one of the top two makeout songs of all time.
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