phantom_5165
40 Montreal, Quebec, CA
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My self-summary
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!)...

I've been out of the loop dating wise for a number of years (for various reasons), and am now interested in meeting someone again.

Currently, I'm working on my PhD, focused on the digital arts. 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.

Mostly I'm built for urban culture. It fascinates and captivates me. But sometimes I like to unplug and do that whole sit by a big body of water and just listen... starting to learn the value of going offgrid every once and a while as a way to step away from things and recharge.... (spent xmas of 2015 offgrid on a houseboat in the subartic, it was pretty wonderful)

All around left-leaner. Empathy, imagination and intellect are qualities I value above all others.

So yeah. That's a bit about me. Want to know more? Drop me a line!
What I’m doing with my life
Working on my Phd. Building Synthesizers.Making Art and planning events / art exhibitions. Singing to my cats.
I’m really good at
Being Prepared.
Improvising.
The first things people usually notice about me
some say my baby blues. others say the fine layer of cat hair.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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 Auster...

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
fizzy water
tiny note books + not so tiny notebooks
my soldering iron.
my cats.
.7mm liquid ink pens. in a pinch i'll take a .5mm . if i have to, i guess.
coffee.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
games. art. architecture. community. citizenship. curating. museums. archives, radiowaves, ghosts, the visible (and invisible) spectrum. cats.
On a typical Friday night I am
sometimes on a train or plane, 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.

right now, it mostly means sitting at home with a stack of books, prepping for my major PhD exams...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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
You like what you've read.
You're an amateur ghost-hunter.
You have a passion for a thing and want to share it.
imagination, empathy, and intellect are among the qualities you value in others.

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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