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My self-summary
This essay functions more as a vehicle of projected self image than a triumph of biography, but if you could experience my friendship via webpage I wouldn't have to smell so good all the time.
What I’m doing with my life
Grinding in the lab. Writing down my dreams. Selectah

I make art that usually involves performance, technology, music and video. Projection mapping and interactive stuff, sound design and improvised music, some VR, lots of screens and computers and late nights in the studio.

Teaching is something I like to do. Learning is something I like better. I value aesthetic and curation, exploration and new experiences.

I'm on that 24 hour hustle... our sleep schedules won't align, but that will work out really well as often as it doesn't.
I’m really good at
guerrilla production. getting the lighting just right. finding complicated technical solutions to simple organic problems. Direction and orchestration. Strategically witholding validation.
The first things people usually notice about me
Dude w the big nose is wearing a cool shirt
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Cultural laundry list = a plethora of content with a dearth of context. Nevertheless, I would recommend the following as exceptional.

Books: I think I'll never finish Infinite Jest*. Kurt Vonnegut. Palahniuk. Charles Bukowski. Brothers Karamazov. David Byrne:How Music Works. Mostly been on a non-fiction kick lately. Read the autobiography of Miles Davis! Do it.

Television: Bored to Death. 30 Rock. Twin Peaks. Breaking Bad. Party Down. Louie. Newsroom. Arrested Development. I don't have a TV, but I got that yung internet. Let's Amazon Prime n Chill

Film: "Her" is the best thing I've seen in a minute. Waking Life. Synecdoche, NY. Broken Flowers. Spring Breakers. Wes Anderson. Stanley Kubrick. Bill Murray. Robert Redford. Tarantino. I like smartypants shit and great acting.

Food: In my heart, I'm a vegan. In my mouth, I lack discipline

Sushi, Indian, and Thai are amongst my favorite. Breakfast for dinner. Bahn mi. Srirachaaaaa. Also not eating and getting some work done. Been on that Soylent tip... my jury's still out.

Music: I take music seriously like it's my job(it's my job). In recent years my understanding of it's social and functional role has grown to consider the function of a piece, and the context within which it is relevant/appropriate. This means that I like a lot of different things for a lot of different reasons, and that I can appreciate a lot of music I don't necessarily like. This is some music I really do like:

Burial. Boards of Canada. Ifan Dafydd. Maurice Ravel. Broken Social Scene. James Blake. Brad Mehldau. Fela Kuti. Paul Motian. Flying Lotus. Taylor McFerrin. Mulatu Astatke. Com Truise. Miles Davis. David Byrne. Gustav Mahler. Of Montreal. Beach Boys. Claude Debussey. Luther Vandross. Lapalux. Death Grips. Brian Eno. Hall and Oates. Radiohead. D'Angelo. Prince. Marvin Gaye. Bill Frisell. Fennesz. Teklife

**I must have read enough David Foster Wallace, because I'm footnoting an online dating profile.
The six things I could never do without
The rational perspective of someone I respect
Some kind of MIDI controller
A generous data plan
A well curated collection of hot sauces
Callin' Oates, the emergency Hall & Oates hotline (719)26-OATES
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How nobody seems to care about "selling out" anymore

Economies of Scale

Harmonized self interest. The pros and cons of capitalism. What it means to live a fulfilled life.

The melding of man and machine

What is or isn't my place as a cis white guy

Applied technology as a vehicle to enhance one's humanity

How long has it been since I last rebooted

Damn, there should be more female authors on my book shelf

Is that ringing at 640 or 800hz?
On a typical Friday night I am
In interesting places with beautiful people. Or locked in the studio, but that's the same thing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
The first cd I ever bought with my own money was the Aqua album with "Barbie Girl" on it.
You should message me if
You've got soul power.

You think Vonnegut was wrong about semicolons; They're great.

Your profile picture wasn't taken in the Millennium Park "bean".