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My self-summary
Lapsed academic. Incorrigible cinephile with a fondness for Prelude and West End 12" records, quality bookstores, affect theory, and Pre-Code Hollywood.
What I’m doing with my life
Working at an arts non-profit and consuming texts in cultural history/theory.

Appreciating the absurd in everyday life. Like that one time I attended a Werner Herzog lecture entitled "The Search for Ecstatic Truth" and someone in the audience went into shock.

And more recently, ogling furniture I'll probably never be able to afford.
I’m really good at
not wasting food, walking into inanimate objects, communicating through YouTube videos.
The first things people usually notice about me
Bewildered facial expressions?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Georges Bataille, Eugenie Brinkema, Johanna Drucker, Michel Foucault, Susanna Paasonen. Venus in Furs. The Dream Life by J. Hoberman. The Tactile Eye by Jennifer Barker.

I follow academic presses with an enthusiasm akin to sports fans (Duke!).

Currently reading: The Beautiful Fall: Fashion, Genius, and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris by Alicia Drake and The Age of Extremes: 1914-1991 by Eric Hobsbawm.

Movies: Lots lots lots.

TV: The Twilight Zone.

Music: Pretty much anything you'd find at Dusty Groove. Disco, funk, soul, synthpop, italo disco, Piero Piccioni, Ennio Morricone, KPM Library, Raymond Scott, Yellow Magic Orchestra.

Food: Burritos and breakfast tacos. Tex Mex, Thai, and burgers. Also, my sweet tooth is out of control.
The six things I could never do without
Film, access to a research library, intellectual stimulation, my glasses, color, and, depending on the day, Udo Kier or Helmut Berger.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Artifice, my love-hate relationship with the Italian Futurists, vocoders. camp, Times Square in the 1970s & 1980s.
On a typical Friday night I am
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
The last time I rode a bike I (accidentally) ran over someone's head.
You should message me if
- You'd like to exchange stories, anecdotes, and/or sublime cinephilic moments.

- You can teach me how to roller skate.

- You'd like to see a movie, go thrift shopping, or hit up book and/or record stores.

- You'd like to read Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception with me.

- The only context in which you use the word "authenticity" is when you're heaping scorn on it.