I've worked in theater, nonprofit development, and disaster logistics for Hurricane Sandy; given talks with TEDx and symposia on the future of academia; built a life-sized tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, created a fake biology textbook, co-run a gallery, and host many a roundtable, lecture, art talk, performance on many a topic. I never lose at costume contests.
Pearl Jam, Sleater-Kinney, Charlie Parker, the Mountain Goats, lots of New Wave, No Wave and Punk, the Sugar Cubes. A girl shouting over a grungy guitar will usually win me over. Tune Yards. Devo, Paul Simon, David Byrne, Cake. I'm getting into classical right now for the first time in earnest and I think Bach will have to go on this. I'm synaesthetic and so I sometimes listen to music genres out in left field to get the right visuals. I'm always up for something experimental and new.
TV-wise I like HBO and Showtime dramas: Breaking Bad is one I'm working through right now. I like Futurama, How I Met Your Mother, Dr. Who, Sherlock and a panoply of tasty BBC offerings. I tend to watch TV on the internet, with other people.
I love the movies of Kurosawa and Japanese New Wave. A social conscience and great drama, perfect! Michel Gondry. The works of Ang Lee. I like big epic effects movies to zone out to and small art films and documentaries to be moved by. Kung Fu falls right in the middle. Silent, kaiju, gangster, avant-garde. Robots? is that a genre?
acid free paper
Simplenote, web access
great conversation of all stripes
a steady conveyor belt of books and art
my friends, they're really fantastic.
(I'm adding my brown leather jacket here as an addendum because I somehow live without it during the hot months...somehow...)