35Brooklyn, United States
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My self-summary
I am open, inquisitive, voraciously curious about the world, friendly, artistic, hard-working, and smarty smart smart. I get very enthused about what I learn and what I love, sometimes to the point of "boy wearing a dinosaur t-shirt." Subjects include anatomy, neuroscience, aesthetics. I like fresh food, culture, humor and direction. I am a very good listener, and a deeply introspective and strong person. Depressives need not apply.
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.
What I’m doing with my life
It's a time of new beginnings for me. New good health, new relationships, new projects, new focus. I have been a practicing artist and arts development person for years and I'm mixing it up with technology and putting all my art eggs into one very weird basket. I also run a small space dedicated to performance and interdisciplinary education.
I’m really good at
turning a phrase, coming up with clever ideas, writing, a very long list of artistic disciplines. Fixing furniture, fixing electronics, listening, collaborating on awesome projects with creative folk
The first things people usually notice about me
my intelligence, my thinness, my sense of humor, my very expressive hands and eyes
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Invisible Cities, House of Leaves, T Zero, the Breton Lays, Supersadtrue Love Story, Borges' short stories, The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat, Blood Meridian. A wide swath of the Western Canon, middle English, old English. Shakespeare. I read a lot of plays when I don't have the time to see them. I really dig on biology texbooks, medical historical books, and graphic novels/comics: Hellboy, Persepolis, Asterios Polyp, superhero books with an "X-" in their title.

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?
Six things I could never do without
Staedler or Micron super-fine tip pen
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...)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the intersections between disciplines and the way people see their politics, how art frames its content and why, planning for the present and future. I'm looking to better myself, and I enjoy life and the city greatly.
On a typical Friday night I am
home enjoying a movie or out with friends, or at a gallery or brainy/arty event, and sometimes all three happen at once. I like all things arcane, esoteric, spooky, vintage, old-timey and futurish, and mercifully this city has a weird intellectual underbelly.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I used to sing a capella.
You should message me if
you are smart and witty, you are kind, you are well-adjusted and have a sharp sense of humor. You are comfortable socially. You really believe in things, and have a sustaining fire, more hearth than flash. You need not be artistic but having an appreciation for art/culture is a must. Digging creativity is pretty important too.
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