Zip4096
34 Brooklyn, United States
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My self-summary
I'm into animation, art of all sorts (I especially like street art), documentary films, cello, meditation, compassion, taking photos, and science.

Here's an animation I created (it might make you smile):

One Minute Fluidtoons

And painting walls (one of my favorite things to do ever):

Hallway at The Living Gallery

I go to a weekly meditation group (in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh).

I love meeting people from other cultures and seeing the world outside of the US. I've mostly traveled to other countries for animation festivals which are pretty fun.

In college I studied computer science and psychology. I focused on neuroscience and worked in a lab with zebra finches, where I mostly counted neurons (yes, it was a bit tedious).
What I’m doing with my life
Making art (paintings and animation). Earning money with programming skills. Holding cats and petting dogs. Taking photos and sometimes video. Meditating. Spending time with friends. Riding my cheap bike. Learning cello.
I’m really good at
Drawing my cartoons. Spotting interesting graffiti. Listening. Computer stuff. Massage.
The first things people usually notice about me
Big hair, big smile?

But besides that, I would guess my friendliness or my laugh. A nice lady at work once told me I have an infectious laugh.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books:

Non-fiction:
- Weekends at Bellevue
- Don't Sleep, There are Snakes
- Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way
- At Hell's Gate: A Soldier's Journey from War to Peace
- Dharma Punx
- The Animator's Survival Kit
- Keith Haring art book by Jeffrey Deitch
- Talking Animals & Other People
- That's Not All, Folks

Comics:
- The Push Man & Other Stories
- Harvey Pekar
- Jeffrey Brown
- Best American Comics series
- Gabrielle Bell

Movies:
- Bellevue Inside Out
- Kinshasa Symphony
- Vernon, Florida
- God Grew Tired of Us
- Who the @#% is Jackson Pollock?
- Les Triplettes de Belleville
- Mindgame
- Cat Soup
- Okie Noodling
- Hand on a Hardbody
- Philip Glass: A Portrait in Twelve Parts
- Dancing Outlaw
- White Diamond (and almost anything by Herzog)
- Chain Camera
- Any animation by Nick Cross or John R. Dilworth
- Sita Sings the Blues

I actually have a blog on which I write about documentaries that I like: docsofnote.blogspot.com

Music: Too much to list, really. Bach, traditional Indian, big band and swing, old blues, hip-hop, weirdo classical (Philip Glass, Max Richter)... For several years I was obsessed with Aphex Twin and that kind of music.

Foods: Indian, Korean, Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Ethiopian
The six things I could never do without
I wouldn't want to do without human touch, friends, art, music, my hands, and animals.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How I should draw, paint, animate, and practice cello more. Also sex.
On a typical Friday night I am
Often I meditate with a group, but sometimes I'll see a friend's performance (and maybe document it in photos) or show my animation somewhere or see a film. There are many options.

In Atlanta, I started a "drawing fun-time" night on Fridays with my friends in which we gathered at one of our houses to sit around and chat and draw- I love this and may attempt to recreate it in NYC.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My left ear doesn't work so well- it can hear some low frequencies but not much else. Being basically deaf in one ear makes sleeping really easy, though.
You should message me if
- You're creative in some way
- You are kind, warm, and/or affectionate
- You like my art
- You can use your/you're and its/it's correctly
- You value compassion
- You meditate and/or do yoga or are interested to start or learn about it
- You love animals
- You're down for going on a date in person rather than exchanging lots of messages
- You like to watch documentaries and can recommend any
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