Child of the Bay Area working poor, read some books, witnessed and instigated some troubles, wandered out and saw a good chunk of the world, learned alot, and continue to search for something, though I'm still not really sure what- every time I think I've arrived, something new emerges.
I'm fascinated with network culture and social fragmentation. Our historical moment presents humankind with more mobility and information than ever before, and I try to act in the spirit of the times. Think systemic, live local.
Nihilism, existentialism, anarchism, mutualism, immediatism, rhizome, rationalism, humanism, hedonism, nomadism...
Stuff, things, multitudes, dozing.
Studied political science in my early 20s, but my anticapitalist inclinations didn't go over well with most of the faculty, and the quasi-corporate culture was driving me insane.
Recently have developed an undeniable curiosity in the technical infrastructure of the Internet, and somehow seem to be amassing a haphazard network of boxes in my room. Surprisingly, after years of walled-garden ignorance, the expansive horizons of Linux and TCP/IP seem quietly liberating.
Work hard, create stuff daily, seek out unique and unconventional company, party more than I should, and take life as it comes, with minimal worries or expectations.
My grandmother (who raised me) treated everybody with an exceptional generosity of respect, dignity and empathy- I hope to emulate the high standard of human decency she embodied.
Listening more than speaking
Grew up in a grimey hood in East San Jose, so I can be a bit rough around the edges. It sometimes throws people off when I start talking about art, politics, or some silly internet meme.
Pshaw on their biases.
- Cooking usually means a big pot of vegetable soup or bean stew. Lots of rice. Peasant food, hearty and cheap. Otherwise I survive on taco trucks, banh mi, and American diner breakfast.
- Glitchy electronica, alt hip-hop, Old World chant, and classical piano are my working music. Mornings start with old-timey blues. Soft spots for punk, metal, Putumayo compilations, and Northern Cali rap as reminders of people and places and things now past.
+ Coffee, as a hopeless caffeine addict
+ Afternoon naps
+ Solid American-made boots
+ Notebooks, sketchbooks, and my preferred pens
+ Engaging reading material
What amazing art just inspired me
My current or next project / job / gig
The emerging neofeudal dystopia
Networked chaotic systems
How could I reach out to more queer folks
How beautiful trees are
How vibrant graffiti is
Where the hell I left my lighter...
You prefer Oakland over the City
You make stuff
You're independent, creative, or unusual
You sympathize with anarchist thought
You can help me learn OpenStack and/or OpenFlow
You think TV is a mind-numbing and life-stealing opiate
You'll laugh with me at the absurdity of it all
I can always use more friends with artistic, Leftist or technical inclinations.