Let's meet up and talk about projects and art too big to accomplish alone, and leave all buzzed with new ideas!
Pirate mail a.k.a. Deadletter. The letter writing project begins with an envelope stenciled with the Deadletter logo. When I meet people, I put them on envelope and I add some sort of way to find them that isn't their address. Perhaps there in the choir, or a bowling league, or they attend a club regularly. On the back of the envelope they will give me a topic that they would like a letter about. The next time I set up, perhaps someone to select their topic and writes them a letter. The letter is then given to a traveler who might be going to that state, bar, or pizza place. Maybe it gets there! It's very much a letter in a bottle. I don't know about individual letters, but I often hear about letters arriving, so I know that some of them are getting to their destination. I'll be in Eugene with all of the letters both right and to deliver on Monday evening, come write to a stranger and maybe get mail your self!
I have a number of great projects, but not on a particular schedule. As long as I get my tasks done, I can meet for lunches, dinners, happy hours.
I have had several careers - I was a Seattle bike messenger while I got my undergrad, then worked special ed while I got a masters in teaching, then taught in public and private schools. Now I'm running a business, making art and working on my dissertation, focusing on how we would organize math education for the next century.
I ask everyone 'what do you make?' - this is a better choice than 'what do you do?' - it speaks to the heart of their growth and interest in the world. Let's make some things!
I have art I'm working on, fiction and non-fiction I'm reading and writing, and computer modeling of network visualization displays.
Books: Anathem, Name of the Wind, Baroque Cycle
Shows - The Lower 48, here in town. Electronic music. Parties we throw at our building with amazing DJs.
PS - I find myself uninterested in writing all the details out for this one, so I answered very little. There's so much!
things that roll
You'd like to do more than sitting in a bar having drinks.
If you have ever undertaken a quest.
If you believe that the world can be improved, by you, in your lifetime (the efficacy problem).
If you have a poem memorized.