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Word Cloud of my Artist Statement

Thu, Jun 9, 2022 @ 13:56:51 | Permalink

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Purposeless Play

Sat, May 28, 2022 @ 15:41:37 | Permalink

What is the purpose of writing music? One is, of course, not dealing with purposes but dealing with sounds. Or the answer must take the form of a paradox: a purposeful purposeless or a purposeless play. This play, however, is an affirmation of life–not an attempt to bring order out of chaos nor to suggest improvements in creation, but simply a way of waking up to the very life we’re living, which is so excellent once one gets one’s mind and one’s desires out of its way and lets it act of its own accord.

— John Cage, Silence: Lectures and Writings

Memories of Walter Benjamin Speaking to Me From 1935

Wed, May 11, 2022 @ 10:28:17 | Permalink


Sat, Jan 9, 2021 @ 19:16:45 | Permalink

Blast-Radius Cruft

It was the root of street cool, too, the knowing posture that implied connection, invisible lines up to the hidden levels of influence.
― William Gibson, Neuromancer

On January 6, 2021, I watched live streams of digital simulation blur with reality as the US Capitol Building was raided and occupied by an armed insurrection incited to violence by the President of the United States. The mob didn’t seize state power, rather their power was found in the network, which organized and brought them together under the spell of glowing screens. Running through the capitol building in the bliss of a consensual hallucination, using cell phones more than guns, they spent their time staging photos for social media and uploading videos from the abandoned offices of politicians. With explosive devices, armed standoffs, and shootings, there was the capacity for so much more violence. This was a networked simulation performed by a dangerous mob whose worldview is paranoid and delusional which resulted in the death of five people including a US Capitol police officer. Later that day, I created Blast-Radius Cruft.

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Installation Notes - Gentoo Linux - Thinkpad X260

Mon, May 18, 2020 @ 08:29:19 | Permalink

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Install Gentoo Linux on a Thinkpad x260

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