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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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Untitled (Breathing)

Wed, Apr 22, 2020 @ 15:30:54 | Permalink

Untitled - breathing

Turn, Turn Around, the World Falls Down

Tue, Jan 28, 2020 @ 20:35:16 | Permalink

turn around
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Turn, Turn Around, the World Falls Down
India Ink on a page from Gray’s Anatomy book
5.75” x 9”
January 28, 2020

Milton’s Balm Cruft - Nov 17, 2019

Sun, Nov 17, 2019 @ 18:26:04 | Permalink

Abashed the Devil stood,
And felt how awful goodness is, and saw
Virtue in her shape how lovely–saw, and pined
His loss

— John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book IV

This auto-generated video is made of media fragments from the 1980’s. These images and sounds promised a future that now seems lost.