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    ...a memoir

    my art is social.

    essential, yet frequently ephemeral.

    it banks on butterfly effects

    and stitching perspectives

    so we feel more connected

    and less alone.

  • i make art, and hoard artifacts

    social art. my art is social.   essential, yet frequently ephemeral.   it banks on butterfly effects   and stitching perspectives   so we feel more connected   and less alone. the most treasured artifacts of my social art are found in the heartfelt notes i receive from the people whose lives...
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    January 18, 2024
    I just had a truly teriffic, edifying, and illuminating conversation with chatgpt 3.5. I'll note that my google search of the exact same thing produced far worse, and entirely useless, results.   Me "what's a good shorthand to use in my journal to denote specific items on my unsorted task...
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    Here's a brief collection of wisdom I've accrued from 30 years of taking care of people's pets across dozens of American cities. The pets primarily included cats, dogs, bunnies, and plants. For photos of some of the cuties, veneture to my pet photography page. If you can think of other...
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    November 13, 2023
    "What's something that feels like it should be illegal to know?" I've come across many horrors and subjected myself to innumerable traumas over my 12 years working in the dating industry. I've been assaulted, kidnapped, held at knifepoint, catfished, manipulated, and mugged...just to name a...
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    Dragon Psychology 101 - Revisionist HistoryAmerican Police - Throughline Rob - Heavyweight Penguins of Madagascar and the Smallpox Vaccine - The Anthropocene Reviewed Helmet Insights - Akimbo The Lover - Imagined Life The Case of the Missing Hit - Reply All Worldviews and Framing with Elizabeth...
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    an ongoing tally: Tom Felton ••••••Bo Burnham ••••Aaron Carter •••Ryan Gosling •••Tim Minchin •••BJ Novack ••Gordon Ramsay ••Soren Bowie •King Joffrey •Sondre Lerche •Patrick Wilson •Hugh Laurie •Ewan McGregor •David Hemmings •Jason Mraz •Jesse McCartney •Doug Hehner •Richie Hawtin •John Cusack...
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    Have you heard that Whit Wolfe-Herd let out a grumble that her dating app Bumble regards meaningful relationships to be existential threats? "risk factors." When her users pair up her profits go down. This attention economy makes us all a commodity. So tonight I can't sleep because a thought...
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    bet you wish this one wasn't still blank :P this post will probably one day live on https://dateworking.com but uh, yeah...to see this mystery content, book an hour call with me and i'll just record myself giving you all the answers and then transcribe what i said into the blog post. but...
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    "steve you look like someone who does TED Talks" ~ Braeden, on social networking app Kippo, 2023   "You opened up a new mini-world for me to explore in NYC 🙂 Growing up down South, I never had a community of friends in my childhood. Now, in NYC I have the most fulfilling social life filled...
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  • projects, collaborations, etc.

    aka, i can't help but get involved in other people's shit,

    and occasionally start my own

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    biweekly speaker series colloquially called TED with Friends (and booze). Ran from 2015-2020 (pandemic). Soon to be revived. Will weed replace booze? Only YOU can decide! Stay tuned.

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    invite 500 people to a food court. fill the tables with questions that sow the seeds of friendship. wait 4-6 hours. see what grows. repeat monthly.

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    my grandma takes pride in my photos and paintings and told me I should put my artwork online [and sell it]. if she knew about the art i already do put online (podcasts), she might realize my problematic relationship with capitalism.

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    Liminal

     

    Partnered with a VR company in NYC to take over a 5 story building and turn it into a wonka factory for VR, AI, digital art, and social impact. Gandalfed together a fellowship of 100 creatives, artists, and technologists. Then, things took a dark turn...