There’s something sort of disorienting about filling out a LinkedIn profile. The process of censoring the incongruities that comprise my sincerest state, and instead, padding this new identity with corporate-culture buzzwords and conservatively patterned blazers requires a bit forethought.
Anonymous asked: Now I'm curious. Do you have a secret girl? Whatever that implies.
Anonymous asked: Who is your secret girl?
Anonymous asked: hi! i've been very interested in robot/cyborg aesthetics lately(your blog has been a good visual too for me) and i was wondering if you had any recomendations(book or movie,whatever) that helped formed your ideas about these things. thank you~~
My interests have never truly aspired to the engineered purity of the machines, but Transmetropolitan clued me into the visual anarchy of 23rd century filth and depravation. It’s a riot. Find it. Own it.
I’ve finally gotten around finishing Richard K. Morgan’s Takeshi Kovacs trilogy, which takes place in the 26th century.
Transhumanism and (im)mortality manifest in fascinating ways across the socioeconomic spectrum: the illicit and bestial augmentations among the criminal class; the fantasy-roulette surface states of sex workers; the two-time life insurance policies of the middle class; the wealthy’s accessibility to several lifetimes in top-engineered flesh suits.
It’s a pretty fascinating and frightening dissection of speculative technology, and how it’s implemented in everything from fashion and aesthetics, to drug-use and pornography, to entertainment and nightlife, to the surveillance of public/cerebral spaces, to judicial incarceration and interrogation, blah blah blah, it’s awesome read read read.
Drakynoch’s given me some really great, trippy movies to watch, so when I’m finished with those, I’ll most likely relay the experience.
Anonymous asked: "Make yourself a character" you said in reply to someone else's question. I've been trying this every second of every day but i'm afraid my chargen program is broken/text mode only. How does one cope with this? Looking like the rest of them is unsatisfactory and distressing (read: all the stuff i want to wear only exists abroad, must be ordered online, exchange rates are bad, and i'm broke, what do. Please help, oh glorious one.)
This is where I began, and such humble beginnings are undoubtedly char_gen. Clothing “pre-dipped” in the subcultural aesthetics I enjoyed were not accessible (and in hindsight, are lazy), so I accessorized with hardware, fabric paint, bleach and recyclables.
This early-game stage does require quite a bit of creativity on your part, but you have the internet at your fingertips. Find DIY projects that jumpstart your imagination. That’s all I can really lend to you.
I love attending conferences and play a game of who’s the hipster and who’s the douche. I particularly love the oral masturbation that goes on. oh well, I’m there for the networking (drinks at the pub) and free wine.
I was fortunate enough that I didn’t encounter any rude or condescending people. Maybe the industry vets were actively doing their good deeds for the day, but people were really gracious, and some were charmingly humble.
Oh, I think I know why—because there was a noticeable absence of advertising people.
omg I’m into ux and interaction design! not many black girls ever at conferences or classes. I’m always the only one or one of two.
Haaaaah! I went to a pretty big design conference in my city yesterday, and with an attendance record of approximately 1500+ people, I saw 4 other people who looked like me. Three of them (apparently cis-) women, and one man.
Lots of horn-rimmed glasses and sports blazers over open-collared shirts.
I had an amazing time, but our industry is not at all the United Colours of Benetton. Heh.