Note: this is about the 2017 Queer Internet Studies Symposium, a conference I participated in at UPenn last week. You can find this article on the event website here. Imagine you’re online and something unexpected happens. You see an image that you didn’t intend to see or come across a message meant for somebody that isn’t you. You […]
I’m a freelance writer, PhD student and instructor at Virginia Tech. I also make music and build websites. You’re on one of them right now. This site is a placeholder for stuff I think is cool and an infrequently updated blog. It’s also a web design playground, so the style changes pretty often. Some of my published works […]
An NGO or nonprofit that works with governments to provide a blockchain-based conduit for transmitting and (most importantly) authenticating documents/communications of public interest.
“Everybody keeps talking about how the world is ending, but I see it differently” — Circuit des Yeux 2016 was good to me, and I am glad it’s 2017. This will be a great year, I can feel it.
“I’ve invented nothing; I’ve simply been the secretary of my sensations” — Emil Cioran
Since I’m not fond of WordPress (or using a CMS at all for that matter), I’m considering just killing this website and making www.realyou.me my sole portfolio / blog site. For now, to anybody who might be visiting here, I would say realyou.me is a better place to go… o-culus is a bit of a mess, and […]
“Naming the ‘things that are absent’ is breaking the spell of the things that are; moreover, it is the ingression of a different order of things into the established one — ‘le commencement d’un monde.’ For the expression of this other order, which is transcendence within the one world, the poetic language depends on the […]
Gayatri Spivak commenting on and quoting J.M. Coetzee: “It is this particular ambivalence in poems that seems exciting for this translator to access, as she makes the mistake of thinking the named subject is she. Thus the ambivalence seems to offer a codicil to that bit in Coetzee’s Waiting for the Barbarians that she had […]
My doctoral program has released the call for papers for its annual conference — see below: *** Across disciplinary boundaries, the 2017 ASPECT graduate conference seeks to address articulations of aesthetics, politics, and ethics within contested temporalities. Graduate students of any level and irrespective of disciplinary affiliation are encouraged to submit abstracts of approximately 300 words based on […]