I was born into a middle-class family in California. As I grew up, for a long time my life was in... more
I was born into a middle-class family in California. As I grew up, for a long time my life was increasingly taken up by my resistance to forces which I felt would effectively turn me into a robot. It is largely from this sentiment that my political thinking and awareness ultimately derives, and I try to do what I can to relate my own critique and political vision to plainly visible psychological concerns.
I spent a number of years in varying degrees of homelessness, resisting as well as I could the pressure to live a tedious and unfulfilling existence in which the terms of my day-to-day life would be dictated by 'superiors' in every relevant respect. During this time, my money came primarily from volunteering as a research participant, getting my brain-waves read for money.
In terms of what I do, I am mostly a musical composer, currently studying Sound Composition and Production at the University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, where I have lived since 2005. I also do some occasional fiction writing when the mood strikes.
I am also interested in a number of spiritual and philosophical topics. For me, spirituality is largely a means of self-programming and expanding one's ways of understanding reality. I do not make assumptions about the ultimate truth of spiritual matters, taking instead the viewpoint that certain ways of thinking reveal different aspects of reality, and that as a consequence, many strange ideas contain "a certain kind of truth" from within their own frame of reference, even if that truth is not valid when working from a different frame of reference. It is my opinion that the art of transformation on a personal level can have effects which lay the foundation for transformation on a broader social level.
I also have some experience in programming and take a great interest in 'free as in speech' open source software. I have one project at sourceforge.net, and experience in C++, Java, and Python primarily. I hold the opinion that the open source movement has a lot to offer emerging social movements.
anarchism, golden dawn, zen, meditation, ayahuasca, spiritual healing, mysticism, model agnostici... more
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