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ICOSITRIGON

January 23rd 2020

Woke up and drank coffee with coconut creamer & evaporated milk with Angel Garcia and then they heated up some delicious shakshuka (شكشوكة = thank you) which is an arab egg dish with tomatoes and we talked about language and anatomy and breeding and menstruation.

“intuitive anatomy”

We had a bit more time before I had to leave so Angel gave me a tattoo. I looked through their flash book and I found a cockroach they had drawn.

Angel Garcia giving me a cockroach tattoo posted on the fedi here and on Angel's instagram

They said they drew it because they loved cockroach wings

“crunchy butterfly”

Then I called an Uber Pool and right as I got in someone called them and said they just took a ride with them and lost their airpods. And the driver responded “No English!” and hung up on them and I tried to explain again what the person had said but the driver didn’t understand any of what I said and implied it was a spam call. I looked around the back of the car and noticed the airpods in the crack of the seat and decided it seemed the driver wasn't going to do anything about this so I took them. I will see if they are registered with the persons name and try to return them if I can. Though I am on my way to the airport to fly to Berlin...

random rants while driving to airport

Thinking about the importance of kids having building toys like LEGOs or Lincoln logs and how if they have some that are the wrong size and don't fit together that's a good thing for to learn. And to show them the reasons there might be different sizes and dimensions of things and show how that is important.

Also maybe I should look for someone to write an autobiography of me, I wouldn't know how to write such a thing but I bet there are people who need practice writing in that way whomst might want to do such a thing. The story of Dreamtime and how it came about is super interesting. And that is intrinsically my story.

SIDENOTE: Where did these new age words like intrinsic and intuitively enter my vocabulary and how did that take place.

Could I write the story of myself? I believe I ca “do anything” so why couldn’t I? I guess its a question of timing and “devotion” to the idea. How much time do I really have to play with such an idea.

SIDENOTE: I am writing this on my iPhone using swipe to text on the keyboard. The dragging I make tell a story of language. it would be really interesting to record them for a day and have them separate fringe the letters themselves.


I missed my flight, to be continued...


Today’s Numbers: Drank one cup of coffee at Angel’s house, Angel gave me a white belt to replace the red one I lost going through TSA as MSY, they gave me one tattoo, I took an Uber to the FLL airport for $17.01 and a Lyft back for $17.83, and had to buy a ticket for $344 from MIA to Berlin cause I missed my flight, made 52 points on Duolingo Arabic

 
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ICOSIDIGON

January 22nd 2020

Scrambling

I finished sewing on a patch onto a Moogfest tshirt Paloma gave me years ago. I wanted to cover over the front because it had the word 'VOLUNTEER' printed on the front and it always made me feel uncomfortable to wear it and not be volunteering. The thing I sewed on was part of a pair of underwear I have had for years that were really uncomfortable. The only reason I kept them was that the fabric had an incredible pattern on it. Anyway now its a cool tshirt.

also posted on my feed

What did I pack:

Black bomber jacket with the orange inside and Elisa Malo patch on the back. Neon orange beanie with a black 'NOISE' patch on it. Over ear German made headphones that I got for a trade in LA. 1/8th inch to lightning adapter Light blue duffel back with yellow handles Redwing Boots Paloma bought me with the pink laces Red belt (did I lose it?)

Freitag bag that Jed dumpstered Swell brand water bottle Pink hair brush made by WET iPhone 7 and battery backpack by Mophie Samsung Galaxy 6 Little Chanel bag from surgeon dumpster International adapter (surgeon dumpster) Airpods I bought in SF when they first came out Apple USB brick DE and US Apple Lightning to HDMI Purple USB A to Micro Ursula K Le Guin's The Disposessed paperback Beige mutantfest pullover Glow in the dark poodle tshirt Blue Ugh tshirt Para tshirt Big black and white glitch sweater Black and blue sweater Saturday’s surf flannel (dumpstered) with Killerbanshee patch Dream catcher socks A SD card case filled with various SIM cards Two usb sticks Samsung 256gb flash drive WD 1tb platter drive 1 USB A to USB 3 super speed cable 2 USB A to lighting iPhone cable (long and short) 1 USB A to USB C cable 1 Ledger nano

Dell XPS 13inch (with power adapter) ‘this’ tshirt Totally faded Paloma glitch tshirt Moroccan frames I have never warn before Moroccan long underwear Grey leopard print leggings Plain grey leggings Newly sewed on knees brown jeans from Paloma Two hair ties, a leopard print one and a pink one (on my wrist)

Malachite ring from Brianne Panther ring from Lyx Random white stone ring from Olya Three iron bands (forgot where) Brass watch band from soho trash Old needle right from Ausra Pinky shell ring (Lyx I think)

Single pearl necklace found on the ground in front of Saint Louis cemetery A silver ring that fell out of Palomas box (wearing in my neck) Black long scarf Blue thin scarf designer hanker chief found in nyc subway Little grey backpack with berlin asemic catdog patch Black and white marble pattern patch (to sew) Pink and blue boot patch (to sew) Blue trash future patch An 80's head band from the surgeon dumpster (to sew)

One screen wiping cloth 4 Velcro strips Black plastic iPhone back case with stickers Kitco fannypack (from Abu Dhabi thrift store) A spool of black thread Ziplock bag with soap from Roy in LA Loofa from K A grey small string pouch Little black and rainbow umbrella bag a clear plastic zipper bag 5 microns of various sizes red brush marker green pen black eyeliner pen a small glue stick (from berlin?) Pink tooth brush Rainbow tooth brush left over Tom's tooth paste one disposable razor blue cutoff gloves Green socks from New Zealand Black and silver glitter socks Purple cotton socks (from Lyx) A pair of unmatched grey and beige socks White and red stripped socks Purple and black pinstriped socks

Black tshirt with little white threads that stick out

2 pairs of Uniqlo underwear I bought in Berlin 1 pair of black underwear dumpstered in Ireland 1 pair of brown cutoff leggings that are now like underwear

Stuff I am Wearing:

Moogfest tshirt Blue leopard print long sleeved longunderwear shirt Mysterious eggplant pullover Bluejeans Klaas gave me Pink pants from the plastic surgeon dumpster

Number's Today: 27 points in Duolingo Arabic (I was flying to no WIFI and then went to a bar with Angel so no wifi so only did a few lessons while we were readying to go to the bar), $17 for a beer and a glass of wine at The Corner, one cup of coffee before I left Sarah's house

 
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ICOSIHENAGON

January 21st

I quickly checked the fediverse after working on Arabic for a while and saw this lovely quote:

“This is an ominous time. Napster is long dead. Aaron Swartz, too. Software is bad, but it doesn't have to be. From BitTorrent to Mastodon, distributed systems leverage the power of many to astonishing effect. Among archivists, pirates reign.” -@garbados

I don't know what I was gonna say about this quote but it stuck out to me so I thought to include it in my post. I even asked permission and they were down so, here it is without comment. This is not a comment.

on the fedi here

Today was the last full day in New Orleans before I journey back to Europe for Transmediale. The day went by quite fast, I feel like I was doing things all day long but not exactly sure what all I did. We went and had lunch at Red's Chinese and talked hung out there for a little while and then realized we had to do an annoying errand at the T-Mobile store, but I didn't have data to look up where one was. So we drove over to my studio and used the wifi outside and then headed to the one in gentilly. K got their phone turned back on and separated from my line that I was not going to pay while in Europe.

I haven't really packed yet, though I did narrow down my stuff quite a bit. I need to figure out what I am doing with this computer situation. I just told K I would trade my perfectly working Macbook Pro 2014 for their broken Macbook 2017. I figure I should be able to fix it but not sure how to do that yet. And do I bring it with me to Europe? Also I guess I need to wake up and fix the things for Hardi and save them somewhere so I can relinquish my laptop to K.

Ok I guess I should stop here and work on one of the other things. I don't want to feel overwhelmed tomorrow.

Today's Numbers: I made 108 points in Duolingo Arabic, I had coffee for free at Des, we bought fancy chicken and a beer for $17 at Red's Chinese, and bought gas for Sarah's car for $9.99

 
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ICOSITETRAGON

January 24th

This is the beginning of a new decade. An arbitrary selection of time that has been used for generations to denote 'something' important. What hyperstitious energy do I want to promote into being for this decade. What energy have I promoted in the last one. I guess I have been an active participant of 3 decades so far. The 1990's, the 2000's and the 2010's.

1990's

Madison Dreamtime

2000's

Dreamtime YIHS Madison Bay Area

2010's

NYC NOLA Berlin?

2020's

LA NOLA Berlin

Breaking my life up like that I can sort of make sense. But I fear its an arbitrary distinction that probably ends up creating more issues at some other position.

I could also break up my time into periods of “what I thought I wanted to do with myself”

Obsessed with 'girls' Travel the world permanently Be a crust punk and live on the remains of the system Start a Start up? Hipster life? Go into archiving Become a successful artist 3D Photographer Make music videos Be a mad scientist Say fuck it to everything I held dear and become a cold hard scientist International researcher of how culture and technology are a cybernetic system

Those are all pretty big pivots, though some of them overlap more then others. I want to have more purpose in my life. It feels like its starting to happen if only slowly. I think this will only happen by having many conversations.


I watched a number of movies on my plane ride, the first one of which was a documentary by the name Eden by Daniel Blaufuks that had a part about pirate TV stations and that was inspiring.

posted about it on the fedi here too

Today's Numbers: I spent the whole 24 hours in airports so I didn't buy much. Met some sweet folks who gave me a ride from the airport to Wedding and then I got a four pack of metro tickets for €9 and used one. When I got to Charlies house they made coffee, and then spent the afternoon helping them move into their new house. They bought me a delicious dinner for $8 in exchange for the moving help at Good Morning Vietnam

 
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ICOSAGON

January 20th 2020

This post was deleted cause I clicked the wrong button but it mostly consisted of talking about writing my bio to Transmediale which I had “backed-up” from the email I sent them. Tried to recreate it later best I could.

portrait of me by Paloma Kop, also posted on the fedi here

Liaizon Wakest grew up in an anarchist commune in rural America. They can be found climbing into dumpsters from Mexico to Kazakhstan looking for trash to make art with. In recent years they have been focused on research into ethical technology and infrastructural anarchism. Find out more about them at wake.st (It will eventually exist on the Transmediale website here.

a still life also on the fedi

I found this patch me and Paloma made while we were in Berlin the first time, it had been sewn onto Paloma's bag, I forgot we both had different patches on our bags that we made together at Vetomat (an anarchist silkscreen studio in Berlin) on the fedi with more pictures

Today's Numbers: Made 165 points in Duolingo Arabic, spent 18.18 at Pho Tau Bay

 
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