For a long time now, I've wondered how to make all of my work - from consulting services and academic publications to blog posts and artwork - publicly accessible in one place. How do I make all of these areas comprehensible for a broad audience, since some of you are interested in some areas, but not others? And then it struck me: the unifying thread that runs through all of my work, making compartmentalization impossible and incomprehensible to me, can translate into a streamlined, singular site - after all, if it makes sense to me, surely I can make the connections clear for a broad audience. Thus, The Art of Entropy was born.
The Art of Entropy is a reference to my childhood nickname, "Entropy," given to me by a third grade teacher who assumed I didn't understand his snide commentary on my hyperactive, bouncing-off-the-walls approach to the world. I've long since decided to reclaim the insult, given that "entropy" itself refers to one of the fundamental laws by which the universe operates: that the ultimate nature of things is to tend towards chaos. If we pull back our viewpoint, the chaos makes sense when considered in a macro perspective.
The Art of Entropy is more than just a reclamation of that nickname; it's a life philosophy that offers another way of looking at things - one unique and idiosyncratic, and imbued with the hidden strengths of creative perspectives. From publications on ISIS recruitment to photography to Twitter threads and beyond, The Art of Entropy draws out hidden connections, and brings realizations from one "field of study," or life experience to bear on other, ostensibly radically divergent questions.
On this site, you'll find links to academic publications, Twitter threads, photography, artwork, commentary, media appearances, and more. - all in one place to ensure there's something for everyone interested in any (or all) of my work. Stay tuned - the sections entitled Commentary (Blog, Academic Work, Threads, Media) and About ((Feed, Services, Contact, and Support), as well as Photography and the Suspended Animation section of Art & Photography, will go live on Sunday, September 25th at 11:59 pm, Pacific Time. Welcome.
Change your perspective.
Find order in chaos.
Find beauty in the wastelands.
Expect the unexpected.
I'm glad you're here; embrace the Art of Entropy with me.