I promised to suck less about keeping track of my media appearances, and so far, so good - I suck less! I’ve updated the Media Appearances & Public Events section of Commentary to include my interview, this time with Daniel Harper at I Don’t Speak German. We had a blast talking all things Tom Metzger, his impact on the history of the American white supremacist movement, and his legacy in the present. I cannot wait to come back - Daniel is a fantastic host who lets me rant away, and he isn’t even fazed by my yelling at the cats or the cats running amok as per usual. This is quite impressive.
In other site (and content) related news, Invited Lectures is now unlocked, where you can find recordings of academic appearances, as well as an overview of past speaking engagements for which videos are not available. As always, thanks for the patience - I’d really hoped to unlock the entire site by now, but side-effects from my last booster shot, and a nasty head cold have really slowed me down. Next up: Academic Publications.
Revolution Love Song is the last series left to add for the contemporary art section of the site, and I need to clean up some of the other sections, namely Commentary and Academic Work, as well as Art & Photography's sections on Photography and The Vault [2000 - 2006], work that predates the long period of my retirement from the art scene, before picking back up again in 2018 with the Mixed Media approach for which I'm currently known.
As always, thanks for the patience - I'm going as fast as I can, given how horrible I feel. Onwards and upwards, and stay tuned.
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.