Hey, I'm Jacob!

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This is what I'm doing right now: (updated 10/2020)

Work

  • My SEO business has been doing surprisingly well this year.
  • I got invited to participate in the private beta of Open-GPT3.
  • Taking lots of time off to focus on the baby. After the little one falls asleep, I'm polishing my Python skills working on some fun personal projects.

Ideas

  • I'm fascinated with Guy Debord’s The Society of the Spectacle and other ideas related to critical theory like anti-art and psychogeography.
  • I'm interested in creating structures that lead to multi-generational social change, maintaining real-life communities and cooperatives, creating secular rituals, challenging core structures of our society like the nuclear family, and private property. Much of my interest here was probably sparked by Lewis Morgan's Ancient Society.
  • Newest obsessions - Pedagogy of the Oppressed - Freire was a visionary and so many of his themes (grassroots learning, problem-posing education, a critique of "banking" educational models) is still very relevant. Theatre of the Oppressed - Picking up on Freire's idea that an authoritarian communication/education structure will counteract even a radical choice of content, Boal attempts to envision a non-authoritarian audience-first theater as a tool for social change.

Listening, reading, watching

  • Music: Ceschi, Built to Spill, Bonnie Prince Billy, Pavement, Burial, Nicolas Jaar.
  • Fiction: Ursula K. Le Guin, N. K. Jemisin, Nnedi Okorafor, China Miéville.
  • Short stories: The Ones Who Who Walk Away From Omelas.
  • Films: Chang-dong Lee, Wong Kar-Wai, Kim Ki-duk, Bong Joon Ho.

Personal life

  • Living with the family on Tenerife, and it's been nothing but fantastic so far. The next step is getting a house with a big yard near the city and starting a garden.
  • Had my first kid recently and it's been such an overwhelmingly pleasant experience.
  • I enjoy bread baking, cheesemaking, and anything related to fermenting stuff like making kimchi, sourdough, and kombucha.