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I’ve only just realised that I forgot to do a proper when I first joined this instance, so here goes!
I’m Tom! I am originally from Japan, and come from a visual arts and performance background. I’m currently teaching as a high school teacher in Aotearoa, NZ.

Lately I have found a lot of inspiration from people involved in communities such as this one, and have been working on small web projects in my spare time. Thank you for having me!

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Thank you all for your thoughtful and insightful responses. This is such an awesome community to be a part of and I am feeling a lot less afraid about my situation. Hope you all have a good day/night!

A call for help/advice 

A call for help/advice 

A call for help/advice 

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felt a bit under the weather, ate a raw garlic clove, did the raw garlic clove dance, hopefully i have now appeased the gods of the Common Cold

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I don't want to be a celebrity (not even a microcelebrity)

I don't want to be immortal

I just want to pet as many cats as I can in my lifetime

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also relevant! here is a little primer i together for my class last month. on trying to support yourself as an artist on the internet ~ etiquette, applications, etc

HOT ART TIPS
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docs.google.com/document/d/1aB

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HEY ARTISTS and general people who are looking for creative opportunities -->

i'm sharing what might be my life's work, which is a spreadsheet of almost 400 places that hold regular open calls for residencies, shows, and funding

y'all deserve this and we gotta take care of each other. apply to things and get that support:

docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d

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Good evening everyone! :xoka:

I've been away for a while. I got a chance to work on visuals for Clams Casino. The result is eleven videos, one for each track of the new album. You can watch the whole thing on YouTube:
youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjn

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Some prominent digital rights orgs are trying to stop the sale of the .org registry to a private equity firm: savedotorg.org/

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Amnesty International: Data collection by the corporate giants of the internet represent a systemic threat to human rights. amnesty.org/en/latest/news/201

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Wow, FB and Google were explicitly condemned by Amnesty International: "Google and Facebook's insidious control of our digital lives undermines the very essence of privacy and is one of the defining human rights challenges of our era"

amnesty.org/en/latest/news/201

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Well arrived in Japan! We've got our pocket wifi, japan rail pass and suica card! Ready for the adventure! Think about you during the flight ahah

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"But as Baudrillard said, that The Matrix was the kind of film about the matrix that the matrix itself would produce"

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