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Hi! I am a queer student, writer, photographer, and filmmaker focusing on developing critical theory through journalism, philosophy, computer science, history, and art.

Here on Google+ I primarily share commentary in the form of poetry, photography, essays, reviews, and more. I'm primarily interested in exploring the intersections of history, technology, and sociology as they relate to power structures like capitalism, gender, and imperialism; if that sounds intimidating, don't be alarmed, I also love cute animal GIFs too.

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Checkmate, atheists.
 
Despite 30 years of efforts, the world’s top scientists admit they are no closer to knowing which Tetris block will show up even just 10 seconds in the future.
CAMBRIDGE, MA—During a press conference Thursday at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, leading members of the scientific community confirmed that despite decades of research, the best available theoretical models still cannot predict more ...
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I have a new passion in life: to become a goat.

Read more on +NPR​: http://www.npr.org/2016/05/14/477964010/when-being-human-got-his-goat-this-designer-became-one
To be human is to worry, but "you look at a goat," says Thomas Thwaites, "and it's just ... free." In GoatMan, Thwaites explains how he learned to walk, eat and think like the ruminant.
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To all the people with abusive mothers, estranged mothers, deceased mothers, shitty mothers, missing mothers, or no mother at all -

To all the people who are victims of sexual assault, heteronormativity, domestic or gendered violence, and transmisogyny -

I am your mom now. I love you and you are wonderful!

#MothersDay

Photo taken by my HTC One X on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at 8:44 p.m. in the Neue Residenz rose garden in Bamberg, Germany.
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+Pearl Alex Yes! Or three! Or four! There's no limit!
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Is there anything more despicable than the new Silicon Valley faux-spiritual bourgeois?
This article reads, at best, like some kind of sick satire; at worst, a depressing, post-apocalyptic hyperbole imagining the most horrible, self-centered society imaginable. Unfortunately, and beyond all reason that the extremely wealthy must have some degree of self-awareness and humility, this article is entirely real.

There is too much to say about what's wrong with all of this for a small post, so for now I'll just quote Percy Shelley's famous poem "Ozymandias":

"I met a traveller from an antique land,
Who said—'Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert... Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal, these words appear:
My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;
Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.'”
Further Future is the tech-centric, unapologetically luxurious alternative to Burning Man, complete with personal assistants, spa treatments and fine dining
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+Alex Anderlik Well, I wouldn't go that far. But I'm not impressed by this whole "Burning Man for the 1%" business. I'm sure it'll have started out naive and pure but eventually it's going to be a committee for maintaining status quo, more or less, if it isn't already. That's where these sort of elitist affairs always lead.
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An Epitaph For My Mother and Myself

How many more years will I have to continue comforting my mother when she gets another job rejection? How many more years will we have to worry how we're going to afford to survive? How many more times will I have to take care of my aging and suffering parent for whom, in her mid-sixties, the idea of retirement is an impossible dream? When my mother is finally worked to death scrubbing floors for far less than minimum wage, will I have to carry her body out of the neighbor's house and bury her myself? Or will her corpse, slowly decaying on some living room floor, finally be enough to make anyone care? Why do we only mourn people when they're dead? What hope can there be as our literally rotting house, overfilled with the useless junk of a failed suburban life, slowly collapses upon us? When our home finally caves in, swallowing us up with our books and our broken furniture and empty light sockets and our old photos and journals and schoolwork hoarded away in plastic boxes, set our house on fire so our moldy ceiling and cardboard boxes and vacuum cleaner will finally be noticed in a brief, beautiful pyre which, like all our lives, is hastily extinguished and, after a tacit, cold acknowledgement on the local news, is once again forgotten, discarded, buried, noticed only by the ants.
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It was a beautiful poem. Even if it has to expose the world to something awful.
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A political statement I can stand behind.

Source: https://imgur.com/nYbOWDP
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Click the spoiler link below for those without graphic calculators handy:
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An Open Letter to Google About the Graveyard Formerly Known as Google Calendar

Dear Google,

Honestly the public can only speculate as to what kind of horrors unfold on a daily basis at Google Calendar to prevent their developers from making a functional or consistent product. A basic redesign and inclusion of several important features from the web version of Calendar is quite literally years behind, meaning that those people paid to fulfill that relatively standard task must be bound and gagged to their chairs, forced to watch helplessly as their code falls further and further out of date - only some time-consuming Lovecraftian nightmare could explain the total dysfunction and apparent malignancy of the Google Calendar team, who could not possibly be so inadequate out of choice, and whom I'm sure would be very capable and likable developers, were they not totally consumed with fighting for their lives and have therefore spent not one but at least two or three years unable to even begin work at their desks.

We all can hope that your multi-billion dollar revenue is simply being devoted entirely to containing some kind of horrible, apocalyptic fungal outbreak, or to paying off demons who would otherwise wreak havoc across the globe, or to stopping some kind of interstellar alien computer virus which has lodged itself entirely and exclusively inside the Google Calendar code base; we all have faith that you are not actually accumulating massive profits, and spending extremely large sums on lavish salaries and expansive research and maintenance costs, only to allow a vital and very useful feature to decay absolutely without care or reason.

If and when the entire Google Calendar team is able to stop doing whatever presumably hellish thing they are doing, and actually resume working, even part-time, on the product which they are all paid very well to maintain - despite any signs of life, let alone indication that they are fulfilling the basic requirements of the job - it will be a wonderful day, and the entire world will be shocked to find that perhaps, someday, Google Calendar can only be one or two years behind, instead of three or four.

Signed,
Concerned Customer
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It's a check box feature for gmail for business. It's painful to use.. 
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"Jacobson’s discarded cleaning products, batteries, and takeout containers will reportedly have a considerable effect on the political landscape, eventually serving as the source of heated policy discussions and debates—even spurring vast movements of entire civilizations—thousands of years after everything the man has ever said or done has been erased from human society’s collective recollection."
 
“This man’s waste is going to shape our world for a long time to come.”
PEORIA, IL—Explaining that the waste he creates today will still be affecting society in significant ways centuries from now, experts from Northwestern University confirmed Tuesday that local resident Aaron Jacobson’s garbage will have a far greater impact on the world than he will.
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A #ThrowbackWednesday to when I looked really stylish and sexy in +Hacking Andover​'s own Google Glass. I miss exploring with it, even though it wasn't the most useful device for someone who has to spend most of their time sitting in front of a computer.

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There are a lot of perks for volunteering at +The Roxy Theater​, but my favorite has got to be spending quality time with the live-in talent, Garfield!
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Education
  • The University of Montana
    Arabic, 2015 - present
  • Lowell Elementary School
    Missoula County Public School, 2001 - 2002
  • Paxson Elementary School
    Missoula County Public School, 2002 - 2007
  • Washington Middle School
    Missoula County Public School, 2007 - 2010
  • National Outdoor Leadership School
    Idaho Backpacking Adventure, 2011
  • New England Center for Investigative Reporting
    Boston University Workshop, 2012
  • Phillips Academy Andover
    High School Diploma, 2010 - 2014
    Oscar Tang Scholar
  • Earlham College
    Peace and Global Studies, 2014 - 2015
    Quaker Fellow
  • Missoula International School
    Spanish Immersion Program, 2000 - 2002
Basic Information
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Friends, Dating, A relationship, Networking
Birthday
June 17, 1996
Relationship
Single
Other names
Alex Ander, Sir Alexander Dan van Dander Anderlik Chancellor of Flanders
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  • Threes!
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still alive
Work
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Skills
writing (creative, academic, and journalistic) • innovation and analysis • competitive napping
Employment
  • The Missoulian
    Midway Dispatch Student Reporter, 2011
  • The Phillipian
    Commentary WRiter, 2011 - 2013
  • Missoula Food Bank
    Volunteer, 2013 - 2015
  • Google Plus Daily
    Reporter, 2013 - 2014
  • The Earlham Word
    Calendar and Copy Editor, 2014 - 2015
  • Missoula Osprey
    Concessions, 2015
  • The Roxy Theater
    Volunteer, 2015 - present
  • Mansfield Library
    Circulation, 2016 - present
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Richmond, IN - Andover, MA - South Bend, IN
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On “Circlusion”
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Bini Adamczak in translation by Sophie Lewis proposes a new term to denote the antonym of penetration – a word that will describe workers of

Makeup Magic: Beauty as Ritual, Empowerment, and Reclamation
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People use cosmetics to adorn and decorate themselves, displaying personal style and individuality. Beauty can be more than skin deep. It ca

Fallout Shelter - Android Apps on Google Play
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** Google Play Best of 2015 ** Mobile Game of the Year - 2016 DICE Awards Winner 2015 Golden Joystick Best Handheld/Mobile Game"Might just b

So Below: A Comic About Land
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When we are inside of the landscape, we should prolly ask ourselves sum questions. How does this look to someone else? Who has the keys? Wha

A Guide to Debunking 'black-on-black Crime' and All of Its Rhetorical Co...
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Start with: “Nah, chill. Here’s what’s actually going on."

Card Wars Kingdom - Android Apps on Google Play
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Take Card Wars to the next level in Card Wars Kingdom!EPIC CREATURE COMBAT -Assemble a team of awesome creatures and fight for Card Wars glo

White Crime
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​On race, crime, and Brock Turner.​

My Guns Saved My Life when the state and the liberals left me to die. | ...
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I own firearms. I'm a leftist. Not a #feelthebern leftist. Bernie is too far to the right for me. Because of my politics, men have come to m

Why suburbia sucks
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I’ve written some in the past about how the predominant suburban design of the US of the worst features of life here, viewed from the perspe

how can you tell if someone claiming an identity is telling the truth?
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A blog about social and political philosophy, as told by a transpinay philosopher.

Orlando shooting: It’s different now, but Muslims have a long history of...
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Muslim societies have ignored their own history of accepting homosexuality, latching on to a twisted colonial legacy instead.

Who Are “We” After Orlando? By Jack Halberstam
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In a recent response to the shootings of Latino gay men and others in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando Florida, on June 12 The Atlantic ran an

Cops Hate Queers, Queers Hate Cops
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This week in ACAB: Trans Pride marches on in Istanbul despite police attacks; Staten Island man sues homophobic NYPD; everyone calls bullshi

Why boarding schools produce bad leaders | Education | The Guardian
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The elite tradition is to send children away at a young age to be educated. But future politicians who suffer this 'privileged abandonment'

A Yale Law Professor Warns That Enforcing the Law Is Inherently Violent ...
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The common definition of "clean" might be detrimental to our skin.

A Linguist Explains Emoji and What Language Death Actually Looks Like - ...
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The final column by The Toast's resident linguist discusses emoji and language death.

Screen & Page: Revisiting 'Revolutionary Girl Utena'
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For Pride Week, we're hopping in the Wayback Machine and smelling like roses to explore the anime and manga versions of Revolutionary Girl U

Character Spotlight: Utena Tenjou from Revolutionary Girl Utena - Part 1...
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An in-depth look into Utena from the anime Revolutionary Girl Utena, a show that's considered the Evangelion of shoujo.

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The best ice cream place in the West! Great atmosphere, low prices and amazing ice cream. They cover all the bases with a large selection of homemade flavors and spice things up a bit (both figuratively and literally) with experimental special flavors every week. Some of my favorites include Tipu's Chai and Cold Smoke (both made with ingredients from other local shops). Toppings and specials are both standard and all-inclusive; nothing especially exciting here but if you've had it before chances are they'll serve it here. The community centered around Big Dipper is unique as it has become a staple of Missoula food. Everybody in town knows and loves it, and on hot summer days it can become crowded -- sometimes too crowded. Still, the ice cream is well worth the wait and chances are you can strike up a good conversation with someone else in line. Definitely one of my favorite places to grab a treat. Try it, you won't regret it.
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