Miksimum

is the index page for Jesse Miksic,
a digital dilettante dayjobbing as a UX designer

Loyally feeding the following beasts:

(follow and/or friend me -- if you appear to be a real person capable of passing the human tests, I will probably reciprocate)

General

  • @miksimum on Twitter A random sampling of thoughts and anxieties and signal-boosts and self-promotion.
  • Email me One of many ways of getting in touch, and the one I'm least likely to neglect for long periods.
  • Verbal

  • Benefit of the Doubt My outlet for Media Theory, also used to track other sources
  • @Miksimum on Medium Home to more politics and theory writing, plus reposts from Benefit of the Doubt
  • Berfrois.com A great site that kindly publishes my more polished critical writings
  • 366 Weird Movies An awesome site where I'm an on-and-off contributor
  • Goodreads My book reviews are long enough that I consider this an official creative outlet
  • Visual

  • @miksimum Tumblr Reposting all my visual art from Tumblr
  • @miksimum Instagram Visual art, plus occasional snapshots
  • Symbot on Flickr Digital photography, a hobby on temporary haitus
  • Overheated Media My short video work, on extended haitus since 2012
  • Recent Output

    Aggregated from Benefit of the Doubt and Tumblr, which gives the best representative sample of work in multiple media, I think

    Alignment in Nashville, 2022. . . We go ways. We be...



    Alignment in Nashville, 2022.
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    We go ways. We be places.
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CjDtn6cL2eU/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

    Posted on 28 September 2022 | 5:00 pm

    The Symbolic Order // Shadow of Inscription . . . Stand tall,...



    The Symbolic Order // Shadow of Inscription
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    Stand tall, though you are barely a silhouette; you are always already part of the language, the universe of names. This is your territory, you would do well to embrace it.
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    #sketch #sketchbook #drawing #amdrawing #artoninstagram #igart #illustration #instaart #lineart #linedrawing #pencil #pencilart #pencilsketch #shading #meditation #occult #mysticism #ritual #darkarts #esoteric #spiritual #spirituality #language #surreal #surrealism #surrealart #obscureart #fantasy #silhouette #archetype
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CiRZHpguAuy/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

    Posted on 9 September 2022 | 3:59 am

    Trinket // Luminous // Curious . . . Orlando, FL August...



    Trinket // Luminous // Curious
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    Orlando, FL August 2022
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CiOkDxarkXo/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

    Posted on 8 September 2022 | 1:37 am

    In the green I realized // an army of colors . . . We’ve only...



    In the green I realized // an army of colors
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    We’ve only learned the smallest part of nature’s resilience, I promise myself, as we continue to build ourselves into the armored shell of avoidance
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    #sketch #sketchbook #drawing #amdrawing #artoninstagram #igart #illustration #instaart #lineart #linedrawing #pencil #pencilart #pencilsketch #shading #narrative #storytelling #symbolism #literature #imagination #surreal #surrealism #surrealart #obscure
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CiL0tDCrzqe/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

    Posted on 7 September 2022 | 12:05 am

    Clouds over Orlando, Aug 2022 . . #sunsetphotography #sunset...



    Clouds over Orlando, Aug 2022
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    #sunsetphotography #sunset #clouds #cloudporn
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CiBpKUtO5vw/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

    Posted on 3 September 2022 | 1:11 am

    Onslaught // Tipping the Scales . . Ah the great tradition of...



    Onslaught // Tipping the Scales
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    Ah the great tradition of “horror-aligned things where people have weird heads,” from Astereon the Minotaur to Dorohedoro to Chainsaw Man

    And this guy

    One plague-spider head against the world 🤘

    #sketch #sketchbook #drawing #amdrawing #artoninstagram #igart #illustration #instaart #lineart #linedrawing #pencil #pencilart #pencilsketch #shading #fantasy #specfic #fantasyart #surreal #surrealism #surrealart #obscure
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Ch8hf6Zr01-/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

    Posted on 1 September 2022 | 1:28 am

    Art running in tandem . . #train #graffiti #graffitiart...



    Art running in tandem
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    #train #graffiti #graffitiart #wildstyle
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Ch2V5YeLTfJ/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

    Posted on 29 August 2022 | 3:51 pm

    Split consciousness // somatic simultaneity . . Your exile...



    Split consciousness // somatic simultaneity
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    Your exile watching your insider
    Your monk watching your warrior
    Your truth watching your speculation
    The layers and layers of you, all here together
    “Finding yourself” is out.
    Now it’s time to live with yourself.
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    #sketch #sketchbook #drawing #amdrawing #artoninstagram #igart #illustration #instaart #lineart #linedrawing #pencil #pencilart #pencilsketch #shading #surreal #surrealism #surrealart #obscure
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Chzp-HeOIYr/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

    Posted on 28 August 2022 | 2:49 pm

    Unseelie Grotto // neon lights in the back...



    Unseelie Grotto // neon lights in the back room
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    #iphonephotography #arcade #videogames #retrogaming #arcadegames #arcadecabinet #80s #oldschool #coinop #pinball #pinballmachine
    https://www.instagram.com/p/ChNfQ_pOoPz/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

    Posted on 13 August 2022 | 7:04 pm

    Radiant Discourse // Supercollision Microliner and watercolor,...



    Radiant Discourse // Supercollision
    Microliner and watercolor, 2022

    #sketch #sketchbook #drawing #amdrawing #artoninstagram #igart #illustration #instaart #linedrawing #penandink #inkdrawing #inkwork #inkonpaper #ink #lineartist #penart #narrative #storytelling #symbolism #literature #imagination #surreal #surrealism #surrealart #obscure
    https://www.instagram.com/p/ChJEiBXunIu/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

    Posted on 12 August 2022 | 1:54 am

    Coin-Op . . . I’ve tried to go in some arcades over the past 5...



    Coin-Op
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    I’ve tried to go in some arcades over the past 5 years or so, and like, who has done this? Standardized all the games in these locations into low-skill money-eating carnival machines for underage ticket-seekers? Much respect to the last few actual arcade cabinets, the Street Fighter 2’s and The Simpsons and Out Run machines, still holding down the fort at the boardwalk. And even more so to the mechanical blinking-light sprocket games like this one (and skeeball, a permanent classic). Glad to be a relic of an earlier time 🤘.
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    #photography #instaxwide #instantphotography #arcade #arcadegames #arcadecabinet #videogames #retro #retrogaming #classicgaming #coinop #coinoperated #neonsign
    https://www.instagram.com/p/ChAOnFCOuMZ/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

    Posted on 8 August 2022 | 3:29 pm

    Tidal encounter . . . Taking a quick detour into sci fi...



    Tidal encounter
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    Taking a quick detour into sci fi territory.
    #sketch #sketchbook #illustration #pencil #pencilsketch #scifi #scifiart #speculativefiction #spacetravel #cosmicart
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Cg4oBeOuwxC/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

    Posted on 5 August 2022 | 4:37 pm

    Yellow Syndrome . . When I pass these chromatic expanses, these...



    Yellow Syndrome
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    When I pass these chromatic expanses, these confluences of hue, that’s when I understand (just for a moment) that everything is feeling something.
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    #photography #iphonephotography #shotoniphone #yellow #flowers #flowersofinstagram
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CghbkgrLqja/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

    Posted on 27 July 2022 | 4:26 pm

    Staggering Force “A staggering force came from him, and I knew...



    Staggering Force

    “A staggering force came from him, and I knew that I had to move quietly, a flicker in his peripheral vision.”
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    #sketch #sketchbook #drawing #amdrawing #artoninstagram #igart #illustration #instaart #pencil #pencildrawing #pencilsketch #fantasy #narrative #storytelling #symbolism #literature #imagination #mage #magicuser
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CgLjV1DOAte/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

    Posted on 19 July 2022 | 4:30 am

    A conclave of optics … I waited for you a long time, perfectly...



    A conclave of optics

    I waited for you a long time, perfectly still. Is our business done? Am I free to fade away?

    #photographylovers
    #digitalphotography
    #creativephotography
    #iphonephotography #photooftheday #instadaily #picoftheday #contemporaryphotography #closeup #closeupphotography #macro #detail #nature #naturephotography #droplets #rain #rainfall
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CgJ9T25u2Fr/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=

    Posted on 18 July 2022 | 1:39 pm