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

    Even the body is just data dismembered by the bone saw of space...



    Even the body is just data dismembered by the bone saw of space and time
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    #sketch #sketchbook #drawing #amdrawing #artoninstagram #igart #illustration #instaart #linedrawing #penandink #inkdrawing #inkwork #inkonpaper #deepthought #ink #lineartist #penart #meditation #occult #mysticism #ritual #darkarts #esoteric #spiritual #spirituality #surreal #surrealism #surrealart #obscure
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CTXz2T7PeZm/?utm_medium=tumblr

    Posted on 3 September 2021 | 7:57 pm

    This was summer Looking back on the oasis that was summer 2021,...



    This was summer

    Looking back on the oasis that was summer 2021, when there were glimpses of normalcy for a while. I know a lot of people got shots like this back around 7/4, but this one is mine and I am proud of how it came out. Small pleasures, exploring recent memories before they start to fade, you know.
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    #photographylovers
    #digitalphotography
    #creativephotography
    #pentax #photooftheday #instadaily #picoftheday #contemporaryphotography #fireworks #summervibes #july2021 #endofsummer #lowlights #silhouette (at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware)
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CTPn7hGLwxJ/?utm_medium=tumblr

    Posted on 31 August 2021 | 3:39 pm

    the contemporary shadow alongside native language gives a...



    the contemporary shadow
    alongside native language

    gives a formless immensity
    to abstract love

    a single humanity
    dreams an
    unholy fantasy
    of euphoria capitalism

    Ancient fear
    is but a slight consolation.

    [text + image by Jesse, with credit for visual reference to The Naked City (1948)]

    #sketch #sketchbook #drawing #amdrawing #artoninstagram #igart #illustration #instaart #linedrawing #penandink #inkdrawing #inkwork #inkonpaper #deepthought #ink #lineartist #penart #poetry #poetrycomics #poem #poet #micropoem #visualpoetry #visualpoem #experimentalpoetry #vispo #poetrycommunity #poetrygram #surrealism #obscure
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CTNWStuLjwm/?utm_medium=tumblr

    Posted on 30 August 2021 | 6:26 pm

    An object at rest How many miles you got hidden in that black...



    An object at rest

    How many miles you got hidden in that black box history? At least you caught up with all the light (or died tryin)

    #photographylovers
    #digitalphotography
    #creativephotography
    #pentax #photooftheday #instadaily #picoftheday #contemporaryphotography #moodyphotography #moodygram #bigmood
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CTLYWSRL2o-/?utm_medium=tumblr

    Posted on 30 August 2021 | 12:06 am

    a light source // out of sequence // obliterated by a...



    a light source
    // out of sequence //
    obliterated
    by a torque
    in spacetime

    [text + image by Jesse, Man With the Movie Camera (Vertov, 1929) used as a reference image]

    #sketch #sketchbook #drawing #amdrawing #artoninstagram #igart #illustration #instaart #linedrawing #penandink #inkdrawing #inkwork #inkonpaper #deepthought #ink #lineartist #penart #poetry #poetrycomics #poem #poet #visualpoetry #visualpoem #poetryandart #experimentalpoetry #vispo #poetrycommunity #poetrygram #igpoetry #illustratedpoetry
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CTIVD7vLNGu/?utm_medium=tumblr

    Posted on 28 August 2021 | 7:39 pm

    / // // / Gaps / // // / I almost got this shot with a rabbit...



    / // // / Gaps / // // /

    I almost got this shot with a rabbit framed perfectly between the boards, but my fingers were slow and the quarry was quick

    #photographylovers
    #digitalphotography
    #creativephotography
    #pentax #photooftheday #instadaily #picoftheday #contemporaryphotography
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CTFUpJGLv49/?utm_medium=tumblr

    Posted on 27 August 2021 | 3:38 pm

    The Question Credit to Man With the Movie Camera (Vertov, 1929)...



    The Question

    Credit to Man With the Movie Camera (Vertov, 1929) used as a starting reference image

    The world is an artifact of the human mind crafted in the privacy of personal experience. It’s hard to avoid the ominous feeling that it may also be the human mind, operating on an entirely different register, that dismantles it.
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    #sketch #sketchbook #drawing #amdrawing #artoninstagram #igart #illustration #instaart #linedrawing #penandink #inkdrawing #inkwork #inkonpaper #deepthought #ink #lineartist #penart #surreal #surrealism #surrealart #obscure #inkwash #colorwash
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CS93X5pLF4G/?utm_medium=tumblr

    Posted on 24 August 2021 | 6:08 pm

    Dog days 2021 . . This is sun after rain. Best I could do to...



    Dog days 2021
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    This is sun after rain. Best I could do to capture that hard light, which is accompanied by a sort of bleary-eyed hazy quality in the air. Path going somewhere, but a dog who isn’t in a hurry to follow it.
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    “At the bank, cast a line. Fully content, fish or no fish.”
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    #doglife #photographylovers #summer2021
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CS6sqcNLjUQ/?utm_medium=tumblr

    Posted on 23 August 2021 | 12:36 pm

    TO ME // from patient // GRAVITY . . Even the force of...



    TO ME // from patient // GRAVITY
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    Even the force of attraction between masses has to let some things go. If gravity is a concavity in space time, nature just shrugged her shoulders and learned to climb.
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    “What goes up must come down”
    First of all, this isn’t particularly true even on its own merits, but even if it was, it doesn’t matter… the thing has gone up. That’s enough of a miracle.

    #sketch #sketchbook #drawing #amdrawing #artoninstagram #igart #illustration #instaart #linedrawing #penandink #inkdrawing #inkwork #inkonpaper #deepthought #ink #lineartist #penart
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CSwyQ34r4sI/?utm_medium=tumblr

    Posted on 19 August 2021 | 4:13 pm

    Roadside mushroom party, without and with doggy nose . . . There...



    Roadside mushroom party, without and with doggy nose
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    There is so much Skyrim to this cluster of amanitas (disclaimer: I know nothing about mushrooms). I just want to pick one and brew something.

    #photographylovers
    #digitalphotography
    #creativephotography
    #pentax #photooftheday #instadaily #picoftheday #contemporaryphotography #mushrooms #naturephotography #closeup #depthoffield
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CSkyp2kLzPg/?utm_medium=tumblr

    Posted on 15 August 2021 | 12:25 am

    From the riverbed . . Thinking of how every simple thing...



    From the riverbed
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    Thinking of how every simple thing contains infinite complex things waiting to be activated

    #sketch #sketchbook #drawing #amdrawing #artoninstagram #igart #illustration #instaart #linedrawing #penandink #inkdrawing #inkwork #inkonpaper #deepthought #ink #lineartist #penart #watercolor #texture #inkwash #colorwash
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CSZl4kzrtCL/?utm_medium=tumblr

    Posted on 10 August 2021 | 4:05 pm

    Incidental triple...



    Incidental triple exposure
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    #photographylovers
    #digitalphotography
    #creativephotography #pentax #photooftheday #instadaily #picoftheday #contemporaryphotography #doubleexposure
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CRorFlVrEEa/?utm_medium=tumblr

    Posted on 22 July 2021 | 4:05 pm

    Font like fountain When was the last time something stopped you...



    Font like fountain

    When was the last time something stopped you in your tracks and really asked you to give an account of yourself? Not just the passing glance of self-consciousness, the polite stumbling curb of social stigma and embarrassment, but like, a real solid wall? A wall that said, “before you go on, you will have to pass through me”?
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    #sketch #sketchbook #drawing #amdrawing #artoninstagram #igart #illustration #linedrawing #penandink #inkdrawing #inkwork #inkonpaper #deepthought #ink #lineartist #penart #surreal #surrealism #surrealart #obscure #poetry #poetrycomics #poem #poet #micropoem #visualpoetry #experimentalpoetry #poetrycommunity #poetrygram #illustratedpoetry
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CRcY7RtLVpG/?utm_medium=tumblr

    Posted on 17 July 2021 | 9:35 pm

    Mt. Airy Village Just things that caught my eye Maybe the late...



    Mt. Airy Village
    Just things that caught my eye

    Maybe the late 20th century aesthetic (70’s grime and glamour, 80’s decadence) will be immortalized as a cultural reference point, because that’s what got caught in the first wave of endless hi-def appropriation… the permanent fetish of digital nostalgia

    #photographylovers
    #digitalphotography
    #creativephotography
    #pentax #photooftheday #instadaily #picoftheday #contemporaryphotography #urbanphotography #philly #grittysoul #storefront (at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CRRO4D4rHaK/?utm_medium=tumblr

    Posted on 13 July 2021 | 1:36 pm

    *Bright light haiku* Influenced partly by watching Bo Burnham’s...



    *Bright light haiku*
    Influenced partly by watching Bo Burnham’s INSIDE
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    #sketch #sketchbook #drawing #amdrawing #artoninstagram #igart #illustration #instaart #linedrawing #penandink #inkdrawing #inkwork #inkonpaper #ink #surreal #surrealism #surrealart #obscure #poetry #poetrycomics #poem #poet #micropoem #visualpoetry #poetrycommunity #poetrygram #poetryislife #poetryofig #poetryandillustration #illustratedpoetry
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CQ9KAiWLhi4/?utm_medium=tumblr

    Posted on 5 July 2021 | 6:28 pm