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

    For #inktober2021 day 13 - anchoring the noise … “Rather than...



    For #inktober2021 day 13 - anchoring the noise

    “Rather than learning about ourselves by studying our constructs, perhaps we should make the attempt to comprehend what our constructs are up to by looking into what we ourselves are up to.”
    Phillip K Dick

    #inktober #sketch #sketchbook #inktober2021day12 #drawing #amdrawing #artoninstagram #igart #illustration #instaart #linedrawing #penandink #inkdrawing #inkwork #inkonpaper #ink #lineartist #penart #abstract #texture #experimental #map #schematic #chaos #noiseart #glitchart
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CVGF4YvrdNp/?utm_medium=tumblr

    Posted on 16 October 2021 | 3:51 pm

    Close to the current … “Oh… I can feel it.” Kronk, Emperor’s New...



    Close to the current

    “Oh… I can feel it.”
    Kronk, Emperor’s New Groove

    #photographylovers
    #digitalphotography
    #creativephotography
    #pentax #photooftheday #instadaily #picoftheday #contemporaryphotography #texture #electrical #detail #industrial (at Philadelphia Premium Outlets)
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CVE6iNsM1Gv/?utm_medium=tumblr

    Posted on 16 October 2021 | 4:53 am

    For #inktober2021 day 11 - … “Possessed of speech, possessed by...



    For #inktober2021 day 11 -

    “Possessed of speech, possessed by it, the word having chosen the
    grossness and infirmity of man’s condition for its own compelling life,
    the human person has broken free from the great silence of matter.”
    George Steiner, Language and Silence

    #inktober #inktober2021day11 #sketch #sketchbook #drawing #amdrawing #artoninstagram #igart #illustration #instaart #linedrawing #penandink #inkdrawing #inkwork #inkonpaper #ink #lineartist #penart
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CU_JP1Erba5/?utm_medium=tumblr

    Posted on 13 October 2021 | 11:06 pm

    “The mapping tradition of the bird’s-eye view, evident in the...



    “The mapping tradition of the bird’s-eye view, evident in the map of Chicago, was no longer a mere convention. By virtue of its great distance, an aerial view resolved what might have seemed ground-level confusion into an apparently vaster order and symmetry.”
    James C Scott, Seeing Like a State

    #photographylovers
    #digitalphotography
    #creativephotography
    #pentax #photooftheday #instadaily #picoftheday #contemporaryphotography
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CU-0KSBPSA-/?utm_medium=tumblr

    Posted on 13 October 2021 | 8:02 pm

    For #inktober2021 day 10 - a scarce presence … “The dark...



    For #inktober2021 day 10 - a scarce presence

    “The dark suspicions of a winter’s night:
    The missing hands of clocks.
    The poisoned chocolates in the heart-shaped box.”
    Martha Grimes, Send Bygraves

    #inktober #inktober2021day10 #sketch #sketchbook #drawing #amdrawing #artoninstagram #igart #illustration #instaart #linedrawing #penandink #inkdrawing #inkwork #inkonpaper #ink #lineartist #penart #surreal #surrealism #surrealart #obscure
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CU-Pem7LV3d/?utm_medium=tumblr

    Posted on 13 October 2021 | 2:41 pm

    “Word by word, licked up by the sordid dilemma of the hero and...



    “Word by word, licked up by the sordid dilemma of the hero and heroine, letting himself be absorbed to the point where the images settled down and took on color and movement, he was witness to the final encounter in the mountain cabin.”
    Julio Cortazar, A Continuity of Parks

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

    Posted on 13 October 2021 | 1:29 pm

    For #inktober2021 day 9 - breach … “The wise pleasure seeker […]...



    For #inktober2021 day 9 - breach

    “The wise pleasure seeker […] gives up both Virtue and Vice and becomes a Kiaist. Riding the Shark of his desire he crosses the ocean of the dual principle and engages himself in self-love.”
    Austin Osman Spare, The Book of Pleasure

    #inktober #inktober2021day9 #sketch #sketchbook #drawing #amdrawing #artoninstagram #igart #illustration #instaart #linedrawing #penandink #inkdrawing #inkwork #inkonpaper #ink #lineartist #penart #meditation #occult #mysticism #ritual #darkarts #esoteric #spiritual #spirituality #surreal #surrealism #surrealart
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CU7wELgrE5b/?utm_medium=tumblr

    Posted on 12 October 2021 | 3:28 pm

    Giraffe Philadelphia Zoo, 2021 … “An animal’s eyes have the...



    Giraffe
    Philadelphia Zoo, 2021

    “An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”
    Martin Buber, I and Thou

    #photographylovers
    #digitalphotography
    #creativephotography
    #pentax #photooftheday #instadaily #picoftheday #contemporaryphotography #giraffe #wildlife
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CU7gYe9LEIa/?utm_medium=tumblr

    Posted on 12 October 2021 | 1:11 pm

    For #inktober2021 day 8 - oscillating pattern … “In all the...



    For #inktober2021 day 8 - oscillating pattern

    “In all the houses, men are shaving behind their windows; their heads are thrown back, sometimes they stare at the looking glass, sometimes at the sky to see whether it’s going to be a fine day.”
    Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea

    #inktober #inktober2021day8
    #sketch #sketchbook #drawing #amdrawing #artoninstagram #igart #illustration #instaart #linedrawing #penandink #inkdrawing #inkwork #inkonpaper #ink #lineartist #penart #abstract #minimal #minimalist #minimalism
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CU5l7mdvHpR/?utm_medium=tumblr

    Posted on 11 October 2021 | 7:21 pm

    “The Utopians […] have always been maniacs and oddballs: a...



    “The Utopians […] have always been maniacs and oddballs: a deformation readily enough explained by the fallen societies in which they had to fulfill their vocation.”
    Fredric Jameson, Archaeologies of the Future, ch. 2

    #photographylovers
    #digitalphotography
    #creativephotography
    #pentax #photooftheday #instadaily #picoftheday #contemporaryphotography #concrete #texture #foliage #growth
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CU5bScGrWGK/?utm_medium=tumblr

    Posted on 11 October 2021 | 5:48 pm

    For #inktober2021 day 7 - BUDDING BLOSSOM … “Light is...



    For #inktober2021 day 7 - BUDDING BLOSSOM

    “Light is provided by certain spherical fruits that bear the name ‘bulbs.’ There are two of these bulbs in each hexagon, set crosswise. The light they give is insufficient, and unceasing.”
    Jorge Luis Borges, The Library of Babel

    #inktober2021day7 #inktober #abstract #geometry #geometric #geometricart #sketch #sketchbook #drawing #amdrawing #artoninstagram #igart #illustration #instaart #linedrawing #penandink #inkdrawing #inkwork #inkonpaper #ink #lineartist #penart #minimalism
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CU03M8lrvtz/?utm_medium=tumblr

    Posted on 9 October 2021 | 11:16 pm

    “During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the...



    “During the whole of a dull, dark, and
    soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country…”
    Edgar Allen Poe, Fall of the House of Usher

    #photographylovers
    #digitalphotography
    #creativephotography
    #pentax #photooftheday #instadaily #picoftheday #contemporaryphotography #moodyphotography #moodygram #bigmood #emptywindow #halloween #autumn #autumnvibes
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CU0JykALFX2/?utm_medium=tumblr

    Posted on 9 October 2021 | 4:39 pm

    For #inktober2021 day 6 - Swath … “I once read an Italian novel...



    For #inktober2021 day 6 - Swath

    “I once read an Italian novel in which there was a street sweeper who swung his broom with the majestic gesture of a reaper.”
    Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space

    #inktober2021day6 #inktober #abstract #geometric #geometry #geometricart #sketch #sketchbook #drawing #amdrawing #artoninstagram #igart #illustration #instaart #linedrawing #penandink #inkdrawing #inkwork #inkonpaper #ink #lineartist #penart
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CUyXKUxrCYy/?utm_medium=tumblr

    Posted on 8 October 2021 | 11:57 pm

    Gazebo with Tinted Sky Lewes Beach, DE … “For this reason, be ...



    Gazebo with Tinted Sky
    Lewes Beach, DE

    “For this reason, be
    Square but not cutting,
    Angular but not prickly,
    Straight but not arrogant,
    Bright but not dazzling.“
    Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching #21, trans. Victor H. Mair

    #photographylovers
    #digitalphotography
    #creativephotography
    #pentax #photooftheday #instadaily #picoftheday #contemporaryphotography #retouched #atmosphere #cloudscape #publicspace
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CUxppwzr4wF/?utm_medium=tumblr

    Posted on 8 October 2021 | 5:20 pm

    For #inktober2021 day 5 - point of contact … “For, in the...



    For #inktober2021 day 5 - point of contact

    “For, in the beginning, in the situation, if no event supplements it there is no truth. There is merely what I call veridicality. Diagonally, through gaps, out of all the veridical statements, there is a chance that a truth befall from the moment that an event has encountered its supernumerary name.”
    Alain Badiou, Manifesto for Philosophy

    #sketch #sketchbook #drawing #amdrawing #artoninstagram #igart #illustration #instaart #linedrawing #penandink #inkdrawing #inkwork #inkonpaper #ink #lineartist #penart #inktober #inktober2021day5 #abstract #geometry #geometric #geometricart
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CUxUAl4rN6r/?utm_medium=tumblr

    Posted on 8 October 2021 | 2:11 pm