David Mertz

Relationship Status:In an open relationship
Facebook Profile:http://www.facebook.com/LuluLotus
Current City:Los Angeles, California
Hometown:Boulder, Colorado
Political Views:Anarcho-Syndicalist
Religious Views:Atheist
Interested In:Female
Looking For:Friendship
A Relationship
Bio:Known on various sites as "Lulu of the Lotus-Eaters" or variations thereof that meet site-specific constraints for aliases.

GPG pub key: 1024D/317262D2 2007-07-17
Key fingerprint = 93E2 5D5B EE88 295C 3977 6C94 BCCB 1E27 3172 62D2 (http://gnosis.cx/davidmertz.pubkey or use the keyservers)
Favorite Quotations:A commodity appears, at first sight, a very trivial thing, and easily understood. Its analysis shows that it is, in reality, a very queer thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties. (Karl Marx, Capital)

Just as the dominated classes' ideological structures determine their future political, economic, and moral situations; my own view of my position to my boss determines my relation to my boss. These thoughts in the sailor went round and round like hamsters strung out on dex. (Kathy Acker, Empire of the Senseless)

If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination. (Thomas de Quincey)

Ontology recapitulates philology. (Willard Van Orman Quine, Word and Object)

Only as a part of a social whole, only in and through a social class, does the human person become historically real and culturally productive. [...] Not a single action taken by a whole person, not a single concrete ideological formation (a thought, an artistic image, even the content of dreams) can be explained and understood without reference to socioeconomic factors. (Valentin Voloshinov, Freudianism)

Keeping medicines from the bloodstreams of the sick; food from the bellies of the hungry; books from the hands of the uneducated; technology from the underdeveloped; and putting advocates of freedom in prisons. Intellectual property is to the 21st century what the slave trade was to the 16th. (Lulu of the Lotus-Eaters)
Employers:SEIU 2009-01 - Present
Information processing;

D. E. Shaw Research 2008-03 - Present
Writer / Programmer
New York, New York
Documenting world's fastest supercomputer, being developed for computational biochemistry.

IBM, developerWorks 2001-03 - Present
Interventions and articulations in so very many areas of computer/programming technologies. Python is my greatest love though.

Gnosis Software 1998-01 - Present
Ideational Bricoleur
"We know stuff"

Madison Tyler, LLC 2006-09 - 2007-06
Secretary of Ontology
Senior Developer; computational linguistics; semantic analysis and clustering; text processing.
Education:University of Massachusetts Amherst - 1999

University of Massachusetts Amherst - 1992

University of Colorado at Boulder - 1987
Mathematics, Philosophy

Fairview High School - 1982
Activities:Computer Programs, Leftie, Erudite, Graffiti, To Get Money, All Around Good Guy
Interests:Tattoos, Theatre, Bodybuilding, Theory, Travel, Species, Leftist Politics, Law, Philosophy, Film, Geeky Stuff
Music:Bright Eyes, Gang Of Four Official, Sonic Youth, Nick Cave, Dr. Octojoculus, Cake music, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Tom Waits, Alice Donut, Buzzcocks, Lucinda Williams, Social Distortion, PJ Harvey, Bob Dylan, Rancid, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Jonathan Richman, Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy, Pere Ubu, Gillian Welch, Wilco, New York Dolls, Iggy Pop, Velvet Underground, Iris DeMent
Books:Blood and Guts in High School, Kapital, The Birth of Heroin and the Demonization of the Dope Fiend, Sublime Object of Ideology, Naked Lunch, Temporary Autonomous Zone
Movies:Children of Heaven, Storytelling, Dreams, High and Low, Dead Man, EXistenZ, Dogville, City of Hope, STRONG!
Other:RFC 2822, RFC 3986, Debord, JOHN CAGE'S 4'33'' FOR CHRISTMAS NUMBER ONE 2010, Reinstate Matt Cornell to FB, WTF has Obama done so far?, Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Walter Benjamin, Jacques Lacan, Ubuntu, Gilles Deleuze, Monthly Review, Culturekiosque, Museum of Jurassic Technology, We Want a Dislike Option, Marriage Equality, Slavoj Žižek, Python
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