evolved aesthetics, media ontology & social critique

“Dustin’s word, written and spoken, are grounded poetry. The sounds are beautiful themselves but the papier-mâché holding them together is a work of art.

Schooled by the history of humanity and its culture, his flavor is influenced by powerful minds from other times and places. He is a philosopher and a theologian. The things he is certain of in the world are uncertainty and the perpetual unfolding of the universal life. The most traumatic moments in human history are the ones in which the world wakes up and sees the prison of its idols and technologies for what they are. His writing focuses broadly on the intersections of art and spirituality in the post-modern age, paving a new forward.”

In this season of rapid change, Dustin is hopeful that the human spirit is able to withdraw from the apocalyptic scene and recreate, reinvigorate, and reclaim the space of the human spirit hijacked by the imperial and colonial spectacle of late capitalism. Otherwise, we will forever be caught off guard, failing to remember that evolution and her complexity can spiral backwards and downwards or forward and upward. It will hold us together or rip us apart.

Dustin renders new worlds that challenge his audience to see the variety of unexplored dimensions that lie in wait beneath our feet and fingertips.”

“A metaphysical pleasure.”

“The marketing may sicken him, but it’s so damn easy, it basically writes itself.”


1st/15th is a semi-monthly newsletter that expresses the desire for the political. It features bitesized looks into Dustin’s concerns about the state of things in addition to curated reading and watching recommendations. Subscribe below.

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The Terminal Post started after wrestling with the question, “how could one use the internet as the form itself?” This digital zine challenges readers to reconsider how our human consciousness has been altered by the age of internet-connectivity. It features curated music recommendations and other speculative, surrealist work.

“He’s so smart, in fact, that when he says stupid things everyone presumes he’s kidding.”

“Dustin is cool. I, obviously, am not because I have identified him as such.”

“Always like restaurant quality food.”