Chia

Chia

tools, gatherings, & softer software

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as the world wide web, you will bear witness to my websites and i will witness you in return

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you are the space in between everything

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you are the tld, the top of everything

  • i will mail you goodies like zines, prints, keychains, & tapes each month
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About Chia

a website could never really make you feel things, but it can try to do something pretty close to it.

i'm chia and i've been making websites for a very long time.


(my last.fm in 2011)

i love the internet because all i want to do is gather the people i love in one place and i think this is where i could do it. but it needs to be reclaimed, redesigned

i make tools, gatherings, websites, prints, essays, communities, cassette tapes, cds, zines, and fun things... thinking about the internet, tools, worldbuilding, memory, identityh, digital extremism, ambience, etc.

what's this patreon for?
to support my tiny practice. i make about two websites a month. my whole life i've been gathering and teaching in some way. i don't want this to focus on writing (since it's very personal) but i've been publicly blogging at chias.blog for years and found that the pieces sometimes resonate with others. recently i've been making archives, other times little games. i also talk about websites. i don't want to say teach because i do not do that formally yet
i didn't realize or even think about art, narratives & community building through the web, the art of gathering etc. until late in college and realized it's what i've been doing my whole life
  • to support my domain names so i can make more websites and ensure they're maintained + properly archived
  • for me to funnel back to developh, where our work for filipino technologists (e.g. compensating speakers, hosting/server costs for projects, maybe one day labor) has always come for our paychecks. this is most of what i earn goes to

what do i share here?
  • research, writing, updates, software, tools, slides/dumps from talks, etc.
  • $5 and up, i share private/raw files and process writeups that share the files and thinking (probably more interesting) behind projects
  • $10 i mail you things each month. right now i am thinking prints, keychains, posters, cassette tapes. you will be able to choose which one!
  • happy to hear more suggestions

if you like what i make and want to see new work this must be the place
(i graduated from yale with a computing & the arts degree, soon will work at figma as a designer, run a nonprofit for filipino technologists called developh

✿ http://chia.design (work) ✿
http://chia.neocities.org (full site directory) ✿
✿  http://ifyouknewmewouldyoulove.me (net art) ✿
✿  https://are.na/chia
✿  https://twitter.com/hotemogf
✿  https://instagram.com/hotemogf



Goals
$50 - reached! per month
most of my (reasonable) domains will be paid off and i will be free
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