psychoSage

A chaotic, multi-disciplinary digital creative.

Each of these things bring me joy and income:

psycho vs. Sage

Why do I call myself psychoSage? To separate my hobbies from paid work — self-employment creates a confusing environment between these things, and the visual design I've created helps me subconsciously keep myself focused. Focused on work when I'm working, focused on play when I'm playing.

psycho_____

Projects prepended with "psycho" are to remind myself that I am human, being experimental, non-profit, angry, and rebellious. "psycho" is also a slightly pejorative reference to my schizophrenia diagnosis. It is lowercased by design to de-emphasize the passive, long-term, and self-inflicted subjugation of self-deprecation. Holy shit, that was a mouthful. Here, have some soda to wash down that nothing-burger.

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_____Sage

Projects appended with "Sage" are to remind myself while working that I am a producer of value in our capitalist society, being as polished as I can in my work, for-profit, calm, and pragmatic. "Sage" is also a reference to my aspirational practice/way of doing business. Words prefixed to Sage are lowercased by design. Not only to match the 'psycho' lowercasing, but to indicate a commitment to ideology over product or profit.

What's cooking on the front burner, Ian?

I am making macroSage, the application infrastructure for my future — and yours.

With an app that builds apps, we can interact with the digital world more independently without an over-reliance on software that nickels-and-dimes us to the point of only being available to the wealthy & technically inclined.