About

My main website is here: http://kavid.xyz/semiprof

Remaining near or seeking out academia, I ought to maintain my name: I’m Kavi Duvvoori, a Digital Arts and New Media MFA candidate at UC Santa Cruz, with interest in the relations between language, formal / linguistic structure, poetics, and nonsense. I’m also interested in math and programming, with my degree in the former, and games, which I play and stumbled into an academic program about. I write computationally mediated poetry, as one way among others of trying to understand language. I am committed to a certain online living-in-public, living-in-language. It has risks, but I also find it the most honest and productive thing to do.  What’s interesting to me about art-and-writing-or-whatever is the process of coming up against the things one doesn’t understand, not the artifact one gets out of that encounter.

This is a place where I will post musings that metabolize themselves as arguments or explanations. Subjects might include digital language arts, literature, games & simulation, math & CS & linguistics, identity & personal diary (things like depression, queerness, race, and adjacent confusions), poorly informed rambling on politics or continental philosophy.

“BLUE NOTEBOOK #10

There lived a redheaded man who had no eyes or ears. He didn’t have hair either, so he was called a redhead arbitrarily.

He couldn’t talk because he had no mouth. He didn’t have a nose either.

He didn’t even have arms or legs. He had no stomach, he had no back, no spine, and he didn’t have any insides at all. There was nothing to speak of! So, we don’t even know who we’re talking about.

We’d better not talk about him any more.”

-Daniil Kharms, trans. Matvei Yankelevich