photo by Shane Gardner

I’m Zach Barocas. I’m a drummer (I play Dream Cymbals and Ludwig Drums), sometime poet (though not lately), a publisher, a somewhat cranky cinephile, an amateur photographer, and a stationery shop owner.
I live with my wife in Brooklyn, NY.
I’m on Micro.blog. I’m on Twitter and Instagram, too, even though I’m a believer in not giving everything we do to corporate interests, data mining, and advertising. Although I understand it’s hard to talk about those things without sounding hostile, I think we need to talk about them anyway, as sensitively and effectively as possible.

I have no doubt that the current climate of mob-mentality, prejudice, greed, envy, and impatience owes itself as much to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as it does to the aspects of our nature that are exploited by their engineering.
Feel free to drop me a line if you want to. Especially if you want to talk about books, photography, poetry, music, notebooks, pens, pencils, fairness, justice, or peace.