About

flurghy400

Linguist Musician Photographer


LINGUISTICS
I am interested in how technology and language influence each other.

For example: How social media/communication platforms that allow users to upload custom emoji/emoticons cause the development of an image based lexicon that is group/community specific.*

*[Please contact me if you would like to collaborate on researching this phenomenon]

I am interested in how made up words in English language literature (e.g. – muggle) are translated or adapted to other languages.

I have the equivalent of a minor in French and enjoy the challenge of learning other languages. In addition to making further progress in my French studies, I would like to learn Korean, Russian, Swedish, and Spanish (so I don’t keep accidentally speaking French to the nice people that work at my favorite taco shops).


MUSIC
I am a saxophonist and currently play with the C3 Big Band which is based out of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. I am open to collaboration with musicians from all music genres including experimental genres.

One of my most favorite performances of all time:
The Music of Frank Zappa: Arthur Barrow at UNT – 23 April 2015


PHOTOGRAPHY
I like documenting the things I see around me. I got my start in black and white film photography for a photojournalism course. While I no longer have access to a dark room for film processing, I still have a deep love for black and white photography and try to shoot B&W in digital as often as I can. I think it is one of my strengths in the art form.

I find myself regularly using my iPhone out of convenience to capture everyday moments.

I also use a very small DSLR kit – Minolta Maxxum 7D w/ 19mm-35mm Vivitar lens, 28mm-100mm stock Minolta lens, 70mm-300mm Tamron lens, an assortment of filters, and homemade accessories.

When I can get my hands on one, I enjoy the experience of exploring the capabilities of the GoPro Hero4.


COPYRIGHT
All of my work is licensed under the Creative Commons license linked below. I will make exceptions to that license but I must be contacted for permission.

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of all works (audio recordings, photographs, videos, written works, etc.) without express and written permission from Flurghy is strictly prohibited.

 

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