This is where thoughts become things.

Hi, I'm Daniela. Welcome to my personal lair on the Internet. This is where I write about storytelling, activism, technology and pop culture. Sometimes I post videos. I update my lair when the mood strikes me. Follow me on Twitter for daily updates (@dcap).

Tag : bushwick

Vloggin’ it up!

I realized the only way I am going to be able to commit to blogging everyday is if I can mix it up with some video. I am excited about unleashing my weirdness and sharing it with my family and friends.

My new channel, therealdcap, is going to be an experiment in self-expression and community-building. And as I noted in my bio, it’s also just an excuse for me to bug out. For the last seven years I’ve been creating media as my profession, which has been very rewarding. But I’ve always enjoyed the online/video folk art of others, and I am ready to start doing my own experimenting again. I’m inspiring by video artists like Laurel Nakadate, vloggers like my IRL friend FilmFuturist, and crazy awesome parents like the SHAYTARDS.

The video below from 2009 is probably proof of why my videos should remain private. But you’re here! I’ve got you now! Bwahahaha.

I love to dance in my bedroom and pretend my spoon is a microphone. Why I keep a spoon in my room is fodder for a future blog post, perhaps.

I’ve been creating personal videos and putting them online since 1999, but rarely shared anything I made. The fact that no one was really watching video online at the time might have had something to do with it. Back then, I didn’t know about these guys, which is probably a good thing. I am pretty sure I would have joined their collective and turned into some sort of “Lawnmower Man“-esque crazy robot lady.

I’m kicking off this daily creative experiment with a look back at what used to make me smile, and will be posting new videos next week. Instead of tossing videos randomly all over the Internet, like the one below on Flickr, I’m going to start being organized with my weirdness and keeping it all in one place on therealdcap. We’ll see how that goes.

Enjoy your weekend! I’m not posting again until Monday — weekends shouldn’t count in this daily posting pact, I mean, come on.

Bushwick Tales: My First House Party

On Saturday I hosted my first house party since moving to NY. Attendees were friends from Afro-Punk and random nice people off the street! We listened to music, livestreamed on a private channel, workshopped some material, ate a lot of snacks and had lots of great convos.

Kaos Blac beat me to this by writing about the party this morning. ^_^ He was a great parlor games manager and candid photographer.

The best part about last night was being around a bunch of interesting people committed to their different art projects. It was also great to debut my new Mario Bros. decals.

It’s a bit of a benchmark for me to finally be able to accommodate guests; I’ve been a bit of a rolling stone. But I have been in my place now since Sept ’07, so once I got the couch it was only a matter of time before I would want people over to sit on it.

edit: Here is some video Kaos Blac aka Bryan shot. He caught me eating his quesadilla at the party.

You can watch the entire video below. Thanks, Bryan!