Dylan Kinnett

Dylan Kinnett

Konnichiwa! I’m Dylan Kinnett, a writer and web developer in Baltimore, Maryland who makes spoken word recordings, a literary journal, weird sounds, books, code projects, and photos.

I’m into zines, indie publishing, hypertext1, and whatever they used to call Alt Lit. I put together a literary magazine that focuses on new and unusual forms of writing, and with it I host a reading series modelled after a late night talk show. I lived in Japan for a while. I enjoy mustard more than other condiments, as well as all the foods that go with mustard.

At work, I’m the manager of the web department for an art museum. On any given day I’m designing rich media experiences for the galleries, refining an open-access art site, and managing content via HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

After all that, I’m tired, so I play with my cat, Penny.

About the site

So what does this all have to do with No Categories and why did I name the website this?

The name No Categories was inspired by a line by the poet Michael McClure. Three years after he had given his first reading at the Six Gallery in San Francisco, an event that put West Coast Beat Poets on the literary map, Michael McClure exclaimed in his poem: “THERE ARE NO CATEGORIES!” I’ve always like that line, as an antidote to all the irrational boundaries in the world.

I’ve always used this website as a kind of sketchbook, to publish bits of writing, and to learn new ways to build websites. It’s always a “website under construction” as they say because, let’s face it, there’s no such thing as a finished web site.

How to Support No Categories

I publish when I can, and maintain some open source projects for fun. If you’ve found any of them valueable, here’s how you can show thanks:

  1. Follow me on Twitter or subscribe to my RSS feed.
  2. Buy anything at Amazon using this link and I’ll earn a small commission.
  3. Send a donation via PayPal or Square Cash.

Selected interviews

  1. I wrote my undergraduate senior thesis on the development and aesthetics of electronic, non-linear literature↩︎