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Likes/Dislikes asks interesting individuals to create two lists: one of their likes, one of dislikes. The feature is based on two things: an excerpt from Susan Sontag’s As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980 and another from Roland Barthes’ autobiography (trans. Richard Howard, 1977). The exercise, while gratuitous, is rooted in ideas of pattern, construction, specificity, and memory.

Hamish Robertson is an artist, creative consultant, photographer, filmmaker, editor, and publisher based in Los Angeles, California.

Likes:

— Driving
— Gift wrap
— Spiritualized
— British racing green

— Yorkies
— Porsche 912
— Fortnum & Mason
— West Texas
— Puns
— Danish butter
— French bread
— Visiting supermarkets while abroad
— Ceramics
— Archival filing
— Leather driving gloves
— Warming plates for meals
— Ink splats
— Serif type
— Chipotle carrots
— Islay whisky
— Kyoto bookstores
— Ahmad Jamal
— Fresh flowers
— Sophie Calle
— The Hollywood Bowl, Canadian architecture
— Icelandic accents
— Princes Street Gardens
— Brown food
— Handwritten notes
— Crying during inflight movies
— The martini at Bemelman’s
— Cashmere socks
— Rice crackers
— The Clash

Dislikes:

— Eating meat
— Peanut butter
— Riding bikes
— Broccoli
— All James Bond films prior to Casino Royale
— In-n-Out burgers
— Watches
— Bragging
— Lime green
— Guns
— Flashlights
— Halloween
— Delegating
— Symmetry
— Most films
— Truffle oil
— Tupperware
— The news
— Not being able to play piano
— Loud voices
— Potholes
— Digital cameras
— The process for boarding an aircraft
— Hot sand
— Facebook

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