‘Just Experimenting: Playing the Edge of Film’ Open Call for Film – Deadline: May 24th, 2018

The Public Tarot: Generative Fortunes

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A generative tarot reader by Marilyn Roxie. The Public Tarot was made with open-source, interactive fiction software Twine. Purple text indicates word associations with the 78 Rider-Waite tarot images given by 31 survey respondents who ranged in familiarity or lack thereof with the tarot. These responses were then remixed with text from A.E. Waite’s The Pictorial Key to the Tarot (1911), which is now in the public domain.

The tarot card images are of the 1909 Rider-Waite deck illustrated by Pamela Coleman Smith, originally scanned by Holly Voley and sourced from the Internet Sacred Text Archive. These images are in the public domain and have been passed through a 16-bit color filter.

Special thanks to survey-takers, troubleshooters, and play-testers:

Hune Ceaulage, ChapelR, Barbara D’Aversa, Devon, the Digital Futures class at Manchester Metropolitan University, feodoric, GoblinSpaceWizard, Nolan Harris, Kelly Jones, Michelle Jones, Ciel King-Williams, Ryan Daniel Koenig, litrouke, The Mad Exile, Ruth Miller, Natari, Ocean, Fex Orumwense, Daisy Polaski, Elsie Profilio, qdot, Ruune, Ant Shea, Tala, Nicholas van der Waard, Wendy, Nam Vo, Bishop Xiong, and all anonymous survey respondents.

The background image is a photograph taken by Rodion Kutsaev and the cursor icons are by MadameBerry, both licensed in the public domain.

HE – An Adult Interactive Story

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HE is an adult interactive story by Marilyn Roxie exploring sex and romance through a trans/queer lens of meandering dreams, thoughts, and fantasies.

HE is a confounding web of transient beauty, the switch between dominance and submission, and the senses for you, the reader, to untangle. You may find that retracing your steps reveals new thoughts in certain previous passages. There are five possible endings depending on the paths you take. See what you find in taking unexpected routes. Restart and alter your course if you reach dead-ends or looping roads.

HE includes adult content.  Please play only if you are over 18 and comfortable with this.


Obsidian Offerings
Installation Shot at LUDWIG, Berlin

My primary focus in art at this time is working in digital video collage, especially music videos. I use a combination of my own footage, found materials from Creative Commons and the public domain, and digital worlds and computer art to weave new queer realities. My video work has been shown at ASI Art Gallery and Artists’ Television Access in San Francisco and at LUDWIG in Berlin.


Vulpiano Records

Vulpiano Records was launched in November 2009 by synth musician Marilyn Roxie. Initially created as a place to house unsigned and independent artists Roxie had gotten to know from connecting with friends on and submissions to their music blog A Future in Noise. These artists got on board with Roxie’s vision of a carefully curated selection of legally free digital music. The music is licensed under Creative Commons to encourage sharing of this fabulous music with friends and through blogs and podcasts. Some artists choose to offer pay-what-you-want or limited physical release copies in addition to the digital release. In June 2011, Solange Gularte of Natural Snow Buildings designed a logo of a fox curled up (one eye shut, one watchful eye open) for the netlabel.

Vulpiano Records is now available in its entirety on Internet Archive and a selection of 256kbps+ releases is available on Free Music Archive.

Twink Studies

Twink Studies will be my first book and the first book ever to discuss twink identity and subculture in-depth. Few journals or mainstream publications have ever delved into twinkhood. Standing in a liminal place between masculinity and femininity and carrying a bit of baggage from each side, twinks are simultaneously described as “thin, smooth, and buff”, “slim or waiflike”, “effeminate”, and “presumably shallow and air-headed”. Anticipated release in fall 2018.

I maintain sex-positive writer and educator Carol Queen’s website ( I set up affiliate links and banners, and add links to upcoming events as well as previous articles and videos from websites past and present to provide a full view of Queen’s contributions to sex education and activist discourse.

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