Panda Mery

Panda Mery | 판다 메리

Almost too calm productive irritant,
neurodivergent researcher, bricoleur and flâneur

calm, almost too calm
1. Name of this website.
2. Description on a police custody record: ‘RISK ASSESSMENT: D[etained] P[risoner] is calm on arrival, almost too calm’.
3. State of the author when in stressful situations.
4. Title of a chapter in the book Being Autistic.

Locations: Seoul, London & Paris – Earth

Current projects


Read the latest posts or browse the archive.

police apology

A selection of articles

A few soapflakes from EXE Magazine:

'Pataphysical, biographical and other occurences

Flickr  Some of my pictures on Flickr:

Panda Mery - View my recent photos on Flickriver Panda Mery - View my most interesting photos on Flickriver

Suspicious clothing  Pictures of the discontinued line of suspicious clothing:

RedPhone  A smartphone and a Bluetooth headset are some of the tools that have hanged from my batbelt. I sometimes carry other stuff.

WhatDoTheyKnow  Some of my Freedom of Information requests on WhatDoTheyKnow (and older ones also on WhatDoTheyKnow).

LinkedIn  My Curriculum vitae

Mastodon Mastodon:


The name of this web domain – a portmanteau word made from ‘gizmo’ and ‘astronaut’ – meaning an explorer of things you can’t put a name to.

A gizmo is ‘something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known [syn: doodad, doohickey, doojigger, gimmick, gizmo, gismo, gubbins, thingamabob, thingumabob, thingmabob, thingamajig, thingumajig, thingmajig, thingummy, whatchamacallit, whatchamacallum, whatsis, widget]. A device or control that is very useful for a particular job [syn: appliance, contraption, contrivance, convenience, gadget, gizmo, gismo, widget].’ (Source: WordNet)

An astronaut is a ‘member of the crew of a spaceship or other spacecraft that travels beyond Earth's atmosphere, or someone trained to serve that purpose.’, ‘From astro- +‎ -naut. Coined from Ancient Greek ἄστρον (ástron, “star”) and ναύτης (naútēs, “sailor”).’ (Source: Wiktionary)

The first use of the word ‘gizmonaut’ appears to be in ‘programmers are almost universally gizmonauts’ by Lou Grinzo (Source: EXE Magazine, November 1999) and, with a different spelling, in a book titled The Gismonauts written by Keo Felker Lazarus (Published in 1981 by Modern Curriculum Press; ISBN 0695416073)

Many thanks to everyone visiting this website. It has been developed while listening to Nahmi’s music.