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My self-summary
"A detached, observant, and indifferent man. I am constantly under scrutiny by the society that surrounds me; that is okay. Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow" -- Influenced by Albert Camus|George Sand

The paraphrase represents my identity as an artist, a designer, and an engineer, whichs translates into an imaginative, intransigent, and introspective individual. For what it's worth, that aligns perfectly with 'INTP'. It is interesting how close I fit that description. Unabashedly, who I am is greatly defined by what I do: I am a designer. My personality and passion are inextricably connected to my profession. There is no on-off switch.

As an extrovertible introvert, I prefer to observe, then act accordingly, or not at all. I don't judge: I don't care enough. I am more than willing to help others in need, but nothing of humanity will leave me shocked or saddened.

I am very passionate towards a few things. You will find out as you read further.

Ok. I'll tell you one: MUSIC. I'll periodically post songs that I like:

The New Division - Shadows + Gemini albums

I have faults....

I was born and raised in south jersey where "only the strong survive, then eventually leave", ha.

I seek moments that evoke a combination of anxiety, fear, and euphoria. That doesn't mean bdsm; it means I continually accept instances where I'm pushed outside of my comfort zone. I hope to find a equal who can do that for me.
What I’m doing with my life
I work on R&D projects for an early-stage SF A|E|C firm doing design| material research| structural analysis on prefab, modular prototypes. In other words, the dyson|ikea of architecture. I can't say much more about it.

I co-teach two courses in structures for architecture grads and undergrads at CAL.

I do contract work. At the moment, I work with an architect in Oakland on two projects: one is in San Pablo; the other is in Mt Shasta.

If you didn't deduce from the info above my background is in compsci, architecture, and structural engineering from Lehigh university and Cal.
I’m really good at
Being incredibly good at everything, then messing it up, only to do it all again, with perfection effortlessly. It's a cycle, it's incessant; it's absurdly conducive to the stimulation of my cerebellum. It's also half truth/half joke to highlight the narcissistic perspective of this section.
The first things people usually notice about me
- I am always - I MEAN ALWAYS - listening to music. Feel free to send me new bands and/or songs that align with my preferences
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Fountainhead*| We The Living| The Giver| Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking| Engineering/Architecture/Industrial[Product] design material| Mother Night| Player Piano| Hocus Pocus| Bathroom Reader volumes| gibberish

I am looking for highly cerebral books on the human psyche and interaction coupled with a philosophical undertone. Now, this hybrid genre may not exist, ha, but I'm in pursuit. I need to venture out and diversify from my inundation of design and engineering literature. If you know of any, please share.

Movies: Too many to name...Anything Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Documentary, Animation, Mind-bending, Cerebral, Dark (Clearly, I am into Netflix) and/or combo of all the aforementioned. But if you must know a few: Drive| The Machinist| The Fountain| Old boy| I Saw the Devil| Bronson| Zenith| Coherence | The signal.

Musicians: Fools Gold; LCD sound system| The Clash| Depeche Mode| Phil Collins| Foreigner| George Michael| Aruna| Marc Etson| Passive progressive| Delphic| Black keys| MGMT| Temper Trap| STP| Alice n Chains| Armin Van Buuren| Nic Chagall|Arcade Fire| PJ Harvey| Beirut| Cave singers| Tears for fears| Pet shop boys| Santigold| Deadmau5| Mike Snow| Radiohead| William Fitzsimmons| 16 Bit Lolitas| Yeasayers| Matisyahu (possibly misspelled)| Cosmic Gate| Matt Zo| Ferry Corsten| The Xx| Massive Attack| Muse| The Knife| Interpol| Graffiti6| Placebo| My Morning Jacket| Canibus| Above&Beyond| Empire of the sun| Washed out| College| NASA| NERO| M83| Chromatic| Junkie XL| Tanlines| Geographer| Twin Shadow| Florence + the Machine| Empire of the Sun| Enya| Classical| Claire| Brood| ODESZA| and many be cont'd

Shows: TEDtalks| Parks & Recreation| Curb your enthusiasm| Fringe| BSG| Dexter| X Files| Supernatural| Revolution | Reality: people watching...
The six things I could never do without
The obvious: water, sunlight, and food
I spend a lot of time thinking about
my portfolio and skillset (75% of the time); the real meaning of life; philosophy; music; books that are conducive to enhancing one's quality of being, intelligence, passion, etc; computational/parametric design; BIM; the realization that society is at the precipice of a dramatic change due to tech, and how this affects my personal endeavors...

All the aforementioned can be, and most often is, coalesced into one paradoxical mindset regarding my existence in the design industry: to differentiate, optimize, and develop a niche, yet continually adapt, evolve, and maintain general awareness to avoid being lost in specialization.

The inventions, designs, and technological breakthroughs presented in TEDTalks, and how I can reach that level in my profession.

A small portion of my mind focuses on the inevitable...
On a typical Friday night I am
Everywhere and nowhere - the paradox of life.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
More likely than not, I'm surfing Okc during moments of inactivity.

I rarely use the website version of Okc, so I was amazed that my extra info - personality bar chart - damn-near depicts me as the anti-christ to women in dating. Damn Okc's unfounded judgement of me. Ladies, it is not true.
You should message me if
you want...I won't bite, unless evoked.

you have athletic, fit, or jacked to describe your physique. It is obvious that personality, intelligence, and commonalities are the more salient qualities to any meaningful relationship, but that combination should evince a desire for perfection in all areas that are of interest to you. What is of more interest then your own body?