I value fairness, equity, free speech and openness. I day-dream of my ideal little republic in which those values are enshrined. I write about it here and there, a draft of a fictional constitution... However, it's only a thought-experiment. In reality I am a designer and a scientist, a bit of an engineer.
I get a scholarly high when I tell people about stuff, stuff that's exciting, controversial, shocking, or, sometimes, possibly offending (Not an insult, a nudge). It's like looking under a rock and telling your friends to check out the new civilization you've discovered.
Most of the projects I dabble in involve constructing something. I can probably fix your computer or build one for you. I run neuroscience experiments using Lego, hot glue, Duct tape, Slinkies and Arduino. And really heavy-duty equipment, too.