ZaphodsThirdHead
25 Cambridge, MA
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What I’m doing with my life
Getting a PhD in how strange the world is. Running (mostly long distance). Baking. Reading (lit, essays, journalism, mostly). Building things -- shiny things.

Spending the rest of my time aimlessly wandering Camberville. Want to join me?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Got a subscription to the New Yorker recently, and it's changing my life. Or at least breakfast time.

Books in progress: West With the Night by Beryl Merkham & Small Gods by Terry Pratchett

Writers I like: Ta-Nehisi Coates [journalist], Ezra Klein [journalist], Jia Tolentino [journalist], Richard K. Morgan, David Foster Wallace, Patrick Rothfuss, J.K. Rowling, Brandon Sanderson, Oliver Sacks, Neil Gaiman, Nabokov, ...

TV: John Oliver is a genius. I'm pretty happy with Colbert's new show. Seth Meyers is adorable.

Music: Yes.

Food: Yes.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Art, especially literature, how to interact with it, to what degree the observer/consumer of art has to participate in the art (or engage with it), why I care about these questions, why people make such a big deal about /not/ caring about art (or not 'getting' it, or thinking it's a waste, etc)

Feminism, intersectionality, how to make science more inclusive / less shitty of a community.

How ridiculously complicated the world is. Whether we'll ever really get a grasp on it. What the limits to human cognition imply for the future of science.

Okay, also fluffy animals. I have strong opinions about several of these: http://www.buzzfeed.com/keycat/22-impossible-who-wore-it-best-questions-for-an-1thh7#.laVgWA9rL
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