music: 70s rock, 70s anything w/ taste, and classical music... listen to pretty much anything, within reason. Röyksopp and the assorted electronica/trance bands. Playing Ulrich Schnauss , Boards of Canada, Vangelis, related. Pink Floyd, Jefferson Airplane, etc. Aphex Twin, William Orbit, Madonna, Trentemoller, Air, Tycho
books: Godel Escher Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid is an (unfinished) all time favorite. The Varieties of Scientific Experience, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance altho I'm not so down on Plato, Sagan was probably right about Democritus,The Feynman Lectures on Physics, How to Prove It/How to Solve It, Thus Spake Zarathustra. Rules for the Direction of the Mind / Descartes.
- outdoors, alone or otherwise.
- [semi] electric cars
- the pleasure of finding things out
*clearly, I'm interested in the twenty something subset.