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My details

Last online
Sep 22
Hispanic / Latin, White
5' 8" (1.73m)
Body Type
Buddhism and laughing about it
Working on Post grad
English (Fluently), Spanish (Somewhat)
My self-summary
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I work to new age music and dance to blues. I occasionally spell like a Brit. I'm sort of a counterexample to the introvert-extrovert dichotomy, because I am one part party organizer and two parts quiet contemplater.

I'm from New York city, but my favorite place was Edinburgh, and I stopped off in Chile for a few months before arriving in big, bustling Urbana-Champaign.
What I’m doing with my life
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First, a friend of mine and I founded a tech startup. We got seed funding and moved our base of operations to Santiago, Chile. Then we failed. I decided that the tech industry wasn't quite right for me.

I am now working toward a physics PhD, which so far has meant quantum theory. I like the term "natural philosophy" for describing what I'm trying to do with this. I also have interest in biocomplexity, and in applying physics ideas to environmental or societal questions.
I’m really good at
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...things that will seem funny in retrospect.

I am somewhat of a jack-of-all-trades in dance: swing, break, blues, contra, and capoeira. For martial arts, I have a yellow belt in judo and a blue-purple belt in chang chuan fa. While physics has long been my academic center, my most influential bit of study was the class I took in solo performance (theatre).
The first things people usually notice about me
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I have pointy elf ears. Also, you might see me breakdancing - that tends to make a lasting first impression.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Spices: tumeric, jalepeno, cinnamon, cardamom, mesquite, ginger, hing, Sriracha, paprika, cumin, curry, basil

Books: The Brothers Karamazov, Neverwhere, After Dark (and most things by Murakami), Vineland

Theater: Avenue Q, Pericles, The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged), The Other Shore

Movies: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Fight Club, Mean Girls, Pi, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, Weekend, Coup de Trochon, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Proposition, Paprika

Music: The Submarines, The Pixies, Miike Snow, Sufjan Stevens, Cristabel and the Johns, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Los Campesinos, Ratatat, The New Pornographers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Diplo, Vampire Weekend, Bombay Bicycle Club, Kid Cudi, Perpetual E-motion, Serph, Feint, Justin Vanderberg, Takashi Suzuki, Gorillaz, Ludovico Einaudi, Stanton Lanier

TV: hmm... I don't usually watch TV shows by myself - it's just not satisfying enough when there are so many other things to do. Here's an idea: I will watch whatever you will watch with me, especially if it is comedic.

Possibly Look Around You would be a good start to the style of TV I most enjoy. Also, the BBC Sherlock is fun.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Walking in falling snow.
Nights that seem to have no morning.
Good music for bad times.
Shade on bright days.
The number 3.
Warm evenings.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The true meaning of things. Since I study quantum mechanics by day, I often find myself thinking about what must be true in order for physics to work the way it does. I am very curious about what might distinguish a deterministic "clockwork" universe from a non-deterministic one. I often wonder what allows the observation of consciousness and the perception of a self, and what sort of physics could possibly support such things.

I am also constantly on the search for links between ideas. Art-science crossovers are a personal favorite.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
On an ordinary Friday, I'll probably be at at Figure One (art gallery), The Blind Pig, or good old Murphy's. I recently learned of the wonders that are Rosebowl, Clark Bar, and most of all The Iron Post. Hooray for having a jazz bar in Urbana!

More exotic favorites of mine are the occasional swing dance party, the annual insect film festival / petting zoo over at the entomology dept, and the Boneyard Arts Festival.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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When I was a baby, I pooped in the bathtub and tried to blame it on the cat.
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