Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Hi, I'm Nathan.
Short version:Transhumanist optimist socialist atheist feminist
neuroscientist. Kinda strange, recent graduate from a tiny college,
eats mostly frozen carrots, wants to change the world through
I'm a sporadic writer and runner, but my real passion is
open-source technology, particularly DIYBio/neuro. I have a blog
about it too! (quicktotheratcave.tumblr.com). And swimming! (fun
fact:it's actually safe to swim in the harbor so long as you check
the bacteria count first).
Raised in California, albeit the boring farm/hippie part. I don't
know how to surf or find movie stars but I do have mad composting
skillz. I've been in Baltimore about a year, working in a lab at
Bayview, where my job consists mostly of training rats to drink
sugar water and then putting electrodes in their brains. Hopefully
this will prepare me for in exciting career putting electrodes in
the brains of various other animals.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Getting research experience so I can get a Ph.D and figure out how
to make people smarter.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I have an uncanny talent for finding security flaws. So if this
science thing doesn't work out I can always fall back on a life of
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
My all time favorite books are Darwin's Children by Greg Bear and
Contact by Carl Sagan (for very different reasons). More recently,
I've been reading the Laundry series by Charles Stross.
My taste is movies and TV shows tends to the creepy. Recent
favorites: The Strain, Agents of SHIELD, Ex Machina, Jurassic
World,, Mr Robot
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Possibly some other things
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Either I will die or I will live forever. Which possibility is more
How the MTA can actually be THAT terrible
How to define psychological normality and whether or not it's a
useful concept in the first place (I generally don't think so)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
At a local hackerspace, tinkering with stuff.Possibly out somewhere
else, though clubs/bars usually make me fall asleep.
You should message me if
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You want a partner to try this experiment
. Or if you have a cat I can
pet.(that's not a euphemism, I left my cats back in California and
really miss them)
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