Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Condensing the constituents and whole of a human being into a
paragraph using only text, well this should be easy seeing as I am
just a list of adjectives and nouns (a fact which makes doing
laundry a pain in the backside, adjectives cant buy
I'm one of those people who thinks everything and everyone is
complicated and that understanding people, myself included doesn't
On the plus side I'm also one of those people who thinks things are
far to serious to take seriously.
I'm not sure I'd trust my own self summary though. You would be
hard pressed to find a more perfect example of bias than asking
someone to write about themselves.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Is there a middle ground I can put here between incorrigible
slacker and diabolical megalomaniac?
Perhaps I could answer a related question, what am I hoping to
achieve with my life.
In big ways I'm trying to research animal locomotion. My ambition
is to find general principles which will allow us to build better
medical systems and robots (I don't do much work at the sharp end
of the stick though, I'm mostly blue skies).
Of course these kinds of big goals really don't tell you much. I
think life is also about how we try to make little changes day to
day. My current focus is on communication and teaching, which has
benefits as far as my work goes, but that isn't why I study them.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm reliably informed that nothing is more attractive than a man
who understand high energy particle physics (a field I happen to
have studied), the number one most useful skill for relating to
other people as illustrated by Sheldon of The Big Bang
Okay so calculating a Ricci tensor is not something that will
interest most people (heck knows on a personal level I'm
indifferent to someones specialised technical training). That said
I am fortunate, I've had a chance to study the complex mysteries of
the universe and I like sharing that beauty with other people.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Recently it was the accent. I live in Philadelphia for six months
and in an effort to stop my accent slipping I started effecting
full blown received pronunciation. Still trying to unlearn
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I like analysing books, movies and shows and working out what
tropes they are using and where. I also enjoy the spectacle of a
movie which tries very hard to employ standard tropes and fails
epically. As a result I watch a lot of bad movies. Battlefield
Earth is still probably the worst thing I've ever seen.
The worst media I recently consumed was probably an hour long
Youtube video by SpiritScience about human history. The premise of
the movie was that The Illuminati are actually martians who invaded
Atlantis, but the human race has been in a continuous struggle to
stop them (along with the help of The Hebrews, who are FROM
SPACE!). They have done this through super being who built the
Pyramids, and created Jesus. No, seriously.
Food wise I like just about everything, but I particularly like
Indian and Thai food.
I'm going to add video games in here since it is one of the other
media forms I consume. I like games like Deus Ex (the old one) and
UFO. Also enjoying Gun of Icarus:Online and online game which
somehow manages to incentivise players not to be complete arseholes
to one another.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Family is a good thing to have around, so are friends. Cliche sure,
but it is cliche for a reason.
I like tea.
The internet is a brain extension I'm now probably dependent on.
Without it I suspect I sound like an idiot. With it I sound like an
idiot who can spell.
I don't think I would do well without the chance to travel.
Odd as it sounds I will probably add my job in here, and not just
because in this economic climate any job is a good thing. I really
love what I do, having the chance to build new understandings both
at the frontiers of knowledge and in the classroom.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I jump between topics a fair amount. I think a lot about how to
teach people and how to communicate with people. I want to be a
better teacher, and I want to do a better job exciting people about
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Usually a night in at the moment. Could also be in a pub with my
colleagues. Or out watching a movie. Maybe heading into central
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I wish I was better at surfing.
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