mathsandlegends
24 Chicago, IL
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My self-summary
twitchmaster birdperson skygod. reads a lot of books. kind; very moody.

i think of myself as a genuinely curious person. it's the only thing of value i have.

i have exactly two speaking tones: "earnestly didactic" and "everything's a joke in the knowledge of death". look for yourself
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What I’m doing with my life
i'm getting a math ph.d. and making funny videos and reading philosophy on the side. i'd like someday to have said something good about our relationship to the concepts we create. then they'll be having an argument and one of 'em'll be like "it's like that dude said" and my skeleton will smile in my Bone Crypt
I’m really good at
making people laugh. convincing people of made-up historical facts, thus making myself laugh.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The six things I could never do without
bike, pen and paper, backpack, glasses cause i'm effing blind, dreams, dumb three-chord riff to set my heartbeat to
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Looking back at the history of thinking you get the sense that the sorts of conclusions people reach about the world are very conditioned by their cultural contexts, and thus stop seeming right as those contexts change. Not just ideas about culture and society, but science too: like, Newtonian mechanics is (a) an integral part of the mechanistic Enlightenment worldview and (b) as we now know, wrong.

Granted that, it's A LITTLE WEIRD that we don't change our minds about established mathematical statements. And it's A LITTLE WEIRD that we can use these mathematical statements to describe the real world. Various things from physics are the hackneyed examples of this: but also, cicada populations cycle in prime numbers of years, information theory models human communication, ...

It's almost enough to make you think that the world is mathematical inside. It's enough, if you don't pay heed to the little tug of skepticism at your skirt-hem.
On a typical Friday night I am
biking around the city, listening to music, reading, writing
You should message me if
you can take me to: a favorite place, a house show, an abandoned theater

do write, i don't bite // don't be boring
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