radical54
30 Emeryville, CA
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My self-summary
I like to nerd out at things like math, science, computers, programming, philosophy, gaming, simulations, complex systems, history, art, animation styles, board games, basketball, astronomy, physics, cellular biology... and so on...

I'm pretty easy-going. I like to enjoy life and I try not to take it too seriously. I tend to be level-headed and can calm people down when they are angry (I think the secret is listening... and ice cream). I like joking and laughing, but also love deep discussions into the night.
What I’m doing with my life
I make video games for a living. Recently working at Maxis/EA. I love it because I feel like I get to learn new, interesting things all the time. I would say a great passion for me in life is to always have myself learning something new.
I’m really good at
computers
dreaming
playing the piano
writing music
unity C# programming
game design
philosophizing
learning science stuff
systems thinking
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books --
Cuckoo's Nest
The Way Things Work
Theory of Fun

Movies --
Nolan movies
Lord of The Rings Trilogy
Star Wars Original Trilogy
Anything that's good!

Shows --
Game of Thrones
House
How I Met Your Mother
Simpsons
VSauce on Youtube
Numberphile on Youtube

Music --
I'm a classical nut.
Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven
Movie soundtracks
This one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0wLU9tkvJA
And this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ba4WzGC692c
Oh this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH3yzGc3WCk

Food --
Persian Barg Kabob and Rice. Yum.
The Almighty Pizza.

Games --
SimCity
The Sims
Rollercoaster Tycoon
The six things I could never do without
The Little Things
YouTube Educational Videos
Funny Stuff
My Bike
Breakfast
Family
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to apply system dynamics to different things. Like I wonder if you could apply system dynamics to the evolution of a cell and create a simulation that runs those systems. Would you be able to evolve a cell within that simulation? Would that even be possible? How could you do it? Could you get multicellular organisms emerging out of that?
You should message me if
You have a good joke or story to tell and/or you laugh even at the stupidest jokes.

You would like to teach me something. I like learning new things. If you are a science/art/history/math/physics/music/space/programming/anything geek, please message me fascinating tidbits.
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