I enjoy a good book, a long hike, dancing late.
I loathe short sightedness, pettiness, extremism, complacency.
I'm polyamorous and happily married. We are in an open relationship. First and foremost I'm looking for friends who can motivate and inspire me. If we hit it off and there's something more, great!
I've a passion for sustainability and social justice, and would like to eventually find a way to build a career making a difference in local communities.
My current obsession is AI. I think friendly AI could solve a vast array of social ills, and that AI gone wrong could be an extinction event. Given these alternatives, getting it right seems pretty important.
I have a habit of stealing peoples passions: my house is full of musical instruments, rock climbing gear, tap shoes, eclectic board games. I'm always on the prowl for new and interesting people to learn from.
Currently into acro yoga, silks, and indoor skydiving. Love to fly!
Writing. "To write well is to think clearly. That's why it's so hard."
Games. Bring it! From Starcraft to Scrabble to Baduk. :)
Current Top Picks:
Nabokov's Pale Fire
Jeff Buckley's Hallelujah
A selection of other things that make life worth living:
Rachmaninoff piano concertos, Bach cello suites, Shanghai Restoration Project, Modest Mouse, Gorillaz, RJD2, Parov Stellar, Queens of the Stone Age, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Garbage, Massive Attack, Sneaker Pimps, White Stripes, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Hugh Laurie, Keb'Mo
Whitman - Leaves of Grass, Kurt Vonnegut, George RR Martin, JRR Tolkien, Douglas Adams, Richard Feynman, Neil Gaiman, Neil Stephenson, Ursula K LeGuinn, Rushdie - Midnight's Children
Inglorious Basterds, The Prestige, Momento, The Usual Suspects, The Fountain, Amelie, Moulin Rouge, Pan's Labrynth, Les Miserables, Hero, Firefly, Game of Thrones, In Bruges, Snatch
Miyazaki (Gibli) films, Millenium Actress, Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, Ghost in the Shell, Avatar (Airbender and Korra)
Portal 1/2, Starcraft 1/2, LoL, Braid, Journey, Civilization, Mass Effect
Minecraft, FF VI and VII, Borderlands
Bulgogi, Fajitas, Avocados, Thai Curry
Lemonade on a warm but breezy morning in June.
How I can contribute to the AI alignment problem most effectively, and end poverty and injustice.
If you want to dance, go hiking, play Go, or teach me something interesting.