I'm intellectual, cheerful, and insightful. I'm devoted to beautiful music, outdoor wanderings, high-quality books, thoughtful movies, and enjoyable conversation ("All conversation is psychological warfare: knowing this will make you enjoy an evening with your friends even more.")
I'm a rationalist, a pianist, a computer programmer, a humanist, a political middle-grounder, a gamer, a sci-fi buff, and a dark elf (on Halloween).
I write science fiction short stories (one published, more to come, hopefully), score student films, attend game jams, think socialism got a bad rap, play chess, and believe in the importance of a simple life.
And that's me... in a nutshell.
I've recently left my job with Microsoft as an SDET and am currently experimenting with some creative career possibilities (music and fiction writing) while looking for a good contract opportunity.
Teaching tricky concepts.
I'm a fairly decent pianist, programmer, and composer.
Other than that? I'm tall... I suppose.
Books: Watership Down, Dune, The Once and Future King, Godel Escher Bach, Ender's Game, Walden, A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Sandman, Watchmen, Oryx and Crake, Skellig, Songs of Experience and Songs of Innocence, Johnathan Livingstone Seagull, Lord of the Flies, 1984, Brave New World, Gulliver's Travels, Sophie's World, Treasure Island, and many, many more..
Music: Favorites include John Adams (the composer), Stravinsky, Vince Gauraldi, Bill Evans, William Boscum, Debussy, Michael Torke, Hans Zimmer, and of course, J.S. Bach.
Hear my own music here! -> https://soundcloud.com/evan-witt
Movies: Spirited Away, Koyaanisqatsi, North by Northwest, That Thing You Do, Lawrence of Arabia, Amadeus, A Knight's Tale, The Princess Bride, Dr. Strangelove, Jane Eyre, The Bourne Identity, Ocean's Eleven, Star Wars (original trilogy), Searching for Bobby Fischer, The Lord of the Rings, Twelfth Night, Life is Beautiful, (and many, many more.)
TV: Downton Abbey, Arrested Development, Firefly, Sherlock, The Walking Dead, Game Of Thrones, 30 Rock, Community, Star Trek (TNG), Battlestar Galactica
Games: I like me some artsy Indie games: Braid, Dear Esther, World of Goo, To The Moon (sniff...), Amnesia, etc.
Although I don't spend much time on triple-A titles, my favorites are probably Riven, Half-Life 2, and Starcraft 2.
I review new short indie games on www.newgamenetwork.com.
2. Fiction. Good stories are the reason that life is worth living. I'm serious.
3. Family. Is it a bad thing that this comes third for me? Pay no attention to the order of this list, I'd say....
4. The Internet. For both work and play, I just can't get enough of the internet. I can skip meals for a few days if I have to... but I MUST have a fast, reliable connection.
5. The outdoors. I feel trapped and suffocated in big cities... but on a hike or camp-out I finally feel free and at rest. I'm especially drawn to large bodies of water.
Will video games ever become art?
What's the best way to decide ethics?
What's wrong with my writing?
2. Out watching a movie.
3. In playing a good game.
And I have read all fourteen sequels to "The Wizard of Oz".
Music as art
Films as art
Literature as art
Video games as art
The future of the human species