Heisenbergatron
33 Victoria, Canada
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My self-summary
I've just left the political journalism profession after a number of years in Brussels and returned to university to study physics, although I am currently also working as a science journalist. I'm a heavy reader, a regular gig goer, and engage in regular bouts of earnest-but-Sisyphean leftwingery. I try to lean toward being vegetarianesque for the planet's sake, but then I do quite like offal. And bacon.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to become a physicist while still writing a bit from time to time on austerity and the crisis of democracy in the European Union.
I’m really good at
things that do not involve dextrous hand-eye co-ordination such as, well, frankly, any sport. (I do like running though, which of course only requires a modicum of co-ordination)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Homage to Catalonia; The Dispossessed; The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay; Red Plenty; Memoirs of a Revolutionary; Timoleon Vieta Come Home; The Handmaid's Tale; Saturday.

Some music: Mainly an indie boy, but I do love me some alt-country. Wild Beasts, Frightened Rabbit, Grizzly Bear, Sufjan Stevens, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The Wooden Sky, Neil Young, Kathleen Edwards. Also well into old-school rap, post-punk, soul, Two-Tone Ska, IDM (Fennesz, Alva Noto, Vladislav Delay, etc.)

I'm quite a fan of independent comic books, especially what the French call BD Reportage (comic-book journalism): Joe Sacco, Adrian Tomine, Marjane Satrapi, Manu Larcenet, Hugo Pratt.

I also like a good bit of alternative comedy (e.g., Stewart Lee, Tony Law, Robin Ince).
The six things I could never do without
My glasses, indoor plumbing, a pen, The Clash, logic, and tea.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
theoretical physics; the illusion of free will and the ramifications of a widespread acceptance of this fact on jurisprudence; the construction of genuinely democratic global governance structures; pathways towards refounding of a post-Soviet, post-social-democratic left.
On a typical Friday night I am
until recently, in a bruin cafe somewhere in Brussels in deep conversation well into the morning about politics, physics or music with good mates and stonkingly strong beer, possibly so well into the morning that I'd order an omelette with my gueuze. Now, most likely studying maths.
You should message me if
you're witty, clever and kind. And have big ears. Big ears are cool.
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