Some random interests: alternative lifestyles/societies, deep ecology, self-sufficiency, high and low technology, human mind, occult, mythology, philosophy, natural and artificial languages, speculative worlds/scenarios, art. Untapped potential and unexplored paths in just about anything inspire me.
I recently encountered the term "apocaloptimist". My view of the future of the modern civilization is rather gloomy, but I'm fascinated by all the possibilities of building something better to replace it.
For several years, I have been avoiding "big money jobs". Instead, I have been opening doors into possibility spaces I find more relevant. When I founded a hacker magazine two years ago I realized my potential as a kind of visionary leader. I've been planning to reveal some new visions in the near future, hoping that they grow into meaningful projects. Currently working on a project related to neural networks because they seemed like a fascinating technology to get accustomed to.
I mostly read non-fiction more or less related to my various interests.
My quantitative requirements for external entertainment are relatively low, and I'm more likely to relax from my own creative projects than from someone else's. I've been a prominent computer artist in a rather hardcore technical context for quite many years (see demoscene), and I'm much into computationally minimal esthetics in general.
I often need to consciously push myself to consume culture unless I'm with someone else. Even then I try to make the experience particularly meaningful for myself. Experimental, mind-boggling and obscure stuff is inspiring, but I try to be open towards mainstream material as well.
- What kind of online trolling is the most useful for saving the planet?
- What kind of fractals sound catchiest when interpreted as music, and how can I find them?
- Is there a universal method for convincing people that the real world is much wider and more diverse than any abstraction thereof?
- Why is it fun to imagine sci-fi settings when walking in the wilderness even though Nature surely is fascinating enough on its own?
- Is it possible to develop "superhuman" mental abilities with specifically tailored video games or constructed languages?
- How much is it possible to reduce the size of the overgrown material economy while increasing people's well-being at the same time?
- Is there anything that our Western civilization can learn from how squids and octopuses experience the world?
- If human beings are becoming increasingly dependent on artificial intelligence, are we going to need artificial wisdom as well?
- What is the most esthetically pleasing way of linking every imaginable thing to every imaginable thing?
- What is the exact mechanism that turns potentially interesting people into boring conformists when they age, and what can I do to disable it?
I'm not too much into normative categories in relationships (or in anything else, actually). Every relationship defines itself in its own terms.
Still, If you're looking for someone to live in your experimental, self-sufficient, underwater, polyamorous community, then please contact me at once.