Software and its associated mathematics is much of my life. A large drug company pays me to write Haskell code for one of their products, with as much mathematical abstraction as possible. To that end I'm trying to learn a bit more about category theory.
I have a 13yo son, who occasionally comes to visit from out of state.
I like anime. I particularly like the way many stories explore group loyalty and "vertical" relationships with power differences, something that is generally looked upon negatively over here. I also go for any kind of supernatural or mythological themes. Some favourites: Haibane Renmei, Mushi-shi, Attack on Titan.
Anime perpetually surprises me with depth in nominally children's stories, while many of the American and British TV shows I watch keep disappointing me with various predictable tropes, but I can't resist watching them anyway: Doctor Who, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Sherlock. I love a good drama series though. Borgen was a good one.
I adore folk horror movies: The Wicker Man, The Company of Wolves, A Field in England, The Witch.
I visit SAM and the Frye on occasion. I live quite close to the Asian Art Museum and typically visit on their free days. I like Symbolism, Dada, Surrealism, Superflat, old things, new things, the traditional and the hyper-modern.
I occasionally go to the opera here. The Ring in 2013 and especially 2009 was like a religious experience for me, spell-binding me for every single minute of four increasingly long operas.
I love arty, clever movies such as the ones by Peter Greenaway.
I'm much more interested in trying to understand the world than trying to change it.
On dating: I've always dated people I was already friends with first, and I prefer if being friends is still an option if the dating thing isn't going to work out.