39 San Francisco, United States
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My self-summary
I split my time between the west coast (San Francisco and Seattle) and east coast (New York and Boston).

My goal is to make the world better through science (scientific literacy, openness, and reproducibility). I have two main projects: a science robot company and an science/education non-profit.
What I’m doing with my life
Despite running two big projects, I'm not working 24/7. I spend time travelling to visit friends and family. I go hiking, running, climbing, and swimming. I make sure I eat well and sleep well.

My favorite activity is talking with nerds and scientists. The more nerds and scientists around the better. (I went to that dusty desert event as part of a big science camp; I spent most of my time meeting and talking with campmates, even though there were a million other things to do.)

I wish I could create clones of myself, each living a different life. Here are some possible clone lives:

1. running a small farm (with goats, chickens, greenhouses, permaculture, and aquaponics)
2. working on improving the education system
3. being a professor working on new tools for biology
4. creating robot/video/data art
5. travelling, starting with South America

I think I have a decent shot at interleaving most of these clone lives into my current life. I've had a good start so far. Some achievements (proceeding with mini resume): working on music videos for Daft Punk and Bjork, building prize-winning robots, building international art installations, getting a PhD from MIT, doing a cell-imaging postdoc, building a boat from scratch, discovering a champagne cellar in the subway tunnels of NY, visiting Chernobyl, and getting invited to NZ to work on the Hobbit.
I’m really good at
washing dishes
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Calvino, Borges, Douglas Adams, Nick Lane
I spend a lot of time thinking about
economics, politics, urban planning, energy, education, data literacy, design, modularity, molecular biology, history of science, future of science, geoengineering, emergent patterns, DIY biotech, DIY farming, building/rebuilding houses/boats