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My self-summary
My name is Dylan. Born in Los Angeles and educated at Cal, I like to travel, think, and laugh. I love science, from physics to psychology; my bullshit detector is always on. I think the world is full of some pretty spectacular things and people, and by golly I'm going to go find them.

I have a cat named Schrödinger and we are bros.
What I’m doing with my life
In another life, I'd be a traveling philosopher, or perhaps a planner of heists. In this one I'm a UX designer, which means that if I do my job right, your mom won't have to ask you to explain how to internet every time she visits a new website.

I like to engage my senses and my mind. I've ziplined in Costa Rica, eaten gelato in Italy, pondered art in Barcelona, played poker in Vegas, and hiked in Yosemite. I consider any time spent with friends, in nature, playing games, or reading books well spent.
I’m really good at
Cognitive engineering, i.e. figuring out how people think, then using that to design things. (Or, if I'm feeling dastardly, to destroy them at board games.)

Also: acoustic bass, horrendous puns, and building overly elaborate contraptions.
The first things people usually notice about me
My height, and that I like to have music on all the time. Silence is for sleeping.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Design of Everyday Things, Brave New World, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, HPMoR, Accelerando, His Dark Materials trilogy, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, The Martian Chronicles, Ender's Game, Foundation

V for Vendetta, Moulin Rouge, Mad Max: Fury Road, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Kill Bill, Paprika, Her, Ex Machina

Doctor Who, Avatar TLA (& Korra), Black Mirror, Adventure Time, Rick and Morty, Star Trek TNG, Firefly, Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell, Death Note, Cosmos, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Dexter's Lab

The Beatles, Queen, The Who, OK Go, Modest Mouse, Jack Johnson, KT Tunstall, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Doors, Coldplay, Led Zeppelin, John Coltrane, Dave Brubeck

Sushi, Brazilian rodízio, bacon, dark chocolate, oatmeal stout, Thai iced tea, guacamole, cheese-stuffed tortellini
There is no such thing as 'too much garlic'

Mucha, Escher, Dalì, Gaudì

Portal, Smash Bros, Braid, Transistor, TF2, Settlers of Catan, 7 Wonders, Ascension, Cards Against Humanity

Feminism, pragmatism, humanism, transhumanism, atheism
Six things I could never do without
A well-stocked kitchen.
The google chrome dictionary extension.
The ability to meditate, and thereby connect with the universe around me.
Games that challenge my intellect or cunning.
Relaxing with mary jane after a long day.
Someone to talk with.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Technology and the future. How can we use the internet and 3D printing to remake our education system? How should we spend our time and distribute income once robots can drive, clean, and cook? Once we can improve our bodies and our genes with technology, should we, and how?

My deepest hope is that we humans can overcome our tribal instincts, work together, and take to the stars.
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably drinking beer at the Albatross in Berkeley, or playing Dungeons and Dragons. (What can I say? Being a wizard is fun.)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once lit a girl's hair on fire by accident. Oops.
You should message me if
You'd like to:
A: Talk philosophy, technology, or politics
B: Play Mario Kart
C: Have kinky sex
D: All of the above
The two of us