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Industry Education
Occupation Professor of Informatics
Location Beanblossom, IN, United States
Interests Technology, Science Fiction, Outer Space, Film, Television, Music, Travel, Artificial Life, Artificial Intelligence, Neuroscience, Physics, Astrophysics
Favorite Movies O Lucky Man, Forbidden Zone, 2001, Clockwork Orange, Dr. Strangelove, Serenity, Braveheart, Army of Darkness, Brazil, Time Bandits, Terminator 2, Day the Earth Stood Still, Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Princess Bride, Cast a Deadly Spell, In Brugge, many many others
Favorite Music Jon Hassell, Steve Reich, Paul Dresher and Rinde Eckert, Kate Bush, Jimi Hendrix, Peter Gabriel, David Byrne, k.d. lang, Baaba Maal & Monsour Seck, lots of African, Unholy Modal Rounders w/ Peter Stampfel, Phyllis Chen's toy piano music, Warren Zevon, Joe Walsh, Yes, Tonio K, Shooglenifty, Andrew Bird, Beirut
Favorite Books All Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett, Peter F. Hamilton's "Night's Dawn" series, Dan Simmons's Hyperion/Endymion series, Orson Scott Card Ender & Shadow books, everything by Iain M. Banks (the science fiction stuff), Gregory Benford's "Galactic Center" series, especially the first few, Vernor Vinge's A Fire Upon the Deep and A Deepness in the Sky, Robert Reed's Marrow and Sister Alice, most Jonathon Lethem (especially his first few novels), Greg Bear's Blood Music, Forge of God, and Anvil of Stars, Rudy Rucker's *ware series and Frek & the Elixier (and most everything of his, really), David Weber's Honor Harrington novels (kind of a guilty pleasure but definitely a pleasure)