I am a software developer and musician; a father, a husband, a brother, and a son. I specialize in interactive computer graphics ranging from scientific visualization to game development. I work with scientists and artists and I love that. The decision for every job I have taken has been "Is this job cool? Will I find it interesting?". I am very lucky to have lived in a time and place that allowed that philosophy to put food on my table and a roof over my head.
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I was born in 1965. I am an amateur musician. My wife and three children and I adore all forms of music, dance, and drama. I am always reading. My standard plan was to read one fiction and one non fiction book at any one time. That plan lasted for decades until I got a Kindle and an iPad. Now I read too many books at one time. I also love games. I love board games and card games and computer games. What I love most of all is talking with interesting people.
The hopeful vision that TED fosters. Speakers who are talking clearly about the world's problems and many speakers who explain and embody the creative solutions we need to save this planet.
Many studies have shown that in industrialized societies the average IQ continually rises. The effect seems real. Yet we know that evolution cannot explain the effect. The opposite conclusion must be accepted: somehow each generation actually *learns better*. Not as an intrinsic part of who they are, but that our collective learning/teaching methods are getting better.
This implies much hope. This implies that we have not yet tapped out our human potential. This implies that, should we collectively all find ways to help the worlds kids educate themselves better- the rewards will be entirely worth the effort.
It seems to me that we simply need to knock down the obstacles that stand in their path. I think this is an idea worth spreading.
origins, technology, computation, physics, cognitive science, evolutionary psychology, comparative anatomy, music, dance, theater, acting, games, humor, problems, solutions, design, love, Indian food.
clown skills: juggling, balloon animals, face painting, prat falls
I have been a (somewhat pedantic) one man TED conference my entire life. These are my people.
Hey folks, I'm home!
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