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Overview

  • 45 References 27 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2005
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • From Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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About Me

Intellectual conversationalist. Incurable disco dancer. Musical disciple. Midnight toker. Scientific sorcerer. Pragmatic eternalist.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Kindred souls all over the world.

City ambassador for Windsor, Ontario from 2005 to 2012.

Interests

Far too numerous to list exhaustively, but: electronics, computers, robotics, percussion, footbag, roller derby, molecular biology, mathematics, existential risk, artificial superintelligence, immortality, consciousness, information, spacetime, surrealism, dreams, tall tales, word play.

  • dancing
  • electronics
  • technology
  • traveling
  • music
  • drums
  • biology
  • computer science
  • teaching
  • engineering
  • mathematics
  • science

Music, Movies, and Books

Disco, funk, soul, Detroit techno, hip hop, chillout, rock, classical guitar.
The Tea Party, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Fleetwood Mac, Cibo Matto, Tangerine Dream, Loreena McKennitt, Dead Can Dance, Carbon Based Lifeforms, Gang Starr, Michael Jackson.

Barbarella, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Pitch Black, Alien, Blade Runner, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Brazil, The Big Lebowski.
Star Trek, Firefly, Farscape, Rome, Cosmos.
Jim Henson, Terry Gilliam, David Lynch, Richard Linklater, Wes Anderson.

Neal Stephenson, Jorge Luis Borges, Kurt Vonnegut, Isaac Asimov, Carl Sagan, Henry David Thoreau, William Shakespeare.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

My life travel goal is to visit every UNESCO World Heritage Site. I'm not trying very hard. In chronological order, so far:

Rideau Canal (Canada)
Historic District of Old Quebec (Canada)
Acropolis, Athens (Greece)
Historic Areas of Istanbul (Turkey)
Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls (Israel)
Historic Cairo (Egypt)
Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur (Egypt)
Delos (Greece)
Paris, Banks of the Seine (France)
Palace and Park of Versailles (France)
Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret's Church (UK)
Tower of London (UK)
Historic Centre of Brugge (Belgium)
Yosemite National Park (USA)
Historic Centre of Lima (Peru)
City of Cuzco (Peru)
Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu (Peru)
Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian (Croatia)
Old City of Dubrovnik (Croatia)

Teach, Learn, Share

I am an actual teacher of engineering and computer science topics some of the time, but I can also give pointers on your hackey sack game.

I like to learn to use things that make music.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Your choice of a trippy Middle Eastern back beat on goblet drums, an energetic dance partner, an unlimited supply of puns, a demonstration of reasonably good shred, or the inside scoop on driverless car technology.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Jamaica, Palestine, Peru, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, United States

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