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Hello fellow travelers!
I recently quit my job of 4 years at Warner Bros. Games Montreal and now I'm spending more time on art projects for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. I can't wait to see what this step in technology will bring us! More on that in the "interests" section..
I live in Montreal for it's outstanding arts/music scene, strong vegetarian/vegan community, and generally easy-going lifestyle. It's nice to be able to drink in parks, have easy access to so many hiking/biking/skiing trails, and to enjoy the non-stop festivals that get people outdoors even on the coldest of January nights! Everyone should live in Montreal for at least a year. That's advice you can thank me for later ;)
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
CS is an amazing community of like-minded people. It's a pleasure to be a part of it, lend a hand to travellers, and to meet interesting people when I'm on the road. Nobody knows an area quite like a local!
Over the years I've met
Indie cafés, wine/microbrew beer, dinner parties, party parties, gardening, and exploring new places and ideas. Some of my favourite topics include: science/tech, the singularity/VR/AR/BCI/grinding/nootropics, psychology, philosophy, social dynamics.
I'm particularly interesting in global politics (especially from the social philosophy standpoint) and their implications. Remember how I said I was working on some art projects? Here is a quote that I draw inspiration from:
"In using art as a tool for transformation, we have the opportunity to create a reality as beautiful, healthy and strong as our imagination permits."
- outdoor activities
Music, Movies, and Books
My default music is electronic (especially the really trippy, transportative stuff) but I like a bit of everything from jazz to goth, rap to neo-baroque, worldbeat to top-40... you get the point. I'd love to hear what you're into!
Here's a quick off-the-top-of-my-head list:
Koan, Carbon Based Lifeforms, Bluetech, Floex, Frou Frou / Imogen Heap, NCC, Postal Service, Delerium, :Wumpscut:, Sasha, Tool, Deltron 3030, aKido, Elsiane, múm, Sigur Ros
Currently Reading: Bioethics in the Age of New Media by Joanna Zylinska
Recently Read: "The New Machiavelli" by H.G. Wells, "Mindset" by Carol Dweck, Youth Without God by Ödön von Horváth (as recommended by a past CS guest!)
Next in Line: Dying Inside by Robert Silverberg... Suggestions?
- Rick and Morty
- Adventure Time
- Black Mirror
- Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring
- Lost in Translation
- I <3 Huckabees
- Waking Life
- The Fountain
- Twelve Monkeys
- Genius Party
- Serial Experiment Lain
- Kino No Tabi
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I went canoe camping on the same river in northern ("north" north) Quebec two years in a row. The first year there was a long drought that reduced the river to a trickle. More than half the time we had to portage, and the other half was spent getting beachec on rocks in the shallow water. The following year was an outstandingly stormy month. The entire river was swollen and churned and frothed ferociously.
It was incredible to experience both extremes!
Teach, Learn, Share
Learning is not a passive process; neither is having fun!
What I Can Share with Hosts
I live a mindful, communicative life, and make a great listener.
I also love cooking for, or with, others. Hungry?
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In