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Philipp Konrad

Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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Overview

  • 20 Positive References
  • Fluent in German; learning English, Polish, Spanish
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • No occupation listed
  • My travels, my paraguayan father
  • From Graz, Austria / but I would say nowadays Europe
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

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ABOUT ME

Living currently in agglomeration of Vienna, where I study computer sciences and work at university as a researcher.

I like it to cross borders of genres, topics and interests. Sometimes I go to Classical, sometimes to drum\n\base concerts. Life is too complex for concentrating at a single thing. I am quite interested in meeting new people, to have some fun with them or a good discussion.

I enjoy nature, rock climbing, hiking or just all the
small details popping up there. In my profession I spent many hours in closed rooms staring at a computer screen. In my free time I try to avoid closed rooms as much as possible discovering new plants, animals or places.

I love travelling. A trip or a journey in my case is not hopping from one country, from one city, to the next, I like it more to spend more time at one place, where I can focus on local culture, language and people. Currently I want to spend more time in Middle and Eastern Europe.

PHILOSOPHY

Trying to understand the consequences of the Enlightment and our consumption/technology driven society better.

Interests

Rock climbing, Hiking, Nature, Theatre, Classical Music, Jazz, Tango nuevo, Drum|n|Bass, Reading, Alternative Movies, Travelling, good through-the-night-lasting-Discussions with a bottle of wodka, Languages, Culture (native americans: Guarani, etc), baking bread, economics, programming languages, linux, drinking tea, Radio Österreich 1,

Music, Movies & Books

BOOKS
Russian and German Classics:
Dostojewskij, Bulgakov, Tschechov, Tolstoij, Gontscharov, B.Brecht, Kundera, Goethe, Nestroy, Schiller, Kafka, Canetti, Schnitzler, Jelinek, but no thrillers, fantasy or romance novels...),

MUSIC
Classical music Beethoven, Bach, Rachmaninov, Chopin, Shostakovich, Prokofijev, Liszt, Schubert... NO J.Strauss father and son;
Especially from: Argerich, Gulda, Rostropovich, Leonskaja, Kremer, Kogan and Gould.

Jazz
Chick Corea, Joe Zawinul,
Poezja spiewana Ewa Demarczyk, Marek Grechuta Jacek Kaczmarski,
SongwritersVladimir Vysotskij, Bulat Okudshava or Reinhard Mey
Tango nuevo (of course Piazolla), Klezmer,
Drum n Base, Balkan and Russian Folklore

MOVIES
Bergman, Kubrick, Jarmusch, Chaplin, Wajda, italo-westerns.

Teach, Learn, Share

TEACH
I don't like the word teaching. I prefer in this meaning, how I understand it, sharing some ideas, not teaching.

LEARN
I am learning Polish and various programming languages.

SHAREWell, currently I am quite fascinated by ants, bees and other state building insects or complex organisms. Their collective intelligence, their strategies and ways of organisation. :) But dont worry I wont bring some with me ;) Another topic, worthwile to point out, is propably the good and the evil in each human being. (-> Stanford Prisoners Experiment etc.)
Every week I got a now topic where I get interested in. The ants are just an example what was my favourite interest for some days. In these days I focus myself on discussions, documentaries, essays etc. connected with the "weekly topic" until I get appealed from another idea.

Countries I've Visited

France, Iceland

Countries I've Lived In

Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Paraguay, Poland, Switzerland

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