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Joe Edelman

San Francisco, California, United States

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Overview

  • 58 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Ambassador
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Hindi, Spanish
  • 38, Male
  • Member since 2005
  • renegade economist and playwright
  • ivy league, mofo!
  • From Wayland, MA USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

rebuilding empires of consumption as empires of fulfillment

ABOUT ME

A life warmhearted and thoughtful. Treating myself and those around me well. Frequent moments of beauty, desire, risk, triumph, confusion, wonder, sunshine, and peace. A dinner table oft besieged by friends. A response to the world situation that feels authentic but not exhausting. A regular, soft, and unpretentious artistry. What are YOU into?

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In London for at least a few days. I'd love to make dinner on your houseboat, make dramatic readings from your bookshelf, draw sidewalk chalk arrows together, or go dancing.

PHILOSOPHY

I believe that we can all make use of each other much more and much better than we do. We can give each other better attention, and cooperate with projects more; we can love each other more; we can invite each other to go swimming and do the things we each love. I believe there are a million unsaid invitations.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I wrote code and lead software dev for CouchSurfing for a while. I was part of the New Zealand collective. I'm especially proud of work I did on couchsearch and on real-time metrics like those that were at (peace.couchsurfing.org). CouchSurfing and Casey and Leo and Jim and everyone else have been a great inspiration.

You can see [[User:JoeEdelman]] for more specific information about what my projects were.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have surfed in America, in Europe, in Asia, and down under.

Interests

Sitting with friends. Sketching interfaces and room layouts. Designing and throwing events, giving talks, or building things.

Music, Movies & Books

malcolm gladwell. jorge luis borges. ursula k leguin. byron katie.

Countries I've Visited

Costa Rica, France, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

India, Nepal, United States

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