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Noel Rivas

Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

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Overview

  • 10 Positive References
  • Fluent in Spanish; learning English
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Web development takes most of my time.
  • Industrial Design
  • From Guadalajara
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To move somewhere else; I want to experience life from a different perspective. Toronto is looking good...

ABOUT ME

I'm frequently surprised at who I am, so it's not easy to describe myself, let alone telling "all about me". Applies to anyone, of course.

I'm currently a web developer. I'm interested in the impact that web, software and online collaboration platforms can have in communities. This site is a good example of that, and there are many others.

Next stage is the farm: I want to mix IT with farming somehow. That'll be 2012's project, and I'm starting with vermicompost and hydroponics at home.

Yeah, I'm geeky.

PHILOSOPHY

Although I don't practice buddhism very actively, I try to live by its philosophy. Basically: do no harm, try not to attach to stuff and enjoy the rest while trying to do good for others.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've been in several CS events, and have made good friends there.

I've hosted once and it was a very enjoyable experience. I look forward to host more and I have yet to surf!

Interests

Cooking, programming, human collaboration over digital networks, emergence, digital art, reading, buddhism, plants, feminism, myself =), knowing people, beer!, juggling (not too good at that... would like to learn more), growing food.

It's hard to make a list... It find it too easy to think something is interesting.

Music, Movies & Books

Movies:
Delicatessen, Posession, Ponyo, everything from Pixar, except Cars and Bug's Life (their short films are great!), The City of Lost Children... I always have trouble remembering movies I like.

Books:
Farenheit 451, A brave new world, 1984, Emergent Systems, The Death of Ivan Ilich, The Gambler, Historias de Cronopios y de Famas...

Music:
Björk, Radiohead, Goran Bregovic, Karandila Orchestra, Cigansko Ljato, Looptroop, This Mortal Coil, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, The Postal Service, Aphex Twin, Café Tacuba, Caravan Palace, Cinematic Orchestra, Jay Jay Johanson, Cocteau Twins, David Sylvian, Dead can Dance, DJ Honda, Emiliana Torrini, Esperanza Spalding, Fila Brazilia, Jedi Mind Tricks, Juan Luis Guerra, Kid Loco, Kraftwerk, Portishead, Queen, Señor Coconut y Su Conjunto, Sigur Rós, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Caro Emerald... The list goes on...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

People. All of them. If they're not amazing it's only because I don't know them well enough yet.

Kyoto was nice too...

Countries I've Visited

Canada, Japan, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Mexico

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