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Intelligent, impish, thoughtful, nerd, strong, energetic, friendly sort of chap.
I love to get outside and walk, run, bicycle or throw/kick things with people. I have numerous world cup trophies in streetluge, a kind of downhill skateboarding, and always try to push myself a little more, with the help of my friends.
With a background in media and computers, I'm trying to start a starting a social enterprise, I have two books in the works. Lately, I've become a lot more interested in making fun and useful gadgets and general other hackerspace activities.
My fiction writing is informed by Orwell, Vonnegut, with some post-cyberpunk influences too. Non-fiction it's mostly applied media sociology, aesthetics, taste, and economics! Sounds dry but there are some wonderful things to understand out there.
Do as you would be done by. And never stop exploring your world. You can learn from anything and anybody!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I'm learning slowly, haven't surfed yet, but am about to try it a couple of times...
I'm new to this: my friends say it's great.. I can only so far believe them! Before couchsurfing however, I've lived, worked or travelled to more than 50 countries and each place brings something new.. I' just trying to learn as much as I can about these strange, remarkable and delightful humans we have on our planet.. and enjoy the journey!
visited 49 states (21.7%)Create your own visited map of The World or Free iphone travel guide
Writing, biking, comparing wines, making jokes, card games, talking bollocks, quesioning everything, learning about how people work, delightful conversations with all sorts of people, more writing, reading poetry out loud in the most ridiculous voices, playing with computers. outdoor pursuits: most of them.
- outdoor activities
- world cup
- social science
Music, Movies, and Books
Too many. Dickens, Kafka, Orwell, Neal Stephenson, Charlie Stross, Vonnegut, ... Know my films too. will list more later
Bach, Reger, all the way through Radiohead and up to the strange, beaty kinds of music my friends seem to play a lot ;) Daft Punk n stuff.. I have my American friends to blame for that.
I play piano, cello, and a few other more unusual instruments.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Top of a mountain in the Alps. Always makes you realise your scale.
Racing downhill streetluges, and getting there first. You never think you can do that until you try.
More than one: the most divine moments playing, or hearing the greatest music. Bach through Burning Man music, it matters not. Somthing different about those mooments.
Teach, Learn, Share
Epistemologist: come to me for methods in social science. Among other things :)
I can also make skateboards or street luges.
Countries I’ve Visited
Burkina Faso, China, New Zealand, South Africa, South Korea
Countries I’ve Lived In
Czech Republic, United Kingdom, United States