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I am a PhD student in (physicist/mathematician by training, beguiled by living complexity). I have a professional interest in and .

I grew up reading internet longform, starting with Paul Graham. This led to reddit, TrueReddit and then ribbonfarm. Also a follower of Ran Prieur, gwern and Sarah Perry.

Caught, presently, in the pull of the Bay Area.