Science to me seems to be subsumed by art. It is done for its own sake, out of an unjustifiable cause in service to some kind of aesthetic beauty. It is something one embarks on without hope of success; it is attempting to compute Solomonoff inference, where one can prove beforehand that it is both uncomputable and ideal.

Physics is like sex. Sure, it may give some practical results, but that’s not why we do it - Feynman

with others

fin startup, 2015 - 2019

a human / computer hybrid virtual assistant

venmo startup, 2013 - 2015

a payments company where i made many important friends

mit iap seminar, 2018 | 2019

a yearly seminar my friend Kortina and I host at MIT. small rountable discussions on intelligence, sociology, meaning, work, art, and dignity under the theme of computationalism.
syllabus: 2018 | 2019

oakland film club hangout / blog, 2018 - now

watching movies and writing responses in oakland, california

vyvn public service, 2015 - now

bringing people together through music, art, and good company

self explorations

~music, eternal~ art / tech project, 2019

an attempt to serve an aesthetic that I appreciate, over a medium which I feel is appropriate for its expression. (computationalism)

tf-hyperbolic toolset, 2019

hyperbolic geometry is especially well suited for embedding hierarchical information. support tools for hyperbolic computation in TensorFlow

action potential art / tech project, 2018

interactive art installation for a vyvn party. uses kinect depth sensors / skeletal mappings to interpret social dance

cellauto art / tech project, 2018

a framework for describing and running cellular automata

intellibeat ai project, 2017

intellij plugin that outputs neural net piano midi as you code

genetic tech project, 2018

a small framework for describing and running genetic algorithms