Gabriel R.

Location:

Madison, WI

Member since:

August 6, 2013

How do you relate to the term "geekery" or "geek"?

My favorite definition of "geekery" is what you get by searching for the term on Pinterest -- "all things nerdy, awesome, radical and insane in the membrane," although I guess the Collins English Dictionary definition of "a person who is preoccupied with or very knowledgeable about computing" applies too. The fact that my first thought when deciding how to answer this question was to reach for the Collins English Dictionary probably says something too.

What are some of the activities that you enjoy doing? (You may wish to share, in particular, any that might be considered geeky.)

Board games, reading, writing, jogging, programming (esp. C#/Monogame), designing games, cracking ancient codes, playing/watching indie video games, learning new things

What are a few of your favorite things? (Book titles, games, places, movies, tv shows, restaurants, band names, brown-paper-packages-tied-up-with-string, etc.)

A random selection: Kickstarter, cognitive science, Joseph Campbell, Jamestown (Final Form Games), words, the Voynich manuscript, The Wire, Firefly, Cooper's Tavern, A Room of One's Own, Ready Player One, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, Karin Tidbeck, Grim Fandango

In joining Geekery, what type of meet-ups are you hoping to find? (Gaming, evenings out, new restaurants, trivia, movies, outdoor stuff, museums, etc.)

All of the above sounds great! I especially like board and card games because I find it's especially easy to meed new people in these contexts, but also interested in evenings out, restaurants, trivia, outdoor stuff, movies, etc. Currently carless (but bikeful), so the closer an event is to downtown the more likely I'll be able to make it.

Introduction

Postdoc in cogsci/comp. geography. My fiancee and I moved here in March 2013 from Bloomington, IN. We miss our classic board gaming and geeking-out sessions and hope to make some new friends!


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