Montréal, QCCanada H3B 2Y5
June 4, 2013
I am a programmer, I fold RNA molecules. Also, I like big cities and big books.
It started with the book "Sophies world" (Sofies verden), a novel with a history of philosophy in it. Then I progressed to Bertrand Russel and got stuck there. Apart from that I rather read novels with a philosophical touch or ideas about the future of society (Huxley, Orwell, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Lem).
The future of society. Hacking. Freedom. Strange loops. Interdisciplinary connections.
No. Nothing is true, everything is permitted.
Goedel, Escher, Bach by D. Hofstaedter is one of them. The other one is probably "Das Totenschiff / the death ship" by B. Traven or "We" by Y. Zamyatin.
I am a postdoc at UdeM, in bioinformatics, originally from Germany, and interested in using computers for a better world. Goedel, Escher, Bach is one of my favorite books and I just found out there will be a meetup to discuss it in this group. :D