Caitlin Weaverless info
|visits||member for||4 months|
|seen||Jan 2 at 4:08|
I studied linguistics and a few languages as an undergrad after changing my mind about majoring in graphic design. Now I'm waiting for grad school in Russian to begin. I am an amateur lots of things and I love programming, writing (blogs, songs), painting, information design, photography, writing systems, logic, all kinds of automata, mathematical cognition, gesture, number systems, fractals, symmetry, and cooking. I am a beginning player of Go and am working on my chess skills. I'm an intern at a museum and I make my money with design (graphic ~, web ~, and information ~) and tech help, both freelance and at the office. What else? I'm bipedal, drink coffee, have teeth, am roughly symmetrical, am literate (¡BONUS!: also in Braille), wish I could fly, and passionately interested in cognitive scaffolding. I like tangible objects with pretty pictures on them... you know, stamps and playing cards and stuff. I am learning how to put circuits together to make technological art experiments. It's gonna be fun. My perfect man is some combination of Joseph Brodsky, Carl Sagan, Douglas Hofstadter, and, hey, Ada Lovelace and Frida Khalo, why not?
Lists of abstractions relevant to me:
Human languages I work on (which in no way implies fluency): American Sign Language, Russian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Latin
Quotes I like:
"In a time of great change, fiction can sometimes provide better understanding than facts alone."
- L. Gordon Crovitz
"I want to be with those who know secret things. Or else alone."
- Rainer Maria Rilke
"Computers don’t introduce order anywhere as much as they expose opportunities."
- Alan J. Perlis
"We are all shaped by the tools we use, in particular: the formalisms we use shape our thinking habits, for better or for worse, and that means that we have to be very careful in the choice of what we learn and teach, for unlearning is not really possible."
- Edsger W. Dijkstra
“Look after goodness and truth, beauty will look after herself.”
- Eric Gill
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius- and a lot of courage- to move in the opposite direction."
- Albert Einstein
"A person starts to live when he can live outside himself."
- Albert Einstein
“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”
- Abraham Lincoln