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*Dumbphone: 1-3143970911
 
*Dumbphone: 1-3143970911
 
*Twitter: [https://twitter.com/unhush @unhush]
 
*Twitter: [https://twitter.com/unhush @unhush]
*Current Location: [http://zyan.scripts.mit.edu/ Probably here]
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*Current Location / Blog: [http://zyan.scripts.mit.edu/blog here you go]
  
 
==Incomplete and infrequently-updated lists of interests:==
 
==Incomplete and infrequently-updated lists of interests:==
  
 
*Physics  
 
*Physics  
**Cosmology: I help build telescopes for measuring [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keck_Array CMB polarization] at the South Pole.  
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**Cosmology: I helped build telescopes for measuring [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keck_Array CMB polarization] at the South Pole.  
 
**Dark matter: For some years I [http://cdms.berkeley.edu/ looked] for it.  
 
**Dark matter: For some years I [http://cdms.berkeley.edu/ looked] for it.  
 
**Quantum computation: I've written some simple simulation code for Adiabatic Quantum Computation. But mostly this stuff is just fun. Did you know you can search an unsorted list in sublinear time using quantum systems?
 
**Quantum computation: I've written some simple simulation code for Adiabatic Quantum Computation. But mostly this stuff is just fun. Did you know you can search an unsorted list in sublinear time using quantum systems?
**General relativity / gravitational waves: "Spacetime tells matter how to move, matter tells spacetime how to bend." Hellz yeah.
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**General relativity / gravitational waves: "Spacetime tells matter how to move, matter tells spacetime how to bend."
 
**Quantum theory: Sadly I haven't gotten around to learning [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_field_theory QFT] yet.
 
**Quantum theory: Sadly I haven't gotten around to learning [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_field_theory QFT] yet.
  
 
*Computer stuff
 
*Computer stuff
 
**Complexity theory and computability: [http://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/ Scott Aaronson] taught me most of what I know about this.
 
**Complexity theory and computability: [http://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/ Scott Aaronson] taught me most of what I know about this.
**Cryptography: The first thing I ever did in a real programming language was implement RSA in Scheme. I felt really tall. I dunno a whole lot about crypto, but [https://www.coursera.org/course/crypto Coursera] is helpful.
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**Cryptography: The first thing I ever did in a real programming language was implement RSA in Scheme. I dunno a whole lot about crypto, but [https://www.coursera.org/course/crypto Coursera] is helpful. Teach me things.  
 
**Network engineering: Would like to learn more about this, am [https://www.coursera.org/course/comnetworks trying] but keep falling asleep.
 
**Network engineering: Would like to learn more about this, am [https://www.coursera.org/course/comnetworks trying] but keep falling asleep.
**Machine learning: All the cool kids are doing it.
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**Programming languages: I'm a badge-carrying member of the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_of_the_Lambda_Calculus Knights of the Lambda Calculus], but mostly I work in Python. I'm also learning Javascript currently.  
**LISP-like programming languages: I'm a badge-carrying member of the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_of_the_Lambda_Calculus Knights of the Lambda Calculus].  
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**Internet security/privacy: As part of the Gnome OPW program, I'm interning for the EFF in Summer 2013.  
**Javascript: It does things nowadays apparently.
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*Social/political
 
*Social/political
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**Free Bradley Manning: This meeds to be fixed ASAP. [http://www.bradleymanning.org/ Ugghhh.]
 
**Free Bradley Manning: This meeds to be fixed ASAP. [http://www.bradleymanning.org/ Ugghhh.]
 
**Anarchist theory and feminist theory: Really, I just want people to be excellent to each other and not be all oppressive and stuff.
 
**Anarchist theory and feminist theory: Really, I just want people to be excellent to each other and not be all oppressive and stuff.
**Free information / open data: Primarily in extracting stories from data and telling them to people.  
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**Educating people about computer security: ping me if there's something I can help with!
**Hackathons for good causes: I ran the 2012 [https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Aaron_Swartz_Memorial_Hackathon Aaron Swartz Memorial Hackathon] at Noisebridge and coordinated a bunch of similar ones [https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Worldwide_Aaron_Swartz_Memorial_Hackathons around the world]. I want to make these happen all the time in all the places.
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**Educating people about computer security
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*Noisebridge!
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**I'm not a member but on the 2013 Board of Directors.
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**I ran the 2013 [https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Aaron_Swartz_Memorial_Hackathon Aaron Swartz Memorial Hackathon] at Noisebridge and coordinated a bunch of similar ones [https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Worldwide_Aaron_Swartz_Memorial_Hackathons around the world]. I want to make these happen all the time in all the places.
  
 
*Uncategorized
 
*Uncategorized
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**Burning Man: I run a camp.
 
**Burning Man: I run a camp.
 
**Writing: I write non-fiction poetry.
 
**Writing: I write non-fiction poetry.
**Jazz composition: I used to write chamber music and then moved onto jazz composition/arranging. Am really into polyrhythms and asymmetric time signatures.  
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**Jazz composition: I used to write chamber music and then moved onto jazz composition/arranging. Am really into polyrhythms and asymmetric time signatures.
  
 
==Some Publications==
 
==Some Publications==

Revision as of 08:32, 31 August 2013

Contact

I'm lazy, so you can find all that PGP and OTR stuff here.

  • Primary email: zyan@mit.edu
  • Easier-to-remember email: t@lk-to.me
  • Riseup email: zyan@riseup.net
  • Dumbphone: 1-3143970911
  • Twitter: @unhush
  • Current Location / Blog: here you go

Incomplete and infrequently-updated lists of interests:

  • Physics
    • Cosmology: I helped build telescopes for measuring CMB polarization at the South Pole.
    • Dark matter: For some years I looked for it.
    • Quantum computation: I've written some simple simulation code for Adiabatic Quantum Computation. But mostly this stuff is just fun. Did you know you can search an unsorted list in sublinear time using quantum systems?
    • General relativity / gravitational waves: "Spacetime tells matter how to move, matter tells spacetime how to bend."
    • Quantum theory: Sadly I haven't gotten around to learning QFT yet.
  • Computer stuff
    • Complexity theory and computability: Scott Aaronson taught me most of what I know about this.
    • Cryptography: The first thing I ever did in a real programming language was implement RSA in Scheme. I dunno a whole lot about crypto, but Coursera is helpful. Teach me things.
    • Network engineering: Would like to learn more about this, am trying but keep falling asleep.
    • Programming languages: I'm a badge-carrying member of the Knights of the Lambda Calculus, but mostly I work in Python. I'm also learning Javascript currently.
    • Internet security/privacy: As part of the Gnome OPW program, I'm interning for the EFF in Summer 2013.
  • Social/political
    • Open science / open journal access: I run this open science group.
    • Free Bradley Manning: This meeds to be fixed ASAP. Ugghhh.
    • Anarchist theory and feminist theory: Really, I just want people to be excellent to each other and not be all oppressive and stuff.
    • Educating people about computer security: ping me if there's something I can help with!
  • Noisebridge!
  • Uncategorized
    • Veganism: I'm vegan unless it's going to go to waste. Mainly for sustainability.
    • Rock climbing: Top-rope/bouldering, mostly indoors.
    • Running long distances: I did like 50 miles per week for years; lately my body keeps breaking.
    • Hiking: Big Sur, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Utah Canyonlands, White Mountains, the South Florida swamps, etc.
    • Crowdsourcing: Particularly interested in exploring this as a self-sustaining way to empower/educate large numbers of people.
    • Crowsourcing: I'm the founder of http://www.crowsource.org/.
    • Hot sauce: Is tasty
    • Burning Man: I run a camp.
    • Writing: I write non-fiction poetry.
    • Jazz composition: I used to write chamber music and then moved onto jazz composition/arranging. Am really into polyrhythms and asymmetric time signatures.

Some Publications

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