Must-Reads / Must-Listens
Below are some articles, videos, or talks that have stood out for me over the past few years (updated irregularly):
Neil deGrasse Tyson (2020) – Reflections on the Color of My Skin
- In this article, Dr. Tyson reflects on current issues with Black discrimination from the lens of a prolific scientist.
People and AI Research (2020) – Q&A: Sabelo Mhlambi on what AI can learn from Ubuntu ethics
Karen Hao, MIT Technology Review (2020) – We read the paper that forced Timnit Gebru out of Google. Here’s what it says
Wilka Carvalho (2018) – For the “happy people” that suffer from bouts of depression
- Wilka came to visit Brown sometime ago, and after our interactions, I stumbled upon his Medium articles. This one really stood out for me.
Kenneth O. Stanley, Joel Lehman and Lisa Soros (2017) – Open-endedness: The last grand challenge you’ve never heard of
Moamen Elmassry (2023) – I wasn’t sure how to be a postdoc. Here’s how I found my way
Thomas Flight (2022) – Why Donald Glover’s Atlanta Feels So Weird
Pursuit of Wonder:
Jia Jiang, TED (2017) – What I Learned From 100 Days of Rejection
Sound Field — (NOTE: This PBS YouTube series is amazing!)
Adam Neely (2021) – The most elegant key change in all of pop music
My Playlist of Classical Music — (CAUTION: over 11 hours of content!)
My Playlist of Favourite 60’s, 70’s and 80’s songs — (CAUTION: over 8 hours of content!)
Random Facts about Me
My favicon is the Crest of Riegan from the Fire Emblem: Three Houses game!
- I am a major fan of the Fire Emblem series.
Aside from the FE series, I enjoy other games like Final Fantasy (I’ve beat 1-6 and 13; 7-8 & 15 are WIP/imminent), Pokémon, Sudoku, and Chess (unrated). I am a very casual gamer though.
- Currently playing the Phoenix Wright games!
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