|| Female, age 50-63
|| 5" 10' (178 cm)
|| College Graduate
A soft-spoken scientist and artist…
MSc neuroscience, MFA film production, BSc zoology. Past Hollywood screenwriter, filmmaker, animator, and intensive-practice meditator (Theravada Buddhist). Director of "Transfigured" (5 minutes, NFB fine-art animation, took 3 years) http://youtu.be/_DkeSgdbOCA and "Tran Scan" (8 minutes, experimental animation, took 2 years) http://youtu.be/iHY3AXT-nHI.
Three years ago I founded a weekly meetup group for fellow atheists to share their wonderment for this amazing universe (https://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-Friends-in-Wonderment-Atheist-Group/events/past/).
The best description of me is probably two contrary things: My Myers-Briggs personality type is INTJ, meaning that my preferred way of being is primarily introverted intuition with secondary extraverted thinking. The nickname for the INTJ is “the mastermind.” In contrast, I was told by an astute person who knows me well that I’m “surprisingly humble, easygoing, genuine, and sincere.” Maybe you could say I’m soft hearted with a sharp mind.
WHO I’M LOOKING FOR: Although I’ve spent more of my life working as an artist than as a scientist, the most important thing for me is curiosity and a sense of wonder, especially science-based wonder. I’m looking for an atheist woman who feels that same science-based wonder. Optimally, she would even have some science education in her background. Artistic interests are common, science interests are rare. The best way to tell if we’re compatible is to look up my meetup group, called “Friends in Wonderment.” You can scan through three years of past weekly talks. What do you think?
Of course, physical chemistry and affection are also essential!
BOOKS AND FILMS: Douglas Harding, “On Having No Head: Zen and the Rediscovery of the Obvious.” Paul Davies, “The Eerie Silence: Renewing Our Search for Alien Intelligence.” Nick Lane, “Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution.” Sam Harris, “Free Will” and “Waking Up.” Brian Greene, “The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos.” Jacques Barzun, “The Use and Abuse of Art.” Oliver Sacks. Lynn Margulis. “Proust Was a Neuroscientist,” “The Medea Hypothesis,” “Spiritual Bypassing”… The books and films of Miranda July. Werner Herzog and David Lynch, although I’m tired of them by now. “Apocalypse Now,” “Slaughterhouse Five,” “Silent Running,” “The Ruling Class,” “Trading Places,” “Doctor Strangelove,” “Adaptation,” “Witness,” Wallace and Gromit.
MUSIC: Brian Eno, Talking Heads, DEVO, Tom Petty, David Bowie, The Doors, Joni Mitchell, Laurie Anderson, Pink Floyd, Nine Inch Nails, Philip Glass, Eric Satie’s “Gnossienne No. 1” played by Ciccolini, Beethoven’s “Piano Sonata #14” third movement played by Rudolf Serkin.