About Matthew

Matt's face in 3D

Projects

  • Works as a consultant for MarkLogic  the NoSQL document database.
  • “Pop Songs From the Court of Isabella d’Este,” Renaissance music in the style of motown with lute & singer duo Lutevox .

Aspects

  • Physically based in California since 2013! Originally from Colorado, Virginia, Utah, Wyoming, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, and Maryland.
  • Emotionally taken, by Pearbehr 
  • Socially available, on

Talents

  • He can drink water really fast.

Matthew’s Recent Goodreads

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
liked it

Good history of the role that women of color played in engineering, leading up to the well-known lunch counter sit-ins and US civil rights movement.Very insightful analogy about racial segregation, comparing it to an electric fence — …

I Am Pilgrim
did not like it
Did not finish. Not impressed with the author’s internal narrative — it’s shallow and stupid, despite attempting to be the inner thoughts of the “genius” detective. Very demeaning to women in an “in-cel” sort of way, and worse: Terry Ha…
Creative Quest
it was amazing
I love Questlove’s technique of externalizing his creativity as “influences.” How would so and so make this music. How would such and such an artist draw this painting? It makes it so that it’s not so much a creative act of your own indi…
The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook
it was ok
Niall Ferguson’s thesis that many conflicts in history can be understood as the conflict between power hierarchies and social networks is descriptive, but underdeveloped. His title is a knockoff of Eric S. Raymond’s seminal, “The Cathedr…
For the Win
liked it
Interesting mingling of story with passages on economic futurism and labor theory. I like the style, although it does come off as a bit didactic. It definitely makes me want to read more Doctorow. Sort of a weak ending, but overall a gre…

 


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2 Comments

  1. June 12, 2014
    Reply

    I never realized you could drink water really fast. ^_^ I know you on such a deeper level now.

  2. eric
    September 27, 2014
    Reply

    Hi Matt, big fan 🙂
    I follow you on Ello and I was wondering if you might be able to send me an invite?
    Thanks Matt, see ya soon 🙂

    p.s. my uncle…the EXACT same way :/

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