I have a lot of very random, very specific hobbies and interests besides research – below is a little smattering of artifacts from some of the things I get up to on a sporadic basis if you’re curious to learn more!
- I create choreographed “dances” and synchronized light shows for some of my favorite songs through the virtual-reality rhythm game, Beat Saber ( 1 2 ). And, sometimes, mildly popular videogame streamers spend a lot of time playing them!
- I make silly education research-related holiday cards alongside my cohort-mate, Walter Herring (2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 )
- I track, analyze, and visualize personal health data with varying degrees of seriousness (animated gif below)
- I toy with algorithmic/generative art styles to join my love of graphic design with data viz and tinkering in R
- I compile, edit, and digitally publish the thoughtful reflections of my brother (a “real” doctor) regarding his medical training into books available on Amazon ( 1 2 3 )
- I explore simulations of space through the SpaceEngine program and share relaxing snippets of my travels for others ( 1 2 )
- I continue to play around with random graphic design tasks for friends, family, and old co-workers ( 1 2 3 4)
- I play too many instruments (none particularly well) and I sometimes share guitar tabulature that makes it easier for others to learn songs I love