“Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best.” — Frank Zappa
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. All progress, therefore, depends upon the unreasonable man.” — George Bernard Shaw
Location: Djursholm – Stockholm – Sweden
Living: in the forest.
Hometown: a small village in the mountains of a far away land.
Origin: A perpendicular universe.
Qualities: Good taste, critical thinking, high standards, curiosity, stubbornness, passion.
Passions: Freedom, art, style, aesthetics, philosophy, biology, psychology, economics, human nature, and all other mysteries of life.
Phobias: Museums, authority, documentaries, groups, postmodernism, praise, rules, …
Philias: Libraries, forests, individuals, skepticism, criticism, surprises, …
“The chill of the wind in my face pulls tears of joy from my eyes, dawn illuminates and brings life to the earth under my feet while the stars still stare to remind me of my dreams. I am one with reality, I’m the edge of fate’s sword cutting the shapes of the future in the dark cloth of the universe.”
Traveling: Tierra del Fuego, Norrland (Sweden), Berlin, Japan, Antarctica, Istanbul, other planets.
Sports: Swimming, hiking, tennis, biking, chess.
Art and philosophy
“Oh bliss! Bliss and heaven! Oh, it was gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh. It was like a bird of rarest-spun heaven metal or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all nonsense now. As I slooshied, I knew such lovely pictures!” — Alex DeLarge
Music: Einstürzende Neubauten, Jérôme Attal, Shinvi, NIN, F. Zappa, X Japan, Primal Scream, TSP, BV3k, Kraftwerk, Tori Amos, Jeff Buckley, Piano Magic, Bob Log III, hide, Aviador Dro, David Bowie, Anna Ternheim, Lars Hollmer, Zbigniew Preisner, Yoko Kanno, First Floor Power, Prodigy, Plastilina Mosh, Pink Floyd, Bach, and almost anything for piano.
Films: Trois couleurs: Bleu, A Clockwork Orange, となりのトトロ(Tonari no Totoro), Cube, O Lucky Man!, どですかでん(Dodesukaden), Monty Python and the Holy Grail, His Girl Friday, おたくのビデオ(Otaku no Video), E la nave va.
Tv: Fawlty Towers, Dr.Slump, Absolutely Fabulous, 12 Oz. Mouse, South Park.
Directors: Stanley Kubrick, Hayao Miyazaki, Ingmar Bergman, Akira Kurosawa, Jim Jarmusch, Krzysztof Kieslowski.
Actors: Malcolm McDowell, John Cleese, Toshiro Mifune, Gunnar Björnstrand, Cary Grant, Diane Keaton, Juliette Binoche and Irène Jacob.
Books: Le Petit Prince, Die Unendliche Geschichte, The Hobbit, Neuromancer, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, L'Étranger, The Elements of Style.
Writers: P. G. Wodehouse, Jack Vance, Philip K. Dick, William Gibson, Brian Kernighan, Franz Kafka, Oscar Wilde, Albert Camus.
Painters: Yoshitaka Amano, Maurits Cornelis Escher, Renée French.
Philosophers: Diogenes of Sinope, Friedrich Nietzsche, Eric Cartman, Karl Popper, George Carlin.
“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool.” — Richard Feynman
Scientists: Richard Feynman, Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, Ken Thompson.
Occupation: philosopher and entrepreneur.