I'm Melinda, and here's a little bit about myself.
I'm a fourth year computer science undergradate at Cornell University. I study, hang out, sing, and
My interests and thoughts of late:
- my operating systems class (nerd swoon). I have a prelim in the next couple days so I need to learn the paradigms for classical synchronization problems. I've also been very interested in
- consciousness, the phenomenal experience, the computability of the mind.. complexities about the human experience
- M. C. Escher
- Erykah Badu, Mos Def
- The text book for my human perception class - "Vision and Art: the Biology of Seeing" by Margaret Livingstone. The book talks about the human visual system and its applications in art. I just read a chapter about impressionism and how the spatial imperfection forces the brain to complete the picture, making it look different at every glance
- I've been reading Nabokov's Lolita on the side. I can't remember the last time I've read such a hilarious well-written story
- Lately I've also been very nostalgic about my last autumn in Cornell - I have been planning on going apple picking and on a trail ride with some friends
I have my fall break soon, and I'm looking forward to going home and reading and having some time to myself. I've been pretty caught up with school of late, but it's been okay because I've really been enjoying my classes and they've been appealing to my former interests such as psychology, visual display, cognitive science, software engineering and architecture, and Abrahamic scripture.