1. the process or result of joining two or more things together to form a single entity.
“a fusion of an idea from anthropology and an idea from psychology”
synonyms: blend, blending, combination, amalgamation, joining, union, marrying, bonding, merging, melding, mingling, integration, intermixture, intermingling, synthesis; coalescence
I’m a writer, an actor and an anthropologist. I’m half-south asian, half-scandinavian and all-Texan. I’m a geek, an artist and a former athlete.
As an all-but-thesis graduate student of anthropology (with training in physical and forensic anthropology, archeology, and linguistics) I’ve studied people. My research area of interest is cultural: the development of new forms of culture online as well as the creation and maintenance of communities as extended kinship groups. I’ve been working on an ethnography that reflects these interests.
As a geek, I’ve helped people. I’ve spent most of my adult life working in technology support for higher education, designing, building and maintaining web sites and teaching faculty, staff, and students how to make the most of emerging technology. I’ve been an advocate for online accessibility for the disabled, the elderly and those increasingly left behind by the Digital Divide.
As a writer, I want to tell stories about people and inspire minds and, as an actor, I hope to move people and touch their hearts.
I love both the hard and the social sciences. I’m a science-fiction nerd and a lover of classic folklore. I’m an enthusiastic teacher and a perpetual student. I want to put on a backpack and see every inch of this globe or be an astronaut and see as much as possible beyond.
In short, “fusion” is a paradigm that defines me – what you get when you blend black and white, in everything from music to food to people.
Welcome. Sic itur ad astra.