Brian Chan

Learning, building, living

Fan of adventure, astronomy, public transit, producing, and Cantonese

Email - brianchan2489 at google's mail

See what I've been reading > and writing >

Favorite Books - Jul '20

Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes

The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

Founders at Work - Jessica Livingston

My Goodreads >

Writing - Sep '20

Human emotions evolve alongside our tech extensions - culture, evolution, biotech

Memory Palace - gratitude, story

What Matters Right Now - life, relationships, uncertainty

Extraterrestrial Mor{t}als - ethics, SETI, governance, war

CYOA: old RPGs vs GPT-3 - opportunity, GPT-3, agency

My Blog >

Music - Jul '20

Kid Quill: Soapbox (truth), Headphones (self), Door Closed (journey)

Logic: Welcome To Forever (opportunity), Fade Away (living), Heard Em' Say (perserverance), Soul Food II (SETI)

Abhi the Nomad: Mama Bling (value), Letter for God (wonder), Modern Boi ft. Sol (continuation)

Kota the Friend: Hollywood (priorities), Philly Jawn (fierce)

My song recs >

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Recommended Reads - Sep '20

The Radical Plan to Save the Fastest Sinking City in the World - Urban Planning, Earth Sciences, Governance

The Coronavirus Pandemic and a Once-in-a-Century Change - Political Propaganda

The Problem Isn't the 'Merit,' It's the 'Ocracy' - Societal Cohesion, Empathy, 'Measurement'

Liquid Cities: Architecture and Media transforming Human Culture - Cities, Culture, Futurism

The Eleven Laws of Showrunning - Leadership

You're probably using the wrong dictionary - Linguistics

Lottery Ticket NNs: Intelligence from Structure, Not Weights - ML

How One Las Vegas ED Saved Hundreds of Lives in Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History - Emergency Medicine, Operations

What Cities Would Look Like if Lit Only by the Stars - Astronomy

A Map for Learning Web Development that I Wish I Had - Web Development

What I'm Reading >

Life Perspective - Jun '20

Uncertainty

Life Is Short

Van Gogh on fear and risks

Life as Poems

The Algebra of Happiness

Asks - Aug '20

  • I've been looking for ways to practice my Cantonese more, if you're interested in watching + discussing encoreTVB shows, let me know