continuous partial insanity is the woefully undertended digital file cabinet of six michael silberman, formerly an undergraduate in the applied math program at Columbia University in the city of New York and soon to be a candidate for the master’s degree in engineering from the violently transdisciplinary arts computation engineering program at the University of California, Irvine.
His research interests and activist tendencies lead him to read, think, and complain often and loudly about sustainability, development, urban systems, agent-based modeling, ubiquitous computing, education, information architecture, interface design, globalization, and what, exactly, it means to be alive in the twenty-first century.
To nobody’s particular surprise, he gives up on this at fairly regular intervals and designs overly minimalist websites and lays out print documents (now including the occasional campus sex magazine) for friends.
Sometimes when he is irritated with his inability to describe stuff, he creates new words, or makes efforts to promulgate the use of handy neologisms created by others (see language).
He has been known to wear red pants, a pink scarf (although not at the same time as the red pants), and occasionally a beard.