My full name is Mark Wilson Cidade. I don't ever use my middle name. Cidade is pronounced "sid-ADD".
I'm in my mid-thirties. My birthday is May 23. Please don't send me any happy-birthday E-mails if you don't really know me.
I live in Toronto and have lived there since I was born except for one year in Seattle (March, 2006 to March, 2007).
I have two younger brothers. My parents are from the Azores, Portugal.
I'm an artist, a writer, and I play a bit of guitar.
I like to read a lot. I usually read stuff on the Web. I mainly read non-fiction these days.
I have a lot of interests, including philosophy, science, and art. With philosophy, I'm mainly interested in logic. Of the sciences, I'm mostly into neurology, computer sciences, theoretical physics, and genetics. I like to create art rather than treat it academically. Also high on my list of interests are linguistics, memetics, pedagogy, parenting, movies, and music.
I enjoy a good conversation. There are very few things that I enjoy more. I prefer to talk about ideas. After that, I don't mind talking about events, although I usually couldn't care less about the weather. I find that conversations about specific people tend not to be very interesting, unless it's one of the people in the conversation (including myself) or it's to illustrate an aspect of human nature.
My favourite food is ice-cream. My favourite flavour of ice-cream being vanilla. Yes, that's right--"plain old" vanilla. As for what to eat before dessert, I like a variety of international cuisines. I'm very keen on sushi. Whenever possible, I eat the finest sashimi I can get, which isn't often. Eating sake is an orgasmic experience. I like Indian food a lot, too. And I think Thai food is yummy.