Happy Birthday Kelv!

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On this day, October 12, many moons ago, a baby was born who would one day go on to lead hundreds of thousands of gamers in a quest to map the brain.  Today we celebrate Eyewire developer Kelv‘s birthday!

Kelv’s a man of mystery, so we’ve put together this informative interview to help you get to know him.

What planet would you most like to visit besides Earth?


If you were an animal, what animal would you be? 

Dodo bird

Favorite food?


Least favorite food?


Your most embarrassing moment?

Answering this question

Would you rather fight 100 duck sized horses or 1 horse sized duck?

I think probably a horse-sized duck, but I’m just looking at their mouths and I do realize that duck mouths are scary. It probably depends on the duck. I’m assuming that you’re giving me a sword. I could maybe have better success against 100 duck sized horses but I’d be too traumatized killing them all.

Boston, MA or Princeton, NJ? 

no comment

What’s the fastest you’ve ever driven a car?

55 miles per hour (rev limited in 2nd gear)

What’s your favorite thing about autocross racing? 

The satisfaction of feeling in control of the car.

If you were stranded on a deserted island but you could bring 3 items, what would they be?

Computer, satellite uplink, solar panel – and the reason why is because I need to keep Eyewire up.

You’ve genetically crossbred a peach and a strawberry. What do you name your creation?

I’m thinking… Prunus persica x Fragaria × ananassa. Also, I don’t use the simple strawberry, I use the garden strawberry. And a strawberry isn’t even a berry. It’s an aggregate accessory fruit, my favorite kind.

What’s your favorite tv show? 

Black Mirror, up to and including season 3

What is your favorite film?

Maybe Citizen Kane, it’s because I have a high taste for quality.

What’s the best programming language?


But actually, favorite programming language.. I’ve had a soft spot for Objective C.

Dogs or Cats? 

Sometimes it’s good to make friends with unintelligent beings.


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