This is rikomatic's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following rikomatic's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
rikomatic
Brooklyn, New York
Interests: hip-hop, lindy hop, breakdance, international travel, scifi, major foodie, virtual worlds
Recent Activity
Image
Yesterday I had the most epic Disney adventure ever at Shanghai Disney Resort. This was the combination of a hairbrained idea I came up with in February ("What if I just flew to Shanghai to go to one of the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Rikomatic
Image
I'm really enjoying these bouldering problems in the "cave" section of my gym. It's neat trying to figure out how to scend these routes where I am basically on my back for most of the time. I'm no where close... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at Rikomatic
Image
Designed for grades 5-8, Science Action Club makes it easy and fun to lead hands-on STEM in afterschool and summer camp—no experience necessary! Through games, projects, and exciting investigations, youth in Science Action Club explore nature, contribute to authentic science research, and design creative strategies to protect the planet. Each... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at Ranger Rik
Posted May 9, 2018 at Rikomatic
Image
I love this version of the song so much. Those drum breaks are awesome. I had fun improv-ing to this song this morning in Golden Gate Park. Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2018 at Rikomatic
Image
In a little under two weeks, I will be heading off on my next adventure: to Shanghai and Singapore! Singapore is one of my favorite cities in the world. It's like stepping into the future, full of pan-Asian awesomeness. I... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at Rikomatic
Image
I love this video of a few of the amazing waackers in the Bay Area, shot around Lake Merritt, Oakland. Lots of my dance heroes in this video, including Alice, G-Funk, Karlita, MadGlad, Mikachu, Sabine, Shinobi Jaxx, and Tsunami the... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at Rikomatic
Image
I’ve been binge-watching the reality show “The Great British Bake Off” for the past couple of months. For those that haven’t watched it, “The Great British Bake Off” is a baking competition in the UK where amateur bakers compete in a weekly series of cooking challenges, set by two expert... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Ranger Rik
Image
After more than six wonderful, exciting years at the California Academy of Sciences, I'm now looking for new professional opportunities, starting around June or July. I’ve had an incredible experience at the Academy, grown a lot, met some wonderful colleagues, and worked on a number of fun and exciting projects.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2018 at Ranger Rik
Image
Here's a long take of my friend Brian and I dancing lindy hop together, where we switch roles several times during the dance. Learning how to follow in lindy hop and experiencing both roles has been a shot in the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at Rikomatic
Image
I've been binge-watching The Great British Bake Off for the past few weeks. It's quickly become one of my favorite reality TV shows, perhaps one of my favorite TV shows ever. It's such a great combination of relatable, real-life drama,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2018 at Rikomatic
Image
Got stuck at the top, but managed to pull it off. Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2018 at Rikomatic
Image
Photo credit: Rahul Doraiswami This weekend, I got to participate in a very dope dance contest in the Bay Area: "Waack, Crackle, Lock." This unique dance battle brought together two styles with very different histories but that go perfectly together:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2018 at Rikomatic
Image
This weekend, my friends Hanah, Jessica and I participated in Croissant Battle San Francisco 2018 at the fabulous French-Vietnamese bistro Le Colonial. When I saw this desciption for the event, I knew I had to be there: "in front of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2018 at Rikomatic
Image
I finally scended this tall-ish, slanted yellow v3 this morning at Planet Granite, after falling from it dozens of times over the last few visits to the gym. The crux (hardest part) was that handhold second from the top, which... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2018 at Rikomatic
Image
My friend Latasha Barnes is a beast of a dancer. Nice to see that the New York Times recognizes that as well. Check out this dope article about a neat dancer / musician collaboration in New York City, featuring quotes... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at Rikomatic
Image
Hanging with swing friends back in the day. The "Khakis Swing" Gap Ad is twenty years old. Woah. I've been reminiscing about what it was like to dance in the midst of the "neo-swing" era. I started lindy hopping around... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2018 at Rikomatic
Image
The inimitable, ever-debonaire Fred Astaire. Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2018 at Rikomatic
Image
Yesterday was an unexpectedly awesome culinary adventure in the South Bay with my friends Hanah, Michelle and Brian. Hanah had heard good things about a new Georgian (country not the state) restaurant in Palo Alto called Bevri. So she gathered... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2018 at Rikomatic
Image
I caught a couple of my hard-working colleagues cleaning a whale skeleton suspended high above one of our galleries. I love how calm and focused they are, despite the height of the cherry picker they are on. Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2018 at Ranger Rik
Image
This weekend I had a lovely Easter picnic with my cousins in Walnut Creek. Watching my niece Aria and little cousin Malia playing just fills my heart with happiness. While the moment can't last forever, at least the gif can... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2018 at Rikomatic
Image
The other night I was was having dinner with a new friend in a dingy but comfortable Mexican restaurant in Oakland. Over veggie tacos, she was telling me about a project she was working on, one that she moved to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at Rikomatic
Image
Finally scended this kinda scary v2 problem after getting stuck at the crux in the middle forever. Felt really great to top it! At Planet Granite SF. Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at Rikomatic
Image
It's Spring Break for many schools in the area, so we've got lots of guests at the California Academy of Sciences. I always love seeing our science presenters doing their thing with a large audience. Here's one of them giving a "Swamp Talk" to some of our visitors. Here's more... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2018 at Ranger Rik
Image
This week, after a few weeks off recuperating from a mild A2 pulley strain, I finally got back on the rock. My first session back was definitely a struggle bus on even the easiest problems. I was just really paranoid... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at Rikomatic