Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Koran & Aidan
Nassim Nicholas Taleb:
Nassim Nicholas Taleb spent 21 years as a risk taker (quantitative trader) before becoming a researcher in philosophical, mathematical and (mostly) practical problems with probability.
Taleb is the author of a multivolume essay, the Incerto (The Black Swan, Fooled by Randomness, and Antifragile) covering broad facets of uncertainty. It has been translated into 36 languages. In addition to his trader life, Taleb has also written, as a backup of the Incerto, more than 50 scholarly papers in statistical physics, statistics, philosophy, ethics, economics, international affairs, and quantitative finance, all around the notion of risk and probability.
Taleb is currently Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at NYU's Tandon School of Engineering (only a quarter time position) [and, finance related bio only: scientific advisor for Universa Investments]. His current focus is on the properties of systems that can handle disorder ("antifragile").
Taleb refuses all honors and anything that "turns knowledge into a spectator sport".
With a sound of developed sludge techno surgically speared with influences of hardcore and rave, they have rolled versatile weapons out with inventive dj sets and break neck improvised live shows. Since 2013’s Ghost Systems Rave LP on Turbo and a slew of EPs on Soma, Opal Tapes and Speedy J’s Electric Deluxe, Clouds have started the label Headstrong to release their own music and perform with co conspirator Randomer.
Clouds don’t conform to conventions, Clouds get the troops taught with lessons in devastation.
Koran & Aidan:
The big lads of the Animal Farm Young Team who are stuck somewhere between industrial electronics and the wrong side of YouTube. Having strong technical abilities, a thorough understanding of the music and the culture surrounding it, along with playing for esteemed club nights like Pressure sets them aside from the vast numbers of young pretenders in Glasgow’s saturated club scene.
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