Welcome to A Trivial Knot! My name is Siggy, and you should use he/him pronouns.
A trivial knot, the mathematical concept, is a loop that can be unknotted without cutting the loop.
A Trivial Knot, the blog, is a vehicle for intellectual pursuits. I started out blogging as a way of participating in the skeptical and atheist movements, but my interests wandered elsewhere. I’m interested in social criticism, especially from queer and feminist perspectives. I have a fondness for math. I dabble in art and philosophy. See my topics page [currently under construction] for a more comprehensive outline.
I am a grad student studying condensed matter physics in the US. I’m ace, more specifically gay gray-A. I sometimes talk about that, but I’m mostly interested in saying things that are new, so see my asexuality 101 page for all your 101 needs. I have one of those long-term monogamous romantic relationships that you’ve heard so much about, with my boyfriend who is a robot. I have a love-hate relationship with all that is joyful, inspiring, or beautiful.
I also have a Tumblr somewhere, and if you can find it you will be richly rewarded with walls of nonsense. For a better scavenger hunt, I suggest inspecting the footer alt-text.