My name is Zach Silverman, born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. While pursuing several fields of study from Indiana University Bloomington, I discovered that my true passion is information processing and perception. Though my academic career may be over for now, my thirst for diversifying my knowledge and skills are only intensifying.
Currently residing in Boulder, Colorado, I have involved myself in IT groups such as Code For Boulder, TechStars, and various Meetups. While working for Boulder-based startups, I continued to explore my personal interests. For instance, I have utilized Stanford Online courses and Codeacademy to sharpen my Front End development skills, as well as learn new programming languages.
I am constantly finding ways to expand upon my knowledge base in as many fields as possible, since I believe that one cannot fully understand a topic without comprehending how it effects all related topics.
Using my surroundings, social interactions, and digital media as inspiration, I have created an Agile-like system to deliver high functioning, sleek, user-friendly interfaces to clients of all types.
Feel free to contact me via email or view my other online profiles on LinkedIn and GitHub!
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Created in 2011, ZAS Longboards drives towards personalized boards designed uniquely for each customer. Each board is hand crafted to meet the expectations of the customer, and then discuss how to expand upon that idea. I use high quality pine and oak wood, and use a variety of tools to cut, shape, and add aesthetically pleasing details. I hand paint each graphic and add 2 layers of polyurethane to protect the image as well as to make the wood water-resistant.
The idea of perception has been contemplated and argued by philosophers and neuroscientists alike, as well as by common folk. It has been an interest to humankind since consciousness arose, though it has gained more popularity due to the development of cognitive psychology in the late 19th century. One aspect that remains an integral segment of human consciousness is visual awareness.
Vertical gardening has become increasingly popular due to Stanley Hart Wright’s research and patents beginning in 1938 (Hindle 2012). He proposed that vegetation such as ground cover or vine- like plants can be grown on a vertical medium, and became very successful for his work as well as his teachings. Most modern vertical gardens are used for aesthetic purposes and for improving air quality. Recently, urban permaculture has become a hot topic as overpopulation is causing a greater need for food. If vertical agriculture, or growing crops horizontally, can be performed efficiently and on a large scale, then this method could help resolve the continuing need for food as well as other environmental issues that we currently face.
Homosexuality has been present in the Earth’s history from when animals ruled the planet to the times of Greek men wrestling nude and beyond. However, identifying homosexual men in a crowd of people is dependent upon factors such as how they dress or even how they walk. Many people find phonological cues to be quite useful to determine one’s sexual orientation. In other words, there are certain sounds that gay men articulate that are associated with women more so than men. Phrases such as having a “gay lisp” arise from this.
For this experiment, I was curious to see how exactly alcohol effects one’s articulation of vowels, both monophtongs and dipthongs, and vowels followed by a coloring consonant. My hypothesis is that when intoxicated, vowel sounds will become more centralized due to the depressant (alcohol) inhibiting the motion of the tongue and mouth. In order to prevent extraneous variables from influencing my data, I attempted to find males that were similar in age, height, tolerance to alcohol, etc…