Action at a Distance
One Man Up Against the Laws of Physics... and Common Sense

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Gilad Barlev
A3D creator Gilad Samuel Barlev, on a
wacky trip through his subconscious.
I'm a sophomore ('09) undergrad, well on my way to a Ph.D in physics, at Kenyon College, a small liberal arts school an hour outside Colombus, OH. Right now, I'm leaning towards the computational end of the spectrum. My only background in particle physics, which has become the principle focus of this webcomic, comes from a 200-level seminar on elementary particles, so I don't pretend to be an expert, though the sub-field has become the primary focus of the webcomic.

Outside of physics, my interests include science fiction (namely Douglas Adams, Ben Bova, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert A. Heinlein, Battlestar Galactica and Firefly, Futurama), journalism, programming (mostly C/C++), literature (favorites being Jane Austen,  Oscar Wilde and Joseph Conrad) and , non-PC comedy (i.e. Family Guy, Arrested Development), complaining, and meticulously organizing my iPod while my room remains a disaster area.
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I've been reading the comics page of The Washington Post since
infancy,(my favorites being strips like Foxtrot, Pearls Before Swine, The Boondocks and Non Sequitur, as well as the political cartoon stylings of one Tom Toles) but it's only in the last six months or so that I've been reading web-only comics. My favorites would have to be Goats (I much preferred the earlier ones), Overcompensating (as well as Wigu), Questionable Content, XKCD and Dominic Deegan, plus a smattering of ComicGenesis strips (Photon Funnies, Misadventures in Physics, just to name a few).

I have a LiveJournal, which is infrequently updated, and which I mainly use to get all of my favorite comics fed to the same place.

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