Koen Martens is a science fiction author and retired hacker with a degree in artificial intelligence. A software architect by day, Koen has worked with quantum computers, lithography machines, cloud servers and many other high-tech gadgets. Koen’s experience lends a great degree of realism to his writing and provides him with a healthy dose of scepticism towards humanity’s unhealthy relationship with technology.
While born in the Netherlands, Koen, together with his husband, now lives in Sweden. In his spare time, he can often be found roaming the woods of Örebro lan (getting lost despite the assistance of gps navigation) or online to stay in touch with his friends from hackerspace Hack42. Koen regularly enjoys live jazz at concerts and festivals, and plays and restores pinball games.
My favourite youtube channels
Here’s a list of some of my favourite youtube channels:
- Adrian’s Digital Basement - retro computer repair
- Alex Ball - vintage (and modern) synths
- CuriousMarc - vintage computer hardware
- EEVBlog - general electronics and teardowns
- Geoff Marshall - UK railway geekery
- LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER - vintage electronics
- MetaBallStudios - the world in perspective
- Numberphile - videos about numbers and mathematics
- Paul and Rebecca Whitewick - UK transport history, lost infrastructure
- Techmoan - modern and old technology
- The Tim Traveller - (mostly) engineering history
- Tom Scott - (mostly) contemporary engineering
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