Hello, my name is Adrien Chauvet. I am a French man living in Bourges, France. I created my personal Web site to keep all my creations in one place. These are my current fun activities:
Running and weight lifting
Reading about epistemology and keeping up with the development of artificial intelligence
Drawing and painting
Diverse social activities
My contributions to the world's knowledge
I am a member of the centrist party "Le Mouvement Démocrate". I was briefly appointed spokesperson for this political party in the Cher department in 2022. I have been involved in several elections:
The municipal campaign of Michel Veunac in Biarritz in 2014. He was elected.
The regional campaign in Burgundy in 2015 with my cousin, Vincent Chauvet, to support the candidacy of Christophe Grudler. He was not elected.
The municipal campaign of Pascal Blanc in Bourges in 2020. He was not re-elected.
The Bourges support committee for the presidential re-election of Emmanuel Macron in 2022. He was the least bad candidate and was re-elected. Because of too many of his terrible decisions and statements, I no longer support him.
Except during elections, I stay away from politics because journalism drives politicians away from fundamental debates to lies and superficial polemics. I act daily by being vegan, minimalist, and giving to Carlos De La Guardia.
Music I listen to
These books are listed more or less in the chronological order in which I read them. The titles of the books are written in the language in which I read them.
La Trilogie Des Fourmis, Bernard Werber
Les Thanatonautes, Bernard Werber
L'encyclopédie Du Savoir Relatif Et Absolu, Bernard Werber
L'invasion De La Sicile Par Les Ours, Dino Buzzati (forced reading in middle school)
W, Georges Perec (forced reading in middle school)
Le Mariage De Figaro, Beaumarchais (forced reading in middle school)
Stupeur Et Tremblements, Amélie Nothomb (forced reading in middle school)
Le Seigneur Des Anneaux, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (during high school)
Devenez Sorciers, Devenez Savants, Georges Charpak (a gift from my mother)
Soyez Savants, Devenez Prophètes, Georges Charpak (a gift from my mother)
Matin brun, Franck Pavloff
L'Émeraude des Garamantes - souvenirs d'un Saharien, Théodore Monod (recommended by my father)
Phares, Jacques Attali
Voyages avec un âne dans les Cévennes, Robert Louis Stevenson
L'éducation Sentimentale, Gustave Flaubert
Germinal, Emile Zola
La Condition Humaine, André Malraux
How Google Works, Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg (borrowed from my Irish roommate Paul Robinson in Biarritz)
C'est beau une ville la nuit, Richard Bohringer (read at my brother-in-law's and sister's house)
Anthologie De La Poésie Française, Georges Pompidou (partly read)
L’Alchémiste, Paulo Coelho
Introduction À La Pensée Complexe, Edgard Morin
Méditations, Marcus Aurelius (free book available on my iPhone 4 on Apple Books)
L'Évolution créatrice, Henri Bergson (lu en 2019 à Ribiers, ou peut-être un de ses autres ouvrages ?)
Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari
Lettre À Ménécée, Epicure
Voyage Au Bout De La Nuit, Louis-Ferdinand Céline
Des Souris Et Des Hommes, John Steinbeck
Siddhartha, Herman Hesse
Le Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
The Children Of Húrin, J.R.R. Tolkien
How I Made $2 Million In The Stock Market, Nicolas Darvas
Comment Je Vois Le Monde, Albert Einstein
Le Guide Du Voyageur Galactique, Douglas Adams
Le Joueur D'échecs, Stefan Zweig
The Almanack Of Naval Ravikant: A Guide To Wealth And Happiness, Naval Ravikant (read in 2021-2022)
Guerre, Louis-Ferdinand Céline (read in 2022)
Incerto (the french edition), Nassim Nicholas Taleb. I'm taking notes from these books to read until I remember them. (2022-2023)
La Mare au diable, Georges Sand (2023)
Not to mention countless magazines, comics, manga, news (I wasted my time!), scientific papers, blogs, quotes, forum posts and educational videos.
Next on my list
The Fabric Of Reality, David Deutsch
The Beginning of Infinity, David Deutsch
Lettres à Lucilius, Seneca
Books recommended by my cousin Philippe Chauvet that I haven't read yet
Le Joueur (Dostoïevski), Le Cheval / Albert (Tolstoï), Le Menteur (H. James), The Road (Cormac McCarthy), La Femme D'un Autre, Le Mari Sous Le Lit (Dostoïevski), La Route Des Flandres (C. Simon).
My coding horrors
GitHub: When I tried to become a developer one last time.
A Web site about surfing
My personal Web site, several times.
TUMT (The Ultimate Movies Timeline): an attempt to classify chronological events depicted in movies, coded with Vincent Jacquenet Li.
My brother's Web site for one of his musical projects: Chevalien.
I also helped a psychologist in Anglet, France to create her professional Web site with Wordpress: Estelle Malvy.
Family, friends, and cool Web sites
Veuves: My brother's main musical project.
Chevalien: My brother's former musical project.
Daodao: One of my childhood friends, a photographer who lives in Ploubazlanec, France.
The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A collection of writings by Naval Ravikant, a bookworm, entrepreneur and investor based in Silicon Valley.
Our World In Data: If you want to know the real state of the world today, this is the place to go, not journalism.
Awesome Nassim Taleb: A curated list of many things that Nassim Taleb has shared.
Lulie Tanett: Philosophy and epistemology (Karl Popper, David Deutsch and others).
Bret Hall: Philosophy and epistemology (Karl Popper, David Deutsch and others).
A lot of people can't travel. I am grateful to have visited so many places.
Norway, 1996: A month-long trip with my family and friends in a camper van from France via Germany and Denmark.
Latvia, 2007: A school trip around the country.
London, England, 2008: A two weeks trip with Geoffrey Lalanne.
Pamplona and Bardenas Reales, Spain, 2012: A few days in the north of the country with Baptiste Gourdin and Vincent Jacquenet Li.
Chongqing, China, 2013: A three weeks trip to attend the wedding of Vincent Jacquenet Li and Sisi Jacquenet Li and to discover the city.
Skiing in France
Somewhere in Jura Mountains, 1990: I broke my skull falling off a bunk bed.
Habère-Poche: With my family.
Morillon: Two secondary school trips.
Modane: Swimming training and ski with the CNMG.
Mont-Dore: With my family except my sister.
Fondettes, 2010: With a few of my classmates from the university.
La Pierre-Saint-Martin, 2012: With Sisi Jacquenet Li, Baptiste Gourdin and Vincent Jacquenet Li.
Artouste, 2013: With Vincent Jacquenet Li. We slept in his Citroën ZX break and enjoyed a lot of powder snow.
San Vincente De La Barquera, Spain, 2012: with the Anglet Surf Club.
1989: I broke my skull falling off a bunk bed. No after-effects.
2005: First depressive episode.
2007: I got lost in the mountains of the Mercantour National Park. While climbing down a steep slope, a rock came loose and cut an artery in my right little finger. I was helicoptered to Monaco.
A few months later, I broke my right fifth metacarpal neck after drinking a concentrated mixture of coffee and black tea with Vincent Jacquenet in Béziers.
2010: We hit a deer while riding an acquaintance's motorcycle. I had 13 skin grafts and a post-traumatic shock for several years.
My long-term condition: Bipolarity and mild autism. I receive disability allowance from the french government.
Nevertheless, since August 2022, I've never been happier in my adult life. Some weeks are still hard but I'm doing everything I can to stay happy. Maybe the antidepressants are finally working. Or maybe it's the LSD I've been taking once a year. I don't know.