I'm a philosophy major who specialized my studies on the problems of consciousness. This transformed me from a deluded New Age quantum magic enthusiast to a hard core materialist. Now days I'm more interested in what cognitive neuroscience has to say, as much of the philosohy of mind these days is wretched arm-chair nonsense. My favorite philosopher is Daniel Dennett, whose Multiple Drafts Model I currently favor, as it is perfectly in keeping with the consensus model of consciousness known as the Global Neuronal Workspace model.
For the most part, my job on Beliefnet seems to be advocating for mainstream science and philosophy against the folks who show up here trying to trumpet one defeated New Age or theistic model after another.
Other than philosophy and science, I'm obsessed with games--computer games, console games, European board games (Reiner Knizia is a god), and even table top role playing games, which I used to work on professionally.
Musical tastes run from electronic dance (Goldfrapp) to industrial avant-garde (J.G. Thirlwell, Foetus). For fiction I like to read William Gibson and Bruce Sterling, and for movies I'm into almost anything that smacks of science fiction or superheroes. But once in a while I fall in love with something atypical, like "Juno", which I've watched so many times I've lost count.