Inside the Mind of a Genius: Daniel Mikhail Sigman

Who would they destroy? Mac or PC? This year's crop of MacArthur Fellows dish about how their worst habits, how their friends see them, and other random things.

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Now that you know How to Be a Black Genius, members of the 2009 class of MacArthur fellows give some insight into the way they live and think.

DANIEL MIKHAIL SIGMAN

Age: 40

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Current Location: Hopewell, New Jersey

Occupation: Professor at Princeton University

1. What four adjectives would your first best friend use to describe you?

Focused, goofy, sarcastic, fretting.