Hey there! This is Maximilian Du, and I am the face behind "Integral Man" (Formerly "Blackfish Dude"). As a researcher and tinkerer, I have many a time been saved by the quick Google or YouTube video, and I am honored to give back to this community. My specialties are in electrical engineering, chemistry, mathematics, and artificial intelligence. You will see videos covering some hard topics in those fields, as well as some cool projects that I have done.
So... why is my username "Integral Man"? Back in 10th grade, I realized that an integral (math symbol) looks A LOT like a person, so I put a top hat on it. Then, getting a bit carried away, I put stick-figure hands and feet, and as a final flourish, I gave him a cape. I called him "integral man"...to infinity, but not beyond! His arch-nemesis was "Derivative man", who undoes every thing that Integral man does. However, "Derivative man" does not draw very well.
Picking Integral Man as my username is a nod to my passion in higher mathematics, and the channel logo is a digitally drawn version of my first sketches of this superhero.
Why is this here? Mostly because I wanted to test the HTML embedding features :)
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Curious about a different side of 8th-grade me? Click the whale! (or maybe don't)
My channel was made back in 2014, but I didn't start posting until 2016, back in 8th grade. As time passed, my website and channel went though some extensive changes. While I have loved the sciences (specifically, chemistry, EE, and CS), my channel used to be dedicated to something else: killer whales. That WAS a long time ago, it's important to note that, yes, I was quite an odd person back then :)
Blackfish Dude in molecules
This was my first attempt of a logo, and it didn't turn out very well
Flask and Capacitor vs 1
I wanted to make a logo that represents my love in chemistry and electrical engineering
Flask and Capacitor vs 2
After polling and consulting with friends, I made a much more professional logo
The main character is the "man", but I put him inside a flask because it looks cool