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Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door

Club 21 | 2111 Franklin St, Oakland, CA

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland

Nerd Nite East Bay is a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They get smart and interesting people, give them lots of free drinks, and put them on stage in front of a couple hundred tipsy nerds.

Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s salacious, and it’s always nerdy.

Nerd Nite East Bay
Every last Monday | 7 pm
Club 21, 2111 Franklin St, Oakland
$8 in advance; $10 at the door | 21+

Insights From Insects
Be Better By Anthropomorphizing Arthropods

Follow the blinking bug butt-lights into a better understanding of being human. Insects display some of the very best traits humans hope for in our own species, and offer value lessons on self-improvement. See from the perspective of rain beetles, learn how cockroaches teach us the consequences of stereotypes, discover what dung beetles display about the importance of persistence, admire the adorable optimism of baby spiders, and catch caterpillars getting comfortable with uncertainty.

Ralph Washington Jr. is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and two-time National Champion of insect natural history trivia. He is President of the UC Student Association (UCSA) and has studied insects since he was eight years old. Ralph believes many problems can benefit from an entomological solution, even if that solution is a prey-subduing toxic fart.
Carpe Die-em
The World’s Most Interesting Ways To Die

You love science and will die eventually anyway, so get a serious answer to the ultimate question: what’s the most interesting way to die, scientifically-speaking? Are you totally boned if you get eaten by the bone eating snot flower, or should you be Jonah-sing to get swallowed by a whale? Should you stick your head into a nuclear particle accelerator, jump into an interstellar black hole, or take a dip outside a deep-sea submarine in Speedos? Learn how science can make the most boring life turn into one hell of an obituary.

Paul Doherty is the author And Then You’re Dead: The World’s Most Interesting Ways to Die. He received his PhD in physics from MIT and develops workshops with the Exploratorium Teacher Institute and publishes them on his webpage. Paul was given the Faraday Science Communicator award by the NSTA and is the author of many books, including The Exploratorium Science Snackbook, The Klutz Book of Magnetic Magic and Traces of Time. He plays music on the whirly and has climbed the face of El Capitan.
It’s Morning in America Again and Again and Again

Using Cinematic Art to Sell Presidential Candidates

Television and the modern Presidency have evolved together, with great art and dirty tricks a part of the most sophisticated, cynical and successful campaigns. See the most cinematically superior campaign spots drawn from the history of presidential campaign ads, and learn how the segments reflect the changes in televisual styles and election ecology. Go back to a more HOPEful time, when It’s The Economy, Stupid stimulated the American electorate.

Kathleen Maguire is a film programmer at the Exploratorium and an expert in the visual ad campaigns of previous presidential elections. She draws from her background as a moving image archivist to celebrate underappreciated genres and underseen works from archives and obscure collections.

Links: Event details

Cost: $8*

*$8 in advance; $10 at the door


Categories: Club / DJ, East Bay, Geek Event, Lectures & Workshops
Venue: Club 21
Address: 2111 Franklin St, Oakland, CA

Monday, April 24, 2017

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