Nerd Nite returns to Le Poisson Rouge on Friday February 10, 2017 for a Nite of three funny-yet-smart presentations that, mercifully, have no Valentine’s Day-theme whatsoever. Learn about the KGB (Trump, you should attend), ancient graffiti (damn Phoenician kids causing trouble), and what to do about our abundance of adipose tissue. Plus, hetero speed dating is back so 15 fellas and 15 lasses can find someone with whom to snuggle for the rest of the winter.
Speed Dating + Presentations: 7pm (sign-in/doors at 6:30pm) – $22
Presentations-only: 8:20-10:00pm (doors at 8:00pm) – $10
This is a general admission, partially seated event. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Standing room is available by the bar. Food & drink is available to purchase at tables & at the bar.
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February 10th Presentations:
Back to the Lectures At-Hand:
A Plague On Both Your Togas!: The Art of Creating Curse Tablets in Ancient Rome
by Carly Silver
Description: The many, many ways of cursing in the ancient world were also means of effecting justice from lower-class individuals. curse tablets did everything from fixing chariot races to creating ancient losts-and-found.
Bio: Carly Silver is a writer, editor, and ancient historian based in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Atlas Obscura, Archaeology, and About.com. Follow her on Twitter @carlyasilver for information on her work and upcoming lectures and classes in the New York Metro area.
Tall Tales and Small Pox: The True Story of the First Vaccine
by Josefa Steinhauer
Description: Being forcibly injected as an infant with proprietary fluids created by the pharmaceutical industry sounds scary…but is it as scary as infectious disease? Or the original vaccination attempts?? Find out as we travel the historical journey of the first vaccine, from its crude beginnings in the Middle Ages all the way to today’s anti-vax crusaders.
Bio: Josefa Steinhauer is a professor of Biology at Yeshiva University. She studies phospholipid metabolism in fruit flies and teaches Genetics, Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, and an intro course for non-science majors.
Tips and Strategies to Inspire your Inner Entrepreneur: Lessons from the KGB (and Others)
by Nick Dedual
Description: The modern age is one engrossed in a never-ending grind for survival, but it doesn’t need to be that way. You too, comrade, can excel and thrive in this environment by applying yourself and developing the skills and tools typically mastered by entrepreneurs and other agents. By reviewing the history of the great men and women of industry, the KGB and others, we will together rise up and excel in life.
Bio: Nicolas Dedual is a software developer, entrepreneur and founder of both Odd Truth and Dedual Enterprises. As the lead developer of Dedual Enterprises, over the past 8 years, Mr. Dedual has collaborated with a number of companies like Intel Corporation, HBO, Dolby Laboratories, PepsiCo and others in crafting their mobile application experiences, instructing their management staff in how to best think like engineers and presenting relevant insights of the tech industry to a general audience. As lead writer and publisher of Odd Truth, Mr. Dedual is an avid independent content creator that has tackled a number of properties and mediums, ranging from comic books to film and VR-related content.