Nerd Nite NYC’s first show in the new year will be Friday January 19, 2018 at Littlefield.  The three funny-yet-smart presentations will discuss how to best travel throughout our galaxy, video game preservation, and doomed love (set to music!).  And trivia is back too, so bring some pals, form a team, and win pretty darn good prizes.  BUY TICKETS HERE.

Nerd Nite NYC
Friday January 19, 2018
Trivia+Presentations:  7pm (doors at 6:30pm):  $14 BUY TICKETS HERE.
Presentations-Only: 8:20pm (doors: 8:05pm): $10 BUY TICKETS HERE.
Littlefield
635 Sackett Street (Park Slope/Gowanus)

Back to the Lectures At Hand:
*Presentation #1
So You Want To Go On A Space Vacation
by Olivia Koski & Jana Grcevich

Description: Have you ever considered taking a leisure trip to the edge of space, the Moon, or perhaps even Mars? A holiday in the great void isn’t as out-of-this-world a possibility as you might think. We are at the dawn of a space tourism revolution and you need to be prepared. Explore the infinite possibilities of your ultimate extraterrestrial getaway with the help of the world’s leading intergalactic travel agents.

Bios: Olivia Koski enjoys skiing the pink mountains of Pluto while not at work as head of operations at Guerilla Science. Jana Grcevich is an astronomer and data scientist, and likes to take long walks along the beaches of Titan. They are co-authors of Vacation Guide to the Solar System.

*Presentation #2
Digital Decay: The Preservation of Video Game History
by Mike Kelly

Description: The early history of video games is being lost. Through bit rot, data corruption, and other ravages of time, more and more older games are becoming unplayable. Faced with the loss of this heritage, a dedicated few have risen up to preserve as much as possible. Come delve into the games of the past, and how they can be saved for the future.

Bio: Mike Kelly is a frequent speaker on video game history and culture. He can be found on Twitter at @galenblade.

*Presentation #3
Songs and Stories of Doomed Love
by Noam Osband

Description: Love is lovely. Except when it isn’t. The human and animal worlds are full of stories of doomed love, from luna moths to 20th century German artists, and this presentation will offer you primary sources, facts, photos, and music as we all learn about the pitfalls of love and sex.

Bio: Noam Osband is a musician, filmmaker, and anthropologist. He’ll be analyzing you during his whole set. You can see more of his work at www.noamosband.com or https://www.facebook.com/NoamOsbandMusic/

 

You can contact Nerd Nite NYC Boss Matt Wasowski at matt@nerdnite.com