- Nerd Nite returns to Littlefield in March for a walk down some weird memory lanes, as the three funny-yet-smart presentations discuss the first ever mechanical watch, quirky philosophers, and the rough-and-tumble origins of a popular North American sport. Oh, and trivia is back, so bring pals, form a team, and try to win BookCon 2017 tickets. Swell! BUY TICKETS HERE
- Friday March 10, 2017
622 Degraw Street (Park Slope/Gowanus)
Presentations + Trivia (doors at 6:30pm, starts 7pm): $14 BUY TICKETS HERE
Presentations only (doors at 8:15pm, starts 8:30pm): $10 BUY TICKETS HERE
Back to the Lectures At-Hand:
The Watch that Jumped Over the Moon
by John Biggs
Description: There’s a lot of talk about the first man on the moon but what about the first watch? We’ll talk about the mechanical watch that made lunar history and how, from humble beginnings, this unassuming hunk of metal gave birth to modern cloud computing. That’s right: if it weren’t for a watch you’d never be able to say “Hey Alexa, what’s the weather outside?”
Bio: John is a writer and maker from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, which is the best part of Brooklyn. He writes for TechCrunch and also wrote a book on Marie Antoinette’s watch. You can pick it up at johnbiggsbooks.com
The Curious and Quirky Lives of Philosophers, Part II
by John Paul Cleveland
Description: Most people think of philosophers and the ideas that they promote are boring as a box of rocks. Their writings can be difficult and tedious. And people expect that they must have had not much of what we might consider as an actual life. But many of them had deep loves and deep losses. We will explore a few philosophers, a bit of what they had to say, how they lived, and what we can learn from them. Hint: they need to up their game with the ladies.
Bio: John Paul Cleveland is the Director of the Tutoring Center at the NYU-Tandon School of Engineering in Brooklyn as well as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Philosophy at Pace University. Originally from Tampa, Florida, John Paul has been in the New York area for 17 years. He is an avid runner who runs the New York City Marathon every year.
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