The world famous Nerd Nite lecture series is now in the 305! Nerd Nite is a monthly event held in more than 75 cities across the globe during which several folks give fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along.
It's like the Discovery Channel… with beer!
This month's speakers and topics:
1) The Miami Dance Index: Dance, Cities, and the Future of Miami-Dade
by citizen kevin
As you travel through cities across the globe, as a citizen fluent in dance, you'll likely notice that some cities dance far more than others. Why is this? And how does Miami compare? And what is the future of dance in Miami-Dade country? To answer these questions, we'll first need to answer a more basic question, what is dance anyway?
citizen kevin is a dancer. In the past two years, he has danced in 17+ cities. At various times in his dance career, he has found himself doing strange dances such as the entrepreneur dance , the engineering dance, the independent consultant dance in addition to more commonly held dances such as hip hop and ballet. He is currently working on his fluency in latin rhythms in preparation for a pilot tv episode on Cali, Colombia. You can find him at citizenkevin.com.
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2) Can Harry Potter Fans Change the World?
by Anna Dilernia
The magical world of Harry Potter has brought many things to real life including butterbeer and the addition of the word muggle into dictionaries but did it also spur a new form of activism? During this talk, we'll explore the emerging practice of fan activism and it's effect on civic engagement
Anna Dilernia is a self-described “Data Diva” with a love for community information and open data sets. By day, she supports the The Children's Trust's work in grant evaluation, research, and impact measurement. By night, she’s lurks on Harry Potter forums to correct inaccuracies and actively reads scholarly research related to Harry Potter content. In her free time, she actively supports social change by volunteering with the United Way, League of Women Voters, The Cat Network Miami and the Harry Potter Alliance. She can be found on Twitter @annadilernia
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3) FUTURLAWMA! 21st Century Solutions to 31st Century Problems
by Justin Wales
Cryogenic Freezing! Cloning! Robosexuality! Exploring futuristic issues under soon-to-be antiquated and out-of-date modern legal theory.
Justin Wales is the person behind The Plantain and Engage Miami. He occasionally also practices law.
Schedule for the night:
5:00 Gramps opens (Happy hour from 5pm to 8pm)
6:00 - 7:00 Birthday party!!
7:30 Presentations begin
Come join us for a beer, meet fellow nerds, learn something new, and help us spread the word about Nerd Nite Miami at Gramps!
**Every second Thursday of the month. Only at Gramps.**