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It is a special Nerd Nite indeed that can guarantee to explore every definition of the word “drone!” From the pilotless aircrafts cooked up by amateur aerospace engineers, to the male bees and other creatures that engage in wacky sexcapades, to the humming of the universe itself, our speakers will promise not to drone on. So procure an alcoholic beverage and tune in to our nerdy frequency: Be there and be square!
Doors at 7 pm, show at 8
Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St @Van Ness
“DIY Drones” by Chris Anderson
What happens when you combine smartphone guts, open-source software, and toy planes and copters? Fully autonomous flying robots! Find out how a band of amateurs beat the aerospace industry to the future of aviation: small, cheap, and out of control.
Chris Anderson is the CEO of 3D Robotics and founder of DIY Drones, former editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine, and author of The Long Tail and Free, as well as the new Makers: The New Industrial Revolution.
“Genital Plugs, Projectile Penises, and Gay Butterflies: A Naturalist Explains the Birds & the Bees” by Becky Jaffe
Birds do it, bees do it–even educated fleas do it. Let’s do it, let’s fall in lust as photographer and insect fetishist Becky Jaffe takes us on a romp through Mother Nature’s freaky side. Biophilia? This talk may well bring on a biorgasm!
A photographer, naturalist, and educator living in Oakland, Becky Jaffe (www.beckyjaffe.com) teaches high school biology and leads environmental science tours at UC Berkeley’s Botanical Garden.
“Soundscapes” by Mark Rosin
We’ll explore acoustic life in sex, bass, and outer space, from bedroom antics to an audio tour of the Universe. It turns out space isn’t silent–if you know how to listen. Close your eyes and enjoy a slide show for your ears.
Mark Rosin is a UCLA physicist and member of Guerilla Science (http://guerillascience.co.uk/), who mix science with art, music, and play.
DJ Alpha Bravo mans the decks, spinning vinyl and tweeting along to the presentations’ themes. Find out what you’re listening to by following @djalphabravo.