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Nerd Nite is a monthly event during which experts on anything from rocket science to cosplay give 20-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along. Because learning is more fun when you're drinking with friends.
Matt Wasowski - Special Guest
HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE FUNGI
On 2/23, we will have a very special edition of Nerd Nite! To celebrate the release of HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE FUNGI, Matt Wasowski, Nerd Nite co-founder and co-author, will be our special guest for the night. Books will also be available for purchase from Tattered Cover at the event!
Why English is Such a F*@$ed-Up Language
I before E except after C, and except if you are talking about your weird neighbor Keith! Why do pony and bologna rhyme, but not the names of the great actor Sean Bean? Some of that eccentricity can be explained by Britain's status as an island that was constantly being invaded by foreigners (another E before an I!) who brought their tongues with them across the sea. Five-time Nerd Nite Denver presenter will take us on a linguistic journey through English's complex history with the hope of clarifying some of the language's foreign entanglements, while dashing all hopes of making English easier to talk and write good.
The Sounds of Star Wars - Various and Sundry Remix
This talk goes over sound design concepts of the original Star Wars trilogy - including methods, discovery of original sources, and recreations of iconic movie sounds. Information was researched over many years and also corroborated through discussions with Ben Burtt, considered the godfather of modern movie sound design.
Water on the Moon: No swimming pools, but lots of ice?
Once considered bone dry, the Moon has been found to have ice in permanently shadowed craters at the poles and some level of surface hydration. Where is the water and could it be used to re-fuel spacecraft for deep space missions?