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Nerd Nite 38: It's Not Too Complicated

Nerd Nite 38: It's Not Too Complicated

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When:

  • Tue 30 May ’17, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Where:

Leroy's Bar, 2 Plimmers, Wellington Show map

Restrictions:

All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

This month all of our speakers are unpacking some of the lifes everyday complexities for us.

As always, seating may run out, so don’t rock up at 6:30pm expecting to get a decent seat - or one at all.

The Line-up:
It’s All Coming Up Apples
Steel Press Cider is a boutique cider brewery based here in Wellington. Formed out of a desire to create a cider that was more complex and flavourful than what was otherwise available, and also, to impress a girl. Sean (one of the founders) is going to talk to us about the history of cider and how to get it to taste the way it does.* There will be tastings.

Calculus Secrets They Didn't Tell You At School
Why is calculus useful? what is it even about? Calculus is completely natural to us, statements such as “the more rabbits there are the more they will reproduce” are primary examples of our brains doing calculus without us even knowing. In this talk we will develop the motivation for numerical methods to model many things; from the cooling of hot soup to the propagation of light pulses in optical fibres.

The talk will not be algebra on top of algebra, all calculus can be described (but not solved) with pictures The focus is the methods of calculus, as opposed to the results. None of the results are actually “exciting” or “revolutionary to science”, they just produce cool graphs. The algebra is already done for you - you just need to soak up math pictures!

Maor Ben-Shahar is a graduate student at Victoria University. He studies theoretical physics and applied maths, and since he is a terrible student he is frequently seen at bars performing stand-up comedy.

The Artistic Theory of Internet Memes
What is lol cat? Can something ever be considered dank? Who even is this 4chan? Young person in the new millennium Severin Gourley talks about the most pervasive form of modern art: internet memes. This talk touches on the role of the artist in the memes they create, the various subcultures memes have created and memetics/the internet as a whole.

Severin Gourley is a stand-up comedian and philosophy graduate who has professionally been a young person for many years.

As always, NNW is free/koha and open to everyone*. Bring your friends and family - and your appetite for some 2 for 1 tacos.

*Who behaves themselves, of course. Naughtiness will be stamped on. Hard. Read our Code of Conduct at the website.

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