But the census does a whole lot more than just count people – it asks 53 questions ranging from where you were born, to how you got to work last week, to whether or not your house has a flush toilet.It divides people up by age, sex, income and education and puts them into 7 races, 28 ethnicities, 63 sub-racial categories, 216 ancestries and 578 sub-ancestries.She once spent 2 hours looking at a Rothko painting and later claimed that she “got it.” Presentation #3 Description: Bringing sex robots to Nerd Nite for the second time, this sequel will explore how sexuality and technology are primed to become even more intimately connected in the coming decade.
showcode=NER50 Nerd Nite NYC Galapagos Art Space DUMBO 16 Main Street in DUMBO Brooklyn (F train to York St.or A/C train to High St.) Friday January 15, 2009 at 7pm (Quizo) and pm (regular Nerd Nite) Back to the lectures at hand: *Presentation 1 Description: We have built an open source nuclear fusion reactor and fused the atom. To Y2K and looked to the new millennium, to our family and our friends and to their smiles and to the skies, and when no computers failed and no planes fell like promised, we lived, partied, on like it was 1999. Yes, after lying dormant since the summer, join us for Nerd Nite Quizo at 7pm on Friday January 15 and then stick around for regular Nerd Nite starting at pm with a line-up that might even rival the amazing December lectures.And even when the internet bubble burst our sights still towered, well, for another 16 months. Leaving the rest of us hanging (like chads) and we looked again to our family and our friends but their smiles, now cringes of fury and confusion, matching narrowed eyes of our new leader narrowly focused on family and His friends as we searched, Googled, for answers for a new reality in which we became survivors hoping the amazing race toward the simple life would end like a lamb, like friends, but big brother did materialize -though the mission was not accomplished- yet a new leader could not c(ke)rry us. This month we have the ins-and-outs of the world’s first open-source nuclear reactor, Art and Neuroscience (complete with everyone’s favorite optical illusions), and a follow-up presentation about sexual robotics. Oh, and did I mention that there’ll be a lot of prizes for you trivia players? And we’re trying something a bit different too based on feedback we’ve heard.Dearest Nerds & Friends of Nerds, Gay Nerd Nite Speed Dating is back! showcode=NER46 And as we’ve learned, I strongly recommend you buy tickets in advance. EID=&show Code=NER44 Nerd Nite NYC Galapagos Art Space DUMBO 16 Main Street in DUMBO Brooklyn (F train to York St.
or A/C train to High St.) Thursday December 17, 2009 at 9pm To The Lecture(s) At-Hand: *Presentation #1 Description: World War II is widely considered to be the golden age of cryptography, and the German Enigma machine is its best-known product.Join the generations of artists and scientists who’ve shaken their fists at the heavens while attempting to understand the marvelous complexities of human vision.Bio: Lauren is a medical student and an aspiring neurologist.It was something akin to the i Phone of encryption systems, a perfect combination of simplicity, portability, user-friendliness, and security… We’ll look at how Enigma evolved, how it worked, how it compared to other machines of the time, how it was eventually deciphered, and what that meant for the Allied war effort.Bio: Michael Love has been making and breaking codes since he was a kid, including such wacky monstrosities as a code based on coffee order customizations at Starbucks.“W, you’re fired,” to never be played on You Tube or an i Pod, while even a college dropout knew the levees would break. Since our hetero Nerd Nite speed dating has been going so well, and because our fellas-only gay speed dating went off so lovily in July, we’re bringing back gay speed dating on Thursday January 7 …but with a twist.