NERDS!!!! ARE YOU READY FOR THE TRIUMPHANT RETURN OF Nerd Nite DC?!!!?
Well, it’s time to GET READY, GET SET, and mark your calendars because WE’RE BACK, BABY!
We’ll be back on stage at DC9 Nightclub on the 2nd sat of June (6/11)!!
Here’s what we’ll be (lovingly) cramming into your craniums:
“The Supermarket and the Superpowers: How Your Local Grocery Store’s Cold War History is Cooler than the Frozen Section” by Taylor Winkleman-Cagle
Cleanup on aisle 5: Nuclear weapons, the iron curtain, and…a Kroger? The US and its Cold War operations were all-encompassing, and including the invention of your local supermarket. Learn about the Farms Race, the Kitchen Debate, and the connections between the Cold War and your Great-Uncle Alvin’s Type II diabetes.
“Star Trek Tiddies: Sexualization Throughout the History of Trek” by Minxy
Star Trek is a well known – and for many, beloved – show that throughout the years has had many debates on its merits and downfalls. However, the creators love of (read: sexualization) of women and this effect on outfit design, alien design, and casting may be more surprising than you think.
“This Is Not A Place Of Honor: The Subtle Art of Creating a Warning That Lasts 10,000 Years” by Rae Pendergrass
Nuclear waste is gross and dangerous. It will be gross and dangerous for 10s of thousands of years, longer than many civilizations and languages survive. Which poses a problem: How do we keep future populations safe from our nuclear waste if we have no guarantee they’ll be able to read our warnings? From creating an ominous religious movement to color-changing cats to painfully catchy tunes, experts have brainstormed a lot of really weird solutions
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Now that we’re back, it’s time to refresh our rolodex of talented nerds. Want to give a talk? Email us at !