Nerd Nite #66


Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Nerds

We’re going to try Nerd Nite 66 again. This time, we’re hosting it at Arcadia. If that doesn’t explain the title then you need to have a chat with a Can Lit nerd.

When: June 30, 2022, show at 7:30, doors at 7:00

Where: Upstairs at Arcadia Brewing Co, 10712 120 Street NW

We are happy to have two of the speakers we promised for last month joining us in May.

Sarah Polkinghorne: I have a body, therefore I think, therefore I am

Swapping bodies, uploading minds, transferring identities … these sci-fi tropes show that we’re fascinated with the idea that your mind can be separated from your body. But these tropes are probably destined to remain in the realm of fiction. It turns out that our bodies make pretty fundamental contributions to how our minds work (e.g., our ways of thinking, learning, and remembering). Sarah will discuss how researchers are figuring this out, and why it matters.

Dr. Sarah Polkinghorne has always been intrigued by how people build connections and become informed. She’s travelled a unique path from theatre to librarianship to research, most recently studying how people from different walks of life come to feel informed about food. She works as a librarian at the University of Alberta, where she also teaches Human Information Interaction in the School of Library and Information Studies. She has given talks around the world.

Stephanie Chan: Hashtag NerdLife: From Kid Nerd to Professional Nerd

How a love of superheroes turned into a career of passion.

Stephanie Chan’s mega-geekdom interests in arts, fashion and tech has led her into photography, comic books, design, education, and making. When not living the life of a multi-tasking extraordinaire, she’s on the prowl for unique and tasty cookie recipes.

Chris Gowen: Magic, Deception, and Trickery

The talk will be about magic and its performance, deception, subtleties, and the lengths magicians go to pull off the tricks that they do. And maybe a demo or two.

Chris Gowen has been studying the art of magic since 2002. He was a 2019 Edmonton Journal Fringe Favourite. In the announcement, The Edmonton Journal called Chris Gowen “a master of sleight of hand that will trick you, fool you, charm you, and leave you wanting more.” He is Pacific Coast Associations of Magicians Gold Medalist, he has been seen on Global News Edmonton and City TV, and performs regularly at private parties and for some of the biggest corporations in Alberta such as Epcor, ATB, and Pacesetter. He regularly sells out shows at venues such as The Rec

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    • $25.00 inc $3.00 fee
    • June 30, 2022
    • 180 minutes
    • 19:30 MDT
    • Arcadia Brewing Co.
    • subvenue Arcadia Brewing Co.
    • 18A
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