Monday, July 8, 2013
8:00pm until 11:00pm in CST
2338 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647
It has been too long! Join us again at Cole’s Bar as Nerd Nite teams up with Zooniverse https://www.zooniverse.org/ to bring you an evening in the style of the City That Works. There’s doing it yourself, and then there’s doing it yourself the way the professionals do!
The Big Winds of the Windy City
by Mike Renkosiak
Quasi-Linear Convective Systems — Line Echo Wave Patterns — Meso-scale Convective Vortex– or just plain old Derechos. They all knock out your power and take limbs off your tree. Why not enjoy the atmospheric science and be the weather geek of your social circle? Weather gadgets, apps and arm chair forecasting that can keep you ahead of even Tom Skilling.
Film Editing – The Invisible Art
by Jack C. Newell
Film is a tug-of-war between the rules that make it intelligible and the creativity that makes it worthwhile. Part philosophical and part technological, this talk will explore the thought process that goes into good film editing and why it is considered the invisible art. Alternate, more in-your-face title for this talk is, “how to edit film without sucking”. Jack makes independent films for the masses and
lives in Chicago.
Zooniverse + Space Warps
starring Amit Kapadia
Zooniverse is a citizen science platform used to crowdsource scientific tasks to the general public. It has a community of more than 800,000 volunteers that have helped classify hundreds of thousands of galaxies, comb through tens of thousands of archived weather documents, and even discover a planet! The most recent Zooniverse project, Space Warps, hopes to discover rare astronomical objects known as gravitational lenses. New discoveries could help astronomers understands cosmological mysterious such as dark matter.
Be there AND be square.