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Vibrating at the Bay Area Science Festival

As part of the Bay Area Science Festival, Bart Bernhardt of Nerd Nite fame will be hosting Nerd Speed Dating on November 4th, during the science pub crawl. I’ll be giving a very short talk on the electronics and mechanical history of vibrators, from steam and wind-up to high-voltage, and doing my best to make it not-creepy while you people meet cute nerds of varying genders. Potential door prize: A MacGuyver-hackish vibrator made out of…

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Human-Computer Interactivity and Engineering the Cyberpunk Future

On November 3rd, I’ll be taking part in a series of IGNITE talks, presenting, “Human-Computer Interactivity and Engineering the Cyberpunk Future, alongside Tim O’Reilly of O’Reilly publishing, and several other nerds. The synopsis: Poking keyboards and wiggling mice was fine for its time, but the future of Human-Computer Interaction will enhance lives invisibly and tangibly. Highlighting a variety of sensors already in Academy exhibits, and previews of some that will control next year’s, Jon Britton…

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The Technology of Science Visualization at San Francisco Nerd Nite

I’ll be talking about life, the Universe and everything at San Francisco Nerd Nite on Wednesday, March 16th. Be sure to RSVP here, (though it isn’t mandatory.) Nerd Nite had this to say: The Coolest A/V Club in the Universe: Science Visualization at the California Academy of Sciences What happens when A/V geeks grow up? The Morrison Planetarium. Boasting the largest all-digital dome in the world, state-of-the-art projection and software, and the finest scientific minds—and…

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