Nerd Nite #29 – SOLD OUT!

Our next event of the year is coming up on Thursday, October 19th

When: Thursday, October 19, 2017 (Doors open at 6:30pm, Event ~7pm)
Where: Wild Rose Brewery
Tickets: $10 online + fees
This is an 18+ event.

SPEAKERS

How to Die in Space
Dr. Raj Bhardwaj, MD, University of Calgary
Syndicated health & medical columnist for CBC Radio & TV

Raj

Dr. Raj Bhardwaj

In his presentation, Dr. Raj Bhardwaj covers three separate scenarios about dying in space: What are the risks to human life on a long-term mission, like a mission to Mars? What would happen if you became untethered during a spacewalk, and floated away in your spacesuit? And what if your friends got tired of you, and simply ejected you out an escape hatch – what kills you if you’re “spaced”?

Virtual Reality: What Is It Good For, and Where Is It Going
Anthony Chaston, PhD, Mount Royal University

Chaston

Dr. Anthony Chaston

Virtual Reality seems to be a catch phrase in the tech world these days, but what is it good for, and where is it going? The term Virtual Reality currently seems to encompass a broad collection of technologies, ranging from cheep stuff that will likely make you nauseous, to expensive equipment that can transport your mind to another place. With the right equipment you can have a lot of fun battling a 9-foot troll in a virtual castle, but is VR useful for things other than gaming? During the presentation, I will describe how, in my lab, we are using VR to lower student anxiety levels, and also how other researchers are using VR to treat conditions like phobias and PTSD. During the second half of the presentation I will discuss where VR is going. Get ready for it, because in just a few years you might be going to virtual meetings for work, and “hanging out” with your friends in Facebook VR.

Far Out! Pushing the boundaries in architecture and city making
Jessie Andjelic & Philip Vandermey, SPECTACLE

Jessie Andjelic

Philip Vandermey

 

In order to shift the way we think and create design responses that address urgent issues such as climate change, automation, interplanetary exploration, human rights, militarization, and inequality, spatial designers need to create provocative and unexpected solutions. We will present projects that range from surrealistic critique to legitimate proposals on topics and sites including Mars habitation, the relationship between self-driving cars and public space, flood mitigation in architectural and urban design, affordable housing, and rapprochement at the Korean DMZ.

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