We all know that learning is more fun when you’re drinking with friends and colleagues. Thus, Nerd Nite is a monthly event held in more than 100 cities across the globe during which several folks give 20-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along. It’s like the Discovery Channel…with beer.
PRESENTATION #1: “Dreams: A Journey Through a Dreaming Brain” 💭
by Gunnar Valur Gunnarsson
Dreams, what are they? Can they predict the future, do they hide our inner most secrets or is our unconsciousness simply screaming for attention? This will be a short journey through our brain while it is dreaming, a journey where we look at the science and the history of science behind dreams and what is currently known about them.
Bio: Gunnar is a computer scientist and almost an electrical engineer, he simply forgot to finish his degree. Gunnar loves to study and in the past years, biology has been high on the list. After helping his daughter, who is studying psychology, researching dreams he couldn‘t stop and is now trying to know everything there is to be known about dreams.
PRESENTATION #2: “Flags, Why You Should Care!” 🏁
by Floris Cooijmans
Flags are everywhere, all the time. They are powerful symbols that can convey ideas and meanings. For centuries, flags have been a way to signal community or otherness, ant they seem to have stood the test of time. In our current society where we are being bombarded by images 24/7, flags are present and even prominent. In my talk I will go over a number of interesting stories and facts about flags, as well as talk about what makes a good flag.
Bio: Floris Cooijmans is an International relations student with a Bachelor´s degree in World Politics. If there are two things he deeply cares about, it´s sustainability and flags. As Floris is from the Netherlands, he loves cycling, and thinks it´s the best mode of transport.
PRESENTATION #3: “Circular Economy: the More We Share the More We Have” ♻️
by Anna Carolina Worthington de Matos (Reykjavik Tool Library)
Anna is a craftsman by trade and trained in conservation and restoration of historical buildings and objects. More speech info & bio TBA!
Join us on Thursday, 5th December at Loft Hostel Bar (Bankastræti 7, 101 Reykjavík on the 4th floor)
Presentations @ 19pm
Be there and be square!
Event organizers: Yeonji and Saori