NNB XXI – Oct 23, 2019

Hey Baltimore Nerds! Welcome to our Nerd Nite number 21! Come out October 23rd, grab a beer and settle in for the best 2 hours you’ll spend on a Wednesday! Scroll down to see talk descriptions….

Nerd Nite Baltimore (NNB) is part of an international community of Nerd Nites in over 90 cities around the world! This event combines imbibing and learning. Anyone with a passion can be a Nerd Nite speaker! Join us for a night of educational drinking!

Talks at Nerd Nite are 15- 20 minutes with a rollicking Q&A afterward. The barkeeps at De Kleine Duivel will keep your glasses full of delightful Belgian beer and spirits. (This is a 21 and over venue.)

Doors open at 6:30…event starts at 7:00pm. We only accept cash at the door.

Door tix are $5.

We have a great line up for this month! ***Keep scrolling…****

Talk Descriptions in no particular order….

Talk #1: Speaker: Alex Abdoulaev and Caitlin Farthing on “Western Classical Music in Anime”

Western Classical Music in Anime and Japanese Pop Culture: A discussion of the role, interpretation, and significance of Western European classical music in Japanese popular culture and anime. Touching on “Your Lie in April”, “Ouran High School Host Club”, “Yuri on Ice”, “Neon Genesis Evangelion”, and more!

About the Speakers:

Alexandre Abdoulaev is a musicologist, composer, arranger, and a classical and jazz pianist. He is currently a Professor of Music Literature at the University of Delaware, Westchester University, and Boston University.  He has been a featured speaker at several international conferences as well as a number of local anime conventions.

Caitlin Farthing is a bookbinder, artist, art historian, and fine art conservator. She currently holds a position as a private practice Conservator/Restorer. She has been featured as an artist and speaker in a number of and anime conventions shows across the mid-Atlantic region.

Talk #2: Speaker: Emma Richardson on “What the Futtock?: what archaeologists do when they find surprise ships”

What happens when four historic ships are found underneath some of the most valuable real estate in northern Virginia? First, a polite face-off between archaeologists and developers. Second, science! Also, a whole lot of trying to scrub historic tar out of every pair of pants you own and a bit about parasites.

 

About the Speaker:

Emma Richardson was raised above an old-timey post office and general store on the eastern shore. She got her degree in finding old things in the ground at Warren Wilson and her masters in taking care of those old things at Morgan State. When she’s not working for the City of Alexandria’s archaeology division finding even more old things in the ground, she plays old-time fiddle.

Talk #3: Speaker: Amar Vamsi Krishna on “Incredibly Exciting Field of Rehabilitation Robotics”

Prepare yourself to learn about medical robots—rehabilitation robots in particular, the need for robots in rehabilitation, the clinical requirements, and (of course) challenges. We will look briefly at the history and evolution of this relatively new field in robotics. The fundamental physics behind this technology will be presented (jargon-free!). Robots currently in use in the market, newer robots under development, current trends, shortcomings, and future of this field will be discussed. It will be a presentation filled with examples, pictures, and videos. 

About the Speaker:

Hi, I am Amar Vamsi Krishna – a robotics systems engineer at NextStep Robotics – a Baltimore based rehabilitation robotics startup. Currently working on developing a wearable ankle robot to reverse the effects of foot-drop, a very common condition post-stroke. I have a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering and a masters degree in Systems Engineering specializing in robotics. I have been working on technologies for stroke rehabilitation for the last 2.5 years now. 

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