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S01E02: “Steve Urkel vs. Stefan Urquelle – Multiple Personality Brand” by Joshua “TechDev” Walker
The iconic Steve Urkel from Family Matters fought hard to rid himself of his nerdiness through his clone Stefan Urquelle, but he quickly realized he needed both representations of who he was to accomplish his goals. Joshua “TechDev” Walker will attempt to push past nostalgia to help sharpen your brand with the two versions of you everyone loves and hates.
S01E10: “Exploring the Symbology of Flowers” by Emily Dovydaitis
Although most flowers lack tu-lips, they often “say” more than most people realize. During the Victorian era, the clandestine language of flowers provided a way for society to communicate emotions in a more respectable manner.
S01E08: “The Science of Sight & Photography” by Holly Carpenter
Can understanding the science of sight help to improve your selfie? Through the power of light and knowledge of the intricacies of the human eye, Holly Carpenter insists that everyone can be a photographer. Carpenter is a Creative Entertainment Lighting Designer for a Walt Disney World making “magic” through designing new shows, character greetings and special events.
S01E07: “The Final Intelligence and the End of Human History” by Max Jackson
The singularity is the idea that human history is just about to end, the final event being the creation of an intelligence (human or otherwise) that surpasses our own. Max Jackson discusses the concept of the technological singularity and how intelligence augmentation has been going on for as long as there have been humans.
Original Air Date: 08/10/2017
S01E04: “Preparation A – Our Relief Against Severe Asteroids” by Derek Demeter
Does our planet suffer from the chance of a severe asteroid or comet impact? Could this event potentially bring forth another major extinction event? Derek Demeter presents Preparation A, solutions that could be the first line of defense against asteroids. Demeter is the director of the Emil Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College.
Original Air Date: 07/20/2017
S01E03: “Vexillophilia – Let Your Nerd Flag” by Amy Selikoff
Have you ever wondered why there’s a rooster on the Ugandan flag? Or what the symbols on various flags actually represent? Or who thinks about this stuff, anyway? Vexillophiles, a.k.a. lovers of all things flag-related, do! Amy Selikoff, a proud vexillophile, shares about the hidden language woven into the fabric of a nation’s primary symbol.
S01E01: “Breakdancing Our Way to Energy Independence – Piezoelectricity” by Chris Castro
Every human movement is a transfer of clean energy that could power our needs around us every day. Now imagine a paradigm shift in the way we create and use energy, where collective human movements becomes the source to electrify our lives, and transition us away from the energy that built our world, to the energy that will shape our future.
S01E09: “Next Gen Interactive Theater” by Sarah Elger
How do you design a real world experience that empowers players to push themselves and engage in the designed world around them? Sarah Elger, owner and creative director at Pseudonym Productions, created this type of experience by studying architecture, especially the works of Archigram, video games, namely the game play of World of Warcraft, and endless theatrical elements.
Original Air Date: 08/29/17
S01E00: “Using MMORPG’s As A Lens for Understanding Our Reality” by Daniel Kaufmann
Massively multiplayer online role-playing games, or MMORPGs, are one of the quickest growing forms of entertainment and a growing field of research for academics. Daniel Kaufmann shares his insight of concepts such as personality theory, motivation to play, and the context of what happens when we play games in an online capacity.
Original Air Date: 07/27/17
S01E00: “Bowties are Cool” by Bobby Wesley
Bowties are popular. Well, kind of. And right now so are “geek chic” and nerd culture. But what we wear has a history; it says something about who we are or want to be. Through the knot of bow ties, Bobby Wesley will tie together the history and roles of fashion, identity formation, popular culture, hipsters, and nerds. Wesley is a writer, marketing professional, and storyteller.
Original Air Date: 09/04/17