We are Nerd Nite Tokyo, bringing geeks and drinks together in the Kanto region since June 2016!


NN28_bannerNerd Nite Tokyo #28: EYE CANDY

Every month we gather 3 smart speakers and a curious crowd.  In December: How did the homoerotic BL genre evolve into a huge market in Japan? What are the new tech and apps that are challenging centralized web services? And we take a look at at the experimental and educational world of 20th century Japanese science films.

Drinks (both alcoholic and non) and food from Tiny Peace Kitchen will be available. Eat, drink and be square-y! Kids are also welcome at Nerd Nite.

Speakers:

  • Anne McKnight — Butterflies and Smog: A Short History of the Japanese Science Film (科学映画)
  • Tsubasa Kondo — Dapps: Distributed, Decentralized, and Dank
  • James Welker — “Boys Love” in Japan: Manga and So Much More

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When: December 7 (Friday), doors open 19:30, start 20:00

Where: Nagatacho GRID B1F (map)

Price: ¥1000 on the door


About Nerd Nite

Nerd Nite is “the Discovery Channel with beer”, a worldwide monthly event series that mixes presentations, performances, trivia, demos, music, and of course drinking. Nerd Nite Tokyo events are held in English.

「Nerd Nite東京」は、 毎月行われる会でTEDみたいな講演を3つ聞けますが、TEDと違って、リラックスした空間で飲みながらプレゼンを楽しみます!

テーマは科学研究、技術、美術、歴史などなど、毎月変わりますので、新しい人と話を色々発見できる場です!発表と質疑応答は英語でやりますが、もちろん日本人の方も大歓迎なのでぜひNerd Nite東京へご参加ください!

Get involved (we want you!)

If you are interested in presenting or volunteering, send us an email (tokyo@nerdnite.com), message us on Facebook (fb.com/nerdnitetokyo) or send a DM on Twitter (@nntokyo). You do not have to be a (science) presentation pro! Anyone — scientists, engineers, artists, makers, hackers, historians, science fans or storytellers — can give a talk at Nerd Nite about their own projects or just anything they find cool. Our past speakers include a medieval sword expert, artificial intelligence researchers, a hackerspace guru, a videogame artist and a nuclear physicist.

Nerd Nite Tokyo is a non-profit endeavor and everyone involved is a volunteer. Money raised goes towards swag for the audience, drinks for the speakers, equipment for the show, and to support the non-profit Yokohama Theatre Group. Our venue is kindly provided by Nagatacho GRID.

If you want to sponsor Nerd Nite or collaborate on an event, email us!

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More about Nerd Nite: videos

We’re on YouTube! Here’s the supercut of all the speakers from our first year (2016-2017), made by the talented Vinod Vijayasankaran.

 

And here’s what Japanese TV had to say about Nerd Nite: