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


Nerd Nite #16: LIVING ON THE EDGE

Taking your mind to the outer limits, Nerd Nite in November is talking about the research that will make AI algorithms run on smartphones instead of supercomputers … Design engineering for prosthetics … And the link between soap bubbles and Einstein’s general relativity.

Speakers:

* Sakyasingha Dasgupta — Smart Things Everywhere: Learning Deep and Winning Big with Coin-Sized Compute Power
* Rafaela Libano — Becoming a Cyborg Through Disability: Building Prosthetic Limbs
* Will Donovan — Bubble Baths and the Bendiness of Spacetime

 

▶️ Facebook event TK

When: November 17 (Friday), doors open 19:30, start 20:00

Where: Nagatacho GRID (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.

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.

 

Here’s a smattering of (non-Tokyo) Nerd Nite talks to give you an idea of what it’s all about.

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