The Nerd Nites of yore, compiled here for posterity. For more info and photos, see our past events on Facebook.


NN23_bannerNerd Nite #23: (nerd nite)² [live video]

June 8, 2018 (Friday), Nagatacho GRID, doors open 19:30, start 20:00. ¥1000

▶️ Facebook event | FB wrap-up

    • Chiaki — How the Recession Changed Japan’s Sex Industry
    • Jean-Pierre Bellier — How Does an Octopus Arm Think?
    • Nick Friedman — Island Song: Monitoring Okinawa’s Soundscape to Understand its Biodiversity

NN22_bannerNerd Nite #22: REMEMBER THE SINE [live video]

May 11, 2018 (Friday), Nagatacho GRID, doors open 19:30, start 20:00. ¥1000

▶️ Facebook event | FB wrap-up


NN21_bannerNerd Nite #21: SIR FIX-A-LOT [live video]

April 13, 2018 (Friday), Nagatacho GRID, doors open 19:30, start 20:00. ¥1000

▶️ Facebook event | FB wrap-up

  • Logan Fulcher — Visual DJing and the Gestalt Artwork: Collage
  • Albéric Derible — Are Honorifics Always About Being Polite?
  • Sarah Crites — In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream: Narrow Escapes & Miraculous Saves in Space Exploration

NN20_bannerNerd Nite #20: IN WITH THE NEW?

March 9, 2018 (Friday), Nagatacho GRID, doors open 19:30, start 20:00. ¥1000

▶️ Facebook event | FB wrap-up

  • Emi Do — Platform Co-operatives: Democratization of our Digital Economy
  • Ken Wong — Measuring the Expansion of the Universe with Gravitational Lensing
  • Michael Penn — Facebook and the Impoverishment of the News Media Industry

NN19_bannerNerd Nite #19: ANALOG [live video]

February 9, 2018 (Friday), Nagatacho GRID, doors open 19:30, start 20:00. ¥1000

▶️ Facebook event | FB wrap-up

  • Ayako Ono — Space Art and Space Tourism: Sights and Sounds Inspired by the Cosmos
  • Mark Holmes — Hot Dots: Controlling Light at the Quantum Level
  • Danielle DeLatte — Space Analogs: Blasting Off Without Leaving Earth

NN18_bannerNerd Nite #18: CRYPTO [live video]

January 12, 2018 (Friday), Nagatacho GRID, doors open 19:30, start 20:00. ¥1000

▶️ Facebook event | FB wrap-up

  • Rod Van Meter — #QuantumNative: Online Quantum Computing for the Algorithmically Uneducated
  • Morgane Rosendale — How Jellyfish, Corals and Algae Help us Break the Neural Code
  • Eli K.P. William — Narrative Frames and Technological Discovery: Or How Trapping My Protagonist in an Elevator Gave Birth to a Crypto-Privacy Protection Agency

NN17_bannerNerd Nite #17: HEAVENLY BODIES [live video]

December 15, 2017 (Friday), Nagatacho GRID, doors open 19:30, start 20:00. ¥1000

▶️ Facebook event | FB wrap-up

  • Olaf Witkowski — Befriending the Alien: the Expansion of Intelligence in the Universe
  • tarinainanika — How Bodies Think and Thoughts Act: the Art of Corporeal Mime
  • Aurora Simionescu — Chasing Shadows: Photos from the Great American Eclipse

NN16_flyerNerd Nite #16: LIVING ON THE EDGE [live video]

November 17, 2017 (Friday), Nagatacho GRID, doors open 19:30, start 20:00. ¥1000

▶️ Facebook event | FB wrap-up

  • 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

flyer1Nerd Nite #15:  CROWDMAPPING, CORES & CHIRPS [live video]

October 20, 2017 (Friday), Nagatacho GRID, doors open 19:30, start 20:00. ¥1000

▶️ Facebook event | FB wrap-up

  • Sean Bonner — Open Data & Monitoring: Better Than A Bag Of Bricks
  • Marine Lasbleis — Journey to the Center of the Earth: What’s Up with the Planet Core?
  • Kipp Cannon — Gravitational Radiation or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Black Hole Collisions
  • Live drawing by Chiyun Yeh (Yo)

flyer1Nerd Nite #14: THINKING OUT LOUD

September 22, 2017 (Friday), Nagatacho GRID, doors open 19:30, start 20:00. ¥1000

▶️ Facebook event | FB wrap-up

  • Eric McCready — Understanding Expressive Adjectives: the Meaning of “Fucking”
  • Maggi Brisbin — Oki Coral Watchers: Citizen Science in Okinawa
  • Sadhvi Saxena — The Unspeakable Brain

flyer1Nerd Nite #13: PEERING INTO THE UNKNOWN

July 14, 2017 (Friday), Good Heavens bar, Shimokitazawa, doors open 19:30, start 20:00

▶️ Facebook event | FB wrap-up

  • Bryan Tran — Tsunami Evacuations: What Does Transportation Planning Have To Do With It?
  • Helen Petrakou — Behind the Scenes at the LHC: From Collisions to Discovery
  • Elizabeth Tasker — Earth 2.0: Have We Really Found A Planet Like Our Own?

Price: 1500 yen on the door, includes 1 drink


NN012_flyerNerd Nite #12: COSMIC QUANTUM BIRTHDAY

June 16, 2017 (Friday), Good Heavens bar, Shimokitazawa, doors open 19:30, start 20:00

▶️ Facebook event | FB wrap-up

  • Amanda Alvarez — Nerd Nite Retrospective: Data & Video of the Year’s Best Moments
  • Nathan Shammah — Quantum Technologies: A Revolution Under Construction
  • Don Warren — Cosmic Rays: Microscopic Particles, Macroscopic Energies

Price: 1500 yen on the door, includes 1 drink


名称未設定-1Nerd Nite #11: RACE IN JAPAN, CANCER+MATHS, SUMO

May 12, 2017 (Friday), Good Heavens bar, Shimokitazawa, doors open 19:30, start 20:00

▶️ Facebook event | FB wrap-up

Price: 1500 yen on the door, includes 1 drink


NN010_flyerNerd Nite #10: OPEN SCIENCE IN JAPAN

April 21, 2017 (Friday), Accenture Digital Hub, Akasaka

▶️ Facebook event | FB wrap-up

Price: 1000 yen on the door


programmeNerd Nite #9: science x theatre

March 11-12, 2017 (3-show weekend), World Peace Theatre, Kawasaki

▶️ Facebook event | Photos on FB

  • Sai Maddala & Mochinosha Puppet Company explore the hidden world of nanomaterials like carbon nanotubes, graphene, and millenia-old Egyptian inks [video]
  • Stefania Soldini & 1740g recount the story of Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe and its dangerous journey to and from the Ryugu asteroid [video]
  • Lana Sinapayen & Taran Nibakins puzzle over why it’s hard to decide if an artificial intelligence is actually intelligent or not [video]

NerdNite008_flyerNerd Nite #8: RUMBLES UNDERGROUND, ALL AROUND AND IN THE CLOUDS

February 10, 2017 (Friday), Good Heavens bar, Shimokitazawa, doors open 19:30, start 20:00

▶️ Facebook event | FB wrap-up

  • Christine Houser — Earthquakes: the Pulse of a Living Planet
  • Sarajean Rossitto — Non-profits in Japan: Where Do They Stand?
  • Don Warren — Astrophysical Big Bangs: Supernovae, Gamma Ray Bursts, and the People Who Love Them

Price: 1500 yen on the door, includes 1 drink


NerdNIte007Nerd Nite #7: ADVENTURES IN SPACE, MIND & JAPAN

January 27, 2017 (Friday), Good Heavens bar, Shimokitazawa, doors open 19:30, start 20:00

▶️ Facebook event | FB wrap-up

  • Anupreeta More — Space Warps: Real Science Powered by Citizen Scientists
  • Sean Aubin — Debugging your Thoughts with Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Michael Gakuran — Haikyo: Urban Exploration in Japan

Price: 1500 yen on the door, includes 1 drink


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Nerd Nite #6:THE MOLECULAR AND THE POLITICAL

December 16, 2016 (Friday), Good Heavens bar, Shimokitazawa, doors open 19:30, start 20:00

▶️ Facebook event | FB wrap-up

How much > 1500 yen on the door, includes one drink


flyerNerd Nite #5: BAD FILMS, BRAINWAVES, BUSINESS IN SPACE

November 25, 2016 (Friday), Good Heavens bar, Shimokitazawa, doors open 19:30, start 20:00

▶️ Facebook event | FB wrap-up

How much > 1500 yen on the door, includes one drink


NERD NITE #4: CURIOSITY, GAME ART, HUMANSROBOTS?
October 21, 2016 (Friday), Good Heavens bar, Shimokitazawa, doors open 19:30, start 20:00

▶️ Facebook event | FB wrap-up

Speakers:

How much > 1500 yen on the door, includes one drink


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NERD NITE #3: MAGIC, MACBETH & THE MIRACLE MATH BEHIND GAMING
September 23, 2016 (Friday), Bar Gari Gari at Ikeno-Ue station, doors open 19:30, talks start at 20:00

▶️ Facebook event | FB wrap-up

Speakers:

How much > 1500 yen on the door, includes one drink
Why > A triple M lineup of nerdy topics to celebrate the autumn equinox!


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NERD NITE #2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO
July 15, 2016 (Friday), Impact Hub Tokyo, Meguro, doors open 19:30, start 19:45

▶️ Facebook event | FB wrap-up

Speakers:

How much > 2000 yen on the door, includes two drinks


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NERD NITE #1
June 3, 2016 (Friday), Bar Gari Gari at Ikeno-Ue station, doors open 19:30, talks start at 20:00

▶️ Facebook event | FB wrap-up

Speakers:

  • Jay NoyesMaking Your Way in Tokyo with Sword and Axe
  • Mikael ReponenLaser Quest: One Man’s Journey Around the World to Eat Sushi and Discover the True Nature of Atoms
  • Lana SinapayenFrom AI to Artificial Life and Back Again

How much > 1500 yen on the door, includes one drink