We’re back! 

Come join us on TUESDAY, September 20th
at Vigilante Gastropub and Games for

Nerd Nite Austin #140 – “Art and War”

The first speaker goes on at 7:30!

Let’s get nerdy together!
 
We’ve got two great speakers for you, and we’re delighted to be bringing you a show from Vigilante Gastropub & Games, featuring board games*, pub fare, and craft cocktails.
 
The schedule:
7:00 – Your Nerd Nite Nerd Bosses will be there, ready to awkwardly/enthusiastically greet you
7:30 – Show starts! Nerdery ahoy!
 
There will be an intermission between the first and second speakers. The venue closes at 10:00 PM.
 
Our new location at 7010 Easy Wind Dr #150, Austin, TX, 78752 has plentiful street parking, a parking garage, and close proximity to several bus lines and the Crestview MetroRail station.
 
As always, Nerd Nite Austin is free. If you want to, you can RSVP to our Facebook event, or just show up.
 
Since COVID-19 hasn’t gone away, we ask that you stay home if you aren’t feeling well or have had a known exposure. We also encourage vaccination and frequent testing. Mask-wearing nerds are welcome.
 
If you aren’t comfortable showing up IRL, we are working on live streaming (with live captions), and plan to make recordings available as well. Hopefully it’ll be a little less wonky this time around.
 
We’ll be taking questions via our Twitter, just like the good ol’ days.
 
Speed-dating and Ambassador are still on hiatus.
 
Talks may not be given in the order described. Grab a drink, order some food, tip your bartenders, and relax!
 
*Please pause your gameplay and conversations during the show.
 
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Nerd Nite Austin #140 – “Art and War” – the Talks:
 
“Immersive Information: Data and Sensors in New Media Art” by Kyle Evans
Data isn’t just for spreadsheets! Our lives are saturated with sensors and data tracking systems observing anything from biometrics to stock market trends. Typically, this data is visualized for scientific studies or commercial applications. But what can this data do in the hands of an artist? In this talk, Kyle Evans will be presenting ways in which sensors and data can be used to create a wide range of artistic outputs including immersive art installations, electronic music, and digital performances.
 
Kyle Evans is a new media artist, sound designer, educator, and performer. Focusing on the intersection of art and technology, his work commonly explores concepts of hacking, technological failure, and digital media artifacts. He has produced and presented a wide range of tech-art performance and new media installation work throughout North America and Europe at venues such as MUTEK San Francisco, and Transmediale in Berlin. He is a founding board member, Managing Director at the educational non-profit dadageek, Artistic Director of the sound-art collective Rolling Ryot, co-founder of the immersive art studio dadaLab, and instructor in the Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies at the University of Texas in Austin. His writings and artworks have been presented in several publications including the Leonardo Music Journal, Computer Music Magazine, and Popular Science Magazine.
 
“The Battle of Midway” by L.B. Deyo
This talk will cover the background, significance, events and aftermath of one of history’s most important naval engagements.
 
L.B. Deyo is multiple Nerd Nite presenter, president of the Dionysium and raps under the name Laughing Boy.