Nerd Nite 46: Pedagogy, Zombies, Traffic & Lies

It’s a nerd nite melange this month! We’ve got something for everyone- from pedagogy to social lies to zombies. If that’s not enough, how about free cake, beer, nerd news and the chance to win one of our highly coveted nerd mugs? Let your inner nerd run free!

7.30 for an 8pm start
£4 Regular Nerds or £3 Unemployed/Students/65+ Nerds. We usually sell out so get your tickets quick!

Tickets available from Rialto Box Office

Our speakers for November:

– Liz Sage: Pedagogy as a playful art
– Nicos Georgiou: The curious connections between a Zombie apocalypse and highway traffic
– Judith Good – Social Lies We Tell Ourselves

Dr Liz Sage is a writer, poet and Teaching Fellow in Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Higher Education at Sussex University. Having spent nearly a decade researching terrorism, she became fascinated with the way our educational cultures produce forms of knowledge which perpetuate violence, apathy and powerlessness – so decided to try and inspire the next generation of lecturers by convening Sussex University’s Starting to Teach programme. Her most recent endeavours include writing her first novel, developing her visual art practice and trying to re-invent university education from the inside out.

Dr Nicos Georgiou is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Sussex. He was born in Cyprus and got his BSc from the University of Athens before moving to buried-under-snow Wisconsin for 5 years and buried-under-snow Utah for his PhD and postdoc. His talk will discuss how a zombie invasion is mathematically the same as queues in series and the same as highway traffic. Models that can tell you when traffic will be horrible are discussed.

Prof Judith Good is a Professor in Informatics at the University of Sussex. She is interested in designing technologies to empower people. Her recent research focuses on people with disabilities, particularly autistic people. This research has led her to question whether researchers/designers, who are often “neurotypical” (i.e. with no disabilities such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, etc.) might be unwittingly holding disabled people to higher standards than they do themselves, taking a stance of “do as I say, not as I do”.

Hosted by Dr Mick Taylor
Twitter: @brightonnerd

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