NERD NITE MELBOURNE EDITION #32

NERD NITE MELBOURNE EDITION #32

7:00pm, Mon 20 August, 2018

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We have another excellent 3-speaker line up for you in August where speakers will be discussing musical theatre, abusive behaviour to parents and sewers. Come and secure your seat when doors open at 7pm and enjoy a $15 burger / fries / pot special whilst we get into the nerdy learning. 

 

*Presentation 1
Behind the Curtain
by Cessalee Stovall

Going to the theatre is a special form of entertainment. You enter the theatre, sit in a probably tiny seat, and prepare to be stimulated for two to three hours. But have you ever thought about what happens on the other side of the curtain? From stage right to stage fights, from physio to fire curtains, Cessalee will give you insight to what really goes on before and after the curtain goes up. With a career that spans several decades and two continents, learn a bit more about life under the bright lights in the world of musical theatre. Make sure to brush up on your jazz hands!

 

*Presentation 2
Youth Causing Pain
by Melanie Simmons

While it may not be on the radar of many, abusive behaviour to parents by their children is surprisingly common. What is particularly challenging however is defining what constitutes abuse by youth directed at their parents. Is it name calling? The threat of violence? Does there have to be physical violence to meet the threshold of abuse? In order to address a problem like this, we need to be able to measure it consistently. This presentation will look at how researchers are beginning to understand and measure abusive behaviour by youth directed at their parents, so that both severe acts of physical violence and more subtle patterns psychological aggression are accounted for.

 

*Presentation 3
Making Dirty Water Clean (again)
by Joel Segal

Have you ever looked down at the bowl after a flush and asked yourself: what happens next? In this talk you will learn about the weird and wonderful world of sewage, guest starring a cast of microscopic characters who work their magic to purify waste water and turn it into metaphoric gold. We'll journey through history, from the residents of 19th century Smellbourne who just wanted the problem to go away, to today, where sewage fuels a high-tech resources industry and holds promises of a circular economy.

 

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