The Future Prospects of Human Space Settlement

If you had the chance to live on Mars, would you? What was amazing about the talk, “The Future Prospects of Human Space Settlement,“ presented by Andrew Rader at Nerd Nite on February 25th is that despite the fact that i’ve never given much thought to space other than the odd Star Trek episode, by…

Nerd Nite and Beyond! An interview with Mary Lewey.

With the start of a new year, a new co-host and new events on the horizon Mary Lewey, one of the organizers of Nerd Nite Boston, has been very busy.   But that doesn’t mean she didn’t have time to sit and talk to me before the start of the first Nerd Nite of 2013.   It’s…

Bending Steel: Professional Filmmaking in the new DIY Age

A cinematographer and director Ryan Scafuro presented his Nerd Nite talk, “Bending Steel: Professional Filmmaking in the New DIY Age,” at the Oberon Theatre in Harvard Square, as the second part of a special Nerd Nite on September 24th. Scafuro who usually works in commercials and on The Daily Show explained that life as a…

Edvard Munch: His Life and Work in Context

It was Edvard Munch from soup to nuts, or least as much of him as David Curcio could squeeze into his NerdNite talk, “Edvard Munch: His life and Work in Context.” A timid speaker Curcio was as passionate about Munch, as Munch was about painting.  “What I hope to do in our short time is…

“Urban Farming from Backyards to Rooftops”

Front yards, back yards, parking lots, decks, and rooftops, all you really need is some extra space, sunlight and a little bit of planning and there really is nowhere in the city, that a garden can’t grow. Jesse Banhazl  the owner of Green City Growers and Brendan Shea, the owner of Recover Green Roofs introduced…