SCIENCE SHOWOFF 5.3 – Curated by Dr Martin Austwick

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WHAT CAN YOU DO TO TAKE THE EDGE OFF THINGS ON THE NIGHT BEFORE STAR WARS ARRIVES AND MAKES US REALISE WE WAITED SO LONG AND TALKED SO MUCH ABOUT A 120-MINUTE TOY COMMERCIAL?

Come and get a night of science brilliance, curated by Dr. Martin Austwick AKA Producer Martin AKA The Sound of The Ladies AKA Beard Man of The Year 2014? We have a whole plateful of chaotic science goodness for you, courtesy of the great man. Join us for:

Steve Cross – Science Showoff MC and becoming bizarrely famous in South Korea. Facebook likes mean fame, right?

Elsa Arcaute – Elsa will be talking about what street intersections can tell us about the social and historical footprint of a country.

Kate “Scary Boots” Oliver – How science steals your sense of perspective: featuring nanoscience, relativity, and genuine underwhelming data that had me bouncing up and down. After a brief career as a science communicator, Kate is now a PhD student at the Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials, where she cares about things noone else does.

Spirit of Play will be performing almost all the songs they know about science, featuring homesick elements, indecisive waves (and particles), selfish genes, lab rats and more.

Kaisa Puustinen-Hopper – Kaisa will be talking about measuring emotions and what they tell us about our experience of the urban environment. Kaisa is a Research Associate at ‘Creating and Exploring Digital Empathy’ project at UCL, researching and developing digital methods for communicating empathy.

Kate McLean – Humans breathe, on average, 24,000 times per day + we can potentially detect up to 1 trillion different smells = one BIG olfactory dataset. I’ll be talking about ways in which this, relatively untapped to date, olfactory dataset can be explored and shared in cities worldwide and explaining why I think it is important to do so.

Kerstin Sailer – Kerstin will tell us how watching Harry Potter movies can be turned into research. She will share insights into the spatial and social structuring of school buildings and how they support sociability and learning. Expect some architecture, a bit of social science and lots of witchcraft and wizardry.

Terry Saunders – Terry Saunders loves Formula One motor racing so much he reverse engineered (guessed and made some stuff up) the engine so he could apply to make a new one

Plus Subhadra Das and more!

The gig is in the basement of the Star of Kings on Tuesday December 15th. Doors open 7pm and the gig starts at 7.30. Tickets are available online for £6 (plus 60p booking fee). Any left on the door will cost £8. All ticket money will go to Martin’s chosen charity, Living Water Satisfies.

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