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Wed July 21, 2021

Nerd Nite SF #118: Low-Brow Botany, Ghost Signs, and Cat VR

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*All attendees must be fully vaccinated and be able to show proof. Let's keep everyone safe and sound during this return to live entertainment!*

Nerd Nite SF is a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series where we invite interesting people - scientists, historians, game designers, mimes, etc. - to give short talks on their expertise to tipsy nerds. We strive to be playful, entertaining, sometimes a little inebriated or salacious, but always deeply educational. Join us!https://sf.nerdnite.com/

Our speakers this month: Crime Pays But Botany Doesn'tA Low-Brow, Crass Approach to Plant Ecology & Evolution as muttered by a Misanthropic Chicago Italian. Amidst mild profanity and general irreverence, we examine plant life (the base of Earth's food chain) and the nature of the rocks and soil they grow on, as well as the evolutionary adaptations that enable them to do what they do.
San Francisco Ghost Sign Mapping Project
(Ghost)Sign of the Times by Kasey Smith:Ten years ago Kasey started a project to identify, document, research, and map San Francisco's remaining historical hand painted signs - colloquially known as "ghost signs." 430+ ghost signs later, the map has reached maturity, and can help provide a unique lens on the continuing saga of San Francisco's redevelopment. Where are these old signs found? Where are they being revealed? Where are they being destroyed? Where are they being restored? And what larger trends are driving all this flux on the ghost sign map?

CatsandVRHop inside the brain of the human behind CatsandVR.com, a website for all things virtual reality. We will hopefully learn what the hell NFT's actually are and ponder their future.
*All attendees must be fully vaccinated and be able to show proof. Let's keep everyone safe and sound during this return to live entertainment!*

Nerd Nite SF is a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series where we invite interesting people - scientists, historians, game designers, mimes, etc. - to give short talks on their expertise to tipsy nerds. We strive to be playful, entertaining, sometimes a little inebriated or salacious, but always deeply educational. Join us!https://sf.nerdnite.com/

Our speakers this month: Crime Pays But Botany Doesn'tA Low-Brow, Crass Approach to Plant Ecology & Evolution as muttered by a Misanthropic Chicago Italian. Amidst mild profanity and general irreverence, we examine plant life (the base of Earth's food chain) and the nature of the rocks and soil they grow on, as well as the evolutionary adaptations that enable them to do what they do.
San Francisco Ghost Sign Mapping Project
(Ghost)Sign of the Times by Kasey Smith:Ten years ago Kasey started a project to identify, document, research, and map San Francisco's remaining historical hand painted signs - colloquially known as "ghost signs." 430+ ghost signs later, the map has reached maturity, and can help provide a unique lens on the continuing saga of San Francisco's redevelopment. Where are these old signs found? Where are they being revealed? Where are they being destroyed? Where are they being restored? And what larger trends are driving all this flux on the ghost sign map?

CatsandVRHop inside the brain of the human behind CatsandVR.com, a website for all things virtual reality. We will hopefully learn what the hell NFT's actually are and ponder their future.
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