This month at Nerd Nite London:
Address: Nerd Nite, Paper Dress Vintage, 114-116 Curtain Rd, London, EC2A 3AH
Details: Wednesday 31 July 2013. Doors at 8pm, tickets £6 available at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/231713
Do we feel pain the same as the person sitting next to us? How about a person 5000 miles away? Former GP Dilys Cowan will discuss pain as a culturally constructed concept and how we feel and experience our bodies differently if we are from different societies.
Is it a good idea to encourage children to play competitive sport, or could it put many of them off for life? Will Parry, a social researcher and doctoral candidate at the Institute of Education, University of London, is currently investigating whether childhood experiences of sport and exercise affect whether people engage in healthy levels of exercise in adulthood. He is a massive stats nerd. He enjoys latent variable modelling and his favourite stats computer programmes are Mplus, Stata and R.
Electro-pop satirist Quilla Constance has just released her new track and video ‘Vjazzled’ a song about the lady-garden beautification trend. Quilla Constance wasn’t always Quilla and she’s the creation of artist Jennifer Allen. We’re not sure which one (or both) will be speaking at Nerd Nite but Quilla/Jennifer will be talking about the benefits (and pitfalls) of creating an alter-ego. Quilla Constance is a video/performance artist and costume designer. She was born Jennifer Allen in Birmingham, of Jamaican/Irish parents. Allen left Birmingham to study Fine Art at Oxford University and then Goldsmiths College. Since 2010, Allen has adopted and cultivated the Quilla Constance persona in order to situate her artistic practice within a mainstream pop context. Allen collaborates with musicians Rafflesian, Kinz, and Aidan Love.
All profits from the night will go to the Medicins sans Frontieres http://www.msf.org.uk/
Tickets are on sale at: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/231713