Hello friends of Nerdnite,
The next Nerdnite Boston will take place on a special night and at a special venue: Tuesday April 17, at the Oberon, 2 Arrow Street in Harvard Square. Because of the special venue, we’ve got advance tickets for sale. In addition to our usual format of two nerdy speakers + beer + nerd-appropriate tunes by DJ Claude Money, we plan to bust out a Nerdnite first: a film premier! Before we get to the details, I just want to point out that we will have our regularly-scheduled “last-Monday-of-the-month” Nerdnite at the Middlesex on April 30. Details on that event will come soon.
Now, on to the lineup for April 17. We’re thrilled to present the premier of the short film “Pie Heaven,” written and directed by Aviv Rubinstein and starring Adrian Ward. Aviv and Adrian will also be our speakers for the evening, but as you will see from the descriptions of their talks below, their nerdy interests are not limited to the nuts and bolts of filmmaking.
Talk 1: “Who needs friends when you’ve got Google? How Google is reshaping our minds, relationships, and ideas about the self.”
by Adrian Ward
Adrian is a doctoral candidate in the psychology department at Harvard University. He tends to get excited about everything and, as a consequence, researches almost everything. He wears his grandfather’s wristwatch, loves muffins and barbecue, and wouldn’t mind living in a treehouse.
“Subatomic Screenwriting and The Psychology of the Moving Picture”
by Aviv Rubinstein
This talk will dissect the art of screenwriting to the atomic level, then build it up to the size of the universe. Then, switching gears, we will discuss the ability for the moving picture to control audience’s mind. Clever psychology or witchcraft?
After Aviv’s talk, we’ll premier “Pie Heaven.” Two best friends, Ben and Emily engage in a competition…If Emily wins, Ben has to pay her rent for six months. If Ben wins, Emily must sleep with him.
Watch the trailer here.
The film will be followed by a Q&A with both Aviv and Adrian.