NNSV #6: Cyberlibertarianism & Vibrators!

This month we have two* wonderful speakers, plus drinks, laughs, and all you nerds!

Tuesday July 30th
DOORS at 7pm, TALKS at 7:30pm
The Tabard Theatre
29 N. San Pedro St, San Jose
(Free validated parking across the street)
FREE

Nerd Nite is a boozy, playful, and educational lecture series found in cities all around the world. Enjoy 30* minute talks from scientists, historians, game designers, and other nerds over drinks.

Topics for Nerd Nite Silicon Valley #6

This month we’ll go on a crash course of computing history to contextualize modern day debates like Net Neutrality or breaking up Facebook. And then we’ll learn about the surprising history of that bedroom companion, the vibrator, from one of the Bay Area’s best sexologists. That’s right, like peanut butter and chocolate, two great topics that are even better together: the internet and masturbation!

“A Brief History of Cyberlibertarianism, 1989-1999”
Jonathan Pace, PhD, from the Digital Civil Society Lab at Stanford

“Great-Great-Grandmother’s Little Helper: The Unexpected History of the Vibrator”
Carol Queen, PhD, author, activist, and sexologist for Good Vibrations

*We’re shaking things up this month! Rather than having 3 speakers in a 2+ hr program, we’re trying out having 2 speakers and giving them each a little bit more time in a 90min show. There are pros and cons to both approaches, but we want to give it a shot. Let us know what you think!

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About our hosts
Founded in 2001, The Tabard Theatre Company is committed to making a difference in the community through the arts by presenting professional-quality shows. They are making theatre affordable and accessible for all, a goal they meet through their various outreach programs.

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