Posts Tagged ‘Wonderfest’

Bad Science in Star Wars

FORA.tv has a short video of me per­form­ing at the recent Won­der­fest sci­ence fes­ti­val in Berke­ley.  I’m talk­ing about bad sci­ence in sci­ence fic­tion movies, and the exam­ple in the clip is a clas­sic moment from Star Wars…

Link to video on YouTube

Link to video on FORA.tv

Wonderfest

Sun­day, Novem­ber 7, 2010. Once again I am thrilled to be per­form­ing at Won­der­fest – the Bay Area’s long-running fes­ti­val of sci­ence.  This is their 12th annu­al event – and my third time par­tic­i­pat­ing.

As always, it’s a 2-day event – Sat­ur­day on the Stan­ford cam­pus and Sun­day on the Berke­ley cam­pus.

I am only attend­ing Sun­day, Novem­ber 7, at UC Berkeley’s Stan­ley Hall.  I will per­form and then mod­er­ate a dia­logue:

3pm:  Sci­ence Laughs with Sci­ence Come­di­an Bri­an Mal­ow

4pm:  Mod­er­a­tor for  “Do We Under­stand the Struc­ture of the Uni­verse?” – a dia­logue between Lloyd Knox, a physics pro­fes­sor from UC Davis, and Chung-Pei Ma, an astron­o­my prof from Berke­ley

And, in between my two slots, you can enjoy a live pod­cast of “This Week in Sci­ence” with my friends Dr.Kiki and Justin! 

Science Comedian on BoingBoing

I’m on Boing­Bo­ing!

Mag­gie Koerth-Baker post­ed a YouTube clip of me this morn­ing.  It’s an excerpt from my per­for­mance two weeks ago at Won­der­fest, the Bay Area sci­ence fes­ti­val.

The entire fes­ti­val was video­taped by Fora.tv.  You can see the rest of my 15-minute per­for­mance here.

Also, a dia­logue I mod­er­at­ed enti­tled Do Robots Make Bet­ter Astro­nauts? (fea­tur­ing Chris McK­ay of NASA Ames and Kan­na Rajan of the Mon­terey Bay Aquar­i­um Research Insti­tute).

If you’re visiting from BoingBoing… Welcome!

It’s odd to be judged just by these admit­ted­ly – pur­pose­ly – corny bar jokes.  They aren’t exact­ly rep­re­sen­ta­tive of my entire act.  They were the sil­ly end to my pre­sen­ta­tion.

And they also cut the rou­tine short – there are a few more, includ­ing the final bar joke which is arguably the best one….  about Heli­um.

Check out the rest of that per­for­mance or see my oth­er YouTube clips:  www.youtube.com/sciencecomedian .  Sub­scribe!

I’m @sciencecomedian on Twit­ter.  Fol­low me!

And check out the sci­ence videos I’ve been mak­ing for Time Magazine’s web­site.

Thank you, good­night!