Learn how HIV treatment prevents evolution, how modern stop motion puppets are made and filmed, and how to have your best sex in your septuagenarian years at Nerd Nite East Bay!
How Granny Still Gets It On: Aging and Sexual Health
Getting stressed about being alone on Valentine’s Day this year? Well stop worrying, you’ve got lots of time left, because modern research shows that grannies (and grandpas) still get it on. Learn how sex lives change from the hopeful Harold years to the later Maude march of time, and see the statistics that say weekly Adult Fun is like sexy Lipitor for your heart. Study sexual aging from the biological, psychological and (still very) functional perspectives, and start thinking about nursing homes as a return to your college dorm life.
Speaker: Laura Perry, UCSF
How to Treat HIV by Preventing Evolution
The intuitive thinking on how multi-drug therapies combat HIV appears to be wrong or incomplete. HIV infections are managed through combination therapy, with multiple drugs used simultaneously to prevent the evolution of drug-resistant viruses, even as HIV demonstrates an incredible endemic mutation rate of one change at every spot in the genome every single day. Follow along as HIV uses a clever and circuitous infection path that winds through multiple organs to enhance its own evolution and subvert simple treatment. Understand why current HIV therapies work so well, why they still sometimes fail, and how lessons from HIV treatment are being used to study the evolution of drug resistance pathogens and design the next generation of cancer treatments.
Speaker: Alison Feder,UC Berkeley
Making Movies at Twelve Shots per Second: How to Create & Use Stop Motion Puppets
Find out how modern stop motion puppets have gone way beyond Rudolf with computer modeling, 3D printing and the casting of two part plastic figures with internal skeletons, flexible fingers and clothing that looks life size down to the tiniest fold. See how, even with new technology, eighty hour shoots are still used to make minutes of stop motion footage, gain a greater appreciation for some of cinema’s most famous scenes, and hear the truth about working in the film industry. Plus discover the advantages that plastic figures still have over CGI, learn how to make your own toys, and check out famous movie puppets that will be at the event.
Speaker: Victoria Rose Most is a feature film puppet and toy maker
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