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Nerd Nite SF #144: Virtual Sex, Psychedelic Drugs, and the Philosophy of War

It’s Hot Nerd Summer and we’re playing the hits! We’re bringing the traditional trifecta of “sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll” into the modern age with sexuality in video games, re-matriation of psychedelics, and the real life inspiration behind the darkly comedic film “The Men Who Stare at Goats.” It’s going to be a wild ride, and where else would you rather beat the summer heat?

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“Virtual Intercourse is Real: Sexuality in Video Games Part 2”
By: Mark Shteller, Diamond Dust Games

Come join us on another wild journey through the world of video games and sex. We’ll do a deep exploration of simulated intimacy in Virtual Reality, dive straight into the caves of anime games, and have a hard and long look at the hottest daddies in gaming.

“From Patriarchy to Matriarchy: Psychedelics and the Feminine Wisdom”

By: Kristina Soriano

Ever wondered how the transition from patriarchal to matriarchal values could shape the psychedelic space? Join Kristina Soriano for a mind-expanding journey through the role of feminine wisdom in psychedelics. Learn about the transformative power of women and elders, dive into the legacy of pioneers like Ann Shulgin and Laura Huxley, and discover the groundbreaking work of the Women’s Visionary Council. Plus, hear firsthand experiences from Kristina’s recent dieta retreat in Pucallpa. Prepare for an evening filled with insights, inspiration, and a dash of humor!

Kristina Soriano is a Texan-born Filipina who has called San Francisco home since 2005. With a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration, she is dedicated to advancing psychedelic advocacy through her work with the Women’s Visionary Council and the Psychedelic Literacy Fund, which she co-founded to translate psychedelic therapy books into various languages.

“The Warrior Monk Revisited”
By: Dave Wegbreit

A look at Jim Channon, the U.S. Army lieutenant who inspired the film Men Who Stare at Goats, his attempts to bring the New Age into the United States army, and the lessons we can learn from the last hundred years on how to do better together.

Dave Wegbreit contains nerdy multitudes. These days he helps teams develop business software and obsesses over processes and frameworks. In the past he has produced video games, covered the school bus industry as a journalist, and written and directed a take on Vagina Monologues about classic movie monsters.

Wednesday, 07/17/24


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$10 Advance, $15 at door

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