Thursday, August 6, 2015 I’ll be taking part in “Superhero Science,” part of the “Social Science” series at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Social Science is an adult night at the Science Museum of Minnesota, welcoming those 21+ to grab a drink, enjoy the museum, and experience innovative programming around a given theme. This month’s theme is superheroes! (How could I stay away?)
You must present a valid 21+ ID to gain entrance to the museum.
The event runs from 6:00pm – 11:00pm and is $15 for Science Museum and MPR Members and $17 for non-members. I’ll be presenting The Art of Superheroes from 6:30-7:15pm, and will be available afterwards for questions and conversation and folks awkwardly standing over me watching me draw while they sip their cocktails. Though I much prefer conversation, any of the above is absolutely fine.
Here’s the full schedule for the evening:
Level 3 – Auditorium
6:30-7:15pm Christopher Jones—The Art of Superheroes
Christopher Jones is a Twin Cities-based illustrator and comic book artist, having worked for comic book publishers including Marvel Comics, DC Comics and many more. Christopher has drawn many well-known titles including Batman ’66, The Batman Strikes, Young Justice, and Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
7:30-8:15pm James Kakalios—The Physics of Superheroes
James Kakalios is the author of The Physics of Superheroes that explains physics principles in a fun, easy-to-understand, and often humorous, manner. He served as a consultant for the movie Watchmen and, most recently, was one of the science advisors for the 2012 Marvel Entertainment movie, The Amazing Spider-Man.
Level 5 – Omnitheater Lounge
8:45pm – 9:30pm Emily Reese – Video Game Soundtracks
Emily Reese is on-air host for Classical Minnesota Public Radio. She is also the host and producer for Top Score, a podcast about video game composers, and has created MPR’s Learning to Listen series. Emily lives in Twin Cities and loves gaming – with or without friends.
9:45 – 10:30pm Barry Kudrowitz – Everyday Superpowers
Barry Kudrowitz is an assistant professor and director of product design at the University of Minnesota. He received his PhD from the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), studying humor, creativity, and idea generation.
Costumes are encouraged! We already know you’re super cool, so feel free to flaunt with flair at this special event.
No masks at the door, please. This is a 21+ event. A valid photo ID is required to gain admission. Don’t worry: our friendly, neighborhood officers will protect your secret identity…
Please leave all weapons—even fake ones—at home. We’ve called a truce among heroes and villains. This is an event for all super beings to gather, mingle and be merry.
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