Adult Education’s contribution to “Geek Week” will feature useless lectures on the topic “Science: Fact & Fiction,” featuring The Science of Battlestar Galactica author Patrick Di Justo, Story Collider co-founder Ben Lillie, and host Charles Star. More info at http://adult-ed.net.
BEN LILLIE: All the Science that Made Me Cry
From whirlpool galaxies to whirlwind romance, technological breakthroughs to tech-mediated breakups, petty jealousy to deadly putty — science has an emotional side that’s rarely addressed. Lillie will present a report from the front lines of the scientific emotional undertow.
PATRICK DI JUSTO: The Pathology of Battlestar Galactica
The subtle differences between Cylon and Colonial bodies made for some important plotlines in the new Battlestar Galactica. Di Justo talks about the science and the fiction behind these differences, and the implications they hold for humans here on Earth.
MARIA KONNIKOVA: Everything I Needed to Know About Psychology, I Learned from Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes isn’t just the world’s most famous detective. He also happens to be a master psychologist. Konnikova discusses what we can learn about the human mind from the psychological insights of the great detective.