Brooklyn Brainery Presents: Show Us Your Junk on August 20th

The Brainery’s hosting their very first night of show and tell at Union Hall on August 20th. Of course, the most important part of any show and tell is you (and your object!), and they’d love to see what you’ve got.

Prefer to just look at other peoples’ junk? That’s cool, because what’s a show and tell without an audience?

 For Full Event Details, CLICK HERE!

TO SUBMIT YOUR JUNK, CLICK HERE!

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August Lecture: BadAss Monarchs!

It’s time for our third annual Battle of the BadAsses, and this year the audience decides which historical monarch is the most badass of all! This year’s battle features:

      Empress Regnant Irene vs. Charlemagne vs. Queen Elizabeth I

Which supreme ruler with reign supreme? Only YOU can decide!

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Empress Regnant Irene of Byzantium

He already told us why Ancient Romans were the hardest partiers in history, now Mike O’Brien reps Empress Regnant Irene as the most badass monarch in history. 

Charlemagne

Carly Silver fights for the Holy Roman Emperor who only needed one name.

Elizabeth the 1st of England

Jaimie Carreiro takes the stage on behalf of Elizabeth I to explain why she deserves to be crowned all over again as most badass monarch. 

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Meet a July Speaker: Jason Eppink!

Jason Eppink is an American curator, designer, and prankster. His projects emphasize participation, mischief, surprise, wonder, generosity, transgression, free culture, and anti-consumerism, and they are staged in public spaces and online as street art, urban interventions, and playful online services and hoaxes, frequently for non-consenting audiences. 

Following his curation of The Reaction GIF, Jason will take us through the evolution of this favorite image format on July 8th at SASS.

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Meet a July Speaker: Laine Nooley!

Laine Nooney is a media archaeologist and cultural historian of video games and computers. Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate at Stony Brook University. Her dissertation focuses on the history of Sierra On-Line and its female co-founder and lead designer, Roberta Williams. She also holds positions as the Editorial Assistant to the Journal of Visual Culture and the Assistant to the William Higinbotham Game Studies Collection. Laine has spoken internationally on women in game history, and has shared her research with NPR’s Marketplace, KillScreen, and NYU’s Game Center.

Catch this special Laine appearance at SASS on July 8th, when Laine will be talking about “When Computers Became Personal.”

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July Lecture: Our Internet, Ourselves

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Update your google calendars, because this July SASS will be discussing computers, the Interweb and a few interesting niches that make use of these all-powerful tools of the future. #getsaucedatsass

Lectures Include:

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When Computers Became Personal

Laine Nooney shares a cultural history of the gadgets and software that explain how people have begun to think about computers in wildly personal ways. 

Fun with GIFs!

Jason Eppink, associate curator of digital media at the Museum of the Moving Image, explores the wonderful world of GIFs.

"Sephiroth always wanted a Pikachu, so he sent out his Obama": Fan Fiction and the Internet

SASS alum, Joe Bernardi, returns with tails of the elaborate fan fiction communities that thrive online. 

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