Nerd Nite #97: Post-Apocalyptic Life, Tech Addiction, Baby Yoda
The first Nerd Nite of 2020 (which just so happens to be our tenth anniversary year) is TONIGHT!
Here’s what you can expect:
Jason Tabrys, “Let’s Brightside the Post Apocalypse!”
In this satirical talk, pop culture critic Jason Tabrys tries to find the silver lining in what film, TV, and fiction has told us about our dystopian future.
Bio: Jason Tabrys is a pop culture bon vivant whose work can be found across the far reaches of the Internet.
Charmaine Esinger, “Treatment of Tech Addiction”
Tech addiction can fall under the umbrella of video game, screen-time, internet, digital and social media addiction. In this talk, psychoeducation will be provided on how tech addiction mirrors other addictive cycles and co-occurs with mental health conditions. We will focus on identification of tech addiction, recent research findings, as well as common treatment modalities for enabling healthy and sustainable digital media use.
Bio: Charmaine Ensinger, LMFT, is a Clinical Supervisor and CBT Mental Health Therapist. She works at Wedge Recovery Center – Frankford Enhanced Outpatient Mental Health Facility which works with the low-income North Philadelphia community.
Chris Cummins & Jason Tabrys, “Pop Culture Cuteness Battle”
Join Chris and Jason as they pit Baby Yoda, BB-8, Baby Groot, Babu Frick, and Baby Sonic the Hedgehog against each other for an interactive battle royale to determine pop culture’s cutest creature. Think of it as Sophie’s Choice with puppets!
Wednesday, January 8th. 7:30pm. $5. Frankford Hall, 1210 Frankford Avenue. (There is an ATM on site and a Wells Fargo up the street).