These people are unapologetic nerds — passionate about highly technical fields and not afraid to show it. How do they communicate that to people who don’t understand the thing they love? And in a broader culture where that word is not always seen as positive, how did they come to embrace their inner nerds?
In this episode, we’re talking to Kelly Holley-Bockelmann, an astrophysicist who tries to make black holes cool; Chris Lee, a DIY maker who devotes his free time to bringing science fiction icons to life; and Morley Bankston, a software developer who discovered her true nerdy side as an adult.
Join us for a conversation with Kelly, Chris and Morley, hosted by Emily Siner and the WPLN newsroom.
When: Thursday, Feb. 23. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Recording starts promptly at 6 and will last about an hour.
Where: Nashville Public Radio, 630 Mainstream Dr.
How to attend: RSVP on Eventbrite for the free event. Space is limited.