“I guess we don’t have to come up with a stupid reference no one else understands every month for our title, right?”

When: March 30, 2023, at 7:30 pm

(Doors & bar open at 7:00 pm and the Fringe Grounds Cafe is open until 8:00!)

Where: Studio Theatre at Fringe Theatre Adventures

Fringe Theatre Arts Barn, 10330 84 Ave NW, Edmonton

How much: $25


Our DJ for NN#71 is Harry MacDonald (@heymacmusic). He is a Liquid Drum & Bass producer and we are super jazzed to have him!

M is for Math – Wes Maciejewski: How many shapes are there? The answer is two.

What makes one shape different than another? For elementary shapes like triangles and squares, the answer is simple: how many sides do they have? But what about shapes like that of the earth and of the universe? This idea of understanding the essence of “shape” spurred a great deal of philosophical thought for millennia. It took a 19th century polymath to give us the right way of thinking about this: does the shape have a hole in it or not? This led to one of the biggest unsolved problems known to humankind…and to this presentation.

Wes is a mathematician. This is odd because he, growing up, never knew this is something people do. He became mathematician because he found math to be the most wonderful playground of ideas created by humans. He finished his undergrad sometime ago at the UofA, went on to a Master’s at the UofC, then a PhD at Queen’s. Since then, he’s held academic positions in Vancouver, Auckland, and California, presented at conferences all around the world, and is happy to now be back in his home province as a faculty member at Red Deer Polytechnic.

M is for Mastodon – Chad Ohman: The Accidental Community: Reimagining Social Media

Curiosity kills the cat, and if it doesn’t it makes it stronger. How an experiment grew to a community of over 35,000 members in the span of a month and how it’s managed to reshape how we interact with each other online.

Chad runs the massively popular Mastodon instance mstdn.ca.

@chad@mstdn.ca – Mastodon
Chad Ohman – LinkedIn
@ChadOhman – Bird App (Twitter)

M is for Misdirection – Heather Hutchinson & Elyse Colville: No One is an Island: The Misdirection of the Individual Climate Impact Narrative

Though personal choice is always important, the idea that individuals can make any substantial changes in regards to the climate crisis is not only misguided, but a purposeful tactic used by corporations to distract from their role in the coming calamity. Our paper explores how corporations use rhetoric to shape public perception about climate change responsibility, and have done so for decades.

Heather Hutchinson is creeping ever closer to completing her Bachelor of Communication Studies at MacEwan University. In her spare time, she likes to play the ukulele, watch documentaries, and yell at people on Twitter.

Elyse Colville is a Bachelor of Communication Studies student at MacEwan University. When she’s not squinting at a computer screen, Elyse spends her time gardening, sewing, and cuddling her cats.

@elysejcolv – Instagram

@HeatherHComms – Bird App