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September 17th: Language Lovers (UPDATE: CANCELLED)

Geeking Out is off for the month of September. We'll be back on October 15th with an event on the science of alcohol and try to reschedule the linguistics event for November 19th.

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Carrie McLaren at Geeking Out

Did you stumble across Gelf Magazine because of our vast subliminal advertising on other websites? Ad Nauseum author Carrie McLaren discussed the methods behind the madness of subconscious advertising at August's Geeking Out.

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Ben Popken at Geeking Out

Ben Popken and The Consumerist harness the social web to empower shoppers and embarrass corporate bullies. Watch Popken's speech from August's Geeking Out.

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August 20th: Caveat Emptor

Geeking Out returns! Gelf's monthly science reading is back at JLA Studios in DUMBO, Brooklyn on August 20th at 7:30 pm. This month, we'll be discussing the science of consumer behavior with Carrie McLaren, the author of Ad Nauseum and Ben Popken, editor of The Consumerist. The work of local artists will be on display as well.

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Arika Okrent at Geeking Out

Linguist Arika Okrent suffers the torpedoes and phasers of outrageous fortune. Videos of July's Geeking Out are after the jump.

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July 16th: Geeking Out Is Back!

Geeking Out returns! Gelf's monthly science reading is back at JLA Studios in DUMBO, Brooklyn on July 16th at 7:30 pm. This month, we'll be discussing all sorts of geeky goodness with speakers including Arika Okrent, the author of In the Land of Invented Languages, and Viktor Deak, the paleoartist whose hominid evolution renderings can be seen at the Lucy's Legacy exhibit. The work of local artists will be on display as well.

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Paul Bloom at Geeking Out

If the thought of moving a dead cat disgusts you, then you might be a racist, says scientist Paul Bloom. See the video of his Geeking Out presentation after the jump.

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Matthew Alper at Geeking Out

Matthew Alper doesn't believe in God, but he knows why you might. Click through for videos from Alper's talk at June's Geeking Out.

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Mario Livio at Geeking Out

According to astrophysicist Mario Livio, mathematicians love to sit around and come up theories that have no application, until years later. See the video of his Geeking Out presentation after the jump.

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June 18th: Geeking Out Is Back

Geeking Out returns! Gelf's monthly science reading is back at JLA Studios in DUMBO, Brooklyn on June 18th at 7:30 pm. This month, we'll be discussing the interaction between science and religion with speakers including: astrophysicist and Is God a Mathematician? author Mario Livio; psychologist Paul Bloom, the author of Descartes' Baby; and The GOD Part of the Brain author Matthew Alper, one of the founders of the field of neurotheology. The work of local artists will be on display as well.

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