Are you someone who counts the number of blue bikes crossing you or who waits until the clock shows a full minute before starting a new task? You are not alone in this, as our first speaker also has a slight obsession over mathematics… to the point that it ru(i)ns his life! Donovan will lead you along in his labyrinth of numbers. Is this obsessive behavior only possible if you have psychiatric problems? Our second speaker, Afra knows all about this. She will enlighten us about common misconceptions in psychiatry (which even nerds have!) and how people often diagnose themselves with psychiatric illnesses. Join us for the psychedelic last Nerd Nite of season 7 on the 8th of June. Be there and be square!
How mathematics ru(i)ns my life
By Donovan Carroll
Inhuman force, laser eyes, flying in the air…Who never wished to have some superpowers? At Nerd Nite 37, you have the rare opportunity to meet Mathman, aka Donovan Carroll in his secret identity. Donovan has always been “good at math”, but only recently started developing his math sight and exploring his superpowers to make the world a better place. Being a superhero is not always rainbows and sunshine: driven by a constant mathematical curiosity, Donovan has been put into some interesting situations – both good and bad – which have changed the way he approaches life. Come to Nerd Nite and discover some of the experiences of our superhero and be blown away by his abilities!
Common misconceptions about psychiatry
By Afra van der Markt
Do you know somebody who diagnosed himself and/or others with OCD, autism and other psychiatric illnesses? This could be due to the many misconceptions the “general population” (and probably you too, nerds!) have about psychiatry. People who work in the mental health sector often have to answer questions like whether they can read people’s thoughts and have to explain again and again what the difference is between psychiatry and psychology. Do you think you already know all misconceptions? Come and make sure you don’t miss a single one by listening to Afra!
Friday 8 June
Doors open at 20:00
First talk at 20:30
at CREA Muziekzaal
Nieuwe Achtergracht 170
1018 WV Amsterdam