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PREGAME YOUR BRAIN: THE SCIENCE OF STAR WARS
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MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU! We all know Luke Skywalker won the day by rejecting technology and basically turning off his Google maps app while he was in the Death Star Trench, but real life science and technology in Star Wars is lit. From daring and noiseless hyperspace jumps, to Porg evolution, to the psychology of why we even like these movies so much, Inverse will explore the science side of the Force. Inverse — your weird internet destination where science and science fiction skip and hold hands FEATURING Ryan Britt:Ryan Britt is the senior entertainment editor at Inverse. He is the author of the essay collection Luke Skywalker Can't Ready and Other Geeky Truths (Penguin Random House 2015.) Ryan's other writing has been published in the New York Times, VICE, Den of Geek!, CNN Style, Tor.com and elsewhere. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter. Ryan is represented by the Fischer-Harbage Agency.Photo attached. Credit is Kirsten McNally.Rae PaolettaRae Paoletta is the Space Editor at Inverse. She has previously worked as a writer at Gizmodo, MTV News, and Revelist, where she mused about science, technology, and sometimes, cats. You can follow her stream of consciousness on Twitter at @payoletter.Peter HessPeter Hess is a science reporter at Inverse who is obsessed with ants, Star Wars, drugs, and traumatic brain injury. When he's not writing about weird animal dicks, he's daydreaming about cloning plants or inventing new soup recipes.Shannon O'DellShannon Odell is a Brooklyn-based writer, comedian, and scientist. She co-hosts and produces Drunk Science, an experimental comedy show and is the host of the Inverse original series “Your Brain on Blank”. She can also be seen at Weill Cornell Medicine, where she is a Neuroscience PhD candidate studying epigenetics and memory. About Pregame Your Brain: Get some post-work drinks in your face, and some brand new knowledge in your brain! At Caveat’s weekly happy hour science fair, several stations of experts on the week’s theme will be set up around the bar – grab a drink and choose your own adventure. Each expert has a 10 minute speed-lesson, so you can get the basics or go deep.  Each week features experts on a different topic, so come back next week for all-new stuff!   Tickets: FREE WITH ADVANCE RSVP,  or $5 at the door EVENTS ARE 21+ UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED