If you think you might be bored on Friday or Saturday night at the Austin AIN Conference, Nerd Comedy comes to Austin, TX on Nov. 7 & 8 courtesy of two Georgia Tech faculty who teach engineering and math by day, and do comedy by night. Pete Ludovice of the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering faculty, is the Director of the Center for Academic Enrichment, and Lew Lefton, of the Math faculty is the Director of Information Technology for the College of Sciences. While not teaching and…See More
"My colleague Lew Lefton and I do use improvisation to catalyze innovation. However, we specialize on technical innovation because we are both geeky academics from Georgia Tech (Math and Engineering). We are running a workshop on this application on…"
The deep dark secret that we don't always want to admit is that some of us improvisors do stand-up comedy when nobody else is around. I performed here, and it is one of my favorite places in Austin for comedy: the Velveeta Room. It's a great place, even if it is a little cheesy.See More
Stand-up comedian, Improvisation Artist, Academic Researcher and College Educator
What is your main interest in this network?
Education, Networking, Improv Resources
What kind of person are you?
Morning, Day, Night
What kinds of improv-related services are you involved in?
Creativity, Innovation, Problem Solving
Any niche industries, skills, etc?
improvisation applied to improving technical innovation
More about you: (Short Bio or any other details you'd like people to know)
My colleague Lew Lefton and I apply humorous improvisation to catalyze technical innovation. While improvisation has been used to help general creativity we specialize in an area that has not seen much success: Technical Innovation. Lew and I are both faculty members at the Georgia Institute of Technology and carry out research in this application of improvisation.
I need help with...
Finding people who are interested in applying our protocol to increase technical innovation.
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