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You may know Mayim from The Big Bang Theory where she plays Amy Farrah Fowler — neurobiologist and Sheldon’s love interest. But did you know that the she actually holds a real-life Ph.D in neuroscience from UCLA? No wonder she’s also an official ambassador for Texas Instruments science class room technology.
Dr Karl is many things — an Australian National Living Treasure, recipient of the Ignobel prize, writer of many books, and the nation’s leading science geek. But how did it all start?
Ryan Shelton is a funny, funny guy — and he’s not in the least bit shy about his innate geekiness, whether it’s an addiction to smartphone apps or a love of the humble Delorean.
He’s a comedy legend of five decades standing and a fervent advocate for trying new things. But while he’s a happy iPhone owner and has played Q’s offsider/successor in two Bond flicks, John Cleese is by his own admission not much of a gadget freak.
Do I really have to introduce CliffyB? Really? Design director for Epic games, developer celebrity and non-stop full-time proud geek? Yeah, that guy. But how did he get his geek start?
If you’ve used a Billion or FRITZ!Box Router in Australia, or charged or held things with a PADACs product, you’ve used some of Raaj Menon’s work. He’s the uber-geek behind the local distributor, as well as a man who moved house to take advantage of the NBN. But how did he get his geek start?
New York-based Douglas Rushkoff is a writer closely associated with the early days of cyberpunk, but these days marks himself out as an open-source advocate and media theorist — he’s the man who coined terms like “viral media” and “social currency”. But how did he get his Geek start?
You probably know Dan Ilic best from TV’s Hungry Beast. He’s a comedian, filmmaker and — according to his website — rabble-rouser; at least unofficially. But did you know he’s had a long association with tech? From Amstrads and working for an Apple reseller to crashing parties in America – we check in on Dan’s light bulb moment.
As part of a promotional tour for Wrestlemania 28 and the August WWE Raw tour, WWE Pro Wrestler Sheamus was in Sydney last Friday. I sat down with him to discuss online social media, gaming, travelling and the IT world — especially as Sheamus has an interesting IT background.