Getting Your Move On: A Geek's Quest to Move Right

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My presentation for Nerd Nite Nola #003 on a lifetime of movement, why it's geeky, and why it matters.

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  • this is my presentation
    no rehearsal cause it got corrupted and I spent my practice time recreating it
  • that’s me when i’m 4
    there’s my basic info

  • carl @ play = climbing, running, creating wonderful imaginative games
  • we all did field day (i think)
    sprinting, sack races, three legged races, etc.
  • me breaking things - 7 years of my life
    i got my red belt with a black stripe before I was 13... then dropped out
  • played sports - baseball, basketball
  • high school i became apathetic
    exercise consisted of hacky sack
  • tried cross country
  • only physical activity i despise is long distance running
  • joined lighting tech
    didn’t care so much about the play but more about climbing around in ceilings
  • college
    found lindy hop and swing dance
    rediscovered passion for something in life
  • picked up some boogaloo and funk styles (popping, waving, etc.)
  • uvm
    rock climbing
    started correcting my posture
  • took modern dance classes
  • joined a capoeira group for 3 years
    included savate, lacanne, escrima, knife fighting, machete fighting
  • yoga practice
  • started doing pilates as well
    not yoga, has machines which sort of look like torture devices
    great for rehabilitation
  • got a pair of tap shoes
    more rhythm in my life
  • and here i’m turned upside down
    started doing body weight exercises, gymnastics, crossfit
    got a pair of gymnastic rings
  • recently have picked up parkour and free running
    to realize my ability to see the world in paths and then travel them
  • here’s a nice little graph of those things over time
  • see the world in paths, shapes, movement
  • see the world in paths, shapes, movement
  • see the world in paths, shapes, movement
  • see the world in paths, shapes, movement
  • see the world in paths, shapes, movement
  • see the world in paths, shapes, movement
  • see the world in paths, shapes, movement
  • see the world in paths, shapes, movement
  • now here’s the problem area
    high school
  • good at geeky things
  • good at geeky things
  • good at geeky things
  • good at geeky things
  • not that i couldn’t have but i wasn’t encouraged because i wasn’t a jock
  • not that i couldn’t have but i wasn’t encouraged because i wasn’t a jock
  • not that i couldn’t have but i wasn’t encouraged because i wasn’t a jock
  • not that i couldn’t have but i wasn’t encouraged because i wasn’t a jock
  • felt sort of like this
  • and this is where i was headed
  • but this is really what we’re about as humans

  • learn, express, strength, confidence, longevity, sex, creativity, sleep, balance, body awareness, social, fun, release, energy
  • yay drugs - that we provide our own bodies when we move










  • geeks can move
  • this actually exists
  • they have a bar
    an adult jungle gym/playground
  • make up games
    step outside of our normal everyday boxes
  • and we can do seriously exceptional feats of human performance
  • my notes again
    and i’ll be hanging out, like the picture, tonight
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