The Inspiration: At one point, the nerd 'look' was sneered upon by our society. Having spectacles, or being a 'four eyes', plagued the many intellectual gifts and geniuses that we know today. Being considered in many cases to be weaklings or cowards, those who adorned thick bifocals were heckled incessantly.
But some of the smartest people in the world need their glasses everyday, even to use their phone and flip through Facebook or Instagram.
So what's changed?
The Scene: It's the year 2020, global information systems pervade much of our world. Being plugged in, online, and connected is the only place to be if you think you are anyone.
Having the ability to navigate these systems at one point seemed geeky, but now the best of the fest are smart enough to have a machine gun reel of photos ready to post the moment the event finishes.
Being smart is the only way to survive in this world of higher intellects.
However, you should try and be a little cute about it while you are at it.