Geeks are definitely having their moment. In a 24/7 wired world, where knowledge is the currency of the day, it pays to be clever, smart and passionate -- and to look good doing it.

This summer, StyleList and AOL are saluting geeks, those people who know who they are and aren't afraid to let the world know it. We're talking people like Tina Fey, Justin Timberlake, Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, and Kristen Bell, who have all made it cool not only to be smart, but to look the part, too.

AOL will present the Geek Awards in Los Angeles Aug. 18, when we will celebrate the people who geek out over the things they love the most. (Watch the pre-show live on PopEater.com.) Until then, look for stories on StyleList explaining the finer points of geek chic, or taking a hardcore look at the science behind some of beauty and fashion's most ingenious ideas.




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