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12 NOV


PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge Vol. XIV is happening on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Hartley/Vey Theatre in Shaw Center for the Arts!

Join Us:

Happy (half) Hour: 6:30-7:00pm
Presentations: 7:00-8:00pm
100 Lafayette St. BR, LA 70801
$10 admission - includes wine and food
Cash and card accepted at the door

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Your Algorithm's Just Not That Into You

@ VOL 13 ON SEP 07, 2019

When nature (human or otherwise) is reduced to quantities, in the interest of comprehension or communication or business, the complexity of reality is flattened. It may be useful—after all, polls help advertisers and politicians, personal preference algorithms keep our Netflix queues full, and it’s good to know that eggs really are good for you…or are they bad for you? Without context and absent proper scale, quantization often reinforces unexamined biases. Kris Mecholsky studies the question - to what degree should the human sciences reflect the methodologies of the traditional scientific method?

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In Defense of the Liberal Arts in the Age of A.I.

@ VOL 13 ON SEP 07, 2019

As our machines grow more powerful, the humans wielding them will need better judgment than ever. Mary Ellen Slayter believes they can find it in the liberal arts.

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The Ground Game: The Hidden Impact of Presidential Campaign Field Offices

@ VOL 13 ON SEP 07, 2019

Presidential campaigns are all over the national news, but much of the work happens out of sight in just a few states. Joshua Darr draws on his research to explain what we know about the "ground game" and presents some never-before-seen data on the 2020 campaigns.

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Plant Powered

@ VOL 13 ON SEP 07, 2019

Peer-reviewed medical research dating back to the 1930s indicates that plant-based diets are capable of preventing, arresting, and even reversing leading causes of death. Everyone has to eat. There is an opportunity cost associated with what we consume, and every time we eat something it is a lost opportunity to eat something even healthier. Sonia Shah Blauvelt wants to share some information with you about the best foods to eat, and about some to avoid.

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A Period Piece

@ VOL 13 ON SEP 07, 2019

Half of the adult population menstruates; so Maggie Conarro wants to know: why is this ebb and flow — and all that comes with it — still such a taboo topic and a mystery to not only those who don’t experience it but also for many of us who do?

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North Baton Rouge: Past, Present, Future

@ VOL 13 ON SEP 07, 2019

Being a leader and advocate for North Baton Rouge, Byron Washington shows how the culture, commitment, and community of North Baton Rouge became a foundation for the city leading into the 20th century, and how its success is the only way Baton Rouge can become a national leader in the 21st century.

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The REAL 90 Day Fiancé

@ VOL 13 ON SEP 07, 2019

Monica Pearce stands before you, a Tim Hortons-guzzlin’, eh-saying, flannel sheet-havin’ Canadian. She moved here to Baton Rouge last year to join her now-husband, then-fiancé Tony Marasco. And now here she is, a bonafide 90 Day Fiancé who has lived to tell the tale.

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How To Brew Like An Amateur

@ VOL 13 ON SEP 07, 2019

Mike Cavell was introduced to full-bodied German beers around 1988. He grew to love trying all different types of craft brews. But in 2007, a friend sent him a homebrew starter kit as a gift. After successfully brewing his first homemade beer, he was hooked. This will be an extreme crash course in how to make your own beer.



PKN Poster Spotlight: Edmonton

As the howling winter wind chases us,
Edmonton shows their appreciation for the cold weather with this poster for PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 33. A charming mammoth stomps all over the forest and makes footprint patterns shaped as the number 33. Wow, how cute! PechaKucha Poster Spotlight would like to thank Edmonton for always turning out such great posters as well as the incredible energy in every volumes!
Our Instagram and Tumblr have an abundance of posters from all over the world. Please go check them out!

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About the City's Organizers

  • Anna Schwab

    Anna Schwab, M.B.A. works as a free-lance professional dancer in modern and contemporary dance-theatre, has taught and choreographed at studios across Baton Rouge, and teaches dance to elementary school students in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. Anna holds a Masters degree in Business Administration, and a B.A. in Creative Writing. She loves to uphold the Louisiana tradition of bringing people together over food and drink to share their stories, and sees PechaKucha Night as a beautiful opportunity to do that in a new and creative way. Most importantly, Anna is the mother of 10-year-old daughter, Quinn, who also loves to dance, make art, and share stories of her own.

  • Mina Estrada

    Mina Estrada is a ruminator of dance, among other things, and attempts to commit a substantial amount of time to teaching, creating, and facilitating some kind of dance experience for herself and those who care to join. She received her MFA in Dance at Temple University, and her choreography and workshops, which are rooted in contemporary movement concepts and improvisation, have been commissioned by several college, high school and studio dance programs, and professional companies including Spelman College, Grand Valley State University, Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre, and Todd Rosenlieb Dance. Mina has served as faculty for the dance programs at Temple University, Old Dominion University, Christopher Newport University, and Drexel University. She is often producing concerts in collaboration with other artists, and contributing dance works in festivals around the country. While in Philadelphia, she performed in the Live Arts Festival and Collage Festival, received the New Edge Residency at the CEC, worked with notable artists IdiosynCrazy Productions, Silvana Cardell, Shavon Norris, and Leah Stein Dance Company. Mina currently resides in Louisiana, where she is the Director of Artist Resources at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. She has also served as dance faculty at Louisiana State University, and conjured fantastical dance dreams with CoCo Loupe and their group CKA: currently known as. She is always in hot pursuit of great storytellers, generous muses, equilibrium, and more time to pet her cats, smile at her husband, and hang out with Mother Nature.