Past Bozeman Event: VOL 2

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January 25, 2012
@ The Ellen Theatre

The Ellen Theatre will host Bozeman’s second Pecha Kucha Night Wednesday, January 25. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the first presentation starting at 7:20 p.m. Pecha Kucha (peh-chak-cha) offers anyone with a passion or a vision--designers, artists, inventors, architects, adventurers, entrepreneurs—an opportunity to share their ideas with the community during a fast-paced, friendly social hour. There's just one catch--you only have 20 slides x 20 seconds each, a total of 6 minutes, 40 seconds! Kent Davis, teacher, performer and comedian, will serve as MC. Presenters for the Jan. 25 event (with presentation titles) include: Michael Newhouse (Read It and Weep: Adventures in Bad Typography); Chris Dorsi (Human Habitat: The Evolution of Efficiency); Chrysti Smith (Nike’s Echo: The Gods Among Us); Cindy Christin (Playing with Blocks); David Fortin and Michael Spencer (Bales, Taters and Farm-atecture); and Dede Taylor (The Town that Jell-o Built). Additional presenters include: Melissa Dulin (Community, Spirit, Respect—The Experience of Taiko Drumming); Bobbi Geise (The Extinction of Play); Scott Bosse (Death, Sex and Resurrection: The Unbelievable True Story of How Wyoming Got Wild and Scenic); Ole Nelson (Extrusion of the Sketch); Jonquil Nelson (Use It or Lose It: Reconnecting Seniors to Their Gardening Roots); and Greg Young (Collaborate, Create and Celebrate). Pecha Kucha (sounds like chit-chat in Japanese) was created by a Tokyo architectural firm in 2003 and has grown to about 450 cities around the world. Pecha Kucha Bozeman’s first event was at the Story Mansion in October. More information is available on Facebook at pecha-kucha-bozeman or by emailing You are encouraged to come early to socialize. There will be a 20-minute intermission. Advance tickets are $5 (plus $1 service charge) at Tickets are $7 at the door ($5 for students at the door only).

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The Town That Jell-O Built

@ VOL 2 ON JAN 25, 2012

Who doesn't love Jell-O? The little dessert that could has a fascinating history, and you'll be guided through it in this presentation by Dede Taylor, whose family has links to the gelatine treat. (in English)

"Presentation of the Day" on January 14, 2013.

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Human Habitat: The Evolution of Efficiency

@ VOL 2 ON JAN 25, 2012

Small changes in our lifestyle can have a rather large impact on energy consumption. To prove this point, Chris goes through the KWH usage in various countries, to illustrate our energy-heavy habits and raise awareness. (in English)

Dede Taylor
art history professor, Montana State University in Bozeman