Two spaces after a period or one? This ongoing debate is full of controversy. Eric Robbins walks us through a history of fonts and typesetting and why we put two spaces after a period.
NEXT EVENT VOL 15
"There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other."
– Douglas H. Everett
How do you view reality? What is reality? Volume 15 is perhaps our broadest and most conceptual theme we've had so far, and we're lining up great speakers to share their views on it. Join us as our speakers share their perspectives and views on Reality.
This is a nonprofit event.
20X20: All of the presentations are exactly 20 slides and each slide is timed to exactly 20 seconds for a total of 6 minutes and 30 seconds. It's the PechaKucha way!
What to expect:
Come to the Silver Spring Civic Building on Friday, February 22, 2019 from 7-9:30PM. Spend the first ~20 minutes chatting with some friends, digging tunes, and enjoying beer, wine and light snacks. Around 7:20PM, we'll have the first half of presenters. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll be full of awe. Intermission. We encourage you to discuss ideas that you heard or considered through the first half. Maybe discuss it with a stranger. We'll have the second half of presenters where you'll go through a similar roller coaster of emotion as before. Afterwards, hang out and chat until we kick you out.
Best parking option:
Town Square Garage 61 Free after 7PM
Wayne Avenue Garage 60 Free after 7PM
We do, however, encourage you to walk, bicycle, take public transit or carpool. Or prancersize.
BY MICKEY IRIZARRY
@ VOL 14
ON NOV 30, 2018
Emotional labor is a term often used today. In this presentation, Mickey Irizarry breaks down emotional and mental labor as it pertains to women. She discusses both the definition as well as examples. Learn more about emotional labor and how to begin to address imbalances with this presentation.
Dan Reed is an urban planner connected to his community. In this presentation, he explores cognitive dissonance and the mental gymnastics individuals have to do in order to avoid hard truths. Listen to Dan discuss some hard truths about public transit and spaces.
Listening to the Minds of Children: An Act of Social Justice
BY MARLA MCLEAN
@ VOL 14
ON NOV 30, 2018
Stories from the work of Marla McLean as an Atelierista in a Reggio Emilia Inspired DC Public School. The Atelier (or Art Studio) with the Atelierista as a facilitator, disrupts and expands possibilities within a school. The 100 Languages, (access to and practice with diverse materials, media, making) offer children ages 3-6 the opportunity to make their ideas, wonders, and questions visible. Through carefully thought out projects and provocations, conditions are created for children to develop empathy, altruism, and interconnectedness with the world around them, creating ripples of hope in an unjust world.
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