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22 FEB

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!

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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.

Speakers:

TBD

Sponsored by:

Denizens Brewing Co

Fenton Village Inc

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.

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Featured Presentation

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Eric Robbins

Designer • Technologist

Space: The Font-al Frontier

PRESENTED ON JUL 27, 2018
IN SILVER SPRING @ VOL 12

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.

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Emotional Labor

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.

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Cognitive Disonance

BY DAN REED
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 30, 2018

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.

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Mind Over Matter

BY GWENDOLYN BELL-KAMEKA
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 30, 2018

Gwen Bell-Kameka shares her personal journey starting in Jamaica. Learn more about Jamaica and those who came from the island nation to succeed in life. Gwen discusses how the mind is used to navigate trials and obstacles.

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The Truth about Mental Illness

BY JAMES LOTT
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 30, 2018

James Lott has a lot of experience with mental illness. Listen to his presentation as he clarifies the realities of what mental illness is and is not.

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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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The Attitude of the Mind

BY JOEY JONES
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 30, 2018

Joey Jones thinks you have an attitude. Why you think what you think is the attitude of the mind. Joey Jones takes us on a journey in order to understand how to change the attitude of the mind.

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The Brain Signals

BY JEAN VETTEL
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 30, 2018

Dr. Jean Vettel spends a lot of time working on brains. She spends her time studying signals in the brain in order to make lives better. Join her as she looks at MRIs and what they can tell us about the mind.

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Mind Bomb

BY JEFFREY RYAN PASS
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 30, 2018

Jeff Ryan Pass talks about major events and pop culture. He explores music, science fiction and important pieces of media over the last 50 years. Join Jeff as he takes you on a journey through American culture.

 

SILVER SPRING Blog

A Myth in the Making


"What's gonna be the myth from our generation? Whats gonna be our legacy? I really hope it's not Game of Thrones, cuz that'll be weird, but only time can tell."
In "
A Myth in the Making" from PechaKucha Night Silver Springs Vol. 7Pete Tantisunthorn describes that we typically look at myths from a historical perspective but myths, however, are being made everyday. He takes a look at myths we may be making for future generations in our current media, specifically in comic books.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Peter Tantisunthorn

    I'm a Marketer with 13 years of experience working in house with e-commerce, and SMBs through an agency. I'm cuckoo for brand, content strategy and integrating on- and offline campaigns. I love dogs, loathe cats, and find catharsis when rain imitates them.