Past Silver Spring Event: VOL 16

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VOL 16

April 12, 2019
@ Silver Spring Civic Building

Time is of the essence. You need to get tickets to Volume 16 of Pechakucha Silver Spring before time runs out. We're talking Time, and we've got great presenters talking about eras in time, the physics of time, the philosophy in time, and other aspects that you may never have considered. Bring your friends, tell your family, and spead the word that you're coming to PechaKucha Silver Spring Volume 16: ...Baby One More TIME.

Purchase tickets here.

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 40 seconds. It's the PechaKucha way!

What to expect:

Come to the Silver Spring Civic Building on Friday, April 12, 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.


Paris Watson

Tamara Forys

Christine Gallagher

Michael Mcnamara

Laura Chap

Malena Crawford

Yoo-Jin Kang

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 rollerblade.

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How much is your time worth?

@ VOL 16 ON APR 12, 2019

Do you think about how much your time is worth? Is it worth more or less than other people’s time? There is a saying that “time is money,” but it’s not that simple. Let’s think about how “time” is sometimes “different amounts of money” for different groups of people, and whether or not that needs to change.

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Time is Magic - or - the Importance of Wasting Time

@ VOL 16 ON APR 12, 2019

In our hurried culture we certainly value saving time, but can we also find ways to value wasting time? The presentation explores this question with the help of the Great British Baking Show and the experience of being a Hospital Chaplain. 
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Time for Action on Climate Change

@ VOL 16 ON APR 12, 2019

Time is running out for effective action on climate change!  In a brief (geologically speaking) period of time, humans have managed to rapidly change the earth’s temperature.  We have another 12 years before the damage is so extensive it will be impossible to reverse over our lifetime or that of the next generation. Carbon pricing is an effective first step on climate change, and as citizens it is an effective use of our time to advocate for it.

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What did you have for breakfast?

@ VOL 16 ON APR 12, 2019

Have you ever wondered why kids grow up in the blink of an eye but running a single mile on the treadmill seems to take hours? This presentation on time perception may help answer these questions or at least offer a few laughs.

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The Role of Time For Sci Fi Writers

@ VOL 16 ON APR 12, 2019

Malena Crawford is a novelist who writes in the science fiction genre of Afrofuturism. Afrofuturism is a term coined by Mark Dery which asks the simple question: What does blackness look like in the future? She will share the role of time in healing narratives, shifting perceptions, and creating new possibilities.

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Self-care in Modern Time

@ VOL 16 ON APR 12, 2019

Self-care is a hot topic right now. Do you make time for it? What is it exactly? We'll examine what self-care is and is not and take a deeper look into how we spend our time in our daily lives.

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The 80s

@ VOL 16 ON APR 12, 2019

A journey through the 80s. Out of the darkness of the cold war and the ravages of crack cocaine, art reigned supreme. Neon colors filled the streets while we moon walked our cares away.