Past Atlanta Event: VOL 29

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VOL 29

May 22, 2016
@ Elevator Factory

Join us for VOLUME 29 of PechaKucha Night Atlanta this Sunday, May 22nd at Elevator Factory! 

Space is limited so in the name of comfort and safety we'll be limiting attendance to 150+ (or as seating is available). 

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The Exponential Growth of Emerging Technology

@ VOL 29 ON MAY 22, 2016

Andrew K. Stein wants to talk about small, furry mamals that rule the world. These mamals have a linear perspective that, over the years, has given them the ability to predict linear events. Exponential growth does not play well with linear sensibilities, however! Listen as Andrew describes exponential growth and how it affects emerging technologies. 

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Atlanta Has Something to Say: Refugees Welcome

@ VOL 29 ON MAY 22, 2016

Bee Nguyen has something to say on behalf of Atlanta: Refugees are welcome here. But, what exactly does that mean? What is involved in welcoming a family who is immigrating to the United States? Bee's family knows firsthand what that means having immigrated from Vietnam. Now, Bee is growing her Syrian family right here in ATL and she wants to tell you all about her "ice cream boo"! 

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What do You Think About When Combing Your Hair?

@ VOL 29 ON MAY 22, 2016

Curt Osmundsen has a lot on his mind and that 'lot' comes up most pressing when he combs hair. So, what do you think about when you comb your hair? Your upcoming day? A movie from last night? Whether or not giraffes do have vocal chords? Curt's thoughts are quite a bit heavier than all of that and his story will have you questioning your hair-combing routine henceforth. 

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Paranormal as the New Normal

@ VOL 29 ON MAY 22, 2016

Have you ever felt someone in a room without sensing them with your "five senses"? Have you felt a so-called 'vibe' from someone? Dana Robinson wagers you have and you've felt that person thanks to their electromagnetic enegery. Dana grew up in a traditional family but began to have quite untraditional feelings that lead her down the road of metaphyiscs. Listen as Dana shares her story and maybe you'll find that paranormal can be your new normal, too! 

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Criminal Justice -OR- Sustainability?

@ VOL 29 ON MAY 22, 2016

Joshua Byrd has been on a criminal justice journey his whole life. Quite a bit of it was spent on one side of that journey: US Marines, Dept. of Defense, Georgia Sheriff Deputy, Superior Court of Fulton County (GA), North Carolina Dept. of Justice, United States EPA... The man knows what he talks about when he says there is a better way to approach crime in our country and in our cities. Listen in as Joshua talks "4-D" involvement and sustainability as a road to better criminal justice pratices. 

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Changing the World, One Dinner at a Time

@ VOL 29 ON MAY 22, 2016

Might I interest you in NOT eating out once-a-month and, instead, using that money toward a collective good? Dining for Women looks to do just this, pool small funds amoungst an intimate group. These funds go on toward bigger, better initiatives all around the globe. Hear Kira Walker give us a breakdown of the program and why it resonates with her! 

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Advocacy through Animation

@ VOL 29 ON MAY 22, 2016

"When you educate a man, you educate an individual, but when you educate a woman, you educate a generation."

In Advocacy through Animation from PechaKucha Night Atlanta Vol. 29,  Neia Omer tells her story. Animation is a inclusive medium when one is trying to reach a large subset of individuals. What do you do and where do you start if you know absolutely ZERO things about animation? What is your subject matter? Neia Omer's story is a personal journey, a personal goal, a family legacy, and one of animation being the key to her brand of advocacy. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, June 13th, 2016. 

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Love... Framed in Black & White

@ VOL 29 ON MAY 22, 2016

Paula Wright's story comes to us from over 200 years in the past and through a family's photo albums, handed down through the years. This true tale sees the HIGHLY unlikely and, at the time, illegal union of two individuals and where that union lead them... Join us as Paula relates this tale, true in every regard, and learn what happens when loved is framed in black and white. 

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Ageless Interaction(s)

@ VOL 29 ON MAY 22, 2016

Meagan Jain shares her project, Ageless Interaction.

Everyone has a birthday therefore we all age and Meagan comes to ask the question, how will you age? Will you go kicking and fighting or will you go with the flow and fall into old age? 

Through college Meagn found that the elderly were missing out on a personal connections with other folk. She began to fill this gap by setting up a group that visited and visitied with elderly folk around the city. From that, Meagan founded Ageless Interaction. List in as she tells PKN ATL of her journey and where it has led her. 

Dana Robinson
Metaphysical Counselor, Transformational Speaker, Spiritual Teacher, Writer & Author, Metaphysical Freedom, LLC in Decatur
Kira Walker
Southeast Regional Leader of Dining For Women, Dining For Women in Atlanta
Geinene Carson
Visual Artist in Atlanta
Bee Nguyen
Executive Director, Athena's Warehouse, Inc. in Atlanta
Curt Osmundsen
in Atlanta
Paula Wright
Family Legacy Keeper & Storyteller in Atlanta
Andrew K. Stein
Jack-of-all-trades, 1Unit in Atlanta, GA
Neia Omer
Academic Advisor/Student of Life, Georgia State University in Atlanta
Joshua Byrd
Consultant, Professor, Speaker, University System of Georgia, Atlanta Metropolitan State College in Atlanta
Meagan Jain
Artist in Atlanta