Past Cambridge Event: VOL 13

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VOL 13

December 12, 2017
@ Espresso Library

And here's another one. Ideas, stories and originality; you know the score.

We're back at Espresso Library, and it'll be a wonderful way to bring PechaKucha Cambridge's 2017 to a close. 

We have the following speakers:

Glyn Cannon

James Murray-White

Joe Divanna

Justin Crane

Anne-Marie Miller 

You can read more about them in their profiles below...

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My Life in Twenty Hairstyles

@ VOL 13 ON DEC 12, 2017

Anne-Marie Miller's sister suggested that she could talk about her life in twenty hairstyles, and enjoyed selecting some embarrassing examples for her. In fact, Anne-Marie had to whittle it down to get to twenty. Each look can be linked to a phase in her life, and how she was feeling at the time.

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Risk and Legacy

@ VOL 13 ON DEC 12, 2017

An Appreciation of Risk. Glyn Cannon talks about the legacy of board games and how they can have greater depth than media, news, storytelling and pretty much everything.


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@ VOL 13 ON DEC 12, 2017

James Murray-White describes his new film project, exploring the contemporary relevance of British mystic painter-poet William Blake.

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Is your WiFi causing a Health Crisis?

@ VOL 13 ON DEC 12, 2017

Jim J Doyle ponders on the potential health risks of WiFi. WiFi has become an essential service – is it also a major health risk? Research shows major effects on our brain activity, health effects are known yet there is limited regulation of new installations and devices.

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Does technology shape society or does society shape technology?

@ VOL 13 ON DEC 12, 2017

In the past the inherent use of technology shaped the behaviours of society and social change. Now as technology becomes more ubiquitous and with each new generation easier to manipulate one can argue that we are moving into a new period of social development as society begins to use technology in a way not imagined by the inventors. Joe DiVanna explains how social media, fake news, cyber currencies and new means of transportation are now moving from innovation to commercialization and consumers are redefining when, where, why, how and by whom they will be used.

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A (personal) History of Optimism

@ VOL 13 ON DEC 12, 2017

In today’s world, negativity seems to be prevailing. Justin Crane shares his journey through life looking at the positives, overcoming hurdles but avoiding becoming another ‘yes’ man.

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Playing Out: build the community you want!

@ VOL 13 ON DEC 12, 2017

Paula de Matos asks: What sort of community do you want? That question is exactly what prompted her to invest her time into setting up Playing Out for her community.

We live in a world where youngsters don't get out enough and older people are isolated. This initiative is a great way to remedy this situation. By closing the road regularly for just a short period of time and allowing your community to use it brings a whole load of benefits. Find out about Paula's journey and why she would like to see more people setting it up.

Anne-Marie Miller
Graphic Designer, Carbon Orange in Cambridge
James Murray-White
writer, filmmaker, activist, freelance in Cambridge
Glyn Cannon
Writer in Cambridge
Jim J Doyle
Energy Healer for speakers, Speaking Confidence in Cambridge
Justin Crane
Director/ Event Specialist, The Crane Event in Cambridge
Paula de Matos
UX Specialist
Joe DiVanna
Author, Maris Strategies