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Peter Tantisunthorn

Marketing, Silver Spring Inc in Silver Spring

A Myth in the Making

PRESENTED ON MAY 20, 2016
IN SILVER SPRING @ VOL 7

"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 Spring Vol. 7, Pete 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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