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Christy Batta

graphic designer, SW Creatives, LLC in Silver Spring, MD

The Dreamcatcher & Myths of Authenticity

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

Dreamcatchers are a strongly tied to Native American culture. Popoular culture has made them a staple of souvenirs and "authentic" memorabilia representative of Native Americans. Christy Batta talks about the reality of authenticty as it is tied to Native American culture and art.

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Food Myths: Right or Wrong

BY JUDITH COULSON
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 03, 2012

In her presentation, nutritionist Judith Coulson questions the audience about the biggest food myths, and offers the proper answer. (in English)

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Debunking Myths

BY STUART CULLUM
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 07, 2013

Stuart Cullum examines myths throughout the ages, working up towards modern myths, like the idea that hockey is the most popular sport in Canada, and ultimately tackles the misconception that Edmonton is not an exciting or culturally relevant city.

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Thoughts on Circumcision

BY JODI PIERCE
@ VOL 2 ON AUG 09, 2013

Jodi Pierce decided not to circimsize her baby. She later began researching the history of circumcision and its effects. Jodi now teaches others about the pervasive myths surrounding circumcision, its harmful effects, and urges others to not circumsize their babies.

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Myths of Productivity

BY JABE BLOOM
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 24, 2013

People nowadays are obsessed with being busy, but are they really being productive with their time? Jabe Bloom teaches us how to use methods like scaffolding and timeboxing to help us be more efficient with our time.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 23, 2013.

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Debunking Kyoto's Myths

BY ERIC LUONG
@ VOL 123 ON MAR 20, 2015

"I'm actually a priestess in Kyoto... my family has had a temple in Kyoto for the past 800 years. My dad is the 23rd generation head priest."

In "Debunking Kyoto's Myths" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 123, Eric Luong and Ariya Sasaki discuss the misconceptions and stereotypical images attributed to Kyoto's pop culture. In this presentation, they debunk and reveal the true stories behind Kyoto's cultural myths.

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Debunking Myths about Memory in Court

BY HENRY OTGAAR
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 23, 2015

Henry Otgaar is a forensic psychologist at Maastricht University. He shows that the myths that we all have about memory can be especially pervasive when they enter the courtroom.

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Myths of America Directed by John Ford

BY JAY ELVOVE
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 20, 2016

John Ford is one of America's great film makers. Jay Elvove and Linda Keenan talk discuss Fordian mythology. John Ford defined American myths through his cinematic narratives and Jay and Linda will open your eyes to a great American artist.

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The Real and Mythical Weird Japan

BY LINDA LOMBARDI
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 20, 2016

When the typical American thinks about Japan, apparently they imagine a wacky place full of robot dogs and guys in Hello Kitty suits reading pornogrphic comics on the subway. Linda Lombardi dispels these myths of Japanese culture, but shares some other interesting and strange myths from Japanese culture.

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The Huichol and their Peyote

BY KEVIN SIMPSON
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 26, 2017

Art dealer Kevin Simpson talks about the Huichol, Native Americans, living in the Sierra Madre Occidental range in the Mexican states of Nayarit, Jalisco, Zacatecas, and Durango, and their use of peyote, a spineless cactus with psychoactive alkaloids, particularly mescaline.