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Past Baltimore, MD Event: VOL 2

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VOL 2

February 20, 2014
@ Midtown BBQ and Brew

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One Letter That Changed My Life

BY CHIP DIZÁRD
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 20, 2014

Educator Chip Dizzard talks about how he used an unexpected life change as an impetus to help him discover new passions. He enthusiastically believes that "those who tell stories will rule the world."

 

 

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Guerrilla Architecture

BY ANDREW PERKINS
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 20, 2014

Architect, builder, and activist Andrew Perkins poses the question, "How can there be homeless people in a city of vacant buildings?" He shows us some of his projects created as a critique on consumerism and indifference to waste, explaining how he sought opportunity in the abundance of discarded materials. 

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The Myth Behind Happily Ever After

BY JESSICA WATSON
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 20, 2014

Traveling graphic designer Jessica Watson contemplates happiness and what it looks like in the real world, apart from what movies tell us it should be. She describes her search for "happily ever after" as she committs to travelling around the U.S., going out of her comfort zone, meeting new people, and learning life lessons. 

 

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Lessons Learned at my Grandfather's Office

BY ROB MACDONALD
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 20, 2014

Writer/storyteller and consultant Bob MacDonald shares with us the story of his grandfather. More specifically, how a visit to his grandfather's old office building in Boston inspired a reflection of the past and the present and how the two can inspire the future.

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OO-Cinema

BY CHRISTOPHER REED
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 20, 2014

How has James Bond influenced our culture? Professor Chris Reed examines the longest-lived film series and explains how we can learn an enormous amount about changing film styles and cultural mores by looking at the Bond franchise.

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Houdini: A Life without Limits

BY CHARLES GREENE III
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 20, 2014

Even though he has been dead for almost 100 years, Houdini is still one of only a handful of names that comes to mind when thinking of magic or illusion.  Corporate magician Charles Greene III offers his thoughts as to why his name is “inescapable” and will continue to be for the next 100 years and beyond.

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Why Name a Beer After Poe?

BY STEPHEN DEMCZUK
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 20, 2014

Eagar Allen Poe's life, legend, and macabre tales have entertained and fascinated the world for years. Brewer Stephen Demczuk combines his fascination with Poe and his passion for beer to create a new and unique way to merchandize beer. 

Charles Greene III
Corporate Magician, Corporate Shuffle in Washington DC
Jessica Watson
CEO/Creative Director, JWatson Creative in Baltimore
Andrew Perkins
Architect, Urban Design Group in Baltimore
Chip Dizárd
Teacher, Digital Harbor High School in Baltimore
Rob Macdonald
Consultant, Self in Baltimore
Christopher Reed
Chair, Film/Video, Stevenson University, Stevenson University in Baltimore
stephen Demczuk
brewer in Baltimore