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30 NOV


Got something on your mind? The brain is a complex organ made up of neurons, hemispheres, neo cortex, a medul oblongata and a bunch of other stuff. It's used for thinkin. But is that all that the mind is? Does the brain act as a container for the mind or is it synonymous with the mind? Beyond simple function and form, the mind provides so many insights into animal behavior. Psychosis, memory, bodily functions, and reality are just a handful of the myriad questions we have around the mind. Join us as our speakers share their perspectives, views, questions and answer about the mind.

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This is a nonprofit event.

20X20: All of the presentations are exactly 20 slides and each slide is timed to exactly 20 seconds for a total of 6 minutes and 30 seconds. It's the PechaKucha way!

What to expect:

Come to the Silver Spring Civic Building on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 7-9:30PM. Spend the first ~20 minutes chatting with some friends, digging tunes, and enjoying beer, wine and light snacks. Around 7:20PM, we'll have the first half of presenters. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll be full of awe. Intermission. We encourage you to discuss ideas that you heard or considered through the first half. Maybe discuss it with a stranger. We'll have the second half of presenters where you'll go through a similar roller coaster of emotion as before. Afterwards, hang out and chat until we kick you out.


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Sponsored by:

Denizens Brewing Co

Fenton Village Inc

Best parking option: 

Town Square Garage 61 Free after 7PM

Wayne Avenue Garage 60 Free after 7PM

We do, however, encourage you to walk, bicycle, take public transit or carpool. Or rollerblade.



Featured Presentation

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Eric Robbins

Designer • Technologist

Space: The Font-al Frontier


Two spaces after a period or one? This ongoing debate is full of controversy. Eric Robbins walks us through a history of fonts and typesetting and why we put two spaces after a period.

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Ghost in the Machine

@ VOL 13 ON SEP 21, 2018

Do objects have souls? Jeffrey Pass explores this idea from the perspective of a designer. Referencing artists and thinkers who have weighed in on this idea, Jeffrey's presentaiton provides incredible insight into what a soul really is.

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Is the Soul Eternal?

@ VOL 13 ON SEP 21, 2018

Is the Soul eternal? Sola Majolagbe explores this idea first by defining the word. He then explores that question through the perspective of several different major religions. Listen to the evaluation of the soul and what major religions say about its existence.

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I work in the Emergency Department

@ VOL 13 ON SEP 21, 2018

Zach Hettinger works in the emergency department. As such, he is faced with challenges every day with respect to human life. He has many stories of saving lives. Sometimes, however, individuals cannot be saved. That exceptionally challenging time can be difficult for everyone invovled. His story tells of this experience and how meaningful it can be at this point of transition.

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Lost Treasure

@ VOL 13 ON SEP 21, 2018

Charles Duquette shares his personal experiences with the soul and faith. He takes us through his journey of art and education. His personal adventure, experiences and engagement with individuals he's met has opened his eyes to the meaning behind soul and the state of the soul today.

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The Soul of a Nation

@ VOL 13 ON SEP 21, 2018

What is the soul of a nation? How do the citizens of a nation shape the soul? What does that mean for the United States. Tracey Rogers explores the current state of society in the United States, what that means for its soul and how to move forward.

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Do All Dogs go to Heaven?

@ VOL 13 ON SEP 21, 2018

As a theologian, Jarrod Jabre thinks a lot about souls... and Disney movies. An avid animal fan, he's also concerned about whether pets have souls. This presentation provides an interesting look at whether animals have souls, and if so, do they go to Heaven?

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The Secret Soul of the Forest

@ VOL 13 ON SEP 21, 2018

Do plants have souls? What does it mean to have a soul? Brendan Hanrahan lays out criteria for determining whether something has a soul and looks into whether plants fit that criteria.

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Space for Everyone

@ VOL 12 ON JUL 27, 2018

Sanjida Rangwala was born in India, but spent her formative years in Canada. As an immigrant to the US, she spent 17 years working on gaining citizenship in the US. In her presentation, she talks about how that has shaped her view of her space in the US and how we can make more inclusive communities for all.



A Myth in the Making

"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 Springs Vol. 7Pete 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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About the City's Organizers

  • Peter Tantisunthorn

    I'm a Marketer with 13 years of experience working in house with e-commerce, and SMBs through an agency. I'm cuckoo for brand, content strategy and integrating on- and offline campaigns. I love dogs, loathe cats, and find catharsis when rain imitates them.