Past Silver Spring Event: VOL 7

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May 20, 2016
@ Pyramid Atlantic

For PechaKucha Silver Spring: Volume 7, we will be exploring myths and legends. Whether ancient parables and stories from history, or modern urban myths or misconceptions, our presenters will take you on an unbelievable tour.

What to expect:

SOLD OUT (Tickets will not be sold at the door). Come to Pyramid Atlantic on Friday, February 12, 2015 from 7-9PM. Spend the first ~20 minutes chatting in the Pyramid Atlantic art gallery with some tunes, art exhibits, light fare, ambrosia and liquid courage, all included in your ticket price. 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'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.

Sponsored by:

Denizens Brewing Co

LaMano Coffeebar

Best parking option: Bonifant-Dixon Garage - Free after 7PM

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Myths of America Directed by John Ford

@ 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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A Myth in the Making

@ VOL 7 ON MAY 20, 2016

"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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Cuba: A Myth Promulgated by Propaganda and Politics

@ VOL 7 ON MAY 20, 2016

The curtain to Cuba is slowly being drawn away. For decades, Cuba has had an allure to Americans not necessarily grounded in reality. Proud Cuban, Reemberto Rodriguez, share his love for his mother country, while also exposing the reality behind the myths.

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The Dreamcatcher & Myths of Authenticity

@ VOL 7 ON MAY 20, 2016

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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The Myth of the Myth

@ VOL 7 ON MAY 20, 2016

Matthew Regan is a historian of ideas. He looks at the way ideas come up, the way they change and tries to see what they can tell us about the past and the present. Matthew shares a wide range of myths from across the globe and how they influence the world.

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The Real and Mythical Weird Japan

@ 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.

Peter Tantisunthorn
Marketing, Silver Spring Inc in Silver Spring
Jay Elvove
Retired IT guy in Silver Spring
Christy Batta
graphic designer, SW Creatives, LLC in Silver Spring, MD
Shala Graham
Entrepreneur. Branding Expert. Designer. Community Builder. Disciple Maker. in Silver Spring
Reemberto Rodriguez
Placemaker in silver spring