April Pecha Kucha Nights

The future of human labor in an era of robots, “Iam hamburger’ and confessions of a teenage carny featured at April Pecha Kucha Nights George Keremedjiev, director and co-founder of Bozeman’s American Computer Museum, will present on “The Future of Human Labor in an Era of Artificially Intelligent and Conscious Robots” at the next Pecha Kucha Nights Wednesday, April 23 and Thursday, April 24 at the Ellen Theatre.  Japanese Exchange Student Mizuki Ono will present on the often-humorous challenges of learning a different language and culture and Tom Dickson will offer the humorous confessions of a teenage carny.

Four Bozeman clergy, Father Leo Proxell, Pastor Jody McDevitt, Rabbi Ed Stafman  and Ruhul Amin, Bozeman’s Muslim leader, will talk about their interfaith work and the friendships that have resulted; Steve Durbin and Timothy Tate will tell the fascinating story of India’s Nrityagram dancers; Steve Guettermann will present on “Hollywood, The Hero & You;” and Nancy Tanner will present on “Eleven years in the field – a private look inside a dog trainers notebook.

Other presenters include Rick Sanders of Bozeman’s Montana Raptor Center, who will discuss raptor behavior with the aid of some of his raptor friends; Sam Haraldson on “Practical Bicycling in Bozeman and Beyond;” Michael Running Wolf on the challenge facing American Indian Communities as they struggle to retain rights to their own digitized culture; and Randall Russo on “Surviving 7,000 earthquakes in New Zealand.”

All presentations will be featured both nights.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  with the first presentation starting at 7:20 p.m. Pecha Kucha (peh-chak-cha) offers anyone with a passion or a vision--designers, artists, inventors, architects, adventurers, entrepreneurs—an opportunity to share their ideas with the community during a fast-paced, friendly social get-together. There's just one catch—presenters have only 20 slides x 20 seconds each, a total of 6 minutes, 40 seconds!

Actor, comedian and teacher Cara Wilder will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

Pecha Kucha (sounds like chit-chat in Japanese) was created 10 years ago by a Tokyo architectural firm. Events are now held in more than 700 cities around the world.  More information is available on Facebook at pecha-kucha-bozeman or by emailing pechakuchabozeman@gmail.com   You are encouraged to come early to socialize.  There will be a 20-minute intermission.

Advance tickets ($7 plus $1 restoration fee) are available online at theellentheatre.com

Tickets also are available at the box office and at the door for $8 ($5 for students) space permitting.