The challenge from Ignite DC was simpleâ€”and too tempting to pass up:
Five minutes, 20 slides. What would you say?
At every Ignite, 16 artists, technologists, thinkers, and personalities
take the stage to answer this challenge.
Our goal is to spark new conversations and collaborations
across cultures and disciplines.
So a few weeks ago I submitted a pitch called Breaking Through The Media Fog, which is about how photography can often obscure our world rather than bring it into focus.
On Tuesday, the folks at Ignite DC invited me to be one of 16 speakers at their event on October 8th. (Thank you, Jared & Steve!) It should be great fun, and a wonderful opportunity to share some of the stuff I blog about here with a live audience of more than 220 people.
The event is already sold out, but if they find a way to open up more seats and sell more tickets, I’ll let you know. And if the first Ignite DC (May 2009) is any indication, videos of each presentation will be posted afterward on Blip.tv.
BTW: If you have any ideas or suggestions about bits I might want to include in my presentation, I’d love to hear from youâ€”either in the comments or via email: alan [at] societymatters [dot] org.
That’s all for now. Gotta go work on my slides….
(Now where did I put that Vonnegut book?)