The next PechaKucha Night features the fascinating history of the Nazi Enigma machine; the renovation of the Ellen Theatre’s backstage with the stories that lurk behind the curtain; and the hair-raising tales behind Missy O’Malley’s wig collection.
Barbara Keremedjiev, president and co-founder of the American Computer & Robotics Museum; John Ludin, executive director of the Ellen; and Missy join eight other presenters at 6:40pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 12th and 13th at Downtown Bozeman’s Ellen Theatre. The irrepressible Missy will be doing double duty as emcee of the evening.
Montana native Bob Buzzas tells the remarkable story of Mike Mansfield who spent 10 years working in the Butte mines before rising to become majority leader of the U.S. Senate; artist, writer, stand-up comic Dezri Rochin describes living with a “neurodivergent” mind; and Willie Eide presents on “Baseball, apple pie … and bourbon?”
Flora McCormick will offer “5 rude awakenings I didn’t expect becoming a parent”; high school student Alex Ronsen will describe the fulfillment and challenges of volunteering as a peer counselor to kids with special needs; and Julie Geddes will present “How to Think Like a Pancreas” on the special challenges of living with Type 1 Diabetes.
At 57, John Larkin will describe his long, winding path through the tech revolution, culminating (at least for now) with Artificial Intelligence, with all its promise and potential to ruin everything. But, just to be sure we don’t go too far down the rabbit hole, local funnyman Ritchie Boyd will ensure we go home with a laugh as he once again channels Groucho Marx.
The event is sponsored by Bozeman Art Museum. Tickets are available at www.theellentheatre.com. for $9 (including facility fee). Students may purchase tickets at the door for $5.50.
PechaKucha (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! •