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OTOH, flail itself is funny, especially with alcohol, and would force people to be more spontaneous.
 
OTOH, flail itself is funny, especially with alcohol, and would force people to be more spontaneous.
  
I'm currently inclined towards a), or possibly to doing a 50-50 test run to .
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I'm currently inclined towards a), or possibly to doing a 50-50 test run to0 .
  
 
Thoughts?
 
Thoughts?
  
 
- Sai
 
- Sai

Revision as of 21:46, 26 April 2010

FIVE MINUTES OF F(L)AIL

Thursday, April 29th, 8pm, Noisebridge

  • 5 minutes
  • 10 slides on 30 second autoadvance
    • 1 title – stick to the topic!
    • 9 random graphs or pictures
  • 12 speakers (2 chosen on the spot), random order, random topic
  • Hail Eris!

HOW TO HELP:

  • Come early, set up chairs / sound / video recording / booze / etc
  • Email me random pictures & graphs
  • Tell everyone to come! Use the tweeters and the bookfaces and such.
  • Come, have a drink, enjoy the show!

I currently have 10 speakers, 12 titles, and 46 slides (of 108). There will be at least 2 slots for on-the-spot speakers (first to the mic wins), plus to replace whoever doesn't show; if you come up with a cleverer title than one I have, I'll use it; and I still need lots of pictures/graphs to use for slides.

QUESTION:

One thing I'm not decided on yet: should speakers a) not see anything at all until the audience does, or b) see a preview of the *next* slide only (in presenter mode, i.e. speaker sees current and next slide, audience only sees current)

b) would allow for more connected riffs with less flustery reaction; it also means they get a few seconds to prepare before they start the talk. a) would be more sheer random wtfery.

IME @ Notacon, I thought that the "WTF?" reaction from presenters being just flatfooted by the next slide got old/annoying pretty fast (and took time away from their talk). I'd like to see people give talks with a certain amount of thought. Granted, the whole point of this is to be weird and random and spontaneous - but not necessarily to *actually* flail. :-P

OTOH, flail itself is funny, especially with alcohol, and would force people to be more spontaneous.

I'm currently inclined towards a), or possibly to doing a 50-50 test run to0 .

Thoughts?

- Sai