[Noisebridge-announce] Five Minutes of Flail: Next Thursday 29th, 8pm

Sai Emrys sai at saizai.com
Thu Apr 22 18:07:33 PDT 2010


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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:

1. Come early, set up chairs / sound / video recording / booze / etc
2. Email me random pictures & graphs
3. Tell everyone to come! Use the tweeters and the bookfaces and such.
4. 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 to .

Thoughts?

- Sai


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