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Jonny Goldstein Appearances: Pecha Kucha Pittsburgh June 30 and Envizualizing Your Neighborhood July 7

June 30th, 2011 · No Comments

I will be appearing at a couple of great community events in Pittsburgh in the next couple of weeks (assuming that our baby is not born early, in which case, I will be out of action for a bit.)

War on Sugar: Nixon Pic
1. Pecha Kucha Pittsburgh, Volume 8

Pecha Kucha is an event which happens in cities all over the world where people give 6 minute talks along with timed slides about whatever they want.

I will be giving a talk called “The War on Sugar” accompanied by my own hand-drawn illustrations. The talk is a thought experiment musing about what would happen if we banned sugar the way we banned a variety of other substances like cannabis, heroin, and methamphetamine. After all, sugar is very bad for us—over 71,000 people in the USA had diabetes listed as the cause of death in 2007. In the same year over 161,000 death certificates listed diabetes as a contributing factor, and surely over consumption of sugar was a contributor to many of those deaths. But would we want to criminalize consumption and production of sugar? Hmmm….

When: 8PM, Thursday, June 30

Where:
Assemble (Art and Tech Community Space)
5125 Penn Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Map:

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Price: $5 at the door

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2. The Good, Bad, and Unique of Your Neighborhood, Illustrated

In this event, attendees will describe what makes their neighborhood great, not so great, and just plain distinctive as I render their descriptions as illustrations on the wall so everyone can see the stories unfold with pictorial accompaniment. This should be a great way to learn about different parts of Pittsburgh and meet some community minded folks.

When: 7:30 PM, Thursday, July 7.

Where: Assemble (Art and Tech Community Space)

Where:
Assemble (Art and Tech Community Space)
5125 Penn Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Map:

View Larger Map

Price: Free!

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