Head to Geek Mecca tonight—aka King Cat Theatre —for the eighth installment of Ignite Seattle, a series of five-minute lectures that run the gamut from silly (a 19-year-old student explains how to sneak into bars) to serious (Google vs. Microsoft).
Though the talks are geared toward "tech geeks and Internet junkies"—which, in all honesty, is about 3/5 of Seattle—this night will entertain most people. We’re enamored by philosophy major Scott Berkun, who’s "convinced I can give people a better education in philosophy…in five minutes than I got in four years." Or how about Jason Carmel, whose talk is entitled "Defamation and Twitter: A Practical Guide to Covering Your Ass."
Doors open at 7; the evening starts at 7:30pm with a recession-themed icebreaker. Seventeen speakers to follow, each speeding through 20 slides in five minutes. (That’s 15 seconds a slide—who says art editors can’t do math?) Find the full lineup, in order of appearance, here.