EDP @ Ignite NYC II tonight!

Ignite NYC II: Energy, Cupcakes, and Alley vs. Valley is happening Monday, September 15th at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street).  I’ll be cramming Experimental Devices for Performance into a rapid-fire ride-‘em-and-eat-‘em log-roller jamboree of a presentation.  What is Ignite?  From the site,

If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Around the world geeks have been putting together Ignite nights to show their answers.

Ignite was started in Seattle in 2006 by Brady Forrest and Bre Pettis. Since then 100s of 5 minute talks have been given across the world. There are thriving Ignite communities in Seattle, Portland, Paris, and NYC.

Brady Forrest of O’Reilly Media is heading this up.  He writes on the O’Reilly Radar blog, “We are a guest of the New York Television Festival. They are providing us a ~400 person theatre and free beer (during the cupcake contest).”

The presenter line-up looks pretty dope:

Krikorian Raffi - holmz : open database for energy consumption
Deb Schultz – Alley vs Valley
Jennifer Pahlka – Technology Anxiety: Jello and Web 3.0
Sam Lessin – A very brief history of privacy in our data-deluged world
Nichelle Stephens – Cupcakes: The iPhone of Desserts
Don Carli – The Carbon Footprint of Banner Ads, Emails and Websites and why you should care
Nate Westheimer – Magic at the Democratic National Convention
Andrew Schneider – Experimental Devices for Performance
Audacia Ray – Porn as a front runner in technology innovations… With a twist

I know that Kati London of team Botanicalls (the plants that call you on the phone when they need something project) will also be presenting.