BYO.PPT: Esoteric Lightning Lectures!
50 West Lorain Street
This event is free and open to the public!
Co-presented by the Oberlin Film Co-op and Focus Group.
OBERLIN, Ohio – After debuting to a packed house in 2009, the BYO.PPT
(Bring Your Own PowerPoint) Event returns to Oberlin! Come and listen
to speedy, 6-minute illustrated presentations on such unusual and
diverse topics as the power of Friday, the powers of crystals,
exorcisms, invasive species, moral panic, nail polish art, cargo
shipping on the Great Lakes, and elementary school crushes (who later
became drug dealers), plus everything in between.
Presentations will follow two rules: 1) Maximum 20 slides, 20 seconds
for a slide, and 2) content of the presentations cannot be of the
presenter’s day job or main area of study.
Presenters include: Samantha Bass, David Burnham, Owen Campbell, Nasim
Chatha, Allison Chomet, Kelly Crimmins, Matthew Crothamel, Cubby
Dimling, Davey Field, Peter Freeman, Lily Gottschalk, Stephen Graves,
David Greenberg, Rose Hermalin, Liz Lagno and Isabel Yellin, Sarah
Michelson, Taylor Stanton, and Allison Swaim
ABOUT THE OBERLIN FILM CO-OP
The Oberlin Film Cooperative is a small, student-run organization
dedicated to promoting and facilitating film and video making at
Oberlin College and in the nearby community. In addition to supplying
equipment and film stock, and teaching 16mm film production, the Co-op
is a frequent sponsor of events like the BYO.PPT, the S.O.S. (Super8
Oberlin Showcase), and the Oberlin Film Festival.
ABOUT FOCUS GROUP
Focus Group is a roving, weekly screening series of student curated
film and video programs. Events take place on Wednesday evenings
(unless otherwise noted), at various locations throughout Oberlin.
Focus Group was formed in February 2011 by the members of CINE 323:
Exhibition Practices in the Media Arts, a Cinema Studies course at
Oberlin College. All screenings are free and open to the public, and
themed refreshments will typically be provided. More info at: