About Ignite

If you had 5 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 enlighten us – quickly.

Yarn and the Art of Copyright Maintenance

Rachel Wente-Chaney



Hi. I'm Rachel. My husband, two sons, and I moved to Central Oregon from Indiana in the summer of 2006. We've waited a long time to live in the mountains and are grateful for each day now that we're here. On weekdays, I am a data and information project manager for the High Desert Education Service District and spend waaaayy too much time at the computer. Other times, you'll find us out walking the dog, hiking, exploring, rafting, and climbing.

(Note: the title is a spin-off of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.) Copyright in the digital age is a murky, unentertaining topic at best. Media magnates wail that their profits are in peril because of teenage pirates. The teen pirates seem not to hear. Or, perhaps, care. And many of those teens (and adults, to be fair) aren't really even pirates. They're remixers. Artists. They're kind of like knitters working with skeins of beautifully handcrafted wool yarn, creating original pieces of art. Learn about changes afoot in the world of copyright and fair use, the generation of remixers, and how they will all impact our daily media interaction. And I'll try to make it entertaining.



Next Event

Ignite Bend ​15
​2018 TBA
Doors open at 6:00pm
Tower Theater - Bend, OR
Admission is always FREE

Tickets will be available two weeks prior to the event.


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