Know Wonder

Mindcamp Random

by Ann Bracken

Have you ever had to do a Powerpoint presentation of just fifteen slides? Easy, you say. I sat down this morning and put together a slide show on the theme Know Wonder for the Mindcamp Conference in Toronto in a few weeks. Word play is what helped me to make connections — the way the words no and know sound the same and mean something entirely different. I didn’t have much time to look for graphics, so I pulled from my own photo collection from recent trips to Venice, Galway, Dublin, and the Cliffs of Moher. In about twenty minutes I had generated my presentation with a few simple graphics and spare words on the slides.

But this is just the beginning. This presentation will be part of an evening event where I will be given five minutes to present my show, but I will only have my first and last slides. The thirteen in the middle will be randomly selected by Tim Hurson, Mindcamp’s Mastermind. I will not know any of the content of my show until I am up in front of the audience…. Check my blog, amusingpoet.wordpress.com, in a few weeks and I will give you the low-down on Part two of Know Wonder!

Ann Bracken is presenting Journaling and Poetry at this year’s Mindcamp.