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How to use humor to save the world!

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April 11, 2012
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How to use humor to save the world!

A talk given at CampusParty & Social Media Week Sao Paulo 2012 about the important social impact of humor.

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April 11, 2012
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  1. How to use humor &
    technology
    to save the world!
    Christina Xu
    @chrysaora

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  2. How to use humor &
    technology
    to save the world!
    Christina Xu
    @chrysaora

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  3. How to use humor &
    technology
    to save the world!
    Christina Xu
    @chrysaora

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  4. How to use humor &
    technology
    to save the world!
    Christina Xu
    @chrysaora

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  5. (conference/convention about
    internet culture and communities)

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  6. 1. Humor is easy to understand

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  7. 2. Humor is
    hard to censor
    (by robots).

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  8. héxié shèhuì
    (Harmonious Society)
    2. Humor is
    hard to censor
    (by robots).

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  9. héxié shèhuì
    (Harmonious Society)
    (River Crab Society)
    2. Humor is
    hard to censor
    (by robots).

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  10. héxié shèhuì
    (Harmonious Society)
    (River Crab Society)
    sān gè dàibiǎo
    (3 Principles)
    (3 Watches)
    2. Humor is
    hard to censor
    (by robots).

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  11. 3. Humor is a
    useful vehicle.

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  12. 4. Humor makes hard
    conversations easier

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  13. 5. Humor demands free speech.

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  14. (Humor can get you a job.)

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  15. 6. Humor is an easy sell.

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  16. 10 friends
    $1000 of awesomeness
    =
    $100
    x

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  17. Airdrie
    Ann Arbor
    Austin
    Berlin
    Boston
    Calgary
    Chicago
    Connecticut
    Detroit
    Edmonton
    Food
    Grand Rapids
    Hamburg
    Hamburg Kids
    Houston
    Kingston
    Kitchener-Waterloo
    London
    Los Angeles
    Melbourne
    Montreal
    New York City
    Ottawa
    Pittsburgh
    Providence
    San Francisco
    Seattle
    Sydney
    Tampa Bay
    Toronto
    Washington D
    Zurich
    32 chapters
    15 non-US

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  18. 7. Humor invites participation.

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  19. 8. Humor can create a
    space free from traditional
    power dynamics &
    customs.

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  20. Artists
    Geeks
    Entrepreneurs
    Activists
    Government
    Regular folks
    Community Leaders

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  21. 9. Humor is humanizing.

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  22. ??????????
    Humor = Human

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  23. ??????????
    Humor = Human
    Latin “umor”
    = Body Fluid
    Latin “hominis”
    = Man

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  24. 10. Humor IS a
    Technology!

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  25. Obrigada!!
    @chrysaora
    @roflcon
    @breadpig
    @awesomefound
    @higherawesome

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