Presentation: Metaphors We Create By

Track: Socially Conscious Software

Location: Pacific BC

Duration: 1:40pm - 2:30pm

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Come listen to the creator of controversial discuss metaphor and its influence on social consciousness. Learn how well intentioned social efforts can perpetuate the very structures they claim to dismantle when the dismantlers are ignorant to the metaphorical topology of their ideologies. We’ll use this insight as a lens to explore ways to create in more socially conscious ways. 

Never before has this been explained in terms of that with such self and social consciousness. Jabari is going to give you the pitch of a lifetime and then get messy with metaphors containing ideas stolen from the likes of Jacques Lacan, Slavoj Žižek, and Ja Rule.

You’ll laugh, cry, and want to get the hell out of there.

Speaker: Jabari Bell

Founder @getgiya

Jabari once snuck on a plane with two snakes in his pants, loves grapes, and is a Marth main in Smash Bros. He has also written code in various capacities for the past 20 years. More recently he has focused on the iOS platform, and even more recently has been focused more on nurturing teams and healthy organizational design. He is co-founder of and his hobbies include Muay Thai, pilates, and reading about psychoanalysis. He is passionate about nutrition and promoting healthy technology usage.

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