Last week I gave a talk at PechaKucha Night Vancouver, which is a public mini-symposium of fast-paced talks fueled by beer and a warm-up band. The audience and speakers are full of energy and idealism. Most are connected with the art and design community, but unexpectedly our night was mostly political/social. Great (and moving) talks. Why was I, a biologist, talking in a forum for art, design and social projects? Well, watch to find out.