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Laura Pirie

architect , Pirie Associates in New Haven

Magic Happens - Stories that Stretch, Empower, and Provoke Transformation

PRESENTED ON MAR 21, 2019
IN BRIDGEPORT @ VOL 4

Magic happens every day: but what is it that makes an experience magical? How can we recognize the magical? And once magic "happens", how can that experience inspire creativity? Laura Pirie shares stories of empowerment and transformation, both personal and community, across time and space!

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Friendship Is Magic

BY DARBY TASSELL
@ VOL 2 ON APR 23, 2013

Darby Tassell talks about the My Little Pony television show, Friendship Is Magic. She goes over the characters in the show, and explains how the show has attracted such a wide audience, which spreads across many age groups, and both genders.

 
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The Magic House

BY MAIR HYMAN
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2016

“The house is built around the concepts of water, air, wind and light.”

In The Magic House from PechaKucha Night Vientiane Vol. 3, Mair Hyman talks about the process of designing and building a dream house for him and his artist wife in Vientiane, Laos in the neighborhood of Ban Apinihan. The result is a stunning house that combines both Lao and Western elements.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

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Magic Words

BY HENGTEE LIM
@ VOL 137 ON JUN 29, 2016

"Words are really powerful, and if we’re going to use them to express the people we are and the feelings that we have, let’s make them count!"

In Magic Words from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 137, Hengtee Lim looks at how words inspire new ideas, create a shared experience, and foster understanding. Lim argues that there's a power in words and the way we use them to express ourselves and tell stories.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, July 22nd, 2016. 

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Indistinguishable from Magic

BY CINDY JOE
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 16, 2017

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Arthur C. Clarke’s famous Third Law hints at the awe technology and science can inspire. In this presentation, Fermilab particle accelerator operator Cindy Joe explains why science is worthy of passion and makes a compelling argument that it makes magic accessible to everyone.

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Laughing with Magic

BY EDWARD LAI
@ VOL 5 ON OCT 20, 2017

Edward Lai, the comedy magician will talk about his journey of blending acting and comedy into magic, and also the hardships that he faced before and how magic and comedy helped him to regain confidence and self-esteem.

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The Second Principle: Ode to the Physics of Magic

BY GLORIA DANVERS
@ VOL 11 ON OCT 22, 2018

Gloria Danvers delights with an ode to physics, rhyming us through the magic that we are, how we are all connected as dust of the old stars. 

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In Search of Trail Magic: The Wild West Route

BY CLEE ROY
@ VOL 14 ON DEC 06, 2018

Intrepid outdoorsman Clee Roy had the opportunity of a lifetime to test ride a new backroad mountain biking route from Canada to Mexico - the Wild West Route. Here is his story as he pedals in search of trail magic...

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I've Got Magic Friends

BY KERRY GRECO
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 19, 2019

Kerry Greco is a graphic designer who loves Harry Potter. In her view, it is the friendships that make the story so special, and the same is true for her life. Her presentation describes her close friends from childhood and college, prompting us to value the friendships and relationships in our own lives.

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Learning and Magic

BY SCOTT BAYTOSH
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 19, 2019

According to Scott Baytosh, Head of School at Alexandria Country Day School, learning and magic are close cousins-- they both engender wonder, curiosity, and fascination. How can educators create these experiences? He suggests that we can look to teacher-archetypes in popular culture, such as Ms. Frizzle, Mary Poppins, and Professor Lupin, as role models and practical guides for keeping the magic in learning.