PechaKucha Presentation

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Louis Tassinary

Professor, TAMU in College Station

All Who Wander Are Not Lost: Following the Path of the 1928 "Bunion Derby"


Beginning in Santa Monica, CA in early October of 2016, Lou Tassinary, and his wife, Melanie, (and their two dogs) began their attempt to walk across the USA, following to the greatest degree possible the path of the first intercontinental foot race across the country, one that was organized to promote the opening of Route 66. This presentation will chronicle their journey.

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Kenya vs. Derby

@ VOL 5 ON APR 17, 2012

You're never too young to do a PechaKucha presentation! Meet Archie, aged 7, who takes the opportunity to introduce us to his friend Jeremiah, aged 6, who lives in Kenya.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 23, 2013.

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My Back Garden

@ VOL 5 ON APR 17, 2012

Another great kids presentation from Derby, this time featuring Jasmine who talks about her favorite garden, located very close to her home.

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Getting Down and Derby

@ VOL 16 ON DEC 05, 2013

Alex Krosney went to her first roller derby bout in April of 2011 – it was love at first whistle. A year of blood, sweat, tears, and track burn later Lex Go was born. A member of the Winnipeg Roller Derby League, Lex is now a skater on the All-Stars travel team and a captain of the home team that wins all of the afterparties, the Valkyries’ Wrath. She is also a trainer for the league and for the WRDL’s Junior league, which makes her Grinchy heart grow three full sizes every Sunday.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 15, 2014.

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Usoni - When All Else is Lost ... but hope.

@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2015

USONI. Set in the year 2062, when Europe has exhausted all its resources
Africa becomes the cradle of hope, and all have their eye set on the hope of seeing the sun. Usoni is a journey to the future… to a better life in Africa.

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The Explonauts Open Up the Way

@ VOL 10 ON JUL 01, 2015

"Pecha Kucha is the first time we wander around without walking. We would like to share our exploration experience. The Explonauts are a moving group of people, who get together to discover territories they would never cross spontaneously. Through our explorations we aim to create an imaginary geography, thereby building and intensifying collectively the perception of our nearby environments. The urban and suburban explorations are public rituals, which aim to question the development of the territories we discover. But they also seek to reconsider the act of walking and build a space where to meet others in and on a new way … Topo 10, Between the lines, Decrescendo…are the three headlines of our last experiences. For the near future we would like to play with the walk itself: getting blind, being led by mathematics,... first intuitions we want to feed with your ideas.

We generally use microphone to take the pulse of the territories we cross, but this time we will try to take you along, to inspire you, and create an explosion of Explonauts in the very heart of you." Les Explonautes
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The Art of Getting Lost

@ VOL 17 ON MAY 13, 2015

New Orleans Artist, Brooke Pickett, shares with us her method of getting lost in order to facilitate her creative process. Brooke spends a lot of time trying to get lost in order to arrive to that creative place, a place where you are forced to be honest about who you are, how you feel, and how you think.  To get to this place for her as an artist requires get lost in the studio and oneself in the search for the unknown.  The unknown, the unfamiliar is where an artist work comes from.

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Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost

@ VOL 18 ON OCT 22, 2015

Pauline Patterson owns the local favorite pub Finn McCool’s and bar/restaurant Treo with the love of her life and husband, Stephen. Pauline grew up as a daydreamer in Northern Ireland in the mist of turmoil and among armed soldiers and war wreckage. She shares with us principles and values she has learned from her parents of working hard, fixing what is broken and living life with passion because age is but a number and there is plenty of time to reckless.

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The Lost Generation


Carl Schulz presents on the youth of South Africa today and how they are a lost generation with hope and ambition. He talks about some who are "Leading SA" to make it a better place

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The Mother Road

@ VOL 16 ON MAR 15, 2017

The actress, producer, writer, and generally entertaining Teresa Thome led us through a painful journey she took to discover another side of her mother and herself.  She followed the path her mother had to Los Angeles along Route 66 and discovered as much about herself as her mother!