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We think we have forever to do the things we always wanted to do, to be the person we always wanted to be. But we never really know when our time will be up. Timea shares her story of just how close she came to death from a ruptured brain aneurysm, and the lessons she learnt from the experience about living life to the fullest, while we still have time.

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Living Elsewhere and its Lessons

BY BARBARA KUNTZE
@ VOL 1 ON JUL 04, 2014

Living abroad is more than just a cultural experience, especially after living in 14 cities in 7 countries. Barbara Kuntze, an English language coach and restless Gemini, has always wanted to see more of the world, but traveling is only one way with usually a limited glimpse into the area.  Living and working (and volunteering, such as in the Galapagos) elsewhere, allows one to gain an insight into another world and  (re)assess one's place in life. Lifelong learning continues in the cities and with the people we encounter on the path; the journey is the life!

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Collaborative Fiction Writing: We do it, We are Somewhat Crazy

BY CHRIS PAULS
@ VOL 11 ON NOV 20, 2014

Getting two people together to write a book is like getting three people together to make a baby.” We didn’t say that, Doug Moe said that. We can’t speak to the baby thing, but we can tell you how we pull off the writing.

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Do We Have What It Will Take?

BY PETER HAYES
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 12, 2015

Balancing what is good environmentally and economically is not always easy. Speaker Peter Hays discusses his family's multigenerational logging business. Touching on topics of reconciliation, regrowth, and the interdependence of the natural and the developed, he explains how change is necessary in order for survival to be possible.

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5 Things We Want our 40 Year-Old Selves to Know

BY JULIA SUN
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 09, 2017

“You are not going to be applauding yourself for living a stable and steady life. Instead you are going to remember going outside of your comfort zone and doing crazy things!”

Julia Sun and Tania Kwan, graduating high school students, have 5 life lessons to share with their 40 year old selves despite their young age to remind us about the important things that we often seem to forget about.

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How We Know, What We Know About the Universe

BY REUBEN GAZER
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2017

"We are not just spectators in the universe.... we actually have a special place within it."

In How We Know, What We Know About the Universe from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 29, Reuben Gazer takes us on a journey connecting our childhood discoveries of patterns and shapes in our surroundings to scientific revelations about the formation of the universe, showing us where to look to find parallels between earthly and interstellar forms.

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We All Have a Story, We All Need a Witness: Vulnerability as a Tool for Human Connection

BY ALEKSANDRA CORWIN
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 15, 2018

Writing a book, Aleksandra Corwin says, is like falling in love. It involves opening up the most vulnerable part of us and sharing it with others. As a book editor, Aleksandra has helped countless authors go through this journey, by being the first witness and doula to their story. Her presentation is about this process, but it is also about a critical time in her life when, for the first time, the role was reversed and she needed to accept her own vulnerability.

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"Androids dream of real sheep" (or more boringly)  "The implications of the things we make"

BY JACK SHEPPARD
@ VOL 23 ON AUG 02, 2018

Empathy is a fundamental part of our human experience but the technology we build and design is at odds with that. So what is empathy, where does it come from and what can we learn from it?

Let’s talk about what it means to be an empathetic being, the effect technology is having on our ability empathise with each other and what we can do to understand each other better, communicate and design more ethical ‘things’ that help people be people.

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My Floral Expo Story: Always Listen Before We Create

BY JOE FANG
@ VOL 39 ON OCT 20, 2018

設計是活的,活在設計對象的故事裡,有對象,才有呼吸。聆聽永遠走在動手創作之前,讓設計來自腳踏實地的真實記憶、成為一種溫柔提醒,提醒主角別忘記珍惜自己最珍貴的東西。

 

“Designs should be alive. They live in the stories of the people we design for. A design only lives when there is a person involved. We always listen before we create, so that our designs come from solid memories and form warm reminders to those we design for: never forget what’s most precious to you.”

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Rethinking the way we do development with permaculture

BY JAMES NEWTON
@ VOL 19 ON JUL 31, 2019

James Newton explores what happens when we start to use ethics and sustainable design principles when we think about the neighborhoods and communities that we build.