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Immersive Imaging

@ VOL 7 ON AUG 28, 2014

Zak Niazi speaks about constant changing technology, and how cameras have more or less stayed the same. He speaks about new methods of immersing the viewer in the image, rather than just limiting our photographic media to a simple, two-dimensional rectangle. Zak believes in a future where we will be able to share our experiences, rather than just our snapshots.

"Presentation of the Day" on September 22, 2014.

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Ten Years of La Voz

@ VOL 7 ON AUG 28, 2014

Mariel Fiori tells us some stories from the past 10 years of La Voz magazine, a publication that profiles Latinos. She speaks about the diversity found in the hispanic culture, and her goals to empower readers of La Voz with information.

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Educating our Children for the Future

@ VOL 7 ON AUG 28, 2014

Lynn Rogoff discusses the oncoming 6th major extinction on the planet. She states that plant and animal species are becoming extinct at a catastrophic rate, and that it is entirely thanks to the growing human population. She speaks about the necessity for biodiversity, and how her organisation Amerikids is teaching children about the planet’s needs.

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What's Inside the Minds of Disruptive Technologists in New York City

@ VOL 7 ON AUG 28, 2014

Lauren Keyson discusses the thoughts of the most brilliant thinkers coming out of New York City. Here she profiles numerous entrepreneurs and creative thinkers. From electric car creators to crypto-currency developers, the list is full of fascinating technological innovations.

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You and Your Bad Habits: Why it's not all Your Fault

@ VOL 7 ON AUG 28, 2014

Kelley Amadei (SparkShift) has lots of bad habits. Habit is a word we toss around, but habits, as she says, are very personal. Here Kelley speaks about the research she has done to understand why our brains are constantly seeking the satisfaction of bad habits.

"Presentation of the Day" on September 11, 2014.

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Heaven is a Garden

@ VOL 7 ON AUG 28, 2014

In "Heaven is a Garden" From PechaKucha Night Garrison Vol. 7, Jan Johnsen tells us all about her love for beautiful gardens. She states that being in nature enhances our well-being, and encourages everyone to transform their yards into places of serenity. Jan emphasizes the importance of finding one’s niche within these delightful, natural spaces. 

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Omega 3 and the Western Diet

@ VOL 6 ON JUN 05, 2014

Susan Allport speaks here about the importance of fast-acting fat Omega-3 in the human diet. She discusses the reasons why fish are rich in Omega-3 and how these unique fats benefit our brain tissue, eyes, and overall health.

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Reproducing Spanish Royalty

@ VOL 6 ON JUN 05, 2014

Artist Michelle Vaughan discusses copies, genetics, history, and portait paintings. She goes into depth on the portraits Diego Velazquez was commissioned to create of the family of Spanish King Philip IV -- a family notorious for in-breeding. Michelle has created digital works of art that tell stories about the nature of replication, family genetics, and painterly techniques.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 12, 2014. 

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Mt. Beacon Incline Railway Restoration

@ VOL 6 ON JUN 05, 2014

Jeff McHugh shares a brief history of the construction of the railway incline, one of the first electrical incline railways and to utilize hydroelectric dams in America. However, due to the Great Depression and fire damage, the railway shut down. Recently, the four destinations of Beacon were able to be reconnected in a sustainable way- with low emission buses, paving the way for a local economy to emerge once more. Jeff shares a plan for a LEED certified summit station on top of Mt. Beacon to allow access for enjoying the beauty of the numerous trails Beacon has to offer. 

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Craig House in Beacon

@ VOL 6 ON JUN 05, 2014

Timothy Delaney shares some of the rich history of the Craig House in Beacon, and how the sanitarium was home to quite a few famous people, including F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife Zelda. 

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The Tea Darlings of Darjeeling

@ VOL 6 ON JUN 05, 2014

Juliana "Topsy" Post goes through the long and hard day in the life of a Darjeeling tea leaf plucker. Most of these plantation workers are women who receive approximately $1.50 for a day's work. Yet, as Juliana noticed, the women chatter happily with each other throughout the day. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 25, 2014.

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Creating a Math Enrichment Culture in the Hudson Valley

@ VOL 6 ON JUN 05, 2014

Japheth Wood speaks about the importance of math education for children of all ages. He wants to change the image of math as difficult and scary. He shows how games and projects can make math an enjoyable and useful topic.