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Why Yes, There is a Santa Claus

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 09, 2013

T. Sher Singh tells the true story of Saint Nicholas, the man who inspired the myth of Santa Claus. This story takes him to a small church in Turkey, where a priest became famous for his acts of kindness, eventually becoming the patron saint of sailors.

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@ VOL 1 ON MAY 09, 2013

Using photographs of a blue ‘R’ as illustration, Louise Lefebvre gives a spoken word performance on the problems facing the modern world, focusing on the environment, and social reform. She uses her speech to draw attention to what could be lost if society is not careful, and what society may leave behind if it does not change.

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Finding Optimism

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 09, 2013

Amanda Clark uses her own artwork, in the form of painting, collage, and spoken word, to look at the problems facing the world today. She looks at how humans mistreat each other and take advantage of our resources, but also explains how to remain optimistic, and where positive change can be found in the world.



What Is Pekoe Koochoo?

PechaKucha Nights can truly be found everywhere -- we are in over 730 cities after all -- and here's a great piece from Canada's The Globe and Mail newspaper about someone's first encounter with PechaKucha in the tiny town of Mount Forest, Ontario.

I spotted a poster for “Pecha Kucha” to be held in the library on Thursday, and the tickets were to be purchased at her gallery. “What is pekoe koochoo?” I asked, struggling with the unusual name.
“It started in Japan,” Louise explained, “with architects. They wanted to be able to show their peers their latest projects, but would talk about them endlessly for hours. So, someone said let’s pick a night, and here are the rules: You can show 20 photographs, but you can only speak on each one for 20 seconds.”

 Read the full article here.

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