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Gloria Danvers

Hypnotherapist, Self in Orlando

The Second Principle: Ode to the Physics of Magic

PRESENTED ON OCT 22, 2018
IN ST. AUGUSTINE @ VOL 11

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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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 Physics-Poetry Duality

BY NICHOLAS YUNES
@ VOL 12 ON SEP 10, 2014

Assistant Professor of Physics at Montana State Univeristy, Nicholas Yunes says that physics and poetry are different branches of the same tree. That Einstein and Whitman are both explorers, one with math, the other with words. Nicholas says that creation is passion, that knowledge feeds progress.

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Sparks: The Magic of the Grid

BY ALEX HALBLEIB
@ VOL 5 ON MAY 19, 2016

"The whole idea of being connected in some way, shape, or form, through this system that people set up, is so we can actually help each other do better things." 

In Sparks: The Magic of the Grid from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 5, electrical engineer at Whirlpool Corporation, Alex Halbleib distills an explanation of the mechanics (and magic) and the ubiquitous grid that brings our homes energy every day and night. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, (that's pronounced "Loo-ih-vil", without the "S"!) Alex is currently working in the advanced engineering where he hopes to make the world's connection just a little bit stronger.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016.

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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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Desperately Seeking SUSY

BY ANADI CANEPA
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 16, 2017

The most profound questions in physics—“What makes up the Universe?”—is answered by exploring the Universe immediately after the Big Bang. Anadi Canepa explains that these conditions are recreated at the high-energy particle colliders where sub-atomic particles travel at the speed of light and collide millions of times per second. Fermilab built the most powerful time-machines in the world and contributed to the historical discovery of the Higgs boson, the sole particle responsible for everyone’s existence. Because of its mission, extending knowledge, and its philosophy, sharing knowledge, Fermilab is a “cognitive bubble that one can’t escape, one doesn’t want to escape,” according to Canepa.

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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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Who's Afraid of Physics?

BY SEYDA IPEK
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 25, 2017

“I hated physics in high school!” is the one phrase Şeyda İpek hears most often when she tells people she is a physicist. As Şeyda tells her story about becoming a physicist, her path wends its way through ancient Egypt, Peter Pan fandom, and UFOs before she realizes her love for physics.

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Creative Physics

BY LIS CHERE THOMAS
@ VOL 29 ON SEP 20, 2016

Lis Chere Thomas is a Detroit-based contemporary circus artist with a creative interpretation of the laws of physics and an above-average appreciation of physical pain. In her words, "art hurts." Lis teaches and performs on aerial fabric, lyra (aerial hoop) and trapeze. She particularly enjoys invented apparatus, multimedia collaborations and performing in unusual locations.

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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.