Past Williamsburg Event: VOL 15

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The PechaKucha Truth

@ VOL 15 ON AUG 20, 2016

Williamsburg organizer Dale Weiss asked his Facebook friends to send in some randon pictures, and Dale would see if he could make a story out of the images. Once he recieved the images, he realized the truth of PechaKucha was still out there, and needed exploring. (Apologies to Astrid on the national origin, but those ancient alien astronaut theorists do sloppy research).

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Benefits of Yoga and Meditation

@ VOL 15 ON AUG 20, 2016

We all hear that yoga and meditation are good for us, but for the non-yogi what does that specifically mean? Ben Thacker-Gwaltney has your 6 minute and 40 second tour of the answer to that question. And you get to learn about a couple of local organizations where you can seek out those benefits.

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Space Exploration: A Year or Two or More in the Life of a Space Cadet

@ VOL 15 ON AUG 20, 2016

What does space exploration mean to you? For Amy Anderson, a self described space cadet, it means an entirely different definition of spatial awareness. Buckle up for blastoff into Amy's version of space.

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The Giant Metal Baby

@ VOL 15 ON AUG 20, 2016

Emily Herr has been painting murals for several years now, but has a problem. When your canvas is in a different location than your studio with all your supplies you spend more between the two than making art. Enter the Giant Metal Baby, a delivery truck that Emily is converting to her mobile studio with the usual trial and error of any first-time project.

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@ VOL 15 ON AUG 20, 2016

Narbe Kalantarians has been traveling to Japan to work on some particle physics experiments. Stephanie Kalantarians got to visit while he was there. In this PK presentation we get to see these ventures through the eyes of both a physicist and an architect.

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The Importance of International Service

@ VOL 15 ON AUG 20, 2016

You may think that the importance of international service is giving and providing for others, but after you hear Dr. Narketta Sparkman-Key give this presentation, you will realize that you can receive as much education, insights and enlightenment as the services you are providing.

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@ VOL 15 ON AUG 20, 2016

Lulu De Panbehchi has taken a simple construct of typology and managed to transform it into a metaphor for life. Can the meaning of life exist in the blank space between two brackets?

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Presidents Heads

@ VOL 15 ON AUG 20, 2016

A contractor was hired to demolish these giant busts of all the US presidents from a closed attraction near Williamsburg, Virginia. He couldn't bear to destroy the artwork, so they were transported to a nearby farm field to hopefully await resurrection sometime in the future. This photo essay, and spoken PK essay, by Lita Tirak looks for meaning in the transportation damage and Mother Nature taking her due course.

Dale Weiss
Architect, GuernseyTingle in Williamsburg, Virginia
Lulú De Panbehchi
Spanish Instructor, John Tyler Community College in Richmond
Lita Tirak
Doctoral Candidate in American Studies, The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg
Tyler Weiss
Multimedia Artist in Williamsburg
Amy Anderson
Legal Studies Professor in Williamsburg
Dr. Narketta Sparkman-Key
Associate Professor of Human Services and Assistant Chair of the Departmant of Counseling and Human Services, Old Dominion University in chesapeake
Ben Thacker-Gwaltney
Databassist, boatbuilder, yoga & meditation teacher, Metta Y&M in Williamsburg
Emily Herr
Muralist, Self-employed in Richmond