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Nayda Collazo-Llorens

Visual artist in Kalamazoo

An Artist's Quest : Magic, Mapping and UFO's

PRESENTED ON APR 26, 2018
IN KALAMAZOO @ VOL 4

Visual artist Nayda Collazo-Llorens gives us a glimpse into her work and interests in pseudoscience and the paranormal.

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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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Shaping Space and Realities

BY LAUREN SLOWIK
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

"What I find funny is the idea that doomsday preppers think they can inoculate themselves from effects of an apocalypse by collecting things we have manufactured in the last 100 years to protect themselves from the future, but in fact what we need more are tools and solutions to overcome the quandary that the demise of our species is at our own hands."

In Shaping Space and Realities from PechaKucha Night Brooklyn Vol. 4, self-proclaimed design evangelist, educator, and promoter of play Lauren Slowik explores the infinite possibilities of shaping space and realities with advancing 3-d printing technology to create new physical connections. Join her as she goes deep into the rabbit hole of how our future can be reimagined with a shift in thinking. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Thursday, September 10th, 2015. 

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Mapping Prince George: Then, Now and Beyond

BY ROGER WHEATE
@ VOL 4 ON JUL 14, 2015

This wee charming story by Roger Wheate will show some examples of Prince George's earlier mapping, current depictions and changes, and future developments.

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Magic Words

BY HENGTEE LIM
@ VOL 137 ON JUN 29, 2016

"Words are really powerful, and if we’re going to use them to express the people we are and the feelings that we have, let’s make them count!"

In Magic Words from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 137, Hengtee Lim looks at how words inspire new ideas, create a shared experience, and foster understanding. Lim argues that there's a power in words and the way we use them to express ourselves and tell stories.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, July 22nd, 2016. 

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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.

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Mapping the Borders – Charting Change

BY INGE PANNEELS
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 18, 2017

Inge Panneels gives an overview of artists who ‘map the borders’. 

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The magic of Indigo!

BY JENAI HOOKE
@ VOL 25 ON FEB 28, 2018

In this presentation Jenai Hooke reveals the magic of indigo and her fascination with the ancient art of botanical dyeing.

Jenai is a maker and an alchemist, working from her bushland studio in Eudlo where she can be found doing all kinds of amazing things from boiling up pots of Bunya husks to turn into golden silk, to collecting mud from a nearby creek to paint symbols on fabric. Jenai has travelled far and to study with the natural dye masters of Japan, France, Mexico and the USA, bringing home new knowledge to pass on to the participants of her many workshop in Australia and New Zealand. She founded the Sunshine Coast Natural Dyers Interest Group (SCNDIG) in 2015 and members share, learn, and develop their skills as dyers and artists.  

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The Second Principle: Ode to the Physics of Magic

BY GLORIA DANVERS
@ VOL 11 ON OCT 22, 2018

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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Learning and Magic

BY SCOTT BAYTOSH
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 19, 2019

According to Scott Baytosh, Head of School at Alexandria Country Day School, learning and magic are close cousins-- they both engender wonder, curiosity, and fascination. How can educators create these experiences? He suggests that we can look to teacher-archetypes in popular culture, such as Ms. Frizzle, Mary Poppins, and Professor Lupin, as role models and practical guides for keeping the magic in learning.