PechaKucha Presentation

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Frank Ruscitti

in Easton, PA

First Person: The Village Voice - 1983 to 1999


“I took news tips that broke stories, I spoke to mobsters, majors, people from outer space..”

In First Person: The Village Voice - 1983 to 1999 from PechaKucha Night Easton Vol. 5 Frank Ruscitti presents a sometimes humorous, sometimes hair-raising memoir of his days working for the Village Voice in New York City.

This was "PechaKucha of Day" on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016. 

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Starting a Newsweekly. In the 21st Century. Seriously.

@ VOL 14 ON FEB 12, 2015

In the days before Knoxville's urban revitalization, the Metro Pulse weekly paper became a catalyst for conversations which had a positive effect on the city's future. Now Knoxville is primed for the next wave of success beyond downtown and yet there is silence when those conversations are needed most. The core staff of the former Metro Pulse is launching a new paper. As the largest independent, locally-focused paper with the most experienced staff in town, the Knoxville Mercury will facilitate new conversations about our future, provide the city with investigative journalism, give voice to underserved communities and illuminate the region's history and unique culture. This presentation will provide insights on the development of paper and share some sneak peaks of the design that will be nearing completion in mid-February.

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My Voice After the Storm

@ VOL 16 ON APR 08, 2015

In a story time fashion, artist Rebecca Rebouché, shares with us her process of how she has evolved from her earlier works influenced by her southern Louisiana roots, depicting elements of life in the south to only find her true voice after returning to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

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I'd Rather Be Printing

@ VOL 17 ON MAY 13, 2015

"This is the first color newspaper ever printed in New Orleans!"

In I'd Rather Be Printing from Pechakucha Night New Orleans Vol. 17, J.S. Makkos shares falling in love with antique printing presses as a youth exploring in his father’s antique shop. This helped define his passion for print making. He came down to New Orleans with a purpose to salvage the detritus and material culture of this city that was being lost in dumpsters and through a sequence of events, stumbled on a treasure trove of New Orleans history.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Monday, October 5th, 2015.

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Teach a Girl, Teach a Village

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 30, 2015

From Milawi to New Zealand, Regina Smedley tells of her journey across the world on a leap of faith, and how it is now bringing her back home, to give others the same opportunities she has had, by starting Mphatikizo Charity a sustainable orphanage project.

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New York: A City of the Living and the Dead

@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Allison C. Meier is a Brooklyn-based writer focusing on the arts and overlooked history. Currently, she is staff writer atHyperallergic, and moonlights as a cemetery tour guide at New York burial grounds. These tours are focused on cemeteries as places of history, art, and architecture, as well as concerned in keeping our memorial sites visible for preservation and remembrance. At PechaKucha Night NYC Vol 16, Allison discusses these often abandoned and forgotten spaces right in the middle of our bustling city - reminding us the importance of slowing down.

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New York via Bike Share

@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

"It's a straightforward and exciting way of getting around...There's not too many drawbacks with a Citi Bike."

In New York via Bike Share at PechaKucha Night New York Vol. 16Siobhan Brett talks about her love-hate relationship with bicycling via Citi bike, a bike-share program in New York City. Siobhan reviews the different generations of Citi-Bike, and shares stories about the social connections she's made while riding.

Siobhan is a reporter/writer and editor, living and working in New York City. She was born in Alabama, and grew up in Connecticut and the west of Ireland. 

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Solar Village

@ VOL 22 ON NOV 16, 2016

A journey to Ethopia!

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Use Your Voice

@ VOL 12 ON APR 11, 2017

A collaboration between writer / spoken word performer Hannah Davies and visual artist Jess Watson. This presentation uses the form to craft a short illustrated story. After being visited in the night by a gruesome hag, the hero goes on a journey that explores the notion of artistic voice, and celebrates the act of taking ownership over silence.

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The Bittersweet life of an Alternative Weekly Newspaper

@ VOL 24 ON AUG 17, 2017

Two and a half years ago, the former editors of the Metro Pulse along with a few kindred spirits set out to launch a newspaper. Yes, in the 21st century. Tricia Bateman, art director of the Knoxville Mercury, will walk you through what it was like and what they learned starting, maintaining, and ultimately closing a local weekly newspaper.