PechaKucha Presentation

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Jacob Whitt

in El Paso, TX

Freeing Your Mind Through Freestyle


“I am the artist, the skateboard is my stencil and the world is my sketchbook.” 

In Freeing Your Mind Through Freestyle from PechaKucha Night El Paso Vol.13, Jacob Whitt, a 23-year-old professional freestyle skateboarder shared his passion for the art of freestyle skateboarding. Skateboarders know the feeling of freedom when they finally begin the trick, the trick that makes our world no longer run in seconds, but in milliseconds. In that moment when nothing else matters, when your heart is set free, your body is moving and your mind is trying to absorb the myriad of amazing feelings that overwhelm, up until the trick is over - and it is then time for the next one.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016. 

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@ VOL 2 ON APR 28, 2011

Pablo Martínez has won numerous skateboarding championships in Argentina, Chile, Brazil, and Uruguay, and has adapted skateboarding to his own philosophy of life, which he shares with his sons. In this presentation, he talks about how great it is to travel with them around the world for skateboarding. (in Spanish)

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Micro Explosion of the Mind

@ VOL 13 ON MAY 18, 2013

Art Director Bao Bin talks about how a limited budget and limitless demands from clients require designers to be able to brain storm and respond very quickly. This resulted in what he called the “Micro Explosion of Mind”. Here he will show us his way of triggering this ‘explosion’ through his thinking and design for Society and Landscape project.

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Of Heart and Mind

@ VOL 16 ON DEC 05, 2013

Tannis Zimmer is a massage Therapist, Dancer, Drummer, Explorer, soon-to-be Earth Builder...but what's in a label?  Tannis is thrilled to be participating in PKN 16 and to share the story of how she built a mud-hut that's sure to warm your heart and mind.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 20, 2014.

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Dressing in Jiberish

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2013

Dave Bogger and Gabe Anderson are the creators and owners of Jiberish, a clothing store centered around snow, skate, and everday lifestlye with art and design in mind. They go through the process of how they built their company and how how art and attention to detail as their main goals when designing their clothing. 

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Freestyle + Beatbox

@ VOL 62 ON MAY 21, 2018

Carlos Aguirre, a.k.a. Emcee Infinite, freestyles and beatboxes to 20 images he's seeing for the first time on stage. During the break, we had the audience select and draw images that represent "what San Francisco means to me." The crowd then selected ten images and ten sketches, order them, and we turned that into Emcee Infinite's PechaKucha Night presentation! Our technical difficulties for this one made the total presentation closer to 10 minutes as opposed to 6:40 but it was worth it!

Carlos Aquire, a.k.a. Emcee Infinite, has been performing in the Bay Area and beyond for over 13 years. He is part of the musical group Felonious where he doubles as emcee/beatboxer. He has shared the stage with Jam Master Jay, LL Cool J, De La Soul, Black Eyed Peas, The Roots, Eryka Badu, Mary J. Blige and Macy Gray among others. 

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Free Skiing Madness

@ VOL 1 ON NOV 11, 2016

Jackson Wells - He took us on an excursion to the world of top class free-style skiing. Skiing since the age of three, Jackson oozes pure enjoyment on the snow and is easy to spot from the huge grin on his face. Jackson represented NZ in freeski at the 2014 and 2015 FIS Junior World Champs and at the 2016 Youth Olympic Winter Games. His disciplines are Slopestyle, Halfpipe, and Big Air. 


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Changing Lives Through Skateboarding with The 790 Skate Crew

@ VOL 42 ON MAR 07, 2017

Sulaiman Wyngaard will speak about his vision for the youth of Hout Bay. Giving them opportunities to broaden their minds, finding creative ways to get out of their situations and breaking through the common racial divide all through skateboarding in a safe public space/skatepark.

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Your Mind, Your Champion

@ VOL 14 ON MAR 06, 2018

Meet your best friend- your subconscious mind! Partner up with your newly discovered BFF by applying intention and clear vision to the relationship, thereby creating happiness and the life you envision. Robin Roberts presents "Your Mind, Your Champion".

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Libor Podmol | mx freerider

@ VOL 2 ON JUN 16, 2017

Libor se narodil do motorkářské rodiny. Jeho první motorku dostal v 10 letech pod stromeček. Od 13-19 let závodil klasický motokros až v 19 letech objevil Freestyle Motocross, který si zamiloval a jak sám říká, změnil mu život. S Freestyle Motocrossem procestoval celý svět, stal se mistrem světa, natočil celovečerní film Tomorrow will be better, se kterým získal i sošku zlatého lva. V roce 2013 se stal prvním neamerickým jezdcem, který vyhrál disciplínu StepUP na olympiádě extrémních sportů Xgames. Roku 2015 se mu podařilo vyhrát závod mistrovství světa v Číně a ke konci roku prošel duchovní proměnou, začal se věnovat meditaci, józe a filosofii. V roce 2016 Libor opět vyhrál XGames a v listopadu vydává svou první knihu Deník Libora Podmola.