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Jen O'Loughlin

Children's Book Author, Sphere in St. Augustine

Magic and Melanin

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

Melanin has been found in everything from outer space to dinosaurs. So what is this magical thing that is produced within our bodies and found all over? Jen O'Loughin walks us through a little science and a little history to try to make it more clear to us. 

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Skin Equality

BY SONNY GANADEN
@ VOL 17 ON APR 12, 2013

Sonny Ganaden is a printmaker, writer, and a lawyer. His talk is on skin and race as a sociological creation and the application of critical race theory to art as a way to deconstruct institutional racism and advocate for equality.

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Skin to Skin

BY DANA QUEALY
@ VOL 17 ON APR 12, 2013

Dana Quealy touches on the importance of skin to skin contact after a baby is born. Such as how the baby will cry less, feel better, stay warmer, and regulate their breathing and blood sugar better if in lots of contact with the mother's or father's skin. 

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Skin of the Beast

BY NAOMIE HATHERLEY
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 17, 2015

This emotive talk about the creation of a purse during a woman's transition from woman to mother brings us to a place of empathy and personal reflection through her artwork and the culmanation of this experience - the skin of the beast.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 7, 2015.

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Growing Mushrooms in Coffee

BY PECHAKUCHANIGHT MAASTRICHT
@ VOL 30 ON JUN 13, 2016

In "Growing Mushrooms in Coffee" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol.30, Urban farmer Alexander Eichner shares his journey on how discovered the innovative idea of cultivating mushrooms by using recycled coffee grounds. He explains his creative process and hopes that his little grass roots movement can influence us to think about how to be more eco-friendly world citizens. 

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Spirit Fairies and Fish Skins

BY BRYNNE RINDERKNECHT
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

When a psychic tells you to take a trip to Scotland do you go? Design Principal Brynne Rinderknecht did! Find out what happens in her presentation from PK NY Vol 17..

Brynne Rinderknecht of From the Inside creates residential, commercial and hospitality interiors with a focus on connecting spirits to surroundings. Originally from ST. Louis and a graduate of SAIC in Chicago, Brynne has made New York City home: collaborating with people to make functional and sustainable concepts—conscious.

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Skin Surveillance for All Ages

BY SHELLY CARPENTER
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 09, 2017

Shelly Carpenter alerts us why sun protection is important for all ages us and gives protection tips while still enjoying life!

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Psychedelic psychiatry in SA?

BY LEONIE JOUBERT
@ VOL 46 ON NOV 07, 2017

Magic mushrooms could be the kind of breakthrough for mental health treatment as penicillin. Leonie Joubert investigates the renaissance of psychedelic psychiatry & visits an underground movement of therapeutic & ceremonial 'journey guides'.

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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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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.