Rayan gives you a glimpse into the interplay between magic, science and religion orchestrated by the genius mind of heron of Alexandria.
If you believe in ancient gods - this might not be for you ;)
The San Lorenzo River harbors beautiful flora and majestic fauna. But it's also a battlefield, plagued with evolutionary arms races, cunning deception, and bird-on-bird violence. Watch as Brendan Bane discusses the science behind amphibious orgies, neurotoxin-resistant garter snakes, and the morbid parenting techniques of North American waterbirds.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 3, 2014.
Inspired by Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama's "Tales of Tono," two mathematicians (Roman Kossak and Andrés Villaveces) and two artists (Wanda Siedlecka and María Clara Cortés) embark on a photographic dialogue in search for ways to find common grounds for both mathematics and art. Andrés Villaveces, one of the mathematicians, discusses this ongoing project. (In Spanish)
Former science teacher and practicing artist Justin Davies delves into the mythical “will-o’-the-wisp” atmospheric ghost lights seen at night over bogs and swamps. Justin gives us a scientific history of methane, oxygen, and carbons.
"Presentation of the Day" on March 6, 2015.
"I'm actually a priestess in Kyoto... my family has had a temple in Kyoto for the past 800 years. My dad is the 23rd generation head priest."
In "Debunking Kyoto's Myths" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 123, Eric Luong and Ariya Sasaki discuss the misconceptions and stereotypical images attributed to Kyoto's pop culture. In this presentation, they debunk and reveal the true stories behind Kyoto's cultural myths.
Writer and host of The Explorers Club - a small lecture salon in St. Leonards on Sea, Sarah Janes talks about her interests in dreaming, the occult and spiritual sciences. An intelligent and humorous look at Mnemosyne - the personification of memory in Greek mythology, and her influence.
Writing a novel based on an existing text may seem like a shortcut, but the road to noveldom can still be filled with potholes and speed bumps. Jason has written two novels—one based on a 17th-century English folk ballad and one based on a Biblical story. In order to make them feel both compelling and authentic to modern audiences, he had to do extensive research, ask and answer many questions, and invent new characters and subplots to flesh out these ancient tales to book-length form. His presentation, Ancient Tales Newly Told, will take the audience inside his process of breathing fresh life into old stories.