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Zia McCabe

in Portland, OR

The Dandy Unseen & Unheard

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Valade's Unseen Work

@ VOL 1 ON APR 12, 2013

Most people in Chicoutimi know already about Mathieu Valade's work. That is why this time he has decided to talk about his hidden collection of unfinished projects. In this presentation you will see models, sketches and diagrams of great ideas that didn't get approved, didn't have enough funding or were simply too crazy to be made real.


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Grey Past Records

@ VOL 7 ON OCT 01, 2013

Marthy Coumans has a fascination for exotic vinyl. He collects rare editions and pressings from all over the world. Not by avarage pop bands. He dives deep into the basements of niche sub-cultures and unheard genres. This fascination takes him all over the world. In this presentation he explains how this search for the weird came to being and where it leads him today.

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Agni: Fire of the Soul

@ VOL 22 ON DEC 12, 2014

Sooriya’s name is the Tamil version of the Sanskrit Surya which stands for the Sun and Fire. The images to be shown in Pecha Kucha  - Fire will reveal the often unseen role fire plays in Sooriya’s life.

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Seeing Unseen Beauty

@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016

In "Seeing Unseen Beauty" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 139, computer scientist and entrepreneur Christian Perwass, together with physicist Eckhard Hitzer invented a computer program to visualize microscopic symmetry of matter. It is the first time that abstract space symmetry of crystals can be explored with interactive animated three-dimensional graphics.

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Hardcore: Japan's Extreme Underground

@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016

“Japan is not just about video games, anime, sushi..but it is incredibly diverse, progressive and colourful.”

In "Hardcore: Japan's Extreme Underground" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol.139Matt Ketchum speaks about his enthusiasm towards Japan's extreme underground life as a musician. Japan's well known for its robots, anime, sushi, and ninja, but that's nowhere near the whole of Japan's cultural identity. Unseen, unheard, and damn near unsearchable but nevertheless teeming with energy, there is a completely separate dimension of Japan's creative communities: the extreme music underground.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, October 7th, 2016. 

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Exploring the Unseen with Art

@ VOL 11 ON DEC 07, 2017

Lea Bult is an artist and art teacher. When she's not working on her own creative projects, she's helping others make their own. She uses a variety of media including painting, drawing and photography and likes to depict a range of subject matter with her art. Lea received her Bachelor of Fine Arts  from Kendall College of Art and Design and a Master's of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan. She has worked with numerous arts organizations including Gallery Project - Detroit, the Ann Arbor Art Center, and the Greatmore Studios in Cape Town, South Africa. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, and has been the recipient of several awards including a MacDowell Fellowship.  She currently teaches drawing and painting at Southwestern Michigan College and the Krasl Art Center.

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Celebrating the unlovable and the unseen

@ VOL 37 ON SEP 19, 2018

Dr. Victoria Metcalf is a marine biologist, geneticist and science communicator committed to making a difference. She has made many trips to the Antarctic, researching environmental change impacts on Antarctic fish and shellfish. Victoria manages the Participatory Science Platform, where communities, educators and scientists receive funding to work together on locally meaningful projects. She finds this a highly rewarding role that matches her passion for engaging everyone with science. Victoria has also been a steadfast advocate for women in STEM.

She balances all of this with being a single mother to her eight-year-old daughter, and they especially enjoy exploration of the world around them together on bike and foot. Here, Victoria discusses charisma in the natural world, how it impacts our conservation decisions, and how we can use a different lens to see beauty and value in all living things. She explores how such a change in perspective might also affect how we value and celebrate the all too often hidden contributions of women in, and the diversity of, science.

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Improv Madness - Arbitrary Topic: Second Graders and Their Ideas

@ VOL 28 ON NOV 29, 2018

This is what you get when you take an improv performer, 20 images unseen by said performer, and an arbitrary topic: "Second Graders and Their Ideas."