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Don Kratzer

Guerrilla Semiotician, Fig-lab || 国際フィギュア研究所 in Tokyo

What is Kamishibai?

PRESENTED ON FEB 20, 2015
IN TOKYO @ VOL 122

Don Kratzer tells the history of Kamishibai, an art of telling story before the invention of television and manga. The lost art of Kamishibai was a legacy of story telling filled with great art and characters.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 13, 2015.

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Creating Legends

BY BRAD BEAUREGARD
@ VOL 8 ON APR 12, 2013

Fiction writer Brad Beauregard discusses the way stories, legends, and tall tales help us revive the experience of the past, even if the past itself is lost in the process. By illustrating the details of some of the personal history that went into his fiction novel he explains just how history gets lost in the maturation of legends and the like.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 16, 2013. 

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Knoxville’s 225 Years: What Difference Have We Made?

BY JACK NEELY
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 11, 2016

Knoxville's beloved historian Jack Neely covers 225 years of Knoxville history to explore what created the city and what it means for the future of this Scruffy City.

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A Theatrical Life - Telling Stories

BY THIANE KHAMVONGSA
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 15, 2016

"Understanding theatre helps us to understand what it means to be human."

In A Theatrical Life - Telling Stories at PechaKucha Night Vientiane Vol. 4Thiane Khamvongsa, a Laotian playwright, director and comedian who grew up and studied in France talks about the importance of theater throughout human history and how it can positively influence our lives. 


This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, February 9th, 2017.

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The History of Telling Good Stories

BY JAIME GUTIERREZ
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

Storytelling is what makes us human. Jaime Gutierrez explores the methods we use to tell stories and provides examples of great storytellers throughout history.

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The Story Behind a Forgotten Name on a Building

BY ADAM KNAPP
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 31, 2017

By day, Adam Knapp works at the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, but in his spare time he has had a fascination with a name, forgotten to time, on the face of a building. He’ll share part of that person’s story and, along the way, why trust is important to change.

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Making Quilts

BY LAURIE LABAR
@ VOL 26 ON JAN 19, 2018

Laurie LaBar shares her story of making a recreation of a historic quilt. 

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The Art of Happiness

BY DONNY BRAZILE
@ VOL 10 ON MAR 27, 2017

What makes us happy? Is there an art to human happiness? Join Flagler College faculty member Donny Brazile as he explores the history of happiness from Aristotle to advancing cognitive science. 

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Telling Architecture (the Hidden Stories of Buildings)

BY ABIGAIL HURST
@ VOL 39 ON APR 27, 2019

Writer and Registered Architect Abigail Hurst founded her own local practice in 2018, Tell Architecture Ltd, in order to combine her architectural education and training with her passion for writing. Abigail aims to design buildings that tell stories and write stories that Tell Architecture to help people comprehend, discover and connect to spaces, buildings, and cities. Abigail will relate a series of buildings personal to her, and the stories of how they have shaped her life. This journey will lead you to her practice today, and a proposal for a fresh way of telling the hidden stories of architecture, through the intersection of two disciplines: drawing and writing, to bring meaning and richness to our lives.

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Finding Emily Phillips

BY CHRISTINE WHYBREW
@ VOL 39 ON APR 27, 2019

The 1893 Women's Suffrage petition provides rare access to the previously silent stories of ordinary women’s lives in 19th century New Zealand. By researching one signature, Christine Whybrew will unravel a story of extreme hardship and extraordinary wealth that takes us on a tour of Canterbury's historic places. Christine ’s early career was spent working with historic photograph collections in museums and art galleries. Since 2009 she has worked for Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga where she is now Area Manager for the Canterbury/West Coast region. Christine’s focus is on discovering and sharing the stories of historic places and archaeology.