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Through my eyes

BY MERRYL KEMP
@ VOL 1 ON APR 16, 2014

Photographer Merryl Kemp has an incredible eye to capture light to enhance seemingly ordinary as well as the extraordinary to bring out the magic. She shows photographs that represent feelings and emotions, and proves how the eye of a camera can capture something that a human eye can not catch.

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Getting it Just Right

BY DAVID KERNICK
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 26, 2014

As a local surf life-saver and regular ski-paddler, David Kernick has spent many years on the beautiful local waterways or surfing the beaches. His view of the local area comes from a different perspective to most as he regularly paddles in the late afternoon light and has seen many spectacular sunsets. This passion for water and low light is reflected in much of his photographic work and he enjoys the peacefulness and serenity of shooting nature, water, and landscapes. David also loves the social interaction of portrait photography and watching his subjects develop in confidence, capturing their personalities and in particular seeing the smile on their faces when they see the final product.

"Presentation of the Day" on September 15, 2014.

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The Impossibility Of Nature

BY SHONA WILSON
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 26, 2014

The repetitive use of natural detritus brings Shona Wilson closer to understanding the world we share. The materials themselves are storehouses of knowledge and information. They act as 'keys', unlocking doors to memory, science, history and imagination. Her current work increasingly responds to and reflects upon the cross-pollinations between nature, humans and culture, referencing in particular, plastics' invasion into the 'natural' world. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 29, 2014. 

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The Lucky Country

BY MARK ISAACS
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 13, 2014

Marc is an advocate for social justice and for the rights and living conditions of refugees waiting for judgement as to whether they will be allowed immigration visas.

Marc recounts his experiences as a social worker on the Australian Immigration Detention centre on the island of Nauru and the appalling conditions that refugees were had to endure due to the constraints of the Australian Government's Department of Immigration.

 

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Lake Ridge @ Tall Oaks Community Center
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Nara @ Shiro-chan House
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Nara @ JAZZ BAR Cento
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Words about Swords

BY GABRIEL LEBEC
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Gabriel Lebec is a total nerd about swords. In this PK presentation, learn a little bit about how traditional swords are made!

Gabe earned a B.A. in Mathematics & Studio Art from Georgetown University, studied prehealth at New York University, and spent years in biomedical research. He now teaches software development at Fullstack Academy. He loves anything combining aesthetics & technics: typography, photography, Japanese swords, etc.

Visit bit.ly/jsword for more!

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My Life with Herbs

BY HANNAH SYLVESTER SYLVESTER
IN LINCOLN, UK

Hannah Sylvester, one of the 40 medical qualified herbalists in the country, tells us all about her life with herbs in a nourishing and organic presentation. She reflects on the importance of listening and observing nature to flourish with it. After all there's no better design than nature itself.

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine by thy food." ― Hippocrates

http://www.thedistrictherbalist.co.uk/

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Message in a Bottle

BY GEORGE BOORUJY
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

George Boorujy was born and bred in New Providence New Jersey, and now lives in Brooklyn, along with almost everyone else. He is represented by P.P.O.W. gallery in New York, and teaches at the School of Visual Arts. 

Check out George's project, New York Pelagic, here!

Read about the bottle that washed up on a beach in France here!

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The Future of Flooding

BY SAMUEL BUDIN
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Samuel Lang Budin is a social documentary photographer living in Brooklyn and working primarily in the depressive realist mode. He makes 35mm and medium format slide shows about climate change anxiety, aging and death, naked people in their own homes, the personal discomforts of travel, and the encroaching sea. Just you wait!

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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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Japan and the Temporal Craftsmen

BY NICHOLAS COFFEE
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Nicholas Coffee takes us through history of temporal craftsmen with examples of temples and shrines across Japan. His study was made possible by the Georgia Trust Foundation.

Nicholas is a LEED AP Architectural Designer at FXFOWLE working on a range of projects in NYC from urban design to interior design. Previously he worked at Bjarke Ingels Group on a variety of projects including the Hot to Cold exhibition and publication. He holds a Masters of Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelors of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder (his hometown.)

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The Art of Biology

BY MEHDI DOUMI
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Mehdi Doumi is from Algeria and England, studied biomedical engineering, and is a technical leader in Research and Innovation at L’Oreal USA - researching human perception of cosmetic products.  He has been part of NPO Ligo Project, promoting science in U.S. culture through humor and videography.  He also enjoys carpentry, improv, and drawing satirical cartoons.  Over the last 4 years he has committed himself to creating abstract artwork to any K-12 educator across the USA.  He hopes that each art piece stimulates student curiosity about math and science topics, especially in a challenging teaching environment.

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From Barrel to Bottle

BY WILL DRUCKER
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Will Drucker is a sustainability practitioner and whiskey lover. At PechaKucha Night NYC, Will takes us through the history and process of whiskey making - from the tree to the bottle!

Will is devoted to building businesses that support the circular economy. Will hails from the cities and farms of the Midwest. College took him to Vermont where he studied neuroscience and deepened his love for the natural world. Will can't resist music, birds, biking, good food and adventure.

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Theatre Spaces

BY WALTER HALL
@ VOL 7 ON JUN 15, 2017

"I wanted to see what the already existed in the world as non-traditional but permanent performance space as inspiration for alternative space where drama can exist."

In Theatre Spaces from PeckaKucha Night Bexhill-on-Sea Vol. 7, Walter Hall shares his passion for performance, examining a plethora of theatre spaces throughout history and across the globe. He explains the evolution of theatre venues from the ancient Greeks to modern day Macau and how performance space can affect the plays occurring in them. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 20th, 2017. 

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Why Forests Matter

BY JIM HOWE
@ VOL 19 ON MAR 14, 2018

"This is the Black-throated Green Warbler. I know how to do the birdcall for this, but I'll do it afterwards, I promise."

In Why Forests Matter from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, Deputy Executive Director of the Nature Conservancy of Central & Western New York, Jim Howe, explains the three-part mission of organization: to protect land and water (120 million acres around the world, including 100,000 acres in Western and Central New York), to transform policy and practice for sustainability and to inspire people to connect with nature. Why do forests matter? Howe leads us on a tour of protected forest lands that provide imporved healthed and mental outlook, as well as critical habitats for wildlife. And Howe's Black-throated Green Warbler call was a show stopper! 

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The Rhythms of the Natural World

How in tune are we with the rhythms that surround us? In "The Rhythms of the Natural World," Kristina Dryza reveals how we can become more alive by recognizing the rhythms that govern our lives. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 90.

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Robots for All, the Art of Communication, and Bahraini Visuals

Presentations In a culture where robots are everywhere -- whether as a toy, in an industrial setting, or as a movie villain -- it's good to have someone like DJ Sures, CEO, roboticist, and the visionary behind EZ-Robot. Watch as he shares (from PKN Calgary Vol. 12) his passion for robots, particularly the ones that are easy to control. With "The Art of Communication" (in Portuguese, from PKN Curitiba Vol. 1), Michelle Thomé fully embraces the 20x20 format -- specifically, the numbering -- as she covers effective and efficient ways of speaking in public. Posters We've got a few new posters on the Tumblr blog today: the proper poster for PKN Williamsburg Vol. 1 (we shared the flyer a week or two ago), PKN Kingston Vol. 3, PKN Katowice Vol. 7, and the poster for tonight's PKN Bahrain Vol. 5, pictured above. PKN Bahrain organizer Mohammed Jannahi adds a few details for that poster: The poster is designed by Bahraini designer Muna Yateem, who recently launched her brand HARAKA (a common word used by Bahrainis which means to wear or do something with swagger). The idea behind the poster is making fun of Bahrainis and their reaction when they hear and pronounce PechaKucha, some find it very difficult and its even funnier when elder people try to say PechaKucha. The great thing about this parody is the fact that PechaKucha has an audience from all age groups and the word itself makes it "special" in Bahrain. And although not a poster, here's a look at the new logo for PKN Seoul -- the series has been on hiatus for quite a few years now, but is about to relaunch this summer. Photos We've got another fresh batch of photo galleries from around the web, and if you missed the live streaming of the recent PKN Edmonton Vol. 13, you can still watch the video here, courtesy of the Edmonton Journal. Above, the scene at PKN Nara Vol. 2. PKN Champaign-Urbana Vol. 9 [Facebook] PKN Nara Vol. 2 [Facebook] PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 [Flickr] Links and press A pair of links (that second link is also an invitation to read more interviews with PKN Birmingham's presenters), as well as some press coverage. "PechaKucha to unite ideas, stories, performances" [Toledo Free Press] "Quick fire questions: Chris Brown (Vol 5, April 2012)" -- part of series of quick interviews on PKN Birmingham's site with its Vol. 5 presenters Below, a scan of recent coverage for Jersey's first PKN from the Jersey Evening Post. Calendar After a rather busy week, the PKN network slows down a bit over the weekend. Tonight (June 8) you can catch PKN Cagliari Vol. 3 and PKN Bahrain vol. 5, and then tomorrow night (Saturday) look to PKN Cancun Vol. 5, an event that was supposed to happen last month, but got postponed due to bad weather (yes, you guessed it, it's an outdoor event).

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My Back Garden

In this fantastic kids presentation from PKN Derby Vol. 5, Jasmine talks about the beautiful nature surrounding her home. She tells us stories of hunting in the woods for ladybird beetles on warm spring days, and gives us a short history of the Derby locale.

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Hiro Nakanishi

As we've mentioned, for tomorrow's Vol. 100 we'll have a few PKN city organizers taking part -- this giant great network of ours was made possible through them, of course -- and that includes Nara organizer Hiro Nakanishi.日本の他都市PechaKuchaのオーガナイザーの皆さんもプレゼンターとして参加してくださいます!ここでご紹介するのは、奈良オーガナイザーの中西さんです。

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Stage Fright–"It's Natural"

    Some say the 'fear of speaking' is a worse fate than fear of death itself...when it comes to people and facing their fears. Neuroscience is nowing suggesting, what many have already speculated, that stage fright is a natural process of the human psychosymatic process. By becoming conscious to this fact, you can overcome it and be that engaging and inspiring storyteller! Instead of me going on with my prose...watch this...it's a great story that is shared in an engaging and brilliant way: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-science-of-stage-fright-and-how-to-overcome-it-mikael-cho

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The Impossibility of Nature

What comes of a synthesis of plastic into our natural world at the microscopic level? The repetitive use of natural detritus brings Shona Wilson closer to understanding the world we share. The materials that make up her work are storehouses of knowledge and information. They act as 'keys', unlocking doors to memory, science, history and imagination. In "The Impossibility of Nature" at PKN Forster Vol. 2 her current work increasingly responds to and reflects upon the cross-pollinations between nature, humans and culture, referencing in particular, plastics' invasion into the 'natural' world. 

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Ecological Sculpture: Patterns in Nature

Is there a place within us that remembers that we are nature? Kimberly Callas is an artist who presents on her current project 'Portrait of the Ecological Self': an artistic investigation that uses sculpted forms of the human body in combination with natural materials to explore images and symbols from nature that strongly connect with the human psyche. In "Ecological Sculpture: Patterns in Nature" from PKN Midcoast, Maine Vol. 21 we learn that her work has recently received a Puffin Foundation Grant and has been exhibited in New York, Chicago, and as far a field as Bulgaria. 

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City Focus: Nara

This week's City Focus lands in Nara, the ancient capital of Japan and home to some of the country's most magnificent palaces and temples, eight of which have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Let's cheer them on for their first PechaKucha Night happening this week! 

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Invitation to Islamabad - Volume 2

This PechaKucha Islamabad Night, fasten your seat belts for an exciting ride across the mounts and vales that make Pakistan! Our speakers know that how you travel matters as much as where you travel: Guliafshan Tariq will speak of her journey across KP on a motorbike! Moin Khan decided to hop on a bike for his adventure while Ally Sher Khan is the jeep enthusiast! Wajahat Malik and Nazia Akram will take us on a journey across several regions of Pakistan through their breathtaking photography and narratives to match! Khalid Malik will scan the golden sands near Derawar Fort, Mubeen Ali & co presenter Mustafa Gauhar will take us on a walk through the palaces and forts in the same area; Faizan Ahmed will explore our better known and lesser known heritage sites. Mobeen Ansari, photographer par excellence, will focus on the diverse beauty of the land and its people. Sabeen Sadozai’s story is about how she gave back to the land through the cleanup drive at K2 Base Camp! Travel to the mountains is all about good preparation and our speaker Saad Munawar has written a book to help you do just that! Adil Riaz will take you through Pakistan's lakes and rivers with his presentation! Saad Munawar will open for us vistas of the more pristine parts of our north. We wish you a safe landing and hope you enjoy the sights and stories that we have put together for you! For details click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2167776626783350/