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Shining a Light on My Fears

@ VOL 18 ON JUN 03, 2016

Matthew Rennels shares on facing some of the fears in his life. Rennels is a writer, author and blogger, who writes on topics of faith and fear. It all started for Matthew back in the early 2000s when he was in college and suddenly fell into a deep depression.  His world crashed and this landed Matt in years of darkness until he found escape through a new-found faith in God.

Matthew has a degree in journalism and worked as a reporter and editor for several newspapers, before entering the finance industry as a technical writer, where he’s worked for the past six years. He is also about to begin a creative writing Masters of Fine Arts program at Sierra Nevada College, which will keep him busy.

Matthew moved to Sioux Falls last August. He was previously living in Tampa, Florida, and though he misses the beaches and tropical weather, Tampa didn’t have the heart he has found in Sioux Falls. He is thrilled to be a part of this vibrant community.  

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How I Became A Writer

@ VOL 23 ON SEP 01, 2017

Matthew Rennels is a writer, author, and blogger, who writes on topics of faith and fear, and that covers about everything.

Matthew has a degree in journalism and worked as a reporter and editor for several newspapers, before entering the finance industry as a technical writer, where he’s worked for the past eight years. He is also working on a creative writing Masters of Fine Arts degree at Sierra Nevada College in Lake Tahoe. He has a diabetic dog named Pongo. Did you know that dogs can be diabetic?


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Intelligence & Mysteries

@ VOL 2 ON MAR 20, 2015

Jeremy Gosnell, author of the Terminal, talks about today's technology, intelligence and mysteries, the inspiration for his most recent book. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 20, 2015.

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Give Birth to Your Dreams

@ VOL 12 ON JAN 27, 2016

Nozi Kubeka presents on how she followed her dreams from where she came from in the mountains of Kwa Zulu Natal to a succesful author, speaker and mother. Following your dreams can become a reality

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Rising Above Circumstances

@ VOL 19 ON APR 20, 2016

Kevin Carroll is the author of the highly successful Red Rubber Ball trilogy. He has helped turn creative ideas into reality for many organizations and has dedicated his life to advancing education, sports, and play as a vehicle for social change and success.

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@ VOL 12 ON SEP 30, 2016

Claire Tansey is a chef, teacher and food expert. She has over 20 years experience in restaurants, education and media, notably as Food Director at Chatelaine and on Cityline. She thinks life is complicated; cooking shouldn't be. 

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A Centenarian Remembers

@ VOL 30 ON OCT 15, 2016

Graham Bathgate lyrically describes his conversations and discoveries with centenarian Thelma McLean as part of a book he presented Thelma for her 105th birthday: about poetry she learned at school and loved, and could still recite; images of when she was growing up; and a life of reflections.  Thelma has passed on.  This delightful warm presentation enshrines her life and memories.  E nga mate, haere, haere, haere atu ra! 

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Stop Researching and Start Failing

@ VOL 23 ON AUG 23, 2017

The internet is great, isn't it? You (and everyon else) can learn anything you want at any time for free. There's a dark side to this ever-growing and ubiquitously available resource, though. In this presentation, Spencer Smith will share his experiences in learning five disparate topics, and how the internet might have actually prevented him in executing on the successes tied to each of the five.

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Loving a Writer (and some cats)

@ VOL 16 ON SEP 29, 2017

Rebecca Rosenblum is the author of two short story collections. Mark Sampson has published five books. Can two creative people live under the same roof? Mark  and Rosenblum talk about marriage, writing, and cats.

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Turning Challenge into Opportunity

@ VOL 16 ON SEP 29, 2017

Karen Leckie is a corporate trainer, agent of change, and breakthrough coach. Karen facilitates workshops and training on leadership development, coaching, employee engagement and organization development and is a best-selling author of books. She shares how you can change your mindset on life’s difficulties and obstacles, and learn how to turn any loss into gain!

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Make Me Laugh, Grownup!

@ VOL 16 ON SEP 29, 2017

Naseem Hrab loves to write funny things for children and adults. Her comedy writing has appeared on McSweeney's Internet Tendency and The Rumpus and she is the author of the picture book Ira Crumb Makes a Pretty Good Friend. Everyone thinks kids' books need to teach lessons, but that's not why adults read novels. Why do we think kids are any different? 

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Dear Philomena

@ VOL 19 ON JUN 08, 2018

“Mama how much trauma can I contain?”  - Mugabi Byenkya

A stroke survivor who was once facing his own mortality shares his journey of searching, surviving, and coping. 

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Ignor Pérez and Sustainability

Over at Treehugger, contributor -- and Pecha Kucha Night Barcelona organizer -- Petz Scholtus has a great post on one of the presentations from last week's Vol. 4. It covers Ignor Pérez's talk on sustainability -- Pérez himself is a self-described sustainable architect, and author of the book ECO Productos.

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Minoru Yokoyama

Join us at tomorrow's Vol. 103, where professor Minoru Yokoyama (Bunka Gakuen University) will take us on a tour of his new book, Five Senses of Design.文化学園大学の教授そしてインテリアデザイナーとしてご活躍される横山稔さんが、出版されたデザインに関する本「五感のデザインワークブック」を紹介してくださいます。

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Auto Squiggler at PKN Toronto

The latest PechaKucha Night in Toronto (Vol. 28) included the following very interesting project, as organizer Vivien Leung tells us: [Here's a] time-lapse of the drawing robot at our PK last Tuesday night. It took Patrick Dinnen, the creative technologist, almost a month to build and code this special installation especially for our event.  Watch the full video below. Also of note is that the Becki Chan featured in the video -- who was presenting at a PKN event for the very first time -- was previously part of the PKN Vancouver team.

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Chris Solarski

Joining us at next week's PechaKucha Night Vol. 114 (on Wednesday, May 28) is author and game designer Chris Solarski, who will discuss the intersections between classical art techniques and video game design. 来週のペチャクチャナイトのプレゼンターをご紹介!ゲームデザイナー、作家であるChris Solarskiは、伝統的アートの技術とゲームのデザインが交わる領域について話します。

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Robert Blasiak

At next week's PechaKucha Night Vol. 114 (on Wednesday, May 28), researcher and translator Robert Blasiak will share his story of discovering and translating German author Bernhard Kellerman's 1910 account of his travels across Japan. 研究者であり翻訳家の Robert Blasiakさんは、1910年に出版されたドイツの作家ベルンハルト・ケラーマンの日本の旅行記を読んで発見したことをプレゼンします。

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Most Successful Fraud in History: William Shakespeare

Everyone knows of William Shakespeare, but are the facts about him true? Barbara Hobens doesn't believe it for a second, and in fact denounces him as the true author of the classic plays and writings. In "Most Successful Fraud in History: William Shakespeare" from PKN Garrison Vol. 5, rather than entertain notions of common knowledge, she gives convincing evidence on how the noble Edward de Vere is likely the true Shakespeare we know and love. 

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Games as Interactive Art

"We're trying to translate these classical concepts from painting -- a static medium -- to 3D environments..." Artist, game designer, and author Chris Solarski speaks on the points where video games intersect with classical art, film, and animation. In "Games as Interactive Art" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 114, he discusses the interactive aspect of games, and how this element fundamentally changes the way we engage with images. 

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Crossing Seas and Authorities

“I was ready to pursue my dreams — however dangerous they may be.” Adventurer Mike Reid shares his journey kayaking from the west coast of Japan to South Korea. In “Crossing Seas and Authorities” from PKN Tokyo Vol. 121, he shows us that riding the Sea of Japan/Korea was not always the most difficult aspect of the expedition — there’s always customs.

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Never Underestimate the Power of Your Inspiration

In Never Underestimate the Power of Your Inspiration from PechaKucha Night Bryan, Vol. 5, Dr. Reuben May talks about growing up disadvantaged and how he got to be a professor and award winning author, as well as a rapper featured in notable publications.