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Rising Above Circumstances
BY KEVIN CARROLL
@ 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.
A Centenarian Remembers
BY GRAHAM BATHGATE
@ 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!
Stop Researching and Start Failing
BY SPENCER SMITH
@ 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.
Turning Challenge into Opportunity
BY KAREN LECKIE
@ 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!
Make Me Laugh, Grownup!
BY NASEEM HRAB
@ 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?
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
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.
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。
Matt Alt's PechaKucha Presentation Featured in BoingBoing
The latest Powered by PechaKucha event in Tokyo was held at the Heineken Star Lounge and featured presentations featuring the theme "green". BoingBoing highlighted one of the presentations from this special evening: "How to Survive a Kappa Attack" by author Matt Alt. Check out the full article here.
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.
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。
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。
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.
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.
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.