BROOKLYN Search Results: “birds”

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Adventures through Bicycling

@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

Brothers, James and Dylan Nord grew up together going on adventures, riding their bikes, building forts, and playing pretend. A few decades later they were still riding bikes, racing them now, but had lost the adventure and childish fun of their youth that they couldn't forget.

They decided to create something that would allow them to step outside of their modern adult lives and experience the unabashed freedom and thrill they knew growing up, but had lost as adults. And so Deux North was born as a way to say, "I'm still young."

"Presentation of the Day" on October 14, 2014.

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Living on the Less Dangerous Edge

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Darus Zahm wants to live in a world where Phish is always playing in elevators.  When he’s not off communing with nature, you can find him trying to bring the cool back to rollerblading here in Brooklyn.

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Message in a Bottle

@ 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!


SITEWIDE Search Results: “birds”


Lake Ridge @ Occoquan Town Hall
Jun 18, 2011


Denver @ MCA / Museum of Contemporary Art
Sep 20, 2013


Cairns @ Tanks Arts Centre
May 21, 2014


Bermuda @ Blue Water Anglers Club
Feb 20, 2014


Ekaterinburg @ Коворкинг "Соль"
Apr 24, 2014


Bergen @ Cornerteateret
May 08, 2015

PAST TwinStory Artists' Event

Coventry @ The Tin Music & Arts, Canal Basin Vaults
Mar 01, 2016


Auckland @ Metro Theatre (Mangere East Hall)
Nov 19, 2015

PAST MSM goes PechaKucha

Maastricht @ Maastricht School of Management
Mar 17, 2017


Taos @ TCA - Taos Center for the Arts
Apr 08, 2018

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Sex & Violence in the San Lorenzo River

@ VOL 6 ON DEC 11, 2013

The San Lorenzo River harbors beautiful flora and majestic fauna. But it's also a battlefield, plagued with evolutionary arms races, cunning deception, and bird-on-bird violence. Watch as Brendan Bane discusses the science behind amphibious orgies, neurotoxin-resistant garter snakes, and the morbid parenting techniques of North American waterbirds. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 3, 2014.

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The Vast Variety of Veterinary Experiences

@ VOL 1 ON NOV 21, 2014

Nils Reither's takes us through his passion for animals as a vetenarian from rectum examinations of cattle to a whale inspector. His førstes are quite amazing.

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New York via Bike Share

@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

"It's a straightforward and exciting way of getting around...There's not too many drawbacks with a Citi Bike."

In New York via Bike Share at PechaKucha Night New York Vol. 16Siobhan Brett talks about her love-hate relationship with bicycling via Citi bike, a bike-share program in New York City. Siobhan reviews the different generations of Citi-Bike, and shares stories about the social connections she's made while riding.

Siobhan is a reporter/writer and editor, living and working in New York City. She was born in Alabama, and grew up in Connecticut and the west of Ireland. 

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The Story of Buffalo BookBike

@ VOL 17 ON SEP 15, 2016

“We need to bring the fun back to reading, and rolling up with a book bike might be a way to do that.” 

In The Story of Buffalo BookBike from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, Founder of Buffalo BookBike in Buffalo, NY, Amy Ozay, talks about her love of Buffalo, books, and bikes. Taking inspiration from similar programs in other cities, she launched Buffalo BookBike in 2015, which gives free books to the children of Buffalo in parks and playgrounds throughout the summer months. The BookBike has given away over 1,000 books to date, with the hopes of slowing down the summer slide. Her dream is to increase the reach of the BookBike, foster more collaboration between local literacy organizations, and help convert Buffalo parks to open air libraries in the future. As Cicero wrote, “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” 

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Discovering wildlife in the concrete jungle


Cesar Valero was born in Cusco, the ancient capital city of the Inca's Empire, Peru and grew up surrounded by the Andes and the mysticism that characterises his home region. When he started doing bird watching in the capital Lima, he discovered the existence of hidden wildlife living in the city and was able with nature in the urban jungle. 

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Designing Bicycle Share Programming


Kris Moreau is a Brooklyn-based designer, maker, and writer. She wants to help catalyze more ecologically resilient urban systems through architecture and inclusive civic design. Listen to her PechaKucha presentation about how bicycle share programs are being designed in Portland and New Orleans.

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Bird, Meet Skyscraper


Conservation biologist and bird lover Debra Kriensky discusses the importance of bird safety in architectural design in this PechaKucha presentation for NY Build. 

Debra Kriensky works at NYC Audubon - where she works on conservation and research programs as a staff conservation biologist. Debra holds a BA in communications from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a MA in conservation biology from Columbia University. 

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Challenging a Confirmation Bias

@ VOL 15 ON JUN 09, 2017

“So you have a choice. If you choose to see teens as more than just kids, help them find their inner awesomeness. Mentor them. Coach them. Listen to them. But let them do it because they can.”

Lucas Chang, co-founder of Y2 Entrepreneurship Labs and a co-lead of Startup York, shares how teens and pre-teens are shaping our future by making positive changes and differences in the community. 

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Lukas Birk

Lukas Birk is an Austrian artist currently based in Beijing, and at the most recent PechaKucha Night in Bejing (Vol. 48), he talked about his "Kafkanistan" project. From PKN Beijing organizer Alessandra Henderson: On February 28th at Vol. 48 Pecha Kucha Beijing, Lukas Birk presented to the crowd his project "Kafkanistan." Over the course of three years, artist Lukas Birk and anthropologist Sean Foley traveled to Afghanistan as tourists in one of the most publicized war torn areas. In Birk's words: "... it all started with an email sent to me by anthropologist Sean Foley asking if I wanted to join him exploring the world of tourism in conflict zones around Pakistan and Afghanistan. Our first 4 week trip turned into a three year project resulting in a book, three films, and a multimedia exhibition." You can find out more about the project here. Below, a few images from the presentation.

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PKN Honolulu Vol. 7 Goes to the Birds

The next PechaKucha Night in Honolulu (Vol. 7) is just around the corner, happening this Friday (December 11) at Linekona's Academy Art Center. The night's festivities will be accompanied by music from Kenneth Makuakane and DJ Eskae. This will also mark the last PKN Honolulu for Mark Hakoda as head organizer, so if you spot him, make sure to go and thank him for the amazing job he's done over the past seven volumes.

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Mike Dickison

Today's presentation highlight is a lesson in zoology, courtesy of Mike Dickison and the PhD research he's been doing on flightless birds. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Christchurch Vol. 8.

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Big Bird Gets Boing Boinged

That presentation by Mike Dickison we posted about yesterday? Well, it appears that A LOT of you like it, to the tune of almost 18,000 views already, and counting. We won't take all -- or even any -- credit for that though, as it's quite evident that a mention by Cory Doctorow on Boing Boing is really what led the charge, and for that we of course thank Cory for helping to spread the word about Mike's great presentation.

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Bird Watching

Ania Konieczna is an amateur ornithologist who has developed a passion for bird watching throughout her life. As a kid she grew up in a forest environment, and she then evolved into a bird-activist, attracting more and more people to her passion. In "Bird Watching," she explains the whole story through fantastic hand drawings -- she also produced the poster for Koszalin's PechaKucha Night Vol. 7. The presentation was recorded at PKN Koszalin Vol. 6, and is in Polish.

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From Street Art to Hitchhiking, with a Bit of Birch Sap Drinking in Gothenburg

Here's our look at what's happening today in PechaKucha. Presentations We've got two new presentations on the site, one from Curitiba and one from St. Louis. In "The Street Is Alive" (in Portuguese), Jorge Galvao shares his graffiti work, and talks about his passion for street art, and then in "Hitchhiking for Sanity," Myles Dickason shares some of his hitchhiking adventures. Photos Here are today's event photos to take in, coming from a few of our PKN cities. Above, the scene at Providence's PKN Vol. 35, which was held back in February. PKN Kiruna Vol. 2 [Facebook] PKN Providence Vol. 35, as well as some older editons (Vol. 23, Vol. 24, Vol. 28) [Facebook] PKN San Diego Vol. 14 [Flickr] PKN Gothenburg Vol. 31 [Facebook] The photo above is from the recent PKN Gothenburg Vol. 31 (see the full Facebook gallery, all photos by Nettan Kock), and below is a report from that city's organizer, Jesper Larsson. You can also find all Gothenburg presentations (in Swedish) on its YouTube channel. On April 24th, we arranged our Vol. 31 of PechaKucha Gothenburg with a great turnout! Annelie Hulthén used mobile photos to show some of the backsides of the life of a politician. Our new city architect showed aerial photos of Gothenburg to show how much space is wasted on cars instead of human beings. Peter Korn told us about digging and how to plant exotic plants on stony Swedish hillsides. Sushi chef José Seruda spoke about "omakase" and his idea of Scandinavian sushi using locally produced fish and seafood. Siv Burell talked about the language Esperanto which celebrates 125 years this year. Klara Hansson spoke about perma culture and what's edible within the city centre. Jeanette Fagerström told the story that led up to her opening a sewing machine café in Gothenburg (similar to an internet café but with sewing machines instead of computers). Helena Andersson, Sebastian Popescu & Evelina Valtersson finished of the evening with a presentation about their project "Bostadsrotation" (residential rotation) where people change housing and routines with another person for a couple of days. In the break, Klara Hansson and her friends served up a 'Kokoro salad' based on wild city plants such as Garlic-mustard, Celandine, Common wood sorrel, Dandelion, Sorrel, Lady's Mantle, Daisy, Rowan Leaf, Ground elder and last but not least Lovage. They also served fresh natural birch sap. In this walkthrough video during the beer break, organizer Jesper Larsson tries out the birch sap and talks to former presenter Sebastian Näslund about it. We totally forgot to celebrate it, but the last presentation of the evening was actually #300 since we started! Links Looking for some interesting PechaKucha-related articles? We've got you covered. The photo above shows the team behind the soon-to-launch PKN series in Muscat (the organizer, Sara Fida, is second from right). Some PKN Muscat coverage in the form of "Creative Connections" [The Week] "Speakers' series a hot ticket among young Vancouverites" [Metro Vancouver] "PechaKucha Night is back, bringing artists of all types together for creative conversation" [Denver Westworld] Calendar Tonight (May 16), it's PKN Wagga Wagga Vol. 6, and tomorrow night (May 17) you can look to these three events: PKN Hanoi Vol. 4, PKN For a peek at what's coming later this month, you can always check our calendar.

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What, if Anything, Is Big Bird?

For our "Presentation of the Day," we hand over the mic to zoologist Mike Dickison, who talks about the PhD research he's been doing on a flightless bird -- the "Big Bird" of the title. "What, if Anything, Is Big Bird?" is the presentation that has garnered the most views on our site since we started sharing PK presentations online.

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Top 5 Winged, Finned, Four-legged Presentations

Whether it flies, swims, trots, climbs, or simply walks, here are the top 5 PechaKucha 20x20 presentations featuring our fellow members of the animal kingdom.  First, we hear PhD zoology researcher Mike Dickison's attempt to figure out Big Bird's exact genus and species. (What, if Anything, Is Big Bird?) We'll then listen to Steven Stark document his fascinating experiences while bee-keeping. (My Bees) Coming in third is National Geographic diver Mark Addison's amazing presentation on his life swimming with sharks. (Give Sharks a Chance) Lesley Ann Beck takes the format in an interesting and unique direction as she takes us through a day in the life of her dog -- from a first-person perspective. (A Dog's Life) Rounding it all out we have Glen Chilton's intriguing research into extinct, rare, and endangered animal species. (Rare Species)

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  On June 2 for PK3, we heard fascinating presentations from dynamic local people: Geneticist Giri Athrey of Texas A&M; Dan DeLeon, pastor of Friends UCC; Ronin Cooking owners Brian and Amanda Light; high school teacher and seasoned European "couch-surfer" Barbara Klein; and Shannon Van Zandt, Director of Texas A&M's Center for Housing and Urban Development. Thanks for all your love and support! Please consider nominating people for PK4, in the fall. See you soon!

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PechaKucha People: Crystal Birns

Our PechaKucha People spotlight shines right back at us, reflected in the beaming smile of our multi-talented PechaKucha Night Santa Cruz organizer, Crystal Birns. In addition to being a musician and photographer, she's activating her city by employing the 20x20 format for it's City Council Candidate Forum in their upcoming vol. 10! Well done Crystal and PechaKucha Night Santa Cruz!!!