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Desolate Beauty: A Contemplation of the Desert

@ VOL 16 ON JUN 29, 2017

Contemplative writer David Morrison and Monk Drums (El Paso vol.11) creator Jacob Neria takes us on a journey of of sound, image, and spoken word celebrates a vision of desert spirituality.

As David explains, there is a beauty that can be experienced in the scarcity of desert if we come to it with contemplative eyes. The word, “contemplation,” in Latin, means to “gaze intently upon.” It’s possible to walk in desert landscapes and witness its emptiness until a stunning beauty arises. And further, this beauty begins to gaze into the beholder, and one is transformed forever. In the Irish language, “to contemplate,” means to place oneself at the “edge of waiting.” The desert is a liminal space on the edge of what’s familiar, and it draws and enchants those who dare to walk in its kenotic embrace.

The images are not professionally shot nature photos, but rather the simple snapshots of a lifelong desert walker. The haikus are not literary as much as they are experiential. Mary Oliver sums it up perfectly: "Every day I walk out into the world / to be dazzled, then to be reflective."

David Morrison and Jacob Neria are members of Desert Rain Community, a contemporary community of Christian contemplative monks located outside El Paso in Chaparral, NM.


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The Hague @ Brandweerkazerne van PIP
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Concepción @ Bar del Frente
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Paris @ Campus de la Fonderie de l'image
Feb 20, 2010


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The Hague @ Theater aan het Spui
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"Ballad Of The Lonely Fish"


Danielle de Picciotto and Alexander Hacke are an American-German artist couple living in Berlin and New York. Painter, illustrator, filmaker and musician Danielle presented some of her drawings and images of the couple's latest tours and performances at our cosy PKN Haiti in Berlin. This presentation was a first debut of Alexander Hacke and Danielle de Picciotto's latest song called "Ballad Of The Lonely Fish". With Alexander being the lead guitarist of the legendary industrial rock & Avant-garde band Einstürzende Neubauten, we were extremely honored to have such a "piece of music history" as guests in our humble home.
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Dosvelas Pictures- Smile & OPEN YOUR EYES

@ VOL 8 ON FEB 20, 2010

Jessica Leung - documentarian, video freelancer, connector - about working with Pamela Anderson in Hollywood... to making an experimental documentary in India!
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PechaKucha Global Events

@ VOL 90 ON MAR 28, 2012

PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham gives a presentation about all of the global events that have helped bring the PK network together three times now, first for Haiti, then for Japan, and recently to celebrate each PK city. This presentation is in English.

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Redesign a School

@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

Architect Pascale Sablan is sharing her experience promoting diversity and including children in the design process of redesigning a school in Haiti after the earthquake. Following the international building code in the design she is also quantifying the sustainability of the product and encouraging the audience to share their passion and knowledge with children.


This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 15, 2015.

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I Believe In You - Your Magic Is Real

@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

Devin Person believes in you - your magic is real!

Devin Person is a wizard. His first book, Mysteries of the Deep, is being released on March 13th as a Kickstarter spell to raise $420. Learn more here.

Blending mystical insights with irreverent wit, Person transforms occult techniques into accessible, modern ideas that his clients and readers can use to create powerful changes in their own subjective experiences.

When not writing bios, Devin Person enjoys worshipping a Gnome god of humor and fending off attacks from his cat, Loki

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What do You Think About When Combing Your Hair?

@ VOL 29 ON MAY 22, 2016

Curt Osmundsen has a lot on his mind and that 'lot' comes up most pressing when he combs hair. So, what do you think about when you comb your hair? Your upcoming day? A movie from last night? Whether or not giraffes do have vocal chords? Curt's thoughts are quite a bit heavier than all of that and his story will have you questioning your hair-combing routine henceforth. 

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Hacking the Office


Wes Rozen is one of the founding partners of SITU Studio, where he leads some of the company's more experimental projects - including interdisciplinary collaborations with artists, filmmakers, and environmental organizations.  Wes takes us through the new Google Creative Lab offices in NY.

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George's Haiku Adventure

@ VOL 150 ON SEP 27, 2017

ニュージーランド出身のGeorge Nelsonさんは、早稲田大学への留学を機に驚異的な成長で日本語を習得し、ついには絵と五七五調の俳句(川柳)による創作表現まで行うようになりました。Georgeさんのシュールな詩と絵からは、ある意味テクノとファッションのが融合するような化学反応を感じられます。思わず笑みがこぼれハマってしまう世界観をお楽しみに!

George Nelson from New Zealand zealously picked up the Japanese language during his education at Waseda University with an earnest intent to create satirical poetry known as Senryu. Senryu, otherwise known as human haiku adheres to the format of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables. Combining that rigor with George Nelson’s surrealistic sensibilities and electrifying personality, this PechaKucha promises 400 seconds of cheeky quips and non-stop smiling.

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Mane Street

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2018

This is an artistic stroll through black kink. Rayven Holmes shares an enlightening presentation about the styles and the underlying culture of contemporary Black hair styles.

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PKN in The Hague

PechaKucha Night debuted in The Hague just last night (September 30), and although we don't have event photos or a report yet, here's a look at a sign that advertised the event.

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PKN The Hague Vol. 1

PechaKucha Night made its debut in The Hague -- or Den Haag -- just over a week ago, and organizer Marc Boumeester fills us in on how the inaugural event was able to distinguish itself from the other "plentiful" PKN cities in Holland. The first edition of PechaKucha Den Haag has proven to be exactly what the organizers had hoped it to be. In a country with such a high 'PechaKucha density' as Holland, it is hard not to become involved in some sort of competition or express oneself in terms of comparison. The organizers of PK-DH specifically wanted to steer away from these elements, especially because PechaKucha is all about sharing and appreciating. But as the high-brow cultural climate of The Hague has been described in terms like "immature" or "possessing a boring charm" and the general cultural climate has not brought forward spontaneous highly energetic states (like "just do it" or "hype it up") as some other large Dutch cities have known, the organizers where faced with quite a challenge. The solution was found by applying a small set of guidelines; keep it local and keep it real. Situated in an old fire station next to the railway, we found a very appealing selection of artists, architects, thinkers, designers and other members of the creative class, both on and off stage. A tantalizing variety of topics, projects, statements, reports, cultural-political criticism and art-forms was presented. Some participants were challenged by the strict rule of 20 slides, 20 seconds each, which still works as the big equalizer -- experienced speaker or not, your slide will disappear much sooner (or later) than you had hoped. But this contributed even more to the great atmosphere, which held some elements of a 1956 Parisian-jazz-and-poetry-cellar gathering, some elements of a spontaneous fashion exhibit, but displayed most of all a typical friendly and open eagerness, with which PK-DH could well become the exemplification of the new shape and form of the emerging and dynamically changing cultural climate of modern The Hague. Keep it local and keep it real, hurray! Below, more great black and white photos from PKN The Hague Vol. 1, with more to see in this Flickr account.

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It's All in the Hair

We've seen a lot of great posters and flyers for PechaKucha Nights worldwide over the years -- we even created a one-time loop of them for last night's special pre-Tokyo Design Week edition of PKN in Tokyo -- but this latest one for tonight's (October 29) PKN Oaxaca Vol. 4 may be my favorite so far. Some are "dos," some are "don'ts," but which "do" are you?


PechaKucha for Haiti

We've all been seeing the terrible images coming from Haiti following the tragic earthquake that hit the nation earlier this month, and we can assure you that everyone here at team PechaKucha is readying something that we hope will help with the reconstruction efforts. The full project will be announced this Wednesday both at the scheduled PechaKucha Night in Tokyo, and by Cameron Sinclair of Architecture for Humanity at the World Economic Forum in Davos -- and you can bet that we'll be covering it here as well, so check back then for more details.

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PKN Bali for Haiti

The "PechaKucha Global Night for Haiti" will be a true community event, bringing together as many of the PKN cities as possible on one day (February 20). The organizers of PKN Bali were among the first to pledge their support, and here's a look at the poster they've put together for the event. Note that the venue is still to be announced.

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PKN The Hague Vol. 3

PechaKucha Night in The Hague Vol. 3 was held earlier this month, and here's a glowing report from organizer Bram van Hasselt. You'll also find more photos from the event in this Flickr photoset. On Wednesday March 10th, something special happened in Pip. To us as an organization this would have to be the best PechaKucha Night in The Hague yet! Over 100 people showed up to get inspired and be entertained, to laugh and to meet new people. Now, we look back at the last edition with you to enjoy it for one last time and get ideas for the next PKDH, which will take place sometime in June. This time, more than during the previous editions, speakers took the liberty to find their own creative way of using the 20×20 format. We saw combinations of pictures, videos and sound, but also performances in fragments of 20 seconds. Some speakers chose to not talk, others seemed to have everything planned out. Variation is what makes a PechaKucha Night so unique. Not only in content, but also in locations, variety was the key word of the night; we went to Gambia, Nigeria, Birma, The Kyrgyz Republic, Sankt Moritz or stayed in the city centre of The Hague. As you may have noticed, we filmed everything, which is now availabe through Pip TV: part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4. We also uploaded pictures to our Flickr group, feel free to spread and share! Credits for the pictures go to Anna Czyzewska. Of course, we have some people to thank, starting with the speakers, in order of appearance: Joost Haas Bas Ackermann Christian Kryl Saskia Mees Shireen van Dorp Ruben Steeman Sieko Kloosterhuis Ibrahim Ineke Maurice Ajanaku Martijn Kramp Peter de Ruiter Sietze Kalkwijk Of course, much love to Pip who once again opened up their doors for all of us. Much thanks to for helping us out with the technical part and the stream, brought to you by Zapstream. And a very special thanks to Tanja Busking and Dayna Casey, for the very slick design of the posters and flyers! And last, but not least, thank you! Without your enthusiasm, support and you being there, PechaKucha Night in The Hague would not be here. We will keep you posted when we have the next date, and we hope to see you there. To conclude, a drawing Ruben Steeman made of PechaKucha Night in The Hague Vol. 3.

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No Tents Please... We're Swedish!

Our weekend "Presentation of the Day" is a special one, recorded as part of our reconstruction efforts in Haiti -- see more in our Haiti Reconstruction Channel -- Johan Karlsson explains why we shouldn't send tents to disaster areas.


Growth hacking

Talented team made incredible service with beautiful design that nobody wants to buy? Common story! Growth hacking tips from Alexander Kholodov, Yalantis CEO, on PKN vol.6 IT: how to find, get and keep users.

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Dance of the Horny, Hairy Arachnid

“I’m going to talk about how tarantulas talk about having sex.” Scientist and journalist Brendan Bane speaks on his life-long fascination with tarantulas. In “Dance of the Horny, Hairy Arachnid” from PKN Santa Cruz, CA Vol. 8, Brendan shows us how his passion for these furry eight-leggers has led him to study the secrets of their unique mating habits.

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Big Hair Don't Care

“While all my friend’s… hair would sway in the wind, my hair even defied the laws of physics. It would just stay absolutely still.” In Big Hair Don't Care from PechaKucha Night Markham’s 9th Volume, curly hair ambassador, chocolate-maker, and biathlon competitor Sandy Saad discusses what it's like to grow up with natural hair. Drawing from memories of her embarrassing hair phases, she tells the tale of how she came to accept her natural beauty.