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Magic Happens - Stories that Stretch, Empower, and Provoke Transformation

BY LAURA PIRIE
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 21, 2019

Magic happens every day: but what is it that makes an experience magical? How can we recognize the magical? And once magic "happens", how can that experience inspire creativity? Laura Pirie shares stories of empowerment and transformation, both personal and community, across time and space!

 

SITEWIDE Search Results: “magic”

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Portland Maine @ Asylum
Feb 27, 2014

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Raleigh @ Architect Bar & Social House
Dec 05, 2013

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Aberdeen @ The Belmont Filmhouse
Nov 18, 2014

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Lienz @ Projektraum 29
Nov 11, 2016

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Fresno @ Fulton 55
Jul 26, 2017

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Kalispell @ Kalispell Brewing Company
Jul 19, 2017

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Sofia @ New Bulgarian University
Nov 18, 2015

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St. Augustine @ St. Augustine Amphitheater
Oct 22, 2018

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Wellington @ Hannah Playhouse
Sep 21, 2018

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Alexandria @ ALX Community
Mar 19, 2019

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Nashville Design Lab

BY DAVID GRISHAM
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 14, 2014

David Grisham is an architect in Nashville who ventured into making custom mailboxes for people around the United States. He explains the processes and surprises through his continuing journey as an entrepreneur. He started off very small but now has built his own business called Nashville Design Lab. To see more of his work visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/NashvilleDesignLab# 

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The Spirit of Magic

BY JUSTIN SIGHT
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Justin Sight is a unique magician known for performing on the streets and subways of NYC. He was diagnosed legally blind at age 10. Justin has been featured on television  and online news outlets such as The NY Post and Gothamist. He talks about Magic from a spiritual perspective drawn from his involvement with the worlds mystery schools and scientific research that point to the essence of what we Truly Are.

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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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I Believe In You - Your Magic Is Real

BY DEVIN PERSON
@ 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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With Whimsy and Grace

BY DANNY WALTON
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 08, 2016

With whimsy and grace, Danny Walton weaves us through his artist philosophy as mystically as the art it produces. Featuring local and personal photography, Danny invites us to enjoy the wonder and inspiration creativity can bring to conventional photography, as well as the potential of what straying from the conventional can produce.

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V2A DnD

BY CHELSEA TERRY
@ VOL 6 ON DEC 08, 2016

Cloaked in a wizards cape and brandishing a magical cucumber, local photographer Chelsea Terry whisks us away on a magical journey through Not Penticton and Fantasy Apex to one of 17 optional endings…determined by a roll of a D20 die. Using her artistic photography skills, a lot of humour and whimsy Chelsea peels back a layer of town to expose the depth of imagination one level underneath our city and surroundings. 

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BEwitched

BY ALICE RICHARDSON
@ VOL 9 ON MAR 08, 2018

Alice Richardson is concerned with the way the word "witch" is often used to vilify women with agency, and thinks it is a word that deserves reclaiming.

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Life In Plein Air

BY RICHIE CARTER
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

Picture a jaunt through Europe, magic and beauty around on all sides. Beams of light hitting stately buildings in a way that they never will again. Walking past anchient cathedrals and the most treasured works of the old masters. And everywhere, every person has a story. No, it's not Fitzgerald or Hemingway. It is Richie Carter, whose uses plein-air painting to interact with people on a deeper, emotional level. 

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The Hyperstitional Object

BY GRANT CIECIURA
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 06, 2018

'Hyperstition is a neologism that combines the words 'hyper' (over normal) and superstition (irrational belief) to describe the action of successful ideas in the arena of culture'.

Grant Cieciura calls for xenofuturists to unite and consider how technology, inhumanism and the agency of noise might re-open the possibilities of a divergent now.

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London Road

BY ALEX BRATTELL
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 06, 2018

"More than subject matter, I am interested in pictures as metaphors and allegories, unseen realities, delving into what Walter Benjamin called 'the optical unconscious'".

Alex Brattell takes us on a journey through time and place, through a sensitive photographic study of his neighborhood and musings about mystery and magic.

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Maximalism

In "Maximalism," designer Dan Christofferson takes us on a whirlwind tour of the works he's produced over the years, framing it through his experience as a resident of Salt Lake City, and explaining how it has affected that work. The presentation was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Salt Lake City Vol. 7.

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The Magic Hour

Andy Warfel has one of the coolest jobs around: he plans and designs giant parties, product announcements, and theatrical environments. In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Champaign-Urbana Vol. 2 as a part of the special PechaKucha 20x20 Haiti Reconstruction fundraiser) Andy briefs us on his appreciation for mesh panels, pneumatic doors, polished black acrylic, and ramps shaped like Hot Wheels tracks (hint: these are all used in his productions). 

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Magic Way to IT Land

University is a waste of time. Self-education is the future. Anastasia Demidova, a beautiful Fairy, HR manager in Yalantis, in her presentation from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Education shows a magic way to IT Land.

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The Art of Magic

“Either way, live or die, this is a great show!” Mark Stutzman, illustrator known for the iconic Elvis U.S. Postal stamp and numerous other artistic accomplishments, discusses his work with David Blaine. In “The Art of Magic” from PKN Accident Vol. 1, Mark shows us how he creates a promotional poster for illusionist David Blaine's memorable feat of being nearly drowned alive in New York City. 

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Mural Mania

"One of the great things about murals is they fill your whole field of vision." In Mural Mania from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 129, Art writer Nick West takes us on a tour of large-scale public artworks around Tokyo - from a gigantic painting by Okamoto Taro in Shiibuya station to shop shutter murals in Shimokitazawa and everything in between.

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Sparks: The Magic of the Grid

"The whole idea of being connected in some way, shape, or form, through this system that people set up, is so we can actually help each other do better things." In Sparks: The Magic of the Grid from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 5, electrical engineer at Whirlpool Corporation, Alex Halbleib distills an explanation of the mechanics (and magic) and the ubiquitous grid that brings our homes energy every day and night. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, (that's pronounced "Loo-ih-vil", without the "S"!) Alex is currently working in the advanced engineering where he hopes to make the world's connection just a little bit stronger.

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The Magic House

“The house is built around the concepts of water, air, wind and light.” In The Magic House from PechaKucha Night Vientiane Vol. 3, Mair Hyman talks about the process of designing and building a dream house for him and his artist wife in Vientiane, Laos in the neighborhood of Ban Apinihan. The result is a stunning house that combines both Lao and Western elements.

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Magic Words

  "Words are really powerful, and if we’re going to use them to express the people we are and the feelings that we have, let’s make them count!" In Magic Words from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 137, Hengtee Lim looks at how words inspire new ideas, create a shared experience, and foster understanding. Lim argues that there's a power in words and the way we use them to express ourselves and tell stories.

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The Magic Lantern

"It is so important that as a student you go out of your comfort zone, out of the faculty, out of your student house - because its the only way to connect to the city." What is 'cinema' all about and how can 'a cinema' canbe a natural intersection for informal learning and entertainment, for art and science, for students and city? In "The Magic Lantern" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31, David Deprez addresses these questions. As an artistic director of Lumière Cinema Maastricht, David plans to involve students in the programming and using films in their academic curricula at Maasstricht University. 

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The Magic of PechaKucha

Imagine not leaving your street for a whole year. 365 days living within the boundary of just one ordinary road, in an ordinary part of the city. In a project named Jaffa Jaffa, experimental Dutch film-maker Marnix Haak did exactly that, not stepping foot outside Javastraat in Amsterdam East from 1 September 2016 to 1 September 2017. For 365 days Marnix existed purely within his immediate community, getting to know every inch of his street and the people who lived there. The artist wanted to know why it was that his friends were keen to travel the world and meet new people rather than engaging with those right there on the doorstep. Is there really more to be learnt from the far than from the near? Or are most of us just blind to our communities, living alongside one another distanced by imagined difference? In PechaKucha you are allowed just 20 slides, with a 20 second time limit per slide in which to share your story. We see photos of Marnix dressed up with grinning bin men, Marnix riding on segways with the local kids, Marnix at a Ramadan feast, Marnix learning how to carve a kebab and moving footage of Marnix saying goodbye to a terminally-ill neighbor who became a close friend. This was just one of the twelve Pecha Kucha presentations at Amsterdam’s De School last night. We also heard from a chef who’s founded a supper club for isolated pensioners, a journalist who collected his own waste plastic for 1000 days, a carpenter turning old fridges into beautiful furniture, a cartographer questioning who owns the Arctic, and an illustrator who lived in the Hortus Botanicus for a week sketching plants at night. Each had just six minutes and 40 seconds in the limelight. The boundaries, for Marnix Haak and for PechaKucha are very rigid. And yet, these tight parameters are enough to prove just how many extraordinary, ordinary people there are in this community. You don't need to travel far, you don't need money or power to make a contribution. Sometimes you just need a mad idea. This article was written by Daisy Allsup and first appeared on her personal website.