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Rijeka @ Hartera
Jun 10, 2010


Sep 16, 2010

PAST Ubud 20x20 VOL 6

Ubud @ Betel Nut
Mar 19, 2013

PAST PechaKucha Night Futurenauts

Wellington @ Hannah Playhouse
May 18, 2014


Dumaguete @ Byblos at Oriental Hall
Jul 16, 2015


Sheffield @ Abbeydale Picture House
Apr 28, 2016


Silver Spring @ Pyramid Atlantic
May 20, 2016


Madison, WI @ Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
Feb 16, 2017


Bozeman @ The Ellen Theatre
Feb 21, 2019


Bozeman @ The Ellen Theatre
Feb 20, 2019

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Why Yes, There is a Santa Claus

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 09, 2013

T. Sher Singh tells the true story of Saint Nicholas, the man who inspired the myth of Santa Claus. This story takes him to a small church in Turkey, where a priest became famous for his acts of kindness, eventually becoming the patron saint of sailors.

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Thoughts on Circumcision

@ VOL 2 ON AUG 09, 2013

Jodi Pierce decided not to circimsize her baby. She later began researching the history of circumcision and its effects. Jodi now teaches others about the pervasive myths surrounding circumcision, its harmful effects, and urges others to not circumsize their babies.

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Time Enough

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 06, 2014

David Ward speaks of the Isle of Man: a small independent nation in the middle of the Irish Sea. It is the world's oldest parliamentary democracy and, some say, site of the legendary Grail Castle. The island is also home – if you believe in such things – to a host a mythical beings, from the trickster god, Manannan, to the 'little folk.' Time Enough tells of his encounter with these mischievous characters.

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Fire from the Breathless Muck

@ VOL 22 ON DEC 12, 2014

Former science teacher and practicing artist Justin Davies delves into the mythical “will-o’-the-wisp” atmospheric ghost lights seen at night over bogs and swamps. Justin gives us a scientific history of methane, oxygen, and carbons.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 6, 2015.

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Debunking Kyoto's Myths

@ VOL 123 ON MAR 20, 2015

"I'm actually a priestess in Kyoto... my family has had a temple in Kyoto for the past 800 years. My dad is the 23rd generation head priest."

In "Debunking Kyoto's Myths" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 123, Eric Luong and Ariya Sasaki discuss the misconceptions and stereotypical images attributed to Kyoto's pop culture. In this presentation, they debunk and reveal the true stories behind Kyoto's cultural myths.

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Debunking Myths about Memory in Court

@ VOL 27 ON NOV 23, 2015

Henry Otgaar is a forensic psychologist at Maastricht University. He shows that the myths that we all have about memory can be especially pervasive when they enter the courtroom.

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Species of Space

@ VOL 33 ON APR 22, 2016

Robert Powell has long been interested in encyclopaedic and organisational forms. His practice explores representations of reality that are universal, yet constantly subverted as they are enmeshed in a web of cultural and personal memory, of national histories and myths, always with the covering cherub of art history looming above. This interest was also exemplified his recent solo exhibition in Quebec City entitled ‘A Universal History of Iniquity’, which the artist has described as ‘a universal history viewed through the prism of Borges’ Aleph relocated to a Stockbridge basement.’


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A Myth in the Making

@ VOL 7 ON MAY 20, 2016

"What's gonna be the myth from our generation? Whats gonna be our legacy? I really hope it's not Game of Thrones, cuz that'll be weird, but only time can tell."

In "A Myth in the Making" from PechaKucha Night Silver Spring Vol. 7, Pete Tantisunthorn describes that we typically look at myths from a historical perspective but myths, however, are being made everyday. He takes a look at myths we may be making for future generations in our current media, specifically in comic books.

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Creativity and Play as Medicine


Transpersonal Arts Counsellor Anna Atkinson’s practice incorporates art, movement, creative writing, voice and body work. She explores the potential of creativity to impact on health and wellbeing. Anna gives the audience an insight into the true happiness the freedom that art can give to those who are willing to embrace it. 

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Tales of Ancient Deception

@ VOL 8 ON JUL 13, 2017

Rayan gives you a glimpse into the interplay between magic, science and religion orchestrated by the genius mind of heron of Alexandria.

If you believe in ancient gods - this might not be for you ;)

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Food Myths: Right or Wrong?

Are the calories one consumes at night more fattening than those consumed during the day? Many would have you believe that they are. In her presentation from PKN Bangkok Vol. 6, nutritionist Judith Coulson answers questions about some of the most commonplace food myths, and debunks quite a few of them.

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Human Trafficking

Certainly a heavy topic, but worth your time. In today's Presentation of the Day, "Human Trafficking" from PKN Bangkok Vol. 6, Ali Weiner explains the state of human trafficking in the world today, dispelling myths perpetuated by popular culture. She also introduces her current fundraising project, and illustrates how it will be used to aide victims of modern human trafficking, pointing out several pre-existing dedicated charities for such victims  as well.

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Myths of Productivity

Wow, you work over 65 hours a week? You're so busy! But how many of those hours were you a zombie? In today's Presentation of the Day, "Myths of Productivity" from PKN Baltimore, MD Vol. 1, Jabe Bloom speaks on the the lengthening of work hours and the shortening of our collective attention spans. Still reading? Okay. He goes over a few techniques we can use to help ourselves be more efficient, productive, and less likely to become distra -- oh, LOL -- That cat photo is hilarious! 

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Conquering IT-technologies

Eugene Khimenko, IT-entrepreneur, in his presentation from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Reality Vol.10, explained what IT-technology is in the broadest sense and dispelled myths and stereotypes about the image and appearance of the modern "IT specialist". Scope of IT-technologies - is a great tool to expand your horizons and to develop opportunities. Everyone knows that who owns the information, owns the world. Practice and constantly updating information with the help of the search engines will definitely lead you to success!

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Journey, Cultural Diversity, and Dreams

Go out there. Search for your colors. Put as many on your palette as you can, mix them, and make them your own.  Kairini Guay is a native of Western Sumatra who has lived in Bangor, Maine for ten years. Currently, Khairini is studying computer information systems and earning her MBA at Husson University. In "Journey, Cultural Diversity, and Dreams" from PKN Bangor, ME Vol. 12, she presents about the colors of her life and her journey through a multicultural world. She speaks about her home in Sumatra, it's matrilinear culture, and tells us some historical myths.     

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A Convergence of Faiths

Islam, Christianity, and Judaism: all essentially coming from one place, and yet so different... Kem Hinton speaks of his exciting journey to the historic city of Jerusalem. A location that acts as the beginning or focus of the three major world religions -- Judaism, Islam, and Christianity -- Kem discusses the city's immense beauty and its omnipresent conflict. In "A Convergence of Faiths" from PKN Nashville Vol. 13, Kem speaks of the numerous sacred landmarks present, and the myths of the Dome of the Rock, Herod's Temple, and the Ark of the Covenant.

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6 Most Terrifying Minutes of My Life

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi Illustrator Isuri Dayaratne speaks of her inner-thoughts, nervousness, and introversion. In “6 Most Terrifying Minutes of My Life” from PKN Colombo, Vol. 3 she dispels a few common myths about introversion and discusses the inspiration she’s found as an illustrator while wrapped in a beautiful blanket of solitude. Check out her wonderful illustrations at

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When the Fat Lady Sings, Does She Wear a Mic?

  "There are at least a few common myths about opera that should be debunked!" In When the Fat Lady Sings, Does She Wear a Mic? from PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge Vol. 1, mezzo-soprano, Katherine Sherwood White debunks the myths surrounding opera. Sherwood White has performed leading roles with Cincinnati Opera, Central City Opera, Kentucky Opera Theater and Texas Opera Theater. She holds a bachelor of music degree from Northwestern State University, a master of music degree from the University of Texas and a doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Kentucky. In other words, she knows a lot more about opera than the rest of us. And even what we think we know might turn out to be wrong...