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Olomouc @ Arigone - vinárna
Apr 16, 2014

PAST VOL 11

Townsville @ Dancenorth
Mar 03, 2016

PAST VOL 8

Asheville @ The Grove House
Jul 31, 2015

PAST VOL 22

Erlangen @ E-Werk Erlangen, Kellerbühne
Oct 23, 2015

PAST VOL 4

Liège @ Val Benoit -Salle Millau
Nov 24, 2016

PAST VOL 17

Birmingham @ Cherry Reds
Mar 13, 2017

PAST VOL 27

Sacramento @ Uptown Studios
Apr 20, 2017

PAST VOL 1

Alexandra @ Alexandra Community Centre
Nov 01, 2017

PAST VOL 14

Dornbirn @ designforum Vorarlberg @CAMPUS V
Apr 13, 2018

PAST VOL 25

Aberdeen @ The Belmont Filmhouse
Mar 14, 2019

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Disaster Everted

BY JJ LEE
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 27, 2013

JJ Lee tells us a hilarious story of asteroid Q47, the trials of parenting and the power of the real superheroes in his family. 

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Intelligence & Mysteries

BY JEREMY GOSNELL
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 20, 2015

Jeremy Gosnell, author of the Terminal, talks about today's technology, intelligence and mysteries, the inspiration for his most recent book. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 20, 2015.

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Heroes and Heroines

BY JON TORRENS
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 22, 2015

"Carrie Fisher was 18 when she starred in Star Wars. She owns that film. She commands all the other characters. [She's] a female character that doesn't have to become masculine to be in charge"

In Heroes and Heroines from PechaKucha Night St. Neots Vol. 3 Jon Torrens passionately shares about the heroes and heroines from the big screen (and some from the small screen) that have inspired him over the years, highlighting their strengths but not over looking their flaws. The last hero he features is his greatest, adding a sweet twist to a solid line-up of true greats. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" On Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015.

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Rare Model

BY ADAM ROTHSTEIN
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 01, 2016

Speaker Adam Rothstein talks about the making of his science fiction film and everything that goes into the process.

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Science Fiction, Science Fact

BY ALASTAIR FAIRLEY
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 08, 2016

"These days, if you can think it, it's a pretty sure bet science is not going to be far behind"

In Science Fiction, Science Fact from PechaKucha Night Bexhill on Sea Vol. 2Alastair Fairley talks about the crossing (for better or worse) of science and fiction. How programmes such as Siri, Facetime and even the internet were once just ideas; fast forward and these very ideas have been fabricated into our everyday lives. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 30th, 2017. 

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Building Afrotopia

BY STACEY ROBINSON
@ VOL 16 ON APR 14, 2016

"The work becomes a conversation about class, race, gender and appropriation."

In Building Afrotopia from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 16, artist Stacey Robinson illustrates how speculating black futures became paramount in his artistic practice as a response to the global displacement of Black and Indigenous people. Robinson shares recent work, beginning with his current Pan-African flag series, representing nations where Black and Indigenous populations are controlled by extreme measures. Robinson then shares works from an in-progress book, 100 Afrofuturists Practitioners, depicting people building future spaces where Black peace exists using S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art(s), and Math). Lastly, Robinson presents works inspired by the past Black Renaissance speculative Black Futures, with Afrofuturist digital collages inspired by Romare Bearden, James Denmark, Manzel Bowman, and other past and contemporary mixed media collage artists. 

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Científico en es película

BY FRANCISCO J. CARRERA
@ VOL 1 ON APR 27, 2017

Francisco J. Carrera habló de su pasión por descubrir la ciencia en la vida cotidiana y el cine. ¿Cómo ven a los científicos? ¿Somos todos Sheldon Coopers? ¿O el señor Doktor Frankenstein? ¿O tal vez sólo gente normal con un trabajo peculiar?

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La science-fiction : un miroir de notre monde

BY MARC ATTALAH
@ VOL 6 ON NOV 01, 2018

Et si les récits d’invasions extraterrestres, de robots, de super-héros ou d’intelligences artificielles ne nous parlaient pas d’abord du futur, mais montraient le reflet peu glorieux de nos visages ou les transformations qui ont affecté nos identités ? La science-fiction, car c’est bien de cela qu’il s’agira dans cette performance, a souvent eu mauvaise presse : il est temps de corriger le tir et d’en montrer les richesses ! Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir sur la science-fiction en 6 minutes et 40 secondes ! »

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Lost in Space Together

BY FRANCIS DEBENEDICTIS
@ VOL 38 ON APR 12, 2019

Francis DeBenedictis is interested in integrating new technologies and "crazy" ideas from science fiction into research. He believes that dreaming big can improve human health.

Frank is doing his Master's studies in Molecular Medicine at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and currently working as a research intern at Maastricht University.

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Du robot à l’IA : quand la science-fiction nous parle de notre humanité

BY MARC ATTALAH
@ VOL 10 ON AUG 31, 2019

Ma présentation visera à montrer comment la science-fiction, depuis le début du XXe siècle, s’ingénie à inventer des images pour réfléchir, comme dans un miroir, le portrait, pas toujours glorieux, de ce que nous faisons subir à notre humanité. Des robots aux intelligences artificielles, en passant par les cyborgs, venez contempler les reflets ambigus de nos visages de plus en plus numériques… 

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Science-inspired Design Projects by Oscar Diaz

In Tokyo as a participant at this year's edition of DesignTide, Spanish designer Oscar Diaz takes us on a tour of various works, each offering an interesting solution to a design question. He also covers his amazing "Rec & Play" project, a collaboration with designer Yuri Suzuki. The presentation was recorded at last week's PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 77.

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Data Science for Social Good

How can we make the world a better place using the power of data?  Big Brains, Big Buzzwords, and Big Hearts: in "Data Science for Social Good" from a special Table XI Table Talks event titled Technology for Social Good, Matt Gee tells us the story of how a disgruntled campaign staffer, a disgruntled PhD student, and a disgruntled journalist stumbled upon a way to make a little bit of good in the world with data. 

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Intelligence and Mysteries

“Science fiction is inevitably science fact.” Science fiction author Jeremy Gosnell speaks on the current state of artificial intelligence and biotechnology. In “Intelligence and Mysteries” from PKN Accident Vol. 2, he goes into depth on some of science’s most impressive recent developments, and how many of these concepts make it into his exciting new book, The Terminal.

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When Art and Science Collide

“I wanted to learn the beautiful mechanism of the universe, nature, and life. So i studied biology and chemistry in my university. And that’s when i thought ‘how cool would it be to integrate all of this into art?’” In When Art and Science Collide from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 132,  contemporary artist and science researcher Yoko Shimizu details her work. One may think that art and Science are total opposites but not Yoko. She finds that the beauty of the scientific principles that surround us to be timeless, limitless, and inspirational. Yoko –who has won many awards her scientific artworks– creates installations that integrate both art and science.

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Strain-ger than Fiction

"I was in China, I was alone. I said 'How can I do it? How can I make it? I have 10 days in my hotel. Lets do something!'" In Strain-ger than Fiction from PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 16, Ryann Aoukar summarizes the process of designing a product, prototyping it, marketing it, having it picked up by the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, failing to bring the product to the mass market, failing on Kickstarter, relaunching the product after a year, finally getting it made, getting it stolen 3 times in less than a month, getting featured with the founder of Alibaba in the Globe and Mail, and selling it in 32 countries around the world. 

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From Science to Society: A Field full of Landmines

"How many gems of scientific discovery are out there, published in articles, that we don’t know about?" One of the goals of scientific research should be the improvement of the human reality. But have we created a world in which the journey from discovery to society is so exhausting that it deters academics from embarking on it? And if so, can we do something about it? In "From Science to Society: A Field full of Landmines" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31, Bart Knols discusses how scientists need to better communicate with those who are outside their field in order to contribute to society's development.

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NO SCIENCE TO GOODBYE at the Festival of Colour

Local writer Annabel Wilson and her team would like to introduce their premiere of NO SCIENCE TO GOODBYE at the Festival of Colour. Music, drama and spoken word underscore a trio of unravelling lives in this theatrical poem.More about No Science To Goodbye - Premiere 7 April 7pm Glenorchy, New Zealand Town Hall 8 April 5pm @ The Rippon Hall 9 April 5pm @The Rippon Hall Annabel Wilson"I'm excited to share the work with my community, and feel it is important the piece returns to the place where the story was born. Flying the cast and crew down to the Southern Lakes from Wellington is one of the most costly parts of the production. It is for this purpose that we have set up a PledgeMe campaign. Please go to the link below to take part: https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/5107-bring-the-world-premiere-of-no-science-to-goodbye-to-the-festival-of-colour-and-bats-theatre By making a pledge from as little as $5, you will experience rewards (intrinsic and extrinsic of course) and play a vital part in bringing a five year dream into fruition."

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Science Fiction, Science Fact

"These days, if you can think it, it's a pretty sure bet science is not going to be far behind" In Science Fiction, Science Fact from PechaKucha Night Bexhill on Sea Vol. 2, Alastair Fairley talks about the crossing (for better or worse) of science and fiction. How programmes such as Siri, Facetime and even the internet were once just ideas; fast forward and these very ideas have been fabricated into our everyday lives. 

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The Art and Science of Craft Confectionery

"This is really where it started for me, in the land of pure imagination." Creativity can be found everywhere! Even in candy! In "The Art and Science of Craft Confectionery" for PechaKucha Night Dayton Vol. 30, Pat Santucci dives into the little known art and science of craft Confectionery showing us that beautifully-crafted candies are possible even from a home kitchen. From hard candy to buttered fudge, Pat gets us right in our sweet tooth. 

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The Art & Science of Mixology

"Making cocktails and tending bar is a process that evolves from science into art. Doing the science beforehand enables the art during service." From "The Art & Science of Mixology" from PechaKucha Asheville Vol. 8, Asheville Organizer Jasper Adams, beverage manager at Table restaurant and The Imperial Life bar in Asheville and co-founder of Ninebar Creative, provides a behind-the-scenes look at the science and the work behind the beauty of cocktails and the craft of tending bar.