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What Hollywood Has Taught Me

BY CHANDLER SMITH
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 20, 2014

Did you know the average person watches 14,400 movies in their lifetime? Chandler Smith loves watching movies, and discusses some of the useful lessons she has picked up from the movies she has seen. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 7, 2014.

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Is Self Portrait Relevant?

BY MIMI WILSON
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 05, 2014

Mimi Wilson takes us on a journey from pulp family portraits to self portraits via the selfie. She found that self portraits could help one rediscover one's identity, especially when years after being "Mom" tends to take precedent over individuality.

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What is Self-Defense?

BY BRIAN ULSH
@ VOL 9 ON AUG 16, 2014

If you think self-defense is only about fending off attackers, Brian Ulsh, who just opened WOLF Martial Arts Academy, is here to enlighten you. Brian takes the concept of self-defense to a new holistic level that encompases our history, community, environment, relationships, health, and our future, not just ourselves.

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A Modernist Against Modernism

BY YOHAN MEDHANKA
@ VOL 3 ON AUG 17, 2014

Yohan Medhanka, an impressive self-taught artist shows how life provides inspiration for his art, and then suddenly, everybody becomes a teacher to his art.

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I Am An Artist

BY ROBIN MAYBERRY
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 05, 2015

Robin Mayberry shares her artist path as she discovers that she is actually an artist. For a long time Robin considered herself a hobbyist as she made scrapbooks alongside her artist husband until one day, she realized the truth!

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Even Though We're Here

BY MUAZ AL-RASHID
@ VOL 4 ON AUG 15, 2015

"When you step out of your comfort zone, THAT is when the magic happens, THAT is when you realize the true strength of your capabilities"

In "Even Though We're Here" from Bandar Seri Begawan Vol.4Dragons And Pixie Dust’s self-taught special effects make-up artist Muaz Al-Rashid’s shares the story his childhood curiosity on how Jim Carey was turned into The Grinch got his creative engine running. From looking up for inspirations on YouTube to someone telling him to just do it to actually ripping himself out of his comfort zone, Muaz invites us to join him (being unafraid to do what you’re passionate about) as he brushes his way into being resourceful with what little he could work with to complete his vision.

This was "Presenation of the Day" on Tuesday October 6, 2015.

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Service About Self

BY HALEY GILLESPIE
@ VOL 4 ON AUG 27, 2015

Haley discusses service groups and how they are adapting and need to adapt to attract the next generation of leaders. 

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My Top 20 things animals have taught me

BY TABITHA GRAY
@ VOL 34 ON DEC 05, 2017

From learning to stick with the renegades as a child to experiencing a first broken heart, animal lover Tabitha Gray presents all the ways her pets have taught her about life's more precious lessons. 

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Self-Improvement Culture

BY NINA DOSDALL
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 06, 2018

Nina Dosdall speaks about her 15 year journey in trying to achieve the perfect body which has her question the whole culture of self-improvement, leading to some very interesting discoveries. 

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Self Managed Learning - The Only Sensible Way Forward

BY DAVID LILLY
@ VOL 10 ON JUN 21, 2018

In this David Lilly's talk about the problems some childern face in education, he explains how with the help of the SML College they can achieve this and get the education they need for later life.

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PechaKucha Self-Portraits

Elisa Yon is the organizer of PechaKucha Night in Victoria, and she's been experimenting with the PK 20x20 format a bit, as described below: Elisa Yon, who organized Victoria’s Pecha Kucha night, is now in her first year of the MAA program at Emily Carr. Elisa is an architect who won an architectural design competition that led to her representing Scotland at the 2008 Venice Biennale, so she had no shortage of professional accomplishments to share with her fellow students and faculty. But in her getting-to-know-me Pecha Kucha presentation, she began not with the usual approach of showing slides of her work, but instead shared slides that others had sent her. Elisa asked some important people in her life to send her images that said something about her, and in speaking to those slides, Elisa spoke volumes about her work, character and key relationships. Based on that experience, Elisa is now experimenting with Pecha Kucha as a way of curating self-portraits using contributed images. She’s asked for my help, and I have agreed to solicit 20 images from different people who know me — some well, some not so well– in order to build a collective picture. It’s kind of like a 360 evaluation based on creative feedback rather than analytic feedback. You can read the full post here. Why not try it yourself?

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Plus: A Non-Chronological Story of Gleeful Self-Deprecation

How would you like to slip around a basement coated with laundry soap, or eat 3 cheeseburgers before riding a rollercoaster? In today's Presentation of the Day, "Plus: A Non-Chronological Story of Gleeful Self-Deprecation" from Table XI's October Table Talks: My Worst Idea, JC Grubbs (of software developer DevMynd) reverses the flow of time and recounts eight of his favorite mistakes, each one more inane than the last. His gaffes are not all for naught, however -- he encourages us to "keep making enormously huge mistakes, do it with gusto, tell the stories, and hopefully some of them will end up good."

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What Hollywood Has Taught Me

Did you know the average person watches 14,400 movies in their lifetime? That's just over 3 years! Chandler Smith loves watching movies, and discusses some of the useful lessons she has picked up from the movies she has seen. In "What Hollywood Has Taught Me" from PKN Bowling Green Vol. 4, Chandler teaches us the impact movie quotes have on us psychologically, and how her personal life has benefited from the movie "A League of Their Own". 

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Quantifying Self

"'Quantified Self' is ... tracking all kinds of data about your daily routines, habits, movements..." Rami Alhamad, CEO and co-founder of PUSH, explains the "quantify self" movement in relation to the revolution of wearable technology to show how individuals are revolutionising how they track their daily habits. In "Quantifying Self" from PKN Toronto Vol. 27, Rami discusses the challenges of privacy and accuracy, and exposes the healthcare system as antiquated and in need of improvement.   

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Modern Age Education

Volodymyr Vorobiov, CEO Ruby Garage, in his presentation from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Education made ​​a presentation on the development of IT education. His advices were simple, but relevant at the same time. First, you need to read a lot. In the age of virtualization and total internetization, reading is necessary like the air! Success achievement in the field of IT education requires the following skills: positive motivation, getting practical experience and ongoing commitment to update information. Moreover it would be great to find a mentor who with his practical advice will guide you to the right and constructive direction. Go for it, and you get it all!

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Useful Advices: How to Become a Programmer

Alexander Korotkiy, a senior .NET developer in SmartGuy Group A/S and is leading MS SQL and .NET-related master classes in Ciklum, in his presentation from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Education gives a lot of useful tips about IT education that have to be considered like the need to constantly improve the educational level, attend workshops, seminars, improve English. 

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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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How Riding a Bike Taught Me about Prejudice

“Riding a bike in a car-dominated culture is an inherently political act.” Cyclist by necessity Andrew Kurjata speaks about the danger of sharing space in a city full of giant metal road-roving vehicles. In “How Riding a Bike Taught Me about Prejudice” from PKN Prince George Vol. 1, he shows us how his run-ins with automobiles on the road have given him a tiny slice of insight as to what it means to be discriminated.

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Even Though We're Here

"When you step out of your comfort zone, THAT is when the magic happens, THAT is when you realize the true strength of your capabilities"In "Even Though We're Here" from Bandar Seri Begawan Vol.4, Dragons And Pixie Dust’s self-taught special effects make-up artist Muaz Al-Rashid’s shares the story his childhood curiosity on how Jim Carey was turned into The Grinch got his creative engine running. From looking up for inspirations on YouTube to someone telling him to just do it to actually ripping himself out of his comfort zone, Muaz invites us to join him (being unafraid to do what you’re passionate about) as he brushes his way into being resourceful with what little he could work with to complete his vision.

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The Future of Self-Driving Cherry Trees

  "You can use coding and programming for art, for music, for helping your grandma." In The Future of Self-Driving Cherry Trees from PechaKucha Night Special x MINI @ BMW Group Tokyo Bay, Joseph Tame shares on his many wild wearable machines. Tame uses the latest technology to break down social barriers through performance art. In his presentation, he will share his vision for a future in which artistic ideas can blossom anytime, anywhere.