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Aaron Johnson

in Bemidji

No Pain, No Brain: Zombie Survival

PRESENTED ON SEP 18, 2014
IN BEMIDJI @ VOL 23

Aaron Johnson loves all kinds of movies but his favored ones are good zombie movies.  He gives hilarious preparation advice of how to handle zombie encounter and increase survival capabilities both in zombie and everyday life worlds.

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Comics as Survival Mechanism

BY KATHY MACLEOD
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 03, 2012

Kathy Macleod is a comics artist, and in her presentation you get to experience her work, and find out how she goes about her creative process.

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Survival Does Not Lie In The Heavens

BY GILBERT VICARIO
@ VOL 6 ON SEP 08, 2011

Gilbert Vicario takes us on a tour of Dario Robleto's exhbition Survival Does Not Lie In The Heavens. Gilbert goes into depth on each piece, discussing the historical significance of each sculpture's materials and content.

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Surviving in the Advertisement Industry

BY NICOLÁS ORTEGA
@ VOL 10 ON AUG 01, 2013

Graphic designer turned creative director, Nicolas Ortega shares his thoughts on teamwork and survival skills in the world of advertising agencies. This is where, according to him, you don't need to be particularly talented at anything but you must learn to recognize who you should be working with. (In Spanish)

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Wilderness Survival in 45,688 Easy Steps

BY SVEN DAVIS
@ VOL 7 ON FEB 21, 2014

A regular contributor to the Planet Cruz Comedy Hour and humor columnist with the Santa Cruz Good Times, Sven Davis has also nurtured a long and non-lucrative career in arts management. His long-running one-man show “my life” is notable for having a one-man audience. In his talk, prepare to be humored by Sven Davis's backpacking advice from his past experiences. 

"Presentation of the Day" on March 22, 2014.

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Zombie Brains

BY ELAINE REYNOLDS
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 18, 2015

Elaine Reynolds was introduced to zombies and other monsters by her father, and through TV shows like Chilly Billy and the Twilight Zone. A graduate of Penn State with a PhD from Carnegie Mellon, Elaine’s been around, working at Stanford, SUNY Buffalo and UC Berkeley. Now, as an associate professor of biology and neuroscience at Lafayette College, she uses zombies as examples in her teaching about fear, neuroanatomy and consciousness. It's enough to make you want to go back to school, right?

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Survival

BY JOSHUA BERGER
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 12, 2015

Joshua Berger discusses the oddity of survival, both his own and that of his magazine company. A labor of love, PLAZM has seen its ups and down. It, like he has existed through a number of complications that should have resulted in the end. Instead, he urges listeners to move forward. 

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The Survival of the Belluschi Pavilion

BY NANCY HISS
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 12, 2015

Speaker reflects on the theme of 'Design for Survival' gathering insight and interpretation from reflections on work, life and personal experiences. 

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A Female's Survival of Music Production

BY NATASHA KMETO
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 12, 2015

“Really I think part of surviving is communicating, reaching out, creating a dialog with men and women to increase the availability of women in different roles. I think obviously this is a microcosm in music but I think it's probably true in every field”

In A Female's Survival of Music Production from PechaKucha Night Portland’s 15th Volume, Musician Natasha Kmeto discusses surviving in the contemporary music industry. From overcoming the music industry's glass ceiling to defying expectations set upon her by gendered stereotypes she admits that her actions are somewhat political. Though reflecting on her upbringing and childhood in relation to the development of her career as a musician, she explains that it did not being so.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday February 4th, 2016.

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Survival = Shelter

BY RICHARD POTESTIO
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 12, 2015

“Rather than research the artifact, I thought about its purpose and its use. I asked the google about survival and let me tell you, it talked back to me”

Shelters are essential for life. In Survival = Shelter from PechaKucha Night Portland’s 15th volume, speaker Richard Potestio discusses the history of tents as a catalyst which sparked a search for information on shelter and survival. Development, innovation, and usage, of tents as not just a temporary, but also as a permanent form of shelter. In the case of the later, Potestio discusses what is needed to change the status quo.