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Ice House on Main - Heritage Preservation in Support of Community Development

BY JOSE QUINTANA
@ VOL 10 ON FEB 28, 2017

Jose Quintana discusses AdventGX's heritage preservation model - a process that leverages a community centric mix of entrepreneurship, the arts, and science in support of the development of sustainable heritage preservation. The model is market demand driven along three sustainable development vectors: financial, social and environmental.

This conservative approach to community development uses behavioral and experimental economics to mitigate risks and lower barriers to entry when embarking on new heritage preservation initiatives, not only in underserved urban communities but also in rural settings where heritage based assets are particularly important contributors to quality of life improvements.

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The History of Film as It Pertains to Buster Keaton

BY JENNIFER HARGIS
@ VOL 10 ON FEB 28, 2017

Jennifer Hargis talks about the origins of motion pictures and of Buster Keaton up to WWII, as well as the rise in popularity of both.  She also talks about how film influenced Keaton and Keaton influenced film. 

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The Secret Religion of Americas' Leaders

BY AARON STOCKWELL
@ VOL 10 ON FEB 28, 2017

Aaron Stockwell looks at several well-known men and women from American history, and examines how their religious beliefs influenced their contributions to American progress.

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Hand Drumming Is Fun and Good for You

BY ANNALEA VERCHINSKY
@ VOL 10 ON FEB 28, 2017

Annalea Verchinsky talks about the benefits of hand drumming, which range from pure enjoyment to helping with relaxation, lowering blood pressure and reducing stress.

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MOTION + eMOTION: The Aesthetics of Movement in Architecture

BY NEGAR KALANTAR
@ VOL 10 ON FEB 28, 2017

Negar Kalantar explores the concept of transformability as a novel architectural design tool. In her work, motion itself is the design intention. Her creations take advantage of both the perceptual and functional qualities that movement can offer.

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Design, Decay and Recomposition of the Created

BY EVAN BALLOWE
@ VOL 9 ON NOV 29, 2016

Evan Ballowe discusses how, as humans, our lives exist in a state of perpetual renewal and transformation. We learn new things, have new experiences, our ideas and perspectives change, time modifies our bodies and age affects our priorities. We are not now who we once were nor who we will one day be, we are persistent only in the inherent beauty of existence. Evan feels that this constant flux and innate splendor is paralleled in the physical world around us, that even as elements degrade beyond their intended function, their usefulness and appeal remain. His work reflects upon the unarticulated potential of discarded objects into new functions and uncommon forms.

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Which Superhero Are You? Discovering Your Personal Brand

BY BRAD DRESSLER
@ VOL 9 ON NOV 29, 2016

Brad Dressler believes that every hero is different and so is every person. Everyone has a personal brand. He discusses personal brands and how your brand shapes perception of yourself.

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Escape Rooms

BY LENZIE WINTON
@ VOL 9 ON NOV 29, 2016

Jeff Keys speaks on behalf of Lenzie Winton to explain what escape rooms are, their history, and the success rates of different types of people who participate in them. He says that players who communicate, and work as a team, are most successful in escaping.

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The Love Bug- Evolution of a Hippie Icon

BY JOHN ROMERO
@ VOL 9 ON NOV 29, 2016

John Romero gives a beautiful and historic view of the Volkswagen and the transformational journey to become one of America’s icons of popular culture.

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The Magical Mystical Picture Book

BY KATHI APPELT
@ VOL 9 ON NOV 29, 2016

Noted children's book author, Kathi Appelt, talks about how, on its face, a picture book is a perfect blend of text and art, but if it’s done really well, it transcends both. It contains inestimable power.

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The Importance of Place

BY EVA READ-WARDEN
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 13, 2016

"Places affect us, and we affect places." 

In "The Importance of Place" from PechaKucha Night Bryan Vol. 8Eva Read-Warden explains how places have unique features and aesthetic qualities that differentiate them from ‘space’, as well as from one another.  They are where we become ourselves, connect to the world, and communities are formed. By making and preserving places, we create the opportunity to not only dwell comfortably but create a continuum on which others can build.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, October 17th, 2016.

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Life's Business Plan

BY ANDREW MALY
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 13, 2016

Andrew Maly discusses taking a pro-active approach to life.

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