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Urban Sketching

BY YASEMIN GYFORD
@ VOL 8 ON FEB 07, 2017

What is USK, its origins, its manifesto and what Cambridge urban sketchers do. Yasemin Gyford explores the magic of sketching on location with others and talks about sharing with the world online.

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Changing perspectives towards those of us with Down syndrome

BY TANIA KHAN
@ VOL 8 ON FEB 07, 2017

Every child should be brought into this world with optimism. A life with Down Syndrome (the most common genetic condition!) should be celebrated as much as a life without Down Syndrome! Tania Khan shares. 

 

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Sniff it all, Collect it all, Know it All

BY COLIN RAMSAY
@ VOL 8 ON FEB 07, 2017

The age of privacy is over, or is it? Colin Ramsay walks us through recent changes to UK surveillance law, musings on the Orwellian state, Snowden revelations, the mass harvesting of our personal data and asks what have we given up (and does it matter?) by embracing the convenience of digital apps & technologies.  

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Analogue photography: embracing imperfection

BY JACK CLEARMAN
@ VOL 8 ON FEB 07, 2017

Why should film when digital cameras are so convenient and ubiquitous? Jack Clearman explains that the joy of film is as much about the process itself as the dreamy look and fashion statement. To shoot with analogue cameras is to accept and work with imperfection, to embrace the unknown and revel in it.

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Life’s Important Things

BY ADRIAN REITH
@ VOL 8 ON FEB 07, 2017

Adrian Reith explains that Act 3 is the 20+ extra years we’re all going to have - in reasonable health - with higher expectations -  that our parents didn't get, or just called ‘retirement’,  pipe and slippers, decline… Our generation will want much more than our parents, and will be capable of more … but there isn’t a model.  Yet.

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Burning Man, Creative Nirvana

BY PAUL SMITH
@ VOL 8 ON FEB 07, 2017

The largest gathering of creative people on the planet, gathering for one week in the Nevada Desert with 75,000 like minded souls sharing a diverse collection of creative experiences and outpouring. This was Paul Smith's journey.

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Look up & Look around

BY SUSIE OLCZAK
IN CAMBRIDGE

Artist Susie Olczak talks about how she documents her inspiration as she moves through urban spaces and how this influences the sculpture and installations she makes which focus on light, materials and geometry.

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Self Delusion

BY DAVID GRIFFIN
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 01, 2016

Engineer David Griffin sheds light on some of the many ways in which our perception of the world differs from reality, and explains his contention that once we're aware of this, we could maybe learn to use it to our advantage.

 

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Iceland: Between Fire & Ice

"He's looking into the abyss, He's looking into himself.."
In Iceland: Between Fire & Ice at PechaKucha Night Cambridge Vol.7,  David Ramsay reflects on the shifting landscape of Iceland as the once frozen land begins to thaw and divide. What lures him to dive into the freezing cold abyss of the freshwater fissures? What will he discover about this rarely traversed frozen tundra? Watch and find out.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Jon Torrens

    Confident communication via your speaking persona. Ex-stand up comic and video game designer. Rap fan, heroic Dad, tea lover. Level 97 Presentation Ninja.

  • Colin Ramsay

    Filmmaker - telling stories through film for business and creatives. Wargamer, father, history buff, loves great stories, politics, chinese culture and walking outdoors