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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!

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Life as a ‘digital nomad’

BY CAROLINE MORRIS
@ VOL 42 ON MAR 07, 2017

Imagine life without the daily grind and without everyday social pressures. Imagine the ability to choose where in the world you live and how you spend your time. Maybe boundaries only exist in your head: anything is possible. Caroline Morris takes a look at the alternative life of a real Digital Nomad.

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Living with Bushmen

BY PAUL JOHN MYBURGH
@ VOL 42 ON MAR 07, 2017

Tsamkwa/tge? Are your eyes nicely open? Paul will be sharing his knowledge of this ancient race and their story-pictures left as a record for humanity, their place in world evolution, and our place in the world as modern humans.

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Working with the homeless in an inner city veggie garden

BY JESSE LAITINEN
@ VOL 42 ON MAR 07, 2017

Khulisa Solutions/Streetscape is an NGO that works closely with the police and the magistrates court to help petty offenders get a second chance working in vegetable gardens

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Inventions and Sustainability

BY RICHARD HARDIMAN
@ VOL 42 ON MAR 07, 2017

A tale about a cup of coffee that sparked a business idea to save the world. Richard Hardiman will share his story about the invention of WasteShark, an autonomous drone that 'eats' the plastic choking our harbours and then 'regurgitates' it for recycling.

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South American Food

BY JUAN ANDES VAIS
@ VOL 42 ON MAR 07, 2017

Juan Andres is an Argentinian who has lived in South Africa for 13 years. With a passion for food and cooking Argentinian ASADO style, his business is a direct expression of himself - and he wants to tell the world about it.

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Seva: The Art of Giving

BY DANNY DILIBERTO
@ VOL 42 ON MAR 07, 2017

Seva is the art of selfless service – giving without any thought of reward or payment. This concept inspired Danny Diliberto to hand out food to the homeless and from this simple gesture his soup kitchen was born, serving over 40,000 meals to disadvantaged school children and the homeless in 2016 alone. 

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The Future of Emotional Intelligence

BY GREG BAKKER
@ VOL 42 ON MAR 07, 2017

Greg Bakker beleives that it's imperative we develop ways to explore the universality of thoughts and feelings unmentioned in our everyday lives. By connecting people in a socially innovative, secular space, where culture replaces scripture, we can build powerful communities that transcend the external environment so many of us are defined by.

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Changing Lives Through Skateboarding with The 790 Skate Crew

BY SULAIMAN WYNGAARD
@ VOL 42 ON MAR 07, 2017

Sulaiman Wyngaard will speak about his vision for the youth of Hout Bay. Giving them opportunities to broaden their minds, finding creative ways to get out of their situations and breaking through the common racial divide all through skateboarding in a safe public space/skatepark.

 

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The Reality of Virtual Reality

“The reality of virtual reality is that we are still away from that, but we getting there faster than you can imagine! ”

In "The Reality of Virtual Reality" From PechaKucha Night Cape TownVol.40 Marco Rosa shares about the idea of what is the reality of virtual reality. Where is the technology right now? What is involved in creating meaningful virtual reality experiences? What are the dangers and pitfalls of VR? Why is there so much hype around VR? What the future holds for VR and how can it positively impact the world. His focus on this presentation will be on the educational application and possibilities that VR offers us.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Andrew Cole

    Andrew Cole is a communications professional and spokesperson with nearly 20 years of experience consulting to, or working in, various blue chip companies in Canada and South Africa. In Cape Town he has operated an independent consultancy for the past five years focusing on enterprise development, storytelling (presented as podcasts), strategy and sustainability communications. Andrew holds a post-graduate diploma in Sustainable Development from Stellenbosch University's School of Public Leadership, a Diploma in Public Relations Management from Ryerson University (Toronto), and a B.Sc. in Anatomical Science and Cell Biology, with a minor in Management, from McGill University (Montreal).