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Emily Inglis

Gardener /artist in Edinburgh

A Hundred Words about a Trillion

PRESENTED ON APR 22, 2016
IN EDINBURGH @ VOL 33

Emily Inglis - gardener and artist

If you are not an astrophysicist or a global economist a trillion is an abstract number, too big to grasp. How big is it? What does it buy? In my talk I will be comparing and contrasting what a trillion is worth. Looking at monetary value globally. How serious is national debt? How much would it cost to buy Wales? If you had enough money could you buy a unicorn? Or a house in Mayfair? These questions will be probed. 

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Copywriter

BY BEN BRABER
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People and words, that’s Ben Braber's thing. Ben is a writer and uses language – words and ways of combining words – to build bridges and bind people together As a copywriter, he works with people in organisations who want to communicate with other people. As a journalist, he gives people a voice and tells people about other people. As a historian, he reviews what makes us the way we are. In his workshops, he trains people to write successfully for business, education, charity and the public sector.

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Hype Versus Impact

BY ANA MIHAIL
@ VOL 24 ON DEC 09, 2014

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Honey Money - Sustainable Beekeeping in Africa

BY MARK GARDNER
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

"The real solution to the problem is when charity becomes unnecessary!" 

Mark Gardner tells the story about honey, african bees, social enterprise and social impact . The project pulled together people from several countries and delivered a community bee center complex to support cooperative farmers, locals and empower women.

This was "Prententaion of the Day" on July 22nd, 2015.

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Six thousand, nine hundred, and fifty two days

BY SARAH HOLLAND
@ VOL 4 ON JUL 14, 2015

This is a presentation about the intersection of Prince George and Sarah Holland's life. Her story ranges from West Vancouver to wolf hides to wineries, for a personal look at the history and future of our community.

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Words about Swords

BY GABRIEL LEBEC
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Gabriel Lebec is a total nerd about swords. In this PK presentation, learn a little bit about how traditional swords are made!

Gabe earned a B.A. in Mathematics & Studio Art from Georgetown University, studied prehealth at New York University, and spent years in biomedical research. He now teaches software development at Fullstack Academy. He loves anything combining aesthetics & technics: typography, photography, Japanese swords, etc.

Visit bit.ly/jsword for more!

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20 Favourite Words

BY LEE KEMP
@ VOL 22 ON SEP 15, 2015

Lee Kemp joins us from Birmingham and takes us through his favourite 20 words from other languages that describe things we would use a sentence to tell someone about.

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The Word We Saw a Hundred Miles Back

BY SARA RIVERA
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 27, 2015

Sara Rivera explores the written word, art, and her practice. 

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On-Demand Economy

BY ZHE WANG
@ VOL 27 ON APR 14, 2016

Zhe Wang shares about the on-demand industry: there are many products people don't want to buy or services they only want to pay for when they really need it. This is called the on-demand economy. You don't want a car, you want transportation. You don't want a beach house ... well, you actually do want a beach house, but you can't afford one, so instead you'll hire one. But you get where this is going.

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Pictures & Words

BY BENJAMIN PHILLIPS
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 27, 2016

"There's this constant conflict between words and imagery and finding the right balance between them..."

In Pictures & Words at PechaKucha Night Bexhill-on-Sea Vol.4, Benjamin Phillips presents his offbeat yet amusing drawings accompanied by self inscribed poems to express his peculiar world of art and poetry.