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Mad props to PKN Edmonton, Canada this week for the simply elegant sense that went into their playful, yet sophisticatedly designed poster for their upcoming Vol. 22 this week. Stay tuned for presentations coming soon after, and in the meantime, check out their archive!

...and don't forget to have a peak at out official PechaKucha Poster Tumblr!


This week's top image on the front page of the site is this great shot of a presenter in action at the PechaKucha Night series in Edmonton.

Another month has passed and we now find ourselves in the warmth of August -- at least in the Northern hemisphere -- and that means it's also time to share a hot and fresh serving of top 5 presentations (for the month of July). All the presentations are embedded below, or follow the links to watch them on their proper presentation page -- and you can make sure to receive this list every month in your mailbox by subscribing to our global newsletter (in the footer below).

"Dating by Design" by Ayla Newhouse

 

"Learn Like a Beginner" by Vincent Cabansag

 

"Three Six Five" by Michelle Lam

 

"The Most Valuable Skill" by Mike Busch

 

"What's the Big Idea?!" by Will Russell


Can you share a story of an act of kindness?

Michelle Lam began a personal project in an effort to not only make a difference in her life, but have a positive impact on the people she came into contact with on a daily basis.

In today's Presentation of the Day, "Three Six Five" from PKN Edmonton Vol. 15, Michelle elaborates on how she decided to create an entire community focused on promoting acts of kindness, and the various social experiments she conducted in this pursuit.

For our weekend edition of "Presentation of the Day," we let Owen Brierley talk about his career in theatre and digital media, starting with his beginning days in improvisation and musical theater, and moving into digital media and mashups, with collaborations between artists in different mediums, and unconventional theater experiences.

Canada is home to numerous indigenous peoples, and Cree is among the most prominent languages within the Algonquin culture.

In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Edmonton, Vol. 15) Caylie Gnyra describes her "Little Cree Books" project, which invites volunteers to contribute their artistic and authorial skills to help create a series of leveled e-books for early Cree readers. Caylie has written and illustrated two books already, and with the help of volunteers, more will soon follow. The e-books are available for free at littlecreebooks.com.

The communal lifestyle and ritual of the Cree aboriginal tribes played a key role in the lives of the two presenters of today's edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Edmonton Vol. 15).

We hear from Elder Gilman Cardinal and Tashina Makokis, two members of the Cree tribe, separated by a generation. Gilman speaks of his childhood with the tribe, his adulthood outside of it, and his return through eldership. Tashina speaks on the importance of perpetuating the Cree's cultural memory. She discusses her role in bringing together the youth and elders of her community in an effort to preserve cultural traditions.

We kick off a new week of "Presentations of the Day" with this fine example by Greg Whistance-Smith, in which he examines what a video game is, and looks at the variety of expressions possible within interactive arts as a whole. He gives several examples of games which he believes have in some way transcended simply being fun, turning into interactive arts or experiences.

The Edmonton Journal has a great write-up of PKN Edmonton's Vol. 15, held by Edmonton's NextGen just last week. Here's what they had to say about this sizable event:

Guests enjoyed musings on everything from driving and garbage, to a spirited presentation by Steven Hodges on “full-frontal nerdity,” or openly embracing one’s passions. Firefly Theatre & Circus wowed with a stunning aerial performance, while popular local DJs Girls Club spun to an energized crowd.

The fun continued for one Pecha Kucha presenter in particular, as Brian Webb hosted the 29th annual Brian Webb Dance Company (BWDC) Art Auction on Sunday, March 10. Art lovers congregated at the Winspear Centre for a showcase of 73 contemporary art pieces by some of the city’s finest, including Scott Cumberland, Kari Duke and Dean Drever, to name a few.

The full write-up can be found here, and a profusion of photos from Vol. 15 can be found on their event page.

PKN Toronto Vol. 13 Presentations Payam Shalchian and Jamie Black, two alumni from the Institute Without Boundaries, talk (at PKN Toronto Vol. 13) about the significance of collective action in reviving urbanized environments. They use Lota, a project in Chile, as a case study, reflecting on the project's outcome in relation to various aspects of Toronto. Marek Czechowski is a traveler and researcher, and in his presentation (in Polish, from PKN Koszalin Vol. 7) he talks about the real history of the teutonic knights, who during the 13th century ruled the North of Poland. This is however a history that doesn't follow any school books or academic sources. This story reveals the very truth about the knights, who, according to Marek, were not able to build their famous brick castles themselves... Gaining spontaneous applause, Marek proves they had no necessary knowledge to do this, and that they had insufficient money, as well as insufficient building materials. PKN Nantes Vol. 3 Posters We have two new posters on our Tumblr blog today: a flyer for PKN Kyoto Vol. 7, and then one from Nantes (pictured above), for the city's upcoming PKN Vol. 3 (set for June 19). PKN Cancun Vol. 3 PKN Cancun Vol. 3 PKN Cancun Vol. 3 Photos We have a few new Facebook galleries to share with you today. Above, a few photos from this past weekend's PKN Cancun Vol. 3 -- the event had been postponed because of bad weather, but this time it was all go for a beautiful outdoor setting.  

PKN Edmonton Vol. 13 Links A few links from around the web, including two that relate to the recent PKN Edmonton Vol. 13 (pictured above).

Calendar Tonight's (June 13) PechaKucha satisfaction comes your way from PKN Okayama Vol.  14 and PKN Adelaide Vol. 3. Tomorrow, look out for these events: PKN Pittsfield Vol. 2, PKN Toronto Vol. 16, PKN Sheffield Vol. 11, PKN Ornskoldsvik Vol. 1, PKN Portsmouth Vol. 11, and PKN Saint-Etienne Vol. 10.

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