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David Arenstam

Teacher/Writer, Thornton Academy in Saco, Maine

When History and Fiction Collide

PRESENTED ON NOV 10, 2016
IN KENNEBUNKPORT @ VOL 21

David Arenstam is a teacher and writer. He received his undergraduate degree from Bates College and earned a master’s degree in journalism from Harvard University. He teaches at Thornton Academy in Saco, where he was a Maine Teacher of the Year finalist. As a journalist, David regularly contributes articles to local newspapers, magazines, and online media companies. He recently published his debut novel, “Homecoming: A Soldier’s Story of Loyalty, Courage, and Redemption.” Two weeks after its publication, David’s novel was nominated for the 2017 William E. Colby Award for emerging writers of military fiction or nonfiction. 

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History Is Important

BY JUSTIN THOMPSON
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 21, 2012

History is important, we can surely all agree on that, but Justin Thompson wants to make sure we all get the message. (in English)

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Designing for Historic Context

BY DAVID MAYO
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 16, 2014

David Mayo, architect at De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop, discusses the need to respect the characteristics of historic neighborhoods when designing projects and continue the story while being unapologetic to our place in history.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 18, 2015.

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How History can be Used

BY BLAINE HUDSON
@ VOL 7 ON FEB 21, 2012

Blaine Hudson lectures about the history and culture of African American in Louisville. The more we know about Black history, the better we can improve it for the future.

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A Condensed History of Publishing

BY JENNIFER MOSHER
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 06, 2015

Jennifer Mosher offers a condensed history of publishing.

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When Art and Science Collide

BY YOKO SHIMIZU
@ VOL 132 ON JAN 27, 2016

“I wanted to learn the beautiful mechanism of the universe, nature, and life. So i studied biology and chemistry in my university. And that’s when i thought ‘how cool would it be to integrate all of this into art?’”

In When Art and Science Collide from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 132,  contemporary artist and science researcher Yoko Shimizu details her work. One may think that art and Science are total opposites but not Yoko. She finds that the beauty of the scientific principles that surround us to be timeless, limitless, and inspirational. Yoko –who has won many awards her scientific artworks– creates installations that integrate both art and science.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, February 6th, 2016. 

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House on College Hill

BY AL KRATZER
@ VOL 4 ON APR 15, 2016

Al Kratzer relates the journey of discovery to find out when his College Hill Home was constructed. An old Easton family's colorful history was uncovered along the way.

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Preserving Prestigious Public Proclamations

BY DAVID ROSE
IN EASTON

Easton's Town Crier David Rose relates both the history of the Town Crier and his long involvement with the tradition in this lively and humorous presentation.

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Harp of Myth, History and Healing

BY DEBRA SAWYER
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 21, 2016

Debra Sawyer is a former Corporate Communications Designer who transformed into an evolving artiist/musician and educator. Her passion and intrigue unfolds in her PechaKucha " Harp of myth, history and healing".

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Active Fiction: When Fiction Meets the Urban Core

BY JASPAL MARWAH
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Jaspal Marwah talks about his love for the urban fabric of the city and how, with the help of some friends and authors, he's helped create a real life "Choose your own adventure" through some of Vancouver's neighbourhoods.