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Daniel Thompson

Designer and Illustrator, Holdens Agency in Manchester

The Power of Talking

PRESENTED ON MAR 30, 2017
IN MANCHESTER @ VOL 16

Listen to designer Daniel Thompson talking about the power of talking.  

Follow him as he tells his tale of coming to Manchester for the first time and meeting its brilliant residents.

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Talking About Grass

BY MARK LONGBOTTOM
@ VOL 4 ON DEC 06, 2011

Mark Longbottom talks about his grass collection, which he has slowly built up through friends and connections over the years. He asks his friends, artists, and acquaintances to send him a patch of grass from different parts of the world, which he places in a bag with their name, location, and year, and then adds to his wall.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 30, 2013.

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Talking to Yourself

BY RAY FENWICK
@ VOL 16 ON DEC 05, 2013

Artist-of-all-sorts Ray Fenwick speaks to a crowd and to you (if you listen) about talking to one's self. He points out the fact that our voice is a huge part of our identity, but in many cases we don't acknowledge that it is the embodiment of our thoughts while still remaining a function of our body. Because our voice is at the crossroads of our psychological and physiological being, it can be surreal and disconcerting to practice, but Ray encourages us all to see what comes out!

"Presentation of the Day" on January 30, 2014.

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Talking Books

BY ROSIE
@ VOL 22 ON SEP 15, 2015

Bookbinder Rosie talks about how the how the human urge to record information led to writing and then to invention of books. How they were improved - and then stayed the same for 1000s of years...because they are perfect!

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Face to Facetime

BY STEPHEN KOVASH
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 29, 2015

Stephen Kovash explains why he turned off all social media platforms as well as other forms of electronic entertainment in order to have face to "facetime" with other human beings.  He hopes this presentation encourages others to turn off their phones and talk in person.

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Philosophy is for everyone

BY MELINA LAFIRENZE
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 29, 2016

Artist and philosophy teacher Melina Lafirenze talks to us about philosophy and why it should be accessible to everyone.

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It’s a Test! The Power of Urban Prototyping

BY NINA CHASE
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 06, 2016

"We're showing citizens what they're buying before they write the final check."

In It’s a Test! The Power of Urban Prototyping from PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh Vol. 25, Landscape architect and urban designer Nina Chase talks about temporary fun, public space, and urban transformation. She shares the power of prototyping and the impact design have in the communication between public spaces, the city council and the community. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 18th, 2017. 

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Talking About Talking: Broadcasting, Podcasting, Stand up and Beyond

BY JULIET HARRIS
IN BEXHILL-ON-SEA

Lawyer, radio presenter, live DJ and Podcaster Juliet Harris spends much of her life talking in all sorts of settings on all sorts of subjects.

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Random Co-ordinate Photography

BY KYLE SOO
@ VOL 17 ON JUN 22, 2017

Kyle Soo, the organiser of PechaKucha Night Manchester, presents his first ever full PechaKucha, telling his story of a photography project he completed in 2016, when he asked the people of Twitter to guide him to random places in London, using only the power of random co-ordinates, and serendipity.  

Join him on his journey into the unknown...

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Remembering Forward: talking to children about death

BY HEATHER H
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 03, 2017

Heather H has a keen (and strange) interest in how to best support children come to learn and process news of a sudden death. In her presentation, she talks about how amazed she is by how wise children are and humbled by their capacity to teach adults, particularly if we create space and safety for them to do so.