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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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Featured Presentation

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Diane Huang

Student, Unionville HS in Markham

Pursuing Happiness

PRESENTED ON FEB 06, 2015
IN MARKHAM @ VOL 6

Diane Huang talks about how academics and formal education is not everything in life. To be happy, we must be brave and  pursue our passions.

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The Stranger: Love, Death, and the Mystery of the Leonard Cohen Tape

BY AMY ARSENIO
@ VOL 12 ON SEP 30, 2016

Amy Arsenio has a BA in Creative Writing and an MA in Information Studies. She has worked as a bookstore clerk, librarian (in five library systems!), and private investigator and is the mother of two little boys and lives in Toronto. She shares a story of how the suicide of an ex-boyfriend caused her to realize that she had misunderstood him and knew nothing of his life and his struggles.

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Virtual Artifacts/Internet Art Culture

BY STEPHANIE WU
@ VOL 12 ON SEP 30, 2016

Stephanie Wu is a new media artist examining the role of escapism in today’s society and creates imaginary spaces using digital animations and installations. Digital arts have shifted our ideals of what art looks like and how it should be experienced. Her talk questions if the Internet can be an art medium. 

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Creativity of World Heritage Sites

BY PETER LAU
@ VOL 12 ON SEP 30, 2016

Peter Lau is a Life Scientist, Entrepreneur, Maker of Things. His talk highlights 20 World Heritage Sites, positing that they are sites of human creativity. Enjoy his 3D printed models of each site! 

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Walk Through the Trees

BY JESSICA DEL SOLE
@ VOL 12 ON SEP 30, 2016

Jessica Del Sole is an illustrator and Educator residing in Toronto. Her illustrations explore our complex relationships with the natural world. Her talk explores the relationship between nature, symbols and themes in storytelling. 

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This is Your Creative Wake Up Call!!!

BY NADIYA VIRANI
@ VOL 12 ON SEP 30, 2016

Fueled by pixels, pantones & peanut butter, Nadiya Virani is a creative, multidisciplinary Graphic Designer with an eye for innovation & passion for typography. She recalls her first Creative Wake Up Call and how it propelled her into a career that assists others in bringing their own creative visions to life. 

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Punctuate!

BY CHRISTIE DAY
@ VOL 12 ON SEP 30, 2016

A writer and editor all her life, Christie Day worked in New York, Los Angeles, Houston and Singapore before returning to Toronto to run her own freelance firm. When it comes to creative writing, punctuation can make a huge difference in how your message is understood. Find out how! 

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What I Learned Making My First PechaKucha

BY FAIZ AHMED
@ VOL 12 ON SEP 30, 2016

Faiz Ahmed is a local librarian and basketball coach. After attending a couple PKs in the past he decided he must present his own. What he will be presenting today are his findings while creating his first PK.

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Uncomplicated

BY CLAIRE TANSEY
@ VOL 12 ON SEP 30, 2016

Claire Tansey is a chef, teacher and food expert. She has over 20 years experience in restaurants, education and media, notably as Food Director at Chatelaine and on Cityline. She thinks life is complicated; cooking shouldn't be. 

 

MARKHAM Blog

Art and Virtual Reality: Staging the Real with Accessible Technology

"How do you log off in the real life? How do I separate from my digital self? I think you have to be unconscious."
In Art and Virtual Reality: Staging the Real with Accessible Technology from PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 11, Ronnie Clarke is an artist focusing in media and performance, whose current work addresses the body, the self and social relationships in physical and digital spaces.  Her talk brings art and accessible technology together to question what it means to be present and to really interact with one another.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Ange Friesen

    At heart: a wonderer. I believe in love, books, dreams, and so on. I write things, but not enough of them, so now I'm trying to notice.

  • Cheryl Rego

    Cheryl Rego is curious about the world and how we all see it. She can't sit still for long. She loves art, media and to travel. By doing a PK she is stepping out of her comfort zone. She also loves food; to eat, not to cook it herself. And dogs.