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The Bald and the Beautiful

BY ADRIAN TAMAS
@ VOL 27 ON DEC 18, 2015

Hair. Many of us have it, many still come to loose it. the presence or absence of hair is often indicitive of many things and can tie directly into one's stylistic choices. Adrian Tamas shares his musings on the scalp and what does or does not cover it.

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Perfect Pitch @ PechaKucha

BY ALICE SHIMOMURA
@ VOL 27 ON DEC 18, 2015

Musician and Piano Technician Alice Shimomura introduces the topic of Perfect Pitch and shares with the audience some of the mystic and challenges surrounding those who have it.

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Pickin' Away with the Nashville Sound

BY SHOHEI TOYODA
@ VOL 27 ON DEC 18, 2015

Shohei Toyoda takes us on a visual and auditory tour of the U.S. with the likes of Merle Travis and Chet Atkins.

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Aeric Wong's Geocaching Project

BY AERIC WONG
@ VOL 27 ON DEC 18, 2015

Noritaka, Yui, & Mika give an overview of activities related to Geocaching and Geocaching Tours for Aeric Wong's project at Konan University, Hirao School of Management in Nishinomiya, Japan.

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The Allure of Trains and Train Travel

BY KEN KAJIYAMA
@ VOL 27 ON DEC 18, 2015

Ken Kajiyama shares his fascination with trains and train travel. Pack your bags.

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Faces That Make Money

BY ROYI AKAVIA
@ VOL 27 ON DEC 18, 2015

The distinctive pieces introduced here combine a collage made of real devalued international currency and layers of varnish over which Royi Akavia paints the portraits of modern subjects who have money, make money and spend money. The works are also burned with fire to create a glasslike 3-D surface reminiscent of old world craftsmanship. The end result: The rich and famous – such as Queen Elizabeth – are situated atop such personalities as Bolivar, Leonardo, Lenin and Margaret Thatcher.

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A Visit to Kamikatsu

BY MARIE MASUTANI
@ VOL 24 ON APR 17, 2015

Marie Masutani introduces some of the unique projects underway on the island of Shikoku. Her trip to Kamikatsu was inspired by another PKN presentation at Nishinomiya.

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Education Projects in Africa

BY RICHARD MILLER
@ VOL 24 ON APR 17, 2015

Richard Miller introduces some of the recent projects he is involved with in Kenya and at the Management University of Africa.

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My Journey of Art

BY KYNA REISDORF
@ VOL 24 ON APR 17, 2015

Kyna Reisdorf talks about her life experiences and the intimate relationship she has developed with her art. She also shares some of the creativity she is sparking in her students.

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An Introduction to the Art of Kobayashi Kiyochika

BY JOHN SZOSTAK
@ VOL 24 ON APR 17, 2015

John Szostak blows our minds with his insights into the work of Japanese artist Kobayashi Kiyochika. Be ready to be amazed.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 11, 2015.

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Living with Nature

BY WARREN DECKER
@ VOL 24 ON APR 17, 2015

Warren Decker tells about a small piece of land that he adopted in his neighborhood for gardening and how the plants in his life offer both piece of mind and connections to the earth.

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Japan's Small Town Solutions

BY AKIRA SAKANO
@ VOL 23 ON DEC 19, 2014

Akira Sakano introduces various projects in Kamikatsu, including their Zero Waste declaration. These projects help spread awareness to Japanese rural villages and help reduce waste.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 11, 2015.

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