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13 JUN

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We are pleased to announce our next PechaKucha Night PDX on Tuesday, June 13th, as we take over Holocene for a full evening of PKN!

Our presenters will unpack the night’s theme of Needs Versus Desires – the never-ending dance between that which is crucial for survival and the things that make being alive fulfilling. If the line between the two is often blurred, how do we define them? Is desire the passion that keeps one going and achieving goals, or does it denote the vices of greed and materialism? Do needs only exist on the most basic of levels (think: food, clothing and shelter) or are they sometimes more indiscernible? And what are things you think you want but, at the end of the day, you may be better off without? 

Please join our PechaKucha speakers and volunteers on June 13 while enjoying handcrafted cocktails, wine, and beer, along with a live set by DJ Bobby and a PechaKucha Night PDX first: a live musical performance by Portland’s own May Arden!

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Food, Humans & The Written Word

BY EMILY CRUMPACKER
@ VOL 21 ON DEC 06, 2016

Emily Crumpacker is a connector, a business evangelist, reader, writer and storyteller who lives somewhere between optimism and bliss. Curiosity and adventure drive her and she never forgets a face! It is food, however, that has propelled her into work and a life so full it is hard to comprehend — her years in France as a chef’s assistant in a French culinary school, cooking along side Simone Beck and Julia Child -writing a couple of books, being a spokesperson, working as private chef for Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese and a stint selling Christmas trees—along with many other experiences—have all shaped her inquisitive enthusiasm and pure zest for life.

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The Idea of the Book

BY FREDRIK AVERIN
@ VOL 21 ON DEC 06, 2016

Fredrik Averin explains the concepts, narratives, aesthetics, language, and obessions which question the format and purpose of the book.

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Chugability, Commodity Fetishism, and Other Analogs in Your Pint of Beer

BY BEN EDMUNDS
@ VOL 21 ON DEC 06, 2016

Ben Edmunds gives a freewheeling overview of the way that pleasure, labor and politics go into every pint of your favorite craft beer.

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November Mechanicals

BY JAKE SHIVERY
@ VOL 21 ON DEC 06, 2016

Jake Shivery lives and breathes analog in both his personal and his professional life. He will be presenting defenses, observations and anecdotes. One might expect a good-natured rant...

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Moment of Indecision

BY DANIEL KAVEN
@ VOL 21 ON DEC 06, 2016

Daniel Kaven gives an exploration of the space between present and future.

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Analog

BY JAMEY HAMPTON
@ VOL 21 ON DEC 06, 2016

Jamey Hampton attempts the Analog MASH. Just his musings on the many facets of analog.

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A Well-Played Summer

BY GINNY FIGLAR
@ VOL 21 ON DEC 06, 2016

Ginny Figlar shares what happened when a perfect storm of slow workload, bored kids and sudden gumption hit her backyard this summer.

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Getting Out There

BY KEN TOMITA
@ VOL 21 ON DEC 06, 2016

For the last 7 years Ken Tomita and his team been internally focused on their work with little more than a digital relationship with their customers. This year, They embarked on a yourney to find out who their customers were and encountered a few surprises along the way...

 

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