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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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Oceans of Data

BY BEN BEST
@ VOL 10 ON JAN 30, 2014

Ben Best is an analyst for the Ocean Health Index, a research project housed at UCSB's downtown ecology center. For him, the ocean has long been a source of spiritual sustenance, vigorous play, wondrous discovery, and intellectual curiosity. He discusses using data to map marine conservation. 

 

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Origami Math Genius (OMG)

BY BIJIAN FAN
@ VOL 10 ON JAN 30, 2014

Following a scientific career, BiJian Fan moved on to visual art. He integrated science and art in his creative practice. He developed OMG as a curriculum for integrating art and science in education. 

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Not Yet the End of the World

BY SUMMER GRAY
@ VOL 10 ON JAN 30, 2014

Summer Gray is a Ph.D. student in Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Research Associate at the International Institute of Climate Action and Theory. She speaks on the climate justice movement, and what we must do to save the planet from the destruction of global warming. 

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Read Like A Writer and Write Like One

BY LAWRENCE SPANN
@ VOL 10 ON JAN 30, 2014

Lawrence Spann has a keen interest in literature and writing. Drawing from life experience and an advanced degree in Creative Writing and the Medical Humanities, he approaches the process of writing through the lives and works of poets, writers, song writers, artists and historical figures. 

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TictacphOto

BY HUGH MARGERUM
@ VOL 10 ON JAN 30, 2014

Hugh Margerum is an abstract artist whose work is held in numerous collections in California and around the country. His creative curiousity and reaction to the negative perception of social media led him to create "TictacphOto." This app allows users to play visual tic-tac-toe games with friends, encouraging both online and face-to-face interaction. 

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Got Dog?

BY JUDY KEENE
@ VOL 10 ON JAN 30, 2014

In gratitude to our courageous military heroes, Judy Keene left corporate America two years ago to become a full-time volunteer and administrator for Next Step Service Dogs. Here, an inspiring group of people train service dogs for veterans with PTSD. Next Step trains rescue dogs to be amazing service dogs, whose job is to serve their veteran with trained behaviors that diminish or prevent seizures and sense anxiety. 

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One World, One Ocean

BY CLAIRE FACKLER
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 25, 2013

Ocean for Life, created in reponse to the 9/11 attack, is an organization that promotes cross-cultural understanding in the context that we are all connected by one ocean. Claire Fackler talks about the areas and goals of the program and how students learn to have a greater appreciation and respect for the ocean as well as others who are culturally different. 

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An Ode to Santa Barbara

BY STEF MILLER
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 25, 2013

Santa Barbara to Stef Miller is a place to treasure and relish in becasue of its natural beatuy, great community, and sense of movement. Listen as she talks about how Santa Barbara has added beauty into her life and why it should be relished by others. 

 

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Oceans of Data


 
"We want to 'whale-cast', we want to predict where they're at...so we can manage human use of the ocean to minimize impact on endangered species."
Ben Best is an analyst for the Ocean Health Index, a research project housed at UCSB's downtown ecology center. For him, the ocean has long been a source of spiritual sustenance, vigorous play, wondrous discovery, and intellectual curiosity. In "Oceans of Data" from PKN Santa Barbara Vol. 10, he discusses using data to map out plans for marine conservation. 
 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Bruce Caron

    I keep my profile at Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BruceCarontoo/about

  • Stef Miller

    Stef is a Principal at Thinktapp, a social branding and web strategy agency based in Santa Barbara, CA. She pushes boundaries in her role, serving as a catalyst for new ideas, content and connection. Stef is a co-founder and content strategist for Relish Santa Barbara, a website dedicated to exploring the best in culture, food, and wine from Santa Barbara and the surrounding Central Coast. Stef has worked for global corporations and teeny tiny studios. She has won awards from AIGA, AAF, and AMA but believes that true happiness comes from creative inspiration and her connection to the work she does.