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Per Hoel

Video storyteller, editor, animator, filmmaker, Self in Santa Barbara

What IS Socialism?

PRESENTED ON MAY 18, 2016
IN SANTA BARBARA @ VOL 17

Amidst a dramatic and surprising election season, the word "socialism" has found a place at the table, thanks, in part, to the democratic-socialist Bernie Sanders. Indeed, "socialism" was the most looked-up term on Merriam-Webster's website in 2015. However, the word seems to refer to anything from Scandinavian-style, egalitarian social programs, to tyrannical state ideologies, to utopian, post-capitalist worlds. What do socialists actually believe, and why is it relevant today?

Per Hoel is a professional multimedia producer, filmmaker, and political organizer. He develops videos and content mostly for educational and non-profit purposes, serving humankind by bringing strong storytelling and creative vision to timely, important causes. He's originally from Norway and lived in Washington, D.C. before moving to Santa Barbara two years ago. He's collaborated with local climate justice activism and is also engaged in projects around energy democracy and renter's rights. He also founded the Santa Barbara chapter of the Jacobin Magazine reading group, an open-invitation group that meets monthly to debate and discuss short readings through a socialist lens.

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What is a Creative Director Good For?

BY RAFA BONICHON
IN BARCELONA

Mad Men are dead. Creative directors do not just get to go to parties nowadays, but as is revealed in this presentation by Rafa Bonichon, they have to be able to distinguish between what is bullshit and what is a good idea. (in Spanish)

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Hacking Your Education

BY ISAAC SANDERS
@ JUNE TABLE TALKS ON JUN 13, 2013

Isaac Sanders has worked for 6 software companies in the past 2 years, is going to be a Sophomore at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in the Fall and is only 19 years old. He is a Software Craftsman, a Voracious Learner, and an Open Source Contributor. 

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Building a Picture

BY AIDEN CELESTE
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 24, 2013

As a child, Aiden Celeste had always wanted to be an architect, but his life drove him to the field of research art. He discusses the process, theory, and execution of what he calls "building a picture" -- through the oculus of a camera obscura, he finds himself in a unique and wonderful otherworld. The results of his exploits are conjoined and overlapped to form something greater than a singular piece. 

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What Is Architecture?

BY ANDREW MAKIN
@ VOL 11 ON JUN 12, 2014

What is architecture? What is a masterpiece of architecture today? Andrew Makin shares a philosophycal view of what architecture is: when architecture is from and on place like children and parents type of connection; when it is engaged in the intellectual discourse of its time; and it provokes visceral experiences in us.

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My Prince George: What it was, what it is, and what it could be

BY GREG JONUK
@ VOL 4 ON JUL 14, 2015

Greg Jonuk’s first view of Prince George was through the window of a Greyhound Bus. He quickly learned that, while the city may not be very handsome, it sure was handy. After 25 years since he first arrived in Prince George, Greg reflects on what we’ve lost, what we’ve gained, and what we can hope for in the future.

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Musings on the Colour Red

BY TOM HEATLEY
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

"Blood is maybe redder than red, because of it's associations in art and in culture."

Tom Heatley
's presentation from PechaKucha Night Bexhill-on-Sea Vol. 1 opens with the most essential image of the colour red in photography: the safe light in a darkroom, and moves through a collection of images and wide ranging associations with blood, danger, sex, sacrifice, socialism and courage.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, Novermber 24th, 2015. 

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Let's see what we've got here...

BY TITIA JETTEN
@ VOL 3 ON JAN 30, 2016

Join speaker and celebrated artist Titia Jetten during an exploration of art and photography during her presentation, "Let's see what we've got here..."

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Knoxville’s 225 Years: What Difference Have We Made?

BY JACK NEELY
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 11, 2016

Knoxville's beloved historian Jack Neely covers 225 years of Knoxville history to explore what created the city and what it means for the future of this Scruffy City.

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Visual Eyes - What Inspires Me?

BY ANDY BOOTHMAN
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 07, 2016

What inspires a designer? What goes on inside that shiny head of mine? What is it that sparks creativity? This is what gets Andy Boothman juices flowing and inspires his thoughts, his life and his work.