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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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Rob Irion

Science Communication Program, UCSC in Santa Cruz

Rob Irion directs the Science Communication Program at UCSC. He's been a science journalist for more than 25 years, focusing on astronomy, cosmology, physics, and earth sciences. His most recent stories have appeared in National Geographic, Science, Smithsonian, and Scientific American. In his talk, listen as he describes how he came to have a passion and obession for space. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 9, 2014.

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Dance of the Horny Hairy Arachnid

BY BRENDAN BANE
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 19, 2014

Science journalist Brendan Bane talks about his life-long fascination with tarantulas. He goes into great depth on his recent adventures to Costa Rica, and the process of learning about their courtship rituals. 

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Define the Meaning of Making It

BY JON LUINI
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 19, 2014

Jon Luini of Chime Interactive talks about how his definition of making it has changed over time. Sharing his life story and the trals and errors of "making it", Jon expresses his opinion of what it means to really make it. 

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Si Se Puede

BY DANNY CONTRERAS
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 19, 2014

Danny Contreras spent 14 years in jail for a crime he did not commit. He tells the story of making it through that experience.

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Time-Based Art

BY JUSTIN HOOVER
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 19, 2014

Justin Charles Hoover is a Chinese/Russian/American time-based artist and curator. He also always wanted to be a stunt double but settled for Kung Fu master. He shares a few recent projects and talks about why he loves performance art.

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Affecting through Social Media

BY ALEXANDER JACKSON
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 19, 2014

High School student Alex Jackson talks about getting engaged and what led him to spearhead an advocacy effort to change his high school's social media policy. Engaging in the issues and restrictions the educations system has on the students and youth involved, it is up to those who are affected that need to take action. 

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Day Worker Center of Santa Cruz County

BY MIREYA GOMEZ-CONTRERAS
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 19, 2014

Mireya talks about making the Day Worker Center of Santa Cruz County. The Day Worker Center helps both people who seek workers, and workers seeking work, find each other. 

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Making Ventana Surfboards

BY MARTIJN STIPHOUT
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 19, 2014

Martijn Stiphout describes the process of making Ventana Surfboards' distinctive hollow wooden boards. Going into the steps and details of what goes into a handmade wooden surfboard, which makes them unique and beautiful. 

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Making Woodprints

BY BRIDGET HENRY
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 19, 2014

UCSC artist Bridget Henry, expresses herself through the medium of woodprints. Bridget demonstrates her connection to the theme of "home" through the wood block prints she has created, with the community, for the community of Santa Cruz, California. 

 

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Dance of the Horny, Hairy Arachnid

“I’m going to talk about how tarantulas talk about having sex.”
Scientist and journalist Brendan Bane speaks on his life-long fascination with tarantulas. In “Dance of the Horny, Hairy Arachnid” from PKN Santa Cruz, CA Vol. 8, Brendan shows us how his passion for these furry eight-leggers has led him to study the secrets of their unique mating habits.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Crystal Birns

    Project manager. Systems designer. Collaborator. I carry my sketchpad wherever I go.

  • Peter Chester

    Peter Chester is a Santa Cruz based digital agency partner (http://tri.be) and electronic music producer (http://deepfried.info). Having spent well over a decade in web development, he is currently extremely active in the WordPress development community, speaking regularly at WordCamps and other WordPress events. When he is not running his business, Peter spends much of his time producing music with his band Deepfried (2003).

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