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PechaKucha Presentation

Paula's Passion and Panda Proclivities

PRESENTED ON FEB 12, 2016
IN SILVER SPRING @ VOL 6

Paula Brantner loves pandas. She volunteers at the National Zoo in Washington DC and is privy to all of their behavior, including the more intimate ones. Listen as Paula shares the process and challenges to getting pandas to mate.

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Animal Umbrellas

BY SHUNSUKE UMIYAMA
@ 「ICSでNIGHT」 ON SEP 23, 2013

Shunsuke Umiyama, a product designer, showcases some of his work. In particular, umbrellas with animal shapes attached. He used crowdfunding to acquire funding for the initial units and then shows us how his project has blossomed from there. (In Japanese)

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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. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 13, 2014.

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The Animal Within – An Endless Source of Inspiration

BY MÄRTA MATTSSON
@ VOL 54 ON DEC 08, 2015

Märta Mattsson, Jewellery Designer from Sweden, takes us back to her childhood and explains her fascination for animals. A fascination that also is a great inspiration!

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Pualani and the 3 Mano, a Hawaiian version of The 3 Bears

BY DEVIN OISHI
@ VOL 24 ON AUG 14, 2015

Devin Oishi is a Hawaiian artist and teacher. In his book, he modeled the plot on a well known story and placed the characters in the culture and vernacular of his childhood – 1970’s Hawaii.

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Three Bears Coffee Co.

BY JEFF SCHEAFNOCKER
@ VOL 17 ON NOV 12, 2015

Jeff Scheafnocker shares how Three Bears Coffee Company is focused on supporting the most conscientious coffee growers and roasting those coffees for the enjoyment of the greater Knoxville community. This is the story of how Three Bears came into being and where they're headed.

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Why Don't We Talk About Sex? Or…Something about Italy

BY GAIA BISTULFI AMMAN
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 04, 2016

"Feel it. Face it. Free it."

In "Why don't we talk about sex? Or…something about Italy." from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15 scientist, biology professor and writer Gaia Bistulfi Amman speaks about honesty, sex, education, and growing up in Italy. Ammann expands on how she ended up being a successful novel-writing…scientist. An elaboration on happiness and how to bite back when life nibbles at your butt.

This was "PechaKucha if the Day" of Monday, March 7th, 2016.

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Sex, PrEP and the Adolescent Brain

BY DEFINATE NHAMO
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 19, 2016

Definate Nhamo discusses the advances in treatment for sexually transmitted deseases including HIV 

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The Continuum of Human Experience and Sex Trafficking

BY NANCY HARDCASTLE
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 23, 2017

Storyteller Nancy Hardcastle leads a happy life in Puerto Vallarta, that is until she ponders about children that endure sex trafficking.

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Sex: Wants, Needs, and Desires

BY AMORY JANE
@ VOL 23 ON JUN 13, 2017

Sex Educator, Amory Jane, will be talking about needs versus desires as they relate to sex and intimacy. She'll discuss libido, different styles of desire (e.g. spontaneous and responsive), and whether or not there is really a sex drive (and if sex can be considered a need). This presentation goes beyond the classic research, and includes the most up to date science on human sexuality, along with fascinating info from Emily Nagoski's best-selling book Come As You Are.