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09 MAR

NEXT EVENT VOL 31

PechaKucha Bug-ganza: Antennae up! 12 fabulous presenters will delight you at the spectacular Te Papa Marae with fun, fast & fascinating presentations on either "being bitten by the bug" or specifically about bugs.  Anything from bugs and beer, fears about bugs, the VW Beetle to bugs in video games and much more.

Tickets: $15 available from http://www.tepapastore.co.nz/products/pechakucha-night-bug-ganza and on the night.

Tickets include entry to the Te Papa Bugs Exhibition from 6pm until showtime.

Bar and food also available.

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Get Boosted for the Arts

BY SIMON BOWDEN AND BRYNA O'BRIEN
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

Simon Bowden and Bryna O'Brien discuss their plans for Boosted, a new crowdfunding website for the arts in New Zealand. They talk about how they got the funding for boosted, what the arts foundation in New Zealand does, and projects that were on the website when Boosted launched in March 2013.

 

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Boybot Boyfriend

BY RANDI JANELLE
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

Poet Randi Eaton is in love with her Boybot Boyfriend; an semi-sentient replacement for her deadbeat ex-bf. She sings praises of the A.I. that tends to her every need, listens to her issues, and satisfies needs only a cyber man could. 

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Circadian Rhythm

BY PHILIPPA GANDER
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

Philippa Gander describes what the circadian rhythm is and its importance to life. Philippa is working to find a way to manipulate the circadian rhythm to help humans boldly go where none have been before.

"Presentation of the Day" on October 31, 2013.

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Ecphrasis

BY MARCO SONZOGNI
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

Marco Sonzogni, author of the book "How to Write a Painting", explains what the word 'ecphrasis' means by showing us just how difficult it is to capture the feelings of a painting in words.

"Presentation of the Day" on October 28, 2013.

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A Concise History of Race Relations in New Zealand ... Abridged

BY JAMES NOKISE
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

James Nokise gives us a comedic rundown on the history of New Zealand, its diversity, and its rugby team. He talks about New Zealand's original inhabitants, its immigrants, and encourages racial understanding and acceptance across the board. 

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Being Unsafe in a Safe Place

BY DEIRDRE TARRANT
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

Deirdre Tarrant discusses her personal history and her dance school in Wellington. She discsses a bit about her dance school's history, its students, and its activities.

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A Life of Its Own

BY JOSEPHINE O'SULLIVAN
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

Josephine O'Sullivan,  executive producer of the Performance Arcade, the venue for this PechaKucha night. She shares some of the arcade's previous exhibits, and reveals some of the behind the scenes concepts and events that have occurred there. 

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We Will Work With You

BY CHRIS LIPSCOMBE
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

Chris Lipscombe, tells us the story of the Wellington Media Collective, originally in  1978 - 1998.  A founding collective member and connector, Lipscombe expounds on the history of the organization and its involvement with the community and government of New Zealand.

 

 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Craig Nicholson

    Craig is an interculturalist who is inspired by people that reach out beyond traditional lines in society both globally and locally - and that develop ground breaking art, music, design, food, architecture and community initiatives. Having a huge and diverse network of contacts, colleagues and friends helps Craig and the multicultural PKN Wellington team of Anita, Casey, Fabio and Marcela to come up with great line-ups. Add in the magical Te Whanganui-ā-Tara (Wellington) vibe makes for stunning PKNs here in the capital of Aotearoa/New Zealand.