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Presidents Heads

BY LITA TIRAK
@ VOL 15 ON AUG 20, 2016

A contractor was hired to demolish these giant busts of all the US presidents from a closed attraction near Williamsburg, Virginia. He couldn't bear to destroy the artwork, so they were transported to a nearby farm field to hopefully await resurrection sometime in the future. This photo essay, and spoken PK essay, by Lita Tirak looks for meaning in the transportation damage and Mother Nature taking her due course.

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"Blank"

BY LULÚ DE PANBEHCHI
@ VOL 15 ON AUG 20, 2016

Lulu De Panbehchi has taken a simple construct of typology and managed to transform it into a metaphor for life. Can the meaning of life exist in the blank space between two brackets?

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The Importance of International Service

BY DR. NARKETTA SPARKMAN-KEY
@ VOL 15 ON AUG 20, 2016

You may think that the importance of international service is giving and providing for others, but after you hear Dr. Narketta Sparkman-Key give this presentation, you will realize that you can receive as much education, insights and enlightenment as the services you are providing.

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Japanantics

BY NARBE KALANTARIANS
@ VOL 15 ON AUG 20, 2016

Narbe Kalantarians has been traveling to Japan to work on some particle physics experiments. Stephanie Kalantarians got to visit while he was there. In this PK presentation we get to see these ventures through the eyes of both a physicist and an architect.

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The Giant Metal Baby

BY EMILY HERR
@ VOL 15 ON AUG 20, 2016

Emily Herr has been painting murals for several years now, but has a problem. When your canvas is in a different location than your studio with all your supplies you spend more between the two than making art. Enter the Giant Metal Baby, a delivery truck that Emily is converting to her mobile studio with the usual trial and error of any first-time project.

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Space Exploration: A Year or Two or More in the Life of a Space Cadet

BY AMY ANDERSON
@ VOL 15 ON AUG 20, 2016

What does space exploration mean to you? For Amy Anderson, a self described space cadet, it means an entirely different definition of spatial awareness. Buckle up for blastoff into Amy's version of space.

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Benefits of Yoga and Meditation

BY BEN THACKER-GWALTNEY
@ VOL 15 ON AUG 20, 2016

We all hear that yoga and meditation are good for us, but for the non-yogi what does that specifically mean? Ben Thacker-Gwaltney has your 6 minute and 40 second tour of the answer to that question. And you get to learn about a couple of local organizations where you can seek out those benefits.

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The PechaKucha Truth

BY DALE WEISS
@ VOL 15 ON AUG 20, 2016

Williamsburg organizer Dale Weiss asked his Facebook friends to send in some randon pictures, and Dale would see if he could make a story out of the images. Once he recieved the images, he realized the truth of PechaKucha was still out there, and needed exploring. (Apologies to Astrid on the national origin, but those ancient alien astronaut theorists do sloppy research).

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InstaKucha: The Gran Fondo of Richmond

BY RYAN BEDELL
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 17, 2015

Get ready for a small bit of drama, guys in hot pants, and a unicorn semen reference. Ryan Bedell took his pictures on his 101 mile bike ride today. He had just enough time to throw them into his presentation (and take a shower).

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Because Chickens

BY GRETCHEN BEDELL
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 17, 2015

"This is the stuff dreams are made of, which is why you should have chickens in your backyard because you can have experiences like these."

In "Because Chickens", from PechaKucha Williamsburg Vol. 14, Gretchen Bedell shares the hazards, perils, and general ridiculousness of suburban chicken keeping. She explains how her "Mexican ground parrots" as she calls them to circumnavigate the homeowners association's chicken ban. are basically just like fish for the backyard, but they lay eggs you actually want to eat. You bound to learn something interesting in this quirky PechaKucha, for example how one can actually reclaim eggs from thieving snakes. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015. 

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Sweet Tea & Magnolias

BY DAVIE BURGDORF
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 17, 2015

Vintage and contemporary folk art is alive and thriving in the American South.  Join Davie Burgdorf as he explores the background of this art and discusses some of the artists who create these fun and unique expressions of creativity with a distinctively Southern twist.

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Ninja Art

BY DALE WEISS
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 17, 2015

Every masked superhero needs needs a Peter Parker who can chronicle their feats. For the Ninja Artist of Williamsburg, that's Dale Weiss. He has been able to capture images of each anonymous installation, and was able to find the story behind them.

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