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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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The Dropbox: Saving Lives. One Baby at a Time.

BY JANE KIM
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 17, 2015

What does it take to save unwanted babies? Every year, hundreds of unwanted babies are abandoned on the streets of Seoul, South Korea and many do not survive. Compelled by his love and compassion for such children, Pastor Lee Jong-Rak builds a safe haven for these unwanted babies in the form of a "Baby Box." During a recent trip to South Korea, Jane Kim witnessed the reality of the situation and the love that compels people, like Pastor Lee, to sacrifice so much—even for just one child.

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Get Caught Listening

BY ELIZABETH WILEY
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 17, 2015

"Listening to a book isn't just for long car trips. And they're not on cassette tapes any more."

Audiobook narrator Elizabeth Wiley gives a brief overview of the world of audiobooks, a peek inside her closet (aka studio) and why everyone should become an avid listener.

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Inside Outside

BY LYN CROWLEY
@ VOL 13 ON JUN 05, 2015

Lyn Crowley and Pamela Doss threw out an idea to see what would happen. They asked people who they knew were coming to send in an image of either inside or outside and to have their 20 second description prepared. When their image popped up on the screne, they would pop up from the audience. Contributors included Lym Crowley, John Latell, Jane Dixon, Lyn Crowley, Jerry Sowers, Cristy Ansley, Kevin Sweeny, Gloria Williams, Netti Fulton, Brian Willis, Pam Doss, Lyn Crowley, Chloe Doss, Leilani Leo, Diane Meyer, Kay Van Dyke, Pam Doss, Jeff Doss, Steph Brown, and Pam Doss.

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Cascading Dreams

BY DOROTHY FAGAN
@ VOL 13 ON JUN 05, 2015

In this presentation we get to see some of the results of Dorothy Fagan's 6 week artist residency in France. And yet, through the PechaKucha process we also get to hear and see Dorothy take us through her inspriations, techniques, processes, details, and materials used to arrive at those finished pieces. The work is stunning. The background is fascinating.

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Dale's Sketchbook

BY DALE WEISS
@ VOL 13 ON JUN 05, 2015

"I grabbed the book, turned it upside down, and suddenly it had totally different feel. This was my of eureka moment."

In Dale's Sketchbook from PechaKucha Night Williamsburg, Dale Weiss shares how he was inspired by The Sketchbook Project, a creative endeavor started in Brooklyn, NY, that sends sketchbooks to individuals who fill them with their work, send them back, where they are archived in a traveling library of over 30,000 other sketchbooks. Weiss talks about the year-long creative journey of making his first official sketchbook. Here he shows off some selected pages and describes the process that sketchbook took him through.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 13th, 2015.

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Through a Glass Lightly

BY AMY ANDERSON
@ VOL 13 ON JUN 05, 2015

Less that 2 weeks before this event Amy Anderson learned that there would be glass art on display in the gallery. She put together this presentation that explores all of the ways we interact with glass - emotionally, spiritually, physically, and many more. I guess all that time spent in libraries (see her previous PK) has paid off.

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The Big O

BY TIRZA SHELTON
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 23, 2015

This presentation completes a trilogy for Tirza Shelton. In her first PK she empowered us to take it off and reveal our true selves in The Naked Truth. The we conquered our fears in The F Word. Now that we are naked and fearless we can accomplish the ultimate human experience in The Big O.

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Microbial Ecology - Phages and Human Health

BY INIGO WALKER HOWLETT
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 23, 2015

Inigo Walker Howlett came down sick (we suspect a virus) and couldn't make his presentation. As is our tradition in Williamsburg, we roll the slides anyway and ask a volunteer to improv along. This evening we got the husband and wife team of Natalie Miller-Moore and Daniel Moore to impersonate Inigo in a most entertaning way.

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