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Another great flyer to share, this time for Dundee's upcoming PechaKucha Night Vol. 9. Let's all go for a ride!

"'Quantified Self' is ... tracking all kinds of data about your daily routines, habits, movements..."

Rami Alhamad, CEO and co-founder of PUSH, explains the "quantify self" movement in relation to the revolution of wearable technology to show how individuals are revolutionising how they track their daily habits. In "Quantifying Self" from PKN Toronto Vol. 27, Rami discusses the challenges of privacy and accuracy, and exposes the healthcare system as antiquated and in need of improvement. 

 

"I'm interested in the wonder, violence, and bewilderment of modern existence..."

Justin Davies is an educator and artist. He likes to work in a range of media which he uses to integrate historical, scientific and aesthetic perspectives.

In "Snipping the Fabric of Time" from PKN Honolulu Vol. 19, we see his work is also influenced by his love of film and by his studies in biology and history.

Here's the latest poster from the city of Vladimir, Russia, for its upcoming PechaKucha Night Vol. 18, set for April 25.

For our "City Focus" this week we head to the Dutch city of Breda, to highlight the city's PechaKucha Night Vol. 10 on April 22. Make sure to visit the official event page for more details, as well as the full list of presenters.

On the week where we are again celebrating on the front page of the site the fact that we love seeing videos from our PechaKucha Nights around the world, here is another great one to fall in our laps, this time for a series rather close to our HQ, and that's PechaKucha Kyoto. Watch the video here, or embedded below.

Take a tour through the home of legendary architect and Bauhaus director, Walter Gropius:

In "Tea with Mrs. Gropius" from PKN Garrison Vol. 5, Chuck Berleigh talks about the revolutionary design and architecture of the Gropius House created by Walter Gropius, a the founder of the Bauhaus, almost 75 years ago. With the house's conscious use of light, non-custom-made components, and creation of a unique atmosphere for each room in the house, it is truly a model of good, modern design and revolutionary for its time. 

A while ago, someone told Ahmed Hassan that he needed therapy, so he bought a motorcycle.

Now his therapy sessions consist of drives through the countryside where he discovers the beauty and art in rusted treasures. Lucky for us, he carries a camera. In "Garage Art" from a special Archex Session edition of PKN Williamsburg, Ahmed delves into the world as seen through his lens, as well as the on-the-road culture of freedom it embodies. 

Archivist Jonathan Jeffrey examines several intriguing historical photographs that were collected for a museum collection and explains the stories behind them. In "Why We Keep Unidentified Photographs" from PKN Bowling Green Vol. 4, hear Jonathon spin some hypothetical threads around the photographs he's carefully kept for the exhibitions.

What do satire, pigs, government, crocodiles, strategy, and mice all have in common?

Ryan Sumo is an indie game developer and artist who is currently working on a game called Party Animals, that takes a fascinating look at Filipino politics, by presenting it in a way that makes it surprisingly fun. 

"Party Animals" was recorded live at BitSummit MMXIV, the 2nd edition of the Kyoto-based indie game festival. 

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