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Mark Staplehurst

Designer & Developer, ecentricarts in Toronto

A History of British Accents

PRESENTED ON JUN 14, 2012
IN TORONTO @ VOL 16

Mark Staplehurst is a web designer and developer from England, and in his presentation he talks about the history of British accents. You'll soon realize how Englishmen are all "branded by the tongue." What can you tell about Mark from his accent?

"Presentation of the Day" on March 6, 2013.

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Haitian History and its Heroes

BY ROMMI SMITH
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 20, 2010

Rommi Smith, a poem for Haiti. * Haitians will rise, rebuild and live again ! * At the End there is only silence.

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The Pattern Language of Taos Architecture

BY RACHEL PRESTON PRINZ
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 29, 2011

A city's architecture tends to tell you a lot about that city, and in this presentation, Rachel Preston Prinz highlights various architectural trends that you'll find in the city of Taos, New Mexico -- for example, the ornate bars that you'll see in one of the image are a reaction to the city's proximity to the "frontier." (in English)
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History Is Important

BY JUSTIN THOMPSON
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 21, 2012

History is important, we can surely all agree on that, but Justin Thompson wants to make sure we all get the message. (in English)

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The History Of A Name

BY CHINSHUN WANG
@ VOL 13 ON MAY 18, 2013


The Chinese family name has a very long history and every Chinese family name was an ancient clan totem. Chin Shun Wang walks us through the unique legends that illustrait the wisdom of Chinese ancestors. (In Chinese)

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Restoring Liberia's History

BY JEFF TOPHAM
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 13, 2013

Jeff Topham and his brother set out to retake old pictures of their childhood home in Liberia; along the way, they ended up restoring the history of their old country, exposing a new generation to photos of a near unrecognizable Liberia, before rebels and war tore the country apart. The project collected photographs of Liberia from various expats, and eventually culminated in a gallery exhibition. 

"Presentation of the Day" on August 5, 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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A Brief History of Distilling In New York

BY CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 21, 2013

Christopher Williams gives a brief, but detailed history of distilling in New York. He goes into depth on the Golden Age of distilleries in the state prior to prohibition and their subsequent demise. Christopher goes on to describe the contemporary reemergence of the industry--a New York distilling "renaissance".

"Presentation of the Day" on January 8, 2014.

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A VERY Brief History of American Belly Dance

BY JO ROSS
@ VOL 22 ON MAY 18, 2014

Jo Ross takes us through a brief history of the origins of American Belly dance as we know it today. Little did we know the origins are many and varied!  

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The Power of Language

BY IRINA HOLCA
@ VOL 20 ON APR 18, 2014

Irina Holca, an english teacher, shares her love for languages and introduces some of Japan's historical attempts at language acculturation in neighboring countries.

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