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PechaKucha Presentation

Agnoseology - The Limits of Knowing

PRESENTED ON AUG 18, 2015
IN STOCKHOLM @ VOL 53

Let Ronald Jones, PhD, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University take you on a journey in outer space, let him help you trying to understand beyond the limits of knowing. You're in for a ride!

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Free the Diamond

BY MASON WEST
@ VOL 10 ON APR 16, 2012

In his presentation, Mason West hopes to inspire others -- like he does his students -- to find their inner potential, and break free of the limits that society appears to impose on them. (in English)

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Houdini: A Life without Limits

BY CHARLES GREENE III
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 20, 2014

Even though he has been dead for almost 100 years, Houdini is still one of only a handful of names that comes to mind when thinking of magic or illusion.  Corporate magician Charles Greene III offers his thoughts as to why his name is “inescapable” and will continue to be for the next 100 years and beyond.

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The Comfort (Danger) of Not Knowing

BY LILY TSE
@ VOL 29 ON APR 01, 2014

Lily Tse is the founder and CEO of Think Dirty, an IOS app that empowers consumers with safety information about cosmetics. Think Dirty started as a series of hackathons, but the idea itself was borne out of Lily's personal journey to understand truths about the use of toxic chemicals in the beauty industry. Lily expresses her discontent with the concept that "ignorance is bliss" and encourages consumers that knowledge is empowering. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 4, 2014.

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Thinking or Knowing?

BY JOHAN VAN DE BEEK
@ VOL 22 ON JUN 04, 2014

Johan van de Beek, as a journalist, is cautious not to express opinions on topics he has not studied or examined. More often than not, however, studying certain subjects only increases their complexity. In this compelling presentation, Johan explains how he has learned to embrace complexity and resist the temptations of simplifying. 

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Be Happy with Yourself

BY STACY PITTMAN
@ VOL 23 ON SEP 18, 2014

Knowing who you are and being OK with it is really the true key to happiness, says Stacy Pittman who learned to be happy with herself while raising her son.

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Curiosity without Limits: Play, Art and a T. rex Named Sue

BY ÁLVARO AMAT
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 29, 2016

"The choice isn't about science and are, it's about living and not living."

In "Curiosity without Limits: Play, Art and a T. rex Named Sue" from PechaKucha Night Batavia Vol. 2, Álvaro Amat works at the Field Museum of Natural History, where Sue, the world-famous Tyrannosaurus rex, is the star of a collection of some 30 million objects. His experience collaborating with the Field Museum’s scientists in the creation of exhibitions that inspire curiosity led him to combine art and science in spontaneous explorations and experiments with his son, Nicolas. As an artist, educator, and parent, Álvaro attempts to create an in-between space of curiosity and wonder to break the barriers between reason and imagination for the integral formation of a more complete, creative, and happy individual.

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Pushing the Limits

BY CODY MATTERN
@ VOL 19 ON APR 20, 2016

Cody Mattern is a US Olympian in the sport of Fencing. He is a 10 time World Championships Team Member and Team World Champion 2012.

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Say yes before saying no

BY GIANG PHUNG
@ VOL 10 ON JUN 24, 2017

How saying Yes helps Giang Phung explore limits and get better at saying No.

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Embracing the Unexpected

BY RICHARD BERGH
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 15, 2017

Richard Bergh presents Embracing the Unexpected.

 

With love's light wings did I o'er perch these walls, for stoney limits cannot hold love out. What love can do, that dares love attempt.