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Mark Dytham

Architect & PechaKucha Night Founder, Klein Dytham architecture in Tokyo

Bob's Sleigh

PRESENTED ON DEC 14, 2016
IN TOKYO @ VOL 142

"Bobsleighs can get up to speeds of 160 kilometers per hour, and going around one of the tight curves, can get up to 5G's just like in a fighter jet!"

PechaKucha co-founder and half of the dynamic duo that makes up Klein Dytham architecture, Mark Dytham delivers his annual holiday season presentation in 20x20 fashion. Past years' topics have included "Snowflake-ology", Un-average Sleighs, Ski-Jumps of the World, "Yuletide Shrubbery" (read: Christmas Trees) and more. This year at PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 142, he takes on "Bob's Sleigh" and the fascinating and little known world of bobsledding, elucidating on the sport's rich history, the technical intricacies of track and sleigh, and some of the sport's best stories. Question Mark: Who's Bob? (Hint: Watch and find out!)

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, December 16th, 2016.

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Not Your Average Sleigh

BY MARK DYTHAM
@ VOL 98 ON DEC 19, 2012

Presentated as part of Tokyo's Merry PechaKucha Christmas event in December, PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham reveals that Santa's sleigh can indeed take on quite a few varied forms. 

"Presentation of the Day" on December 25, 2013.

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Bob Dennis – Scootering Across the Continent, Part 1

BY BOB DENNIS
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 20, 2013

Bob Dennis talks about his 1960s adventures with friends from Europe, riding motor scooters across the continent. Starting in Austria, they eventually making their way to Istanbul. After leaving Europe they passed through the middle east, and slowly made their way across Asia, headed back towards Darwin, Australia.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 17, 2013.

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A Christmas Menu Story

BY MELISSA BALFOUR
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 24, 2013

Melissa Balfour displays her holiday cooking habits, and how she celebrates Christmas. She explains the history and inspiration behind her mostly vegan Christmas menu.

 

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Why Yes, There is a Santa Claus

BY T. SHER SINGH
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 09, 2013

T. Sher Singh tells the true story of Saint Nicholas, the man who inspired the myth of Santa Claus. This story takes him to a small church in Turkey, where a priest became famous for his acts of kindness, eventually becoming the patron saint of sailors.

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Special People's Christmas Party

BY SCOTT MERSCHMAN
@ VOL 18 ON JUN 27, 2013

Scott Merschman loves Bemidji and this presentation proves it. He lists all the reasons why Bemidji is great. One of the main things that makes Bemidji great is his family's Christmas tradition.

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Yuletide Shrubbery

BY MARK DYTHAM
@ VOL 109 ON DEC 04, 2013

PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham offers some insight into one of the most recognizable holiday season traditions: the Christmas tree. He speaks on the history of this perennial tradition, and shows off some of the world's most unique Christmas tree creations.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 24, 2013.

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Branding Christmas

BY JUHO VIITASALO
@ VOL 120 ON DEC 16, 2014

For our festive PechaKucha Night Vol. 120 in December, industrial designer Juho Viitasalo took to the stage for a holiday branding exercise, examing just how far the branding of Christmas and Santa Claus has managed to propel these two things to worldwide popularity.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 25, 2014.

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A Canadian's Christmas in Coventry (with apologies to Dylan Thomas)

BY WILLIAM RUPP
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 16, 2014

Dr. William Rupp discusses a failed Christmas in Coventry and how we cope with a dusting of snow.

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Christmas for the Christmas-less

BY ILAN WOLFFBERG
@ VOL 9 ON JUN 21, 2016

Ilan Wolffberg spent over 40 years living in Denmark and shares with us an occasion that keeps him going back in a small place inside Copenhagen called Christiania. He has been part of the Christmas celebration there for 15 years and continues to be rewarded by volunteering.