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Discoveries While Studying Inflammation

PRESENTED ON AUG 28, 2014
IN MADISON, WI @ VOL 10

Mark Cook discusses a question: Why do chickens grow faster in germfree vs. conventional environments? It was called the billion dollar problem. This investigation led directly or indirectly to discoveries such as a hairball formula for cats, a breath detection of infection for the critically ill, and much more. To date, the billion dollar chicken problem remains unsolved, but the chickens keep pointing to answers in different directions.

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Doglegs

BY HEATH COZENS
@ VOL 90 ON MAR 28, 2012

Heath Cozens talks about Doglegs, Tokyo’s own iconoclastic “superhandicapped” pro-wrestling league, and the subject of the feature documentary that he is making. This presentation is in English.
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Columbus and I Make Discoveries

BY CATHERINE ONYEMELUKWE
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 12, 2015

Catherine Onyemelukwe joined the Peace Corps in 1962, when it was a new organization, and Nigeria, where she was assigned, was newly independent. 

Catherine's PechaKucha presentation on Columbus Day is connected to her memoir, Nigeria Revisited My Life and Loves Abroad, published in 2014. She shares her discoveries connected to Columbus and European "discoveries" of new land. Many Native Americans believe Columbus Day should be abolished, saying that to honor a man who "ushered in genocide against indigenous peoples as well as the transatlantic slave trade,” is not reason for a holiday. In 24 years living in Nigeria, Catherine discovered non-Western traditions that are rich and meaningful, just as Native American traditions are. Some were denied validity by British colonizers based on the Doctrine of Discovery, just as Native American's rights were denied by that Doctrine, first by the American colonizers and then U.S. leaders.

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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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StartingBlock Madison - A New Place for Startups and Thinkers to Collide and Cooperate

BY CHANDRA MILLER FIENEN
@ VOL 16 ON FEB 18, 2016

Speaker Chandra Miller Fienen gives an overview of the StartingBlock Madison project. Opening in 2017, StartingBlock will provide a new place for area entrepreneurs and community to learn, build, hack, and grow successful businesses and next-generation thinkers.

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A Year of Discoveries

BY ZACH LIEBERMAN
@ VOL 140 ON OCT 26, 2016

Artist Zach Lieberman gives an overview of recent projects looking at the intersection of art and technology.

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One Designer's Brutal Opinion About a UW Icon

BY RACHEL WALLACE
@ VOL 20 ON DEC 01, 2016

"It's not trying to be something it's not. It's not hiding behind anything else."

In One Designer's Brutal Opinion About a UW Icon  at PechaKucha Night Madison Vol. 20,  Rachel Wallace shares her fascination with Brutalism and her peculiar connection to the UW Humanities building located in Madison, Wisconsin. We learn how this building led her to appreciate this "raw" style of architecture.

 

 

 

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Chickens at Home

BY ANNE HANSON
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 25, 2017

Anne Hanson enjoys writing and drawing and playing the piano. Unexpectedly, some chickens came to visit in 2011 and never left.

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Chickens, the gateway animal

BY ANNA HUNTER
@ VOL 31 ON SEP 14, 2017

In order to make sure her children grew up with a relationship with the land and their food this couple moved from East Vancouver to Eastern Manitoba to farm. Having never farmed before what could possibly go wrong? Anna Hunter shares.

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Enough About You, Madison. Let's Talk About Me.

BY CHRIS STAPLES
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 09, 2017

Chris Staples gives a by-no-means comprehensive soundtrack to a solipsistic goon's reckoning with listening, playing, producing and being.