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PechaKucha Presentation

Landscape-told Stories

PRESENTED ON NOV 14, 2013
IN DUNEDIN @ VOL 20

Janet Stephenson presents us with numerous idyllic photographs of the New Zealand tussock grasslands, and encourages us to question the subtle inconsistencies found within her photographs. She speaks specifically on the small creeks or "races" lining the hillsides, and at first inquires as to why they exist -- she then delves into the mysteries nature unveils.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 16, 2014.

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Working with Landscapes

BY JOÃO NUNES
@ VOL 10 ON SEP 07, 2011

João is an architect, and in this presentation he talks about the challenges involved in working with landscapes. This usually means having to balance elements such as time, conditions, and the type of terrain, along with very different materials. (in Italian)

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Contained Stories

BY NIKKI BISENIEKS
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 16, 2013

Nikki Bisenieks received her first camera at age 7; since then, photography has been her medium of choice to capture the stories happening around her. Here she gives us a short survey of her photography, including her choice of subjects and preference for film. 

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Why We Keep Unidentified Photographs

BY JONATHAN JEFFREY
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 20, 2014

Archivist Jonathan Jeffrey examines several intriguing historical photographs that were collected for a museum collection and explains the stories behind them. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 19, 2014.

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The Silk King - The Mystery Continues

BY JIM THOMPSON
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 24, 2014

Is it creepy for an old man to be collecting silks? You will need to watch this presentation by Jim Thompson, the self-claimed unknown heir to the Thai silk fortune. But be forewarned, the mystery may continue.

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Little Stories

BY MALCOLM WHITE
IN JACKSON, MS

Malcolm White, Director of Visit Mississippi, the Tourism office of Mississippi Development Authority (MDA). speaks about his recently published book, "Little Stories." This book is composed solely of photographss; his Mississippi experience. The book comes to life as we are able to hear more to the story through his own words.

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Stories for History

BY TEAH ABDULLAH
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 26, 2016

There is a value in recording and writing about the things around us for future historical understanding. Teah Abdullah of Songket Alliance, a consummate reader, writer and appreciator of stories gives her take on why we should start telling ours.

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The Stranger: Love, Death, and the Mystery of the Leonard Cohen Tape

BY AMY ARSENIO
@ VOL 12 ON SEP 30, 2016

Amy Arsenio has a BA in Creative Writing and an MA in Information Studies. She has worked as a bookstore clerk, librarian (in five library systems!), and private investigator and is the mother of two little boys and lives in Toronto. She shares a story of how the suicide of an ex-boyfriend caused her to realize that she had misunderstood him and knew nothing of his life and his struggles.

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The History of Telling Good Stories

BY JAIME GUTIERREZ
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

Storytelling is what makes us human. Jaime Gutierrez explores the methods we use to tell stories and provides examples of great storytellers throughout history.

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The Mystery of Mimbres Pottery

BY ROSLYN FASSETT
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 25, 2017

While traveling through the Gila Wilderness area in New Mexico, Roslyn Fassett  drove into the valley of the Mimbres people. Always having been attracted by tribal art, she focused on Mimbres pottery. Their polychrome clay bowls are greatly valued today. Rediscovered in the last century, valued and looted, the designs illustrate aspects of their everyday lives, ritual and otherworldly beliefs.