PechaKucha Presentation

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Pete Davies

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The High You Can't Buy


Listen to Pete Davies share this behind the scenes footage and explanation into what's involved in producing a 'gig.'

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Wakkel, for when you can't

@ VOL 23 ON OCT 21, 2015

Zainab Nasser tells the story of Wakkel, the customized assistance service for everyone. From exchanging services, to working with her mother, to being part of the crazy Beirut traffic, Zainab has created Wakkel to take care of tasks, errands and logistics when you can't.


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A Female's Survival of Music Production

@ VOL 15 ON FEB 12, 2015

“Really I think part of surviving is communicating, reaching out, creating a dialog with men and women to increase the availability of women in different roles. I think obviously this is a microcosm in music but I think it's probably true in every field”

In A Female's Survival of Music Production from PechaKucha Night Portland’s 15th Volume, Musician Natasha Kmeto discusses surviving in the contemporary music industry. From overcoming the music industry's glass ceiling to defying expectations set upon her by gendered stereotypes she admits that her actions are somewhat political. Though reflecting on her upbringing and childhood in relation to the development of her career as a musician, she explains that it did not being so.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday February 4th, 2016.

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You Can't Draw, But Nobody Can Draw Like You

@ VOL 136 ON JUN 02, 2016

"I found out that it was so much more interesting in doing everything wrong and developing a style and aesthetic that way, rather than getting things right the first time."
Karan Singh is an Australian artist, illustrator, and animator and living in Tokyo. In his presentation "You Can't Draw, But Nobody Can Draw Like You" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 136, he shares some of this vibrant and impactful works, representing a modern interpretation of optical art, conveying pattern and depth through minimal palettes. Despite having a decade of work under his belt, he confesses that he doesn't know how to draw. Have a look, and join us in begging to differ on that point.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, July 24th, 2016. 
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A Day Behind the Music

@ VOL 4 ON AUG 11, 2016

Sarah Garcia consistently heard the comment, “You have the coolest job in the world!” so she decided to show people “A Day Behind the Music” and let them judge the coolness of her job in the music industry for themselves. From the early rise at 5:00 a.m. to the construction and deconstruction of a stage in less than 16 hours, and the catering, the security, the union labor, the heavy equipment, and the pyrotechnics, and finally from the settlement of the contract to the late departure, exhausted at 2:00 a.m. the following morning, Sarah Garcia shows us the real reasons she loves her job.

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If You Are Breathing You Are High

@ VOL 18 ON AUG 17, 2016

Your body's regulatory system is called the Endocannabinoid System ("ES") The ES regulates pain, appetite, mood, memory, the immune system, and aids in human development. Desperate diseases are caused by a breakdown in your bodies' ability to make cannabinoids internally. This breakdown of the ES can happen as the result of result of stress, poor nutrition, and lack of sleep. Ingesting Phytocannabinoids and Terpenes results in an entourage effect and exciting new field of nutritional science which has the potential to restore human health with getting High.

Luke Archer is a local entrepreneur, content producer, technology, music, video, and science geek. Luke is the owner of the Santa Barbara-based Cool Hand Look Agency and the co-founder of Grass Roots Supplements.

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Props to Process

@ VOL 2 ON NOV 20, 2016

With so much focus on the finished product, sometimes the value of the process can get lost along the way.  It's time to give props to the process. John Gray explains

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Content To Be Determined

@ VOL 7 ON DEC 01, 2016

DAVE CARLOCK is a 31-year veteran of the entertainment business whose work as a recording engineer and record producer, touring musician, and songwriter first made him Googleable. His continuing work as an Independent Content Creator of Sound and Image has earned him a Grammy Award certificate, two Platinum Record Awards, and a Paragon Award in advertising. Currently, he works with national and international artists recording or mixing records and making music videos at his production studio in the Benton Harbor Arts District.

As a performer: you may have seen Dave on MTV with Snoop Dogg; on YouTube with Blink-182; on Jimmy Kimmel Live with punk-rockers The Transplants; or at various St. Joseph fundraisers, such as the 2014 & 2016 SJHS Encore with the Encore Orchestra and the 2014 & 2015 Women's Service League Charity Ball, with his multi-media show, 'Projection'. Next month, he'll be wrapping up his third year in residency as a solo at The Lakehouse and Tosi's restaurants.

As an educator: his semi-weekly Funkin' Rock School is now in its sixth year of helping junior high students and above discover the love of making popular music straight from their playlists.

As the "Voice of the Mendel Center", he's been talking to you during your commute or through your television without your knowing it for the last 5 seasons. Bet you didn't know that!

As a writer: you may have read Dave's work as a weekly print columnist; and he can regularly be found on Facebook, holding court on any topic he finds fascinating from politics to dating to popular culture, as SW Michigan's favorite Liberal.

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You can't sell...How you can sell ketchup to someone wearing white gloves, using your watch

@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2017

"For every reaction there is an equal and opposite reaction."

In You can't sell...How you can sell ketchup to someone wearing white gloves, using your watch at PechaKucha Night Madison Vol. 21, Maththew Pletzer disproves the idea that not everyone is meant to be a salesperson. While many still believe this myth, Matthew thinks that many just don't feel comfortable with conventional sales methods. In this presentation, He shares his extensive knowledge of the psychology behind why people buy the way they do and how you can influence people by using your watch. 

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

@ 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.