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Jay Hill

Software Developer in Asheville

The Most Mysterious Book In the World

PRESENTED ON JUL 31, 2015
IN ASHEVILLE @ VOL 8

"The script, the text, the language that appears in this document, appears nowhere else on earth. To this day, nobody knows the meaning even a single word of it."

In a world where so few codes remain unbroken and the secrets of so many ancient, obscure writing systems have been revealed, one medieval manuscript remains completely shrouded in mystery. A software developer and organizer for PechaKucha Night AshevilleJay Hill gave this brief history of the Voynich Manuscript in "The Most Mysterious Book in the World" at PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol 8: "The Art of Science."
 

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Mystery Skype

BY JENNY JONES
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 21, 2014

Jenny Jones lives in Bangor and teaches 4th grade at the Glenburn Elementary School. Outside of the classroom, she loves reading, geocaching, and playing board games. Jenny describes how she combines her love of social media and passion for teaching and takes her classroom around the world.

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Mystery Weekend 2014

BY BRAD PENISTON
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 21, 2014

Brad Peniston, an editor in Washington, D.C, and his brother James, a sculptor in West Philly, take a trip every winter to try something new and exciting. This year, they decided to go to Bangor and uncovered the history there and show case some cool people in the area by organizing a PechKucha Night there.  

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Most Successful Fraud in History: William Shakespeare

BY BARBARA HOBENS
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 27, 2014

Everyone knows who William Shakespeare is, but are the facts about him true? Barbara Hobens does not think so and in fact denounces him as the true writer of all the infamous classic plays and writings. Rather she gives convincing evidence on how Edward de Vere is likely the Shakespeare we all thought we knew. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 11, 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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Intelligence & Mysteries

BY JEREMY GOSNELL
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 20, 2015

Jeremy Gosnell, author of the Terminal, talks about today's technology, intelligence and mysteries, the inspiration for his most recent book. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 20, 2015.

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Is the Book a Threatened Species

BY MICHEL STREICH
IN BLUE MOUNTAINS

Michel Streich explores the notion that have many wondering, "Will digital media replace the printed book?" Let's see what we can read into this...

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The Art & Culture of Book Covers

BY GREG LILLY
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 23, 2015

Do you judge a book by its cover? It's okay, most everyone does. That's why publishers put so much into book cover design. As both a publisher and an author, Greg Lilly tries to find that perfect balance between just enough to interest you, and too much clutter to pick it up.

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Equal Parts Love and Mystery

BY AIDEN GRENNELLE
@ VOL 10 ON DEC 02, 2015

Aiden Grennelle is a graphic designer living and working in Dublin. His career has been a colourful mix of experiences, a trainee hairdresser in early 80s Dublin, casual labourer in Dubai, to design college in Dundee, Scotland. He has been an art director, actor and theatre director, failed indie-band frontman, shoe designer and more recently creative director of one of Dublin well known design studios. He is now a part of WorkGroup, formerly Conor & David.

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The Most Valueble Currency in the World

BY ANASTASIYA MISHENKO
@ VOL 4 ON DEC 17, 2016

The most valuable currency in the world

Anastasiya Mishenko told about her project “Advanced mommies” that helps moms with baby-born became a part of society and grows their babies smart