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What, if Anything, Is Big Bird?

PRESENTED ON MAY 20, 2010
IN CHRISTCHURCH @ VOL 8

Zoologist Mike Dickison talks about the PhD research he's been doing on a flightless bird -- the "Big Bird" of the title.

"What, if Anything, Is Big Bird?" is the presentation that has garnered the most views on our site since we started sharing PK presentations online.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 28, 2013.

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What Happened to Hip Hop That Got Tupac and Big Shot

BY DAVID HAMMON
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 20, 2012

In his presentation, David Hammon (Joint Managing Director of Scenic World) walks you through the conspiracy that revolves around who killed Biggie and Tupac, a tale of East Coast vs. West Coast gangster rap. (in English)

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Flying Cigars

BY JENNY LUST
@ VOL 17 ON APR 18, 2013

Jennier Lust likes birds -- a lot. And she really likes chimney swifts. She details all of the details that make the chinmey swift one of the most interesting birds in the animal kingdom.

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The Mother of Wild Animals

BY DIANE PORTER
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 02, 2013

Diane Porter takes us on an intimate tour of the nature surrounding her domicile. She has a particular fascination with birds, and goes into detail on the amazing photographs she's taken.

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Ceramic Birds

BY LYNDALL PHELPS
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 07, 2013

Lyndall Phelps is doing a residency at The Higgns Art Gallery and Museum. The Higgins has allowed her handle and catalogue the works within their collection for the benefit of her art works. She did so and has become obsessed with the sheer variety of ornithological species she has found.

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The Big Picture

BY PAULA ALASAD ASBELL
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 09, 2013

You have to listen closely to catch what Paula Asbell was thinking when she titled this presentation "The Big Picture". However, it's easy to see how Paula keeps her mind open to creative impulses and how those inspriations lead her to create her art. Sometimes it's just the notion of "I don't want to waste this paint" that can lead to a new work.

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Paper Birds

BY DIANA BELTRÁN HERRERA
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 12, 2012

Diana Beltran creates paper sculptures that have been featured all over the web, in particular her exquisite little birds. She shares her thoughts on nature and her own creative process. (In Spanish)

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Sea ports, rocks and birds

BY MARTIN GLEDHILL
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 05, 2014

Starting a sea port armour stone quarry and how it can be relatively good for the environment and Black Throated Finch. Townsville local, Martin Gledhill, goes into depth on perserving the wild life at Sea Port, and perserving the natural beauty for generations to come. 

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Killing Two Birds

BY JOHN RUCYNSKI
@ VOL 23 ON DEC 19, 2014

John Rucynski explains his book project for English language learners in Japan. In this book, he talks about the many options for foreigners in Japan and how they can begin their careers in Japan. 

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Big Data Adventure Time with an Ecologist

BY CHRISTOPHER LORTIE
@ VOL 13 ON FEB 25, 2015

Christopher Lortie is an integrative scientist with expertise in community theory, sociology, and quantitative methods. Empirical research by Lortie and collaborators include biogeographical comparisons of many forms of community dynamics including invasion, climate change, keystone species, and plant-insect interactions. Research efforts include structural network analyses to couple trophic and non-trophic interactions with basal facilitation in desert ecosystems. Lortie is also a senior editor for Oikos and serves on other boards including PLOSONE, Journal of Ecology, and PeerJ. He is a scientist the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis and a trail runner.

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