LONDON Search Results: “adventure”
A Quest for Adventure
BY ALASTAIR HUMPHREYS
@ VOL 1
ON NOV 09, 2009
Alastair Humphreys is one incredible person. He has cycled around the world (it took him 4 years), raced a yacht across the Atlantic Ocean, canoed 500 miles down the Yukon River, and walked the length of the holy Kaveri river in India. He also ran the Marathon des Sables (finishing as one of the ten fastest Brits despite breaking his foot during the race), and rowed to France with Major Phil Packer -- a soldier paralysed in Iraq.
"Presentation of the Day" on June 15, 2013.
The wonders of second hand books as told by Supermundane
SITEWIDE Search Results: “adventure”
May 28, 2009
The Ellen Theatre
Nov 07, 2012
Jan 17, 2013
Nordic Heritage Museum
Feb 07, 2013
Apr 12, 2012
Jul 25, 2013
Centro Cultural Plaza Fátima
Feb 27, 2014
Knowledge Salon, GRAND FRONT OSAKA
Aug 29, 2015
The Arts Barge Riverside Marquee
Jul 29, 2015
Nov 08, 2016
31 Days Under the Sea
BY FABIEN COUSTEAU
@ VOL 1
ON AUG 14, 2014
In 31 Days Under the Sea from PechaKucha Night Brooklyn Vol. 1, Fabien Cousteau discusses how his family's background inspired his newest project, Mission 31. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the monumental legacy left by Fabien’s grandfather, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Mission 31 continues the dream of creating the first ocean floor habitats for humans and leading a team of ocean explorers on the first attempt to live and work underwater.
"Presentation of the Day" on September 30, 2014.
Summit 2 Sea: The Expedition
BY JESSE SHIMROCK
@ VOL 4
ON AUG 27, 2015
"On this southern side [of the mountain ridge] it drops down about 7000ft (2,133m) almost dead vertical into the abyss."
In "Summit 2 Sea: The Expedition" from PechaKucha Accident Vol. 4, Jesse Shimrock shares his harrowing month long experience of being on the first expedition to summit North America's highest mountain, Alaska's Denali at 20,320ft (6,914m) and then descend all the way to sea level ending on a rafting expedition from river to ocean. His adventures in the wilderness inspire us to push our limitations and serve a testament of the audacity and fortitude of the human condition.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, November 5th, 2015.
The Wonders of Bicycle Adventuring
BY TEGAN PHILLIPS
@ VOL 37
ON MAR 07, 2016
“Cycle touring is the future of travel. It’s cheap, It’s environmentally friendly, it's a lot of fun and it's a type of travel where you're not trying to get from city to city as fast as you can.”
What happens when a young cartoon-blogger plus her family decide to pack up for a year and embark on an 11,000km unsupported bicycle trip through Africa? A serious, permanent addiction to seeing the world by bicycle – that’s what. In The Wonders of Bicycle Adventuring, from PechaKucha Night Cape Town’s 37th volume, speaker Tegan Phillips give a short cartoon presentation about the wonders of long distance bicycle-travel.
The Art of Cycling
BY VERONICA ABRENICA
@ VOL 13
ON NOV 25, 2016
"I had to do it for myself to grow within..."
In The Art of Cycling at PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 13, Veronica Abrenica shares her journey of cycling across the United States and how it has influenced her life for the better, one mile at a time.
Veronica is a cycling enthusiast who believes in the power of cycling to bring clarity, balance and empowerment into one's life. She has cycled across the US with "Bike and Build" and all around Ireland with "Cycle Against Suicide". Her talk is a call to action to pursue something meaningful and challenging, to break routine and wake up your senses.
Photography and Adventure in the Wilderness
BY MANDY MOHLER
@ VOL 1
ON APR 19, 2017
"In my experience, the beauty of the wilderness is the solitude and the simplicity."
In Photography and Adventure in the Wilderness from Pechakucha Night Kalispell Vol.1, Photographer Mandy Mohler takes us on her solo journey through Montana's Bob Marshall wilderness on horseback. She shares how this trip and her experience in nature has impacted her artwork and perspective on the outdoors.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 19th, 2017.
BY JENS DE ST. CYER-SØRENSEN
@ VOL 34
ON SEP 13, 2017
Jens De st. Cyer-Sørensen has travelled the world on many occasions. In this presentation, he shares the life of TABASAMU - a young man in Tanzania, who must take a test of manhood to climb Kilimanjaro and also cut a tuft of hair from the mane of a lion. The audience is told what TABASAMU left on the top of the mountain, and what the biggest source of optimism in the world is.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
A Quest for Adventure
As Alastair Humphreys says, "Go somewhere you've never been. Do something you've never done. See something with fresh eyes, and you'll find that adventures are all around us." In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN London Vol. 1), you'll see that Alastair is certainly one who practices what he preaches -- he has cycled around the world (it took him 4 years), raced a yacht across the Atlantic Ocean, canoed 500 miles down the Yukon River, and walked the length of the holy Kaveri river in India.
Ever heard of an inspirational lawn ornament? Well you're about to. Geeg Wiles tells the story of his travelling companion Captain Ahab: a 3-foot-tall bright-yellow lawn ornament. In today's Presentation of the Day "Ahab's Adventures" from PKN Pittsfield Vol. 3, Geeg discusses what started as harmless college recreational photo project, and became an international phenomenon that inspired people around the globe to go out and have new and exciting experiences. Ahab has been skydiving, river-rafting, he's been to Yellowstone and Rushmore; as Geeg says, "if Ahab can do it ... so can you!"
Space Tourism: Hospitality or Adventure Industry?
Space. The final frontier. For zero-gravity ping-pong-ball parties. Maryam Nabavi, an Innovation Strategist at Idea Couture, talks about her strategy for the future of commerical space (i.e. Virgin Galactic) as a service industry. If you ever thought about living in space, then small bathrooms, carbon-dehydrated food, and uncomfortable sleeping arrangements are probably not what you had in mind. However, in "Space Tourism: Hospitality or Adventure Industry?" from PKN Toronto Vol. 27, we learn that Nabavi redesigned the experience to have humans at the center of the problem so that it can be an enjoyable and memorable experience for anyone no matter their financial or physical situation.
Adventures through Time and Space
“There’s a lot of things you need to get across this universe. Warp drive… wormhole refractors… You know the thing you need most of all? You need a hand to hold.” Vanessa Graham is a 15-year-old high school sophomore and Doctor Who fan who is proud of her geek heritage. In "Adventures through Time and Space" from PKN Bangor, ME Vol. 9, she describes how this British cult-hit television program has shaped many aspects of her life. Careful, or she'll challenge you to Time Lord trivia!
The Adventure Bum
“[Magazines] weren’t telling the stories of that were anything like my experiences.” Photographer and adventurer Jon Heller speaks on his journey from hobby to occupation. In “The Adventure Bum” from PKN Bemidji Vol. 19, he speaks about how his obsession with nature and adventure magazines took him to new locales and exploits.
Adventures through Cycling
“You can’t plan an adventure, but you can live in a way that allows for adventure. Embrace the unknown, be ready to take a big risk, and when everything goes wrong remember there was a reason you started it — that’s your adventure.” Brothers James Nord and Dylan Nord grew up going on adventures, riding bikes, building forts, and playing pretend. A few decades later they were still riding bikes, racing them now, but had lost that sense of adventure and child-like delight of their youth. In “Adventures in Cycling” from PKN Brooklyn Vol. 1 we see their solution — deux north — was to get together with a bunch of friends, go on adventures again, embrace the unknown, and film it the whole way.
The Year-Long Adventures of the Blue Shoes
"I began looking at the world asking 'where could I put the blue shoes in this setting'?" In The Year-Long Adventures of the Blue Shoes from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 2, interdisciplinary scholar Michael R. Hill shares the story of how during a creative exercise from a 2013 Teacher Workshop on Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity at School of the Art Institute Chicago, his blue Nike Hyper Enforcer shoes became the inspiration of a year long visual daily blog, full of creative adventure, and a bit of hilarity.
Adventures in Extreme Sewing
"When we told [our production methods] to some producers, they didn't believe us. This is the sewing machine we bought ourselves to figure out how to do it."In Adventures in Extreme Sewing from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 129, Swedish furniture designer Fredrik Färg of the design studio FÄRG & BLANCHE wows us with his daring feats of EXTREME SEWING as he pushes the envelope of industrial production methods using experimental materials to produce uniquely expressive pieces of furniture.家具デザイン、工業デザイン、アートなど、多岐にわたるクリエイティブフィールドにおいて実験的なアプローチで次々と作品を発表し、世界中のデザイン関係者から注目されているスウェーデンのデザインスタジオFÄRG & BLANCHE。メンバーのFredrik Färgさんが、近作のユニークな縫製家具が生まれた背景を明らかにされています！彼らの制作プロセスは必見です！
The Wonders of Bicycle Adventuring
“Cycle touring is the future of travel. It’s cheap, It’s environmentally friendly, it's a lot of fun and it's a type of travel where you:re not trying to get from city to city as fast as you can. ” What happens when a young cartoon-blogger plus her family decide to pack up for a year and embark on an 11,000km unsupported bicycle trip through Africa? A serious, permanent addiction to seeing the world by bicycle – that’s what. In The Wonders of Bicycle Adventuring, from PechaKucha Night Cape Town’s 37th volume, speaker Tegan Phillips give a short cartoon presentation about the wonders of long distance bicycle-travel.
Introduction of Vitek Kocandrle
Friday is here! And we have the pleasure to introduce our speaker: Vitek Kocandrle and one of his magnificent photos. Enjoy weekend! Pecha Kucha Wanaka crew