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Jack Books
in Sydney

PAST VOL 1

St. Louis @ Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar (Basement)
Jan 28, 2010

PAST VOL 8

Milwaukee
Aug 17, 2010

PAST VOL 7

Pittsboro @ Flyleaf Books
Jul 28, 2010

PAST VOL 1

Cairo @ Tahrir Lounge
Oct 04, 2011

PAST VOL 4

Pontevedra @ Portal 48
Mar 01, 2013

PAST VOL 13

Guangzhou @ fei gallery扉艺廊
Apr 19, 2013

PAST VOL 1

Biddeford @ Engine
Jul 17, 2013

PAST VOL 45

Seattle @ MakerHaus
Jul 25, 2013

PAST VOL 3

Biddeford @ Engine
Nov 20, 2013

PAST VOL 7

Tulsa @ Living ArtSpace
Jan 11, 2014

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Epiphany on 7th Avenue

BY RAY SYLVESTER
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 30, 2011

Former English teacher Ray Sylvester describes how his life was changed after "popping into" a woodcraft shop on 7th Avenue in New York. He now designs and crafts beautiful jigsaw-style boxes as a profession. 

"Presentation of the Day" on November 9, 2013.

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Guilty Pleasures

BY STEVE JAROS
@ VOL 9 ON APR 07, 2012

Steve Jaros takes a few moments to drop some metaphorical truth bombs, and address some issues surrounding the books, movies, games, and tv shows we consume. In so few words, he makes the argument that we ought not feel guilty about things that entertain us, with the stipulation that we don't hurt someone else in the process.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 17, 2013.

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Let's Get Bookin'

BY TY ALLAN JACKSON
@ VOL 3 ON AUG 14, 2012

Ty Allan Jackson talks about Big Head Books, his children books publishing project, and explains how to him its his way of contributing to the education of all kids, no matter the age or race. (in English)

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How to Survive a Kappa Attack

BY MATT ALT
@ HEINEKEN STAR LOUNGE ON MAY 15, 2013

Matt Alt is the author of the "Attack!" series of books that so far have introduced the West to the world of yokai, yurei, and ninjas. In this presentation, we learn all about the traditional green creature known as the kappa.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 24, 2013.

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Talking to Yourself

BY RAY FENWICK
@ VOL 16 ON DEC 05, 2013

Artist-of-all-sorts Ray Fenwick speaks to a crowd and to you (if you listen) about talking to one's self. He points out the fact that our voice is a huge part of our identity, but in many cases we don't acknowledge that it is the embodiment of our thoughts while still remaining a function of our body. Because our voice is at the crossroads of our psychological and physiological being, it can be surreal and disconcerting to practice, but Ray encourages us all to see what comes out!

"Presentation of the Day" on January 30, 2014.

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Cutting Pages

BY CHARLENE ASATO
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 13, 2013

Charlene Asato joins us from the Big Island and has enjoyed creating with paper for many years. She finds it very exciting that a simple fold changes a two-dimensional plane into a three-dimensional form and artist’s books provide a wonderful avenue to convey this energy.

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For the Love of the Story

BY DENA DAVIS
@ VOL 21 ON APR 11, 2014

Dena Davis is a mother, story teller, book seller, and community treasure. She has taken her passion for teaching and community-building and created Stories by the Sea; workshops to assist young writers in discovering, developing, and celebrating each one's unique voice and igniting the spark to tell their own stories. 

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Rowing: Harmony, Balance & Rhythm

BY RY HILLS
@ VOL 21 ON APR 11, 2014

Ry Hills is the founder and co-director of Megunticook Rowing. She shares her love of rowing: an eco-friendly, life-long activity that nurtures a healthy body through the use of all major muscle groups. It is an activity that not only provides the benefits of physical fitness, but also builds friendship, sportsmanship, discipline, fun, teamwork, and camaraderie.

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Books for Syria

BY SHADA EL SAYED
@ VOL 5 ON MAY 10, 2014

The crisis in Syria has been ongoing for about three years, leaving defenseless victims most affected. Children are unable to go to school as well as enduring major psychological trauma and a loss of any sense of possession. Shada El Sayed introduces a program that addresses these issues by giving them books. A network of illustrators and authors, Books for Syria creates books for children to reinstill hope back into their lives. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 3, 2014.

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蛇口阅读与写作一瞥 Reading and Writing in Shekou

BY NANXIAN CHEN
@ VOL 16 ON DEC 21, 2013

陈南先向我们展示了关于不同职业的人写的介绍蛇口发展的书籍以及图片。

Nanxian Chen shows us  some books and pictures to introduce the development of shekou whcih are wrriten by many people in different careers.

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PKN Book in Xalapa

Looks like someone was pretty happy to get a copy of the official PechaKucha Night book, as the photo above shows -- actually, we're pretty sure that's the organizer of PKN Xalapa. Do you have a copy of the book? If so, why not send a photo of it with an interesting background -- we'd love to start a post series here on the blog. And if you don't have a copy, what are you waiting for?

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PKN Calgary + One Book, One Calgary

Calgary is holding its PechaKucha Night Vol. 6 tonight (November 24) at the John Dutton Theatre (in the Central Library), and it's part of the Calgary Public Library's "One Book, One Calgary" initiative. You'll find the list of presenters on the official event page.

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Channeling Your Way to a Book

Here's an interesting story from the The Tri-City News about a presenter at this week's PechaKucha Night in Coquitlam Vol. 4, Tina Fiorda, whose recent book was produced using a Ouija board."We are not of the physical world, but we know your physical world better than you do, for our vantage point is one that spans the physical and spiritual.” So starts A Book of Insight, written by the spiritual guides belonging to Coquitlam’s Tilde Cameron and Tina Fiorda of Burnaby — sisters who, over a three-month period, channelled 16 chapters about “wisdom from the other side” via a Ouija board.

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The PechaKucha Book

You all know we have a PechaKucha book, right? Published a few years ago, it tells the story (up to that point) of the global PechaKucha phenomenon, and acts as a great primer on all things PK. It can be ordered online here, and makes for a great stocking stuffer (although, admittedly, that stocking needs to be rather wide). Update: The PechaKucha book is now out of print, and so no longer available for order.

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Designing a Water Bottle for the Future, Washing Books, and PK at the World Architecture Festival

Presentations Kaz Yoneda (of Takram Design Engineering) talks (at PKN Tokyo Vol. 95) about a recent project with a Korean company that saw him try and design the "water bottle of the future." Anja Kirkeby explains the topic of her presentation (in Danish, from PKN Aalborg Vol. 7):I use books as the material in my present work and process them in different ways. I have washed 70 books in my washing machine on different programmes in order to see how paper, binding, soap, spindry and other factors influence the sculptures. I took them out of the machine and dried them exactly the way they came out. Now I know a lot more about the effect of washing in a machine, about the difference between a sculpture and a lump of papier-maché and what soap and fabric softener does to the colour of the items. The proces emphasized discussions on: what is art (and what is not), is changing a book blasphemy or transformation from one artform to another, and is a book only a book when it is readable? By exhibiting my books I have experienced what happens when we meet the unexpected on our way through everyday life, and the necessity of being provoked to see and grasp the ordinary in surprising new ways. Posters Singapore had its Vol. 5 a month ago -- that's the poster pictured above (it was added to our Tumblr blog a while back), and we highlight it because this week saw another PK event in the city, part of the World Architecture Festival. PK cofounder Mark Dytham was on hand for the event -- he's participating in the conference as a judge and speaker -- and we'll share all of the presentations from the event on the PK site later this month. Below, a couple of photos from the PechaKucha + WAF event. Calendar It's another big Thursday (October 4): PKN Pittsburgh Vol. 13, PKN Moncton Vol. 7, PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 6, PKN Doha Vol. 6, PKN Vaxjo Vol. 12,PKN Kolding Vol. 18, and PKN New Orleans Vol. 7. Tomorrow, Osijek has its first PKN, along with PKN Kosice Vol. 23 and PKN Tulsa Vol. 2.

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Let's Get Bookin'

In his presentation (from PKN Pittsfield Vol. 3), Ty Allan Jackson talks about Big Head Books, his children's books publishing project.  He explains how, to him, this project is a way of contributing to the education of all kids, no matter the age or race.

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A Pattern Book

In this edition of Presentation of the Day, Momoyo Kaijima speaks (at the special PechaKucha x ArchiAid fundraiser) on her project to collaborate with the children and university students of the Oshika peninsula to create books on their local lifestyle.  In the books we see a multitude of various natural resources found in this area, and how the locals live off the land, mountains, and sea. 

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Little Cree Books

Canada is home to numerous indigenous peoples, and Cree is among the most prominent languages within the Algonquin culture. In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Edmonton, Vol. 15) Caylie Gnyra describes her "Little Cree Books" project, which invites volunteers to contribute their artistic and authorial skills to help create a series of leveled e-books for early Cree readers. Caylie has written and illustrated two books already, and with the help of volunteers, more will soon follow. The e-books are available for free at littlecreebooks.com.

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Minoru Yokoyama

Join us at tomorrow's Vol. 103, where professor Minoru Yokoyama (Bunka Gakuen University) will take us on a tour of his new book, Five Senses of Design.文化学園大学の教授そしてインテリアデザイナーとしてご活躍される横山稔さんが、出版されたデザインに関する本「五感のデザインワークブック」を紹介してくださいます。

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Books in the Age of the iPad

"Print is dying. Digital is surging. Everyone is confused." In today's Presentation of the Day, "Books in the Age of the iPad" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 68, writer/designer/developer Craig Mod prophesies the impending doom of text-only publishing, and welcomes with open arms the oncoming (ongoing?) revolution in digital publishing. Craig discusses his role in this uprising in the form of his and AQ Works' collaboration on "hitotoki" (now re-branded and re-launching as "hi") a way for people to create small narratives based on their everyday experiences in the city. For further reading on this topic, check out his journal article.