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Accident @ MoonShadow Cafe
Jul 14, 2016

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The Stories of Rocks

BY PATRICK JOHNSTONE
@ VOL 2 ON APR 26, 2013

Geologist Patrick Johnstone shares with us his passion; rocks. Studying trace fossils, Johnstone can infer the behavior and the enviornments of ancient species, and uses that knowledge gather more information. Using tools and evidence developed by science over the years, he can tell the stories of the rocks that he studies. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 2, 2013.

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The Volcanos in Our Backyard

BY ALASTAIR JAMIESON
@ PKN_AKL_SPECIAL EDITION ON MAR 28, 2014

"Auckland's pretty unique, its the only city in the world build on a volcanic field of it's kind."

In The Volcanos in Our Backyard from PechaKucha Night Auckland Special Edition, Ecologist and photographer Alastair Jamieson speaks on the numerous volcanoes that make up the urban and suburban landscapes of Auckland, as well as how the results of their eruptions have benefited the community over the years. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 25th, 2017.  

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Feuer und Flamme – für Vulkane

BY IRENE SARTORIS
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 29, 2013

Feurig wird es bei dem Vortrag von Irene Sartoris. Sie ist Leiterin des Vulkan-Hauses Strohn, Natur- und Geopark-Führerin sowie Gästeführerin durch die Eifel. Sie erzählt über Feuerberge, Maare, Magma und Co.

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Reproducing Spanish Royalty

BY MICHELLE VAUGHAN
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 05, 2014

Artist Michelle Vaughan discusses copies, genetics, history, and portait paintings. She goes into depth on the portraits Diego Velazquez was commissioned to create of the family of Spanish King Philip IV -- a family notorious for in-breeding. Michelle has created digital works of art that tell stories about the nature of replication, family genetics, and painterly techniques.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 12, 2014. 

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The New Society

BY WIEL SCHINS
@ VOL 24 ON DEC 09, 2014

In being a scientist, executive, consultant, trainer and author, Wiel Schins (1952) combines education and experience in developing visions of what he refers to as ‘the new society’. As a citizen, he is an avid supporter of the notion of a revolution in economic and social principles, not seen since the Stone Age.

He has identified the present sustainability movement as the wrong way towards this goal. In order to mobilise organisations and their leaders into a more adequate direction, he urges them, first of all, to mature their picture of the world. The geological landscape of the southern part of the Netherlands offers him an outstanding opportunity to replace erroneous perceptions.

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Lava Flows

BY SCOTT ROWLAND
@ VOL 22 ON DEC 12, 2014

Scott Rowland gained his love for the outdoors from the Hawai‘i Service Trip Program, and in college was happy to find a major (Geology & Geophysics) that involved being outdoors. He has been researching and teaching about lava flows at UH for more years than he wants to think about, but never tires of seeing them, flowing or not, in the field.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 11, 2015.

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Things I Like about Surfing that are Not Surfing

BY MARK GRIVETTI
@ VOL 13 ON FEB 25, 2015

Mark Grivetti has a lifelong love of nature that manifests in many ways. After growing up rockhounding as a child he became a geologist and has been lucky enough to work around the world on landslides, faults, groundwater and all things geological. Whenever he can, he likes to get to the beach with friends and family and spend time in the water.

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Fragment of Time and the Hands of the Makers

BY PIERRE BIDAUD
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2016

Listen as Pierre Bidaud guides us on a walk through time with rock and stone. Let the the hands of stonemason be your guide.

 

 

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Iceland: Between Fire & Ice

BY DAVID RAMSAY
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 01, 2016

"He's looking into the abyss, He's looking into himself.."

In Iceland: Between Fire & Ice at PechaKucha Night Cambridge Vol.7,  David Ramsay reflects on the shifting landscape of Iceland as the once frozen land begins to thaw and divide. What lures him to dive into the freezing cold abyss of the freshwater fissures? What will he discover about this rarely traversed frozen tundra? Watch and find out.

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Lessons from natural history of California

BY CARLI BAKER
@ VOL 27 ON APR 20, 2017

Carli  Baker talks about what we can learn from the past to help us solve problems in the future. She takes us on a journey through breath-taking views of California, explaining how the sunny state came to be.