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Baskets and Pots

BY RICHARD WILSHUSEN
@ VOL 6 ON APR 13, 2012

Richard Wilshusen is an archaeologist, and in this presentation he explains the material culture of baskets and pots. He explores the idea that the functionality behind the basket evolved in the design of ceramic pots. (in English)

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Why Yes, There is a Santa Claus

BY T. SHER SINGH
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 09, 2013

T. Sher Singh tells the true story of Saint Nicholas, the man who inspired the myth of Santa Claus. This story takes him to a small church in Turkey, where a priest became famous for his acts of kindness, eventually becoming the patron saint of sailors.

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Future Full of Promise

BY GREG MASUDA
@ VOL 2 ON JUL 12, 2013

Greg Masuda takes us on a journey of his family history as well as his own personal history. He does so in an effort to try to encourage us to rexamine our views of "self" and to live our lives on our own terms.

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A Concise History of Race Relations in New Zealand ... Abridged

BY JAMES NOKISE
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

James Nokise gives us a comedic rundown on the history of New Zealand, its diversity, and its rugby team. He talks about New Zealand's original inhabitants, its immigrants, and encourages racial understanding and acceptance across the board. 

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Creating Enduring Art

BY RYAN ROTH
@ VOL 109 ON DEC 04, 2013

Ryan Roth, an artist representative, talks about how undervalued art is in many of today's cities. Buildings are often built in standard ways with art as only an afterthought. They are torn down again within a few years whereas buildings that are built in artistic ways are left standing for hundreds of years.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 20, 2013.

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Landscape-told Stories

BY JANET STEPHENSON
@ VOL 20 ON NOV 14, 2013

Janet Stephenson presents us with numerous idyllic photographs of the New Zealand tussock grasslands, and encourages us to question the subtle inconsistencies found within her photographs. She speaks specifically on the small creeks or "races" lining the hillsides, and at first inquires as to why they exist -- she then delves into the mysteries nature unveils.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 16, 2014.

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Tales of Recipes

BY AOMI MIYAMOTO
@ VOL 112 ON MAR 26, 2014

Artist Aomi Miyamoto speaks on her illustrative project whereby she shows off ingredients and recipes hailing from the Edo era. She takes us through the process of cooking these traditional meals, and talks about the lessons she learned along the way.

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Snipping the Fabric of Time

BY JUSTIN DAVIES
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 13, 2013

Justin Davies is an educator and artist. He likes to work in a range of media which he uses to integrate historical, scientific and aesthetic perspectives. His work is also influenced by his love of film and by his studies in biology and history.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 23, 2014.

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Prototyping Shelters

BY YUTA ITO
@ VOL 113 ON APR 30, 2014

Yuta Ito talks about his project in Italy. The aim of the project is to design a prototyping shelter at the exhibition site at archaeological park. The site is located in the centre of Mediterranean sea, a place which was not only influenced by Italian culture but also by Spanish, Greek, Arabic and Turkish cultures. 

 

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The Secret Gardens

BY TROY MARDEN
@ VOL 13 ON AUG 13, 2014

Troy Marden takes us on a tour through England and its beautiful gardens.  This presentation talks about the different types of gardens and what inspired some of the gardens throughout Europe.

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Hysterically Historical

Bud Roegee's favorite sport is baseball, and in "Hysterically Historical," that's the context in which he walks us through the history of the city of Grand Rapids. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Grand Rapids Vol. 2.

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The Importance of History, Life Lessons from Sao Paulo, and PKN Champaign-Urbana Illustrated

Presentations History is important, we can surely all agree on that, but with his presentation (from PKN Memphis Vol. 2) Justin Thompson wants to make sure we all get the message. Entrepreneur and graphic designer Gustavo Garcia uses his presentation (in Portuguese, from PKN Sao Paulo Vol. 10) to teach us 10 important life lessons, regarding work, jobs, life, career, and more. Posters The new posters on the Tumblr blog today are for PKN Moscow Vol. 19, PKN Columbus Vol. 22, and PKN Champaign-Urbana Vol. 10, which is the beautiful fully illustrated poster you see above.  Photos Today we'll point you to photos from last month's PKN Tokyo Vol. 93, taken as always by Michael Holmes -- we have galleries up on both Facebook and Flickr. Our Vol. 94 is coming up -- on Wednesday of next week (July 25) -- and since August is always a skip month for us here in Tokyo, it will be our last PKN of the summer. Calendar It's a quiet Wednesday with no PKNs happening tonight, but tomorrow (July 19) you can look forward to St. Albert's very first PKN, as well as a special edition PKN in Chicago (more details in this post).

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A History of British Accents, Book Design in Xalapa, and a New Milestone

Presentations It's with great joy that we can say that, with the inclusion today of a presentation from the city of Xalapa, we now have presentations representing 100 different cities on the PechaKucha website -- and we're only a few presentations away from reaching a global count of 500 online presentations. It's always been our goal to share the widest variety of presentations as possible -- and in as many languages and regions as possible -- and it feels like it's something we're achieving day by day. And it won't stop until we manage to get presentations online from every single PechaKucha Night city! Mark Staplehurst is a web designer and developer from England, and in his presentation (from PKN Toronto Vol. 16) he talks about the history of British accents. You'll soon realize how Englishmen are all "branded by the tongue." What can you tell about Mark from his accent? In this presentation (in Spanish, from PKN Xalapa Vol. 8), Álvaro Itzamá takes us on a tour of various book projects he's worked on, each quite different from the other. Posters There's just one addition to the Tumblr blog today, and it takes the form of the poster for the upcoming PKN Bozeman Vol. 4 (on September 12), pictured above -- you'll find more details, including the full list of presenters, on the official event page. Calendar Here are the two events you can catch tonight (September 5): PKN Roanoke Vol. 3 and PKN Trnava Vol. 5. Tomorrow, it's another big Thursday with the following: PKN Barnsley Vol. 5, PKN Dunedin Vol. 15, PKN Svendborg Vol. 2, PKN Singapore Vol. 5, PKN Santiago Vol. 3, and PKN Budapest Vol. 28. 

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The Vibrator

For our last "Presentation of the Day" of the week, it's time to expand your knowledge of the vibrator, and after watching Johanna Agerman's presentation on the topic -- in which she takes us on a historical tour of the device -- you'll know much more than you ever thought was possible.

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A History of British Accents

How do you pronounce the letter "H"? Do you say "HAY-tch", or "AI-tch"? In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Toronto Vol. 16), Mark Staplehurst goes into detail on the history and variety of British accents. The way one speaks in England often says a lot about the way they are perceived -- the class from which they hail, their level of intellect, and their upbringing. As many say George Orwell said (thought it was Wyndham Lewis who said it first): "All Englishmen are branded on the tongue from birth." 

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Restoring Liberia's History

During and after the Liberian Civil War, countless photos were burned and with them bits of history were lost. In today's Presentation of the Day, "Restoring Liberia's History" from PKN Vancouver Vol. 28, Jeff Topham and his brother set out to retake old pictures of their childhood home of Liberia. Along the way, they ended up restoring the history of their old country, exposing a new generation to photos of a near unrecognizable Liberia, before rebels and war tore the country apart. Their project (Liberia '77) collected photographs of Liberia from expats and those who maintained photographic remants of the region, and eventually culminated in a gallery exhibition. 

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Creating Legends

In today's Presentation of Day, "Creating Legends" from PKN Bangor, Maine Vol. 8, fiction writer Brad Beauregard discusses the way stories, legends, and tall tales help us revive the experience of the past, even if the past itself is lost in the process. By illustrating the details of some of the personal history that went into his fiction novel he explains just how history gets lost in the maturation of legends and the like.

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Negro League Baseball

"Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron -- some of the greatest major leaguers who ever lived -- began their careers in the Negro Leagues." In today's Presentation of the Day, "Negro League Baseball" from PKN Des Moines Vol. 13, Nick Wilson discusses the importance of preserving history, and in this case the history of African-American major baseball leagues, prior to their integration to Major League Baseball. Nick goes over the difficulty in locating statistical records of Negro League players, and describes some of the legends of the league. He believes it's necessary for us to take down and fill out these hazy spots in American baseball history, and pass it down to the current generation.

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Lightyears in the Past

In today's Presentation of the Day, "Lightyears in the Past" from PKN Bangkok Vol. 8, astrophotographer Andy Chapman expounds upon the history of the universe. He can't help but detail the galactic goings-on each time he looks into the night sky. Andy goes over not only the history of our universe, but discusses the processes behind taking stunning photographs of our Milky Way neighborhood and beyond.

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A Brief History of Distilling in New York

Christopher Williams gives a brief, but detailed history of distilling in New York. In "A Brief History of Distilling in New York" from PKN Garrison Vol. 4, he goes into depth on the Golden Age of distilleries in the state prior to prohibition and their subsequent demise. Christopher goes on to describe the contemporary reemergence of the industry--a New York distilling "renaissance".