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My Reading Obsession

BY HOLLY ALCOTT
@ VOL 19 ON AUG 15, 2013

Holly Alcott could read by the age of 4. Ever since then, she has been reading every chance she got. By 3rd grade she was reading at the 12th grade reading level. She has now passed her reading addiction on to her son, who has developed the same habits she had.

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An Artist's Life

BY DANIEL SALAMANCA NÚÑEZ
@ VOL 10 ON AUG 01, 2013

Daniel Salamanca shares his obsession in a way that reveals the essence of his artistic work. His presentation makes it clear that being an artist requires discipline that pervades every aspect of the artist's life. (In Spanish)

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An Obsession with Russia

BY MICHAEL BROHM
@ VOL 7 ON FEB 21, 2012

Michael Brohm talks about his passion for the culture, history, and people of Russia.  He presents to us photograph of the people in post-Soviet Russia during his travel to Russia.

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A Thrilling Community

BY CHANTE TENOSO
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 31, 2015

Chante Tenoso talks about how a childhood obsession with horror movies led down a crooked path to organizing zombie walks through NYC. There was even a zombie prom.

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Learning to Love Your Obsessions

BY BRIGETTE BORDERS
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

Brigette Borders is an artist, designer, educator, and a producer at Google. She loves geometry. 

Her artistic and architecural studies allowed her to overcome some (but not all!) of her obsessive compulsive behaviors, through encaustic painting and pattern making. 

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Words about Swords

BY GABRIEL LEBEC
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Gabriel Lebec is a total nerd about swords. In this PK presentation, learn a little bit about how traditional swords are made!

Gabe earned a B.A. in Mathematics & Studio Art from Georgetown University, studied prehealth at New York University, and spent years in biomedical research. He now teaches software development at Fullstack Academy. He loves anything combining aesthetics & technics: typography, photography, Japanese swords, etc.

Visit bit.ly/jsword for more!

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Hashtag Photography

BY JO MANSFIELD
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 22, 2015

"As my use of social media increased, so did my understanding of how it worked."

In "Hashtag Photography", from PechaKucha Night St. Neots Vol. 3Jo Mansfield talks about mobile photography and the use of the imaging platform, Instagram and how it has developed her skills and pushed her in new creative directions.

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I'm a Collector (Hold the Applause, Please)

BY JOSH MAGUIRE
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 05, 2016

Josh Maguire shares his love of being a collector. Collecting is something he has participated in his whole life, so how can something be wrong when it feels so right? Josh explores the history and inner workings of his habit and attempts to explain his life-long obsession with video games and action figures in this personal account. Josh lives in Alliance, NC and currently is a Dean's List student at Craven Community College where he is also a C-STEP participant and a tutor for TRiO Student Support Services.

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All is texture

BY TAMARA BARRAGE
@ VOL 25 ON MAY 25, 2016

Since 2014, Tamara Barrage has been exploring the tactile and sensorial characteristics of materials. Using an array of experimental techniques, Tamara investigates how materials behave, and how forms and textures provoke our senses. In her talk, she speaks about her obsession with textures and materials and how she nourishes and explores this obsession in her work to create unique designs.

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Various holes of Folkestone: A collection of decisive marks

BY MATT ROWE
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 27, 2016

Matt Rowe speaks about his current practice: an obsession with holes in walls, and the documenting of them. The holes signifying a wider conversation on social and historical moments.

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Malware Art

When Roman Milo received an email post-card in his inbox back in the late 1990s he was delighted to open the image. Little did he know that this email would not only destroy his studio's computers, but also change his art style over the course of the next 10 years.  In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Toronto Vol. 12) Roman tells us that this little digital letter was actually a computer virus written by a KGB hacker group based out of Romania. He speaks of his following near-obsession with deciphering and examining the Base64 character set with which the trojan horse was written. As a result, he began to paint and construct art based on these digital runes.

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Bamboo Bicycles

Dale Van Dusen is a bicycle addict. His obsession began with his need to use a bike to get to and from work. From that point it ballooned into long-distance rides for charity, to a ride across the continental United States.  In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Bangkok Vol. 6), Dale tells of his experience first coming across a bicycle frame made of bamboo, and his subsequent desire to build one for himself. He discusses the benefits (lighter frame, less road vibration), and challenges involved in constructing his first bike, as well as his future plans to fabricate these unique two-wheeled transports on a greater scale. 

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PKN Posters: Santa Cruz Vol. 3

Calling geeks of all shapes, sizes and sorts! Santa Cruz has set their Vol. 3 theme to the beat of a very eccentric drum: "Geek: Obsession". PKN Santa Cruz organizer Chip has this to say about the evening's plans: Ten presenters will provide us with a window into a topic that inspires their geeky nature. We will hear presentations on a wide range of topics from bands, to beer, to water, to fonts. This groovy vintage view-master poster was put together by the fine designers at Cosmic; give 'em a hand!  To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.  

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Watch PechaKucha Vol. 29 - Film Edition presentations!

    PechaKucha Vol. 29, Film Edition was an inspiring evening focused on the hidden heroes of the film industry here in Vancouver. In case you missed it, we’ve posted each talk on our vimeo page.    Speakers Gwenael Lewis - Director New Document, Videographer BocciA filmmaker, storyteller, and design entrepreneur based in Vancouver, BC. Gwenael's growing obsession for visual story telling came to the forefront while working at Chanel. He has since collaborated with several international designers including Omer Arbel, Marcel Wanders and Maarten Baas.  Watch Presentation Carl Bessai - Director Raven West Films Carl Bessai is one of Canada’s leading directors of independent film. Based in Vancouver and Los Angeles, he has directed 14 feature films to date, all of which have garnered numerous national and international awards. Watch Presentation Edo Van Breemen - Film Score Composer / Producer A classically trained composer, songwriter, and electronic music producer. Edo's stylistic versatility and ability to musically interpret narratives in an emotionally compelling manner have made him a go-to composer for a rapidly growing pool of renowned film directors and commercial production houses worldwide. Watch Presentation Andrea Chlebak - Digital Colorist, Digital Film Central Andrea Chlebak is the Senior Colorist and Director of Creative Services at Central, a boutique post-production facility in Vancouver, BC. Andrea most recently completed the final colour for Neill Blomkamp's feature film, Elysium. Watch Presentation Adrien Van Viersen - Illustrator/Filmmaker, Smashmedia Production Adrien's career as a storyboard artist began with Romeo Must Die, and continued with Dreamcatcher, X-men2, I-Robot, Incredible Hulk, Mission Impossible 4, and TV pilots Smallville, Supernatural, The Arrow, and Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles. Watch Presentation Simon Barry - Creator/Show-Runner of Continuum Simon has sold Film and TV projects to Warner Bros., DreamWorks, Universal, Columbia, Working Title, CBS, FOX, FX, TNT, USA, and many independent companies. Feature Film credits include the Warner Bros. action thriller The Art of War and the micro budgeted independent Hamlet. Watch Presentation Kristin Lehman - Actress, Editor of This Fair Land Kristin's television credits include leading series regular roles on The Killing, Judging Amy, Felicity, Century City, Drive, Tilt and Strange World to name a few. Kristin can be seen playing Detective Angie Flynn on CTV’s primetime drama, Motive, or running her recently launched online magazine, This Fair Land. Watch Presentation Wayne Bennett - Film Producer, Organizer of Save BC Film Wayne has been a member of the Film and Television community for 23 years. In 2013, he became actively involved with "Save BC Film" in an effort to educate the public and our Government of the benefits of having an active and thriving Film and Television industry in BC. Watch Presentation Jesse James Miller - Writer/Director, Profile Films Jesse James Miller is a multi-award winning writer and director who's latest critically acclaimed feature film The Good Son: The life of Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini was described by the LA TIMES as "a powerful story of triumph & tragedy". Watch Presentation Damien Gillis - Co-Director Fractured Land A Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker with a focus on environmental and social justice issues – especially relating to water, energy and saving Canada’s wild salmon – working with many environmental organizations in BC and around the world. Watch Presentation Maureen Webb - Co-Founder Project Limelight Society Co-Owner of East Of Main Cafe Maureen Webb co-founded (with her sister, Donalda Weaver) Project Limelight Society, a free performing arts program for young people living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. They also launched East of Main Cafe, in Chinatown, which donates 100% of its profits to Project Limelight. Watch Presentation Kevin Eastwood - Producer/Director of Optic Nerve Films The producer on two of BC's most successful homegrown feature films (the cult favourite Fido, and the Canadian box office hit, The Delicate Art of Parking). Currently directing The Emergency Room - a new series from Lark Productions that takes an unprecedented look inside the emergency room at VGH. Watch Presentation

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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.

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If Fonts were Celebrities

"Comic Sans is something very juvenile and unstable ... perfect for Justin Bieber." Graphic designer Pavithra Ramanujam's latest obsession: lettering and stitching -- and comparing fonts to the rich and famous. In "If Fonts were Celebrities" from PKN Chennai Vol. 6, Pavithra matches fonts with the likes of Barack Obama, Queen Elizabeth, and more!

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Queen of Staircases

"I've always liked stairs but these were the ones that turned it into an obsession." In Queen of Staircases, from New Bern, Vol. 1, Beth Ellis shares her self-professed obsession with staircases. From the residence of royalty to nondescript public buidling, Ellis ventures into all kinds of locations, occasionally guerrilla ninja style ("Im not sure if they're technically open to the public but I followed a city employee off the elevator very quietly.") in search of architecturally grand stair cases all over the world.  Watch and be be amazed by some of her finds.   

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Simple, Playful, and Interactive

"Can art be more than this? Is it merely self expression?" In Simple, Playful, and Interactive from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 141, Purin Phanichphant talks about his creations which are often simple, playful, and interactive. They combine his fun-loving Thai roots, his obsession with knobs, buttons, and screens, and his training as an interaction and industrial designer.This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017.