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Fear. Pain. Humor.

BY MARK RICKMEIER
@ OCTOBER TABLE TALKS: MY WORST IDEA ON OCT 14, 2013

In a funny story of pain and perseverence, Mark Rickmeier captures the audience's attention as he recounts the story of the one fateful highschool day that could have ended in tragedy... but didn't. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 29, 2013.

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Plus: A Non-Chronological Story of Gleeful Self-Deprecation

BY JC GRUBBS
@ OCTOBER TABLE TALKS: MY WORST IDEA ON OCT 14, 2013

How would you like to slip around a basement coated with laundry soap, or eat 3 cheeseburgers before riding a rollercoaster? In a hilarious retelling of personal stories, JC Grubbs recounts eight of his favorite mistakes, each one more inane than the last. 

"Presentation of the Day" on November 16, 2013.

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Live Life to the Fullest

BY SAM CERNIGLIA
@ VOL 29 ON MAR 04, 2014

Musician Sam Cerniglia talks about his experience auditioning for The Voice, and shares the stories of some of the inspirational people in his life. Sam believes that if you continue to love what you do and never stop, you will be successful. 

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Birthplace Stories

BY AQUILES DAMIRON-ALCANTARA
@ VOL 35 ON SEP 01, 2015

“Even if we came from the same region of the world, our identities are more than our geocentric identities.”

In Birthplace Stories from PechaKucha Night Chicago Volume 35, speaker Damiron-Alcantara Aquiles, an Obama campaign organizer, talks about the lessons he has learned from his colleagues and experiences, and the identities we inherit from our birthplace.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016. 

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In Proximity to Celebrity

BY KELLY LEONARD
@ VOL 37 ON MAR 01, 2016

We are obsessed with celebrity - this can be good or bad - Kelly Leonard reflects on his own brushes with celebrity.

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Misplaced Irreverence

BY ANDY SWINDLER
@ VOL 22 ON JUN 05, 2012

Andy Swindler notes minor infractions in the everyday world. It always pays to have a camera.

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Grandma's House

BY MARYA SPONT-LEMUS
@ VOL 40 ON NOV 29, 2016

Marya Spont-Lemus is a writer, interdisciplinary artist, and educator. In 2014, she co-created the FrankenToyMobile. Marya lives and works on the South Side and endeavors to enable a more empathetic and equitable society.

 

SITEWIDE Search Results: “stories”

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INSPIRE Channel

In the wake of devastation wreaked by natural disasters globally, PechaKucha seeks to assist in the re-development of all affected regions via the INSPIRE initiative. The road to recovery is a long one, and YOU can help inspire regrowth by sharing your stories here. Get in touch with us via inspire@pechakucha.org to begin.

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Williamsburg @ Williamsburg Community Building
Sep 21, 2013

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Feb 26, 2014

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Sofia @ National Theatre "Ivan Vazov", Stage on the IV-th floor
Nov 14, 2013

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Silver Spring @ Pyramid Atlantic
Nov 13, 2015

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Dubuque @ Inspire Cafe
Oct 15, 2015

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Dubuque @ The Smokestack
Mar 10, 2016

PAST VOL 1

Zaporizhzhya @ Art-gallery Barannik
Mar 20, 2016

PAST ERI Special : Teacher Stories

Istanbul @ TAK (Tasarim Atolyesi Kadikoy)
Apr 14, 2016

PAST VOL 6

Dubuque @ Stone Cliff Winery
Oct 20, 2016

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Zaporizhzhya @ Chicago blues pub
Dec 17, 2016

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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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What is it You Do Again?

BY CHRISTIAN PAYNE
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 24, 2015

Freelance mobile media maker and creative technologist Christian Payne (aka Documentally) talks about his career that has covered the unusual to the absurd. 

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Story

BY MARK STRAUSS
@ VOL 4 ON FEB 11, 2016

Mark Strauss is a passionate creative professional and writer. In his presentation, Mark shares how the journey of writing a mystery/thriller movie screenplay led to an ongoing love for story structure that informs all of his creative and professional endeavors.

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A Sunday

BY MARIYA SUZUKI
@ VOL 133 ON FEB 24, 2016

“I’m a little late, so by the time I get there everyone's a little tired and all the food is gone. so I'm drinking by myself –this big can of asahi super dry– and I’m trying to talk to them.”

In A Sunday from PechaKucha Night Tokyo’s 133rd volume speaker and Illustrator Mariya Suzuki tells the story of an ordinary day in a fantastic life!. Sunday, February 7, 2016 was a typical day in her life that could be illustrated in 20 drawings– drawings that could be described as anything but typical! See Mariya put on her shoes, space out at a cafe, meet some people, and get drunk and sleepy towards the end of the night... all through the “lens” of her fantastic drawing style.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, March 4th, 2016.

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Re-Cycled Narratives - The Secret Lives of Found Objects

BY COELYNN MCININCH
IN FITCHBURG

Presenter Coelynn McIninch shares her creative process that elevates simple found objects into tiny narrative treasures.

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New York: A City of the Living and the Dead

BY ALLISON MEIER
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Allison C. Meier is a Brooklyn-based writer focusing on the arts and overlooked history. Currently, she is staff writer atHyperallergic, and moonlights as a cemetery tour guide at New York burial grounds. These tours are focused on cemeteries as places of history, art, and architecture, as well as concerned in keeping our memorial sites visible for preservation and remembrance. At PechaKucha Night NYC Vol 16, Allison discusses these often abandoned and forgotten spaces right in the middle of our bustling city - reminding us the importance of slowing down.

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Walk Through the Trees

BY JESSICA DEL SOLE
@ VOL 12 ON SEP 30, 2016

Jessica Del Sole is an illustrator and Educator residing in Toronto. Her illustrations explore our complex relationships with the natural world. Her talk explores the relationship between nature, symbols and themes in storytelling. 

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Epix, Cada Historia Cuenta

BY IGNACIO RODRIGUEZ
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 02, 2017

El venezolano, Ignacio Rodriguez, es el fundador de Epix, un proyecto fotográfico que cuenta la historia de los venezolanos por medio de retratos fotográficos. Ignacio nos cuenta su historia, y cómo inició este proyecto tan inspirador. 

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Proving Torture

BY ROHAN JAYASEKERA
IN BEXHILL-ON-SEA

Journalist & digital start-up founder, Rohan Jayasekera makes the case for Freedom From Torture and brings our attention to International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. An emotional insight into the difficulties of surviving torture, through supporting others who have been victims of torture. 

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Do You Have PK Stories to Share?

Here at PechaKucha Daily we're always looking to share different aspects of PechaKucha culture to the world, and although the majority of posts tend to cover event posters and event reviews, we'd also love to hear from you, the people who attend, or you, the presenters. Tell us about your experience at the events, or what it was like presenting, or how you came up with your presentation images. Tell us your stories, and we'll be happy to share them.

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2000 Stories

This is not the 2000th post on the blog, but the post that has that honnor did get posted earlier today, and it's another milestone we can add to the list of big numbers we've been hitting lately (PechaKucha's 9th anniversary, 500 cities, 90 PechaKucha Nights in Tokyo). That means that we've had the pleasure of sharing a great deal of PechaKucha-related stories here, and we have no intention of stopping anytime soon.

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Re-creation: our vol 14

Another great Pecha Kucha event in Coventry last night. Thanks to everyone who played a part in making it so ace - and, for those who missed it, here it is in tweets as a storify.

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The Stories of Rocks

Geologist Patrick Johnstone's job rocks! I know, I know, these jokes take such a mineral amount of effort -- I couldn't resist. In today's Presentation of the Day, "The Stories of Rocks" (from PKN New Westminster, Vol. 2), we find that, through studying trace fossils, Johnstone can infer the behavior and the environments of countless ancient species. Using tools and evidence developed by scientists over many years, he can explore the narrative of the rock that he is studying. 

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Stories

Despite the stormy weather yesterday, we had a great event for our 4th Pecha Kucha Night at the Museum of Northwest Art. Thanks to everyone for having joined to listen to and discuss stories ranging from everyday life, to poetry, politics, science and science fiction. Presentations will be uploaded soon.

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Passion For People And Stories

"Everything is changing and it's driving me mad but I have to accept it, and that's kind of fun."In "Passion For People And Stories" from PechaKucha Night York, Vol. 9, Mike Cooper discusses his mantra of "everything has a story" and shares his thoughts on not getting caught up in the what of what you do, but instead being able to focus on the why.

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PKN 2 in Vientiane!

Vientiane's second PechaKucha Night took place on March 31, 2016, with more than 120 people coming together upstairs at Coco&Co.! Vintage furniture, chandleirs, and a crazy cat pillow - thank you Coco for letting us invade the coolest living room in Vientiane! The event brought together nine of the Capital's creative, innovative and talented minds: social media photographer Janna Gibson, avid mapper Matthias Bethke, documentary maker and journalist Vannaphone Sitthirath (Kino), photographer Tessa Bunney, theatre director Margarete Magiera, publishing manager Dominique le Roux, designer and cafe owner Nilada Ratanavong, cafe owner Yoko Matsushima, and photographer Micka Perier, to share their ideas with the community. Presentations spanned personal essays and life-shaping experiences, a culmination of 15 years of portrait photography, a spoken word performance, coffee as a means of communication, agriculture and mapping, a theatrical journey, and asking ourselves if we have a book in us. Many thanks to the Vientiane community for coming down and supporting our 9 fantastic speakers - along with our supporters Coco & Co Cafe, TOH LAO Coworking Space & Services, and of course our wonderful Vol. 2 poster designer Vilakone Phachanthavong! Here's a few snaps from the event! Photos by Kate Antonas, and Nao Ito when noted.   Janna Gibson presenting '#RealLaosProject' Yoko Matsushima presenting 'Laos, Coffee and the Little House' Nilada Ratanavong presenting 'Observations of Beautiful Forms' Micka Pereir presenting his visual essay.    Photo by Nao Ito.  Vol. 2 speakers (L-R): Janna Gibson, Margarete Magiera, Micka Perier, Vannaphone Sitthirath, Yoko Matsushima, Tessa Bunney, Nilada Ratanavong, Matthias Bethke, and Dominique le Roux.     

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Birthplace Stories

“Even if we came from the same region of the world, our identities are more than our geocentric identities.” In Birthplace Stories from PechaKucha Night Chicago Volume 35, speaker Damiron-Alcantara Aquiles, an Obama campaign organizer, talks about the lessons he has learned from his colleagues and experiences, and the identities we inherit from our birthplace.