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The Fear of Sharks
BY PAUL SIREK
@ VOL 3
ON MAR 08, 2011
We all have irrational fears, and for quite a few of us, sharks top the list of what we fear the most. In this presentation, Paul Sirek goes beyond the Jaws of Spielberg, and reveals the true nature of these creatures. (in English)
"Presentation of the Day" on August 17, 2013.
Documenting Through Photography
Jan Caga was born in a small industrial town Hodonin, Czech republic in 1976. After graduating on VUT university in Art Design he began working as a freelance magazine photographer and later became a contract photographer for ISIFA Image Service agency.
Caga used to work on long term projects, focused and documented mainly social and environmental issues, human and animal rights, mentally and physically handicapped communities, and the study of contemporary man and society.
He has received numerous awards in international photo contests such as several prizes in the Czech Press Photo, Award of Excellence in the 68th Pictures of the Year International competition, Grand prize PhtoEspana OjodePez Award of Human Values 2011. (in Czech)
You Are Ironman
BY GUEORGUI TCHEREDNITCHENKO
@ VOL 105
ON JUL 31, 2013
An Ironman triathlon is one of the hardest endurance races in the world; a 3.8km swim followed by a 180km bike ride and a 42.2km marathon to finish. Surely, only a super-human athletes with elite endurance could possibly hope to participate in such an event? Wrong; in this presentation, Gueorgui Tcherednitchenko presents the story of a perfectly average guy's adventures in Ironman training, and lessons that he learned from it along the way.
"Presentation of the Day" on August 3, 2013.
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PechaKucha Night in Philadelphia is winding down the summer with its Vol. 3 later this month (September 26) with a themed night -- "Adult Swim" -- and a suitable presenter: Samantha White, an ex-competitive swimmer, lesson instructor, and swim coach will be your guide in exploring the sometimes shady underbelly of swimming pools. Dive into the details of various pools and their patrons across the United States (ok, mostly on the East coast) -- what lies beneath might just surprise you!
PKN Sevilla Vol. 8
Sevilla recently hosted its eighth PechaKucha Night, and organizer Pablo Sendra Fernandez sends in the following report on what appears to have been another terrific showing. Another great night for PechaKucha Sevilla. This time, the event took place in a sala WAM, a bar where several cultural events take place. The sponsorship of the Andalusian Youth Institute, the Cultural Centre of the University of Seville and the Andalusian Centre of Contemporary Art helped us in having a luxury night with free drinks, free food, the best Spanish ham and other delicatessen. After projecting the “Tokyo Calling” video from Astrid and Mark, we projected a video of a summary of all the PechaKucha Sevilla events (will be posted soon on the web) that introduced the concept of PechaKucha to those few that still don’t know what is PechaKucha in Sevilla. After this introduction, Raquel Dominguez explained how a degenerative illness that made her a handicapped person has actually brought out all the best qualities that she has: Raquel has been several times champion of Spain swimming and running and is one of the best handicapped sportswoman in the world. Currently, she is working in the radio and giving talks to companies in order to introduce handicapped people in the working life. The second speaker was Rafael Contreras, who explained the structure of his company. After that, Salud López, winner of the “Creative Award” in Andalusia, explained her art installation. Then, the young architecture practice “LosdelDesierto” explained their concept of “hardcore architecture.” Just before the break, the director of the company “Alma Natura” explained how they have created a great company of rural tourism in a small village of no more than 1,000 inhabitants. During the break, people enjoyed the music, the free drinks and the best Spanish ham and food. Like in all PechaKucha events, people use the break to make contacts and exchange ideas. After the break, the young architecture practice “baum arquitectura” explained their research about the contemporary Chinese city. After them, Misael Rodriguez explained his work as a cultural manager in China and Holland. The young industrial designer Granada Barrero explained how all the elements of the everyday life are designed by people like her. Then, the architect Ignacio Martinez de Simone explained the worldwide company that he has created all around the world. To finish the event, we chose a well-known humorist from Spanish TV who made the entire public laugh. The night continued after that. I left the bar at 4.30 a.m. and it was still crowded… I hope you all enjoyed the event. Looking forward to Vol. 9 around February or March 2010!!!