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The whole thing that powers a PechaKucha event -- whether it's a city-based PechaKucha Night or a "Powered by PechaKucha" event -- is the "20 images x 20 seconds" format. WATCH is where you'll find presentations from all over the world -- get inspired!

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Possibilities

BY NICHOLE MCMINN
@ VOL 12 ON AUG 19, 2014

Nichole McMinn shares her story, learning to face her fears and push herself in what she loves. A discussion of the struggles of the creative mind, the challenges faced as a young artist, and the realizations reached during this pursuit. 

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Shedding Light on Paradise

BY ALISON BESTE
@ VOL 20 ON APR 18, 2014

Alison Beste's photographs explore the boundaries between the built and natural world using light effects on the ocean horizon. Light from cities, vessels, and beacons become powerful metaphors for the ways in which we interact, manage, and attempt to control the environment. In Hawaii, where expectations of an organic paradise collide with an often-manufactured landscape, Allison's work scrutinizes the tension between nature and artifice. Alison uses light to examine how constructs of nature and the artificial are interrelated, ambiguous, and mediated by culture.

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From Image to Realisation

BY BOB CLAYTON
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 05, 2014

Architect Bob Clayton tells us about the design and construction of a single room weekender at Paluma. He speaks about lacking the funds to have builders construct the home, and refusing to take out loans to do so. This necessitated that he build the house himself -- and that's just what he did. 

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Permaculture: A Food Growing Revolution

BY MEGAN COOKE
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 26, 2014

Megan Cooke, director of Garden to Table Permaculture has a combined 20 years experience in horticulture, permaculture and outdoor education. For the past seven years Megan has managed Forster Community Garden, working with indigenous and local community volunteers to produce healthy chemical free food. Megan is passionate about teaching people the joys of growing and cooking their own organic food and sharing the knowledge she has learnt from her sustainable living journey.

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Custom Character Culture for Causes

BY DON KRATZER
@ VOL 117 ON SEP 24, 2014

Don Kratzer is mad about indie toys. He not only admires and collects them, but also puts together art shows for artist all over the world to get together to cusomize their own toy ideas, and share art. 

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Building M+

BY ARIC CHEN
@ VOL 19 ON JAN 21, 2014

Aric Chen, Curator of Design and Architecture at the new M+ Museum of Visual Culture in Hong Kong, takes us on a tour of their introductory exhibition at Artistree (Jan-Feb 2014) - "Building M+: The Museum and Architecture Collection" which includes an overview of the collection as well as models of the shortlisted entries for the competition to design the M+ Museum building (scheduled to open 2017).

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Providing Safe Water

BY SHILPA ALVA
@ VOL 30 ON JUN 03, 2014

1 in 9 of us do not have access to safe water. 9,800 of us die each day as a result of water-borne diseases; most of these victims are children less than 5 years old. Shilpa Alva talks about educational and awareness programs that reach thousands of people in our community their global impact.

 

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I Want to Talk about Sex

BY KATIE COWAN
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Penny Hall's SOS project has frank and open discussions about sex, most porbably like you have never had them before. www.sosproject.info

Going into the depth of human relationships with one another, and allowing the idea that sex is a good thing, and not something to be scared or ashamed of. 

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Delicious Beans

BY TAKUYA KAMIBAYASHI
@ VOL 6 ON AUG 02, 2014

Takuya Kamibayashi is a concept designer and he takes us through the process of rebranding a specialty natto's image. His goal was to get people talking, and his end result was the creation of a new kanji, that no one knows, to do it. 

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What the Dama?

BY SHIMPEI KIMURA
@ VOL 117 ON SEP 24, 2014

Shimpei Kimura introduces the new subculture of the Kendama, a children's toy introduced to Japan in the early 1800's. However, people of today have re-invented the kendama, and made it a popular sport around the world. 

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How Riding A Bike Taught Me About Prejudice

BY ANDREW KURJATA
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 18, 2014

How does a straight, white male living in North America experience prejudice? He gets on a bike. Andrew Kurjata, a bicyclist by convenience means and not by enthusiast means, just wants to ride his bicycle. However, he quickly learns that riding your bike, in a highly car dominated culture, is an inherently political act. 

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The Orchestra in Transition

BY STEFAN ROSU
@ VOL 23 ON SEP 17, 2014

Stefan Rosu is the director general and artistic director of the South Netherlands Philharmonic in Eindhoven and Maastricht. The classical symphony orchestra is facing a fast changing environment. In order to survive it needs to adjust. Stefan Rosu's presentation describes how it can do so without losing its basic values. It gives an insight into how musicians and staff can act in that situation.

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