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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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Keeping Up with the Wind

BY CAMERON BECCARIO
@ VOL 116 ON JUL 30, 2014

After happening upon a website that displayed the United States' wind patterns visually one day, Cameron Beccario set out to do something even grander. Months of research and tinkering later, and after finding numerous sources of up-to-date weather data, he had created Earth: an animated map of global wind and weather. 

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Bike-Powered Kinetic Sculpture

BY RAYMOND RAWLS
@ VOL 10 ON AUG 01, 2014

Sculptors Raymond Rawls and Lorraine Duerden explore the potential for using abandoned, recycled bicycles as the foundation to create large-scale ambulatory kinetic sculpture. Here they speak about the creation process of these animal-themed rideable sculptures, and the community parades where they put them on display.

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By Brightest Day, By Blackest Night: The Moral and Personal Guidance of Superheroes

BY BILL CAMERON
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 06, 2014

Bill Cameron speaks about the way that superheroes can serve as a real and positive influence on people's lives, with a few famous examples and some personal anecdotes. In spite of their fictitious nature, superheroes can be a real source of personal strength and morals.

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Reproducing Spanish Royalty

BY MICHELLE VAUGHAN
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 05, 2014

Artist Michelle Vaughan discusses copies, genetics, history, and portait paintings. She goes into depth on the portraits Diego Velazquez was commissioned to create of the family of Spanish King Philip IV -- a family notorious for in-breeding. Michelle has created digital works of art that tell stories about the nature of replication, family genetics, and painterly techniques.

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Hidden Amongst Explosions

BY CRAIG ANDERSON
@ VOL 15 ON SEP 20, 2013

Stuntman Craig Anderson speaks at great length on this experiences performing death-defying feats in front of audiences in Shenzhen, China. 

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Tracing Something That Isn't There

BY THERESA GOOBY
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 27, 2014

It may seem impossible to trace something like a memory, a movement, or something that is too large to see all at once. However, Theresa Gooby takes on this idea and develops it into a series that shows what is missing in disused spaces such as an empty apartment, an old shipping port, a crumbling house, and an over 300 mile long river. 

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Spirited Figures

BY CESC GRANÉ
@ VOL 116 ON JUL 30, 2014

Graphic designer and character designer Cesc Grané speaks about his amazing creations inspired by Japanese aesthetics and myth. Cesc began by taking cues from yokai (old Japanese monsters and spirits) and putting his own unique spin on their appearance and how they are connected. He tells us how the ethos of Japan has inspired him daily, and recounts stories of his fantastical daydreams involving monsters, heroes, and mischievous creatures of all sorts.

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Living in Sublimity

BY DOZIER BELL
@ VOL 19 ON NOV 15, 2013

Dozier Bell, an artist in Rockland, Maine, elaborates on her drawings that encompass natural and conscious elements of the world. Her artwork, in its simplicity, lessens our human understanding of these natural forces and gives us a greater sense of sublimity to our surroundings. 

 

 

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No Frustration, Just Creation

BY MATT TYSON
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 03, 2013

Matt Tyson, co-founder of EcoSystems in New York, explains the concept behind the Snug-it, a tool that makes assembling furniture more efficient. The unique and innovative design allows for rearrangement and recreation based on personal needs, and encourages reative thinking. 

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Aliens Might Have Claimed My Sisters

BY LEAH BALL
@ VOL 29 ON MAR 04, 2014

Leah Ball's childhood fascination with outer space and cosmic thinking informs her research, inquiry, and design process. 

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Eclectic Houses: Embracing The Kuwaiti Style

BY ALI AL YOUSIFI
@ VOL 9 ON JUN 26, 2013

Architect Ali Al Yousifi details the aspects of Kuwaiti architecture that make their style unique. He takes us on a tour of some of the houses he finds interesting in Kuwait City, and we find that the flamboyant, flashy approach is not lost on the Kuwaiti people. 

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Why Be Deceptively Delicious When You Can Be Culinarily Creative?

BY JENNIFER BRANDLE-MCCALL
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 13, 2014

Many parents will try to disguise healthy foods to get their kids to eat them, but Jennifer Brandle-McCall believes that making healthy foods recognisable and fun is the key to developing healthy eating choices. She points out that we eat with our eyes first, so why not add some creativity and fun to our meals. See some of the culinary creations she has created that encourage her kids to explore healthy foods.

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