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Jay Hill

Software Developer in Asheville

The Most Mysterious Book In the World

PRESENTED ON JUL 31, 2015
IN ASHEVILLE @ VOL 8

"The script, the text, the language that appears in this document, appears nowhere else on earth. To this day, nobody knows the meaning even a single word of it."

In honor of International Literacy DayPechaKucha Night Asheville Organizer Jay Hill's "The Most Mysterious Book in the World" from PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol 8 is being featured as PechaKucha of the Day! In a world where so few codes remain unbroken and the secrets of so many ancient, obscure writing systems have been revealed, one medieval manuscript remains completely shrouded in mystery. Watch this presentation to check out what Jay has to say about the ever-mysterious Voynich Manuscript!

 

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Mystery Skype

BY JENNY JONES
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 21, 2014

Jenny Jones lives in Bangor and teaches 4th grade at the Glenburn Elementary School. Outside of the classroom, she loves reading, geocaching, and playing board games. Jenny describes how she combines her love of social media and passion for teaching and takes her classroom around the world.

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Mystery Weekend 2014

BY BRAD PENISTON
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 21, 2014

Brad Peniston, an editor in Washington, D.C, and his brother James, a sculptor in West Philly, take a trip every winter to try something new and exciting. This year, they decided to go to Bangor and uncovered the history there and show case some cool people in the area by organizing a PechKucha Night there.  

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Most Successful Fraud in History: William Shakespeare

BY BARBARA HOBENS
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 27, 2014

Everyone knows who William Shakespeare is, but are the facts about him true? Barbara Hobens does not think so and in fact denounces him as the true writer of all the infamous classic plays and writings. Rather she gives convincing evidence on how Edward de Vere is likely the Shakespeare we all thought we knew. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 11, 2014.

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The Silk King - The Mystery Continues

BY JIM THOMPSON
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 24, 2014

Is it creepy for an old man to be collecting silks? You will need to watch this presentation by Jim Thompson, the self-claimed unknown heir to the Thai silk fortune. But be forewarned, the mystery may continue.

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Is the Book a Threatened Species

BY MICHEL STREICH
IN BLUE MOUNTAINS

Michel Streich explores the notion that have many wondering, "Will digital media replace the printed book?" Let's see what we can read into this...

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Visual Literature

BY CRYSTAL LAKE
@ VOL 28 ON SEP 22, 2016

Crystal Lake is an Associate Professor in the English Department at Wright State University. She earned her PhD in 2008, and before moving to Dayton in 2011, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Crystal teaches courses and conducts research on British literature, history, and culture.

 

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How YA Literature Changes Lives

BY STEPHANIE JOHNSON
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 15, 2017

Editor and writer Stephanie Johnson discusses how young adult literature can and has changed the lives of teenagers - including herself.

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What Happened at Skeleton Lake

BY JAY HILL
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 18, 2016

Jay Hill shares one of history's mysteries.

A frozen lake full of human skeletons is discovered in the Himalayas, launching a decades-long quest to solve a centuries-old mystery.

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Amazing Black Women Not In Your History Book

BY RAYVEN HOLMES
@ VOL 18 ON MAR 10, 2018

It wasn't until Rayven Holmes was out of school that she discovered on her own that history also included amazing black women, and not just the old white guys that were in the school history books. Here is a small collection of those amazing black women, and why we need to get them included in the history books.