PechaKucha Presentation

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John Stephens

Artist in Bedford

Nothing Really Interests Me

PRESENTED ON DEC 04, 2014
IN BEDFORD @ VOL 4

Artist John Stephens is fascinated by nothing in particular, and he tells us just what he means by that. For the past few years John has been exploring spaces that have no particular significance to them, and photographing the results to great effect.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 16, 2014.

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Good for Nothing

BY SARAH KING
@ VOL 5 ON AUG 15, 2014

Sarah King, from We are Unstuck and Good for Nothing, invites us into building a new collaborative idea: to ask people for donating their time for nothing, gaining actually precious moments and feelings in return.

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Adult ADHD: From Nothing To Everything

BY PAYA FARAHMAND
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 26, 2014

Paya's career and passion is radio. This presentation describes how his Adult ADHD has given him the focus to be successful in a field he loves.

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I'm Not a Nerd but I'm Looking for People Who are Just Like Me

BY TONY ZAHRA-NEWMAN
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 06, 2015

Ideas in finding people in the Blue Mountains with similar interests. Topics included: Philosophy, Poetry, Religion, Cultural sharing, and Music. Tony's conversation was inspiring and funny - a very nerdy thing.

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Nothing To See Here

BY MATT DUTTON
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 27, 2015

Matt Dutton is an artist based in Whanganui, New Zealand, in this presentation he shares his personal selection of artworks associated with the city.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 27, 2015.

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The World Around Me

BY FRANK LANZA
@ VOL 25 ON MAY 29, 2015

When asked "Why did you want to take my photo"

"Simply being yourself in this moment without any effort at all, you're just being you, and that's beautiful."

In The World Around me from Cleveland Vol. 25, photographer Frank Lanza offers his insights on experiencing authenticity though making photos of people. He proposes how not just stories, sights, and sounds are conveyed through photos, but also feelings and how those feeling can help us better understand and connect to the world around us.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Thursday, August 20th. 

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Something from Nothing

BY SAMANTHA EVERETT
@ VOL 4 ON APR 22, 2015

"If I can give a voice to people who don't have one, I'm all for that."

From "Something from Nothing' from PechaKucha Night Forster, Samantha Everett talks about her evolution from a fashion designer to fabric artist to an installation artist. She shares how her experience in textiles, fashion, and recovery has enhanced and rehabilitate her world. An unsuspecting and humble artist gives it here all here. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015. 

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An Architect who Does Nothing

BY KYOHEI MORITA
@ VOL 26 ON MAY 13, 2016

Kyohei MORITA shares a story of the architect who is last man standing with do nothing.

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Spend Nothing, Do Everything: Using Constraints as Momentum for Creativity

BY LAURA READ
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 09, 2016

"When I moved to Edmonton, I had a great time exploring my new city, but after about two years a started to feel a bit stuck. So I gave myself a challenge which would get me out of my routine."

Designer Laura Read recounts the story of her month-long challenge to spend less, connect more, and explore the free and uplifting underbelly of Edmonton—offering inspiring tips on how to rethink your routine and rediscover your surroundings.

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Your World Means Nothing: Living as a local in rural Kyrgyzstan

BY STEVE SMITH
@ VOL 24 ON AUG 17, 2017

Steve Smith presents a photo essay on rural Kyrgyzstan, a place he is lucky enough to visit and photograph often.  There, he typically embeds with village families for several months and lives as a local.  Working both in medium format film and digital, he works to tell the story of a land and people who live as if time stood still.