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Serge Najjar

Doctor at law / Lawyer in Beirut

A Thin Line

PRESENTED ON MAR 19, 2015
IN BEIRUT @ VOL 22

Serge Najjar shares his experience of the city through his camera lens, and invites us to look at our surroundings with curiosity and attention, seeking magical revelations in everyday life.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 26, 2015.

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The Line Between Design and Art

BY EDWARD CUPPS
@ VOL 10 ON JUN 15, 2012

Edward Cupps examines the thin line between design and art, and voices his opinion on where the separation begins. He uses famous example of both art and design, many of which appear similar to the other on the surface, to support his theory. 

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Houdini's Charmed Life

BY CHARLES GREENE III
@ VOL 19 ON AUG 15, 2013

Self-proclaimed "Presentation Magician" Charles Greene III speaks on the most famous magician of all time: Harry Houdini. He goes into depth on Houdini's life, illusions, accomplishments, and the escape art that catipulted him to worldwide fame. 

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

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Thin/Second/Onion/Fish

BY JO ROWLEY
@ VOL 17 ON APR 12, 2013

Johannette Rowley talks about her various series of sculptures and how it expresses themes of identity, conformity, joy and peeking behind the curtain in reference to society.
 
"Presentation of the Day" on April 17, 2014.
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Thin-line Between Spaces & Places

BY TIMOTHY MCFARLAND
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 18, 2014

Tim McFarland explores the thin-line that connects or separates those parallel universes in spaces and places.

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Male Pattern Baldness in Birds

BY ZACHARIAH DURR
@ VOL 25 ON MAY 29, 2015

Comedians Zachariah Durr and Adam Richard discuss their shared love of ornithology and elaborate on a little known aspect of bird life, male pattern baldness. 

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The Belt Line: Hiding in Plain Sight

BY CHRIS HAWLEY
@ VOL 16 ON APR 14, 2016

"The Belt Line … will be the next phase in Buffalo’s sustainable development."

In The Belt Line: Hiding in Plain Sight from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 16, urbanist and preservationist, Chris Hawley, presents the Belt Line -- one of the most conspicuous and least-known features of Buffalo, NY. Each day, trains go by along it and people drive underneath and over it. It is the "third strand" in Buffalo's DNA, as important to the city's physical and economic geography as Joseph Ellicott's radial and grid plan and Frederick Law Olmsted's park and parkway system; as consequential to the city's development as the Erie Canal and Interstate Highway System.

The Belt Line was opened in 1883, with segments dating back to 1836. The rail line is 15 miles long, forming a continuous loop through Buffalo╩╝s downtown as well as the prominent industrial loft clusters that it helped to create. Today, the Belt Line's 12 million square feet of largely vacant or underutilized industrial space is the city's next frontier for sustainable development. Factory buildings are being recycled as mixed-use developments. These former industrial areas are becoming walkable centers again.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, July 27th, 2016. 

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Life In Plein Air

BY RICHIE CARTER
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

Picture a jaunt through Europe, magic and beauty around on all sides. Beams of light hitting stately buildings in a way that they never will again. Walking past anchient cathedrals and the most treasured works of the old masters. And everywhere, every person has a story. No, it's not Fitzgerald or Hemingway. It is Richie Carter, whose uses plein-air painting to interact with people on a deeper, emotional level. 

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What a Bodacious Brain You Have

BY RAQUEL BROWN
@ VOL 11 ON MAR 01, 2018

Raquel Brown gives us a brief glimpse into the world of neuroscience. By providing different optical illusions, she demonstrates the connection between the brain and our perception of the world around us.

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London Road

BY ALEX BRATTELL
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 06, 2018

"More than subject matter, I am interested in pictures as metaphors and allegories, unseen realities, delving into what Walter Benjamin called 'the optical unconscious'".

Alex Brattell takes us on a journey through time and place, through a sensitive photographic study of his neighborhood and musings about mystery and magic.