PechaKucha Presentation

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Dorian Martin

Writer, Life Coach and Sheng Zhen Teacher, Self-Employed in College Station

Recovering from a Long Stay in the ICU -- (I)ntensive (C)reativity (U)ntapped


What happens when you suffer from burnout and lose your creative spark? Can that imaginative spirit ever return? Dorian Martin shares lessons learned from her own extended stay in the ICU on how you can successfully regain your creativity.

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How I 3D Printed An Adapter For A Radioactive WW2 Aerial Reconnaissance Lens And Managed To Stay Fertile

@ VOL 14 ON MAY 16, 2013

 Patrick Letourneau is a 3D artist living and working in Winnipeg. In this presentation he recounts the story of how he made a working box camera with a radioactive WW2 reconaissance lens, a 3D printer, and some wood. He also shares some of the the photos he took with it.

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Uncompromising Creativity

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 05, 2015

Mende Smith believes that we should not sacrifice our creative impulses becoming adults and compromise our creative talent for making a living. She went from unconfident to committed following ten easy steps and now has published poetry and wrote a novel.

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The Year-Long Adventures of the Blue Shoes

@ VOL 2 ON AUG 20, 2015

"I began looking at the world asking 'where could I put the blue shoes in this setting'?"

In The Year-Long Adventures of the Blue Shoes from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 2, interdisciplinary scholar Michael R. Hill shares the story of how during a creative exercise from a 2013 Teacher Workshop on Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity at School of the Art Institute Chicago, his blue Nike Hyper Enforcer shoes became the inspiration of a year long visual daily blog, full of creative adventure, and a bit of hilarity.

 This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, Octobern 26th, 2015.

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The Long Black Wig Project

@ VOL 5 ON DEC 01, 2015

“Recall the idiom Everything But the Kitchen Sink…This is NOT that space.”

In The Long Black Wig Project from PechaKucha Night Bryan’s 5th Volume Speaker Becky Eddy Phillips rhythmically details a her multimedia artistic piece. The Long Black Wig Project enters contemporary plots in art, science, domesticity, mothering, and feminism. Using art like a verb, it wavers in leaps and falls between the intellectual and domestic realms. At the same time, the work is introspective, balancing the overlapping (though historically antithetical) realms of mother and artist: how to stay connected to art depends on the artists connectivity to her children. An ambitious multi-media exhibit, it is contained within A Vacuous Space.

A multitude of video vignettes are projected within it’s relative space. With titles such as Miss Sara Tonin’s Fancy and My Feminism Hurts My Marriage, the imagery is strangely eerie with a feminine edge as if there were an invisible link to the past lives of women associated with Surrealism. A long wig is seen throughout the work and acts as a connective fiber.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016. 

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Creativity in the Law

@ VOL 17 ON MAR 18, 2016

"A lot of people think that law is black and white: you are right, or you are wrong. Actually, I think that to be a good lawyer, to be a good arguer, you have to be creative."

In Creativity in the Law from PechaKucha Night Salt Lake City - Vol. 17Lauren Barros, an accomplished lawyer, believes that in order to be a good lawyer, you have to be creative. Especially when it comes to interpreting the law and how it impacts LGBT couples and families.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, July 11th, 2016. 

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Stay Young

@ VOL 19 ON OCT 18, 2016

Jontahan var nära att slukas av tsunamivågen i Thailand 2004. Bara ett barn var han men då bestämde han sig för vad han ville ta för riktning i livet och för alltid Stay Young. 

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Stay at Home Writer

@ VOL 30 ON MAY 11, 2017

From a bored stay-at-home mother to a novelist, Colleen Nelson's milestones are all big and well written.  She's got far more talent than some novelists we know *cough*Twlight*cough* and it well worth a watch and a read.  

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Creativity and Play as Medicine


Transpersonal Arts Counsellor Anna Atkinson’s practice incorporates art, movement, creative writing, voice and body work. She explores the potential of creativity to impact on health and wellbeing. Anna gives the audience an insight into the true happiness the freedom that art can give to those who are willing to embrace it. 

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Annotating the Self: Writing and Recovering

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 09, 2018

Amy Nawrocki became ill at age 19, and eventually ended up in a coma. She tells about her jouney through her illness utilizing her own journals from before and after the event. Writing through the illness and during rehabilitation was important to processing events at the time and making sense of them after.