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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!

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Banjo Music: The Communities Method of Coping

BY MARK "ROOSTER" AUSTIN
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 03, 2018

How despair in everyday life led to needing a outlet to cope and derive joy. How banjo and "old time music" harbored a sense of excitement and shared sentiment. Birthing sing alongs, story telling, and news to which the whole community could use to feel connected and free for a moment in time. Mark "Rooster" Austin shares. 

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A Life Diverted: How Chance Changed Everything

BY JIM STEINBORN
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 03, 2018

Jim Steinborn arrived at Colorado State University in mid January 1984 as a sophomore transfer student in Computer Science. Three weeks later, a chance opening of the school newspaper set his life on a completely different path. There on page 10 was a photo of the university's pipe organ. He was fascinated that CSU would even have a pipe organ, and wanted to know more. Professor Robert Cavarra proved to be a warm and hospitable mentor who encouraged his interest - even though he had no musical background. After earning a Minor in Music, along with my BS in Computer Science, he helped Jim enter an apprenticeship with a pipe organ builder in 1987. Six years later, he went off on his own, first doing maintenance and tuning on the side of computer IT day job. Eventually, Jim became a full-time organbuilder and technician, Mostly, he does tuning and maintenance, but also service work for other firms, and offer freelance help to other organbuilders who are doing significant jobs in Colorado. This presentation discusses of some history, a brief story of how Jim became an organbuilder, and a pictorial survey of some of the projects he's been involved with.

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6 Ways To Blend In With Locals When You Travel

BY SETH SILVERS
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 03, 2018

Seth Silvers have had the opportunity to travel a lot over the last few years and has learned many things in those travels. Here he shares some of the ways we can either blend in or stick out as we travel.

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Music Heals and Here’s Why

BY SAJA BUTLER
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 03, 2018

her am going to show how Music made me a pioneer for women. She is a business owner. Single. Doing it all. She can and does ask for help. But most people, especially women don't understand that she generally pays for everything, she takes care of everything, she run it all and she practice everyone's homework. They are used to having partner to help them so they think she has one. No, she doesn't. No trust fund, no paychecks for 9 out 10 years so far of the studio. She is a rarity, but an upcoming commonality as the women of today find their own way and are their true selves, Thus, they are gifts to their beloveds, not postage due.

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Gojira (Godzilla) Cold War Connections

BY CHRISTINE HAYS
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 03, 2018

Christine Hays asks, do you know that popular culture reflects a particular group of individuals' psychological fears and fantasies? One excellent example is 1954 Japan and it's mega hit "Gojira (Godzilla)" Come find out what that film REALLY represented to Japanese society and what our modern version of "Godzilla" reveals about America today.

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Never Give Up

BY JAMAAL "BOSS EAGLE" CURRY
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 03, 2018

Originally from the south of Chicago, Jamaal Curry, aka Boss Eagle, was raised the third of six children by a single mother. From a childhood wrought with hardships, to becoming a Billboard-charting emcee with his debut album, Boss Eagle hopes that his story will inspire and encourage others to never give up.

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How I have connected with Fort Collins Community

BY DEWEY CHAPMAN
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 03, 2018

The mission here goes way beyond photography. Dewey Chapman is here to change perspective. Sometimes that requires a nudge. Other times it’s plate tectonics and you’re going to want to hold on to something. Whichever approach we take, Dewey's ambition in every project is affect change — to be the hammer that shapes reality. After all, photograph is a verb. That means action. Here is how he came to and joined the Fort Collins Community.

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Music and Acoustics in Architecture

BY LAURIE DAVIS
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 03, 2018

Things you don't notice, like good acoustics space, are an indication they are working. A look at the architectural ideas behind acoustical spaces and the rules around good acoustics. Laurie Davis explains. 

 

About the City's Organizers

  • Brian Hanning

    Brian is an Attorney and owns Hanning Law Ltd. He works with businesses and non-profits to create solid legal foundations from which the organizations can act in confidence. Additionally, he helps register and license Copyrights, as well as setting up estate plans for individuals. In addition, Brian writes a weekly blog explaining some of the basics of law. The courts say that ignorance of the law is no excuse and Equity Principle is Brian's way of combating legal ignorance. Beyond the legal profession, Brian enjoys spending time with his two dogs, reading fiction, and finding time to write. There is always something new to learn and to do, meaning Brian is busy but loving every second.

  • Jennifer Spencer

    I create modern paintings that enliven the homes of interesting people & hearten contemporary commercial spaces. Moved forward by an insatiable curiosity of life & learning, I've explored song writing, invented and patented products, been the CEO of start-up ventures, successfully commercialized products on an international scale and sung in rock&roll bands. Currently my passion is around visual expression & modern, abstract oil painting.