Why are the Pacer trains so terrible? And why have they been around for so long? Ed Hammond examines what we can learn from the perverse incentives and poor accountability behind the Pacer.
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A History of British Accents
BY MARK STAPLEHURST
@ VOL 16
ON JUN 14, 2012
Mark Staplehurst is a web designer and developer from England, and in his presentation he talks about the history of British accents. You'll soon realize how Englishmen are all "branded by the tongue." What can you tell about Mark from his accent?
"Presentation of the Day" on March 6, 2013.
Bookwallah: travelling libraries on Indian trains
Nic Lowe tells us about the travelling library he carried across India with other fellow writers. Sharing the adventures that both Inidan and Austrailian writers expeirenced. Riding the trains, and experiencing tough conditions, different ideas, and making friends along the way.
Northern Ireland: The land of cutting-edge knee surgery
BY TOM HEDLEY
@ VOL 4
ON JUN 26, 2015
Why is Ireland (the island) divided? What cuased the chaos that we know as The Troubles? Has Northern Ireland really moved on since the peace agreement? What does the future hold for Northern Ireland?
Tom Hedley, a student from N Ireland, gives a brief insight into the unique situation in this country, addressing the difficult and often very complex issues that define this curious little part of the world.
Democracy of Bees
BY RICK LINDEMAN
@ VOL 16
ON JUL 06, 2016
Rick Lindeman is an entrepreneur, he works at Rijkswaterstaat and he is a beekeeper. The first two jobs are about decision-making of people and to improve those decisions. Being a beekeeper he experiences how bees choose. Rick will guide us through the world of bees and will show us what people could learn from bees making decisions, it turns out to be a lot! Did you know that bees go through a democratic process to determine their next place to stay?
Art of Warning: Making of the Flood Drawings
BY MARY CIANI
@ VOL 8
ON SEP 13, 2016
"A few springs ago, I looked out over San Francisco Bay and I saw the city rising in the distance, above the fog, and I thought - I am going to draw water!"
In "Art of Warning: Making of the Flood Drawings" from PechaKucha Night Bryan Vol. 8, artist Mary Ciani presented “Flood”, her recent series – from drawings of living in harmony with first rivers to urgent ones warning of storm and final deluge. She looks, too, at visionary artists with images of the past, future, inventive assemblage, and spiritual connection. Even a prayer to the earth is included here. The drawings were collected into a book and art show.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, October 26th, 2016.
Foraging and Picking
BY BRIAN CARTER
@ VOL 17
ON SEP 15, 2016
"Architects are hunters and gatherers."
In "Foraging and Picking" from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 17, professor of architecture Brian Carter provides a retrospective of twenty postcards from his many travels, highlighting what each image signifies in the mind of an architect. Carter reminds us that architecture can be an international language. It prompts travel, causing us walk into buildings, to meet people, and to listen, sense and smell the places that we go.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, November 21st, 2016.