PechaKucha Presentation

Presenter bw gwm jan 2013

G. Wayne Miller

Author, filmmaker, Providence Journal staff writer. in Providence

Memorial for The Station


G Wayne Miller gives a memorial presentation for the victims of The Station nightclub fire, and talks about the impact this tragedy had on the survivors, as well as the families of the victims.

Sound Note: Crowd noise is heavy for the first 10 seconds or so.

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Shadows of the Survivors

@ VOL 107 ON OCT 30, 2013

When the atomic bomb hit Hiroshima, people's shadows were permanently scorched in to their surroundings. Rikako Nagashima and her team contacted 23 survivors and took copies of their shadows. They then placed these shadows around Hiroshima as a memorial and to spread awareness of what happened. From Peace Shadow Project's website we can see where these survivors were, hear their stories, and leave them a personal message. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on December 11, 2013.

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Big Bang Memorial

@ VOL 9 ON DEC 02, 2014

Pechakucha was the opportunity for Gaëlle Le Guillou to speak about her deep project: it is an artistic and experimental project at long term in the cemetery of Bouteillerie in Nantes.
This project is supported by the association BIG BANG MEMORIAL. The idea of this association is to take a fresh look at the intimate and common that are cemeteries.

Ceramist Sculptrice, she chooses this material because she can imagine forms and volumes .
She experiments with coloured enamels, textures, by renewing regularly her themes of inspirations.
She draws her inspiration from her childhood, from fashionably, architecture, arts, and nature.
She creates her universe, fanciful and in movement, even if it is about the death.
That is characteristic in her work, and her life. {in french}

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Life at the South Pole Station, Antartica

@ VOL 3 ON DEC 08, 2016

Curtis Moore has spent time at McMurdo station in Antarctica.  He shares some day-to-day operations and experiences at this remote base which houses about 1000 people in the southern summer.

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The Bike Station: The Re-Cycle of Life

@ VOL 31 ON APR 20, 2017

Glasgow Bike Station is the city’s largest bike recycling charity. Their vision is for healthy, green and happy communities where everyone has access to a bicycle. They do this by recycling unwanted bikes, parts and accessories; offering cycle training, bike maintenance training, Fix Your Own Bike sessions twice weekly and a menu of business to business services. In addition, the Bike Station manages and re-distributes the city-wide bike hire scheme Nextbike. To encourage more people onto bikes, the Bike Station also offers a comprehensive programme of outreach projects such as the Bike Station Academy; a training programme for young people who are not in education, employment or training. The ultimate aim of all the Bike Station’s work is to change lives through cycling. 

Victoria Leiper is the Head of Projects and is responsible for managing the Bike Station’s outreach programme. 

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Early Days: Building a Community Radio Station From the Ground Up - Progress.

@ VOL 13 ON JUL 18, 2017

Jez Russell brings you up to date with the developments of Two Rivers Radio - York's very own community radio station.  This includes a brief review of their first ever live transmission on FM  (87.7) at Staxtonbury Festival, and a look to the future as Two Rivers Radio seek new presenters, producers and team members. Keep your ears peeled as there will be much more news from Two Rivers over the coming months...

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BTHO a Novel: National Novel Writing Month in Bryan-College Station

@ VOL 12 ON SEP 26, 2017

Have you ever heard of NaNoWriMo? Madeline Turnipseed goes indepth on what that is. Even if you've never written a story, there is a story in you, and we want to help you tell it. National Novel Writing Month is an event that occurs every November when thousands of people across the globe write novels. Bryan-College Station has our own local region with over 150 novelists. Come write with us!

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A Frenchie on a cattle station in the Aussie outback. 

@ VOL 16 ON NOV 10, 2017

Jennifer was only suppose to spend only 3 months on the cattle station, she was there 1.5 years all togther! Now after spending time work in Townsville as Chef, she wants to return to the dangers of the outback....

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York Station

@ VOL 14 ON NOV 28, 2017

In "York Station" Meg Thomas explores the signs and interactions that are normally overlooked a journey through a station. She highlights the commercial takeover of the public space, and the way the passenger is de-prioritised in station design. The hyper-reality of the station space is twisted as the audience is invited to also follow a silent visual story. This undercurrent covers the personal emotions that are digested and processed as a background to everyday life.

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Hunt Street Station

@ VOL 36 ON OCT 17, 2018

Transforming a police station that had been vacant and in disrepair for years brings with it a great many challenges. Alex Mayo discusses the history of Hunt Street Station as Detroit’s first police academy, its recognition on the National Register of Historic Places, and the future of this transformed space.