Past Santa Barbara Event: VOL 6

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January 31, 2013

We are pleased to host the 6th PechaKucha Night in Santa Barbara at the University Club of SB.

Doors open at 7:00 pm, with presentations starting at 7:45 pm. A $7 donation to help pay for the venue will be accepted at the door. Drinks will be available for purchase at the bar inside the University Club.


Daniel Montello: The Story of Chiles

Michael Marzolla: The El Tigre Nutrition Education Project: My Peace Corps Experience in El Salvador, 1976-‘77 With INCAP (The Institute of Nutrition for Central America & Panama)

Reverend Henry Tōryō Adams: Reviving the Obon Dance Celebration at the Buddhist Church of Santa Barbara

Kevin Barron: Collective Intelligence vs. Extinction: why your Hybrid wont save civilization

Linda Croyle: You Must Be Present to Win – How our distractions keep us from health, happiness and success (and what to do about it!

Phyllis Brooks: Reinventing Your Home

Laura Inks/ Clay Bodine: Funk Zone=creative Zone? Toward a vibrant creative class in Santa Barbara

Travis Seifman: Sanshin – The Heart of Okinawan Music

Please visit the event page on Facebook for more details: Map and parking directions for University Club: PKNSB Website:

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The Story of Chiles

@ VOL 6 ON JAN 31, 2013

Dan Montello has resided in Santa Barbara since 1992, which his wife Violet assures still makes him a “come here.” He is professor of geography at UCSB and loves chiles, whether growing them, cooking them, eating them, or just pondering their cosmic significance.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 22, 2013.

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Reviving the Obon Dance Celebration at the Buddhist Church of Santa Barbara

@ VOL 6 ON JAN 31, 2013

Reverend Henry Tōryō Adams grew up in Buffalo, Minnesota. As an undergraduate student at St. Olaf College, he began his study of Buddhist scriptures and first considered pursuing the path to the ministry. After receiving an M.A. in Buddhist Studies from the University of Michigan in 2003, he worked for a few years in Miyazaki, Japan before pursuing his ministerial studies at the Chuo Bukkyo Gakuin Buddhist Seminary in Kyoto. He began serving the Oxnard Buddhist Temple and Buddhist Church of Santa Barbara on April 1, 2010.

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Collective Intelligence vs. Extinction

@ VOL 6 ON JAN 31, 2013

Kevin Barron is IT Director at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, located at UCSB. He's been working in advanced network activities since 1983, including instigating the customer-owned CENIC network which connects all of K-20 and most gov't agencies in CA; he was the founder and chair of the Santa Barbara Broadband Coalition, and is generally the trouble-maker in chief when it comes to internet issues. He is a contributing author to two best-selling books on the internet, and has given many seminars, classes, and presentations on the subject of networking. 

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Funk Zone

@ VOL 6 ON JAN 31, 2013

Laura Inks and Clay Bodine talk about the Santa Barbara "Funk Zone," a neighborhood in the city with a strong creative community, where artists are free to experiment more freely. She looks at the process of gentrification, and the possible negative effects it can have on the creative people who often turned the neighborhood into the trendy area that attracted the larger developments in the first place.

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The Sanshin

@ VOL 6 ON JAN 31, 2013

Travis Seifman talks about the sanshin, a traditional Okinawan string instrument, explaining both how and why he learned to play the instrument. He goes over the history of the instrument, its construction, and its use in traditional Okinawan music, demonstrating some of the different styles of music along the way.

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The El Tigre Nutrition Education Project

@ VOL 6 ON JAN 31, 2013

Michael Marzolla is an emeritus youth development educator, retired from the University of California’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. As young man, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Central America from 1973-’77. His original assignment was in the highlands of Guatemala, working with agricultural cooperatives, school and community gardens and nutrition education projects, His final assignment was with INCAP (The Institute for Nutrition of Central America and Panama) located in Guatemala City, where he served as a team-member working on an applied nutrition research project located in El Salvador. His presentation tonight is illustrated with his historic photographs that were used to help design and document the effort. 

Daniel Montello
in Santa Barbara
Kevin Barron
in Santa Barbara
Travis Seifman
in Santa Barbara