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Megan Aiken

13 Things You Didn't Know About Moshe Feldenkrais

PRESENTED ON OCT 09, 2013
IN CHRISTCHURCH @ VOL 17

Megan Aiken begins by introducing a man named Moshe Feldenkrais. He was a refugee, a martial artist, a scientist, and a chiropractor. Megan started taking violen lessons when she was a kid, but soon developed back problems. Rather than undergoing surgery, she decided to pursue a treatment method developed by Feldenkrais and had good results.

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Everything You Know About Video Games Is Wrong

BY COLIN HARVEY
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 03, 2012

The title of writer and academic Colin Harvey's presentation pretty much says it all: "Everything You Know About Video Games Is Wrong." Colin goes through the history of video games -- from Pong all the way to current dog raising simulations -- and reveals a lot of unlikely truths. (in English)

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It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

BY WOLFGANG BRAUNER
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 20, 2014

Wolfgang Brauner talks about the various problems in our society, including the environmental impact of greenhouse gas emmissions and the depletion rates of frakking. There are many thing we must do to turn things around and make the earth a livable place. 

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2 or 3 Things I know about Wontonmeen

BY PATRICIA CHOI
@ VOL 24 ON AUG 04, 2015

Patricia Choi is an interior architect and design educator. She is also the founder of two Hong Kong-centric enterprises: one is design-based and focuses on local day-to-day objects and street mentality; the other, a creative residence for short and long-term stays which offers an alternative authentic HK experience.

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Did You Know?

BY LEW BLANK
@ VOL 15 ON NOV 05, 2015

There are a lot of misconceptions in our world, and a lot of important and surprising things we’ve never heard of. This presentation sheds light on what we don’t know but should about the past, present, and future.

Presenter, Lew Blank, is a filmmaker, actor, advocate within the social justice community, a vegan, and most importantly, a kid.

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Cricket But Were Afraid To Ask

BY EMERSON WILSHIER
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 31, 2016

Have you ever wondered: Who was 'The Don'? What is a wicket? How do you bowl? and does facial hair help? Why on earth do people play the second most popular sport in the world? Australian Emerson Wilshier, graphic designer at Elkemo design and self confessed cricket tragic is here tonight, to explain "Everything You Wanted To Know About Cricket But Were Afraid To Ask"

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Want to know about upholstery - come talk to Jude and Hannah!

BY HANNAH STANTON
@ VOL 13 ON APR 27, 2017

Jude Dennis and Hannah Stanton share a passion for upholstery and together they are the Second Sitters!

Who know there were so many wonderful upholsterers in the UK and what magical things they create - didn't know? Well watch and listen and discover!

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5 Things We Want our 40 Year-Old Selves to Know

BY JULIA SUN
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 09, 2017

“You are not going to be applauding yourself for living a stable and steady life. Instead you are going to remember going outside of your comfort zone and doing crazy things!”

Julia Sun and Tania Kwan, graduating high school students, have 5 life lessons to share with their 40 year old selves despite their young age to remind us about the important things that we often seem to forget about.

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10 Things you Didn’t Know About the Clitoris

BY RACHAEL LAURENCE
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 31, 2018

Life coach Rachael Laurence is blowing minds with an unmissable final presentation for PechaKucha Chelmsford Vol. 1.

Rachael is a facilitator and coach with a passion for helping people reconnect: with themselves, with others and with their wider environment. The stresses of modern living - its busyness and complexity, its relentless pace - leaving many of us feeling alienated, disconnected and overwhelmed.

Presentation No. 9 takes us on a journey about the clitoris: it's discovery, loss, and rediscovery. The anatomical structure and it's portrayal in art and culture across the ages.

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20 things I hate about you...

BY STEFFEN RASMUSSEN
@ VOL 37 ON JUN 21, 2018

Steffen Rasmussen, back with his second presentation of the evening, is in the grumpy corner with this one. He shares with us 20 things he cannot stand - ranging from certain parts of politics to people who love football. You are sure to relate to at least one of these!