PechaKucha Presentation

Bergallo & Altri Animali


A format to make science popular through entertainment. A variety. A monthly meeting which has taken place at La Claque (teatro della Tosse) in Genoa throughout the year 2014 and which has been dedicated to the understanding of the world of animals, with special guests and music. A comic show with a specific subject, that tells which are the dynamics of a group and which are the individual behaviours that make us similar -and feel different at the same time- to all the other living forms of this piece of earth. Insects, fishes, monkeys, reptiles, dinosaurs and fantasy animals like the "elephunk" (an elephant which loves the funky music): all the beasts are recalled to explain the complex dynamics that rule our relationships. On stage: musicians, biologists, scientists of the Robotic School in Genoa  with drones and robots, dancers, actors, comedians, dragqueen and whatever contributes to tell the story of each episode through the show.

Photography of  Donato Aquaro.

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Entertainment as Marketing

@ VOL 2 ON MAY 18, 2012

Angelina Sahlgren Söder is a fantastic artist and entertainment consultant, and in her presentation she talks about entertainment as marketing, covering everything from a magnificent show on a truck for Volvo to her passion for dance, music and retro/vintage entertainment production.

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An Adventure in Cohabitation

@ VOL 27 ON NOV 05, 2013

Carla Gould, designer and researcher in Toronto, demonstrates her passion for animal and human cohabitation by focusing on the relationship between pigeons and urban city dwellers to show that we are more similar and essential to each other than we realized. Through her experiences on case studies and research projects, she takes these similarities and challanges us to expand our awareness of the animals that we share the earth with. 


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@ VOL 10 ON OCT 31, 2014

Laboratori, conferenze, mostre e spettacoli hanno risvegliato anche quest’anno la passione per la scienza e la solita, travolgente, voglia di imparare. Come con la conferenza sul Bosone di Higgs che ha attirato una folla da stadio, o con la lezione di meccanica quantistica che si è addirittura dovuta trasferire in piazza Matteotti con il pubblico sulla scalinata di Palazzo Ducale. Quest'anno il Paese ospite è stato la Francia, ma sono venute in visita anche delegazioni da Cina, Giappone, Turchia e Russia. Grazie
all'appoggio e alla collaborazione dell'Ambasciata di Francia in Italia e del Ministero dell’Istruzione Superiore e della Ricerca, il Festival ha ospitato alcuni dei testimoni delle migliori realtà scientifiche e imprenditoriali d'oltralpe. A partire dall’inaugurazione con Serge Haroche, premio Nobel per la fisica e direttore del Collège de France.

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A GARA COL TEMPO SENZA OROLOGIO – La Percezione del Tempo Negli Animali e Bambini.

@ VOL 10 ON OCT 31, 2014

This project have been presented to the 12th edition of Genoa Science Festival, as a playful lab for kids. Do animals have perception of the time? According to some scientists, only humans have a real memory, while the other animals have a perception of the time limited or episodic. A different perception of time can have different utilities according to escape strategy, communication or feeding. Time and its perception are not relative only on physics books! This happens in a lot of very small animals, for example the flies that perceive the world with a slow motion effect.

In other species the perception of time is connected to their movement in the space, as in case of dolphin and bats biosonar. Children are conducted in a fascinating “time travel” in their time perceptions, from the perception that themselves have, to try out what other animals fell of time, according to the different utility in the survival strategies.

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Oshaberi, A Painting Show

@ VOL 7 ON NOV 29, 2014

Artist Toshiyuki Kato discusses his art and painting performances, which often depict very colorful animals. He sometimes works with charitable causes, especially those involving children.

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Proscenio Teatro

@ VOL 2 ON NOV 26, 2015

Proscenio Teatro es una fundación enfocada a la creación, realización y difusión de montajes teatrales y escénicos que, de manera didáctica e innovadora, contribuyen a la formación ciudadana, a la apropiación de valores, al fomento de una vida saludable y al diseño de estrategias comerciales para el mercadeo y promoción de proyectos y productos institucionales entre la ciudadanía.   


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The Arcada Theatre with Onesti Entertainment

@ VOL 4 ON AUG 11, 2016

In 2005, Ron Onesti took over the Arcada Theatre, a 900-seat vaudeville theater in St. Charles, Illinois, that opened 90 years ago, in 1926. He restored the theatre to its original splendor and now uses it to showcase local and national talent in the far western suburbs of Chicago. The Arcada Theatre is now the No. 1 live-music venue in the Midwestern United States with more than 200 shows annually.

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Screen Print, Sequential Art, and Illustration

@ VOL 29 ON FEB 17, 2017

C.M.Butzer is a cartoonist, illustrator, and printmaker who lives and works in Hilo, Hawaii. His work spans many genres and media from the anthropomorphic absurd silkscreen prints and comics  to heavily researched historical illustrations and graphic novels. Almost all of these projects begin and end with ample application of ink. Butzer is currently working on a graphic novel about the 1964 civil rights act and his ongoing comic series of punk rock cats “KITTENS”

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The Top 15 Pieces of Theater that Influenced My Life

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 09, 2018

Bill Derry has collected programs from nearly 1000 performances! In this story he shares the 15 most influential pieces of theater --- those that most impacted his memories, emotions and thoughts. He tries to demonstrate that theater is much more than entertainment!