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Craig Werner

in Madison, WI

Beyond Camelot: The Mythic Memory of the Sixties

PRESENTED ON FEB 16, 2017
IN MADISON, WI @ VOL 21

From JFK's Camelot to Martin Luther King's, "I Have a Dream" speech to protestors spitting on Vietnam veterans, the cultural memory of the Sixties rests firmly on a foundation of politically-motivated myth. In this presentation, Craig Werner juxtaposes familiar and surprising images of the decade to reveal some of the complications behind the myths. 

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Memory Space

BY CARO AND MIKE
IN BERLIN

Caro and Mike did a live performance with tape recorder, voice and sound effects: An audio visual work in progress about isolation and memory of the human body & spirit in the context of empty, abandoned spaces and places. They used the setting of a former Russian military base in the town of Wünsdorf to re-tell their story of ghosts that reappear in the form of voices, images and sounds. Kind of spooky!

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King Magnus Ladulas

BY ANJA PRAESTO
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 06, 2013

Anja Praesto, an expert in Swedish history and tourism development, presents the story about the ancient Swedish king Magnus Ladulås, and what was discovered when archeologists opened his grave. (in Swedish) 

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The Silk King - The Mystery Continues

BY JIM THOMPSON
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 24, 2014

Is it creepy for an old man to be collecting silks? You will need to watch this presentation by Jim Thompson, the self-claimed unknown heir to the Thai silk fortune. But be forewarned, the mystery may continue.

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Only Memory

BY TAMIM AL-KADASI
@ VOL 4 ON AUG 30, 2014

Tamim Al-Kadasi speaks about his experiance with memory loss and how he has adapted to the challenges of losing 3 years of his life's experiences.

"Presentation of the Day" on October 9, 2014.

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Fragile Memory

BY KIMBERLEY WADE
@ VOL 21 ON MAY 19, 2015

Presented by Kimberley Wade

A look at how you memory can play tricks on you, even under gun fire!

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Worte die die Welt bewegten

BY MICHAEL STEFFEL
@ VOL 25 ON APR 22, 2016

Michael Steffel stellt in seinem Vortrag wegweisende Reden berühmter Persönlichkeiten vor. Er spannt dabei einen Bogen von der griechischen Geschichte bis zu aktuellen Geschehnissen. Er zeigt mit seiner Präsentatio  die Macht gut formulierter Worte auf. 

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Who Killed the King

BY KOSTYA KIMLAT
@ VOL 18 ON JUL 08, 2016

"I am going to tell you a true story, that I made up."

In "Who Killed the King" from PechaKucha Night Orlando Vol. 18, Magician Extraordinaire Kostya Kimlat embarks on a fun-filled journey into the hidden stories that lie in plain sight in a deck of playing cards. Kostya goes on to share his mindblowing theory about the card of King of Hearts with us, touching on the European history, the history of card making and his own assumptions.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on May 26th, 2017.

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Luther

BY TORSTEN KRANNICH
@ VOL 28 ON MAR 10, 2017

Thorsten Krannich erklärt humorvoll und interessant, wie Martin Luther gewirkt hat. Er zeigt beschreibt Herkunft, Arbeit und Wirkung des großen Reformators. 

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Title: 1968 – The Year that Shattered Akron

BY DAVE LIEBERTH
@ VOL 10 ON FEB 09, 2018

Akron has been having the conversation on race since 1851. Few young people are aware that following the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968, Akron experienced the violence that infected so many American cities – disillusioned young black men rioting, attacking the businesses of white merchants, confronting police. In Akron, a thousand National Guard troops quelled the disturbances after 6 nights of rioting. Black leaders came together to respond. A commission was formed to assess the reasons for the violence. Dave Lieberth offers a thorough overview of the mayhem and discrimination in Akron in 1968.