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George Kourounis

Storm Chaser/Adventurer in Toronto

Chasing Storms

PRESENTED ON JAN 22, 2013
IN TORONTO @ VOL 20

George Kourounis is a global explorer, adventurer, storm chaser, and host of the Angry Planet TV series. Hold on tight as he shares some of his most dramatic tales and images from numerous up-close encounters with the most dangerous forces of nature from around the world.

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

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Chasing The American Dream

BY JEN SOONG
@ VOL 20 ON OCT 04, 2013

Jen Soong traveled around the world to various developing countires, learned about the hardships they faced, and discovered that Atlanta has the fourth largest refugee resettlement community in the United States. She had an idea on how to help them. She presented her idea at an idea contest called Plywood Presents, and won. She then hired 4 seamstresses and they began making and selling new products. They give back to the community with every sale.

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The Volcanos in Our Backyard

BY ALASTAIR JAMIESON
@ PKN_AKL_SPECIAL EDITION ON MAR 28, 2014

"Auckland's pretty unique, its the only city in the world build on a volcanic field of it's kind."

In The Volcanos in Our Backyard from PechaKucha Night Auckland Special Edition, Ecologist and photographer Alastair Jamieson speaks on the numerous volcanoes that make up the urban and suburban landscapes of Auckland, as well as how the results of their eruptions have benefited the community over the years. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 25th, 2017.  

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Chasing Aurora

BY JUDITH CONNING
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 13, 2014

Judith Conning's passion involves travelling to and indulging in an environment that many of us could not even imagine. North of the arctic circle there exist lands of ice and snow that are invisible to our consciousness but contain a way of life that is unique and is home to the magic that is the Aurora Borealis.

"Presentation of the Day" on October 7, 2014.

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Chasing Ghosts: The Business of Independent Films

BY MICHAEL VERRECHIA
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 31, 2015

Michael Verrechia talks about how making a documentary about a group of star video game players from the '80s that opened to wide acclaim at Sundance is just the start of the story. What happens afterwards is when things get really interesting. Including a lunch date with Kevin Spacey.

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Ubu

BY GEORGE PARKER
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 30, 2015

Pataphysicist Ubu, the guardian of the Gym, storms the stage to give the audience an education on the surreal

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Adopt the Pace of Nature

BY BRIANNA LAMBERSON
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 12, 2016

"Adopt the pace of nature. Hersecret is patience." -  Ralph Waldo Emerson

In this presentation Brianna Larmberson explains how by adopting the pace of nature we can learn to be patient with ourselves in a culture that is anything but.

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Chasing Artwork

BY JUSTIN CURRIE
@ VOL 28 ON NOV 24, 2016

Justin Currie Is an internationally-recognized artist who has worked with Blizzard, Warhammer, Nickelodeon, Disney, and is a regular guest of comic conventions across Canada and the United States. His first creator-owned project, Cassie and Tonk, won the Manitoba Book Award for graphic novels. www.chasingartwork.deviantart.com   

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Hoedads, Volcano, and Quilt

BY HOWARD HOROWITZ
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 18, 2017

 Howard Horowitz worked with his wife Ann worked as tree planters at Mt. St. Helens after it erupted in 1980. Ann sewed a series of quilt pieces about forestry work while it was happening.

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Nature Not Nudes

BY JENNIE WEBBER
@ VOL 31 ON AUG 15, 2018

Drawn to nature, artist Jennie Webber set up life drawing events with a difference, instead of nudes, people draw live animals.