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John Firth

in College Station

Connections

PRESENTED ON SEP 29, 2015
IN BRYAN @ VOL 4

John Firth discusses seeing and sharing connections, in science, art, music, and people, and facilitating ideas and creativity through connections.

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How To Be An Independent Farmer in Central Texas

BY LINDA PEREZ
@ VOL 6 ON MAY 24, 2012

"I'm very glad ranching was my had to do's and I'm very glad I did it."

In "How To Be An Independent Farmer in Central Texas" from PechaKucha Night San Antonio Vol. 6, Linda Perez describes her journey in becoming a rancher. She was born and raised in San Antonio. Over the course of her life, she has cleaned hominid fossils and taught secondary school in Kenya, done research at Harvard University and conducted a health care survey in the Andes Mountains, helped initiate sustainable agriculture and rural businesses in Zambia and assisted in HIV/AIDS awareness & prevention in Swaziland. Since 1993, she has overseen the development of a herd of Beefmaster cattle on her 300-acre L&M Ranch, 40 minutes south of San Antonio. Her presentation focuses on her life as an independent, organic farmer in the heart of Texas. 

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艺术与城市的联系 The Connections Between Arts and Cities

BY ZHAOHAO LEE
@ VOL 16 ON DEC 21, 2013

李肇豪用非常好的想法去用画作将艺术,城市,生活联系在了一起。

Zhaohao Lee use excellent thoughts to use drawings to link among arts, cities in lives.

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Entrepreneurship at Texas A&M

BY RICHARD LESTER
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 10, 2015

A look at what the students are doing in the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship at Texas A&M. The A&M also introduces many big players in teaching and developing young entrepreurs.  

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Connections and Collaboration

BY PETER WILLIAMS
@ VOL 26 ON DEC 01, 2015

Peter Williams shares his thoughts on the value of social capital, saying "yes," looking for ways to connect and collaborate, and how Hong Kong is networking nirvana.

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Reap What You Sow: Connections between Land and Sea

BY PAUL COSTELLO
@ VOL 11 ON MAR 03, 2016

Paul Costello's work involves monitoring of water quality and reef health on the inshore GBR for the Marine Monitoring Program (MMP). Here to discuss human influences on both maters and the importance of communicating the findings of the MMP. 

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Embrace Mistakes, Laughter, and Connections

BY JANICE BANNISTER
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 05, 2016

Mistakes are a wonderful part of life. You can't prepare or plan for them.

Janice Bannister shares a journey through Scientific and personal mistakes that lead to new inventions and new connections in her life. And how laughter is always the best way to cope with life's mistakes.

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Chemical Connections

BY BETH TAYLOR
@ VOL 21 ON MAR 01, 2018

Beth Taylor asks:

How do parents form bonds with their children?

Why on earth do women go through childbirth more than once?

Why is it more common for women to want to cuddle after sex than men?

How can I make other people give me their money?

How can I make people trust me more?

Why does my mum love the dog more than me?

When can I legally play with a woman’s nipples?

If you want to know the answers to any of these age old questions, and more, watch this talk!

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I know a Woman: The inspiring connections between the women who have shaped our world

BY KATE HODGES
@ VOL 9 ON MAR 08, 2018

Journalist and author Kate Hodges maps the associations between Patti Smith, Mae Jemison, Leonora Carrington, and many more amazing women in her beautiful new book.

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Gojira (Godzilla) Cold War Connections

BY CHRISTINE HAYS
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 03, 2018

Christine Hays asks, do you know that popular culture reflects a particular group of individuals' psychological fears and fantasies? One excellent example is 1954 Japan and it's mega hit "Gojira (Godzilla)" Come find out what that film REALLY represented to Japanese society and what our modern version of "Godzilla" reveals about America today.