PechaKucha Presentation

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Martin Barret

High Art


Artist and climber Martin Barret takes us on a high level tour of his inspirations - and contemplates how it might be nice to die from a bespoke object!

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Knee High Media


Tokyo veteran Lucas Badtke-Berkow treats us to an introduction of all the publishing adventures he's had in Japan through his company, Knee High Media. The company has been the brain and creative mechanism behind some of Japan and the world’s most innovative and influential magazines: Japanese culture magazineTOKION (1996), kids magazine MAMMOTH (2000), travel magazinePAPERSKY (2002), free paper Metro Min. (2002) and botanical magazines PLANTED & PLANTS + TV (2009). His activities are now beyond print media and he also organises and produces events such as "MAMMOTH POW-WOW", an outdoor music and camp festival for families, and the "PAPERSKY TOUR de NIPPON, an event to travel around Japan and promote Japan's rural community. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 22, 2013.

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About Orée: Elegant Reconciliation of Human and High Tech

@ VOL 103 ON MAY 29, 2013

These days, people tend to see high tech as being cold and impersonal. Orée, from southern France, on the contrary, delivers elegant, unique and long lasting tech objects that combine natural materials, traditional hand crafting techniques, and the latest technologies. (in Japanese) 

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Generating STEAM

@ VOL 1 ON NOV 25, 2014

Bart Taylor is a robotics and technology high school teacher in Bryan College Station Texas. He discusses the importance of adding an "A" to "Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math" (STEM) to generate  STEAM: "Science, Technology, Engineering, ARTS, and Math."

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Flying high on life

@ VOL 14 ON AUG 12, 2015

Kathy Gruver is an award-winning author and the host of the national TV show based on her first book, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet (winner Beverly Hills Book Awards). She has earned her PhD in Natural Health and has authored two books on stress: Body/Mind Therapies for the Bodyworker and, Conquer Your Stress with Mind/Body Techniques (Winner Indie Excellence Awards, Beverly Hills Book Awards, Global E-book Awards, Irwin Awards, Finalist for the USA Best Books Award). Her latest book, Journey of Healing will be released this summer. She has studied mind/body medicine at the famed Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard Medical School and pursued further education at The National Institutes of Health. Gruver has been featured as an expert in numerous publications including Glamour, Fitness, Time, More, Women, Wall Street Journal, CNN, WebMD, Prevention, Huffington Post,, Ladies Home Journal, Women, Massage and Bodywork magazine, and Massage Magazine. She has written dozens of health and wellness articles and contributing posts. Dr. Gruver has appeared as a guest expert on over 250 radio and TV shows including NPR, SkyNews London, Morning Blend in Las Vegas, CBS Radio, and Lifetime Television, and has done over 150 educational lectures around the country for everyone from nurses in the Middle East to 911 dispatchers in New Orleans, corporations around the US and teachers in her own backyard. For fun and stress relief Dr. Gruver does flying trapeze and hip hop dance.More information can be found at 

Even as children we looked into the sky and thought about the birds flying overhead and how cool it would be to be them. Join Kathy Gruver on the adventure of a lifetime as you jump off the 30 ft platform with her and fly high through the air on the trapeze. After 2 1/2 years of experience, multiple rigs around the country, dozens of catches and one emergency room visit experience the ins and outs of the art of flying trapeze and it's parallel to your life.

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Ballet, Pulp Fantastic Genre Masquerading as High Art... (or How I Got my Husband to Appreciate Ballet)

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2016

Mattie Do challenges the conception of ballet as high art and presents the horror film aspects of ballet. Mattie is a classically trained ballet dancer turned filmmaker living in Vientiane, Laos.

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High Rise Godiva

@ VOL 26 ON JUL 05, 2016

Adrian Baynes is an artist and architect who has been creating buildings, interiors, products & artwork since 1983. He prides himself on his playful creativity - and to be honest, he has a slight Lady Godiva obsession! In this talk, about his City Arcadia micro-commission he describes his proposal for a citizen's scissor-lift to enable us all to get up close and personal with Lady Godiva and other high-up public artwork around the city.

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Rethinking High School: The Edison Initiative

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 12, 2016

Richard Foster, a local architect and the Director of Design at Lewis Group Architects, will introduce the XQ Super School Project. As part of this competition, Lewis Group Architects is leading a team of local educators and thinkers to develop a school that redefines the way we educate in America.

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The Pitfalls of High-Stakes Photography

@ VOL 11 ON MAY 20, 2016

“My portraits are inspired by 16th century european paintings...I strive to make something epic.”

In "The Pitfalls of High-Stakes Photography", from PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol.11, commercial Photographer, Evan Kafka shares his amazing photos. He analyses the commonalities of photographing celebrities, babies and animals and illuminates the techniques he uses to get the best images from difficult situations.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Sunday, November 27th, 2016. 

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Photos From Quite High Up

@ VOL 8 ON OCT 26, 2017

Tony Dillon shares some of his favourite views from quite high up, little know facts about seagulls and a bit of physics and philosphy.