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Bill Fox

in Northern Virginia

Insights from a Higher Perspective

PRESENTED ON OCT 24, 2013
IN BALTIMORE, MD @ VOL 1

Whereas most people became weary of airplanes after September 11th, Bill Fox decided to take up his childhood dream of flying. He became a pilot and then flew over a volcano. While flying over the volcano he learned that living life to the fullest is a lot like being a volcano.

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Island Sky

BY RICHARD GRODEN
@ VOL 15 ON APR 20, 2012

Richard Groden is one of the founders of Island Sky. In his presentation, he talks about its project to extract water from air and turn it into pure drinking water for areas where water is scarce or contaminated. Their goal is not just to produce drinkable water, but also to educate people on the important of sustainability in developing countries. (in English)
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Flying

BY MARK COOK
@ VOL 20 ON DEC 05, 2013

Pilot Mark Cook really enjoys his job. Despite the difficulties that bad weather can bring, nothing compares to flying at 200 miles per hour and getting to see the sunset up close. In his own words, "aviation is where I live, and life is just a place where I spend time between flights."

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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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I Believe I Can Fly

BY JAMES PHARAOH
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 05, 2014

James Pharaoh tells us about the joys of real flight and flight simulation and being inspired by the loss of a loved one.

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Lava Flows

BY SCOTT ROWLAND
@ VOL 22 ON DEC 12, 2014

Scott Rowland gained his love for the outdoors from the Hawai‘i Service Trip Program, and in college was happy to find a major (Geology & Geophysics) that involved being outdoors. He has been researching and teaching about lava flows at UH for more years than he wants to think about, but never tires of seeing them, flowing or not, in the field.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 11, 2015.

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Blue Sky West Coast Modern

BY BO HELLIWELL AND KIM SMITH
@ VOL 4 ON JUN 07, 2016

Based in West Vancouver since 1989, Bo Helliwell and Kim Smith from Blue Sky Architecture have built works in the Lower Mainland, the mountains, islands, and valleys of British Columbia, as well as national and international projects. First established in 1975 as Blue Sky Design on Hornby Island, they have evolved a design approach that is humane and works poetically and economically with site, local materials, climate and program.

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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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When Flying Was Cool

BY RYAN BIZIOREK
@ VOL 41 ON MAR 07, 2017

Ryan Biziorek remembers the days when flying was the most romantic way to travel.  For him, it still is.

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Have a safe flight!

BY CSILLA SZABO
@ VOL 34 ON JAN 30, 2018

We fly more often than before but seldom think about the people who actually make it possible for us, besides the pilots and stewardesses. Air traffic controllers are behind the scenes; their role is crucial for our family visits, business trips or dream holidays.

Csilla Szabó started working with air traffic controllers over a year ago and is fascinated by their work. In this presentation, she takes us into the world of air traffic controllers and tells us what she has learned from them.