SITEWIDE Search Results: “Coral Reef”
The Bee Cafe, Publika
Mar 07, 2012
Sep 07, 2013
Powered by PechaKucha
Jul 28, 2013
Sep 03, 2015
Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House
Jun 10, 2016
Nov 28, 2017
Townsville @ Dancenorth
BY DANIEL CHURCHMAN
@ VOL 2
ON AUG 09, 2013
Daniel Churchman gives a talk on coral reefs. They are an extremely important part of our ecosystem. Cyanobacteria, which creates some reefs, create 70% of the oxygen we breathe. Coral reefs are not studied or talked about enough; the first symposium on cold water reefs was not done until 2000. Due to global warming, we may be the generation that talks about their extinction.
Life on the Great Barrier Reef
BY DAVID WACHENFELD
@ VOL 4
ON SEP 07, 2013
"When I dive in the Great Barrier Reef, there is such a sensation of peace and tranquility and a sense of connection with nature. It is one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had anywhere in the world."
In "Life on the Great Barrier Reef" from PechaKucha Night Townsville Vol. 4, David Wachefeld speaks on his favorite aspects of the barrier reefs: the fish, its abstract patterns and color, and his emotional connections to it.
In our time of ever growing environmental awareness to the degradation of coral reefs, David ignores the negativity of controversial issues related to the Great Barrier Reef but instead focuses on its beauty and his fascination with the countless species of wildlife therein.
Reef Ecologic - Great reef people,from explorers to guardians.
BY ADAM SMITH
@ VOL 9
ON SEP 03, 2015
Adam Smith loves the ocean and is a scientist, manager and leader who is keen to work with great people to protect and ensure the sustainable use of our precious coral reef systems.
Reef Corals and Fractals
The Great Seabirds of the Reef and the Grief of Oil Spills and Ships
BY MALCOLM TURNER
@ VOL 9
ON SEP 03, 2015
Ornithologist and bird nerd Malcolm Turner extols how seabirds are a glorious part of the Great Barrier Reef, but have problems weightier than their feathers.
BY TONY DAVIS
@ VOL 7
ON MAR 09, 2017
Tony Davis volunteered with the Roatan Marine Park in Honduras, a non-profit conservations organization, trying to preserve and reduce the destruction of its surrounding and still vibrant reef system. One of his jobs with the organization was working with snorkelers visiting on cruise ships to the island, and trying to educate them about reef-safe snorkeling techniques that would both preserve reef health and prevent personal injury.
Anatomy of a Discovery
BY DR. RICH PYLE
@ VOL 30
ON MAY 05, 2017
Dr. Richard Pyle of Bishop Museum uses high-tech diving gear to explore deep coral reefs. He will tell the story behind the discovery of a new species of endemic Hawaiian fish, and its relationship to one of the largest protected areas on Earth.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Flyer for PKN Bali Vol. 6
Bali is readying things for its upcoming PechaKucha Night Vol. 6, set to take place August 6 as part of the Sanur Village Festival. We've included some details about the festival, sent to us from PKN Bali organizer Arief Budiman. Sanur Village Festival set for August 4 – 8, 2010 taking place at Segara Ayu beach and Inna Grand Bali Beach Sanur. “Saha Nuhur” is preferred for this year’s theme of the festival that literally means “the passion to visit a holy place” and later become the name of “Sanur”. With its popularity we believe that Sanur Village Festival will attract more visitors to the island of Bali this year and more importantly to map this event in the world of tourism calendar. This year, Sanur Village Festival agenda are classic highlights of Bazaar & Food Festival, Jazz Festival, and 6th Sanur Golf Tournament as well as our most anticipated Street Parade. The International Kite Festival and Jukung Festival would definitely sensate the spectators with their artistic creations and breathtaking races. There will be another rejuvenate of our program, with the relocation of our Mass Yoga program to a serene Yoga Village. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Replant, & Recovery (5R) (Action! is an important part of Sanur Village Festival 2010 . It aims to encourage the concrete actions of the people of Bali as well as all of the citizens of the earth to help extend the age of the earth. Reduce, reuse, recycle, plant back, and restore are the five simple activities which could bring miracle on earth if carried out continuously and simultaneously. Activities undertaken include tree planting neem Intaran / neem (Azaridachta indica); the planting of coral reefs; the release of hatchlings (young turtles); beach clean ups activities, and environmental exhibitions.
Young Filmmaker Shines at PKN Coquitlam
We've had a few very young presenters participate at PechaKucha Nights before -- you may remember when we covered PKN Providence's Shae Janiga -- and here's another amazing young girl presenting at her first PKN, 11-year-old filmmaker Miranda Andersen, who presented at last night's PKN in Coquitlam Vol. 2. Organizer Helen Daniels shares this bio of Miranda which we post below, and here's also a link to a piece on her from The Now (where the photo was taken from). We're also very happy to note that Miranda is just back from LA, where she accepted a prize for her film on Mary Hagedorn.My name is Miranda Andersen. I am ll years old. I made my first film when I was 9. It started as a writing project on heroes. Since my hero was local I wanted to take the project a step further and turn it into a film. After that, every Monday afternoon after school, my teacher helped me to learn about making movies using iMovie. It was entered in the My Hero Film Festival in California and I won. My next film was a short silent on the same subject, Ruth Foster (I worked with Ruth as a volunteer at the Mossom Creek Hatchery in Port Moody). I did this film to fit the criteria for an Earth Day Canada competition. It won a best overall award. Last year I sat on a film jury in Vancouver and entered one of my films at the festival as well and won best screenplay. When I was 10 I got interested in a scientist named Mary Hagedorn who is a marine biologist with the Smithsonian Institute who is trying to save coral using cryogenics. I went to Hawaii to interview her and she gave me a tour of the facility she works at and an interview. Then I worked at home on school days on my teacher's laptop to complete this movie. Next I made another movie on Mary for a whole different festival (Planet in Focus) and it was screened in Toronto - I even got paid for it. I've finished another short silent on Mary for this year's Earth Day Canada festival. I enjoy making all these films and I already have some ideas for future ones. I think of myself as a artist first and a filmmaker second. I take art lessons and love to paint, draw and do anything crafty.
Charlotte Mints Their Vol. 9
Creative Loafing, Charlotte, North Carolina's news and entertainment source on the web, has published a post on PKN Charlotte's recent Vol. 9. The event was held on March 21, and featured 11 presenters. Here's a tidbit from Creative Loafing Charlotte's rundown of the topics: The Machine: The collective group of artists performed an experimental piece about human nature, the meaning of life, and the mystery of existence. Two ladies dressed as nurses cared for a man, fighting against his confines, and the scene closed with a chilling rendition of "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)." Natalie Abrams: An encaustic artist (who will be an artist in resident at McColl Center for Visual Art in the future), Abrams shared her story about her hand injury and taking up art in different forms, including hot wax works and reef. She explores the relationships between different organic structures and the beauty found outside of urban environments. Creative Loafing Charlotte has also posted a slideshow of photographs from the evening; take a gander at the full gallery. (photos by Jeaumane McIntosh) Check out the post for a full description of the speaker's presentations.
PechaKucha Night Townsville Volume 4
Another inspirational and fun night travelling through Antarctica, via the beautiful Great Barrier Reef in a small car to a small house overlooking the Strand Ephemera!
Life on the Great Barrier Reef
Did you know: the Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest living structure! In our time of ever growing environmental awarenes to the degadation of coral reefs, David Wachefeld forgoes the controversial issues and instead focuses on the Great Barrier Reef's beauty, and his fascination with the countless species of wildlife therein. In "Life on the Great Barrier Reef" from PKN Townsville Vol. 4 David speaks on his favorite aspects of the barrier reefs: the fish, its abstract patterns and color, and his emotional connections to it.
Documenting Sunken Ship Sites
"I do exploration and documentation of shipwrecks and sunken aircrafts"In Documenting Sunken Ship Sites from Jackson, MS, Vol. 7 Kelly Gleason, PHD, an underwater archaeologist for NOAA in Honolulu, HI, describes how artefacts become historical record which in turn can create connection with our stories and civilisation as a whole. One shipwreck discovery, the Two Brothers, is significant because it tells more of the story that inspired the novel, Moby Dick. She indeed shows us how all of these discoveries coming from a remote reef in the northwest Hawaiian islands do have significance to us all.Enjoy
PechaKucha Night Townsville Volume 9, REEF
Millions of tourists visit the reef each year to experience this complex paradise, teeming with life above and below the water - we got to experience a rich part of our landscape, the inspiration, challenges, blemishes and tenacity that our reef holds for all of us. A big thank you to all of our champions of the reef! Come and join us for VOL. 10 on December 3 for some more about the reef, love, design and other things... "In the Great Barrier Reef, corals set the patterns of life from end to end," says Charlie Veron
Jewel of North Queensland
We came together with the common bond for all things creative and community. We believe in the power of shared story; rewarding or challenging, humorous or heart-wrenching, all are worthy of our attention." In Jewel of North Queensland from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 134, presenters Cathy-Ann Kerr and Angie Quinn share their home city of Cairns and the spirit of it's people that make the community so special there. From their proximity to the great barrier reef, to their culturally rich heritage, from their deep connection to their natural world, to the busting art and nightlife scene, the city provides so much that the great land down under has to offer. With a such an abundance of passionate people, beautiful landscape, and creative talent, PechaKucha Night Cairns is in an optimal location to bring people together.
PK People: Boyne, Keith, and Tania
Boyne, Keith, and Tania (and pup, 'Tropical Charlie'): PechaKucha's Organizers in sunny Townsville, Queensland. Living as architects, working as farmers, studying as scholars, and creating as poets and artists, this laid back funky bunch stays well off the beaten path, and engaged everyday with beauty, fragility, and inspiration that Coral Sea and it's treasured Great Barrier Reef brings to their shores. Keeping their hands to the dirt, irons to the fire, and spirit to the winds, they bring intention to their unique PKNs in Townsville, focusing in on preservation, conservation, and living in harmony with the landscape, and it's inhabitants. And no PKN is complete without a committee (read: community)! Big shout out to Sandy McCathie, Yoshie Kenny, Kaz Hauser and Karen Metcalfe, and don't forget Dave Sewell, pizza cook extraordinaire! Thank you all for everything you do to bring the spirit of PechaKucha to Townsville!
Artistic Encounters with Plastiglomerate, Derelict Fishing Gear, and other Pacific Plastic Flotsam
“He mimes geological compression, squeezing all of the detritus together to make a post-consumerist stone.” In Artistic Encounters with Plastiglomerate, Derelict Fishing Gear, and other Pacific Plastic Flotsam from PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol. 27, Jan Dickey, UHM MFA candidate, and Jaimey Hamilton Faris, UHM Associate Professor of Contemporary Art and Critical Theory, will talk about how art engages with the environmental impact of plastic trash in the Pacific Ocean. They will introduce the work of three artists: Kelly Jazvac’s “readymade” plastiglomerate (a newly designated geologic formation of sand, coral, and plastic); Maika’i Tubbs’ attempts to replicate platiglomerate’s geology; and Mary Babcock’s weavings of plastic fishing line found on the shores of the Hawaiian Islands.