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Quidditch - The Fictional Game Redefining Sport

BY CHRIS RADOJEWSKI
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 09, 2016

"There's no other sport that I know that's as inclusive as quidditch. It's brought nerds to sport—nerds who have never played sports before. It's a gateway drug to sports and a healthy lifestyle."

Quidditch player and Team Canada Head Coach Chris Radojewski dispels some misconceptions about one of the world's fasting growing sports, Quidditch is indeed real—and it's growing, staking a reputation as fast and hard-hitting while paving the way for gender inclusivity in sport.

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Memorializing Northern Alberta Wildlife

BY SAMEER SINGH
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2017

Sameer Singh shares his idea for memorializing the devastating 2016 wildfires in Northern Alberta and the restoration of its communities. Listen as Sameer presents a compelling case for a crowd-funded statue of one of Northern Alberta's most iconic fictional characters and a symbol of resilience and regrowth: Wolverine.

 

SITEWIDE Search Results: “Fiction”

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Melbourne @ Bargoonga Nganjin North Fitzroy Library
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Collaborative Fiction Writing: We do it, We are Somewhat Crazy

BY CHRIS PAULS
@ VOL 11 ON NOV 20, 2014

Getting two people together to write a book is like getting three people together to make a baby.” We didn’t say that, Doug Moe said that. We can’t speak to the baby thing, but we can tell you how we pull off the writing.

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Science Fiction, Science Fact

BY ALASTAIR FAIRLEY
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 08, 2016

"These days, if you can think it, it's a pretty sure bet science is not going to be far behind"

In Science Fiction, Science Fact from PechaKucha Night Bexhill on Sea Vol. 2Alastair Fairley talks about the crossing (for better or worse) of science and fiction. How programmes such as Siri, Facetime and even the internet were once just ideas; fast forward and these very ideas have been fabricated into our everyday lives. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 30th, 2017. 

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Strain-ger than Fiction

BY RYANN AOUKAR
@ VOL 16 ON AUG 06, 2015

"I was in China, I was alone. I said 'How can I do it? How can I make it? I have 10 days in my hotel. Lets do something!'"

In Strain-ger than Fiction from PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 16, Ryann Aoukar summarizes the process of designing a product, prototyping it, marketing it, having it picked up by the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, failing to bring the product to the mass market, failing on Kickstarter, relaunching the product after a year, finally getting it made, getting it stolen 3 times in less than a month, getting featured with the founder of Alibaba in the Globe and Mail, and selling it in 32 countries around the world. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016. 

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Active Fiction: When Fiction Meets the Urban Core

BY JASPAL MARWAH
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Jaspal Marwah talks about his love for the urban fabric of the city and how, with the help of some friends and authors, he's helped create a real life "Choose your own adventure" through some of Vancouver's neighbourhoods. 

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Form Follows Fiction: How Story Drives Design

BY ALI ALSALEH
@ VOL 21 ON AUG 11, 2016

The creation of a bench through story.

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When History and Fiction Collide

BY DAVID ARENSTAM
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 10, 2016

David Arenstam is a teacher and writer. He received his undergraduate degree from Bates College and earned a master’s degree in journalism from Harvard University. He teaches at Thornton Academy in Saco, where he was a Maine Teacher of the Year finalist. As a journalist, David regularly contributes articles to local newspapers, magazines, and online media companies. He recently published his debut novel, “Homecoming: A Soldier’s Story of Loyalty, Courage, and Redemption.” Two weeks after its publication, David’s novel was nominated for the 2017 William E. Colby Award for emerging writers of military fiction or nonfiction. 

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Coworking: Fact vs Fiction

BY TIFFANIE MARK
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2017

When most people hear the term "coworking" their minds jump straight to tech startups and Ping-Pong tables. But, there is more to coworking than meets the eye. In this presentation, Tiffanie Mark digs into the heart of the shared space movement, providing a deeper look into one of the world's fastest growing industry.

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Flash Fiction on IG

BY CHRIS LEDOUX
@ VOL 32 ON FEB 15, 2018

Chris Ledoux is the author of a flash fiction (fiction that is very short) novel series on Instagram called 'The Burnt Sunset.' An apocalyptic, dystopian world is depicted and accompanied by eye-catching illustration.

Follow for more at @theburntsunset. 

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Big Subject, Great Stories: the Making of Lock & Load: Armed Fiction

BY DEIRDRA MCAFEE
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

Deirdra McAfee discusses how she and co-editor BettyJoyce Nash built a literary anthology—the only book in America helping us talk about guns.

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La science-fiction : un miroir de notre monde

BY MARC ATTALAH
@ VOL 6 ON NOV 01, 2018

Et si les récits d’invasions extraterrestres, de robots, de super-héros ou d’intelligences artificielles ne nous parlaient pas d’abord du futur, mais montraient le reflet peu glorieux de nos visages ou les transformations qui ont affecté nos identités ? La science-fiction, car c’est bien de cela qu’il s’agira dans cette performance, a souvent eu mauvaise presse : il est temps de corriger le tir et d’en montrer les richesses ! Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir sur la science-fiction en 6 minutes et 40 secondes ! »

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Tokyo, Portraits and Fictions

In our second presentation today, "Tokyo, Portraits and Fictions," the one and only Manuel Tardits (of architectural firm Mikan) takes us on a special tour of various Tokyo landscapes, by way of his new book. It was recorded at Tokyo's PechaKucha Night Vol. 89, part of the Global Cities Week.

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Marking the Tokyo Cityscape, Being Kind to Your Elders, and Checking in on Guimaraes

Presentations Here's how Nick Bruscia describes his presentation, "Marking the City," from last week's PKN Tokyo Vol. 92:An impromptu and ad-libbed Tokyo fiction deriving meaning from a mundane observation -- street annotations and mysterious tags, both written and physically placed. It is imagined that these tags embed another layer of information into the city by casting invisible perimeters within which encoded experiences are left behind and felt by others through ubiquitous mobile / augmented-reality devices. Tokyo is remapped through visual and physical sensations that overlap, fade away, and are activated by the weather or proximity, and offer an ephemerality akin to Tokyo's ever changing urban fabric.Our second presentation of the day is quite a different one. "Be kind to your elders" is a phrase we hear time and time again, and in "Building Bridges" (in Portuguese, from PKN Curitiba Vol. 1), Roseli Bassi talks about a project that has the goal of encouraging better interaction between young people and the elderly. Posters The new posters on our Tumblr blog today are for PKN Guimaraes Vol. 2, PKN Bucharest Vol. 9, PKN Moncton Vol. 5 (which happens tomorrow night), and PKN Toronto Vol. 16 (pictured above).  Photos and videos Today we take some time to share plenty of Guimaraes content, for the city's recent Vol. 2. As we just mentioned, the poster for the event was added to our Tumblr blog, and you'll also find two photo galleries, one with photos taken by Joao Octavio Peixoto (two of them are pictured above), and one by Luis Coelho and Joao Abreu [Facebook]. We already shared with you the promo video for the event (and we loved it so much we played it last week's PKN here in Tokyo), as well as the teaser, but here's also an intro for the presenters. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYd-HDj8roA And here's a lovely outdoor billboard ad for the event: Links A couple of event reports from around the web. "Chit-chatting about Japan" (on the recent D&AD "Japan" themed one-off PechaKucha event in London) [Haikugirl's Japan]"PechaKucha Night Dubai: The 11th Edition - A Convention of Creative Minds" [Khaleejesque]Calendar First, a reminder that tonight (June 6) you can catch the following events: PKN Coquitlam Vol. 7, PKN Bielefeld Vol. 10, PKN Genoa Vol. 2, PKN Aarhus Vol. 13, and PKN Edmonton Vol. 13. Tomorrow, look to these cities for some PKN satisfaction: PKN Eindhoven Vol. 2, PKN Moncton Vol. 5, and PKN Utrecht Vol. 4.

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Creating Legends

In today's Presentation of Day, "Creating Legends" from PKN Bangor, Maine Vol. 8, fiction writer Brad Beauregard discusses the way stories, legends, and tall tales help us revive the experience of the past, even if the past itself is lost in the process. By illustrating the details of some of the personal history that went into his fiction novel he explains just how history gets lost in the maturation of legends and the like.

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Fighting Mental Illness

"...Anxiety and depression do not define me, and I can overcome them." Anxiety affects a staggering number of people all over the world these days. In "Fighting Mental Illness", from PKN Hamilton Vol. 15 we see that the internet and its numerous manifestations (videos, blogs, games, fiction, communities) have helped many with mental illness find others and advice. Photographer and blogger Louise Hutt is out to change misconceptions that people have about these forms of media and advocates their power to initiate conversation that would otherwise could be considered taboo.

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Reading Makes You a Better Person

Reading reduces the symptoms associated with stress, and improves brain connectivity! Liz Myers and Andrea Cecchetto describe the benefits that reading fiction has on one's personal development. In "Reading Makes You a Better Person" from PKN Markham Vol. 4, we see that the simple luxury of reading a book can help you become a better person through the understanding of language and emotions. In addtion, reading fiction has been proven to improve social, memory, and language skills. 

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Intelligence and Mysteries

“Science fiction is inevitably science fact.” Science fiction author Jeremy Gosnell speaks on the current state of artificial intelligence and biotechnology. In “Intelligence and Mysteries” from PKN Accident Vol. 2, he goes into depth on some of science’s most impressive recent developments, and how many of these concepts make it into his exciting new book, The Terminal.

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Stories

Despite the stormy weather yesterday, we had a great event for our 4th Pecha Kucha Night at the Museum of Northwest Art. Thanks to everyone for having joined to listen to and discuss stories ranging from everyday life, to poetry, politics, science and science fiction. Presentations will be uploaded soon.

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A Mesozoic Misadventure

"If you have science fiction, you have to have a bit of science in it ... when you strip the science out of sci-fi, it's just fantasy."In A Mesozoic Misadventure from PechaKucha Night Colombo Vol. 5, Vasika Udurawane, a paleo-artist, poet and writer, tells us about his dinosaur world and what he thinks of the latest Jurassic Park movie. 

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Strain-ger than Fiction

"I was in China, I was alone. I said 'How can I do it? How can I make it? I have 10 days in my hotel. Lets do something!'" In Strain-ger than Fiction from PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 16, Ryann Aoukar summarizes the process of designing a product, prototyping it, marketing it, having it picked up by the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, failing to bring the product to the mass market, failing on Kickstarter, relaunching the product after a year, finally getting it made, getting it stolen 3 times in less than a month, getting featured with the founder of Alibaba in the Globe and Mail, and selling it in 32 countries around the world.