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Insights from a Higher Perspective

BY BILL FOX
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 24, 2013

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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On Planes, Trams, and F1

BY TERRY CROWE
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 29, 2013

Terry Crowe touches on a few topics set as the theme to Richmond's Vol. 4: planes, trains, and automobiles. He speaks on his personal genetic origins, flight patterns above British Columbia, as well as automobiles of the past and present.

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鳥人間の裏舞台

BY SHOTA TANAKA
@ VOL 118 ON OCT 29, 2014

人力飛行機の滞空距離及び飛行時間を競う競技会、「鳥人間コンテスト」。 2013年の大会で優勝したMeisterが飛行機作りの裏側を話しました。

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Fight or Flight

BY PAM KIRKHAM
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

Painter Pam Kirkham shares her series Fight or Flight inspired by a friend who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. 

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Final Boarding Call

BY JEANETTE PLOURDE
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 27, 2016

"In the in-between land of the airport, what spaces of possibility, defeat, and mystery do we cross as we try to reach our final destination?"

Brooklyn transplant, Jeanette Plourde, creates physically-driven, experimental theatre pieces that explore the places where one art form intersects with another. Part dramatist, and part dancer, Plourde challenges the distinctions between language, movement, and theatre.

Jeanette presented her 400 seconds entitled "Final Boarding Call" at PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge Vol. I

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The Future of Flooding

BY SAMUEL BUDIN
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Samuel Lang Budin is a social documentary photographer living in Brooklyn and working primarily in the depressive realist mode. He makes 35mm and medium format slide shows about climate change anxiety, aging and death, naked people in their own homes, the personal discomforts of travel, and the encroaching sea. Just you wait!

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Transit Goals

BY RYAN TURBEVILLE
@ VOL 21 ON AUG 11, 2016

Join Ryan Turbeville as we take a look at creative ideas to inspire solving Nashville's transit issues. 

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Bird, Meet Skyscraper

BY DEBRA KRIENSKY
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

Conservation biologist and bird lover Debra Kriensky discusses the importance of bird safety in architectural design in this PechaKucha presentation for NY Build. 

Debra Kriensky works at NYC Audubon - where she works on conservation and research programs as a staff conservation biologist. Debra holds a BA in communications from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a MA in conservation biology from Columbia University. 

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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.

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The Flying Grass Carpet

Bart Cardinaal and Nadine Roos of HUNK-design and Eddy Kaijser (ID Eddy) have a dream, and it's an inspired one: to see their "Flying Grass Carpet" project take flight and bring a touch of parklife to city centers around the world. Modeled after the idea of creating a giant Persian rug, the massive carpet measures up to 58m x 32 m -- it's adjustable, going down to 22m x 18m -- creating an instant field for anyone to enjoy as they would any park. The carpet is made of over 85 million pieces of artificial grass, using varied lengths and colors to create a satisfying texture. Bart, Nadine, and Eddy's goal is to have the carpet travel from city to city. So far, "The Flying Grass Carpet" has been spotted in the Netherlands (Rotterdam and Amsterdam) and Germany (Aachen). If you'd like to have it visit your city, you can find out how from the official project website. Bart and Nadine coordinate Pecha Kucha Night in Rotterdam, and presented the "Flying Grass Carpet" project at last week's inaugural PKN in Maastricht.

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Ryota Atarashi

For PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 60, we had the great pleasure of having photographer Ryota Atarashi -- better known for his architecture-related work -- walk us through a series of photos that mostly focused on bees in flight. We include a few selections from the presentation, which he capped with the butterfly shots shown.

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Julien de Smedt

If the amazing image above of Zaha Hadid in full flight doesn't make you want to check out Julien de Smedt's presentation from last week's PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 71, we don't know what will.

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PKN Miami + Speed Limits

Here's some info from PechaKucha Night in Miami organizer Carl Hildebrand on an upcoming collaboration with the Wolfsonian-FIU's "Speed Limits" exhibition. This Thursday, November 18th from 6-9PM get ready and hang on as design-inspired individuals provide quick-moving visual presentations on the topics of pace and speed to complement The Wolfsonian-FIU exhibition Speed Limits. Arrive early to meet and mingle from 6-7PM. For more information, visit www.pecha-kucha.org/cities/miami Speed Limit Speakers Frank Luca, Chief Librarian - The Wolfsonian-FIU Robin Haines Merrill, Chair - Broward County Human Trafficking Coalition Daus Studenberg, Advocate and Enthusiast Miami Biking Movement Dejha Carrington, Primary Flight - World’s largest site-specific street level mural installation Wynwood Tomas Loewy, Miami Photographer - New World Symphony Building Documentary Project

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Pecha Kucha Night Maastricht: An absolute delight

By Clare Canning Monday evening in Maastricht saw the innovative AINSI play host to the dramatic return of the Pecha Kucha Night. Held in the city on six previous occasions, the global phenomenon aroused the interest of the Euroregion’s culture and media enthusiasts, who descended upon the factory-come-arts centre in spectacular fashion. Based on one simple premise, a series of presentations of 20 slides shown only for 20 seconds each, the approach allows entrepreneurs and creatives alike to exhibit their thoughts, passions and oddities in a way which both excites, shocks, and often, amuses. With ideas ranging from a quest to introduce pop music to the cultural venues of Maastricht, to the latest crop circle predictions, this occasion was indeed no exception. Participants were also all to present in English which for them, as stated by compère and co-organiser Martijn Kagenaar, made it ‘a little creepy’.Pecha Kucha (Japanese for ‘chit chat’) hails from Tokyo and is the brainchild of the architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham. In 2003 they decided to introduce a quick-fire method of sharing new ideas in an informal and imaginative environment. It is a concept since adopted by an astounding 352 cities worldwide. The Pecha Kucha team here in Maastricht consists of Pierre Buijs (Creovate), Jean-Paul Toonen (T36 Media), Martijn Kagenaar (Zuiderlicht), Nathalie Dirks (UM) and Sueli Brodin (Crossroads Magazine). For them, such ‘new and dazzling sources of inspiration are crucial’ given the city’s bid for Capital of Culture 2018. The international character and informal charm with which Pecha Kucha thrives also makes the event accessible for all. Being the first eager visitor to arrive on the evening, I quickly saw the vast space of the old factory canteen teem with what appeared to be old friends meeting. Fuelled by wine and a backdrop of sultry jazz, people mingled around candle-topped coffee tables and armchairs. No finer a venue than AINSI, a recently renovated 1920s cement factory, could be imagined. Great high ceilings exposing air vents and industrial machinery remain, adding to the vibrant and creative atmosphere evident before the main event had even begun. And so to the speakers themselves. The event kicked off with Dan Potter, introduced by Martijn as a biologist by day and a ‘slightly deranged’ online cartoon writer by night. Creator of Walking the Lethe, an online comic dedicated to one man’s quest to try and get his wife back from heaven, Dan exclaimed ‘don’t be afraid of investing in creativity, don’t be afraid of investing in yourself’. A very fitting remark since the general vibe soon became one of the pursuit of various dreams you once thought you lacked the courage to make reality. In the first half Dan was also joined by Angelo Vermeulen, an artist, biologist, filmmaker and activist who collaborates with advisors from the European Space Agency. His rather innovative approach to design sees the combination of both nature and technology in one living, breathing ecosystem. A personal highlight came from Ig Nobel prize winner Bart Knols and his presentation titled ‘the mosquito and the Limburger cheese’. Based on research stating malarial mosquitoes follow human odour, he found an interesting and unlikely way to disrupt the flight path of the mosquito using the regional cheese, ultimately making human contact less likely. Findings published on the 1st of April, he laughed, also led to a general belief it was a joke, only to be followed by an 8.5 million dollar investment from Bill Gates! Equally as powerful was the presentation by Markus Bediako called ‘Africa = Eden’. Accompanied by friend and colleague Jodi Omankoy using a hand beaten drum, the pair invited us all to join and support them in their quest to return to the image of Eden. Something they view as a more reliable impression of the great continent than that which most of us are blinded by in today’s media. One final performance, or ‘bonus track’ as it was advertised, came before the break from Chris Rosendahl. Based on the philosophy that if you’re going to laugh about it later why not laugh about it now, each of his 20 slides simply displayed images of people laughing, whilst the audience were taught some ‘laughter yoga’ moves. We were all instructed to stand, face those around us and laugh, sufficiently breaking down any social barriers which may have existed before, and leading us very nicely onto our beer break. After our return, further presentations came from Manfred Leuth (radical innovation), Mahdi Abdulrazak (cyborgs without surgery), Sanjay Sharma (it’s all in attitude), Koen Beumer (scar pride) and Egid van Houtem (software thinking). Belgian born Youssef Joumani, the penultimate speaker, gave us an amusing and thought-provoking account of the various perceptions of himself conjured by others when hearing his Moroccan name. Upon finally embracing it after years of battling, he exclaimed some idiot decided to name a film ‘jumanji’, destroying his hard work! Finally it was the turn of the first and only female participant, artist Tanya Ritterbex and her presentation ‘save the holy goblin’. Documenting her passion and artistic ventures, the audience was treated to a backdrop of inspiring images created by herself, nicely rounding up the evenings events. Pecha Kucha night in Maastricht proved witty, provocative and often just plain weird. Moments of humour, delight and intrigue incited a relaxed yet engaging atmosphere which upon cycling back towards the city left me feeling satisfied. For those of you who missed the chance to attend on this occasion the Maastricht team upload performances onto their website. Also, do not fear, for Pecha Kucha Maastricht are organising another event in November. Participant applications are invited for those who dare! By Clare Canning Clare Canning has recently arrived in Maastricht as a Masters student, embarking on a course in Arts and Heritage: Policy, Management and Education at the University of Maastricht. She is originally from Manchester in the UK and enjoying the move greatly! Videos and Photos: © Pecha Kucha website, ©Bert Janssen

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A Trip from Byron Bay to Lake Eyre

For this "Presentation of the Day," Tim Exley takes us on an amazing trip from the coast of Byron Bay to Lake Eyre, all across the surprisingly colorful outback of Australia by motor glider.

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Planes and Hard to Reach Places

Some of the most unique travel destinations can be reached by two flights or less. Seek them out! Cynthia Drescher, travel editor for Condé Nast's Jaunted and pilot in training talks about small planes, remote destinations, and speed limits. In “Planes and Hard to Reach Places” from PKN Brooklyn Vol. 1, Cynthia goes into depth on discovering the rarest places you likely haven’t heard of that are just a quick flight away.

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Volume #18 Presenters Announced

The science of ski design and the precarious future of Funafuti highlight February PK NIght Bozeman ski-maker Eric Newman will talk about the fascinating science of ski design and Marjorie Smith will inform us of the precarious future of Funafuti, the capital of the world’s fourth smallest nation Wednesday, Feb. 10 and Thursday, Feb. 11 at the next PechaKucha Night at the Ellen Theatre. Actor, director and Bozeman personality Cara Wilder will emcee. The always-eclectic group of presenters also includes Michael Koster who will dispel the notion that you can’t teach old dogs new tricks in his presentation about advances in neuroplasticity, and Randy Carpenter who will present on “Gallatin Valley’s Future: How We Grow Will Make All the Difference.” Ryan Cassavaugh and Keith Suta will offer complementary presentations on the history of radio drama and real, live radio drama here in Bozeman. Renn Meuwissen will offer a very humorous look at “Monte Python and the Holy Coconut” and Tom Hayes will give us an inside look at the Big Sky Wind Drinkers. On a more serious, but also inspiring topic, Becky Franks, who runs a local cancer support group and Linda Wortman, a former flight attendant, lung cancer survivor and early advocate against smoking on airlines, will talk about what keeps them going in the face of great challenges.  Finally, filmmaker Daniel Glick will talk about he risked everything to make a documentary that changed his life.  All presentations will be featured both nights. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the first presentation starting at 7:20 p.m. Pecha Kucha (peh-chak-cha) offers anyone with a passion or a vision--designers, artists, inventors, architects, adventurers, entrepreneurs—an opportunity to share their ideas with the community during a fast-paced, friendly social get-together. There's just one catch—presenters have only 20 slides x 20 seconds each, a total of 6 minutes, 40 seconds! Pecha Kucha (sounds like chit-chat in Japanese) was created 12 years ago by a Tokyo architectural firm. Events are now held in more than 800 cities around the world.  More information is available on Facebook at pecha-kucha-bozeman or by emailing pechakuchabozeman@gmail.com   You are encouraged to come early to socialize.  There will be a 20-minute intermission Advance tickets ($7 plus $1 restoration fee) are available online at theellentheatre.com Tickets also are available at the box office and at the door for $8 ($5 for students) space permitting.

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Let's Talk About Food

Yes lets. Talk about food. Because it is July which is fast becoming one of Gisborne's calendar highlights with the wonderful GIZZY FOOD MONTH. This month locals will enjoy a long, very long, lunch at a local brewery, a huge degustation event at a French Restaurant, a charity lunch with Ben Bayly and a themed Pecha Kucha night to be held right on the beach front at Waikanae Surf Club. Generally we considered themed PK nights to be too much of a good thing with potential to lean toward that shady place - death by powerpoint. But, who doesn't love food. surely, we thought to ourselves, there must be some amazing foodies around the town and we can quitely tell you in advance tht there is some real talent out there. This is no tv cook off, we have a nutritionist, coffee afficiandos, a chef, a honey man, the master of sourdough and who knew we have a talented food stylist living in Gisborne. Get along and check it out and check out the new Surf Club building at the end of Grey Street. Entry is at the back of the building and up a flight of stairs. See you Friday at 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start. Seating is limited so grab a ticket from the smashing refurbished Interiors at Ballance St Village and don't risk missing out.