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BY JOACHIM FROST
The Naked Truth
BY TIRZA SHELTON
@ VOL 9
ON AUG 16, 2014
Using images of painted bodies, and a talk laced with quotes by famous people of wisdom, Tirza Shelton shows us how self-enriching it can be to shed the layers we have all been cloaking our true selves in since Adam and Eve first tasted the fruit of knowlege. If we can strip to our true essence, we can embrace our own story.
"Presentation of the Day" on September 20, 2014.
BY JOE GLOVER
@ VOL 12
ON NOV 08, 2017
Inspiration is a phrase banded around a lot today. From Instagram feeds filled with muscle-bound humans to quotes posted by great aunt Edna who is responding to a status which her friend Mavis asked her to share. But what happens when you are supposed to inspire others using your own thoughts and you have never really faced any real adversary? What does inspiration even mean to this slightly balding 25-year-old male, and why should it inspire you? Joe Glover explains.
What would you tell yourself at 18?
BY SOPHIE JOANS
@ VOL 48
ON MAY 08, 2018
At 18, clueless about how to tackle adulthood, Sophie Joans began to stop people on the street and ask them: If you could tell you at 18 one phrase of life advice, what would you say?
After collecting thousands of quotes, from street sweepers to celebrities, Sophie printed some of them onto A7 cards. She continues to collect quotes, but now invites people to pick a card without looking, and 'see what the universe wants them to know'. On starting this project, the magic was watching people as they tried to condense their whole lives into one phrase of advice. Now it is also amazing watching people react to the card they chose, and how it is so often relevant to their lives.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
PKN Columbus Vol. 8
PechaKucha Night was back in Columbus last month for an eighth edition. Held at Landmark's Gateway Theater and with a superb turnout of more than 225, here's a report from that city's organizer Lindsay Kenzig, including quotes from some of the presenters: First of all, we had an amazing event. The energy was great and we had one of our best attended events -- about 225 people, but I think we lost count in the rush at the door. We had an amazing variety of presenters who all had unique things to talk about. Prior to the event, we had several articles written, which helped draw a crowd that had previously been unaware of the event in our city. Our first presenter, Helen Hoffelt, had this to say about her photography: "For us to rise, we have to let go. What weighs us down has to be left behind. Sometimes, what is left behind can be compassionately incorporated into who we are. As we fly, we create a new sense ourselves. We need to pay attention to what our lives teach us. When we do that I believe we all can fly." Cyrus Fire, an artist, said: "It was a one of the most exciting nights of my life." He suggests PKN organizers work with presenters hands-on ahead of the event (for example, helping presenters with breathing techniques). Zaineb Alani presented her work as an Iraqi poet. Her poetry was amazing and very moving. She says that PechaKucha was "a unique opportunity to voice an insight into the 'other side' in a setting that greatly enhanced the content of my delivery." Matt Meindl talked about his film Digital Underpants: "It's a manic stop-motion animated collage made from hundreds of real teenage love notes." On PKN, he "liked the diverse presentations but also the general atmosphere that made it OK to be honest, vulnerable, creative, and silly." Other presenters included: Matt Carbone, an architectural photographer; Matt Meindl, a filmmaker who presented 20 short film clips; Artie Isaac who talked about the democratization of public speaking and his new website SpeakerSite; Reza Reyazi, an urban planner speaking about Columbus' oldest neighborhood Franklinton; Walker Evans, who spoke about his work on the site ColumbusUnderground; artist John Sherman Lathram III, who is working on a new book about body modification; Corey Aumiller, an artist who presented "20 Irrational Fears"; and Kristy Yosick, a master chocolatier. The press coverage mentioned appeared in Columbus Alive and Metromix. PKN Columbus Vol. 9 is set for May 21. Below, a few images from Vol. 8. Artie Isaac Helen Hoffelt Matthew Carbone Zaineb Alani Reza Reyazi Matt Meindl John Lathram Yosick's Artisan Chocolates (left) and Corey Aumiller (right)
Tweets of the Week
Not only is it time again to end the week with our "Tweets of the Week" feature, we're also very happy to note that our official Twitter feed is just on the cusp of having 2,000 followers -- it's at 1,984 as of this writing. Here then are some of our fave quotes spotted in the Twittersphere over the past seven days. kiwitravwriter: @pechakuchanight I just wrote and article for etch magazine saying 200 cities ..... and still PK keeps growing!! bingofuel: @carywilliams will you please save me a seat next to you at PechaKucha? Or next to Alana, so I can hit on her awkwardly. JRMoreau: I'm naming my first child "PechaKucha"... might add a hyphen to make it a little more normal ColeVsCode: #pechakuchanight SF vs Boston: Boston: more interesting talks, SF: More interesting bartenders! neilgorman: @EdenSpodek I can do a PechaKucha about how much I suck at flirting. That might be entertaining :) cspenn: @edenspodek ah Pecha Hard Mode. Pick 20 random images off Flickr and make a preso match. ahjoan: Designer.dreamer.traveller...another pechakucha nite jeremywalter: eating din din with the fam then off to experience the worldwide phenomenon known as pechakucha (and maybe learn how to pronounce it) phil_fish: saw a 17yo robotics genius girl designing social robots at pechakucha last night. so inspiring!
PKN Sacramento Vol. 16
Here's a report on the recent PechaKucha Night in Sacramento (Vol. 16), courtesy of organizer Claire Obenson -- you'll find the presenters listed with links on the event page.Held in a funky little gallery space during Sacramento's monthly Second Saturday Art Walk, PK Night 16 was a success! Julie Vatuone, our cool MC introduced the presenters, who included Sculptor, Robert Hossack and his delightful car sculptures; Photographer, Sonia Hidalgo and her stunning photos; Steve Hamm whose presentation consisted of images of quotes from famous people set to rock music; Photographer, Nicholas Wray, with his provocative collection of photographs; Architect, Ian Merker, a witty and interesting presenter and Artist, Raphael Delgado, whose passion for his work was clearly evident throughout his presentation. Butterscotch Clinton, a beatbox artist who has appeared on America's Got Talent, sang classy jazz tunes during the intermission. Lastly, there was Will Rodriguez who did an intriguing presentation on finding one's passion. Below, that presentation by Will Rodriguez.
On Presentations, Powerpoint, PechaKucha
The PechaKucha format was discussed in an article found in last week's MetroActive. The article not only goes over the basics of the PK 20x20 format, but also quotes PKN San Jose organizer and ex-PowerPoint developer/designer Ric Bretschneider, and recaps the their latest, Vol. 11, which was held on May 16: The other breath of fresh air was Tracey Ariga. Her unabashed optimism about accessibility, approachability and transparency concluded with her declaring that she just loves San Jose, plain and simple. Thunderous applause followed. Check out the full article here.
What Hollywood Has Taught Me
Did you know the average person watches 14,400 movies in their lifetime? That's just over 3 years! Chandler Smith loves watching movies, and discusses some of the useful lessons she has picked up from the movies she has seen. In "What Hollywood Has Taught Me" from PKN Bowling Green Vol. 4, Chandler teaches us the impact movie quotes have on us psychologically, and how her personal life has benefited from the movie "A League of Their Own".
The Naked Truth
If we can strip to our true essence, we can embrace our own story. Using images of painted bodies, and a talk laced with quotes by famous people of wisdom, Tirza Shelton shows us how self-enriching it can be to shed the layers we have all been cloaking our true selves in since Adam and Eve first tasted the fruit of knowledge. In “The Naked Truth” from PKN Williamsburg Vol. 9, find out what is at your core.