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For All White People... Most of them.
BY EMMA KRATOCHWILL
@ VOL 3
ON AUG 06, 2015
While digesting the politically-fueled noise that reignited racial disparities during the 2016 presidential election, freelance writer and public relations professional Emma Dean Kratochwill shares a positive personal perspective on white America, including first-hand experiences as a Mexican migrant worker. Never dismissing the darkness of past and new civil atrocities, she gleans chortle and self-satire from blissfully ignorant encounters with prejudice, world-changing icons and a most unlikely interracial marriage that transplanted her to the middle of redneck rural U.S.A
The Not-So-Secrets of Oak Ridge
BY ALICE TAYLOR
@ VOL 17
ON NOV 12, 2015
“When I tell people what I do, they often say ‘oh, you must not be able to tell us anything about it, it must be top secret’. That is totally not true.”
In The Not-So-Secrets of Oak Ridge from PechaKucha Night Knoxville’s 17th volume, Alice Taylor provides some insight into what physicists are up to at the Lab. Most people in Knoxville know that some sort of science is happening in Oak Ridge, but they often don’t know what it's about and how it might one day impact their lives. She explains how the huge new facility - the Spallation Neutron Source - helps explain weird materials like ferromagnets and superconductors. We enter the world of quantum mechanics to explain how we investigate the tiny, microscopic electrons which ultimately make a magnet stick to your fridge.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016.
The self-demise of white privilege
BY LEANNE REID
@ VOL 40
ON AUG 16, 2016
"The self-demise of white privilege” questions the acknowledgement of privilege, it's definition & source & the future of white privilege in our society if inequality is left unchecked. Leanne Reid explores the importance of education & empowerment in developing an inclusive society to ensure the “privilege” of the next generation.
Mistress Syndrome: A Uniquely American Story of Lies, Betrayal, & Denial
BY AMANDA GROSS
@ VOL 25
ON OCT 06, 2016
A story of the construction of white womanhood told through images. Amanda Gross uses her personal experiences, cultural, religious, and ethnic history as a case study to unpack identity at the intersection of race, gender, and class in the US context. Amanda is an artist and anti-racist community organizer living and working in Pittsburgh, PA.
From Barrel to Bottle
BY WILL DRUCKER
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 09, 2017
Will Drucker is a sustainability practitioner and whiskey lover. At PechaKucha Night NYC, Will takes us through the history and process of whiskey making - from the tree to the bottle!
Will is devoted to building businesses that support the circular economy. Will hails from the cities and farms of the Midwest. College took him to Vermont where he studied neuroscience and deepened his love for the natural world. Will can't resist music, birds, biking, good food and adventure.
Preview of National Museum of African American Music
BY RON YEARWOOD
@ VOL 26
ON OCT 18, 2017
Beecher Hicks, III - A look at the future of the National Museum of African American Music in downtown Nashville
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Presented as part of a special edition PechaKucha Night during Virginia Architecture Week 2009, artist Thom White shared with the more than 200 in attendance pages from his massive collection of personal sketchbooks. We highlight a few below, but you can see all of the slides in this post from Thom's blog.
PKN Kuala Lumpur in Black and White
We'll have photos from last week's PechaKucha Night in Kuala Lumpur Vol. 7 soon enough, but in the meantime here's a great moody shot from the event by Flickr user shootanemo, a Kuala Lumpur-based graphic designer and photographer.
PechaKucha Night in Philadelphia is winding down the summer with its Vol. 3 later this month (September 26) with a themed night -- "Adult Swim" -- and a suitable presenter: Samantha White, an ex-competitive swimmer, lesson instructor, and swim coach will be your guide in exploring the sometimes shady underbelly of swimming pools. Dive into the details of various pools and their patrons across the United States (ok, mostly on the East coast) -- what lies beneath might just surprise you!
Snow White Logo for PKN Winnipeg
Winnipeg is one of the latest cities to join the global PechaKucha Night community, and even though organizers have yet to announce the date for the inaugural event, they've put together a logo with a color scheme that to me -- a Canadian citizen myself -- alludes to a cold snowy winter. Quite suitable, I think.
You may recognize this poster, as it was one of the most visible examples of graphic design mixing with charity efforts following the Japan Earthquake -- and it also acts as the cover to the #quakebook project. The designer is Halifax-based James White, and he was a presenter at that city's Inspire Japan event on the 16th. Here's more from PKN Halifax organizer Peter Wunsch:On a global/local connection, we had Halifax designer James White talk about his Help Japan poster which set off a global poster/graphic flurry of creativity ultimately responsible for some pretty major fundraising efforts. His poster alone has raised north of 18,000.00 $CDN (and stirred a bit of controversy around "cool" imagery being used in the context of disaster).
White Spots and Doubt
In 2012, David Maney wrote and performed a theatre-show based on his experience being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. This show eventually became known as "White Spots," a humorous look at the traumas that plague us daily. In his presentation (from PKN Tokyo, Vol. 102) he discusses the ugly sides of ourselves, our fixations, and various flavors of doubt.
The Hijacked American Dream
"No one ever laid on their deathbed and wished they had acquired more stuff." In The Hijacked American Dream, Joel Larsgaard (at PechaKucha Atlanta, Vol. 20) speaks on what Americans currently define as "The American Dream." What was once defined by James T. Adams as a dream of a "land that would be better, richer, and fuller for everyone" has become twisted, and nigh unrecognizable today. He delves into the culture of consumerism that he compares to drug use, "a brief high, followed by a crash."
Welcome to Europe as an American
"What do you call someone with two languages? Bilingual. One language? American." Oliver Olson has spent 17 years of his life in Europe. In "Welcome to Europe as an American" from PKN Maastricht Vol. 22 he takes us on a whirlwind journey through the many funny and unexpected surprises he has encountered as an American living in Europe.
The Hunt for American Brilliant Cut Glass
"Upon seeing the green vase, I was speechless. It was wrapped in newspaper dated from 1970 and had been in the attic the entire time. It was a one of a kind piece, and no one knew it existed. After all the wasted trips and false alarms, here I was with one of the greatest discoveries of cut glass." Franz Hellwig is an avid collector of American Brilliant Cut Glass, an art form and product popular in the United States from 1876-1916. In The Hunt for American Brilliant Cut Glass from New Orleans Vol. 7, Franz shares with us a bit of the history and methods used by the American artisan to create these pieces of art. Today Franz is considered one of the foremost experts of American Brilliant Cut Glass and travels across the country in search for his next piece.
The Not-So-Secrets of Oak Ridge
“When I tell people what I do, they often say ‘oh, you must not be able to tell us anything about it, it must be top secret’. That is totally not true.” In The Not-So-Secrets of Oak Ridge from PechaKucha Night Knoxville’s 17th volume, Alice Taylor provides some insight into what physicists are up to at the Lab. Most people in Knoxville know that some sort of science is happening in Oak Ridge, but they often don’t know what it's about and how it might one day impact their lives. She explains how the huge new facility - the Spallation Neutron Source - helps explain weird materials like ferromagnets and superconductors. We enter the world of quantum mechanics to explain how we investigate the tiny, microscopic electrons which ultimately make a magnet stick to your fridge.