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Metal Musings

BY JAMES GILLHAM
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 20, 2013

James Gillham returns to Albany to discuss the music that defines a large part of his life: metal. Through controversy and camaraderie, metal has been an impossible-to-ignore movement that changes lives. Showing us the difference that metal has made for him, James promotes the idea that metal isn't the violent entity that the news has made it out to be.

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Yugen

BY SEAN FAIRCLOTH
@ VOL 7 ON FEB 22, 2013

Sean Faircloth goes away from his usually detailed work of writing legislation and organizing causes to talking about ideals such as yugen, or experienceing a deeper feeling beyound words, that inspire him. He does this by talking about the controversal relationship of religion and science and politics. He poetically and with great passion describes the distinction between religious and scientific mentalities as to give greater insight on both sides. 

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Hustle, Sex, $$$

BY ALEXANDRA FINE
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Alexandra Fine is devoted to proving that sex can be equally as pleasurable for both men and women and aiding that assertion with creative, well-designed and flawlessly-executed sexual innovations. Eva, the first of these inventions, quickly became the #1 crowdfunded sex toy — catapulting Alex and her business partner, Janet, into the spotlight for their uniquely engineered couples’ vibrator aimed at closing the pleasure gap. She is also generally into fun and happiness.

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From Seminary to Atheism

BY MICHAEL WILLIS
@ VOL 5 ON OCT 30, 2012

Strong language and ideas are plentiful in Michael Willis's presentation brough on by his strong beliefs as a child and formal indoctrination and education in his Christian faith.  After completing seminary Michael had a wake-up call that flipped his views dramatically in a way that challenges many of the loudest voices in modern American politics.  As Michael starts by saying "I'm talking about an idea…hopefully we can all learn something".

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Mondrian's Flower Paintings, 1900-1925

BY JOSEPH LONG
IN BEXHILL-ON-SEA

Joseph Long's presentation considers the duality of Mondrian's early flower painting and his more celebrated hard edged, abstract compositions.

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Space: The Font-al Frontier

BY ERIC ROBBINS
@ VOL 12 ON JUL 27, 2018

Two spaces after a period or one? This ongoing debate is full of controversy. Eric Robbins walks us through a history of fonts and typesetting and why we put two spaces after a period.

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James White

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).

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PechaKucha #16 June 12th 2013

Thanks to everyone who came along to PK Whangarei #16 at the Old Library last night. A perfect mix of community, controversy, humour, spirituality...and chickens (you had to be there). If you want to know more about a presentation you saw last night, email us at pkwhangarei dot gmail dot com and we'll put you in touch. Here's the running order; Ash Holwell – Amsterdam Squat Clare Swinney – Chemtrails Gareth – Marine Boarer Robbie Watts – Chickenshit Peter Kageyama – For the Love of Cities Renee Lee – Church Road Ash Holwell & Chris Howell – Re-imagining Whangarei's CBD Kaari Schlebach - Jam Tse Dhargyey Ling Peter Larsen – Frank #2 Spontaneous PechaKucha - Trent (Northland Youth Theatre)   Thanks to Chris, Becs and the crew @ Big Fish Creative for putting together the slide shows, designing the poster and for their continued tech and creative help. We cannot do PK without them. Thank you Damian Pullen - his intelligent, respectful wit makes the night. Thank you Tania Davidson our sign language interpreter. Thanks Maureen LyonsAdair for plastering the town with our posters. And finally thanks to Peter Kageyama who shared his wisdom on loving your city and how you can make it the place you want to live in. Next show looking like August 7th with another brilliant line up from our community. See you there!