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Burlington, VT @ Fleming Museum of Art
Nov 04, 2010

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Madison, WI @ Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
Apr 11, 2013

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Dayton @ K12 Gallery
Oct 09, 2014

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Appleton @ UW Fox Valley Baehman Theatre
May 07, 2015

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Detroit @ Carr Center
Jul 09, 2015

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Topeka @ Norsemen Brewing Company
May 06, 2017

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Puerto Vallarta @ Incanto
Sep 23, 2017

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Kyiv @ Creative space "Chasopys"
Sep 14, 2017

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Islamabad @ Cafe Garage
Mar 31, 2018

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Douglas @ Villa Marina
Sep 15, 2018

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Flying Photos

BY BRIAN OXFORD
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 20, 2015

Recently photography has been stepping into uncharted territory of skyhigh drone photography. Brian Oxford discusses his new passion and business of drone shots, the legal challenges he has had to overcome and the potential future of this new technology while showing his photos of Western Maryland and surrounding areas. 

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The Adventuring Barman

BY COLIN BRYSON
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 20, 2015

Colin Bryson is a traveling barman, who talks about running away, buying one-way plane tickets, failure, and learning about yourself. 

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The Art & Science of Mixology

BY JASPER ADAMS
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 31, 2015

"Making cocktails and tending bar is a process that evolves from science into art. Doing the science beforehand enables the art during service." 

From "The Art & Science of Mixology" from PechaKucha Asheville Vol. 8, Asheville Organizer Jasper Adams, beverage manager at Table restaurant and The Imperial Life bar in Asheville and co-founder of Ninebar Creative, provides a behind-the-scenes look at the science and the work behind the beauty of cocktails and the craft of tending bar.

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The Art of Drinking

BY ROGERIO IGARASHI VAZ
@ BRAZILIAN LIFESTYLE POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON SEP 16, 2015

"The bar is a great place to learn about geography because it has bottles from all over the world."

In "The Art of Drinking" from Tokyo's Brazilian Lifestyle Powered by PechaKucha, Bartender Rogerio Igarashi Vaz shares a facinating perspective on how the collision of Eurpoean, African, and aboriginal cultures of his native Brazil, informs much of his mixology philosophy and many of the drinks he serves up in his century-old-motiffed 12-seat bar in fashionable Ebisu, Tokyo. He talks about the more emphemeral duties of a Bartender while ellaborating on his shared love for twisting old world cocktails into re-imagined modern versions, sometimes even using the most unlikely of incredients, from bacon to seaweed, often substituting a classic drink's base with Brazil's distilled sugarcane spirit, Cachaça!

He signs off by saluding "Bartenders are tring to make a better world ...through Cocktails!"

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Make a Good Sandbox

BY MORIHIRO HARANO
@ VOL 129 ON OCT 28, 2015

Morihiro Harano director of OK Go’s incredible music video shot from a drone promises that he ‘won’t let you down’. Harano gives us a behind-the-scenes insights into his ground-breaking effort that is setting the standard for the next wave of music videos.


広告やデザイン、事業戦略など、多方面なジャンルで才能を発揮されているクリエイティブディレクターの原野守弘さん。世界中の話題を独占し、2015年10月現在、youtubeでの再生回数が2500万回に届こうとしているあのOK GoのMVをディレクションされました。史上最大のワンカット、ドローンによる一発撮影の舞台裏をプレゼンテーションされています!

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An Open Source Life

BY ROMKE DE HAAN
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 04, 2015

Romke de Haan is a graduate of the program called homeboyz, a non-profit that takes kids in gangs and teaches them technology. Romke will walk you though his journey and his pursuit of happiness. 

 

Participate in Romke's life; he'd be happy to get coffee/lunch/cocktails with you. You can add his calendar by searching Romked@gmail.com on iCal, Google Calendar, 

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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.

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Music festival survival and The Bavard Bar

BY TIM CROOK
IN BEXHILL-ON-SEA

Tim Crook gives essential tips on how to survive the mayhem, mud and other inconveniences of music festivals. A funny talk allowing the audience to understand how best to tackle a festival. 

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Bourbon!

BY MAX PRIBBENO
@ VOL 1 ON JUN 22, 2017

Whisk(e)y is truly the water of life and local bourbon blogger Max Pribbeno has been writing about bourbon for years. He has spent considerable time at the local watering holes researching bourbon for his personal enrichment and has been sharing his stories for years.

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This Dental Office Has No Drill!

BY CHRIS KAMMER
@ VOL 23 ON AUG 23, 2017

People dread going to the dentist. They fear the drill, the shots and the pain. Now imagine going to a dental office that has no drills, no shots, and guarantees your comfort? When cavities can be healed, there's no need for a drill. When there's no need for a drill, there's no need for a shot. With drills and shots out of the picture, your dental are is more comfortable than you've ever imagined. The science and high tech is available to do this. The world has been waiting. So let's get this going now! Chris Kammer explains.

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PKN, the Drink

Over the past six years of PechaKucha Night events, there have been countless stabs at PKN cocktails. James Lane sends us this version he spotted at PKN Sacramento: I'd like to announce that the organizers here in Sacramento, California have designed (and drunk) possibly the first drink called "The Pecha Kucha." We hold our events at a Thai Lounge and the owner designed it for us. I'm not a bartender so I don't know all the ingredients, but it involves lighting Bacardi 151 on fire. I told her that since it was for artistic types it should be inventive and cheap. Do let us know about any PKN-inspired drink you may encounter. Photo: Spacepleb/Flickr.com

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From Street Art to Hitchhiking, with a Bit of Birch Sap Drinking in Gothenburg

Here's our look at what's happening today in PechaKucha. Presentations We've got two new presentations on the site, one from Curitiba and one from St. Louis. In "The Street Is Alive" (in Portuguese), Jorge Galvao shares his graffiti work, and talks about his passion for street art, and then in "Hitchhiking for Sanity," Myles Dickason shares some of his hitchhiking adventures. Photos Here are today's event photos to take in, coming from a few of our PKN cities. Above, the scene at Providence's PKN Vol. 35, which was held back in February. PKN Kiruna Vol. 2 [Facebook] PKN Providence Vol. 35, as well as some older editons (Vol. 23, Vol. 24, Vol. 28) [Facebook] PKN San Diego Vol. 14 [Flickr] PKN Gothenburg Vol. 31 [Facebook] The photo above is from the recent PKN Gothenburg Vol. 31 (see the full Facebook gallery, all photos by Nettan Kock), and below is a report from that city's organizer, Jesper Larsson. You can also find all Gothenburg presentations (in Swedish) on its YouTube channel. On April 24th, we arranged our Vol. 31 of PechaKucha Gothenburg with a great turnout! Annelie Hulthén used mobile photos to show some of the backsides of the life of a politician. Our new city architect showed aerial photos of Gothenburg to show how much space is wasted on cars instead of human beings. Peter Korn told us about digging and how to plant exotic plants on stony Swedish hillsides. Sushi chef José Seruda spoke about "omakase" and his idea of Scandinavian sushi using locally produced fish and seafood. Siv Burell talked about the language Esperanto which celebrates 125 years this year. Klara Hansson spoke about perma culture and what's edible within the city centre. Jeanette Fagerström told the story that led up to her opening a sewing machine café in Gothenburg (similar to an internet café but with sewing machines instead of computers). Helena Andersson, Sebastian Popescu & Evelina Valtersson finished of the evening with a presentation about their project "Bostadsrotation" (residential rotation) where people change housing and routines with another person for a couple of days. In the break, Klara Hansson and her friends served up a 'Kokoro salad' based on wild city plants such as Garlic-mustard, Celandine, Common wood sorrel, Dandelion, Sorrel, Lady's Mantle, Daisy, Rowan Leaf, Ground elder and last but not least Lovage. They also served fresh natural birch sap. In this walkthrough video during the beer break, organizer Jesper Larsson tries out the birch sap and talks to former presenter Sebastian Näslund about it. We totally forgot to celebrate it, but the last presentation of the evening was actually #300 since we started! Links Looking for some interesting PechaKucha-related articles? We've got you covered. The photo above shows the team behind the soon-to-launch PKN series in Muscat (the organizer, Sara Fida, is second from right). Some PKN Muscat coverage in the form of "Creative Connections" [The Week] "Speakers' series a hot ticket among young Vancouverites" [Metro Vancouver] "PechaKucha Night is back, bringing artists of all types together for creative conversation" [Denver Westworld] Calendar Tonight (May 16), it's PKN Wagga Wagga Vol. 6, and tomorrow night (May 17) you can look to these three events: PKN Hanoi Vol. 4, PKN For a peek at what's coming later this month, you can always check our calendar.

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From Japanese Graffiti to Drain Spotting

In today's "Presentation of the Day, Remo Camerota takes us through his brilliant book on Japanese graffiti, and on to his follow-up release (which wasn't out at the time this presentation was done) on Japanese manhole covers, titled Drain Spotting. Remo currently has a Kickstarter campaign for a new project.

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Listening to Popcorn

The nefarious, hidden underworld of popcorn is out there; you just have to keep your ears to the ground. Is popcorn just a delicious snack to enjoy or is there some deeper meaning to be discovered? In "Listening to Popcorn" from PKN Sharjah Vol. 4, Rami Salame, an enthusiast for investigation and popcorn, cracks down on the mystery shrouded around popcorn and seeks to uncover the truth of its existence. Listen as he explains his comical deduction of popcorn's unlikely relationship to typewriters and accordions. 

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Drink Wine, Eat Chocolate

"Getting more pleasure, and enjoying [life] more, together." Good motto. Contemporary Swedish glass designer Åsa Jungnelius is interested in what is considered genuine or fake, and how value is created around an object. In "Drink Wine, Eat Chocolate" from a special Swedish Style x PechaKucha edition of PKN Tokyo (Vol. 66), we see that Åsa often uses stereotypes as a language that informs her design theory, and challenges the conventional meaning of these formulae. 

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You Can Only Keep What You Have By Giving It Away

"Peace goes into the making of a poem, as flour goes into the making of bread." - Pablo Neruda Baker Graison Gill of Bellegarde Bakery, lends his thoughts about bread and the primitive yet poetic process of making, baking and sharing his art in New Orleans. In "You Can Only Keep What You Have by Giving it Away" from PKN New Orleans Vol. 12 hear Graison go deep on his love for his work. 

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Who's Driving this Thing?!

So really, who's driving this thing?!    Now that the first of our events in under our belts we want to reach out and tell you a little about why we are excited about PKN!   First at bat - Crystal Gale Phelps!   Hey - I'm Crystal - an artist and lady-boss here in Toledo. I jumped into organizing PKN as a volunteer in 2010 because I experienced PKN in other cities and thought Toledo could benefit from the experience. Toledo deserves an event format that is not stuffy and full of pressure - an event with the ability to share their ideas in a relaxed way. Nothing else here is quite like it, making it a great fit for Toledo.    Next up - the rookie - Maureen Brogan!   Hey! I'm Maureen - a facebook posting, event planning, dance party destroying geek in Toledo. I met Crystal through a friend named Kim - another lady-boss and former organizer of PKN Toledo. I showed up at their event hosted at Toledo Museum of Art and knew I wanted to be a part of the awesome feeling this event brings to my city. Born and raised in Toledo I grew up with the idea that there was nothing to do here. As I become an adult (let's be honest - it's an ongoing process for us all) I continue to meet amazing people making things happen. Forget that boring idea that there is nothing to do - make your own waves! I'm excited for the wave PKN has made and will continue to make here in Toledo! 

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Changing Perspectives on Distracted Driving

"If I am half the Horton my dad was, then I'm definitely a badass."In Changing Perspectives on Distracted Driving from Atlanta Vol. 24, resident badass, Emmeline Renz shares a passionate and harrowing tale of her dad's life story and her worst moment when he was hit by a car by somebody driving distracted. She advocates for changing gears and social change in regards to distracted driving and it's death toll. Renz proves here how hard-hitting the conciseness of the PechaKucha platform can be in truly moving us and affecting our hearts and minds. The PechaKucha Community is behind you Emmeline!

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PechaKucha Thanksgiving

Here at PechaKucha, November represents a time to start reflecting back on all the creative people and projects that have fed our minds and kept our imaginations healthy.Indeed, it's been a bountiful year, and with over 5000 presentation now online, we couldn't be more grateful for all the creativity that the PechaKucha Global Family has brought to the table. Seems it would be an appropriate time to give thanks by sharing some of the most creatively nourishing presentations from all around the world!So without further ado, in monthly newsletter form, here's a full-course feast of the season's best PechaKuchas!Bon Appétit!

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The Future of Self-Driving Cherry Trees

  "You can use coding and programming for art, for music, for helping your grandma." In The Future of Self-Driving Cherry Trees from PechaKucha Night Special x MINI @ BMW Group Tokyo Bay, Joseph Tame shares on his many wild wearable machines. Tame uses the latest technology to break down social barriers through performance art. In his presentation, he will share his vision for a future in which artistic ideas can blossom anytime, anywhere.