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EL PASO PRESENTATIONS
Desolate Beauty: A Contemplation of the Desert
BY DAVID MORRISON
@ VOL 16
ON JUN 29, 2017
Contemplative writer David Morrison and Monk Drums (El Paso vol.11) creator Jacob Neria takes us on a journey of of sound, image, and spoken word celebrates a vision of desert spirituality.
As David explains, there is a beauty that can be experienced in the scarcity of desert if we come to it with contemplative eyes. The word, “contemplation,” in Latin, means to “gaze intently upon.” It’s possible to walk in desert landscapes and witness its emptiness until a stunning beauty arises. And further, this beauty begins to gaze into the beholder, and one is transformed forever. In the Irish language, “to contemplate,” means to place oneself at the “edge of waiting.” The desert is a liminal space on the edge of what’s familiar, and it draws and enchants those who dare to walk in its kenotic embrace.
The images are not professionally shot nature photos, but rather the simple snapshots of a lifelong desert walker. The haikus are not literary as much as they are experiential. Mary Oliver sums it up perfectly: "Every day I walk out into the world / to be dazzled, then to be reflective."
David Morrison and Jacob Neria are members of Desert Rain Community, a contemporary community of Christian contemplative monks located outside El Paso in Chaparral, NM.
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Experiments, Restrictions, and Happy Mistakes
BY MARTIN JUSTESEN
@ VOL 6
ON OCT 19, 2015
Martin Justesen loves triangles! He currently designs labels for Evil Twin Brewing, as well as many other clients. Hear his story about making and embracing mistakes, moving around the world, and loving beer!
Martin is a graphic designer born in Denmark, currently living in New York. He studied Graphic Design at London School of Communication before working in Publishing/Advertising for 10 years in Copenhagen. Martin now designs and art directs for magazines, campaigns and visual identities for sport/fitness, transport, business and fashion clients. He founded design studio Martin Justesen | New York in 2014.
The Spirit of Magic
BY JUSTIN SIGHT
@ VOL 6
ON OCT 19, 2015
Justin Sight is a unique magician known for performing on the streets and subways of NYC. He was diagnosed legally blind at age 10. Justin has been featured on television and online news outlets such as The NY Post and Gothamist. He talks about Magic from a spiritual perspective drawn from his involvement with the worlds mystery schools and scientific research that point to the essence of what we Truly Are.
The Architecture of Sound
BY STEREOTANK !
@ VOL 6
ON OCT 19, 2015
Stereotank, founded by Venezuelan NY-based architects Marcelo Ertorteguy and Sara Valente, is dedicated to exploring the common territories between space and sound through the design and construction of sound instruments, urban artifacts, and public installations. At PK Night Brooklyn Volume 6, they share some of their sound recordings from installations around the world!
Spirit Fairies and Fish Skins
BY BRYNNE RINDERKNECHT
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 09, 2017
When a psychic tells you to take a trip to Scotland do you go? Design Principal Brynne Rinderknecht did! Find out what happens in her presentation from PK NY Vol 17..
Brynne Rinderknecht of From the Inside creates residential, commercial and hospitality interiors with a focus on connecting spirits to surroundings. Originally from ST. Louis and a graduate of SAIC in Chicago, Brynne has made New York City home: collaborating with people to make functional and sustainable concepts—conscious.
From Sketch to Store: Designing a Dress
BY NIYATI KARWAT
@ VOL 18
ON MAY 18, 2017
NIYATI KARWAT was on her way to medical school, but after studying abroad in Cypus, she decided to follow her true love. She enrolled at Parsons and now 8 years later is a designer at Tracy Reese. Hear how her travels and art inspire creating women's wear.
Mnemosyne & Sleep Temples of Ancient Greece
BY SARAH JANES
Writer and host of The Explorers Club - a small lecture salon in St. Leonards on Sea, Sarah Janes talks about her interests in dreaming, the occult and spiritual sciences. An intelligent and humorous look at Mnemosyne - the personification of memory in Greek mythology, and her influence.
Cramming it All In! Accomplishing my 40 Before 40 List in Four Years!
BY JANIC GORAYEB
@ VOL 4
ON OCT 25, 2017
Back when Janic Gorayeb was 36 and before applying to her Masters in Leadership, she hit a rut both personally and professionally and decided to create a “40 Before 40” list and blog about it.
Eggtooth - Hatching Potential
BY SALLY GREIG
@ VOL 11
ON SEP 06, 2018
Events throughout Sally Greig's life have shaped her to become a truly inspirational creative mentor and leader in the creative education sector. In this moving presentation, she describes the origins and objectives of The Eggtooth Project - a creative education organization which offers life-changing courses for children, young people, and adults.
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PKN Quito Vol. 4
Here are a few photos to share from last month's PechaKucha Night in Quito Vol. 4, with lots more to see in this online gallery. Also, a short report from organizer Francisco Mejia:Well, it was a blast. We had great presentations, from street art, experimental music to drums manufacturing. We where able to receive at the door enough educational materials to help Cecilia Rivadeneira Foundation (works with kids with Cancer and their families).
Tales Therapy and Dreams
Katerina Egorushkina (of PKN Kyiv Vol. 9) speaks -- in Ukrainian -- on the extent to which childhood fables shape our dreams. We learn about "tales therapy": through the impression of therapeutic tales and creative visualization one can convert their (not borrowed!) dreams to reality. Katerina shares her personal and professional experiences with tales therapy in this presentation.
Several Tools to Organize Childhood Dreams
Protasov Olga shares (at PKN Kyiv Vol. 9, in Ukrainian) a few ideas on the education of her children, and hopes to inspire us to borrow from her experience. In her presentation, she points out that it's often the little things we fail to notice that end up shaping our children into the adults they become.
Yagoda Galo (Halo-Berry) – is a band from Arkhangelsk
Yagoda Galo (Halo-Berry) – is a band from Arkhangelsk, considering and performing music as a life adventure. The sound of the band is created with a virtuosic domra (Russian folk string instrument), emotional rhythm section and original sound effects. Yagoda Galo style is a mix of fancy tunes, expression, lyric and dance energy. Presenter: Nick Vymorkov The band unites original and professional musicians: Nick Vymorkov - voice, acoustic guitarVera Larushina - domraSlava Pronin - bass, sound processorsOleg Chaikovsky - drumsArtur Rozhkov – percussion synthesizers, samplers In 2008 Yagoda Galo was nominated for an award of a significant international ethno-music festival Sayan Ring in Siberia. The committee of the festival includes representatives of Russia, Tuva, Khakassia and Yakutia, famous musicians and producers. Since then the band takes part in many different events in Russia – from small regional festivals to the largest Russian independent music festival Empty Hills. Since 2009 Yagoda Galo has realized an amazing DREAMBOAT TOUR – a tour through the country by car. The band covered in total more than 100000 km (twice the length of the Earth equator, about 1/4 of distance from the Earth to the Moon), performing in most of regional capitals in North-West and Central part of Russia, and to the Ural mountains. On the basis of the received concert experience and communication with musicians with different national background the band Yagoda Galo got an idea to prepare a concert program, representing Arkhangelsk regional culture and creating an image of the White Sea and the Russian North. As a result, in 2010-2012 Yagoda Galo recorded an album, named POLAR– a vivid compilation of originally arranged traditional and author’s songs. The band plans to publish and make a presentation of the album POLAR in spring 2013. Web-page: http://vk.com/halo_berryMail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 8 911 571 63 19 (Ilya – administrator)8 909 550 91 77 (Nick - musician)
The Love Drug
"When you are able to harness the love that comes from within you and surrounds you, you are able to heal, help and transform others." In The Love Drug at PechaKucha Atlanta Vol. 30, Michelle Khouri shares her thoughts and scientific findings on what the emotion of "love" really is. By delving into the chemistry of the human brain and personal experiences, she discovers a surprising yet simple answer to this timeless question.