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Dogs Dogs Dogs

BY STEVEN PETERMAN
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Steven Peterman loves dogs! He takes us through some of his most memorable foster dog experiences, the good, the bad, the gross! 

Steven is the founder and director of the world famous Sketchbook Project. He currently resides in Brooklyn with his wife of five years, Sara, and their very tolerant cat, Thrifty.

If interested in fostering dogs in the NYC area, check out the following website. Steven insists it will change your life:

fosterdogsnyc.com

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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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Three Cups of Tea

BY EMMA EXLEY
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 04, 2015

Emma Exley traces the history of Africa's last colony, the Western Sahara, located on the continent's northern coast. Through images of traditional Sahrawi architecture and culture, we learn about the challenges of desert living, and how something as small as a cup of tea has massive significance in the every day life of the Sahrawi people. 

Emma Exley is a creative designer, former art educator, and diving enthusiast. After first discovering PechaKucha Night in Chicago in 2007, it was only a matter of time before she founded the Brooklyn chapter in 2014.

 

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A Journey in Hats

BY ELEANOR O'CONNELL
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

New York based and originally from Papua New Guinea, Eleanor O'Connell has been working within the Theatre, Performance Art, Film, Fashion and Design industry as a Costumier, Costume Designer, Wardrobe Manager, Milliner and Artist from London to Melbourne and now New York. Listen to her journey here!

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The Power of Radio

BY CARLOS CHIRINOS
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Carlos Chirinos’ work explores innovation and creativity in emerging global music industries, looking at the role of music in public health, international development and social change. He has been a key consultant for radio and music projects in Europe, Africa and Japan - and most recently worked to develop Africa Stop Ebola, a global music campaign to raise awareness about Ebola in West Africa that was featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, BBC and CNN, for which he received an award from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Defense, and USAID.

Currently, Professor Chirinos collaborates with the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, curating music performances to engage the Latin community living in New York City. He is also involved in projects in the UK, Tanzania, Cuba and other countries, looking at the role of music industries in economic development, tourism and social entrepreneurship. He also runs New York University's Music and Social Change Lab

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Educating with Food in the Hudson Valley

BY LAUREN MAPLES
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

"Teaching kids about food is a way to teach them about everything."

In Educating with Food in the Hudson Valley at PechaKucha Night New York Vol.16Lauren Maples walks us through the importance and strength of a sustainable, natural, and health-conscious education. While teaching yoga and dance in public schools, she developed the Bija approach - which strives to create a fulfilling and engaging educational experience. 

Lauren has danced with internationally acclaimed ballet companies including San Francisco Ballet and New York City Ballet, and holds a BA from New School. 

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A Printmaking Dreamatorium

BY MARY ALICE MILLER
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Mary Allice Miller is an editor, writer, and story-telling enthusiast! As a kid, she spent most of her time at her family’s letterpress shop—an ancient dusty dreamatorium where an imagination can wild. She is currently on the editorial staff of Vanity Fair magazine and is hard at word on a short film.

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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.

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Hope, Happiness and Stars

BY NATHALIE UMMELS
@ VOL 34 ON JAN 30, 2018

Nathalie Ummels is an education innovator, community-activist and world traveller with a passion for sustainability and dark chocolate. In her presentation, Nathalie talks about the unexpected life lessons from a family who hit the road and left everything behind.

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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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Charting Sioux Falls Development, Creation Concepts of a Painter, and PKN Charleston Goes Outdoors

Presentations TJ Olson uses his presentation (from PKN Sioux Falls Vol. 1) to take us on a tour of the development of Sioux Falls, by way of Google Earth. This presentation (in Czech, from PKN Znojmo Vol. 1) by Paulina Ebringer covers various concepts used by the artist when preparing and painting portraits. Posters Today's additions to the Tumblr blog includes posters for PKN Charleston Vol. 15 (pictured above), PKN Las Palmas Vol. 8, and PKN Glasgow Vol. 11. That Charleston event was held last night, and we quickly started seeing photos all over Instagram of the outdoor PKN, with two examples pictured below (see larger versions here and here). Calendar Tonight (October 10) you can catch PKN Hawkes Bay Vol. 4 and PKN Auckland Vol. 31, while tomorrow takes the form of yet another big Thursday: PKN Salzburg Vol. 14, PKN Regensburg Vol. 10, PKN Augsburg Vol. 2, PKN Kosice Vol. 24, PKN Norrkoping Vol. 20, PKN Utrecht Vol. 5, PKN Omaha Vol. 16, and PKN Kyiv Vol. 9.

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Photos of Life and Family, Imagination Within the Human Rights World, and Posters Galore

Presentations Jozef Rabara shares the striking photographic work he's produced at school. As you'll see in his presentation (in Czech, from PKN Usti nad Labem Vol. 2), he offers up a distinctive view of his family, transsexuality, and the world around him. Grace Wu is a human rights activist who works for Amnesty International, and through her presentation (from PKN Toronto Vol. 14) she shares her journey of working in the human rights field, and shares some of the things she's learned through that work and experience. Posters Since we have so many additions to the Tumblr blog today, we've decided to highlight a few of them in our post, to make sure get to see them. Added today are the following posters: PKN Guatemala City Vol. 2, PKN Sarajevo Vol. 3 (poster and web flyer), PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 27, PKN Jakarta Vol. 12, and PKN Springfield, MO Vol. 8.  Calendar As we mentioned yesterday, there's only one event tonight (October 24), PKN Providence Vol. 43, but tomorrow is another big Thursday, with the following: PKN Guatelmala City Vol. 2, PKN Lille Vol. 2, PKN Knoxville Vol. 5, PKN Chillicothe Vol. 1, and PKN Vladimir Vol. 9.

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Pecha Kucha 18: Mosquito-Free Family Fun

Join us at 6:30, Thursday June 27th for Pecha Kucha in Bemidji! Doors open at 6pm at the Sanford Center, Gate 4. Come early to check out the artist showcase! Pecha Kucha is, as always, free and family-friendly.  Speakers: Jill Bitker John Centko, MC Tove Dahl Kirby Harmon Scott Merschman Jennifer Sanford Lauralee Tupa The artist showcase will feature Christina Thorne and more! Drinks are available for purchase. Pecha Kucha is a free, family-friendly community event. We're excited to see you there!

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I Suck, I Fail, I'm Alive

Are you willing to be caught in the middle of making something you care about? (even if it's awful?) Matt Candler discusses what he does for fun: building electric motorcycles. In "I Suck, I Fail, I'm Alive" from PKN New Orleans Vol. 13 he speaks about justifying his hobby to his wife and loved ones, learning to love the process of failing 20 times, and the inexplicable pleasure of finally getting it right.

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Lessons in Falling

“He stepped off the edge and fell, when he landed he was home, he was married, he was working at a fantastic design school — he stopped falling.” Graphic designer Alain Parizeau discusses the numerous ways he solves client issues creatively. In “Lessons in Falling” from PKN Colombo Vol. 3 he shows off a few ways to help clients, and make graphic design into something more so inherently valuable.

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New Born Fame

Should newborns be given a choice as to whether they want to be on social media? One woman designed a toy that gives them that “choice.” Technologist and developer Laura Cornet found that 46% of parents (based on a UK poll) post photos of their children to Facebook on the the day they are born. In “New Born Fame” from PKN Breda Vol. 12 we see that she developed a product that allows babies to post selfies from the crib as a technological and ethical experiment. The results were greater that she could have expected.

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City Focus: Sioux Falls

As we approach the end of the year, one of our last City Focus highlights is for the city of Sioux Falls. Its presentation archive continues to grow, with the latest additions coming from the city's Vol. 12, held earlier this month.

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Arts and Crafts of the State Fair

Butter-sculptures of local beauty princesses, impressionist quilting, homemade cakes from scratch.  Philip Berger discusses of the arts and crafts that he discovered at the Minnesota State fair. In "Arts and Crafts of the State Fair" from PKN Chicago Vol. 32 we learning that there is no clear definition of art and craft, and that the celebration of locally grown agriculture is truly a sight to see. 

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PKN People: The Vogel Family

The PechaKucha People Spotlight stays 'All in the Family' this week as we turn to the Vogels, Holger, Melanie, and their son Julian, whose PechaKucha Nights inspire the City of Bonn, just as they inspired the global community at last month's Pow Wow Organizer Meetup in Tokyo. While mom and dad stay focused on organizing one of Germany's top PKN, (in addition to its biggest career fair for women), Julian stays busy as the house DJ and the team treasurer. Way to go Family!  

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PKN 4 in Vientiane!

Vientiane's fourth PechaKucha Night took place on September 15, 2016, with a packed house of OVER 200 people at TimeLine Cafe! This well and truly exceeded our past attendance record - we are overwhelmed with gratitude to our always awesome audiences for their support!  The event brought together 10 of the Capital's creative, innovative and talented minds: claymation artist Souliya Phoumivong of Clay House studio, tea sommelier Anna Maria of Kinnari - Tea of Laos, lacquer artist Marie Do Hyman-Boneu of MDO Art Studio and Lacquer Vientiane Laos, writer and Eat Drink Laos blogger Lilani Gonnesena, disability and rehabilitation sector worker Bernard Franck, theatre director Thiane Khamvongsa of A Midmonsoon Night's Dream, artist Bruno le Matelot, teacher Teresa Foard, renewable enery and acroyoga enthusiast Ga Rick Lee, and Emily Koo of Vientiane Green Drinks. Presentations spanned the tea-scapes of Laos, powerful female figures, exploring the stories of persons living with impairment, a life in the theatre, a family's extrodinary battle with a terminal cancer diagnosis, stories from the Mekong riverside, and digging deeper into the oft-asked question "Where are you from?". Many thanks to TimeLine Cafe for hosting us, TOH LAO Coworking Space & Services for technical support, and designer Manilla Chounlamountri for our totally awesome Vol. 4 poster! Photos by Kate Antonas and where noted, My Vientiane.  Photo by My Vientiane Photo by My Vientiane Some of the PechaKucha Vientiane Vol. 4 speakers (L-R): Bernard Franck, Emily Koo, Ga Rick Lee, Teresa Foard, Thiane Khamvongsa, Souliya Phoumivong, organiser Kate Antonas, organiser Nami Ishihara, Anna Maria and organiser Catherine O'Brien. Photo by My Vientiane.