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PAST VOL 25

Lima @ Teatro Mario Vargas Llosa (Biblioteca Nacional del Peru)
Oct 27, 2014

PAST VOL 1

Shenyang @ 1905 RE-CREATIVE SPACE
May 23, 2015

PAST VOL 25

Paris @ CARREAU DU TEMPLE,
Jun 06, 2015

PAST VOL 9

Kuopio @ Restaurant Pannuhuone
Sep 02, 2015

PAST VOL 6

Solo (Surakarta) @ PASAR CANGWIT
Feb 24, 2016

PAST VOL 26

Jakarta @ Bukalapak Office
Aug 31, 2016

PAST VOL 1

Santander @ Cafe Opera
Apr 27, 2017

PAST VOL 28

Fresno @ Fulton 55
Sep 27, 2017

PAST Life's fragile patterns

Coventry @ The Tin Music & Arts, Canal Basin Vaults
Jun 29, 2017

PAST VOL 24

Sunshine Coast @ Majestic Cinemas
Nov 14, 2017

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Inspirational Coincidences

BY RACHEL MASON
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 16, 2014

Rachel Mason talks, sings, and strums about the place where art and life, or fiction and reality meet... While doing research for a musical performance and rock opera to get inside the mind of a child killer from the 1930's, she made contact with a man who killed and dismembered a boy in Borough Park. The experience profoundly effected her, and inspired her to write an opera incidentally about a coincidence - two men with the same name Hamilton Fish, died a day apart and their deaths were announced on a single front page. One man was a child-killing sadist, the other a politician from a distinguished political family.

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The Thing About Things

BY JAMIE BOWEN
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Jamie Bowen pokes fun at himself in this tale of his love of junk and human experiences! As he puts it, "..the thing with things is that the thing the thing represents is often more interesting than the thing".

Jamie is an award-winning comedian from New Zealand. He’s toured internationally in Europe, the UK, and Australia where he sold out the Sydney Opera House with Rhys Darby.  Having yet to gig in America he’s told us he's going to count tonight as his first in New York  - beaming in from Auckland, New Zealand. 

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No Pictures, Please!

BY JARED THIELE
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Writer, photographer, and artist, Jared Thiele moved to New York City and abandoned the idea of nursing school in order to pursue a career as a creative in advertising. Listen to learn about his exploration into social media through his photography, illustreations, and current events.

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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.

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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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I Believe In You - Your Magic Is Real

BY DEVIN PERSON
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

Devin Person believes in you - your magic is real!

Devin Person is a wizard. His first book, Mysteries of the Deep, is being released on March 13th as a Kickstarter spell to raise $420. Learn more here.

Blending mystical insights with irreverent wit, Person transforms occult techniques into accessible, modern ideas that his clients and readers can use to create powerful changes in their own subjective experiences.

When not writing bios, Devin Person enjoys worshipping a Gnome god of humor and fending off attacks from his cat, Loki

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Learning and Exploring New Cultures

BY FIONA BRICE
@ VOL 8 ON JAN 31, 2017

Arts and creativity consultant, Fiona Brice talks about her experience of working and living in Singapore five years with her family and how it changed their perceptions and understanding of culture.

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Japan and the Temporal Craftsmen

BY NICHOLAS COFFEE
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Nicholas Coffee takes us through history of temporal craftsmen with examples of temples and shrines across Japan. His study was made possible by the Georgia Trust Foundation.

Nicholas is a LEED AP Architectural Designer at FXFOWLE working on a range of projects in NYC from urban design to interior design. Previously he worked at Bjarke Ingels Group on a variety of projects including the Hot to Cold exhibition and publication. He holds a Masters of Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelors of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder (his hometown.)

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Keiki Club

BY AVIVA ROWLEY
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Aviva Rowley and friends founded Keiki Club - an open social community for friends and flora fanatics to come together and grow plants, share knowledge, and trade collections. Attend a Keiki Club meeting in NY or California - more info here.

Aviva is a ceramicist / artist / florist from Brooklyn, New York.  She graduated from Cooper Union in 2011 with a BFA.  She has been finding nature in Brooklyn her whole life and stubbornly refuses to leave NY - thus forcing her to create an indoor jungle.  

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How to Figure Out What to Do With Your One Wild and Precious Life

BY ANGE FRIESEN
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 09, 2017

“Follow the energy and it will lead you to somewhere big.”

Writer and Brand Strategist, Ange Friesen, talks about her typical and not-so-typical choices that she made which eventually led her to create a career for a wild, precious, purposeful, and practical life.

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PKN Lima Vol. 2

PechaKucha Night in Lima Vol. 2 had a new venue, the Teatro Plaza ISIL en Larcomar -- also set to host Vol. 3 on July 15 -- and from the photos, it looked like it was just the place to hold a terrific evening of presentations. You'll find more photos from both previous volumes of PKN Lima in this Flickr photopool.

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No PechaKucha, No Life!

PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 65 -- yes, 65 already -- was held last night, and until we get all our photos back and can put together a nice event review, here's a shot we found online taken by Ayako Goto with a very darkened look at just one of the images that was shown throughout the evening (that particular image was part of game designer James Everett's presentation). Ayako's comment to the photo is rather nice too: "No PechaKucha, No Life! Be Creative!!"

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A Life as a Luthier

Let Anton Varela guide through "A Life as a Luthier," a presentation given at last July's PechaKucha Night in Ferrol Vol. 2. The presentation is in Galician, but the images alone do tell a great tale.

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PKN Lima Vol. 9

The last PechaKucha Night in Lima (Vol. 9) was held back in August at the Teatro Plaza ISIL, and organizer Jules Bay sends in a few photos that show a packed crowd, and what looks like a few musical performance as part of the evening. PKN Lima Vol. 10 is set for December 8.

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Water for Life

We're going to end this week's postings on the blog with two new presentations on the site, both recorded at PechaKucha Night in London Vol. 4. First up is Simon Taylor and his presentation that covers the exhibition he designed for the "Water for Life" project, in the building you see pictured in the above photo.

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Live for Today

Have you ever questioned if all the work you're putting into something is ever going to pay off? In today's Presentation of the Day, "Live for Today" from Table XI's October Table Talks: My Worst Idea, Shay Howe discusses his youthful experiences on the road as part of a rock band. He speaks on isolation, perception of reality, and the importance of unplugging from your focus every once in a while in an effort to balance your life.

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A Life in the Making

Passing on the tools for creation to a new generation... In today's Presentation of the Day, "A Life in the Making" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 108, we hear from Carl Bass, who began building with erector sets from a very young age. This snowballed as he grew; he later moved on to making things out of wood. Now he's devoted his career to making tools that help people to develop creations of their own.

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Fire & Sky & Life

“At the end of their lives, these stars celebrated their achievements by hurling life-giving elements into space, in a gently expanding display of intense, nebula beauty.” Retired Professor of Astronomy from the University of Hawaii Gareth Wynn-Williams speaks about the stars and the universe. In “Fire & Sky & Life” from PKN Honolulu Vol. 22, Gareth shows us what 34 years of fantastic astronomy lectures results in.

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City Focus: Liège

For our City Focus this week, we head to Belgium and share a fresh batch of presentations in French from the city of Liège, which held its very first PechaKucha Night back in November.

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Light Lite

"It makes sense to me that we would be getting our power from the most powerful force we know of and if it gives us life and everything around us life, Why can't it give our cartoon characters life too?" In "Light Lite" From PechaKucha Night Taos Vol. 18, PechaKucha Night Taos' youngest presenter to date, Jackson Boyd, explains his experience of living off the grid and the future of solar energy.