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Currents In Electronic Literacy
Online Magazine , University of Texas at Austin in Austin

PAST VOL 2

Adelaide @ Garage Bar
Jan 25, 2012

PAST Literary PechaKucha in the Library

Vologda @ Youth library
Dec 07, 2013

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ Relix Variety Theater
Nov 12, 2014

PAST VOL 2

St Joseph @ The Veranda at the Whitcomb
Aug 20, 2015

PAST VOL 19

Taos @ TCA - Taos Center for the Arts
Feb 18, 2016

PAST VOL 28

Coventry
Nov 08, 2016

PAST VOL 27

Bozeman @ The Ellen Theatre
Apr 18, 2018

PAST VOL 27

Bozeman @ The Ellen Theatre
Apr 19, 2018

PAST VOL 28

Waterville @ Waterville Opera House
Jul 12, 2018

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Saltalarana

BY DIANA SANCHÍS
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 08, 2013

Saltalarana is a literacy promotion program employing storytellers. Presenters Diana Sanchís and Isabel Benito introduce us to the saltalarana, the great storytellers who try to excite people about stories. 

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The Literacy Imperative

BY JACKIE HOLLOWAY
@ VOL 15 ON MAY 07, 2015

A vision from God, led Jackie Holloway to become Art Director for The Literacy Imperative; Inc. in 2008, offering free classes, exposing students to art history and education. The studio provides students an overview of art instruction, trends, techniques and styles, enhancing their ability, bringing spiritual change through art.  Student art exhibits were held at local & regional venues to assist students marketing art work becoming profitable artist. Students have gone on to college, become business owners, and even instructors.

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Living Literacy: Reading Beyond the Page

BY ROBERT WHITE
@ VOL 2 ON AUG 20, 2015

Rob White grew up in South Bend, IN and now lives in St. Joseph MI. Rob has a BA of Arts in English, and Masters of Arts in English from Indiana University with dual concentrations in literature and creative writing. 

"The next time you're overwhelmed by an unfamiliar Discourse, find an anchor and look for something in common. Nuture your sense of curiosity and wonder. Expand your personal discourse library!"

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Painting, Sculpting, and Singing in Code

BY DAVID GUIDA & SARAH NAQVI SARAH NAQVI
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 25, 2015

"Technology is so woven into the fabric of society that we cant't imagine a world without it."

In Painting, Sculpting, and Singing in Code from PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 8, David Guida and Sarah Naqvi passionately share their experiences in coding and the direction they see it heading in the future.

David and Sarah are thinkers, creators, and leaders in a medley of grassroots organizations that promote tech awareness for the youth of their community.

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Media Literacy in the Digital Age

BY LIZ SCHULZE
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

"How is every scene constructed? How is every shot made intentional? How infact is every single choice contributing to a greater message?"

In Media Literacy in the Digital Age from PechaKucha Night New Westminster Vol. 11Liz Shulze shares the importance of paying critical attention to media in the digital age. Shulze gives media literacy guidance to youth on their consumption and creation of media. 

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The Future of Flooding

BY SAMUEL BUDIN
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Samuel Lang Budin is a social documentary photographer living in Brooklyn and working primarily in the depressive realist mode. He makes 35mm and medium format slide shows about climate change anxiety, aging and death, naked people in their own homes, the personal discomforts of travel, and the encroaching sea. Just you wait!

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The Story of Buffalo BookBike

BY AMY OZAY
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 15, 2016

“We need to bring the fun back to reading, and rolling up with a book bike might be a way to do that.” 

In The Story of Buffalo BookBike from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, Founder of Buffalo BookBike in Buffalo, NY, Amy Ozay, talks about her love of Buffalo, books, and bikes. Taking inspiration from similar programs in other cities, she launched Buffalo BookBike in 2015, which gives free books to the children of Buffalo in parks and playgrounds throughout the summer months. The BookBike has given away over 1,000 books to date, with the hopes of slowing down the summer slide. Her dream is to increase the reach of the BookBike, foster more collaboration between local literacy organizations, and help convert Buffalo parks to open air libraries in the future. As Cicero wrote, “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” 

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Literaire Peepshow

BY ROB VAN KAAM
@ VOL 4 ON JUL 18, 2017

Schrijver Rob Van Kaam aka RobheiD is onderdeel van Firma Vruchtvlees. Om lekker openhartige over seksualiteit te praten. En de zintuigen te prikkelen, bijvoorbeeld met een Literaire Peepshow. Dat is gaaf, geil en gezond. Zeker in een zomerse tuin.

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Creative Vision, Creative Voice

BY EMILY KASTNER
@ VOL 3 ON JAN 25, 2018

Emily Kastner invites us to join her in her experiences and passions as she encourages young kids in embracing their creative voice. 

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Diversity & Literacy: The importance of drag performers reading to children

BY KALEB ROBERTSON
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 08, 2018

While you may have already heard about drag queen story times, it's important to hear about the impact it has had on families. Fay & Fluffy’s Storytime is an event that focuses around literacy and diversity that celebrates the differences. Listen to Fluffy’s talk to find out what impact it’s been made to the community.

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Previewing PKN Auckland Vol. 12

PechaKucha Night in Auckland Vol. 12 is happening this Wednesday -- see the city page for more details -- and to give you an idea of just how diverse a PKN event can be, let's look in on the list of scheduled presenters. Finn Mackesy -- about Permaculture, Deep Ecology, Ecological Literacy and Community Empowerment Leigh Martin (artist) -- about things you shouldn’t like as an artist Dr. Olaf Diegel (director of the Creative Industries Research Institute) Rhys Morgan (animator) -- The Gravy: making a TV show about creative New Zealanders Evren Uzer (urban planner) -- about Roomservices, an interventionist research institute for practice-based and experimental design projects Otto von Busch (artist, activist, fashion theorist, designer) -- about Selfpassage, a fashion brand and research project exploring hacktivism and modes of engaged fashion design Nia- Val Ngaro (visual artist, teacher, Pacific storyteller) -- about her work Victoria Grimshaw (burlesque performer) -- MissChief Events: on Being a Burlesque Performer Leila Goddard (artist) -- about her practice with specific reference to watercolour drawing Sophie Bannan (director of the 448 Gallery) -- about the gallery and a lot about whatever else Jenny Laycock (artist) -- two months of learning among other things Nicole Stock (editor of Urbis magazine) -- about architecture and design publishing John Worth & Chris Mackenzie (engineers) -- about the Yellow treehouse Marilyn Kohlhase (director at of Okaioceanikart) -- The Okai Story The images at the top of the post are from Otto von Busch's Selfpassage -- here's an interview with Otto talking about the fashion brand and research project.

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Landscapes in Australia (and Beyond), the Mississippi Goddam Play, and Teaching Kids Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship

Presentations Christian Fletcher is a landscape photographer who photographs not only the beautiful South West of Australia but is now expanding his portfolio to include the rest of Australia and locations around the world. His presentation (from PKN Dunsborough Vol. 5) covers a new photography collaboration, exhibition, and workshop that is coming up in the near future. How did Jonathan Norton get out of writing a 20-page assignment? He promised a 100-page play instead, based on the Nina Simone song "Mississippi Goddam." Here's the story (from PKN Dallas Vol. 10). As we find out in this presentation (in Ukrainian, from PKN Kyiv Vol. 9), Kids-Coins is an educational project -- held inside and outside school -- that teaches children and teenagers the basics of financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Sergey Bidenko and Irina Zolotarevych -- co-authors of the "Kids-Coins" projects -- are experienced business coaches who have implemented 37 training and educational programs for adults and youth. Posters Today's addition to the Tumblr blog is for Miami's upcoming very special Vol. 20 -- we always love seeing a city reach that number -- which doubles as a pre-Art Basel evening. It happens on December 1, and you'll find the full list of presenters with links on the event page. Photos Mikkeli recently held its very first PKN (and two weeks later, its Vol. 2), and here's the photo gallery [Flickr] to prove it -- you'll also find the full list of presenters with links on the event page. Calendar There are no PKNs tonight, but tomorrow night (November 20) you can look forward to the following two events: PKN Calgary Vol. 14 and PKN Coquitlam Vol. 8.

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Media Literacy in the Digital Age

  "How is every scene constructed? How is every shot made intentional? How infact is every single choice contributing to a greater message?" In Media Literacy in the Digital Age from PechaKucha Night New Westminster Vol. 11, Liz Shulze shares the importance of paying critical attention to media in the digital age. Shulze gives media literacy guidance to youth on their consumption and creation of media.