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Olomouc @ Arigone - vinárna
Apr 16, 2014

PAST VOL 11

Townsville @ Dancenorth
Mar 03, 2016

PAST VOL 8

Asheville @ The Grove House
Jul 31, 2015

PAST VOL 22

Erlangen @ E-Werk Erlangen, Kellerbühne
Oct 23, 2015

PAST VOL 4

Liège @ Val Benoit -Salle Millau
Nov 24, 2016

PAST VOL 21

Cairns @ Tanks Arts Centre
Aug 16, 2017

PAST VOL 17

Birmingham @ Cherry Reds
Mar 13, 2017

PAST VOL 27

Sacramento @ Uptown Studios
Apr 20, 2017

PAST VOL 1

Alexandra @ Alexandra Community Centre
Nov 01, 2017

PAST VOL 14

Dornbirn @ designforum Vorarlberg @ CAMPUS V
Apr 13, 2018

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Sci-Fi Utopia

BY JEAN-CHARLES REMICOURT-MARIE
@ VOL 1 ON APR 12, 2013

Jean-Charles Remicourt-Marie is obsessed with science fiction and the concept of utopia. In this presentation he shares with us a piece of his research, starting with imaginary worlds taken from paintings and movies, and then showing their transcendence into our world. He even recommends some books for those who share his interest. (in French)

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Disaster Everted

BY JJ LEE
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 27, 2013

JJ Lee tells us a hilarious story of asteroid Q47, the trials of parenting and the power of the real superheroes in his family. 

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Intelligence & Mysteries

BY JEREMY GOSNELL
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 20, 2015

Jeremy Gosnell, author of the Terminal, talks about today's technology, intelligence and mysteries, the inspiration for his most recent book. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 20, 2015.

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Heroes and Heroines

BY JON TORRENS
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 22, 2015

"Carrie Fisher was 18 when she starred in Star Wars. She owns that film. She commands all the other characters. [She's] a female character that doesn't have to become masculine to be in charge"

In Heroes and Heroines from PechaKucha Night St. Neots Vol. 3 Jon Torrens passionately shares about the heroes and heroines from the big screen (and some from the small screen) that have inspired him over the years, highlighting their strengths but not over looking their flaws. The last hero he features is his greatest, adding a sweet twist to a solid line-up of true greats. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" On Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015.

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Rare Model

BY ADAM ROTHSTEIN
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 01, 2016

Speaker Adam Rothstein talks about the making of his science fiction film and everything that goes into the process.

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Science Fiction, Science Fact

BY ALASTAIR FAIRLEY
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 08, 2016

"These days, if you can think it, it's a pretty sure bet science is not going to be far behind"

In Science Fiction, Science Fact from PechaKucha Night Bexhill on Sea Vol. 2Alastair Fairley talks about the crossing (for better or worse) of science and fiction. How programmes such as Siri, Facetime and even the internet were once just ideas; fast forward and these very ideas have been fabricated into our everyday lives. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 30th, 2017. 

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Building Afrotopia

BY STACEY ROBINSON
@ VOL 16 ON APR 14, 2016

"The work becomes a conversation about class, race, gender and appropriation."

In Building Afrotopia from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 16, artist Stacey Robinson illustrates how speculating black futures became paramount in his artistic practice as a response to the global displacement of Black and Indigenous people. Robinson shares recent work, beginning with his current Pan-African flag series, representing nations where Black and Indigenous populations are controlled by extreme measures. Robinson then shares works from an in-progress book, 100 Afrofuturists Practitioners, depicting people building future spaces where Black peace exists using S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art(s), and Math). Lastly, Robinson presents works inspired by the past Black Renaissance speculative Black Futures, with Afrofuturist digital collages inspired by Romare Bearden, James Denmark, Manzel Bowman, and other past and contemporary mixed media collage artists. 

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Científico en es película

BY FRANCISCO J. CARRERA
@ VOL 1 ON APR 27, 2017

Francisco J. Carrera habló de su pasión por descubrir la ciencia en la vida cotidiana y el cine. ¿Cómo ven a los científicos? ¿Somos todos Sheldon Coopers? ¿O el señor Doktor Frankenstein? ¿O tal vez sólo gente normal con un trabajo peculiar?

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La science-fiction : un miroir de notre monde

BY MARC ATTALAH
@ VOL 6 ON NOV 01, 2018

Et si les récits d’invasions extraterrestres, de robots, de super-héros ou d’intelligences artificielles ne nous parlaient pas d’abord du futur, mais montraient le reflet peu glorieux de nos visages ou les transformations qui ont affecté nos identités ? La science-fiction, car c’est bien de cela qu’il s’agira dans cette performance, a souvent eu mauvaise presse : il est temps de corriger le tir et d’en montrer les richesses ! Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir sur la science-fiction en 6 minutes et 40 secondes ! »

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Les équilibristes pour un Bon-Sens Fiction

BY ARNAUD DE PALANGE
@ VOL 32 ON OCT 25, 2018

BON SENS-FICTION présente une vision rêvé d'architectures futuristes. Dans le courant du 21 ème siècle, face aux déséquilibres, d’irréductibles équilibristes réactivent des équilibres. Animés par un profond désir de symbiose avec la nature ils rétablissent un merveilleux dialogue entre l’humanité et ses milieux ambiants, entre science et bon sens, entre tradition et modernité, entre technologies et processus naturels. Une quête de bonheur pour tous a supplanté le profit de quelques-uns. Se souvenant que humanité, humus et humilité ont une racine commune, ils réenchantent les milieux naturels, renouent en bonne intelligence avec les éléments qui autrefois ont constitué les étoiles : le sol, les océans, l’air, le soleil, le vent, le vivant. Tirant parti des solidarités empathiques qui existent dans la nature depuis la nuit des temps, ils réinventent avec optimisme une manière sobre, romantique et érotique d’habiter le monde.

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Science-inspired Design Projects by Oscar Diaz

In Tokyo as a participant at this year's edition of DesignTide, Spanish designer Oscar Diaz takes us on a tour of various works, each offering an interesting solution to a design question. He also covers his amazing "Rec & Play" project, a collaboration with designer Yuri Suzuki. The presentation was recorded at last week's PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 77.

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Data Science for Social Good

How can we make the world a better place using the power of data?  Big Brains, Big Buzzwords, and Big Hearts: in "Data Science for Social Good" from a special Table XI Table Talks event titled Technology for Social Good, Matt Gee tells us the story of how a disgruntled campaign staffer, a disgruntled PhD student, and a disgruntled journalist stumbled upon a way to make a little bit of good in the world with data. 

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Thirtieth PechaKucha Miami Draws 300 Fans

World Red Eye covers PechaKucha Miami City of the Future. Miami, FL – February 20, 2015 – Innovation & Engineering Weekend at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science continued with a fascinating City of the Future PechaKucha Night 20×20 presentation, a speaker format in which 20 images are shown, each for 20 seconds. Local young professionals and key tastemakers were invited by the Frost Science Young Patrons to enjoy an evening of fun in an intellectual atmosphere. The night begun with a welcome from Gillian Thomas, CEO and President of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, followed by the PechaKucha presenters which included Camille Coley, J.D., Associate Vice President for Research and Interim Director of Sponsored Research for Florida Atlantic University’s Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center; Meg Daly, Founder and President of The Underline; Stephen Davis III, Ph.D., Wetland Ecologist for the Everglades Foundation; Trevor Powers, Vice President of Engineering & Facilities of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science; and David Rifkind, Associate Professor of Architecture at Florida International University. Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed libations courtesy of Tito’s Vodka, Mandarine Napoléon, ZIOBAFFA, Lucky Buddha and Lemon City Tea, music by Dani Nicole, and gifts from Aesop, while making their very own pottery through a special Maker’s activity. The evening concluded by the “raku” kiln fire while the pottery was cured for guests to take home.

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Intelligence and Mysteries

“Science fiction is inevitably science fact.” Science fiction author Jeremy Gosnell speaks on the current state of artificial intelligence and biotechnology. In “Intelligence and Mysteries” from PKN Accident Vol. 2, he goes into depth on some of science’s most impressive recent developments, and how many of these concepts make it into his exciting new book, The Terminal.

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Stories

Despite the stormy weather yesterday, we had a great event for our 4th Pecha Kucha Night at the Museum of Northwest Art. Thanks to everyone for having joined to listen to and discuss stories ranging from everyday life, to poetry, politics, science and science fiction. Presentations will be uploaded soon.

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A Mesozoic Misadventure

"If you have science fiction, you have to have a bit of science in it ... when you strip the science out of sci-fi, it's just fantasy."In A Mesozoic Misadventure from PechaKucha Night Colombo Vol. 5, Vasika Udurawane, a paleo-artist, poet and writer, tells us about his dinosaur world and what he thinks of the latest Jurassic Park movie. 

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When Art and Science Collide

“I wanted to learn the beautiful mechanism of the universe, nature, and life. So i studied biology and chemistry in my university. And that’s when i thought ‘how cool would it be to integrate all of this into art?’” In When Art and Science Collide from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 132,  contemporary artist and science researcher Yoko Shimizu details her work. One may think that art and Science are total opposites but not Yoko. She finds that the beauty of the scientific principles that surround us to be timeless, limitless, and inspirational. Yoko –who has won many awards her scientific artworks– creates installations that integrate both art and science.

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Strain-ger than Fiction

"I was in China, I was alone. I said 'How can I do it? How can I make it? I have 10 days in my hotel. Lets do something!'" In Strain-ger than Fiction from PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 16, Ryann Aoukar summarizes the process of designing a product, prototyping it, marketing it, having it picked up by the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, failing to bring the product to the mass market, failing on Kickstarter, relaunching the product after a year, finally getting it made, getting it stolen 3 times in less than a month, getting featured with the founder of Alibaba in the Globe and Mail, and selling it in 32 countries around the world. 

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From Science to Society: A Field full of Landmines

"How many gems of scientific discovery are out there, published in articles, that we don’t know about?" One of the goals of scientific research should be the improvement of the human reality. But have we created a world in which the journey from discovery to society is so exhausting that it deters academics from embarking on it? And if so, can we do something about it? In "From Science to Society: A Field full of Landmines" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31, Bart Knols discusses how scientists need to better communicate with those who are outside their field in order to contribute to society's development.

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PechaKucha Night Townsville VOL. 18

A wonderful audience and brilliant speakers at PechaKucha Night Townsville's VOL. 18!