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RobQuig: SXSW: ‘Crowdsourcing Community Projects Like Tom Sawyer’

RobQuig: SXSW: ‘Crowdsourcing Community Projects Like Tom Sawyer’

Vancouver’s Pecha Kucha Night #20 – All Star Special Edition @ Vogue Theatre via Chronicles of Times

Vancouver’s Pecha Kucha Night #20 – All Star Special Edition @ Vogue Theatre

March 2, 2012

I really enjoyed Dave Olson‘s (aka. Uncle Weed) talk, more for the flow and ebb of it than anything. As he walked about on stage I winced every step he took on account of the cast on his right foot.

He walked around a lot.He talked a lot about his idea of what it means to succeed, or at least progress as a human and explore ones own creativity and self, which I think is fairly accurately depicted by the photograph below, where the comfort zone is not where we should be hanging out in. It was very clear why this is Dave’s third Pecha Kucha appearance.

Source: Vancouver’s Pecha Kucha Night #20 – All Star Special Edition @ Vogue Theatre « Local « News « Chronicles of Times

Pecha Kucha 10 at the Vogue Theatre entertains and inspires with elements of show-and-tell, open-mike night and happy hour

Dave Olson at Pecha Kucha in a photograph by Jonathan Hanley
An inspiring group presented at Pecha Kucha 10 last Wednesday night at the Vogue Theatre including Jay Balmer, Isabelle Dunlop, Dave Olson, Dani Vachon, Gair Williamson, Martha Sturdy, Doug Haddow, Bing Thom, Stephanie Corker Irwin, Vanessa Leigh, Marc Baumgartner, and Pamela Masik. If you don’t recognize all the names, you’ll probably be touched by their work nonetheless. They work in businesses and the arts, ranging from snowboarding, skate parks, video games, fashion design, jewelry, art, writing, , social media, curated news, crowd sourcing news.

Pecha Kucha is a global event that has emerged in 299 cities around the world since its inception in Japan in 2003. The format is simple:each presenter speaks on a topic they’re passionate about.  They’re allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds.  This is six minutes and forty seconds of fame and then the next presenter is up.

I arrived at the Vogue  to find a long line of people still waiting to get in. I talked with people about why they had come to Pecha Kucha. The event is about storie and here are theirs:

“It’s not just a podcast, it’s a fcking experience…” PDX Sucks

PDX Sucks says about Choogle On with Uncle Weed podcast: 

“Uncle Weed – It’s not just a podcast, it’s a fucking experience. No words that I could come up with will do this thing justice, it just defies description. Listen for yourself, it’s unlike just about everything else out there and makes me jealous every single time I hear it – in a good way.”

note: original link deceased

 

Podcasting for Social Change | Digital Doodles

Podcasting for Social Change | Digital Doodles

stephanie vacher : Northern Voice Saturday: slacker liveblogging

stephanie vacher : Northern Voice Saturday: slacker liveblogging

SXSWi Notes: F*ck Stats, Make Art – Chris Unitt

SXSWi Notes: F*ck Stats, Make Art – Chris Unitt

The Aesthetic Poetic » SxSW Travel Guide

The Aesthetic Poetic » SxSW Travel Guide

Northern Voice 2009 – Vancouver’s Finest (from Stewtopia Home of Randy Stewart)

Northern Voice 2009 – Vancouver’s Finest

Northern Voice – Dean H

Northern Voice – Dean H