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We haven't scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there's one you can attend!

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Art of the Mind

BY GERRY SHAW
@ VOL 16 ON MAY 06, 2019

Gerry Shaw discusses the scientific inspiration for his art hobby.

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The Time Sink of Being Average

BY MARY ALFORD
@ VOL 16 ON MAY 06, 2019

This presentation explores the increasingly high nonmonetary cost of being a middle of the road American.

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Making Gainesville More Awesome

BY MIKE AMISH
@ VOL 16 ON MAY 06, 2019

A great presentation about how a 20 year old nonprofit is finding new life by supporting other Awesome efforts.

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Bike-Powered Kinetic Sculpture

BY RAYMOND RAWLS
@ VOL 10 ON AUG 01, 2014

Sculptors Raymond Rawls and Lorraine Duerden explore the potential for using abandoned, recycled bicycles as the foundation to create large-scale ambulatory kinetic sculpture. Here they speak about the creation process of these animal-themed rideable sculptures, and the community parades where they put them on display.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 14, 2014. 

 

GAINESVILLE, FL Blog

Bike-Powered Kinetic Sculpture

Ever ridden a crocodile bike? We thought not -- these two sculptors build them:
Raymond Rawls and Lorraine Duerden explore the potential for using abandoned, recycled bicycles as the foundation to create large-scale ambulatory kinetic sculpture. In "Bike-Powered Kinetic Sculpture" from PKN Gainesville, Vol. 10, they speak about the creation process of these animal-themed rideable sculptures, and the community parades where they put them on display.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Joseph Floyd

    Joseph moved to Gainesville with his family in 2011 to join the UF Office of Sustainability as the first fulltime Zero Waste Coordinator at a major university in the country. Upon arrival he began work with a number of local organizations, including serving five years as the co-coordinator of USGBC Heart of Florida Chapter's twice per month Green Caffeine presentation and discussion series and former Executive Board of Keep Alachua County Beautiful. Joseph also co-founded the Gainesville Electric Vehicle Club. His varied interests include consumer culture theory, economics, healthy lifestyles, logistics, and of course active transportation. His personal passions and interests led him to co-found GetActiveGNV with Fae Nageon De Lestang with this simple mission: To demonstrate that active transportation is fun, safe, liberating, empowering, beneficial to the local economy, and creates a healthier citizenry. GetActiveGNV quickly outgrew it's initial aspirations and morphed into the nonprofit Active Streets Alliance.