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Jonathan Gales

Creative Director and Co-Founder of Factory Fifteen, Factory Fifteen in London

Better Than Ridley Scott?!!


"A building is more architectural in the process of constructing itself than it is as a monument to the inhabitation that it then follows."

In Better Than Ridley Scott?!! from PechaKucha Night London Vol. 11Jonathan Gales shares some of his wonderful digital creations that focus on future cities. Gales is an architect and the creative director and co-founder of Factory Fifteen. His real passion is for design and visual storytelling using film, animation and visual effects. As you will see, he not only has a passion, but he has serious talent!! You will see for yourself that the images Jonathan produces are truly amazing. And, as Mark Dytham (founder and host of London PechaKucha Night Vol 11) pointed out, they really give Ridley Scott a run for his money!

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, August 8th, 2016. 
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Designing Obama

@ VOL 2 ON JAN 30, 2010

When Scott Thomas first met Barack Obama in 2007, the junior senator's web presence was suffering from a lack of consistency; there were, as he says, "37 different typefaces", and, about "416 different colors of blue" could be found throughout the site. 

In his presentation, Scott takes us through the process of not only designing a political campaign, but changing the way politics are played in the 21st century.

He speaks on the power the web has to shrink our world; how far-away issues become our own when viewing and interacting with people across the country, around the globe. For the first time in American history we had a candidate addressing the people through live-streamed video rather than radio or television.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 22, 2013.

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''better than Picasso''

@ VOL 6 ON FEB 20, 2010

"You don't have to be cool to be an artist" says Nicolás Uribe. With the rigor of the Academy and the personality of a comics fan, Nicolás shares his thoughts on what it is to be a painter these days.

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Designing A Better World, One Idea At A Time


Martin Willers from People People gives us a behind the scenes look at their newest idea, the Transparent Speaker and guides us through the role industrial design plays in society and how it can change the world for the better.

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Better than Fiction: How Owning My Story Changed My Life

@ VOL 7 ON FEB 22, 2013

The hardest thing anyone can do is owning up to the shame and guilt in their life. However, when you do, you have the power to change it and create your own ending. Cara Pelletier, with 14 years of experience as a professional educator and a Product Mentor at HR/Payroll software company, tells her story of how her owning up to shame put her in control of her life and helped her reach out to people in her business. 

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Learning to Fail Better

@ VOL 13 ON APR 30, 2015

Co-president of the UW-Madison Teaching Assistants’ Association, Eleni Schirmer talks about insights gained from mistakes made in a recent political showdown in the Wisconsin capitol. She shares how the situation sparked tough questions about how to challenge and overcome social inequalities and how social movements impact public education.

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A word's worth a thousand images

@ VOL 13 ON MAR 03, 2016

Lucho Correa was born to be a great designer, but that didn't stop him from being great at many other things, among them speaking in public. He explained why a word's worth a thousand images and shared some of his trade-mark campaigns with the enthralled audience.

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Strain-ger than Fiction

@ VOL 16 ON AUG 06, 2015

"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. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016. 

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Using Snow to Build a Better City

@ VOL 27 ON FEB 16, 2017

“There’s an abundant resource that’s available to all winter cities, right below our feet, that could help us produce better, user-informed designs.”

Darren Proulx, Urban Planning Engineer with Slow Streets, explains how to start thinking about snow as less of a nuisance and more of a tool for cities— and how we can use it, literally, as a building block or even a guide to designing better public spaces.

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Landscapes for Better Living

@ VOL 1 ON APR 19, 2017

Kurt Vomfell shares his passion for Landscape Architecture and the subtleties behind site design, planning and vegetation. He gives us an insiders look at how landscape architects go about creating outdoor spaces that fit harmoniously with structures the surrounding lanscape.