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Valentina Di Fatta

Put Your Thoughts in the Washing Machine

PRESENTED ON MAR 02, 2012
IN PISA @ VOL 1

Metto il pensiero in lavatrice (Put Your Thoughts in the Washing Machine) is Valentina Di Fatta's second book, and in it she gives advice on how to wash away "dirty thoughts" and how to chose the best "washing program," depending on the season. (in Italian)

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Washed Books

BY ANJA KIRKEBY
IN AALBORG

Anja Kirkeby explains the topic of her presentation (in Danish): "I use books as the material in my present work and process them in different ways. I have washed 70 books in my washing machine on different programmes in order to see how paper, binding, soap, spindry and other factors influence the sculptures. I took them out of the machine and dried them exactly the way they came out. Now I know a lot more about the effect of washing in a machine, about the difference between a sculpture and a lump of papier-maché and what soap and fabric softener does to the colour of the items. The proces emphasized discussions on: what is art (and what is not), is changing a book blasphemy or transformation from one artform to another, and is a book only a book when it is readable? By exhibiting my books I have experienced what happens when we meet the unexpected on our way through everyday life, and the necessity of being provoked to see and grasp the ordinary in surprising new ways."

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The Thread Wrapping Machine

BY ANTON ALVAREZ
IN TOKYO

Presented as part of a "Sweden in Style" PechaKucha session held at the SuperDeluxe 10th anniversary party during Tokyo Designers Week 2012, Anton Alvarez introduces us to the Thread Wrapping Machine.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 7, 2013.

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Put on Your Favorite Dream and Fly

BY DOROTHY FAGAN
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 04, 2012

Dorothy Fagan says that through the years she has interpreted her paintings as dreams to help her overcome her fears. Here, she invites us to make our own dream interpretations of her wonderful collection of work.

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Nurturing Your Child's Creativity

BY SHARON EXLEY
@ VOL 32 ON DEC 02, 2014

"Creativity is a place you and your child should go." 

In Nurturing Your Child's Creativity from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 32, Sharon Exley presents a top ten of how to nurture creativity, challenge, adventure and more in children, which shows why apples don't fall far from trees (via her own brave and artful explorer Emma).
 
This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 15th, 2017. 
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How to make Picture Books

BY ELYS DOLAN
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 17, 2015

Author and illustrator Elys Dolan reveals how exactly she goes about creating children’s picture books. With a focus on characters and animals she shows you what the secret ingrediants are to a great picture book story, including how to get copies of your book burned!

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Penny for your thoughts

BY RICHARD VAN KUIJK
@ VOL 16 ON FEB 23, 2016

Een dinertafel met wisselende gasten die elkaar niet kennen met verhoor/interview specialist Richard van Kuijk als ideale gastheer. Het recept voor een avond vol nieuwe inzichten.

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Which Superhero Are You? Discovering Your Personal Brand

BY BRAD DRESSLER
@ VOL 9 ON NOV 29, 2016

Brad Dressler believes that every hero is different and so is every person. Everyone has a personal brand. He discusses personal brands and how your brand shapes perception of yourself.

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The Machine in the Garden or the Garden in the Machine

BY AVIGAIL SACHS
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 16, 2018

Avigail Sachs has been fascinated by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) dams for several years and has visited every dam at least once. She is currently writing a history of the architects and landscape architects who were part of this Authority. This presentation includes some of her efforts as a photographer and as an historian, highlighting one theme in particular: the ways in which the TVA system is a “machine in a garden”, but also a “garden in a machine."
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Put Down Your Phone, Pick Up A Board Game

BY CORTLAND MERCER
@ VOL 14 ON MAR 03, 2017

In an era of increasing civic and social isolation, Cortland Mercer describes the resurgent role that board games and board game cafes play in strengthening relationships and building community.