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Alex Halbleib

Electrical Engineer, Whirlpool Corporation in St. Joseph/Benton Harbor

Sparks: The Magic of the Grid

PRESENTED ON MAY 19, 2016
IN ST JOSEPH @ VOL 5

"The whole idea of being connected in some way, shape, or form, through this system that people set up, is so we can actually help each other do better things." 

In Sparks: The Magic of the Grid from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 5, electrical engineer at Whirlpool Corporation, Alex Halbleib distills an explanation of the mechanics (and magic) and the ubiquitous grid that brings our homes energy every day and night. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, (that's pronounced "Loo-ih-vil", without the "S"!) Alex is currently working in the advanced engineering where he hopes to make the world's connection just a little bit stronger.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016.

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Finding Order in the World: Grids and Circles

BY FRAN WARD
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 04, 2012

Fran Ward sees grids and circles in the world around her. She uses those references to make sense of that world and her place in it. Fran goes into depth on some beautiful examples of grids in modern and classical Japanese design, and tells tales of her travels in Asia.

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Distinction Through Typology

BY CHRISTIAN WEBB
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 07, 2013

Christian Webb has a unique way of making art. He takes pictures of similar things and then arranges them in a grid. Its the perfect mix of chaos and structure, and it produces striking results that lead to questions about typology, diversity, and change.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 7, 2014.

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New York: City on a Grid

BY GERARD KOEPPEL
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 04, 2015

Actor David Duchovny (!) says of Gerard Koeppel's new book: “ I’ve spent most of my life walking the straight lines of the world’s greatest city, and have never thought to ask: Is this a different shape from other cities, and if so, why, and who did it? Koeppel’s book answers these questions, in an easygoing, good-humored manner, with interesting facts unearthed on nearly every page. This is one of those books you always wished would be written, and here it is. Indispensable for anyone interested in the history of New York and cities generally, and bound to fuel cocktail conversations up, down, and across the city for years to come.”

Listen here for a whirlwind history of NY's grid as it develops!

Gerard Koeppel writes history, mostly New York related, but also in anything from magazines and journals to historical signage in city parks. He was also a captain of a charter sailboat, an awful law student, a licensed hack (out of a Greenwich Village taxi garage), and then, for many years, a radio reporter/writer/editor/producer, mostly with CBS News.

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Portland Pedal Power

BY MARIA DELORENZO
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 22, 2015

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Gymkhana Grid 2016

BY ANDREW STEVENS
@ VOL 9 ON APR 25, 2017

Andrew Stevens journey qualifying for the worlds biggest Gymkhana. A race with a Subaru Impreza to the finish line. 

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Sensibility of the Grid

BY CLAESSON KOIVISTO RUNE
@ DESIGNART 2017 OPENING EVENT PECHAKUCHA NIGHT TOKYO SPECIAL! OCTOBER 16 (MONDAY) AT OMOTESANDO HILLS! ON OCT 16, 2017

The internationally acclaimed Swedish architectural partnership, Claesson Koivisto Rune bring their multi-disciplinary approach to Japan, this time to DESIGNART, debuting a new series of printed works that delve into the repetition, proportion, and artistic sensibility of the grid. Derived from the artists’ passion, discussions, research and experience of architecture after close to a quarter of a century in the profession, these works embody their synthesis of design and art, abstracting from skyscraper façades something other than architecture ...other than art ...in a search for the essence of the grid.

国際的に高い評価を得ているスウェーデンの建築家集団クラーソン・コイヴィスト・ルーネは、DESIGNARTでは多分野からアプローチを行い、グリッドの反復性、比例性、芸術的感性を掘り下げた新シリーズのプリントワークを発表します。 建築家の情熱や討論、研究そして経験から生まれたこの作品は、建築以外の超高層ファサードから抽出し抽象化したものを素材にしてデザインと芸術の統合を体現しています グリッドの本質を追求しています!

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Power Defined

BY BRENDAN HANRAHAN
@ VOL 11 ON MAR 02, 2018

Brendan Hanrahan is an eningeer or something. He does stuff with waves and oscillations. Even he's unsure of what he does. Here's his presentation on power existing in every aspect of our lives and on its relationship with love. Listen to it, I guess. 

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The Grid of the Mind

BY MANE TATOULIAN
@ VOL 31 ON JUN 29, 2019

What is the relationship between Design and the Universe? Is there a more deep and essential reason in the significance of design? Design is not an artificial discipline: it is a natural human activity. The seek of designing, systematizing and organizing is nothing but a human essential need - coming back to our essence: We were designed (by a design) to design. Mane Tatoulian provides some insight. 

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Image Power

BY ROHIT SHARMA
@ VOL 13 ON JUL 28, 2019

Mr. Rohit Sharma (Image Consultant, Star Steps, Gwalior) - speaks on ''Image Power''