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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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The Product Design Journey

@ VOL 2 ON NOV 01, 2018

As and Industrial Designer, David Justis is part of a relatively rare breed of creative professionals. For the past ten years he’s provided vision and design direction for the overall look of Kicker’s after-market car audio, home & personal, marine and powersports audio. Through empathy, observation, ideation, concept development, an understanding of materials and process, and copious amounts of sketching, David helps bridge the gap between engineering and aesthetics, which plays an integral role in creating a cohesive look for product lines that reflect a strong brand identity.

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Color and Music

@ VOL 2 ON NOV 01, 2018

Ryan Hendrix is the founder of Stillwater based indie rock band Colourmusic. The band has released three albums, “F, Monday, Orange, February, Venus, Lunatic 1 or 13” (2008), “My____ is pink” (2011), and “May You Marry Rich” (2014). Colourmusic's forthcoming album “Swimsuit” is set to be released 2/4/19. Ryan Hendrix is also a lecturer in the music business program at ACM@UCO.

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Joining paths: materials and music

@ VOL 2 ON NOV 01, 2018

Martha Williford Avrett is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music and studied opera at the Manhattan School. She sang leading roles as a classical mezzo-soprano at Houston Grand Opera. Marriage brought her to Stillwater where she found master teacher, metalsmith Chris Ramsay. She taught 3D design and beginning jewelry at OSU and assisted at Penland and Haystack School of Crafts. Two performances as soloist with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic brought her back into music. Presently she teaches classical voice in the OSU Department of Music.

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Func Emp Bio Design

@ VOL 2 ON NOV 01, 2018

Aditya Jayadas is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Design, Housing & Merchandising at OSU. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering with a Human Factors and Ergonomics emphasis from Texas Tech University in 2013. He is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and American Society of Biomechanics. He teaches Problem Solving Strategies, Research Methods, Wicked Problems, Empathic Design, and Anthropometry & Ergonomics in Design. His research interests include: falls in older individuals, low back pain in police officers and blood flow issues with prolonged sitting. When he is not teaching or doing research, he likes to spend time in nature, watch football and basketball, and cook.

Collaborators: Adriana Petrova, Semra Peksoz and Mihyun Kang

Sketches: Blakelee Stowers

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The Power of Constraints

@ VOL 2 ON NOV 01, 2018

Living and breathing a digital 3D design-centric career which stretches well beyond the typical domain of an architect, Stan Carroll, a 25-year practitioner, regularly tests the limits of form and function. His work spans from the design ideas to the hands-on fabrication within the domains of furniture design, building design, urban place making, and large public art. In 2009 Carroll was surprised by a seemingly trivial decision to learn computer coding. This decision ultimately transformed his career in the most profound way. By providing access to complex 3D forms previously inaccessible with 20th-century tools his entire design process was redefined. For the past ten years, Carroll has taken advantage of the new found computational methodologies in a variety of ground breaking works of public art; the largest of which was created during his role as co-designer on the award-winning SkyDance Pedestrian Bridge in Oklahoma City.
Once the bridge was completed, Carroll found himself in what seemed like a computational desert. Inspired by the new possibilities offered by computation, Carroll could recognize an even greater potential of these new tools but without other nearby collaborators in the computational field, he found himself unable to move beyond the initial plateau. Not deterred by the current environment, as a lifelong learner, Carroll moved to develop his computational design skills further by obtaining a master’s degree at age 53 in London in a computational design program.
Since returning to Oklahoma, Carroll completed a four hear stint teaching undergraduate design studios and computation at OSU School of Architecture. He continues to pursue public art and is currently completing the construction phase of a $2.3 million memorial for a World War II hero in Waco, Texas which he won in a design competition among 26 other competitors. The Doris Miller Memorial is scheduled to be completed by December 2018.

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@ VOL 2 ON NOV 01, 2018

Fresh off the boat. Born and raised in Japan. Yu Takebe started creating artworks in early ages, inspired by organic patterns, calligraphy, and Japanese folk arts. He enjoys finding new materials every time he moves to a new city with his wife.

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A Growing Passion

@ VOL 2 ON NOV 01, 2018

Steve Owens is a Nurseryman, Plant Hunter and Gardener. He holds BS and MS degrees in Horticulture from OSU and is a former Host, writer and producer of the popular TV program, Oklahoma Gardening. Steve is the author of ‘Best Garden Plants for Oklahoma’ and frequently lectures at gardening venues throughout Oklahoma and surrounding states. He and his wife Ruth are the owners of Bustani Plant Farm, a specialty nursery in Stillwater that grows and offers unique out-of-the-ordinary plants.

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Puterka Fine Art; 3D & 2D designs

@ VOL 2 ON NOV 01, 2018

Katy Puterka was raised in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Puterka works primarily in jewelry making and secondarily in watercolor. She completed her Bachelors of Fine Arts at Oklahoma State University in May of 2015. Puterka’s artwork has been featured in Oklahoma’s Tallgrass Art Gallery, Kasum Gallery, Oklahoma Contemporary, Niche Awards Gallery, Graphite Elements & Design Art Gallery, Gardiner Art Gallery, Hardesty Center for Fablab, and locally exhibited in Stillwater.


About the City's Organizers

  • Morgan Robinson

    Morgan Robinson is an artist from Stillwater, Oklahoma working primarily with wood and metal. He received his BFA in sculpture from the University of Central Oklahoma where he had the freedom to experiment with furniture as art. After graduating, Robinson worked as a custom cabinet maker for five years, refining his wood working skills and techniques. After traveling to Japan and learning traditional methods of wood working used for centuries, he returned home to set up a wood/metal working studio in Stillwater, OK, where he currently teaches 3D Foundations at Oklahoma State University. Robinson’s work focuses on merging eastern philosophies of minimalism and sculptural form into beautiful artistic statements to add to the quality in our daily lives.

  • Katrina Klempa

    My name is Katrina Klempa and I am a young creative based in both Tulsa and Stillwater, Oklahoma. I aspire to find a career where I am creatively and intellectually challenged. Starting out interested in becoming an animator, I spent a lot of time in high school attending technical school classes in 3D design and animation. I learned how to use modeling, rendering, and video-editing software. Through this process, I realized that I loved being able to be apart of someone's- a stranger's- experience in the world by creating art. To be able to affect someone for the better without even meeting them is an incredible thing. My mind wandered back to the architectural plans and projects my mother would always study as I was growing up, and I turned to architecture shortly after entering my senior year of high school. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree of Architecture at Oklahoma State University. I'm set to graduate December, 2020. I'm looking to help benefit the community of Stillwater through being apart of Pecha Kucha movement in my city. I'm very excited about the outcome and prep of it!

  • Shoko Robinson

    After worked as an application developer/web programmer over 10 years in Japan and America, Shoko is currently seeking ways to work with her hands and heart. She is a weaver, gardener, bookkeeper, photographer, problem solver, cat lover, and coffee addict.