PechaKucha Presentation

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Alex Hugh

Author/TV Personality/Entrepreneur

In Living Colour


We are closed off from the world when we are in our own comfort zone/natural environment; thus, traveling helps us to see the world in a new light. In this presentation, Alex Hugh shares how traveling helps us to open our eyes to the unknown and expand our perceptions with vibrant ideas and radiant images to help enhance and better our daily lives.

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Living Elsewhere and its Lessons

@ VOL 1 ON JUL 04, 2014

Living abroad is more than just a cultural experience, especially after living in 14 cities in 7 countries. Barbara Kuntze, an English language coach and restless Gemini, has always wanted to see more of the world, but traveling is only one way with usually a limited glimpse into the area.  Living and working (and volunteering, such as in the Galapagos) elsewhere, allows one to gain an insight into another world and  (re)assess one's place in life. Lifelong learning continues in the cities and with the people we encounter on the path; the journey is the life!

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Colour at the Ontario Science Centre

@ VOL 32 ON MAY 06, 2014

Colour at the Ontario Science is an integral part of our vision since our opening in 1969.  From the three hues in our iconic logo, to use in defining architecture and way finding, colour assists 1 million visitors a year setting the stage for interactives and copy panels in our halls.  Colour changes in response to our needs, but also helps define interactions, resolve questions and enhance the visitor experience. Elgin Cleckley, Senior Exhibit Designer of the Science Centre, takes a quick tour of the Ontario Science Centre discussing the colour histories of the past and how they have evolved into the colour language we use today. 

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What Colour is Your Blood?

@ VOL 32 ON JAN 20, 2015

Colour plays many roles in medical and anatomical illustration: representational and symbolic, qualitative and quantitative, diagnostic and aesthetic. While some colour choices may seem obvious (such as red to represent blood), there is much more history, nuance and interpretation than meets the eye. Amongst other topics, Dave Mazierski presented the five different colours of blood, the wheel of urine, and the truth behind the real and imagined colours of our inner and outer anatomy.

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Colour Decoded

@ VOL 32 ON JAN 20, 2015

A surgery removing a tumour along with half of Carly Blackman's thyroid in 2012 was the beginning of a 2-year journey of researching, writing and designing her book called Colour Decoded. This is a book written for artists and designers explaining the science behind colour in a way a "right-brained" individual can easily understand. Furthermore it discusses how colour has a massive impactive on our hormones, body and behaviours. Her exploration with colour tries to bridge the two worlds of Art and Science, which have been isolated from each other in our present day education system. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 10, 2015.

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Aesthetic impact of colour

@ VOL 32 ON JAN 20, 2015

Colour is one of the primary inspirational cornerstones that drive artists. Using examples from her own work and from familiar masters, Lorette C. Luzajic takes us on an emotional journey exploring the aesthetic impact of colour on artists and their audience. 

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My colourful world of colour

@ VOL 2 ON FEB 20, 2015

Iben takes us on a trip through her colour infused life of fashion, blogging and bringing colour to every day.

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Musings on the Colour Red

@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

"Blood is maybe redder than red, because of it's associations in art and in culture."

Tom Heatley
's presentation from PechaKucha Night Bexhill-on-Sea Vol. 1 opens with the most essential image of the colour red in photography: the safe light in a darkroom, and moves through a collection of images and wide ranging associations with blood, danger, sex, sacrifice, socialism and courage.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, Novermber 24th, 2015. 

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Living into Uncertainty

@ VOL 2 ON NOV 17, 2015

Johnnie Moore explores the traps we fall into when dealing with uncertainty in our organisations. With ideas from Kierkegaard to Monty Python, Rodin to Shakespeare, it's a whistle stop tour of living with paradox and absurdity.

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Playing with Colour

@ VOL 15 ON FEB 04, 2016

"Colour often comes down to strategically finding the moments that change in a faster time scale." 

In Playing with Colour from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15, the artist/designer team of Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster (known as BACKOFFICE) talk about their recent project, LINE GARDEN. In 2014 Jamrozik and Kempster used 500 wooden stakes to weave a mile of colourful plastic barrier tape into an occupiable, abstract field at the International Garden Festival at Reford Gardens/Les Jardins de Métis. They speak about the making of the installation, LINE GARDEN, and it’s adaptation for the 2015 edition of the festival, together with other related projects.