Past Fairfield Event: VOL 2

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October 18, 2013
@ ICON Gallery

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18_ICON_FREE_EVERYONE_INVITED_PECHAKUCHA NIGHT_20X20 • eclectic cross pollination of ideas & images • twenty slides each x twenty seconds per slide = pechakucha • Japanese: ペチャクチャ, IPA: [petɕa ku͍̥tɕa],[1] chit-chat • started in tokyo 2003 • now 660+ cities worldwide • friday evening, october 18, 2013 • icon gallery west side fairfield square • 7:30 – 10:00 pm • presenters include: bill hurlin, laura tomaszewska, radim schreiber, burt chojnowski, glenn watt, stacey hurlin, alex cequa, stepehn white, john stimson, mark petrick • quick paced • wide ranging • fun • moving • motivational • beautiful • informed •

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Through the Google Glass

@ VOL 2 ON OCT 18, 2013

Earlier this year, Google chose 8000 people to test out their Google Glass before they release it to the public. Alex Cequea was one of those lucky 8000 people. In this presentation Alex talks about what Google Glass is, what its potential benefits are, what its potential downsides are, and what he thinks it will do for humanity.

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Adornments of the Ancient World

@ VOL 2 ON OCT 18, 2013

William Hurlin, an antique jewelry expert, presents 19 pieces and explains how they were used. Some were charms to ward off evil, some were symbols to show your status, while still others had practical uses such as seal stamps to designate something as belonging to you.

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Small Hard Questions

@ VOL 2 ON OCT 18, 2013

To the backdrop of colorful paintings, Glen Watt recites a poem. It starts with a small hard question, progresses through a vast sea, and ends with us as flowers opening up into the light.

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Artful Living

@ VOL 2 ON OCT 18, 2013

Holly Moore visited various artist's homes. What she found surprised her. The art in their homes was as varied as the artists themselves. Watch to see some of the different installations she found.

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Funk Shui or: A Fine House

@ VOL 2 ON OCT 18, 2013

John Stimson comically and poetically gives us a tour of his house. It is arranged in a modernist way. He has interesting paper collage work on his table. He has an alchemy dungeon. Every morning he makes his bed into a unique and beautiful composition. He has all of this and more. Watch to discover the rest.

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Biophilic Engagement

@ VOL 2 ON OCT 18, 2013

Humans unconsciously seek connection with the natural world. Viewing nature has many benefits. Mark Petrick will explain them as well as the different ways designers use the concept of biophilic engagement in their work today.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 9, 2013.

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Firefly Experience

@ VOL 2 ON OCT 18, 2013

Radim Schreiber, an award-winning nature photographer, shares some of his best firefly photographs with us. Fireflies resting on grass with the full moon in the background, fields covered in fireflies under a star-filled sky, and more. His photographs are stunning.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 5, 2013.

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Hunger in Our Backyard

@ VOL 2 ON OCT 18, 2013

Hunger is still a global problem. It is not just in poor nations, but in the United States as well. 35 million americans don't know where their next meal is coming from. 1 in 5 children go to school hungry every day because they don't have enough food at home. Stacey Hurlin goes into great detail about world hunger and presents ways we can help combat it.

Mark Petrick
Artist & Photographer in Santa Fe
John Stimson
Freelance Graphic Artist, Printer, Teacher and Autodidact of the Yankee Tradition in Fairfield
William Hurlin
Antiquities expert, retired financial services professional in Fairfield
Holly Moore
Artist, printmaker, painter in Fairfield
Radim Schreiber
Nature Photographer, The Sky Factory in Fairfield
Burt Chojnowski
Managing Partner, BrainBelt Consulting, Inc. in Fairfield
Laura Tomaszewska
Graduate student in Public Health & Critical and Creative Thinking (UMASS) in Fairfield
Glenn Watt
Maker and Poet, The Sky Factory in Fairfield
Stacey Hurlin
Artist & Arts Advocate in Fairfield
Alex Cequea
Entrepreneur, Editor in Chief of iPhone Life magazine in Fairfield