Past Toronto Event: VOL 27

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Smarty Pants

@ VOL 27 ON NOV 05, 2013

Presented at PechaKucha Night Toronto Vol. 27, Smarty Pants Ashley Lewis, a tech educator in Toronto, talks of her passion of tech-craft hybrids. She is inspired by current interactive clothing and future consumer products from conductive ink and thread to makeup and sportswear that will have you thinking about fashion in a completely different way. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 13, 2014. 



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30,000 Foot View of Biology

@ VOL 27 ON NOV 05, 2013

Britt Way, a radio documentray producer in Toronto, uses her biologist background and radio skills to talk about the development of biology today, especially concerning deextinction. As many of us know, we are living in the Sixth Extinction and our need to play God is more pressing then ever. She shows solutions to right the wrongs that we have created in several interesting and unconventional ways. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 1, 2014.

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Searching for Good Design

@ VOL 27 ON NOV 05, 2013

Jacob Antoni, an architect and designer who recently moved from Berlin to Toronto, shares his search for what constitutes good design by drawing from his own design projects and the obstacles and opportunities they have presented towards discovering functional, beautiful and simple design. 

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Space Tourism: Hospitality or Adventure Industry?

@ VOL 27 ON NOV 05, 2013

Maryam Nabavi, an Innovation Strategist at Idea Couture, talks about her strategy for the future of commerical space (i.e. Virgin Galactic) as a service industry. If you ever thought about living in space, then small bathrooms, carbon-dehydrated food, and uncomfortable sleeping arrangements are probably not what you had in mind. However, Nabavi redesigned the experience to have humans at the center of the problem so that it can be an enjoyable and memorable experience for anyone no matter their financial or physical situation. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 4, 2014.

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An Adventure in Cohabitation

@ VOL 27 ON NOV 05, 2013

Carla Gould, designer and researcher in Toronto, demonstrates her passion for animal and human cohabitation by focusing on the relationship between pigeons and urban city dwellers to show that we are more similar and essential to each other than we realized. Through her experiences on case studies and research projects, she takes these similarities and challanges us to expand our awareness of the animals that we share the earth with. 


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Quantifying Self

@ VOL 27 ON NOV 05, 2013

Rami Alhamad, CEO and co-founder of PUSH in Toronto, explains the "quantify self" movement in relation to the revolution of wearable technology to show how individuals are revoluitionizing how they track their daily habits. He disscusses the challenges of privacy and accuracy, and exposes the healthcare system as antiquated and in need of improvement. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 24, 2014. 

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@ VOL 27 ON NOV 05, 2013

Marco Petkovski, the Measurement Lead at Teehan+Lax, explains how inner peace and acceptance of circumstance can help us work more effectively. He goes further into the influence of stress on creative thinking and the contagiousness of calmness, and shares the secret of how we can be more creative and produce the best work of our lives. All we need to do is breathe. 

 "Presentation of the Day" on February 27, 2014.

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Hand-Painted Signs in the 21st Century

@ VOL 27 ON NOV 05, 2013

Dougie Kerr is considered a Toronto legend, and he has been painting signs since the 60s. When he first moved to Canada in the 70s, his first job was painting totem poles. He is now one of the two only sign-makers at Honest Ed's, the most iconic department store in Toronto. He does a variety of in-store signage, sometimes producing 40-50 hand-painted signs a day. 

Britt Wray
Radio documentary producer , Freelance in Toronto
Jacob Antoni
architect and designer, self employed in Toronto
Rami Alhamad
CEO, co-founder, PUSH in Toronto
Maryam Nabavi
Strategist, Idea Couture in Toronto
Carla Gould
Design & Research in Toronto
Ashley Lewis
Tech Educator , Girls Learning Code, TIFF Kids, TVO in Toronto
Marco Petkovski
Measurement Lead, Teehan+Lax in Toronto
Dougie Kerr
Sign Artist, Honest Ed in Toronto