Past Chicago Event: VOL 29

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VOL 29

March 04, 2014
@ Martyrs'

Our first event of 2014 as we enter the eighth year of PechaKucha night in Chicago.

It snowed last year and we had an ice cream truck feed the entire audience; what surprises will this edition have in store?  For sure there'll be some.

PechaKucha Night Chicago Volume 29 is proud to partner with the Penn Club of Chicago.

Tickets on sale now at  All these years and still the same price.

8pm start.

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The Pulse

@ VOL 29 ON MAR 04, 2014

Preston Jones talks about how following the pulse in our lives teaches us just how profound and important our lives are. We all possess a skill set that has the potential to be world-changing, we just have to learn how to use it. 

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

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Unforgettable Landmarks

@ VOL 29 ON MAR 04, 2014

Robin Simon combines several of her interests - pop culture, architecture, travel, and photography - in her discussion of various World Fair landmarks that are still around today. 

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Live Life to the Fullest

@ VOL 29 ON MAR 04, 2014

Musician Sam Cerniglia talks about his experience auditioning for The Voice, and shares the stories of some of the inspirational people in his life. Sam believes that if you continue to love what you do and never stop, you will be successful. 

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Drone Operator

@ VOL 29 ON MAR 04, 2014

Punk-rock musician Jon Langford recently released an album, and performs one of the songs for it, entitled "Drone Operator". He utilizes images created by his son as the backdrop for his performance. 

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Pizza and Pie

@ VOL 29 ON MAR 04, 2014

Elliana Krandel and Hannah Altshuler know everything there is to know about pizza and pie. They share the endless varieties and technicalities of these foods, and what they have learned over their friendship of seven years. Pizza and pie are not just delicious foods but also a means of bringing people together. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 14, 2014.

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Life as an Architect

@ VOL 29 ON MAR 04, 2014

When architect Margaret Yoo was laid off from a firm that specialized in constructing tall towers, she was thankful for the chance to rediscover herself. Since then, she has worked on many projects, including building homes for children in need. 

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Design Improves Lives

@ VOL 29 ON MAR 04, 2014

Sam Aquillano is founder and executive director of Design Museum Boston, and began his career as an industrial designer. He wants to pass his knowledge to the next generation, and founded the museum as a way to educate the world on the importance of good design.

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The Indie Game Revolution

@ VOL 29 ON MAR 04, 2014

Max Temkin talks about the revolutionary change in the computer gaming industry from publisher and distributor producted games to independent games that could be sold directly to the customer. Temkin gives an overview of independenly created games, like minecraft, fez, and spleunky, in order to show what great games (and great art forms) could be created outside publisher and distributor influences. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 2, 2014.

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Aliens Might Have Claimed My Sisters

@ VOL 29 ON MAR 04, 2014

Leah Ball's childhood fascination with outer space and cosmic thinking informs her research, inquiry, and design process. 

"Presentation of the Day" on August 5, 2014. 

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What is a MOOC?

@ VOL 29 ON MAR 04, 2014

Michal Clements jumps off bridges and does deep dives into Emily Dickinson. It's all in the name of leaping into the world of MOOCs.

This presentation was part of an evening partnership with the Penn Club of Chicago. Michal served as the 2014 President of the Club.

Peter Exley
Architect, Architecture Is Fun in Chicago
Preston Jones
Creator of Uncommon Events, Canvas Chicago in Chicago
Max Temkin
in Chicago
Hannah Altshuler
Artist and Art Teacher in Chicago
Robin Simon
Marketing Analytics Consultant, SimonSez Consulting Corp. in Chicago
Margaret Yoo
in Chicago
Sam Cerniglia
Crooner in Chicago
Leah Ball
Jeweler, ceramicist, artificer in Chicago
Jon Langford
Visual Artist & Punk Rock Legend in Chicago
Sam Aquillano
Executive Director at Design Museum Foundation in Boston
The Crustaceans
NOLA • FUNK • BLUES in Chicago
Michal Clements
Market/Business Strategy Consultant and Author, Insight to Action, Inc. in Evanston