Past Brooklyn Event: VOL 1

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Storytelling through Moroccan Rugs

@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

Alia Kate, of Kantara, explains her preoccupation with Moroccan rugs, the stories woven into their fibers, and the women weavers who create them. 

Through her travels and conversations with the many women she spent with in Morocco, and learning their language, Kate expresses her love for their culture. Which then allowed her to start her own stories with making rugs and pillows in her online store. 

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Nerds, and Structural Design

@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

Brian Markham, a structural engineer based in New York, discusses nerds - and the way in which nerds apply mathematical strategies inspired by natural elements to develop architectural wonders. 

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Planes and Hard to Reach Places

@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

Cynthia Drescher, travel editor for Condé Nast's Jaunted and pilot in training, talks about small planes, remote destinations, and speed limits.

Going into depth and discovering the rarest places that only allow you to get there by one, or various, modes of transportation. 

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

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The Power of Wind

@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

Evan Waters met William Kamkwambe on a visit to Malawi, and was inspired by inventive spirit and desire to create change. 

Tells the story of William Kamkwambe, and how he was able to use green energy to power his family's house. In result, allowed him to be noticed and given the opportunity to go back to school, and start working to give back to his community. 

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Adventures through Bicycling

@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

Brothers, James and Dylan Nord grew up together going on adventures, riding their bikes, building forts, and playing pretend. A few decades later they were still riding bikes, racing them now, but had lost the adventure and childish fun of their youth that they couldn't forget.

They decided to create something that would allow them to step outside of their modern adult lives and experience the unabashed freedom and thrill they knew growing up, but had lost as adults. And so Deux North was born as a way to say, "I'm still young."

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

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A Vision for an Improved LaGuardia

@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

Jim Venturi's proposes to relocate prisoners from Riker's Island, bulldoze the island, and expand LaGuardia Airport to create a more "multi-borough" mindset, connect commuter rail to the entire city, and increase transit-based development in the Bronx and Queens. 

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The Startup Bus

@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

Nate Cooper takes us for a ride on the Start Up Bus! 

Apps, programs and comics, oh my!

Going into depth about the features of how the competition helps people connect and work on creating their own businesses. 

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Things Kids Don't Do Anymore

@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

Peter Exley, organizer of PKN Chicago, reminisces about a childhood trip to Greece! 

Goes into depth on his trip to Greece, and the travel journal he kept as a child. 

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The School of Poetic Computation

@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

Zach Lieberman talks about technological inventions, the School of Poetic Computation, and drinking wine and arguing. 

Fed up with how the school system is treating its students, Zach decided to create his own school that allows the students to be more involved with eachother, and to learn from each other. 

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The Power of Yes

@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

Tiffany Lentz believes in the power of yes, and thinks you should say yes too. Going into her own life changing story and experiences, Tiffany was able to learn new things about the world and life. 

 "Presentation of the Day" on November 17, 2014.

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31 Days Under the Sea

@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

In 31 Days Under the Sea from PechaKucha Night Brooklyn Vol. 1, Fabien Cousteau discusses how his family's background inspired his newest project, Mission 31. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the monumental legacy left by Fabien’s grandfather, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Mission 31 continues the dream of creating the first ocean floor habitats for humans and leading a team of ocean explorers on the first attempt to live and work underwater.

"Presentation of the Day" on September 30, 2014.

Peter Exley
Architect, Architecture Is Fun in Chicago
Alia Kate
Designer & Rug Dealer, Kantara in Brooklyn
Nate Cooper
Edupreneur in New York
Jim Venturi
Producer/Filmmaker , Light from Light Films in New York
Cynthia Drescher
Editor,, Conde Nast Traveler in New York
Fabien Cousteau
Oceanographic Explorer in New York
Tiffany Lentz
Technologist, ThoughtWorks in New York
Brian Markham
Structural Engineer, Arup in New York
Zach Lieberman
Artist, researcher and hacker in New York
Evan Waters
Technologist in New York
James Nord
Photographer in New York