Past Honolulu Event: VOL 27

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Bailing the Bathtub

@ VOL 27 ON JUN 10, 2016

Standing on the banks of polluted Manila Bay, Philippines, Kahi Pacarro found himself taking a 180 life direction. Having a successful career in real estate development (a large contributor to pollution), he made the choice to sacrifice the successful monetary career for a successful career that would help preserve Hawaii and the world’s future generations and most importantly his progeny. Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii provides experiences that are focused on awakening volunteers that items being removed off our coastlines are the same items many of us use daily. Stepping back from the assumption that beach clean ups is all there is to do, Kahi works with volunteers to share the true solution of stopping the debris from being created in the first place. Clean beaches start far away from the beach, so lets’s focus on the source.

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Artistic Encounters with Plastiglomerate, Derelict Fishing Gear, and other Pacific Plastic Flotsam

@ VOL 27 ON JUN 10, 2016

“He mimes geological compression, squeezing all of the detritus together to make a post-consumerist stone.”

In Artistic Encounters with Plastiglomerate, Derelict Fishing Gear, and other Pacific Plastic Flotsam from PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol. 27, Jan Dickey, UHM MFA candidate, and Jaimey Hamilton Faris, UHM Associate Professor of Contemporary Art and Critical Theory, will talk about how art engages with the environmental impact of plastic trash in the Pacific Ocean. They will introduce the work of three artists: Kelly Jazvac’s “readymade” plastiglomerate (a newly designated geologic formation of sand, coral, and plastic); Maika’i Tubbs’ attempts to replicate platiglomerate’s geology; and Mary Babcock’s weavings of plastic fishing line found on the shores of the Hawaiian Islands.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" of Thursday, July 21st, 2016. 

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Plastics, Plastics Everywhere and Not a Cop to Shrink

@ VOL 27 ON JUN 10, 2016

Howard Wiig collaborated with NOAA, the US Coast Guard, Schnitzer Steel, H-Power and other volunteers to cut drift nets from the reefs of the Northwest Hawaiian Islands to be processed to generate electricity for hundreds of homes. The program was later duplicated in Oregon and Massachusetts, Wiig and the team was later awarded “The Top 50 most innovative projects” by Harvards Kennedy School of Business. In addition to his work in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands, Howard will be sharing about the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” stretching between Hawaii and Seattle. Along with the effect that debris has on local Laysan Albatross and Hawaiian Monk Seals population.

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See Art, Make Art: Plastic Fantastic?

@ VOL 27 ON JUN 10, 2016

Making art daily as a teaching artist at the Honolulu Museum of Art, Julia Cornell shares and engages in activities that reflect the same materials, techniques, and concepts that the children encounter within the gallery. Her presentation will include a brief summary as well as examples of children’s experiences at the current Plastic Fantastic? exhibition at Spalding House.

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Built to Form

@ VOL 27 ON JUN 10, 2016

Corinna Bailey gives an overview of how recycled resins (plastics) are used in today’s architectural designs as an aesthetic and functional alternative to more traditional materials such as wood, metals, and glass. We will see examples of various recycled polymers being utilized to remedy key design issues of today: daylighting, reusable materials, energy efficiency, and project economics.

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Plastic Printing

@ VOL 27 ON JUN 10, 2016

“How can I get [students] away from the computer, pull them out of the screen, and how can I get them to think with their hands and to approach things outside of a pixel?”

In Plastic Printing from PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol. 27, Rob McConnell shares the technique of printing typography and designs using LEGO pieces. As a Graphic Design Professor at Brigham Young University Hawaii, he is interested in exploring all the possible learning experiences that this technique allows. This presentation covers how he came upon the idea and some of the plastic printing work that we have produced in the past year.

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@ VOL 27 ON JUN 10, 2016

Dr. Guido Lozada, a plastic surgeon from Peru, shares his presentation ‘Plastikos’ (the origin of the word plastic–to mold or shape), highlighting the materials used in medical supplies, equipment, lasers and other surgical materials that are essential to the practice of medicine. 

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Nurdle in the Rough

@ VOL 27 ON JUN 10, 2016

“I compose each piece of marine debris into an interesting and ambiguous object.”

In Nurdle in the Rough from PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol. 27, Kathleen Crabill shares how she started transforming ocean plastic into conversation starting gems. Crabill is an ocean lover who grew up on the Big Island. She went on to receive a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University with a concentration in metalsmithing. Bringing her skills and desire for healthy oceans back to Hawaii, she started a business called Nurdle in the Rough Jewelry.

Mahalo to Edgar Espero the permission to use his recording of this presentation.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016.

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The Story of Water in Hawaii

@ VOL 27 ON JUN 10, 2016

"The window of wonder into the world of water."

In "The Story of Water in Hawaii" from PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol. 27, Eric Johnson led a journey through the process of creating an original theatrical production in collaboration with artists, activists and multiple community partners. Eric is Artistic Director of the Honolulu Theatre for Youth. His production - "H2O: The Story of Water in Hawaii" - performed for over 20,000 students, teachers and families on Oahu this Spring and will tour to five Neighbor Islands this fall. 

This was "PechaKucah of the Day" on Thursday, October 27th, 2016.

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Art In The Anthropocene

@ VOL 27 ON JUN 10, 2016

Shannon McCarthy shares her response to living in the Anthropocene: the first proposed epoch where human activities have begun to have a significant global impact on the planet’s ecosystems and geology. McCarthy describes the use of ocean plastics and marine debris in her art, how this material is affecting the planet, and how to inspire others to use art as a communication tool for  environmental and social sustainability and solution.

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