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Diane Firtell

Chance Meetings at Guido's (And Other Places)

PRESENTED ON AUG 14, 2012
IN PITTSFIELD @ VOL 3

Diane Firtell goes out and takes photos of people she meets at the Guido's grocery store (and sometimes other places), a project that then saw her add computer "painting" to eliminate the visual noise in the background of the photos. (In English)

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Call Me Melville

BY MEGAN WHILDEN
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 08, 2012

Megan Whilden is a government worker in the city of Pittsfield, and in this presentation she talks about the "Call Me Melville" summer cultural program. (in English)

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USA & UK: The Differences

BY DAVID HYDE
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 08, 2012

Let David Hyde take you on a tongue-in-cheek comparative tour of the US and the UK -- expect stereotypes galore, and a good laugh. (in English)

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First Fridays Artswalk

BY MARY MCGINNIS
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 08, 2012

Walking and taking in art sure sounds like a winning combination, and that's just what you get with First Fridays Artswalk. Mary McGinnis uses her presentation to explain the project. (in English)

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The Mason Jar

BY CRAIG LANGLOIS
@ VOL 3 ON AUG 14, 2012

Herein lies the unofficial and unauthorized history of the mason jar, produced by Craig Langlois in the form of drawings. (in English)

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It Takes Character

BY TOM BERNARD
@ VOL 3 ON AUG 14, 2012

Tom Bernard manages to mix two of his interests -- leadership and pop culture -- into a presentation that he freely admits veers on the "nerdy" side. (in English)

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Pinteresting

BY RICHARD BRITELL
@ VOL 3 ON AUG 14, 2012

Some presentations see a person sharing their work, and some see the presenter sharing what inspires him or her. Here, Richard Britell does the latter, sharing finds from Pinterest. (in English)

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Let's Get Bookin'

BY TY ALLAN JACKSON
@ VOL 3 ON AUG 14, 2012

Ty Allan Jackson talks about Big Head Books, his children books publishing project, and explains how to him its his way of contributing to the education of all kids, no matter the age or race. (in English)

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Embracing Chance

BY DOMINIC AYRE
@ VOL 12 ON JAN 17, 2012

Graphic designer Dominic Ayre describes the role that chance plays in good design, and the extent to which the outside world affects his design through chance. He suggests that chance can be a form of communication used to convey and generate new ideas, using his design and his students as examples of this phenomenon.

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Joe "Jaws" Jordan, and other tales of English Football

BY PETER EXLEY
@ VOL 48 ON DEC 12, 2018

In a follow up on his presentation on English football players' haircuts, Peter Exley makes observations on dental absence and alignment among the protagonists of the world's most popular sport.