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Sha Hwang takes us through the history of .gifs, and their use in society, as an emotive vocabulary for current events, sports, and every day life.

Sha is an information designer and technologist based mostly in Brooklyn. A failed architect and an accidental entrepreneur, Sha has designed and built work for clients such as the New York Times, MTV, Flickr, and Adobe. Previously, Sha worked at Stamen Design and later cofounded the company Movity, which was acquired by Trulia. Sha spends his nights trawling Tumblr and printing gifs as Gifpop and his days working with Nava to improve and other parts of government.

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The Internet of Bodies

@ VOL 21 ON FEB 19, 2013

Erin Lewis shares some of her most recent works and where the future of wearable technology is headed.

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Speaking in a Visual Language

@ VOL 3 ON SEP 28, 2013

Artist Erin Siddal and media-maker Sean Arden examine the subtleties of technology and how these subtleties are central to the experience of media. Erin and Sean utilize visual language through time-lapse photography, and experiment with its ability to evoke stories and emotions. 


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Getting Out, Getting Animated

@ VOL 22 ON MAR 04, 2014

"Collective Creativity is something I am increasingly interested in and a part of."

In "Getting Out, Getting Animated" from PechaKucha Night Melbourne Vol. 22 Simon Howe shares how he started out working behind the scenes in a film-based theater, but as technology caught up with him, he was forced to look to other avenues for work. Simon talks about his trials and triumphs, on working in a creative group, and his work in animation.  


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Life Needs Internet

@ VOL 10 ON APR 22, 2014

Life Needs Internet aims to document how we currently feel about the Internet. This differs per culture, generation, country or even city; there is no global digital culture. While in 2013 39% of the world’s population had access to the Internet, writing a letter is still a technology that is roughly available to anyone. It’s a simple, low-cost and low-tech way to document thoughts and feelings. The global influence of the Internet is preserved through a traditional medium; each handwritten letter is a unique cultural artefact. Together these letters create an archaeological insight into digital culture.

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Translating the Digital into the Physical World

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Jeff Donaldson takes us into his obsession with the glitch world - creating knits and woven fabrics generated by game consoles, websites, data backups, and viruses to create physical, and wearable items!

Jeff  is an artist and designer based in Maryland. In 2001 Donaldson began preparing video hardware to intentionally short-circuit. This practice is the foundation for his textile and surface design practice.

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@ VOL 15 ON OCT 06, 2015

Wat kun je nog geheim houden in het digitale tijdperk? Secret.rar is een extreme tegenreactie op de neiging je hele hebben en houden op internet te zetten. Kunstenaar Jan Huijben weet geheimen zo diep weg te stoppen, dat het makkelijk is om ze ook weer te vergeten.

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Art and Virtual Reality: Staging the Real with Accessible Technology

@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

"How do you log off in the real life? How do I separate from my digital self? I think you have to be unconscious."

In Art and Virtual Reality: Staging the Real with Accessible Technology from PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 11, Ronnie Clarke is an artist focusing in media and performance, whose current work addresses the body, the self and social relationships in physical and digital spaces.  Her talk brings art and accessible technology together to question what it means to be present and to really interact with one another.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016. 

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Virtual Artifacts/Internet Art Culture

@ VOL 12 ON SEP 30, 2016

Stephanie Wu is a new media artist examining the role of escapism in today’s society and creates imaginary spaces using digital animations and installations. Digital arts have shifted our ideals of what art looks like and how it should be experienced. Her talk questions if the Internet can be an art medium. 

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Thus Spake Statis Beatnik

@ VOL 11 ON SEP 06, 2018

Aligned with the PechaKucha principle to 'think visual', digital creative Statis Beatnik believes that "words are very limited in being able to explain many of the most important human experiences. Try to explain the colour blue and you'll see an infinite amount of words it takes in comparison to showing just one image". In this vivid presentation, he shares his views on humanity and speculates on possible digital futures.