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Inspiring Creativity through LEGO

PRESENTED ON FEB 28, 2015
IN OSAKA @ VOL 8

Edwin Knight introduces KLUG - Kansai Lego User Group - which aims to inspire creativity one block at a time, organising charitable event along the way.

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AFOL

BY ROB VAN HOESEL
@ VOL 10 ON APR 22, 2014

One might know Rob van Hoesel for his graphic design and publishing work. Many will not know he has a secret hobby. In this presentation Rob outs himself as an AFOL; Adult Fan of Lego. He shares his passion for the colored bricks and shows some of his amazing LEGO structures.

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The Legodrome

BY LABROUSSE DAMIEN
@ VOL 10 ON JUL 01, 2015

How I travelled through space with ships made of lego bricks : A short history of a sci-fi oriented AFOL (adult-fan-of-lego). By Damien Labrousse

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Charity Work

BY AISHA JAMAL
@ VOL 8 ON DEC 05, 2015

Aisha Jamal talks about the meaning of charity work which has completely changed to her after she started working close to poor people.she tells about the times she lived with them and witnessed life’s most inspiring and tragic moments, as she describes she has seen inspiring glimpses of courage, dignity, kindness, perseverance, and generosity.   To her the meaning of charity work has changed to the Humanitarian service ,she realized that what is offered for poor people is an obligation not a grace because it's from a human to an equal human being .

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The Hive | The Benefit of Community, Creativity, and Risk

BY REBECCA RIDNER
@ VOL 17 ON NOV 12, 2015

This is the story of Rebecca Ridner's desire for creativity produced a space and community for creative entrepreneurs in Knoxville, TN. 

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Plastic Printing

BY ROB MCCONNELL
@ 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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How Lego Taught Me to PLAY

BY JAMES "JP" POULTER
@ VOL 11 ON JUN 16, 2016

In How Lego taught me to PLAY JP (or James Poulter if you like it formal), Head of Social for LEGO's digital kids communities, addresses how the modern world has sucked the play and fun out of everyday life - especially for adults! Has social media has turned us all in spectators rather than participants?

In 6.40 minutes JP shares some ideas for how we can bring the fun back into life, even if it is through the use of modern technology (JP's personal favourite is Snapchat!).

Listen in for the end when JP recites to us a brand new poem, featuring Snapchat!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 12th, 2017.  

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KnowHow / Youth Programs at the Intersection of Creativity and Critical Thinking

BY ELIZABETH WRIGHT
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 17, 2016

Elizabeth Wright presents "KnowHow" a local community organization that builds youth leadership and community engagement through the arts. KnowHow youth work at the intersection of creativity and critical thinking to engage with their communities, develop solutions to issues that affect their lives, and build vital life skills. Tonight, KnowHow adult allies  will share the inspiration and design behind this work, information about their many programs, and their dreams for the future of their organization and our city. 

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Inspiring Courage Through Creativity

BY RACHEL ZINK
@ VOL 14 ON MAR 03, 2017

As Executive Director of Asheville-based nonprofit Arts For Life, Rachel Zink sees every day the transformative and healing power of the arts, when put into the hands and hearts of pediatric patients and their families.

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Seeing the World in LEGO: Mixing Creativity, Art and STEM

BY LUKE LYONS
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 04, 2019

What if the world was made of LEGO? In this talk, Luke Lyons shares how he sees the world as tiny plastic interlocking bricks.  Lyons, like many children, grew up playing with LEGO, but today he uses LEGO as an outlet for his creativity and artistic side.  He has created LEGO scale buildings of old high schools, university buildings, train stations and designed his own museum specifically for the purpose of displaying a LEGO Tyrannosaurus rex. He discusses how LEGO promotes creativity in STEM education, while still accessing the arts.