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Jordan Thornton

Illustrator and Printmaker, Self in Sioux Falls

Making Across the Map

PRESENTED ON DEC 01, 2017
IN SIOUX FALLS @ VOL 24

Jordan Thornton draws a lot of plants, sometimes for other people, sometimes for herself. She does her creating both at home and when traveling. She also works as an artist-in-residence for the South Dakota Arts Council, which sends her to schools throughout the state to teach and create, and to Sanford Arts in Sioux Falls to work with patients. Outside of her printmaking and illustration career, Jordan spends her time learning to fly on silks at Cirque Dakota, riding bike, and reading a lot of science fiction and fantasy novels. Her work can be found here: https://www.youngandgreenart.com/

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Live Upon the Map

BY KATHERINE CORY
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 30, 2011

A presentation by web designer Katie Cory about a recent project.

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Public Maps

BY LUCAS CHIRNSIDE & BIANCA LOONEY
@ VOL 88 ON JAN 25, 2012

From Nihonbashi to Mars, six degrees of map making.

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Bob Dennis – Scootering Across the Continent, Part 1

BY BOB DENNIS
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 20, 2013

Bob Dennis talks about his 1960s adventures with friends from Europe, riding motor scooters across the continent. Starting in Austria, they eventually making their way to Istanbul. After leaving Europe they passed through the middle east, and slowly made their way across Asia, headed back towards Darwin, Australia.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 17, 2013.

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Game Making Across the Spectrum

BY DANNY PARKER
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 28, 2012

Danny Parker has been making his own games since childhood. In this presentation he walks us through his video gaming journey, encouraging us to make more games ourselves. 

"Presentation of the Day" on September 4, 2013.

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Making Gardening Cool

BY LIV WORSNOP
@ VOL 17 ON OCT 09, 2013

In "Making Gardening Cool" From PechaKucha Christchurch Vol. 17Liv Worsnop shares the story of how the Plant Gang, a group that spends their time restoring abandoned urban spaces with local plant life, had made gardening in Christchurch cool again. 

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Cartographic Anxieties: Loving and Fearing the Renaissance Map

BY CHRISTINE BARRETT
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 03, 2017

"If you are not nervous by those beautiful maps you see, you should be."

In Cartographic Anxieties: Loving and Fearing the Renaissance Map at PechaKucha Night Baton Rogue Vol. 3Christine Barrett shares how Renaissance English and European maps bewildered people of the 16th and 17th centuries. Although beautiful and eye-catching, like any cutting-edge technology, many maps were considered unnerving, unsettling, upsetting, and even terrifying. Watch to find out why!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on April 2nd, 2017.

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Jewelry Design across across countries and continents

BY AMINA RIZWAN
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 11, 2017

A recipient of Fulbright Scholarship and TEDx fellow, Amina Rizwan is a graduate of MFA in Metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Arts in Michigan, USA. Currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Jewellery Design and Gemological Sciences at Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design, Lahore, Amina’s practices have extended to teaching, making, research and speaking about critical and reflective investigations pertaining to crafts, jewelry and objects within contemporary and historical contexts. She is also a writer for Art Jewelry Forum, a scholarly magazine and foremost authority on establishing critical discourse on contemporary jewelry and objects across countries and continents.

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Print Making: Passion, Process & Serendipity

BY RACHEL LACKEY
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 29, 2018

Rachel Lackey is a Huntsville native and founder of Green Pea Press community printmaking studio. She's a lover of texture and detail and running off to faraway lands whenever she has the chance.

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Kitchen Printmaking ...with Cats

BY LINDA LYONS
@ VOL 17 ON JUN 06, 2019

Linda Lyons is an artist, educator, roller derby skater, and runner. She is a Midwest transplant, originally from Maryland and is a lover of both the mountains and ocean. She is passionate about making, moving, and community. Some of her favorite things include old film cameras, tacos, photo booths, nature, carnivals, cabinets of curiosities, and Natural History Museums. Linda is a magnet for lost dogs and is excellent at making large alternative-process photographs and running very far.