Quentin Thiaucourt is a developer and designer. In this presentation (in French) he takes us on a tour of the works that have marked his career so far, starting with work he produced as a child!
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Finding Order in the World: Grids and Circles
Fran Ward sees grids and circles in the world around her. She uses those references to make sense of that world and her place in it. Fran goes into depth on some beautiful examples of grids in modern and classical Japanese design, and tells tales of her travels in Asia.
Found Objects and a Desk
BY FRIDA ERSON
@ VOL 40
ON JUN 13, 2013
Frida Ersson is a recently-graduated student from Malmsten's college - one of the finest schools of cabinetmaking in the world. Her projects have entailed a fair degree of traveling, which serves as a way of lifitng inspiration for her work. Each trip taken would result in a plethora of found objects that would later see themselves incorporated into her final project; a glorious investment of time to create a stunning piece of craftsmanship - her desk. (in Swedish)
Tokyo Around the Clock
BY ELENA AFRAMOVA
@ VOL 131
ON DEC 16, 2015
"I wanted to show places that tourists cannot see, and strangers are not allowed."
In Tokyo Around the Clock, from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 131, Elena Aframova shares her 5-years-in-the-making photo project that utilizes thousands of dramatic black & white photographs to depict everyday life in Tokyo in the form of a graphic novel.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, January 15th, 2015.
New York: City on a Grid
BY GERARD KOEPPEL
@ VOL 7
ON DEC 04, 2015
Actor David Duchovny (!) says of Gerard Koeppel's new book: “ I’ve spent most of my life walking the straight lines of the world’s greatest city, and have never thought to ask: Is this a different shape from other cities, and if so, why, and who did it? Koeppel’s book answers these questions, in an easygoing, good-humored manner, with interesting facts unearthed on nearly every page. This is one of those books you always wished would be written, and here it is. Indispensable for anyone interested in the history of New York and cities generally, and bound to fuel cocktail conversations up, down, and across the city for years to come.”
Listen here for a whirlwind history of NY's grid as it develops!
Gerard Koeppel writes history, mostly New York related, but also in anything from magazines and journals to historical signage in city parks. He was also a captain of a charter sailboat, an awful law student, a licensed hack (out of a Greenwich Village taxi garage), and then, for many years, a radio reporter/writer/editor/producer, mostly with CBS News.
Sparks: The Magic of the Grid
BY ALEX HALBLEIB
@ VOL 5
ON MAY 19, 2016
"The whole idea of being connected in some way, shape, or form, through this system that people set up, is so we can actually help each other do better things."
In Sparks: The Magic of the Grid from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 5, electrical engineer at Whirlpool Corporation, Alex Halbleib distills an explanation of the mechanics (and magic) and the ubiquitous grid that brings our homes energy every day and night. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, (that's pronounced "Loo-ih-vil", without the "S"!) Alex is currently working in the advanced engineering where he hopes to make the world's connection just a little bit stronger.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016.
Why We Love Elephants, A Convenient Truth
BY ALEXANDER LEONARD
@ VOL 5
ON FEB 01, 2018
Elephants are magnificent creatures that capture our attention, but why? Elephant ambassador Alexander Leonard reveals personal stories and valuable information about these captivating beings and the help that they need in their environment.