PechaKucha Presentation
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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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Knit Danshi

@ VOL 85 ON SEP 28, 2011

In his presentation, Bernd Kestler talks about hand-knitting beaded bags from the Art Deco period. You can also visit Bernd's "Knit for Japan" site, a project he developed to support vicitims of the 2011 Japan earthquake/tsunami.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 15, 2013.

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Hope Scarves

@ VOL 11 ON APR 30, 2013

Lara MacGregor was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 30. Inspired by Lara's scarf-sharing experience with friends, Hope Scarves is a way for women to share their cancer stories and pass on hope and happiness to others. Hope Scarves has grown to become an uplifting resource to cancer patients, survivors, and friends and family facing cancer. 

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Photography vs Photoshop

@ VOL 7 ON MAY 30, 2015

Russel Nickson still explores what he is but as of now he is an entrepreneur and technologist from India with a great passion in programming and creative design. Other than that he loves bikes and he enjoys playing football. He wouldn’t say he is addicted to music but yeah he spends solid time listening to different genres of music. Ultimately he makes sure his life never gets boring doing the same thing over and over again.


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Flocoon Pixel

@ VOL 11 ON JUN 25, 2015

Avec Flocoon Pixel, le design Legrand repense les commandes électriques de la maison à l’aune des objets connectés avec pour principal but de redonner aux habitants la liberté de composer, agencer, améliorer leurs interfaces.

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Wearable Technology for All

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Jensin Wallace relates her trip to Slovenia to collaborate with a man suffering from tetraplegia to create custom smart clothing to assist him on a day to day basis - all controlled by his cell phone! Wow!

Jensin was trained as textile textile designer at the Rhode Island School of Design and experimented with how to make sound and emotions tangible. After getting some experience in the luxury fashion industry, she went back to school and received a Masters of Design focusing in fashion and technology. Currently she works as a sweater technical designer for a high end women's label in NYC.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, November 9th, 2015. 

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.GIFs: an Emotive Vocabulary

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

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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Knitting My Journey

@ VOL 3 ON AUG 31, 2016

Maija Nygren makes you think about the creative thinking behind knit design.

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Interdisciplinary Fashion: a multi-faceted approach

@ VOL 7 ON APR 27, 2019

Anuje Farhung’s presentation explores the world of fashion design and how new concepts and ideas are affecting it. She talks about the innovative and avant-garde designs that are being introduced and how it is changing fashion, and in turn how it is influencing culture.

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I Heart Bits

@ VOL 5 ON AUG 30, 2019

Ian Davies’s talk is a brief exploration of bits, the building blocks of our digital lives, and what they do for us every day.