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The Art of 'Her'
BY LORETO VALENZUELA
@ VOL 9
ON APR 25, 2017
Loreto Valenzuela talks about "The art of 'Her'". “...real adventures, I reflected, do not happen to people who remain at home: they must be sought abroad." From An encounter by James Joyce. Human encounters, as we all know, are inevitable. Most humans, adhering to their daily routine, tend to have encounters with the same people. However, when one leaves the routine and for example goes on holiday one finds themselves with many more fortuitous encounters than usual. What exactly counts as a fortuitous encounter, what effect may it have on ones life? This presentation will invite you to explore the links between art, curiosity and fortuitous human encounters.
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May 09, 2014
BY ROBERT OPPECKER
@ VOL 3
ON NOV 10, 2012
Robert Oppecker walks through his development and fabrication process for silver vessels. He explains how he translates his sketches into a three dimensional form, and how the designs can change along the way, eventually gaining their own character and name.
BY PHILIPP KIRSCHFINK
@ VOL 19
ON MAY 11, 2013
Philipp Kirschfink is a bike messenger, philiospher, and a carpenter living in Maastricht. He believes that making his creations by hand using traditional methods and tools is not only good for the enviornment, it creates works with inteqrity along with building character.
Urbacraft city crafting system
BY AYSSAR ARIDA
@ VOL 20
ON SEP 10, 2014
Ayssar Arida and Sabine de Maussion take us through the journey of creating and launching Urbacraft, a city crafting system that redefines the boundaries between playfulness and construction, while providing the users with plenty of new possibilities. Let the fun begin!
What the "Hippopotamus for Christmas" Song Taught Me About Crafting an Inspiring Vision
BY ANDREW K. STEIN
@ VOL 35
ON FEB 25, 2018
Andrew K. Stein takes us on an interesting disection of a much loved Christmas song that describes the truly visionary foresight of the narrator to achieve a goal. Set the goal, identify stakeholders, etc., etc., as the narrator works toward her ultimate wish of owing a hippo! Andrew effectively walks us through the process, so sit back and enjoy this special non-holiday holiday presentation!
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PKN Posters: Champaign-Urbana Vol. 13
Upon unrolling this poster (designed by the very talented Ghada Yousef) found in our mailbox this morning we were at once struck by its hand-crafted look and bold choices in typography. Champaign-Urbana organizer Christina Wondra passed on this info from Yousef on the Vol. 13 poster-crafting process: This poster was printed using two different printing methods. The sponsors logos at the bottom were printed digitally at Dixon Graphics. The rest of the design was printed in one layer using a letterpress machine (Vandercook SP15) at The Living Letterpress. The process included finding the perfect set of typefaces, setting them up, and proofing them. The design included both wood type and metal type along with some images. After printing the posters, they were set on drying racks to let the ink fully dry, which usually takes around 48 hours. Check out the PKN Champaign-Urbana Vol. 13 event page for more details on this exciting evening. To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.
Damn Fine Bourbon
Did you know? To this day, 95% of all bourbon whiskey is made in the state of Kentucky. In today's Presentation of the Day, "Damn Fine Bourbon" from PKN Louisville Vol. 7, Conor O'Driscoll makes it clear from the get-go: he's here to talk about bourbon. The subtleties of the spirit are not by any means lost on Conor, who goes into great depth on the history of bourbon's origins. He then goes into detail on the process of crafting a truly great bourbon -- down to the type of wood used (charred white oak) to make the barrels!
Engaging Conversation through PechaKucha
[ARTICLE WRITTEN BY TANIS MACPHAIL] As most people who have held a conversation will know–it is an art form. It is challenging enough to interact with one or two people, keeping them engaged and interested in the topic at hand. With Pecha Kucha we endeavor to do this with an a theatre of people. With the lights in our eyes and the podium in front of us, we do not have to worry about interruptions or distracting facial expressions to dissuade us from making our point. We have a captive audience in the seats out there and six-minutes-forty-seconds upon which to share our story. However, a captive audience is not necessarily an attentive audience. It is our privilege as Pecha Kucha storytellers to engage the people before us. Here are a few considerations to be mindful of when crafting your contribution to our community conversation: Keep It Personal When shaping your talk and selecting your 20 images–keep it personal. A good start is looking through the images you’ve taken, or chosen to represent your story. See if there are some gems that resonant with your story. If you do not have images that are deeply personal, this can be an opportunity to engage in creative photography! Take time to grab a camera, iPhone, iPad etc., and explore and snap images that have personal relevance for you. Please do not let your fear of technology or the lack of it stop your creative process. If you are among the many technological challenged, or stymied creatively, reach out to the creative people around you (contact the PK committee!). When forming the content of your story, I suggest the key is speaking to what you know and are passionate about. Ideally, Pecha Kucha’s goal is to provide a platform for community conversation–as compared to Fiction Writing 101. Personal stories are always engaging and connect with audiences. Practice & Timing An important part of engaging an audience is smooth delivery. We have all experienced that moment when a performer is making an impassioned presentation, then suddenly lost their place in the story. The spell and connection is broken with the audience, and while the story is still delivered–the connection is lost with the audience. Practice, practice, practice your conversation piece out loud–can not say this enough. There is an incredible difference between the reading and writing of language, and speaking it. By familiarizing yourself intimately with the spoken rhythm and flow of your story, you will naturally deliver a smooth presentation on the night of the event! Timing your spoken content appropriately with your visual content is vital. The goal is to have a deep symbiosis between the two aspects: words reflecting images, images re-enforcing words. With this, you have twenty distinct opportunities to make a deep impactful and engaging point. The power of those opportunities are lost if one is constantly checking over their shoulder to see if the slide is matching their content. Whether you have a hand-held timer, or notes in your written material that gives you a measure of how long each slide is active will assist in a seamless, engaging presentation. Crafting your presentation in twenty-second sections is helpful: one point per slide; one paragraph per slide. Presence and Composure–and having fun! Breathe–this is one of the most important practices of speaking publicly. Practice your phrasing and learn where and when you need to breathe in delivering your piece effectively. Stay calm–I know this is hard, but staying calm keeps your mind clear and focused. We all get nervous, I guarantee this; it is natural human response when speaking. Being nervous can make us speed up our words, so be aware of this natural tendency that can detract from our storytelling. This is where practice pays off! Being familiar with the rhythm and timing of your presentation will help keep you on track while on stage. Most importantly–have fun! This shines through, especially if you are smiling. Keep an open mind and an open heart while actively engaging with your community in this wonderful way. Thanks for participating and inspiring others with your story at Pecha Kucha Wolfville! My best, ~Tanis
A Kiln-Fired Friendship
“We made 120 ceramic cockatoos — it took 20 firings in total.” Julianne Smallwood met her friend Judy about ten years ago through the world of ceramics. In “A Kiln-Fired Friendship” from PKN Blue Mountains, Vol. 6, she details her collaboration with Judy and also delves into the challenges of ceramic-firing, building kilns, and the process of crafting beautiful, delicate words of art.