ATLANTA Search Results: “Mistake”

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Kevin Byrd's Failures

@ VOL 20 ON OCT 04, 2013

"Everything I do does not lead to success but that's okay."

In Kevin Byrd's Failures at PechaKucha Night Atlanta Vol. 20Kevin Byrd, shows us some of his ideas that did not work out. One was a photo-sticker art project, another was a new T-shirt design. He also tried his luck as a DJ and a dancer. Watch to see what happened with these and more.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 14th, 2017. 


SITEWIDE Search Results: “Mistake”


Bergen @ Cornerteateret
Feb 20, 2015


Los Angeles @ SPiN Standard, at The Standard
Apr 23, 2015


Portland Maine @ Portland House of Music and Events
Sep 13, 2018

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Is it a Mistake or...?

@ VOL 7 ON FEB 22, 2012

Mistake or ...? Why do people make mistakes? Why do we make mistakes with simple little things? Misspeaking, forgeting names, confusing dates... We frequently use the expression, "I did not mean it THAT way!" -- who wanted to say it THAT WAY, and why? Paying attention to our unintentional actions, we can find out what seems to be unknown to ourselves. What does "Freudian slip" really mean? (in Ukrainian)

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Fehler - Tragödie, 1. Teil

@ VOL 6 ON NOV 27, 2014

To err is human. Barbara Raich and Tom Mühlberger studied at different universities but both wrote their bachelor thesis about mistakes in the context design and time. New they are colleagues at work and today they are talking about the fact that mistakes cost time, money and nerves... But are mistakes always bad or do we most learn by our mistakes?

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Art, Mistakes, & Process

@ VOL 7 ON MAY 14, 2015

Samantha Ledbetter is an artist and student that enjoys doing her work at the local coffee shop, Sneaky Beans. She gives a spirited presentation on her process from blank sheet of paper to botanical inspired artwork. We watch one piece evolve from beginning to end through the course of 20 images

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The Wonderful World of Mishaps

@ VOL 3 ON MAY 08, 2015

Camilla Holcroft speaks on spelling mistakes, tabloid front pages and mishaps from all over; how mistakes can often end up making the best result.

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Should Have Known Better

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 30, 2015

20 life lessons in 20 seconds each. Hand drawn and delivered to you by T'Nealle Joie.

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Experiments, Restrictions, and Happy Mistakes

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Martin Justesen loves triangles! He currently designs labels for Evil Twin Brewing, as well as many other clients. Hear his story about making and embracing mistakes, moving around the world, and loving beer!

Martin is a graphic designer born in Denmark, currently living in New York. He studied Graphic Design at London School of Communication before working in Publishing/Advertising for 10 years in Copenhagen. Martin now designs and art directs for magazines, campaigns and visual identities for sport/fitness, transport, business and fashion clients. He founded design studio Martin Justesen | New York in 2014.

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Schoonheid en imperfectie

@ VOL 14 ON FEB 10, 2016

De schoonheid van illustraties en tekeningen zit hem vaak in de eenvoud en imperfectie. Misschien is dat wel wat illustrator Irene Cécile zo fijn vindt aan haar werk. En dat je altijd mag blijven knoeien, klungelen en spelen. Of dat dat misschien zelfs wel móet.

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Embrace Mistakes, Laughter, and Connections

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 05, 2016

Mistakes are a wonderful part of life. You can't prepare or plan for them.

Janice Bannister shares a journey through Scientific and personal mistakes that lead to new inventions and new connections in her life. And how laughter is always the best way to cope with life's mistakes.

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Restrictions, experiments and beautiful mistakes in design.

@ VOL 1 ON FEB 27, 2017

Vitaly Rogatkin is a graphical designer. He will tell about personal experience of on purpose self-restriction in design. Which tools and techniques to choose to make «beautiful» mistakes. 

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PKN Prague Vol. 12

We always get very interesting reports from Prague, and the latest one, for PechaKucha Night Vol. 12, certainly follows that trend. That city's organizer Jana Kostelecka sent us the following, written by Adam Gebrian. April 16th 2009, PechaKucha Night in Prague, volume 12, overcrowded as usual -- I would have never believed you could regularly fit more than 370 people inside a cinema with a maximum capacity of 336 (don’t tell the authorities, especially the fire-brigade control). As usual, we have seen 14 presentations, every single one very funny -- a bit too much for my own taste, but that could have been influenced by the fact that I came to see PKNP directly from a funeral of a friend. But a few questions have been omnipresent: What is more important, content or form? Could you be boring but good? Should you try to be funny, especially when the others are, and the audience is having good time? How hard is it not to please the public? Should you try to react to your colleague’s presentations which precede you? (My personal advice: No!) A few days afterwards, I clearly remember 6 of the 14 presentations (a sign of certain quality). Here they are: Will You Buy our Catalogue? Pode Bal The famous artistic trio, which have single-handedly established political art in Czech Republic with their year 2000 exhibition ”Malík urvi” (first three slides), with 36 portraits of successful public figures and politicians -- accidentally, also important persons during the communist regime. Personally, I always prefer presentations from one single person (if you make a mistake, there is no one to help you out, and that takes a certain courage), but this trio was perfect. Well balanced sense of humour, with precise formulations, and a serious effort to sell their recently published catalogue. Outer Space Technology for a Village Restaurant Michal Kutálek (Next Level studio) Young architect, started by showing his visions for new livable complexes in outer space using advanced computer technologies (he has been awarded several prizes for his efforts), but it took just eight slides, and we have been inside of small interiors in his hometown (Staré Město) in South Moravia, a “city” of 8000 inhabitants. We are in a small regular room (still under construction) created in the traditional way (bricks and stones of different sizes and colours). Does it mean he has forgotten his vision and complex shapes? No, not by chance. On the other hand, he has been able to realize the first parametric design in Czech Republic. Interior of a bar with restaurant. Next nine slides are here to prove it. Slick white ceilings, strange wall colours, design chairs. And the biggest surprise is still yet to come. Picture no. 18. The exterior of the bar. You have hardly seen something more traditional than this. You suddenly realize the challenge of building this -- in here. It would have been difficult to do it in our capital, Prague, but in this village? Insane. Good luck with other projects. Mystification or even Better? kunstWerk The end of the first half is always important. If it’s not good, it can destroy all previous presentations. But this was clearly not the case for the duo kunstWerk. It’s hard to understand if we are attending clever mystification, or even more clever reality. The punch line is coming from Joseph Beuys -- “every man is an artist” -- and the next 19 slides are here to prove it. Showing the work of an unknown person. Weird common life objects, but all of them with certain beauty, poetics. Except one, perfectly commented: “Just one time in his life, he strived to be an artist, by creating this piece (picture no. 15) -- metal flower out of used beer bottle caps. It’s precisely the moment when he stopped being an artist.” The ending is well prepared: “Is it possible to be an artist and not know about it?” Of course. But here is a bigger question: “Is it possible to be an artist and not know about it?” That’s a tough one. Kill the Format Adéla Svobodová I don’t like attempts at destroying the 20x20 format (numbering pages, showing almost the same picture twice, animation gifs, etc.), but this time it worked out. Every next slide had been placed over the previous one, without covering it entirely. Very nice idea, and so was the work of Adéla Svobodová (film festival posters, book covers, art installations, drawings). The Surprise of the Night Jiří Příhoda The giant square in the sea, fallen tree struck by lightning, giant art installations, artificial ocean instead of gallery ceiling -- so you enter inside and find yourself underneath sea level (made by styrodur), part of the biggest war cannon ever made, “destroyed” gallery. “I have left just two spaces, one to get in, and the other one to get out. Hah, hah.” Some of the works are older than twenty years. Who the hell is this guy? The leader of monumental work studio at Art Academy in Prague? I loved it. The Best at Last The ending of the night is even more important than the ending of the first half. It can make the evening, or not. For the first time during my five visits, it didn’t end well. So I am not going to write about the real ending, but will pick up my own choice: David Černý The always young (45 years :))) provocative rebel without cause, the author of the art A-bomb of the year, "Entropa" -- fictitious collaboration of 27 young European artists (made just by himself), which still represents the presidency of Czech Republic over EU in Brussels. This time, he showed us a less known part of his personality. Perfectly prepared, precise, showing not only his beautiful unrealized projects, but also his brain-child, "Meet factory," a place for exhibitions, cultural projects, meetings, discussions, and presentations. It was the paramount of the evening, without a doubt. Within the context of the night, he seemed to be the most adult, conservative (this is meant positively!), and wise-cracking. The unrealized giant red skull inside the market hall (pictures 3 and 4) might prove me wrong, but I still mean it. 19 slides of his own work, and then the message to everybody in the audience: Fuck the Czech Communist Party! Big applause. The next PKNP will happen on the 18th of June, and I am going to be there.

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Nine PKN Beginner Mistakes

Struggling while putting together your PechaKucha Night presentation? Software developer Hamlet D'Arcy presented at the inaugural PKN Minneapolis back in April, and shares this list of what he considers to be "9 Beginner Mistakes."

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Terri Vruggink

An amazing message from photographer Terri Vruggink: I am taking advantage of an opportunity to help raise funds for Haiti. There is an amazing group of people running PechaKucha and I have agreed to be a presenter in Detroit this Saturday!!! I am excited but also at a complete loss. Please understand- I have never been a public speaker, I hardly know what to say. The thing is, in this I am speaking for the people who do not have the voice to speak for themselves right now, and this is my calling. Of that I am sure. It was no mistake that I was there when the Earthquake happened, I have never doubted the trip- not even when we wondered if we would make it home. Haiti is on my mind daily and it is up to me to help spread the word of how to help. It is also up to you. My dear friend Theo said this to me when I returned from Africa, and was voicing my frustration with not being able to help enough. “Terri- Africa is a crisis, and you do what you would do in any crisis~ you do what you can“ My friends, Haiti is a crisis. Do what you can. My Haiti photo gallery link HERE “there but for the grace of God, go absolutely ANY of us Terri”~ A gentleman I sat next to on the plane back to the states…

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PechaKucha on Forbes

Although they make the mistake of referring to this one-off event as a proper PechaKucha Night -- both types of events are certainly different -- we're still happy to see Forbes cover this recent event that used the PechaKucha format, showing just how powerful the 20x20 can be.

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Meet Joel Speasmaker. He will be speaking at A HUGE MISTAKE Joel Speasmaker is the proprietor of forest design, a Los Angles based Graphic Design Studio. Joel has served as the art director for Anthem magazine, comics editor for Swindle, co-creative director for Spacebomb Records and is currently the creative director of renowned Soccer magazine, Howler.  

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Jacqueline Suskin will be speaking at A HUGE MISTAKE  Jacqueline is a writer, performance poet and artist based in Los Angeles. She is the author of two books, the latest entitled Go Ahead & Like It available April 28, 2015 from Ten Speed Press of Penguin Random House. Known for her ongoing work with a piece she calls "Poem Store," Suskin composes on-demand poetry for customers who choose both a topic and a price in exchange for a unique verse. Poem Store has been her main occupation since 2009 and has taken her around the country with her typewriter in tow. Suskin has been featured in New York Times, T Magazine, LA Times, Time Out LA, as well as other publications and has performed at events for various organizations including Art Basel, Los Angeles Contemporary, Art of Elysium and SF MOMA. Recently she collaborated with fashion brands Alice + Olivia and Nasty Gal, finding endless ways to bring poetry into the mainstream. 

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My Intangible Collection

"They are permanent records of somebody's big mistake." In My Intangible Collection at PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 20, Holly Briggs shares how her keen interest in other's unfortunate mishaps on the road have led her to pursue a hobby of photographing these colorful mistakes.