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Education for All

@ VOL 2 ON OCT 16, 2014

Preeti Birla reminds us the power and necessity for everyone everywhere to have access to education. 

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Free Your Fitness, Free Yourself

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Does your lifestyle prevent you from qualifying for insurance discounts? Do you lack sufficient time for exercise or have limited access to sports facilities? Maybe you just want to keep your personal data private without having to pay higher insurance premiums for the privilege?

Unfit Bits provides solutions. At Unfit Bits, we are investigating DIY fitness spoofing techniques to allow you to create walking datasets without actually having to share your personal data. These techniques help produce personal data to qualify you for insurance rewards even if you can't afford a high exercise lifestyle. 

Our team of experts are undertaking an in-depth Fitbit Audit to better understand how the Fitbit and other trackers interpret data. With these simple techniques using everyday devices from your home, we show you how to spoof your walking data so that you too can qualify for the best discounts. Our new range of desktop fitness devices are also available on this site. 

Free your fitness. Free yourself. Earn Rewards.



Tega Brain is an artist and engineer. She makes eccentric engineering, reimagining everyday technologies to address their politics and envision alternatives. She is currently a resident at Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, Brooklyn, has both studied and taught at the School for Poetic Computation, and is an Assistant Professor at SUNY Purchase. 

Surya Mattu is an artist and engineer based in Brooklyn. He is currently a fellow at Data&Society where he is investigating infrastructure with a focus on wireless as a way to better understand bias in technology. He is also a contributing researcher at ProPublica. Previously he has worked as an engineer at Bell Labs and is a graduate from the New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. He has a degree in Electronics and Telecommunication from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.

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Message in a Bottle

@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

George Boorujy was born and bred in New Providence New Jersey, and now lives in Brooklyn, along with almost everyone else. He is represented by P.P.O.W. gallery in New York, and teaches at the School of Visual Arts. 

Check out George's project, New York Pelagic, here!

Read about the bottle that washed up on a beach in France here!


SITEWIDE Search Results: “access”

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Architecture for Humanity Channel

Architecture for Humanity is a 501(c)3 non-profit, that has been building a better future through the power of design for the past 15 years. We provide architecture, planning and project management services including construction management and post-occupancy analysis, and facilitate community engagement throughout each project. At the core of our mission, we believe everyone deserves access to the benefits of good design.


Cincinnati @ Contemporary Arts Center
Feb 13, 2009

PAST Inspire Japan

Tokyo @ Tokyo City View Roppongi Hills 52F
Apr 16, 2011


Barcelona @ Antigua Fábrica Estrella Damm
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New Orleans @ Grow Dat Youth Farm
Oct 04, 2012


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Barcelona @ Antigua Fábrica Estrella Damm
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Coventry @ The Tin Music & Arts, Canal Basin Vaults
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A History of British Accents

@ VOL 16 ON JUN 14, 2012

Mark Staplehurst is a web designer and developer from England, and in his presentation he talks about the history of British accents. You'll soon realize how Englishmen are all "branded by the tongue." What can you tell about Mark from his accent?

"Presentation of the Day" on March 6, 2013.

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Public | Utility Access & Connectivity

@ VOL 14 ON OCT 08, 2014

Mary Ellen Carroll is a renowned conceptual artist and designer.  Mary Ellen shares her latest vision for connectivity in under-resourced communities in her project for Prospect 3.0.  Public|Utility 2.0 shifts the urban plan from the street to the elevation plan where it will combine unused TV channels (Super WIFI), emblematic cultural symbols and cutting-edge wireless technology developed by Rice University in underserved communities across greater New Orleans.

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Architecture and Seeing People Part 3

@ VOL 127 ON JUL 29, 2015

長谷川匠さんが昨年パリで出会った数々の世界的著名人。 建築家、ファッションデザイナー、ミュージシャン、フォトグラファーなど、彼らとのセルフィーで綴る飽くなきシリーズ第三弾。 思わず笑ってしまう中にも、クリエイターとして必要な「攻め」とは何か、に気づくことができるかもしれません。

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Divadlo, co má koule

@ VOL 1 ON DEC 04, 2015

F. X. Kalby je punková undergroundová odnož libereckého divadla /////// GOOGLING AND FUCKING. Pipinky PIČO.

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Widening Access to Medical Training

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 23, 2017

Kirsty Alexander is a PhD student at the University of Aberdeen, in the Institute of Education for Medical and Dental Sciences. She speaks about her research which explores widening access to Medicine. Kirsty believes this is a topic that many people have an interest in (and an opinion about!) and her presentation will address some of the most frequently asked questions.

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Accessibility On The Web

@ VOL 27 ON FEB 22, 2018

Chance Strickland talks about how to make the internet more accessable.

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Accept the challenge

@ VOL 35 ON MAR 22, 2018

Juan Carlos shares some experiences that have helped him to develop a more positive and fearless attitude. It is good to see challenges as opportunities, and it is good to challenge ourselves on purpose to train our will and our ability to get out of our comfort zone easily.

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@ VOL 3 ON SEP 13, 2018

Lucille Packo présente un projet personnel, qu'elle mène depuis plusieurs années, et qu'elle a présenté comme projet de diplome de fin d'études à l'école de design. Il s'agit d'un court métrage sur la bipolarité.

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CMAC: Community Media Access Collaberative

@ VOL 34 ON NOV 28, 2018

Bryan Harley talks about CMAC and film production of local content for Television and online.

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PKN Dortmund Gets BIG

Last week's PechaKucha Night in Dortmund Vol. 6 was not only held at what organizer Marc Robbecke describes as "the world's nicest football stadium" -- that would be the Signal Iduna Park, previously known as the Westfalenstadion -- it also had access to the giant screen you see pictured above. As Marc wrote in the subject line of his message to us, "PECHAKUCHA GALORE." You can see the full list of presenters who participated, with links, on the official event page.

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A History of British Accents, Book Design in Xalapa, and a New Milestone

Presentations It's with great joy that we can say that, with the inclusion today of a presentation from the city of Xalapa, we now have presentations representing 100 different cities on the PechaKucha website -- and we're only a few presentations away from reaching a global count of 500 online presentations. It's always been our goal to share the widest variety of presentations as possible -- and in as many languages and regions as possible -- and it feels like it's something we're achieving day by day. And it won't stop until we manage to get presentations online from every single PechaKucha Night city! Mark Staplehurst is a web designer and developer from England, and in his presentation (from PKN Toronto Vol. 16) he talks about the history of British accents. You'll soon realize how Englishmen are all "branded by the tongue." What can you tell about Mark from his accent? In this presentation (in Spanish, from PKN Xalapa Vol. 8), Álvaro Itzamá takes us on a tour of various book projects he's worked on, each quite different from the other. Posters There's just one addition to the Tumblr blog today, and it takes the form of the poster for the upcoming PKN Bozeman Vol. 4 (on September 12), pictured above -- you'll find more details, including the full list of presenters, on the official event page. Calendar Here are the two events you can catch tonight (September 5): PKN Roanoke Vol. 3 and PKN Trnava Vol. 5. Tomorrow, it's another big Thursday with the following: PKN Barnsley Vol. 5, PKN Dunedin Vol. 15, PKN Svendborg Vol. 2, PKN Singapore Vol. 5, PKN Santiago Vol. 3, and PKN Budapest Vol. 28. 

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A History of British Accents

How do you pronounce the letter "H"? Do you say "HAY-tch", or "AI-tch"? In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Toronto Vol. 16), Mark Staplehurst goes into detail on the history and variety of British accents. The way one speaks in England often says a lot about the way they are perceived -- the class from which they hail, their level of intellect, and their upbringing. As many say George Orwell said (thought it was Wyndham Lewis who said it first): "All Englishmen are branded on the tongue from birth." 

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Scootering Across the Continent

Many talk of back-packing across Europe, but Bob Dennis did it in style: on a motor scooter.  In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Townsville, Vol. 2) Bob recounts his adventures in the 1960s from Austria, Istanbul, the Middle-East, and Australia. 

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Game Making Across the Spectrum

In today's Presentation of the Day, "Game Making Across the Spectrum" from PKN Dundee Vol. 2, game developer Danny Parker speaks of his experiences making his own games since he was a child. Danny has produced and exhibited his interactive creativity on numerous platforms, from PC to consoles and more recently on mobile devices.

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Providing Safe Water

“There are 800 million people who lack access to water, and 2.5 billion without a toilet.” Shilpa Alva co-founded and directs Surge: an organisation focused on bringing safe water and sanitation to those in need. In “Providing Safe Water” from PKN Chicago Vol. 30 Shilpa speaks on the creation of Surge, the plight of those without clean water or plumbing, and how she and her colleagues are enacting positive change.

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How To Make Printmaking Accessible To All

"Our goal is to teach people how to run the presses and then allow you guys to come in here and use them for your own purposes."In How To Make Printmaking Accessible To All from Knoxville, Vol. 14, Bryan Baker shares his collaborative printmaking project and garage-turned-studio-workspace-gallery-space, Striped Light. Team headquarters for a trio of creative minds, they will be publishing, collaborating, and exploring tangents of their own volition as works are developed for the Striped Light catalog and portfolio, at the same time opening their printshop to the public for learning workshops. The team of experienced printers will also be available for hire, offering limited-edition custom letterpress design and printing for events, business ephemera, and artistic ventures.

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Architecture and the Poo Story

“By fundamentals, I’m talking about plumbing; making sure people can go to the toilet and wash themselves safely… many people around the world and around our nation do not have access to running water or toilets for example. This lack of access has a direct affect on people’s health and therefor their lifespans. ” In Architecture and the Poo Story from PechaKucha Night Broome’s 3rd Volume speaker Jessica Black talks about humanity’s favorite taboo, or, in specific, how to flush it away. Watch as she discusses different ways to break down barriers and hierarchies during remote, cross-cultural architecture projects.

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Art and Virtual Reality: Staging the Real with Accessible Technology

"How do you log off in the real life? How do I separate from my digital self? I think you have to be unconscious." In Art and Virtual Reality: Staging the Real with Accessible Technology from PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 11, Ronnie Clarke is an artist focusing in media and performance, whose current work addresses the body, the self and social relationships in physical and digital spaces.  Her talk brings art and accessible technology together to question what it means to be present and to really interact with one another.