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Desert Rose

BY JULIE LAURENT
@ VOL 2 ON AUG 20, 2015

Julee Laurent-Clancy is the Director of Development for Therapeutic Equestrian Center. Julee grew up in Florida and Los Angeles, and has been a resident of St. Joe/Benton Harbor for 13 years. Traveling is not a hobby for Julee - it is a need. Her travels have taken her to Japan, Italy, Costa Rica, Belize, Spain and 40 of the United States. 

One day Julee decided to drive cross-country from Los Angeles to Florida, pick up her kids and let them meet the celebrities of Hollywood. She packed up her convertable and left in the dead of night. What happens when you're in the middle of the Mojave desert with an empty gas tank?

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How to FAKE it in Hollywood

BY BRAD GORMAN
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

"I packed up everything I owned into my little red Chrysler LeBaron convertible, (I know, right, gayest car ever, and this was before I came out, which is a whole other PechaKucha), and I drove 2000 miles from Michigan to Los Angeles, to follow my dreams."

Brad Gorman wasn't always living a tranquil life in Benton Harbor, MI as Communications & Media Manager for Whirlpool Corporation. Nope, not always. In his twenties he gave it a "go" out in Hollywood where he learned a thing or two about the industry, rejection, persistence and how to "FAKE IT". In How to FAKE it in Hollywood from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 3, Brad shares his Hollywood dream of making it big. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, December 31st, 2015. 

 

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Miami @ The Wolfsonian-FIU
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Miami @ Deauville Beach Resort
Aug 26, 2015

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Photo Ops

BY TAKUMI HASEGAWA
@ VOL 99 ON JAN 23, 2013

Takumi Hasegawa returns to the PK stage in Tokyo with a follow-up presentation that again sees him standing in snaps with a host of famous people, many in the architectural world. (in Japanese)

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Forger

BY ENRIQUE DE LA VEGA
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 25, 2012

His name might ring a bell but you don’t know him. Enrique de la Vega works on portraits and the theme of celebrities who put themselves into the spotlight. At the same time, he has decided to stay in the dark for obscure reasons -- and this is not the first paradox that caracterizes this artist. (in French)

 
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Let's Sing with Indra Aziz

BY INDRA AZIZ
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 23, 2014

As a vocal coach, Indra Aziz believes that singing is the purest form of music, because the vocal chords are one of a kind musical instrument. Singing can be trained, and it should involved 'muscle' and 'heart'. His passion in singing lead him to spread his coaching through social media, particularly Twitter and YouTube, and reach even more disciples, ranging from upscale celebrities to janitor. 

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If Fonts were Celebrities

BY PAVITHRA RAMANUJAM
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 07, 2015

Pavithra Ramanujam is a sucker for bright colours, bezier curves, smooth gradients and crisp jalebis. They serve as my muse as I design keynotes, prezi’s, visual interfaces and cool icons at work. Her latest obsession: lettering and stitching -- and comparing fonts to the rich and famous.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 27, 2015.

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The Creative Evolution of the Colouring Book Lady

BY MEL ELLIOT
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

"If anybody would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up I would say 'I want to go to the Royal College of Art in Kensington Gore.' I had no idea where Kensington Gore was. I didn't care where it was, I just wanted to go there. I had a book about from the Royal College of Art and I loved the people in it, and I wanted to be one of those people."

In The Creative Evolution of the Coloring Book Lady from PechaKucha Night Bexhill-on-Sea Vol. 1Mel Elliott takes us on a journey from her childhood dream to attend The Royal College of Art, to an early project for an advertising agency, to self publishing a Kate Moss colouring books and beyond. She continues to grow her business "I Love Mel" and practice, developing a range of products including temporary tattoos, t-shirts and card games.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Tuesday, December 15th, 2015. 

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Hodgepodge of Hippies Fighting (and Winning) for the Earth

BY NIKKI BOTHA
@ VOL 38 ON MAY 03, 2016

Nikki Botha, banned in 3 countries, classified as a terrorist, fled for her life, been arrested & jailed, simply for taking photos. She has been in People Magazine 99% more than local celebrities. Not extraordinary, not average but Nikki strongly believes in standing up for injustice, torture and murder.

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An Aesthetic Language

BY JUDE DOMSKI
@ VOL 21 ON JUL 14, 2016

Photographer Jude Domski shares her aesthetic language of photography and reflects on the trajectory of her career from photographing celebrities to her current work based in Vermont.

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The Pitfalls of High-Stakes Photography

BY EVAN KAFKA
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 20, 2016

“My portraits are inspired by 16th century european paintings...I strive to make something epic.”

In "The Pitfalls of High-Stakes Photography", from PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol.11, commercial Photographer, Evan Kafka shares his amazing photos. He analyses the commonalities of photographing celebrities, babies and animals and illuminates the techniques he uses to get the best images from difficult situations.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Sunday, November 27th, 2016. 

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Haute Couture

BY ALICE STELLA THOMAS KELSEY
@ VOL 1 ON JUL 17, 2018

Born and raised in Malaysia, Alice Stella Thomas Kelsey takes inspiration from the beauty of the world around her. Her couture collections include evening wear, bridal, casual wear as well as unique Avant-Garde jewelry pieces. Her designs have been gracefully worn by celebrities, royal advisors, governors as well as pageant queens.

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PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 14

PechaKucha Night in Buenos Aires Vol. 14 was held last week at the Ciudad Cultural Konex, enjoying an amazing turnout of close to 600 attendees. Organizer May Groppo fills us in on the night that was. The night started with DJ Villa Diamante welcoming puzzled guests who received cardboard 3D glasses on the door. Volume 14 in Buenos Aires was up to something, and packed (around 600 people). Mandetta (our male host in a dress as usual) opened the event with the cellphone-drawing-in-the-air warm up (since we saw PKN Denver's pics we couldn't resist). The first presentation was from Schwerpunkt and was a 3D experience. It then was then followed by Noavestruz, and then right away by Collage Lab with Nase from Amsterdam and his graffiti and his lovely girlfriend translating the whole speech (love is in the air). Zkysky is a design studio that has been on the market for 20 years now but decided not to show its work and instead shared their daily inspiration. Mariano Sigman is a scientist who studies the brain (neuroscience) and he bewildered us with his findings in such a simple and funny way that left everybody wanting for more. Picnic closed the first part with their home decor ideas and excellent taste. After the break with lots of chatting and drinks, it was time for the NGO of the night, Amartya, with its volunteering projects. Candelaria from Maldón Entertainment narrated her passion for board games and how she was planning for their come back -- amazing story. Pepe Monje and Bobby Flores (celebrities in music and tv) decided to improvise onstage and read an expert from a play they did together while sharing family pictures. ZZK Records made us proud, describing its foray into the international music scene with their mash-ups and cumbia electronica mixtapes. The last presenter was Franco Fasoli (jazz) who showed his street art together with his new more traditional art. See you in October with more creative, weird, funky, funny, and smart people onstage!

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A Message from Cameron Sinclair

We include here a message from Architecture for Humanity founder Cameron Sinclair that should give everyone a better idea of what the "Global PechaKucha Night for Haiti" event really means, what's at stake, and how you can participate. Haiti Fatigue. It’s a phrase we will begin to hear over the next few weeks. The fact is more people died in Haiti than in the 12 countries affected by the ‘04 Tsunami. Oh, and rainy season begins in 8 days. So this natural disaster IS a big deal and it’s going to get rough. We are not the first responders, we’re the last responders and we’re in for the long haul. We estimate having teams in Haiti for 4 years but we will only do that with the financial support of others. Thanks to the amazing Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein we’re going to change that. We are one week away from launching Pecha Kucha for Haiti – the worlds largest distributed conference. This will be a 24 hour Pecha Kucha (20x20 style) in more than 100 cities – with 2000 presentations. 100% of all donations/proceeds will go towards building schools and community centers in Haiti. I’d love it if you got involved in some way. We are looking for a few more (local) speakers? With more than 100 cities participating there is no need to fly, no dodgy hotel to overnight in and no lost luggage. We’re making all speakers local. You live in NYC, then speak in NYC, If you are in Zilina, Czech – sorry it’s full! | Can’t find your city and are very ambitious? – email Mark Dytham and host one. *personally after doing DLD, Davos and TED, I’m excited by a conference that doesn’t require 1000+ to fly from one corner of the earth to another. Could this be the future of conferences? What does a presentation look like? Maori, The culture of my land Made in Deptford The Story So Far (about PK) Duct Tape Type Face We are looking for ‘virtual’ presentations? So you are busy, we understand. Mark and Astrid have a cunning plan. Thanks to sponsors Ustream and Rackspace we can pre-record a presentation and we can show it as we move around the world. Brian LeBarton (Beck) & Francesco Valentino just composed one – music only. Spare 400 or 20 seconds? You can be brave and do a full 20x20 (20 slides x 20 seconds = 6 min 40 sec) OR if you are really, really busy – just contribute 20 seconds of audio (and we’ll put in a slide). You can just say something like ‘I’m TKTK and do TKTK. I care about creating a sustainable and economically sound future for Haiti. Let’s Build Back Better with Architecture for Humanity.’ OK, what about someone else's time? You all know famous designers, engineers, musicians, artists and other creative spirits. Even celebrities. Admit it. Heck, NYC has Florian Idenburg, Gregg Pasquarelli, Craig Dykers and Iwan Baan to name a few – all talking about what they know best. What’s your city got? Why so serious? Look it is our job to be serious. We are immensely fortunate to work alongside communities and build their hopes and dreams. The work isn’t depressing, it is awesome. If you want to present, please be upbeat and speak on the sublime to the ridiculous. No one wants 24 hours of depressing visions, that’s called CNN. So seriously. Entertain, inspire and most importantly – be passionate. To present email me and I’ll connect you to the right people. To pre-record email Mark Dytham. To attend, show up and make a donation. By the way this email took you 6 min 40 seconds to read. So you do have the time! (I kid) Cheers, Cameron Chief Eternal Optimist @ Architecture for Humanity 848 Folsom Street, Suite 201, San Francisco, CA 94107-1173 W: 415 963 3511 | M: 646 765 0906 Architecture for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that seeks architectural solutions to humanitarian crisis and brings professional design services to communities in need. Haiti Reconstruction Our blueprint for reconstruction Students Rebuild PechaKucha Global Day for Haiti – Feb 20th

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Better, but Boring: The Modern State of Men's Fashion

What's the difference between "well-dressed" and "stylish?" In today's Presentation of the Day, "Better, but Boring: The Modern State of Men's Fashion" from PKN Toronto Vol. 24, Vinay Kumar Mysore walks us through the history of men's fashion and challenges us to think about how the society defines men's style. He makes the case that, at this moment, NBA basketball players constitute the largest group of stylish celebrities in North America. 

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If Fonts were Celebrities

"Comic Sans is something very juvenile and unstable ... perfect for Justin Bieber." Graphic designer Pavithra Ramanujam's latest obsession: lettering and stitching -- and comparing fonts to the rich and famous. In "If Fonts were Celebrities" from PKN Chennai Vol. 6, Pavithra matches fonts with the likes of Barack Obama, Queen Elizabeth, and more!

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New York…Not Nearly How I Pictured It!

"There was never a moment in my young life that I ever expected to be working with celebrities, top models, and traveling the world on somebody else's dime."In New York…Not Nearly How I Pictured It! from Beacon Vol. 2, photographer Rob Penner takes us on a decidedly NSFW tour of NYC during the heady times of the late '70's and early '80's, when he worked as an aspiring assistant fashion photographer. From the famed Studio 54 to the wiseguys of Mulberry St., it was a helluva ride.

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The Pitfalls of High-Stakes Photography

“My portraits are inspired by 16th century european paintings...I strive to make something epic.” In "The Pitfalls of High-Stakes Photography", from PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol.11, commercial Photographer, Evan Kafka shares his amazing photos. He analyses the commonalities of photographing celebrities, babies and animals and illuminates the techniques he uses to get the best images from difficult situations.