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Wearable Technology for All
BY JENSIN ELAINE
@ 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.
Message in a Bottle
BY GEORGE BOORUJY
@ 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!
The Power of Radio
BY CARLOS CHIRINOS
@ VOL 16
ON SEP 01, 2016
Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Carlos Chirinos’ work explores innovation and creativity in emerging global music industries, looking at the role of music in public health, international development and social change. He has been a key consultant for radio and music projects in Europe, Africa and Japan - and most recently worked to develop Africa Stop Ebola, a global music campaign to raise awareness about Ebola in West Africa that was featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, BBC and CNN, for which he received an award from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Defense, and USAID.
Currently, Professor Chirinos collaborates with the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, curating music performances to engage the Latin community living in New York City. He is also involved in projects in the UK, Tanzania, Cuba and other countries, looking at the role of music industries in economic development, tourism and social entrepreneurship. He also runs New York University's Music and Social Change Lab.
From Barrel to Bottle
BY WILL DRUCKER
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 09, 2017
Will Drucker is a sustainability practitioner and whiskey lover. At PechaKucha Night NYC, Will takes us through the history and process of whiskey making - from the tree to the bottle!
Will is devoted to building businesses that support the circular economy. Will hails from the cities and farms of the Midwest. College took him to Vermont where he studied neuroscience and deepened his love for the natural world. Will can't resist music, birds, biking, good food and adventure.
BY ANTHONY FALCO
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 09, 2017
From Texas to New York to Brazil, professional pizza man Anthony Falco has been active in the food industry from a widely popular french fry stand to a famous Bushwick pizzeria, to perfecting delicious bread recipes with his kids. At PechaKucha Night NYC, he talks about the process and health benefits to naturally leavened dough!
Living a Dynamic Life
BY LAURA MARSON
@ VOL 49
ON JUL 03, 2018
Laura has gone from working in the design field to cook to solo world traveller. It is finding small opportunities and taking leaps of faith to make big changes. She hopes to encourage and inspire others with curious minds and wanderlust souls.
How to Make a Maker
BY RYAN-ASHLEY ANDERSON
@ VOL 26
ON FEB 08, 2018
Ryan-Ashley Anderson recently made Knoxville her home, and even more recently opened gallery and event space in East Knoxville – Smart + Becker. Her mission is to catch people before they quit, helping artists realize their passion and potential to create a creative AND sustainable future for themselves.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
For PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 62, game developer Mark Cooke took up quite the challenge: create 10 games in 10 hours. His presentation was then based on the results, taking us on a tour of each experiment, revealing exactly what an hour of development time will allow you to design. The video above is a screencast version of the presentation, and below you'll find a live recording -- the quality is not as good, but you get a better feel for the kind of reaction that each game got from the record crowd. And that PechaKucha Night rhythm iPhone game? We liked it so much that we're already planning to do a proper PKN-branded version with Mark.
We start the week of presentations with a rather special one, from 11-year-old Kaden Cowan, recorded at last week's PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 67. 11-year-old Kaden, a student at Yokohama International School in Japan, shows us the evolution of his art work from 2nd Grade to 6th Grade! Brilliant. This presentation shows many things -- Kaden's great artistic ability, the eloquence of a 6th grader and that the PechaKucha format allows everyone young and old alike to have a platform to show and share their work. Kaden, thanks for stepping to the mic in Tokyo.
PKN Cork + Inspire Japan
Cork is taking part in the Inspire Japan efforts, although its event (PechaKucha Night Vol. 4) will be held on April 20 at Crane Lane Theatre, kicking off at 20:00 -- you'll find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page.
PKN Cork Vol. 6 + Global Cities Week
The city of Cork will be participating in our upcoming PechaKucha Global Cities Week, with its PechaKucha Night Vol. 6 to be held on February 29 at the Crane Lane Theatre. Check the official event page later as the presenters list gets updated.
PKE in Barcelona (COAC)
Here's a photo from a one-off PechaKucha event that was held in Barcelona. Called "Exploring outside the frame", it was organized by Sergi Lopez-Grado Padreny and coordinated by the Anna Manyes, both architects and members of AuS, the Architecture and Sustainability Group of the College of Architects of Catalonia -- they are both pictured in the photo above, and there more photos to see here.
Underground Food in Curitiba, Random Acts of Courage, and Teasing You with Upcoming PKNs
Presentations We kick off a new week of presentations with one from Curitiba (Vol. 1) and one from Cork (Vol. 3). In "Underground Food" (in Portuguese), Guilherme Caldas takes us on a tour Curitiba's lesser known culinary highlights. If you've been feeling like you need to get a bit more excitement in your day, try following Niall Doherty and his "Random Acts of Courage." Posters We've got a few new posters on our Tumblr blog, including the ones for PKN Mendoza Vol. 4 (above), PKN London Vol. 6, and PKN Dnipropetrovsk Vol. 1, which debuts tomorrow. Videos Instead of sharing photos today, and since there seems to be an absolute boom in these, today we share a few teaser videos that have been produced for PKNs -- we love them so much that we often play some at our PKNs here in Tokyo. Below, teaser videos for PKN Curitiba Vol. 2, PKN Tel Aviv Vol. 13, and PKN Lisbon Vol. 14. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J5alkNK6zI httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMu22YtbFiU Links"New voices seek to harmonize with Toledo arts community" [Toledo Free Press]Calendar Tonight (Monday, May 21) you have your choice of the very first PechaKucha Night in the city of Muscat, Oman, or another blockbuster PKN (Vol. 13) in Tel Aviv. Tomorrow (May 22), Montreal will be hosting its Vol. 22, and Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine -- how's that for a mouthful -- will have its first PKN.
Anamorphic Lens Love, an Unusual Flat in Florence, and Ottawa Panoramic
Presentations What's an anamorphic lens? Find out in this presentation (from PKN Cork Vol. 1) by Mike Hannon, as he talks about his love of this photography accessory, leaving you with the following thought: How can something so geeky be so entertaining? In this presentation (in Italian, from PKN Pisa Vol. 1), Juri Favilli covers an architectural renovation project for a flat in the middle of Florence's old town. The concept was to have new living areas in which most of the home's functions were placed in the walls. You end up with a living space with almost no furniture, which answered the client's request of wanting an "ordered home." Posters There are no new additions to the Tumblr blog today, so we'll highlight (above) yesterday's PKN Kyoto Vol. 7 flyer -- the event takes place this coming Sunday (June 17). Photos Above, a first look -- and a panoramic one at that -- at the scene for last night's PKN Ottawa Vol. 5, about 30 minutes before the start. As PKN Ottawa organizer Remco Volmer tells us, "the speakers were great, the room was nearly at capacity, and the vibe was terrific." Calendar First up, here are tonight's (June 14) events: PKN Pittsfield Vol. 14, PKN Toronto Vol. 16, PKN Ornskoldsvik Vol. 1, PKN Portsmouth Vol. 11, and PKN Saint-Etienne Vol. 10. Tomorrow, you can look forward to the following four events: PKN Zilina Vol. 19, PKN Orlando Vol. 6, PKN Des Moines Vol. 10, and PKN Paris Vol. 18.
The Cost of Cotton
"Fighting the fashion industry is not going to change the problems, but supporting environmental friendly and ethical products can."In "The Cost of Cotton" from Christchurch Vol. 24, student Samantha Jones shares how she launched an eco fashion brand in her spare time. The environmental cost, social cost, child labor, increased awarness and concerns in clothing production are the subject of her passionate talk. Let's support environmentally friendly and ethical products!
PechaKucha Night Townsville Volume 9, REEF
Millions of tourists visit the reef each year to experience this complex paradise, teeming with life above and below the water - we got to experience a rich part of our landscape, the inspiration, challenges, blemishes and tenacity that our reef holds for all of us. A big thank you to all of our champions of the reef! Come and join us for VOL. 10 on December 3 for some more about the reef, love, design and other things... "In the Great Barrier Reef, corals set the patterns of life from end to end," says Charlie Veron
PechaKucha Night Townsville VOL. 19 IYOR
Be part of saving our coral reef ecosystems in this, the third International Year of the Reef 2018(IYOR 2018) - see you at our special PechaKucha Night Townsville's VOL. 19 IYOR event! When: Thursday September 20, 2018 - the bar opens @ 6pm and talks kick off @ 6:30pm Where: Dance North, cnr. Stanley Street and Walker Street, Townsville City Tickets: $5 at the Door Lucky door prize: Studio Kaz "Reef" art glass