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Takram Design Engineering

BY KAZ YONEDA
@ VOL 95 ON SEP 26, 2012

Kaz Yoneda (of Takram Design Engineering) talks about a recent project with a Korean company that saw him try and design the "water bottle of the future." Taking the concept far beyond the traditional idea of a water bottle, Kaz shares the final, innovative solution that Takram Design Engineering created in response to the challenge. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 20, 2013. 

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Acoustic... What?

BY KITO SOUSA COUTINHO
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 20, 2013

Kito Sousa Coutinho, a Portuguese acoustic consultant based in Hong Kong, talks about his work and passion: acoustics. He explains the difference between sound and noise, and how to tweak various environments for optimal sound.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 6, 2014.

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Nerds, and Structural Design

BY BRIAN MARKHAM
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

Brian Markham, a structural engineer based in New York, discusses nerds - and the way in which nerds apply mathematical strategies inspired by natural elements to develop architectural wonders. 

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Concepts in Time and Motion

BY JONATHAN SCHIPPER
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 16, 2014

Jonathan Schipper captures a moment of time through sculpture - developing ideas of time, space, speed and motion by crashing two cars together incredibly slowly over the span of two months. 

"Presentation of the Day" on January 15, 2015.

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Qu’est ce qui influence votre santé ? - What influences your health ?

BY FRANÇOIS VAN LISHOUT
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 20, 2014

Dans cette vidéo, je parlerai tout d’abord de mes recherches sur les facteurs génétiques jouant un rôle dans des maladies complexes telles que le cancer, l’asthme, le diabète et la maladie d’Alzheimer. On peut espérer que d’ici une dizaine d’années, le médecin pourra prédire sur base de vos gènes, quel traitement est le plus adapté dans votre cas. En attendant d’en arriver là, vous pouvez dès aujourd’hui faire quelque chose pour votre santé, notamment en faisant du sport régulièrement. Je montrerai comment la course à pied a changée ma vie et donnerai des conseils pour pratiquer ce sport correctement. En effet, beaucoup de gens abandonnent cette activité à cause de problèmes de genoux. Ceux-ci peuvent pourtant être évité en faisant principalement attention à trois choses : sa technique de course, porter des chaussures adaptées et écouter son corps (notamment, ne pas vouloir en faire trop du jour au lendemain).

 

In this video, I will first talk about my research activities, which focuses on genetic factors influencing complex diseases like cancer, asthma, diabetes and Alzheimer disease. We can expect that in about ten years, doctors will be able to predict, based on your genes, which treatment is best indicated in your case. Before we get there, you can already start today doing something for your health, for instance by doing sports regularly. I will show how running changed my life and give some advices on how to do it right. Indeed, many people give up this activity because of knee problems. However, these can be avoided, mainly by paying attention to three things: the running technique, wearing appropriate shoes and listening to your body (in particular, avoiding doing too much from one day to the other).

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Bringing a Big Boat Back to Life

BY LIZ MCENANEY
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

Liz McEnaney is an urban historian and preservatioist who has worked in exotic locales such as Maputo, New Delhi, and even New York City! She co-founded BldgBlok - an app that provides tourists with location-based historic content.

Liz's latest restoration project is a big one! The SS Columbia - America's oldest excursion steamship - is making its way back to the Hudson River - listen to her tale of bringing the ship back to life!

Learn more about the SS Columbia project here

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Perspective on Architectural Aesthetics from an Engineering Standpoint

BY SHUN OSHIMA
@ VOL 137 ON JUN 29, 2016

大島駿さんは、建築を学ぶ大学院生。 東京理科大学では工学的アプローチによって、 そして現在在籍する武蔵野美術大学大学院では美学の視点から建築を追求しています。 渋谷にあえて排他的な建築の提案を行い、近年の建築群への新鮮な批評も行います!

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The Art of Biology

BY MEHDI DOUMI
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Mehdi Doumi is from Algeria and England, studied biomedical engineering, and is a technical leader in Research and Innovation at L’Oreal USA - researching human perception of cosmetic products.  He has been part of NPO Ligo Project, promoting science in U.S. culture through humor and videography.  He also enjoys carpentry, improv, and drawing satirical cartoons.  Over the last 4 years he has committed himself to creating abstract artwork to any K-12 educator across the USA.  He hopes that each art piece stimulates student curiosity about math and science topics, especially in a challenging teaching environment.

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An Introduction to Glass Bending

BY SOPHIE PENNETIER
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

Sophie Pennetier realllly likes glass. Hot bent glass, cold bent glass, she loves it all! Listen to her PechaKucha presentation to learn about all types of glass production.

Sophie is a structural engineer at Arup in New York. She is involved in the design of non-conventional architectural projects and in research related to freeform geometry facades (Liquid Wall project, IAPP ARC project). Sophie is a member of ASCE and ASTM committees, associated to the development of structural glass standards in the US, and co-authored industry publications on cold bent glass.

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Wood in Multi-Family Residences

BY MATT MAHON
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

Matt Mahon talks about the use of timber in multi-family residences in this PechaKucha presenation for NY Build.

Matt is an acoustic and audiovisual consultant in Arup’s New York office and is involved in a wide variety of projects, from performing arts facilities to corporate fit-out.  Matt studied mechanical engineering at Northwestern University and has a background in live sound and broadcast.

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All Things Lucid

Today's presentation was recorded a while back at PechaKucha Night in Chicago Vol. 9, and features indie band All Things Lucid talking about what it takes to keep going.Six years in the scene and just getting started, this Chicago indie rock band is made on more than just music. Miles Benjamin, programmer, Michael Kostal, designer, Jeff Wolinski, filmmaker, and Paul Gulyas, audio engineer, come together for a common love of writing, performing, and living in the world of art and music.

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Storkhouse

How far do you migrate to reach your summer home? Well, these storks fly to Austria each year to escape Africa's sizzling summers. In today's "Presentation of the Day", writer and photographer Roland Hagenberg (along with architect Terunobu Fujimori and engineer Richard Woschitz) devised a plan to develop a house where a family of up to four humans and two birds might live in harmony. In his presentation (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 98), Hagenberg gets into the nitty-gritty architectural and structural details, particularly focusing on how they included all the modern niceties necessary for both the human and bird families. In most cases we'd say they're killing two birds with one stone here, but in this case perhaps we should refrain.

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Stem Cell Art

Irwin Adam Eydelnant is a chemical engineer, but all of his friends are designers. In his edition of Presentation of the Day, "Stem Cell Art" (from PKN Toronto Vol. 14), he speaks on how he moved to Toronto from Montreal after a crazy, transformative journey through Siberia. Inspired by his designer friends, and armed with his newfound inspiration, he began turning stem cells into microscopic 3D art.

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Cameron Beccario

At tomorrow's PechaKucha Night Vol. 116, software engineer Cameron Beccario will join us to talk about some fascinating weather visualization software he has developed.水曜日のペチャクチャナイトVol.116にてソフトウェアエンジニアのCameron Beccarioが開発した興味深い天気の視覚化ソフトウェアについて語ります。

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Free Energy: Shifting from Scarcity to Abundance

Is there such thing as your own personal freedom from big energy corporations? Can we truly get rid ourselves from expensive electricity and fuel bills? Frederik Stimmel thinks so. For the past decade, Frederik has been focusing his works on clean, renewable energy solutions, and he believes that this is the time to free ourselves from the shackles of energy dependency and move into a golden age of abundance. He will be sharing his experience and vision at PechaKucha Night Ubud #20 this Tuesday, August 26th. Frederik is the exemplar-zero chief of science and technology at Humanitad. He is an electric engineer, free energy researcher and entrepreneur. He has been developing an open source technology, which will make Free Energy available for everybody very soon at very little cost. He believes that free energy is the key to true freedom of humanity.

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Acoustic ... What?

“For classical music we want longer reverberation times so all the instruments can mix together.” Acoustics Engineer Kito Sousa Coutinho explains the nuances of acoustics and space. In “Acoustics…What?” from PKN Hong Kong Vol. 17, he describes the differences between noise and sound, and how his work is to bridge the gap between architects, engineers, and builders to improve the quality of sound in a space.

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Being Funny When You're Really Not That Funny

"If you can make them laugh -- bring joy, happiness, connect with them -- it's worth it." Zainal Bostaman, engineer by day and stand-up comic by night, talks about how he began his comic career (miserably) and after several hits and misses, reached a point where people can properly laugh at his jokes. In "Being Funny When You're Really Not That Funny" from PKN Bandar Seri Begawan Vol. 2, we see that he now holds comedy workshops and teaches others on how to be funny when they think they're not really that funny.

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Sparks: The Magic of the Grid

"The whole idea of being connected in some way, shape, or form, through this system that people set up, is so we can actually help each other do better things." In Sparks: The Magic of the Grid from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 5, electrical engineer at Whirlpool Corporation, Alex Halbleib distills an explanation of the mechanics (and magic) and the ubiquitous grid that brings our homes energy every day and night. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, (that's pronounced "Loo-ih-vil", without the "S"!) Alex is currently working in the advanced engineering where he hopes to make the world's connection just a little bit stronger.

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Jody Blatchley - speaker

The eight speaker we would like to announce is Jody Blatchley, an athlete, innovator and engineer. Jody will talk about his Gravity quad - https://www.facebook.com/GravityQUADNZ. Gravity Quad is form of downhill experience for wheelchair users & able body riders to equally enjoy the thrill of down hill biking. Gravity Quad is about FUN!Make sure to get your tickets to hear Jody and all our other speakers before they're all gone!http://www.dashtickets.co.nz/event/qfknh34x5

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PKN over 1000 hills now days away...

We are days away (and counting down) to the inaugural Pecha Kucha Night Kigali (PKNK).The list of presenters is set and is looking very exciting. We will be thoroughly engaged by ten awesome presenters that will attempt to demystify hitherto vague concepts; simply inspire us through what they do; or leave us in awe over what we thought we knew better. While you can find their detailed bios at https://www.pechakucha.com/cities/kigali/events/5cf551fd24d4096824fee1c1 find below the list of presenters: Aimable Mukire | Structural Engineer, MASS Design GroupAmiable will be presenting on Water Management.Alex Ndibwami | Educator/Architect, URAlex will be speaking about the concept of language (and vocabulary) and how these can lead to impactful architecture.Benon Rukundo | Urban Planner, The City of KigaliBenon, will be presenting to us as ardent citizens and general public how to contribute to the Kigali City Master Plan. Christian Benimana | Principal and Managing Director, MASS Design GroupChristian's presentation will capture the diversity of his experiences and what this might mean for you and I in the future. Dominique Alonga | Founder & CEO, Imagine We Rwanda Dominique will be sharing about Womanhood and her journey to finding a voice as a woman in the middle of Entrepreneurship, Hobbies, Romance and Family. Ibrahim Binego | Award winning dancer, dance teacher, and community organiserIbrahim is looking forward to sharing his career and experience with the world as part of his exploration of art and soul. Okechi Opoko | Graduate Mechanical Engineer, MASS Design GroupOkechi will be presenting all about himself in an effort to demystify this idea of self introspection and what it means to harness one’s niche and passion. Patrick Buchana | CEO, AC GroupPatrick will talk about the last 20 years, the dotcom bust and growth of technology companies in the dotcom bust and what could possibly come next. Sarah Rugomwa | Operations Associate, MASS Design GroupSarah looks forward to participating in the Kigali PechaKucha, where she will present on the relationship between style/fashion and psychology. Symphorien Gasana | Architect, MASS Design GroupSymphorien will be speaking about Professional agency.