KNOXVILLE Search Results: “exercise”
Ultimate: The Best Play
BY JOE NORSKOV
@ VOL 27
ON MAY 10, 2018
Play is a necessary function of skill development. Joe Norskov has played and organized Ultimate for 15 years. During this time, he’s noticed a consistent and above average number of community minded, kind, and high achieving people play Ultimate. The sport develops problem solving, work ethic, good health, and conscientiousness. Joe believes that the sport attracts and shapes individuals to be better humans.
SITEWIDE Search Results: “exercise”
Studio 34: Yoga | Healing | Arts
Apr 17, 2010
5/3 Building at One Seagate
Jun 14, 2013
Byblos at Oriental Hall
Jan 15, 2015
Powered by PechaKucha
Apr 23, 2015
De La Liff
Aug 05, 2016
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Jan 14, 2016
New Bulgarian University
Nov 14, 2016
Rowing: Harmony, Balance & Rhythm
Ry Hills is the founder and co-director of Megunticook Rowing. She shares her love of rowing: an eco-friendly, life-long activity that nurtures a healthy body through the use of all major muscle groups. It is an activity that not only provides the benefits of physical fitness, but also builds friendship, sportsmanship, discipline, fun, teamwork, and camaraderie.
Free Your Fitness, Free Yourself
BY TEGA BRAIN
@ 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.
Growing Young Again
BY DELROY GUZHA
@ VOL 37
ON MAR 07, 2016
This is Delroy Guzha's journey of moving away from weight training and fitness towards movement and health, of making lifestyle choices and habits that apply throughout the day instead of taking an hour to work on his health and then doing damage for the other 23 hours, and finally of remembering to have fun always. Move.
BY BEVERLY DILLON
@ VOL 3
ON MAY 06, 2016
"Running is as much a stress reliever for dogs as it is for humans."
In Running Dog from PechaKucha Night Akron Vol. 3, Beverly Dillon shares how the #RunningDog program has helped dogs become more adoptable, how the program is helping dogs cope with their surroundings, and how the program is enriching the lives of the volunteer runners.
Dillon attended Kent State University and studied Fine Art before launching on a colorful career path. She spent many years as a florist, enjoyed time as a barista and expressed herself as a tattoo artist before becoming certified as a personal trainer. She is an avid runner and offers a dog running service to private clients.
Beverly started the #RunningDog program at One of a Kind Pet Rescue in Akron. #RunningDog is a program that allows runners to volunteer their time to give the rescue dogs much needed exercise. The program also uses social media to give the rescue dogs much needed exposure.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, August 24th, 2016.
snakker om hvordan HAN opplever å bli gammel (85 år)
BY ANDREAS RAAUM
@ VOL 7
ON MAR 31, 2016
Andreas Raaum er en svært aktiv 85 åring. I kveld ønsker han å kaste litt lys over sine betraktninger om hvordan HAN opplever å bli gammel. Vår fortid bidrar til å kaste lys over våre liv som eldre. Noen av bildene og fortellingen er fra "fortiden", men det er i all vesentlighet en sak om hvordan han har det i dag.
My Legs, My Gears
BY STEPH RUSSELL
@ VOL 7
ON NOV 01, 2016
When someone says they're a cyclist, what immediately comes to mind? This is a personal reflection on Steph Russell passion for cycling, what it does for me on a day to day basis and also the ups and downs of juggling a competitive hobby with an equally challenging professional job.
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httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK3D__im4zE&feature=player_embedded PechaKucha Night is coming to Greenville -- the first event is set for November 12 -- and organizers have started preparing by putting together a fun little video covering an exercise we always love to see: how to properly pronounce PechaKucha. The verdict? They're actually not that bad, we've seen much, much worse...
An Interview with PKN Salt Lake City Organizer Tristan Shepherd
We shared with you photos from Salt Lake City's Global Cities Week event (PechaKucha Night Vol. 7) a few days ago, and here's also an interview with organizer Tristan Shepherd. The article is originally from the CityWeekly, but as we were having trouble loading the link, we've included the entire interview in this post. PechaKucha Night Celebrates Salt Lake City Arts, Design, Beyond by Austen Diamond POSTED // 2012-02-23 -What makes Salt Lake City so great? Thirteen presenters will say their piece in 20 slides at 20 seconds each this Friday for PechaKucha Night. A sampling of the well-rounded crop of presenters include Tim Lee (senior exhibit designer Natural History Museum of Utah), Dan Christofferson (artist/Big Cartel Missionary), Prescott Muir (architect), to name a few. A full line-up and more information can be found here. Tristan Shepherd, Salt Lake City Organizer of PechaKucha Night, spoke with City Weekly about the event. PechaKucha Night @ The State Room, 638 S. State, Friday, Feb. 24, 6:30-11 p.m., $10 in advance, $15 day of show City Weekly: PechaKucha is a PowerPoint presentation style format where speakers show 20 images, each for 20 seconds, and talk on a certain subject. Is it liberating to have such strict confinement? (either way, why have this style of talk?) Tristan Shepherd: The PechaKucha founders, Klein Dytham Architecture, knew that a mic in certain hands could lead to long-winded presentations, especially with a PowerPoint behind them. They knew they needed to come up with a way to keep presenters on topic and concise. The 20x20 format may seem restrictive at first, but I think it helps take out a few of the possibilities of how you might present a topic. That, I think, is liberating. To know that I only need to create 20 slides and have enough to say about that slide for 20 seconds. However, that really is the only restriction given to a presenter. Some take it quite literally, one image on a slide and they talk about that slide for 20 seconds and move on to the next. Other's manipulate the format to fit their story. One presenter used the same image for a few slides in a row so that he could talk about a particular image for longer than 20 seconds. We do allow some video clips, but try to keep them to 20 second clips. So, in that sense, the format is liberating in how a presenter chooses to work within the 20x20 format. CW: This local event is part of Global PechaKucha Week. What's that all about? TS: This week--starting Feb. 20--marks the ninth anniversary of the first PechaKucha Night in Tokyo. PechaKucha Headquarters have put together previous Global Events, usually centered around the anniversary. A PechaKucha Global event is where as many PechaKucha Night cities (currently 490) try to hold an event on the same day. The first Global Event they ran was designed as a fundraiser to support Haiti after the earthquake in 2010. Last year, after the disaster in Japan, a Global Day for Japan was organized to raise money for relief efforts there. This year, they decided to hold a Global Cities Week to take some of the stress out of trying to have an event on a specific day. PechaKucha HQ asked that we try to theme the event and presentations around "our city." Usually, presenters are not asked to tailor their presentations around a specific theme. But in this case we want to know about the cool things that are happening in our city, or the cool places other people might not know about. Why do the presenters choose to live and work here? Tell us why Salt Lake City is great. Not every presenter is held to the "celebrate our city" theme, but all our presenters have a connection to our city, so in that respect just their presence at the event is a reason why Salt Lake City is worth celebrating. CW: I think if I was presenting, I'd recycle an idea I read about where the L.A. Times food writer reviewed every restaurant, in order, from his commute from home to work--for me, that would include Channon Thai, Moochie's, Cannela's, Copper Onion, to name a few. That'd be delicious. If you were presenting, what would you talk about? TS: Oh man, I'm always asked if I've presented (I haven't, I'm always too busy getting everything ready for all the other presenters.) Honestly, I'm not sure what I would present about, but I like your idea! I've been thinking about a food theme for a PechaKucha Night, even though we don't usually do themes. Want to present at a future event? On the PechaKucha website that have a section of old presentations. One of my favorites was a guy in St. Louis (I think) who did a presentation on all the best taco stands and restaurants in the city. It is funny, and totally informal, and just great. Anyway...what would I present...I'm an architect in training, but photography is also something I really enjoy. One of the reasons I decided to move here and go to school for architecture was the potential of the city and built environment. There are so many cool industrial buildings, vacant buildings, run-down buildings, vacant lots, historic structures, and just cool buildings and neighborhoods around our city. I don't think our city is fully utilizing these bits of architecture and urbanism. If I were presenting, I would have gone around and photographed as many of these places I could find and try to talk about potential uses for these places. Could something become a cool, hip new restaurant or shop. Maybe some under or misused buildings really want to be someone's house or condo. An old warehouse could become an indoor skate park or climbing gym. It would be a fun exercise to try and come up with these kinds of ideas for our city. CW: As I understand it, PechaKucha began as a way for architects to geek out on, well, architecture stuffs. But it has evolved to include people of all ages and interests. For this event, you've curated a DJ, the creator of Craft Lake City, a gallery owner, along with architects and designers. Talk about this broadening of scope. TS: I don't know exactly what the backgrounds were of the first PechaKucha Night presenters. But I can say this: of the 490 cities that have PechaKucha Night's, the original founders of PechaKucha Night have never asked someone to start a series in a city. PechaKucha is a grassroots movement that expresses a viral desire for people to share things they're passionate about. So, while it may have started with an architectural basis, I think almost everyone has a desire to share their work and talk about things they're proud of. PechaKucha Night gives you a reason to get into your city and share and connect with "real" people, to look someone in the face and say, "Hey, that was awesome, I love what you're doing!" PechaKucha allows you to break from your digital network and shake someone's hand. People have a desire to connect with others, and I think everyone generally responds positively to another who is genuinely passionate about what they're talking about. What intrigues me, and why we strive to always have a diverse range of presenters, is the possibility to learn from people who have a different background, or work in a different field than me. I like the idea that PechaKucha can expose people to things and ideas they might never come across in their typical day to day lives. At a PechaKucha Night, you can share a drink with people who do incredible things right here in our city. We recently had a presenter who is an engineering student at the University of Utah. She works on these impossibly small mechanical assemblies. Real science-fiction type stuff, like making camera lenses so small that they might one day be used to make artificial eyes. I like to think that there was someone in the audience who had no idea that something like that exists but now has that connection and they might come up with something together that could change the world. Grand idea, I know, so maybe it is something more simple like an author writing a book and they just saw an incredible artist and they get together to illustrate the book. I think the cross-pollination of ideas and disciplines is what makes PechaKucha Night great! CW: What are the keys that set some presentations off above and beyond others? TS: When someone talks about something they truly care about, that can be felt by the audience. There are so many things that can make a presentation stand out: unique and innovative work and ideas, bizarre and interesting stories, humor, being energetic. I think the presenters who have an interesting story to tell are the ones that stand out. CW: Are there any in particular that you are looking forward to tonight? TS: I'm in the unique position of seeing all the presenters' slides before anyone else. So I'm always interested to hear what they have to say about the slides. Usually when we ask someone to present we have an idea of what they should present. If, for example, we ask an architect to present, we probably expect them to talk about some cool new building they just completed. In this case, because of the "celebrate our city" theme, some presenters really took it to heart. So instead of seeing their portfolio of work, or some specific project they worked on, they are going to be saying something about the city. So I'm interested in hearing what all our presenters' have to say about our city. It was fun having the AIGA involved with this event. They brought in some presenters we might not otherwise have known to contact, so I'm interesting is seeing what they have to say. This also relates to your "broadening of scope" question above. CW: I'm sure there's something I'm not asking ... anything you'd like to add? TS: I'm sure there is something I could think of, but I think my answers are already longer than a 20 second reply.
Last May 3rd, Hermosillo (north México) launched its first PechaKucha Night with an attendance of around a hundred of art enthusiasts. We started off with an introductory video kindly provided by Astrid Klein in Tokyo and we all learned how to properly pronounce PechaKucha as "pe-chak-cha" rather than its spanish literal form. At 9pm sharp, our attendees and presenters took their seats and welcomed Citlali Haro, a local Graphic designer and Illustrator who has made art for famous mexican singer Lila Downs and as she affirmed, finds human body structures very interesting to draw. Following Haro, Abel Corrales took the stage and told us how he found Aerial silk performances as his life motivation and a cool way of making a living. Corrales finished his spectacular presentation by suggesting we should ignore fear and make our way until finding our own passion. After Abel, Yana showed us around her wide variety of illustration styles and shared with us that she finds black and white illustrations easier to manage compared to colours as Yana believes it looses a bit of its authenticity. As Haro, she also finds human bodies quite interesting to illustrate and also loves to draw beards! Yana is currently under the "30 Days Drawing Challenge" and invited the audience to join her. (Find more about Yana here) Jessica Meor was next to present and gave us an insight on what she currently is working on: watercolour gifs. Meor said she also likes to use her own family pictures on her projects as it gives more meaning to the finished product. Jessica keeps pictures of regular people faces she finds interesting and later on she works with them and animate them by converting her art into gifs. (Find more about Jessica here) Later on, we were delighted by Mario Verdugo's work - he also likes to digitally illustrate human bodies, especially females. During his speech, Mario shared his experience during Art School and told us he was very much into drawing human bodies until his Uni Lecturer gave the class the assignment of drawing a naked old male model. After being very confused by the exercise, he decided he didn't like it that much really and went back to drawing cartoonesque people and designing. (Find more about Mario here) Bonsai Babies, a "terror-like music" band, joined after Mario and shared with us the 'behind-the-scenes' story about the members, the origin of the band's name and gave us a short performance in stage with the different tecniques they use for every EP. (Find more about Bonsai Babies here) Mexican/American cinematographer Luis Horacio Pineda showed us around his journey of documentary filming he has done so far, the 'not-so-known' details, his experience as a cinematographer both in Mexico and the United States and the glory of working hand to hand with Lucy Liu. (Find more about Luis Horacio here) Eloy Aluri, a very passionate mexican Chef and entrepreneur shared to us his experience of becoming one of the best local and national Chefs, his work overseas and how he could reach success with the motivation of his late Grandfather. His presentation was filled with heart-to-heart lines and ended by presenting his latest business and the edible art he executes there. Definitely a memorable presentation. (Find more about Eloy here) Following Eloy, Paukaro Fotografía took us around her sharp gallery of Family photoshoots, how she decides on the location, props, lenses and concepts before meeting the client. She shared how funny it was to photograph certain couple first on their wedding, then a few months later on their pregnancy shoot and ending with a family portrait. (Find more about Paukaro here) Claudia Orduño took the stage next and showed us the process behind the structure of "Soy Sonora", a magazine that publishes articles about local art, architecture, cuisine and cultural events. She also invited the presenters to join her next edition. (Find more about "Soy Sonora" here) Next, Carolina Delatorre shared with us about "COAT: Comunidad Animalera Trabajando", a Non-Profit Organisation dedicated to protect abandoned animals in Hermosillo, maintained by kind donations, bake sales and a team of 200+ volunteers who help her Organisation to rescue cats, dogs and other animals. She proudly announced a new Pro-Animal law approved by the State Congress earlier that week which punishes citizens who deliberately hurt animals and or limits their living space, bans bullfighting practices and prohibits using animals as an entertainment method, for example at a Circus. As a community, the venue stood up, clapped and cheered in happiness and solidarity. (Find more about COAT and how to help here) Closing the night, fashion designer Arturo Valdéz joined the stage and shared about his experience at Mercedes Benz: Fashion Week México, his haute couture, how he sometimes chooses random fabrics (such as curtains) and turns them into fabulous creations. He made a very clear point: our location shouldn't limit the capacity to execute any project and make it great and successful, especially with modern technology at hand. (Find more about Arturo here) Thanks to PechaKucha for supporting this event and we are very excited to be presenting the second Volume. Gracias!
“This particular American company commissioned an American-born Finnish man to create a character for their seasonal sales event…” Product and industrial designer Juho Viitasalo takes to the stage for a special exercise examining the branding behind Christmas. In “Branding Christmas” from PKN Tokyo Vol. 120, he discusses the origins of Santa Claus, Coca-Cola’s role in the holiday, and the expectations set by companies from all over.
Tokyo Totem - A Subjective Guide
"This entire environment that is [Tokyo] is completely made by man, so we're effectively living in the collective imagination of mankind."At PechaKucha Tokyo Vol. 126, Dutch explorer Edwin Gardner introduces a new type of city guide called "Tokyo Totem" which attempts to look at Tokyo in a more experiential sense. Compiling a purely objective guide of the largest city in the world is simply an exercise in futility, hence Gardner's fresh angle. The book is coming together with a long list of collaborators over many visits to Tokyo. Tokyo Totem will be released later this year, so be on the look-out for it and we will keep you updated!Enjoy!
The Year-Long Adventures of the Blue Shoes
"I began looking at the world asking 'where could I put the blue shoes in this setting'?" In The Year-Long Adventures of the Blue Shoes from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 2, interdisciplinary scholar Michael R. Hill shares the story of how during a creative exercise from a 2013 Teacher Workshop on Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity at School of the Art Institute Chicago, his blue Nike Hyper Enforcer shoes became the inspiration of a year long visual daily blog, full of creative adventure, and a bit of hilarity.
Walking and Talking in Yellowknife
PechaKucha found its way to the city of Yellowknife, in Canada's frigid Northwest Territories, where the 20x20 format recently helped residents share perspectives on one of the region's favorite pastimes, winter walking. From transportation, activism, or exercise, and more, their walking presentations from Vol. 1 are afoot!
"There are not so many brands that can actually do this..." In Branding Christmas from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 120, industrial designer Juho Viitasalo took to the stage for a holiday branding exercise, examining just how far the branding of Christmas and Santa Claus has managed to propel these two things to worldwide popularity.