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.GIFs: an Emotive Vocabulary
Sha Hwang takes us through the history of .gifs, and their use in society, as an emotive vocabulary for current events, sports, and every day life.
Sha is an information designer and technologist based mostly in Brooklyn. A failed architect and an accidental entrepreneur, Sha has designed and built work for clients such as the New York Times, MTV, Flickr, and Adobe. Previously, Sha worked at Stamen Design and later cofounded the company Movity, which was acquired by Trulia. Sha spends his nights trawling Tumblr and printing gifs as Gifpop and his days working with Nava to improve healthcare.gov and other parts of government.
The story of the biggest urban forest in the world: Floresta da Tijuca
BY JULIA TADDEI
@ VOL 29
ON FEB 29, 2016
Do you know where is the biggest urban forest in the world? It's in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! The backyard of the house where Julia Taddei grew up is part of this forest, called Floresta da Tijuca.
Julia tells you more about the relationship between the "Cariocas", the inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro, with the forest, and the fact that it is not a native forest but rather the result of a major reforestation project undertaken around 150 years ago.
Spatial Memory Mapping
BY LYLA CATELLIER
@ VOL 8
ON MAR 04, 2016
Lyla Catellier gives good directions! At PechaKucha Night Brooklyn Volume 8, Lyla put her 7 siblings to the test - a test of spatial memory mapping. With 5/7 siblings worth of maps of her hometown, Lyla explores the wonders of the hippocampus.
Lyla is a lady living in Chelsea NYC. She currently directs public programs and events at Columbia University GSAPP and was once called a swiss army knife. She is a logistics maverick, and has always wanted someone to refer to her as a maverick, and at PK Brooklyn Volume 8, we did!
BY CHRISSY BROWN
@ VOL 6
ON JUN 28, 2016
"It's not only a way of life, but it's a necessity for some to survive."
In "Upcycling" from PechaKucha Night St. Neots Vol. 6, Traveller, blogger, and upcycler Chrissy Brown tells us why her passion for saving, collecting and reusing objects and materials has transformed the way she sees the world and helped her win Shed of the Year 2015.
Japan and the Temporal Craftsmen
BY NICHOLAS COFFEE
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 09, 2017
Nicholas Coffee takes us through history of temporal craftsmen with examples of temples and shrines across Japan. His study was made possible by the Georgia Trust Foundation.
Nicholas is a LEED AP Architectural Designer at FXFOWLE working on a range of projects in NYC from urban design to interior design. Previously he worked at Bjarke Ingels Group on a variety of projects including the Hot to Cold exhibition and publication. He holds a Masters of Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelors of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder (his hometown.)
LAHAR #36 • Foresto
LAHAR Magazine #36 • Foresto - Pres. Riccardo Alessandro Didoné con fotografie di Elisabetta Rossi
LAHAR FORESTO #36
"Sìe ore ea cresse, sìe ea càea’: ogni sei ore l’acqua entra dal mare alla laguna, per poi ritornarci. Modo di dire veneziano rivolto chi si arrabbia perché le cose vanno storte: presto tutto si riassesterà nel verso giusto, con la complicità dell’acqua e delle condizioni atmosferiche.
La marea va e viene; un attimo prima sembra sommergere ogni cosa, l’attimo dopo lascia tutto esposto alla vista.
Le isole della laguna. Luoghi sperduti, ambienti isolati, il verde spelacchiato che riverbera sull’acqua che si muove appena. Avvolte dalla spiritualità del silenzio, appena rotto dal rumore di sottofondo della laguna. L’altra Venezia, la sconosciuta ai transatlantici che la guardano da lontano: quella dei transiti infiniti, del commercio brulicante, dell’incessante mercanteggiare. O la Venezia deserta, quando le calli al mattino ospitano solo il primo sole; indigena, brulla e sconsolata, calpestata solamente da chi vive delle sue compravendite, di ombre e di spunci e si nasconde dalla calca e dalla fiumana di macchine fotografiche. La città ondeggiante che rifugge la tranquillità simbolica dell’entroterra solido e rassicurante. Venezia teatro di scambi, baratti, furti, acquisti, amori di contrabbando. Tintinnano le monete nelle tasche dei mercanti! Furbi compratori fingono disattenzione. Foresti compaiono qui e lì per l’occasione, per il ritrovo: il mercato. Luccicano le pietre preziose, brillano gli ori, i tessuti damascati ondeggiano tra le mani, mentre nubi d’incenso saturano l’aria già gonfia di sale. Cosa compreresti, tu? Cosa ti potrebbe attrarre verso l’incerto continente? Cosa, invece, ti spingerebbe a lasciare ogni saldo ormeggio e gettarti nel mare aperto?
Immagina di essere il mozzo di una muda, un ricco mercante bizantino, un gondoliere alticcio, una venditrice di ventagli, il portiere di un albergo che sta sprofondando. Immagina di possedere la saggezza di chi, solo, conosce il mare e conosce le imperfezioni del genere umano. Un po’ santo, un po’ puttana.
Arriva la notte e le strade del mercato lentamente si spopolano. Nei campi e nelle calli l’eco del calpestio si affievolisce. Ma la brezza leggera rimane intrisa di odori.
Scegli la tua isola. Scegli cosa vendere o cosa comprare. Prepara scudi, ducati e zecchini. Organizza il tuo banchetto, senza dimenticare il pesce conservato in salamoia e il vino guastato dalla navigazione.
Da dove vorresti partire? Dove vorresti approdare? Tra l’oscurità di Poveglia o dell’isola degli Armeni; i tesori annegati di Ammiana e San Marco in Boccalama; i ricami di Burano, la vetreria rutilante di Murano o le diciassette anime che popolano Torcello. Da dove provieni e dove vai? Qual è la tua moneta di scambio?
Issa la tua vela: il vento sta per soffiare."
COLLABORA a LAHAR#36 - FORESTO
Why Forests Matter
"This is the Black-throated Green Warbler. I know how to do the birdcall for this, but I'll do it afterwards, I promise."
In Why Forests Matter from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, Deputy Executive Director of the Nature Conservancy of Central & Western New York, Jim Howe, explains the three-part mission of organization: to protect land and water (120 million acres around the world, including 100,000 acres in Western and Central New York), to transform policy and practice for sustainability and to inspire people to connect with nature. Why do forests matter? Howe leads us on a tour of protected forest lands that provide imporved healthed and mental outlook, as well as critical habitats for wildlife. And Howe's Black-throated Green Warbler call was a show stopper!
Saving a dollar makes a difference to conserve nature for future generations
BY DRAZURU ALICE
@ VOL 40
ON MAY 10, 2019
Alice Drazuru was born and raised in a rural village in Uganda where there was no other alternative source of energy than firewood and charcoal. She witnessed deforestation and depletion of forest reserves.
In 2017, she participated in a nature walk and gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Uganda. Alice shared her experience with the executive team of a local fitness. Together, they mobilized 70 people to participate in a nature walk at Mabira forest conservation Centre Uganda in 2018. Besides this, the club decided to participate in nature walks every quarter of the year as way to contribute to nature conservation.
Alice is passionate about conserving nature and she believes that saving a dollar makes a difference in this matter.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
People Love the Format!
We often get messages from organizers following their PechaKucha Nights, sometimes as a full report that appears on the blog, or sometimes just a few short words to say that things went well. We did get a kick out of PKN Taos organizer Matthew Thomas message, following last week's PKN Taos Vol. 2: Event #2 was a complete success! Sold out, max capacity and they had to turn people away. PEOPLE LOVE THE FORMAT!
Candidates to Use the PechaKucha Format
Who says the 20x20 PechaKucha format can't work for politicians? PechaKucha Night in Aalen organizer Thomas Maile sends word of an interesting use of the format, read more below:In our part of Germany, Baden-Württemberg, we have in a few weeks an election for a new parliament. For our home region, we have five candidates who are vying to become a member of parliament. Through our local newspaper, we are organizing a PechaKucha Night for politics. All the candidates will give a PechaKucha presentation to talk about their views and their party. Following the presentations, we are planning a discussion session with visitors.The event happens this coming Monday (February 28) -- here's the event page, and here are more details in German, as published in the Schwabische Post. And take note that the next regular PKN in Aalen, Vol. 6, will happen on March 25 at Freudenschmaus -- you'll find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page.
Success! Our first PechaKucha Night in Mount Forest
Mount Forest in Ontario, Canada hosted its first PechaKucha Night at the local library. The presentations were excellent and the crowd responded encouragingly. New friendships were formed and much excitement was expressed for the next event on July 11th. Five presenters for the #2 Night have already signed up! How cool is that. Bath Lambert presenting "Awakening." This is her first public speaking engagement ever and she rocked the house! Having fun with the crowd. Susan Seitz talking to the audience after the evening was complete about her creative process in making her PechaKucha presentation "Who am I?"
PechaKucha Baltimore Speaker Guidelines
Greetings! We'll assume you're reading this post because you're either bored, or, interested in speaking or what we tell our speakers when helping them prepare to speak at our events. Well, they're pretty simple. In fact, most of our speakers don't need these guidlines because we select speakers we or our friends, family and colleagues know, trust, and refer to us because they know and trust them. But, that's not a long-term, scalable approach so we came up with the following guidelines for speakers. You would be well-advised to watch as many presentations on the PechaKucha site to get an idea for how to deliver, what to put on your slides, etc. We would be happy to help you review your materials in advance. We do request that the final version of the material be in Powerpoint (preferred) or Keynote (acceptable), and sent to us by one week prior to the event. As a general rule, we aim to avoid creating any kind of explicit theme for the event. We're looking for uncurated ideas. Anything that is interesting and can promote broader thought and discussion. We have no agenda and prefer to keep the content of our gatherings intellectually, socially, politically and religiously accessible to all. We are looking for collaborators to join us in co-creating a space for possibility in which people can be free to express themselves and be open to thinking, learning and discussing. Presentations should have a point. If you have a story to tell, make sure there's a point to it. A take-away. Something for the audience to consider. You don't want to sit thru 20 "slides" of meaningless waffle, and neither does anyone else. We believe in free speech and that with free speech comes a personal responsibility to take community standards into account, i.e. it's in everyone's best interest to stay clear of any widely divisive agendas (political or other) as well as anything that a reasonable person would find blatantly offensive. Presenters should avoid promoting a "specific" thing, product or service. However, we are not opposed to the use of a thing, product, or service as an example of a "greater idea". In addition,we suggest the following content constraints:- No charity pleas.- No direct business promotion.- No deliberately inflammatory attacks.- Nothing that would land a presenter in trouble with Local, State, and/or Federal intelligence and law enforcement agencies if said out loud in a public space or in court (e.g., certain types of porn, certain types of threats, counterfeit money, etc.). Other than that...we are looking for a free exchange of ideas. We won't prejudge who has these ideas or where they will show up. People who have never presented before as well as anyone who has never presented in PK or Ignite formats are encouraged to attend a PK or watch some of the many PK presentations available at www.pechakucha.org or on YouTube before speaking. We want to involve anyone who has passion for an idea and can express it in a way to open-up learning and possibilities for an audience ... Constrained to 20 x 20. ;-) Hope to see you at one of our events! ^HG
Using the Format at Conferences
The PechaKucha format goes beyond regular PechaKucha Nights, and we are often contacted about having one-off PechaKucha sessions as part of conferences or festivals, which we call "Powered by PechaKucha" events. Here's one planned for the Werklund School of Education's IDEAS: Rising to the Challenge conference in Calgary. This spring, a conference focusing on education innovation will be held on campus, and PechaKucha will figure prominently in the program. The conference, called IDEAS: Rising to the Challenge, will focus on creating opportunities for participants to inform each other’s work, to build on ideas and to challenge the ideas of learning and teaching. According to Brenda Gladstone, co-chair of the conference and Chief Operating Officer of the Galileo Educational Network, the two-day event is for innovators, designers, educators, academics, researchers and students (hence the acronym IDEAS). “Participants will build new knowledge networks,” says Gladstone. “These networks will focus on scholarship for teaching, in which research informs teaching and leading practices, and leading edge practices from the field inform research.” Read the rest of the article.
Urban Food Forests
Urban farming, rooftop gardens, and sustainable growth are becoming ever-prominent practice in a metropolitan setting. Advisor at Ooooby James Samuel discusses the unsustainable industrial methods in which food is produced, its impact on the environment, and the resulting low quality products. In "Urban Food Forests" from a special edition of PKN Auckland, he goes into depth on a few projects working to source fresh food for the growing city populations the world over. Oooby provides urban communities with local food, and entrepreneurial individuals the opportunity to join their network.
An Oversimplified Forecast for the Health & Sustainability of Pennsylvania Cities
Pecha Kucha Volume 1 - Creating A Healthy City This presentation quickly examines what makes a city both economically and physically healthy. It explores how healthy cities are aided by healthy local economies and some of the principles and practices to improve the overall sustainability of cities throughout Pennsylvania. Kevin Schreiber is in his second term as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Serving York County, Kevin formerly was the Economic & Community Development Director for the City of York. An urban dweller and coffee drinker, Kevin and his wife Jen live in the City of York with their dog, Lucy, Kevin holds a Bachelor’s Degree from York College and a Master’s Degree from Penn State.
So you've been chosen to present? Here's what you need to know.
SO YOU’VE BEEN CHOSEN TO PRESENT You’ve gotten over the hard part of whether to take on the challenge to get up there in front of a large audience. Congratulations! Now here’s what you need to know. Invite your friends. Remember to invite your friends and family to attend! Visit our Facebook Page. You're on the List. Each of you will have received an invitation to create or update your speaker profile on the global Pecha Kucha website. Once you update your profile (or even if you don't), it'll be listed in the PechaKucha.org cities. Follow the Pecha Kucha Format. In the spirit of following the global Pecha Kucha format, we ask that you show a total of 20 slides (images - minimal text if any) and speak about each slide for 20 seconds during your presentation. This gives you a total of six minutes and 40 seconds to present. No sales pitches. Our audiences can smell a sales pitch a mile away. Please, no overt selling. Create your presentation in PowerPoint. We prefer that you submit your presentation already in PowerPoint. If you don’t have PowerPoint let us know and we’ll work with you. You don’t need to include a title slide. Use your 20 slides for content and images; we’ll handle your introduction so you can focus on your story. Our emcee will introduce you by reading your bio, and our designers will create a transition slide with your name, organization, and topic listed. Tips for your PowerPoint Use the standard Page Setup (Slides sized for On-screen Show (4:3), Width: 10 Inches, Height: 7.5 Inches) Save images at 72 dpi to reduce the file size. In the “View” menu select “Slide Sorter” Hit Ctrl+a to select all slides. Select “Transitions” Uncheck “On Mouse Click” Check “After” and change the timing to 00:20.00 View your slideshow to test your presentation. Roadblocks happen. So you thought you wanted to present about your business, company or your product but learned that it’s not a sales pitch. You start doubting yourself and how you’re going to talk. Don’t let yourself choke and default to what is comfortable. Pecha Kucha is all about sharing your story, your passion, an idea, YOU. If you need guidance, our volunteer organizers are here to support you. Watch some presentations and get inspired. It isn’t about a company. It is about the person driving it. We want to hear all about YOU. For you aspiring presenters, apply to present by clicking on the link https://www.pechakucha.org/cities/columbus/contact/new.
Forever in an Instant
"Anyone facing adversity can experience some form of healing or solace from something as seemingly insignificant as the gift of an instant photo." In Forever in an Instant from PechaKucha Night Singapore Vol. 13, photographer Frederick Chen shares his experience of working with Photohoku, a photo-giving volunteer initiative that was born in response to the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Through the act of giving photos, rather than taking photos, Frederick explains how photography has the power to restore hope for people in need, giving them something often overlooked in other relief efforts. In a final call-to-action, Frederick challenges us to take up the cause, putting forward the notion that the ways that photo-giving can make a difference in people's lives is only limited by our imaginations.
PechaKucha Featured in Forbes!
Actually, having an audience that knows what the heck you’re talking about is going to make you seem absolutely brilliant. This week, Forbes / Leadership features an article on PechaKucha, which discusses not only the format but its effects on those who give presentations in the format. Absolutely worth a read -- check it out here.