CHICAGO Search Results: “government”

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Data Science for Social Good


Big Brains, Big Buzzwords, and Big Hearts: Matt Gee tells the story of how a disgruntled capaign staffer, a disgruntled PhD student, and a disgrunteld jouranlist stumbled upon a way to make a little bit of good in the world with data. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 13, 2014. 

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Don't Spy On Me • OK?

@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

Mark Paternostro presents an optimistic poem with the opening line "Don't spy on me..." His poem explores the spying and monitoring of everyday people by the NSA.

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Fanta Wins

@ VOL 48 ON DEC 12, 2018

Rob Schaaf works on cross-partisan campaigns to reform our electoral system and campaign finance laws, aiming to bring about an effective government of, by, and for the people. 



SITEWIDE Search Results: “government”

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Svensk Form Channel

Svensk Form (the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design) is a not-for-profit membership association mandated by the Swedish government to promote Swedish design at home and abroad.


Halifax @ 2540
Oct 22, 2010


Aug 25, 2011


Vaduz @ Kunstraum Engländerbau
Mar 10, 2012


Samara @ Bar Skvoznyak (Draught)
Sep 04, 2010

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha
May 09, 2013


Delhi @ Adianta School for Leadership and Innovation
Apr 17, 2014


Bilbao @ Sala Bilborock
Oct 18, 2016

PAST New York Build

New York @ Javits Center
Mar 16, 2017


Madison, WI @ Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
Feb 15, 2018


Yerevan @ AGBU Armenia
Apr 05, 2019

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Off To Cuba With Goldie

@ VOL 17 ON APR 18, 2013

Ron and Bev Erickson detail their cultural exchange trip to Cuba. They let the University Of Minnesota mascot "Goldie" be their guide into the unique and constantly changing Cuba.

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Did You Know?

@ VOL 15 ON NOV 05, 2015

There are a lot of misconceptions in our world, and a lot of important and surprising things we’ve never heard of. This presentation sheds light on what we don’t know but should about the past, present, and future.

Presenter, Lew Blank, is a filmmaker, actor, advocate within the social justice community, a vegan, and most importantly, a kid.

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State of the Nation

@ VOL 10 ON DEC 02, 2015

The Map of The State is a graphic work by JP O'Malley that took Ireland’s 1937 constitution as its starting point. The map outlines the legislative, judicial, executive and local governmental structures of state. Just as these state structures have evolved over the intervening decades to become complex, layered and intertwined, so too did the map as available information was layered on. The shape and structure of the map was informed by the available information and the challenges of displaying this information in a single view.

Over the duration of the project the map will include greater detail on the departments, agencies and bodies that make up the Irish state in 2015. The early stages of the work will consist of a printed graphic depiction of the evolving map before literally being made concrete.

Zero-G is a Dublin-based design practice engaged in research, strategy and design. Founded in 2004 by Ciarán Ó Gaora, Zero-G has earned a reputation as a creative partner for businesses who want to leverage design to build their brand, facilitate innovation and inspire meaningful change in their organisations. This has been achieved by creating stories that focus purpose and meaning, creating tools that empower employees to look at opportunities with fresh eyes, and demonstrating the power of design to make things better for the user, be they customer, employee, audience or citizen.

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Kultur des Miteinanders

@ VOL 10 ON SEP 02, 2016

Gute Ideen haben das Potential zu wachsen - wie Samenkörner - vorausgesetzt die Rahmenbedingungen stimmen. Einige dieser Potentiale stellt uns Manfred Hellrigl vom Büro für Zukunftsfragen vor. Neben den 2 elementaren Säulen für Lebensqualität und Wohlstand Wirtschaft und Staat wird für ihn die Zivilgesellschaft deutlich an Bedeutung gewinnen. Warum erklärt er uns anschaulich. Wichtige Themen!

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Rebuilding Local Trust in Government


Community is so much bigger than one's individual self and this is something that seems to have been forgotten here in the US of A. Rohit Malhotra's grandfather was a hero of his, a teacher in a remote village in India, who instilled this ideal of what community is, in him as a small child. The polar opposites of 'community' and of 'government' (at least after this election) are what Rohit grew up loving. Listen as he speaks about the importance of local government and trust has in our communities. 

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Sniff it all, Collect it all, Know it All

@ VOL 8 ON FEB 07, 2017

The age of privacy is over, or is it? Colin Ramsay walks us through recent changes to UK surveillance law, musings on the Orwellian state, Snowden revelations, the mass harvesting of our personal data and asks what have we given up (and does it matter?) by embracing the convenience of digital apps & technologies.  

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The Architecture of Entitlement

@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

In a whirlwind PechaKucha presentation, architect Emma Fuller discusses a history of language and the city plan - how entitlement has created a new architectural tool for the powerful to dismantle the collective and empower the singular. See examples from Mussolini to Trump in this 20x20 !

Emma Fuller is an associate with Diane Lewis Architect PC and teaches architectural history and theory at Pratt Institute. She received her degree from the Cooper Union. Her work addresses architecture as art and memory. This is expanded upon in published essays, exhibitions and architectural projects including the "Richmond as a Work of Art" series, the IPA fellowship, the Green Ward and Michelangelo-La Tourette papers, and the Nebo House.

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Cleo Goodman, Citizen's Basic Income Network Scotland

@ VOL 35 ON OCT 25, 2018

Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland are a charity supporting the Basic Income movement in Scotland. We work with a network of Basic Income advocates - providing training and a platform for discussion. We lend our expertise to government and share the stories of people who would benefit from a Basic Income.

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Scottish Artist Union

@ VOL 35 ON OCT 25, 2018

The Scottish Artists Union is the ONLY representative voice for visual and applied artists in Scotland. Artists tend to work alone, individually we have little influence or political ‘clout’. Together we can make policy-makers appreciate the needs and importance of artists in the Scottish cultural, social and economic scene. On top of that you get free public liability and professional indemnity insurance, access to our free learning and professional development programme and a range of benefits.

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Poster for PKN Edmonton Vol. 4

PechaKucha Night in Edmonton Vol. 4 -- happening tonight (June 16) -- is being held in conjunction with the ICLEI World Congress. With the focus of the conference centering on sustainability within local government, it was only natural that this PKN edition follow suit with a similar theme. And it's a popular theme at that, based on what organizer Christine Causing is having do deal with in terms of attendance. Edmonton's PechaKucha Night Vol. 4 is one of the biggest PKNs we've held so far! We sold out of our initial 500 tickets last week (we had to release more tickets) and are now expecting about 600 people in attendance.

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Open Gov in Chicago: Changing the Government from the Outside In

Ever wanted to know when your city would fix that pot hole? Or when and where flu shots are available? Derek Eder utilizes open data -- government information readily available to the public -- to develop civic applications that not only reveal how the government works, but also allow local citizens to interact with, participate in, and use government services more effectively. In today's Presentation of the Day "Open Gov in Chicago: Changing Government from the Outside In" from Table XI's May Table Talks event, Derek demonstrates the advantages and enormous potential for open data; from food inspection to crime reporting to bus locations.  

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Modern Countervailance

In today's Presentation of the Day, "Modern Countervailance" from PKN Taos Vol. 9, Adam Seitchik talks about the problems facing capitalism and government around the world today. He shows how the original balance between the government, worker’s unions, and companies has become distorted over the years, and finishes by looking at modern balances for corporate power, and how to remain socially aware while investing.

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A Declaration of Cultural Interest

Here at PechaKucha we're very proud to have received a variety of awards and special recognition in cities all over the world, and the latest such honor comes via the PechaKucha Night series in Colonia del Sacramento. The series has received from the Uruguay government -- more specifically, the Ministry of Education and Cutlure -- an official "Declaration of Cultural Interest," and that's before the first event has even been held (it's set for February 21). A big congratulations to the PKN Colonia del Sacramento team!

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City Focus: Colonia

Colonia del Sacramento is our "City Focus" this week, first because the city will have its very first PechaKucha Night on February 21 -- see the official event page for all the details. And, as we mentioned on the Daily Blog last week, the Uruguayan government has also issued an official "Declaration of Cultural Interest" to the series -- how's that for a vote of support!

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Party Animals

What do satire, pigs, government, crocodiles, strategy, and mice all have in common? Ryan Sumo is an indie game developer and artist who is currently working on a game called Party Animals, that takes a fascinating look at Filipino politics, by presenting it in a way that makes it surprisingly fun.  "Party Animals" was recorded live at BitSummit MMXIV, the 2nd edition of the Kyoto-based indie game festival. 

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Be Someone's Hero

Every government keeps criminal records, but why don't we keep records of goodness? An expert in creative leadership, Stephie Knopel lends her expertise to invent a new way to say thank you. With her web app creation, Personal Heroes, users are able to thank strangers for random acts of kindness. In "Be Someone's Hero" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 114, we see that the app also allows users to geotag their heroes, mapping our world in a different way -- with an index of good, rather than bad.

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Poster for Aalen Vol. 24

Rounding out PechaKucha Aalen's extremely rare front-page spotlight trifecta this week is their colorful poster for their upcoming Vol. 24. Local government candidates will campaign for their shot to be elected to represent their community by taking the stage with the tried and trusted 20x20 format! Way to rock the vote PK style!  

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Harnessing the Power of Play

“Bureaucracy is not very fun, so… at first they decided to turn a blind eye towards what we were doing. [Eventually] the government’s blind eye [realized that it] liked what we were doing. The ministry of education started reaching out to us and asking ‘hey, can you help us rebuild the playgrounds at our schools’” From PechaKucha Night Tokyo’s recent "Powered by PechaKucha: Tohoku 2020: Building a sustainable Post-3/11 Future" comes Harnessing the Power of Play by Michael Anop. Whilst volunteering in disaster-affected Tohoku communities, Anop came to realize that many parks and school playgrounds had been destroyed by the 3/11 tsunami. Because local government was simply overwhelmed by the scale of the disaster, repairing parks would take 3 to 5 years. Working together with corporate sponsors, community leaders and city halls, Playground of Hope has built 43 playground in Tohoku.

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You may recall that here in Tokyo at our recent PechaKucha Night Vol. 135, as part of our PechaKucha Inspire Initiative, we were joined via live video feed, by our PKN organizers from Kumamoto, Japan, and Quito, Ecuador, both regions devastated by a series of recent earthquakes. Check our their incredibly moving presentations on our PechaKucha Inspire Channel.   Francisco in Quito followed up with PechaKucha HQ week to update us on the situations there. As architects, they had responded immediately to the disaster with an ingenuitive temporary shelter design with recycled and readily sourced local materials such as bamboo that would address the affected community's immediate needs.   Frustrated with a lack of support and resources from local government and authorities to develop their ideas, their project has been delayed but not their perseverance or determination to help. They've changed gears for the moment, teaming up with Project AMOR 7.8 (Love 7.8), an initiative focused to help orphans that were left with nothing after the earthquake. They hope to design and construct sustainable community developments and facilities for the children and a the community most affected by the disaster.   They need the support of the PechaKucha Global Network so please have a look at their campaign and consider helping them reach their fundraising goals and be a part of their recovery.