ASHEVILLE Search Results: “humor”
What's On Your Rear End?
BY DAVID CARR
@ VOL 20
ON SEP 14, 2018
David Carr has never seen so many bumper stickers in one location as Asheville, NC. He's got over 500 bumper sticker photos. The local newspaper, "Mountain Xpress", even has an annual "Best Of" category for these paper-vinyl tweets. "What's On Your Rear End?" is David's take and commentary on the best bumper stickers in this area.
SITEWIDE Search Results: “humor”
Nov 21, 2012
Comedy Connection - Rhode Island
Oct 30, 2013
Love, Humor and the End of the World
Oct 19, 2013
*CANCELLED*"The Human Scale" special edition
Jan 17, 2014
Design Open Mic
Architecture for Humanity
Dwell on Design NY
Oct 11, 2014
Downtown Bangor Public Humanities Day 2015
Jan 23, 2015
Downtown Bangor Public Humanities Day 2016
Jan 29, 2016
Downtown Bangor Public Humanities Day 2017
Jan 27, 2017
Gallery One Visual Arts Center
Mar 16, 2018
Sep 04, 2018
Yearbnb: spending a year in Airbnb apartments throughout Hong Kong
BY KEVIN LYNCH
@ VOL 19
ON JAN 21, 2014
Kevin Lynch, ad man by day and by night, chose a most unusual way to live for a year in Hong Kong. Rather than settling in one place, he decided to get acquainted with the city by staying exclusively in AirBnB accommodations. Roughly midway through, he shared some entertaining snippets about his experience.
"Presentation of the Day" on September 2, 2014.
BY ANN HAWKINS
@ VOL 3
ON SEP 22, 2015
"By and large, most people thought it was time for change. And I was going to be part of that change."
In "Disabling Labelling" from PechaKucha Night St. Neots Vol. 3, writer, mentor, and idealist Ann Hawkins passionately talks about equal opportunity and the modern world lessons that she insists we must learn that race, gender, physical ability, sexual orientation, and all the various labels that we are so accustomed to assigning each other, have very little to do with the kind of people we actually are or how effective we can be in the world. "It's time to tidy up our language" she adds referring to limitations labels give us, concluding "we owe it to the next generation."
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, October 15th, 2015.
Comedy in Lincoln
BY LIAM MITCHELL
@ VOL 3
ON OCT 07, 2015
Liam Mitchel, graphic designer by day creative and comedian around the clock, introduces us to HOW and WHO is helping curate the local comedy scene in Lincolnshire. He gives us a taste of his humour with a laughter-filled presentation. Go LACE!
An Open Source Life
BY ROMKE DE HAAN
@ VOL 7
ON DEC 04, 2015
Romke de Haan is a graduate of the program called homeboyz, a non-profit that takes kids in gangs and teaches them technology. Romke will walk you though his journey and his pursuit of happiness.
Participate in Romke's life; he'd be happy to get coffee/lunch/cocktails with you. You can add his calendar by searching Romked@gmail.com on iCal, Google Calendar,
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 Future of Flooding
BY SAMUEL BUDIN
@ VOL 16
ON SEP 01, 2016
Samuel Lang Budin is a social documentary photographer living in Brooklyn and working primarily in the depressive realist mode. He makes 35mm and medium format slide shows about climate change anxiety, aging and death, naked people in their own homes, the personal discomforts of travel, and the encroaching sea. Just you wait!
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.
Printing The Human Body
BY ANTHONY HOLMES
@ VOL 7
ON SEP 27, 2016
"You can put this on your lab, press print, go for lunch, come back and have some tissue."
In "Printing The Human Body" from PechaKucha Night St. Neots Vol. 7, Dr. Anthony Holmes gives us an insight in to 3D bioprinting – a truly disruptive emerging technology. By enabling us to print human tissues and organs, it has the potential to revolutionise the way we understand and treat human health and disease and address the incredible shortfall of organs suitable for transplant in the globally.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016.
The Korean Spa Experience
BY DAN TERPSTRA
@ VOL 13
ON MAY 24, 2016
Dan & Michele Terpstra are the curators and co-organizers of Pecha Kucha Grand Rapids in Michigan. In 2013 they traveled to Korea for a life-changing trip. Here's one of the more absurd experiences they had in Seoul as Dan tried out the Asian spa experience! Shortly after, they became engaged and were married and have since travelled to Italy, Peru, the UK, Belgium, France, Utah, the Smokey Mountains, and much more.
Michele demonstrated as Dan spoke so keep an eye on YouTube for the true experience!
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Humanity and the Environment
There will be a one-off PechaKucha event happening this Wednesday (April 27) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Organized by the Avant-Gardening Club, the theme is "Humanity and the Environment," and you'll find the list of presenters on the flyer above.
More Human Than Human
As Toby Barnes explains in his presentation from PechaKucha Night in Derby Vol. 2, "More Human Than Human," a coding sequence cannot be revised once it's been established.
In Defence of the Humble Kebop
In today's presentation, "In Defence of the Humble Kebop," we find Martin Broadhurst sharing his passion for Kebop -- the history, the present, and the future of Kebab. The presentation was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Derby Vol. 3.
Cultural Exchange Through Humor and an Art Support Group in Indonesia
Presentations Luke Lawrence and Mika Karashima are from the British Council in Japan. 2012 is an exciting year for the UK, with the London Olympics and Paralympics games, as well as the Diamond Jubilee. In their presentation (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 93), that explain how the British Council in Japan has launched a campaign named the GREAT OGIRI to promote the usefulness of learning English and exchanging culture through humor. Raymond Malvin's presentation (in Indonesian, from PKN Jakarta Vol. 8) is about Kopi Keliling, a movement (in the form of a variety of creative activities) that believes that art and creativity can make changes that are meaningful to the Indonesian people. By juxtaposing art and creativity (both in terms of work and the person behind the work) to a wider community, it hopes to promote a desire to produce art. Kopi Keliling allows talented young visual artists to display their work through events held regularly, moving from one public space to another. Although the intent is to showcase the works of these artists, Kopi Keliling understands that without an audience these works are meaningless, and so another goal is to create interaction between the audience and the art (and artist). Posters We have just one new poster on the Tumblr blog today, and it's an uncovered "blast from the past" from 2010, for Bialystok's very first PKN. Photos Today's gallery [Flickr] covers Springfield, Illinois' Vol. 6, which was held back in February. The city's next event, Vol. 8, is set for August 2 at the Capital City Bar & Grill Theatre. Calendar Tonight's (July 10) event takes the form of PKN Huancayo Vol. 10, and tomorrow you need to look to Nashville, for the city's Vol. 7.
Six-hundred is a big number. There are about 2800 cities on this planet with populations of 150,000 or more. For this reason that we're proud to announce we have now hit yet another exciting landmark: 600 cities of PechaKucha! Running events in that many locations worldwide is no small feat, and we have our superbly talented organizers and presenters out there to thank for it all! 2013 looks to be a whirlwind of a year for PechaKucha -- along with this accomplishment we've launched our amazing new web presence, our hyper-real network of creators continues to grow -- and we're just getting started.
More Human than Human
In today's Presentation of the Day, "More Human than Human" from PKN Derby Vol. 2, Toby Barnes discusses machine-learning. He also goes into depth on the development of robots and artificial intelligence. Toby speaks on the power of algorithms, and their application to finance, relationships, facial recognition and what impact this technology will have on our societies.
Certainly a heavy topic, but worth your time. In today's Presentation of the Day, "Human Trafficking" from PKN Bangkok Vol. 6, Ali Weiner explains the state of human trafficking in the world today, dispelling myths perpetuated by popular culture. She also introduces her current fundraising project, and illustrates how it will be used to aide victims of modern human trafficking, pointing out several pre-existing dedicated charities for such victims as well.
Fear. Pain. Humor.
In today's Presentation of the Day, "Fear. Pain. Humor." from Table XI's October Table Talks: My Worst Idea, Mark Rickmeier goes into graphic detail on his cringe-inducing adolescent tale of pain and perseverance. Mark captures the audience's attention as he recounts his story of a fateful high school day that could have ended in tragedy ... but ultimately didn't.
Education, Human Rights in Afghanistan
Lauryn Oates has been working to improve the lives of children and women in Afghanistan through the power of education. Though threats against her and her colleagues lives have been made on numerous occasions, she speaks firmly on the ideals of human rights. In "Education, Human Rights in Afghanistan" from PKN Vancouver Vol. 28, Lauryn introduces us to the Afghanistan that she knows, "...for each tragedy, there is a triumph."
Triumph of Human Adaptability
"We obviously can’t give citizens the role to do everything. It’s just about recognizing their part in the process." In Triumph of Human Adaptability from PechaKucha Night LondonVol. 11, Harry Knight details his unique experiences over the past few years and how they were shaped by the events of 22 February 2011 when a major earthquake struck his hometown of Christchurch, New Zealand. Knight talks about the triumph of human adaptability as well as the power of community spirit!