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Knit Danshi

BY BERND KESTLER
@ VOL 85 ON SEP 28, 2011

In his presentation, Bernd Kestler talks about hand-knitting beaded bags from the Art Deco period. You can also visit Bernd's "Knit for Japan" site, a project he developed to support vicitims of the 2011 Japan earthquake/tsunami.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 15, 2013.

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Translating the Digital into the Physical World

BY JEFF DONALDSON
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Jeff Donaldson takes us into his obsession with the glitch world - creating knits and woven fabrics generated by game consoles, websites, data backups, and viruses to create physical, and wearable items!

Jeff  is an artist and designer based in Maryland. In 2001 Donaldson began preparing video hardware to intentionally short-circuit. This practice is the foundation for his textile and surface design practice.

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Wearable Technology for All

BY JENSIN ELAINE
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Jensin Wallace relates her trip to Slovenia to collaborate with a man suffering from tetraplegia to create custom smart clothing to assist him on a day to day basis - all controlled by his cell phone! Wow!

Jensin was trained as textile textile designer at the Rhode Island School of Design and experimented with how to make sound and emotions tangible. After getting some experience in the luxury fashion industry, she went back to school and received a Masters of Design focusing in fashion and technology. Currently she works as a sweater technical designer for a high end women's label in NYC.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, November 9th, 2015. 

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Knitting and Business

BY KRISTEN GALLAGHER
@ VOL 18 ON JAN 07, 2016

Speaker Kristen Gallagher explains the journey of creating her business completely in terms of knitting, a labor of love that she also enjoys.

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Some Cool Knots

BY RICHARD HOGG
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 09, 2016

Artist and illustrator Richard Hogg spends 6 minutes and 40 seconds talking about knots. This highly amusing and informative presentation takes us through a series of knots from the mundane shoe lace, to the figure-of-8 loop and infamous Bowline. 

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The Handmade's Tale: Knitting as a Feminist Act

BY DEBBIE STOLLER
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 25, 2016

Riot Grrrl pioneer, Stitch'n'Bitch writer and BUST magazine co-founder Debbie Stoller tells of how knitting is a actually a feminist activity. It may have lost popularity with women's liberation but knitting was also a way for women to earn income, and a relaxing hobby. It was time to take back the knit. Girls are now accepted in boy's activity, but why was it not cool for boys and girls to knit?

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Knitting My Journey

BY MAIJA NYGREN
@ VOL 3 ON AUG 31, 2016

Maija Nygren makes you think about the creative thinking behind knit design.

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Keep Calm and Knit On!

BY SAKI CHIKARAISHI
@ VOL 149 ON JUL 26, 2017

編み物をコミュニケーションメディアとして捉え、 街や空間に関与するインスタレーションやプロジェクトを展開しているハイパーニットクリエイターの力石咲さん。人と人、人と街をつなげるプロジェクトを展開しているご自身のこれまでの活動と、現在進行中のプロジェクトを紹介してくださいます。

“Hyper Knit” creator Saki Chikaraishi sees knitting as a communication medium whereby she exhibits installations and large scale knitting projects towns centers and open spaces. She introduces how her activities have connected people to people, and people to places.  Her unique offbeat projects are bound to impress!

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The path of a knife maker

BY JOHN PHILLIPS
@ VOL 26 ON FEB 08, 2018

An autobiographical look at what led John Phillips to hone his craft as a knife maker, and the future that lies ahead.

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Bound. Real People. Real Rope. Real Photography

BY GERRY PELSER
@ VOL 21 ON MAR 25, 2019

Gerry Pelser is a de-facto house-husband living in Johannesburg. He has one wife, two dogs, three bedrooms and a mortgage. When he is not busy looking after dogs or folding the sheets, he takes photos and writes books. He has a lighter side though: he likes to dabble in the art and psychology of BDSM, especially Japanese rope bondage, which is what his talk is about tonight. He is obsessed with photographic lighting and chicken wings, and if you buy him a beer, he will tell you anything you want to know.

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Knit Danshi

In our "Presentation of the Day" for this Friday, Bernd Kestler talks about hand-knitting beaded bags from the Art Deco period. You can also visit Bernd's "Knit for Japan" site, a project he developed to support vicitims of the 2011 Japan earthquake/tsunami.

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PechaKucha Knights of Aalen

We received word from Aalen, Germany's organizer Thomas Maile of PKN Aalen Vol. 13's grand success! A small album of photos have been uploaded to the event page, and here's what Thomas had to say: ...On April 12th we had a wonderful PechaKucha night. The greatest of all the PechaKucha nights in Aalen. Between 350 and 400 visitors and 13 presenters had a very interesting evening. Our location was a paper storage facility in a newspaper printing company, which is not longer used. Many people couldn't visit our event, because our location was too small! The youngest presenter was 15 years old (Sarah Walter). One guy presented as a knight - about knights (Holger Schmid). In the breaks, at the beginning and at the end, Teo Hentzschel made great music. In Aalen normally we have no theme, everyone can present whatever he wants to. So our event is interesting for everyone. To see snaps from PechaKucha Nights near you and from all over the world, check out our Global Map.

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The Comfort (Danger) of Not Knowing

"The pink ribbon for breast cancer charity is often a disguise for cosmetic companies hiding chemicals linked to cancer." Lily Tse is the founder and CEO of Think Dirty, which produces an iOS app that empowers consumers with safety information about cosmetics. Think Dirty started as a series of hackathons, but the idea itself was borne out of Lily's personal journey to understand truths about the use of toxic chemicals in the beauty industry. In "The Comfort (Danger) of Not Knowing" from PKN Toronto Vol. 29 Lily expresses her discontent with the concept that "ignorance is bliss" and encourages consumers that knowledge is empowering. 

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A Note to PKN BSB Knights

Dear Knights, Here we are again, a fortnight away from Vol 2, united in our vision to make a positive difference in the community that nurtured us, that we chose to live in.  We love art, design, creativity, and we love the people of this place.  As organisers of PKN BSB you have by default become a change agent in this here city.  Thanks for your choice of being here, a testimony of kinship, courage and commitment.  I take this opportunity to contemplate why we do what we do, but I can only speak, in this instance, for myself.  I have been very blessed in my lifetime to be surrounded by people who are artistic, who love to dream, imagine, deconstruct, reconstruct and to express this internal world in a variety of ways – through who they are, mostly, if not through music, art, fashion, speech and work.  In recent years it became clear to me that when we combine our forces, our passions, something magical happens.  We become excited, we become engaged, we become less alone.  PechaKucha allows us to uncover and recover the talents within, among and around us, and this is the place, the time and the space where, when and how we can celebrate and furthermore share these gifts and talents. Be mindful also that we relate people, not just ideas.  PechaKucha is a physical social network. People interact, interplay and interchange.  Ideas mix, mesh, merge, and who knows, start to manifest.  There is conversation, there are consultations and, by golly, let there be connection.  And connection, positive connection, is what gives us strength to be ourselves, reminds us to be happy and keeps us healthy to our grand old ages.  So really we are not just a bunch of runners organising a casual event that happens to also go online and onto the global stage.  We are magic makers, mountain movers, star shakers.  We lift the community into the realms of awe and possibilities.  We nourish bodies, minds and hearts. You may not yet realise what you do.  Nevertheless, I thank you, Knights of (PKN Bandar Seri) Begawan past and present.  Love on. H.I.  

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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.

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Living in idk [I Don't Know]

“You're walking down a long corridor and at times it’s lit; you can see your steps and you know where you're going and everything makes sense. And then boom! The lights go off and you don’t know where you are or what you're doing. ” In Living in idk [I Don't Know] from PechaKucha Night Chicago’s 35th Volume, Presenter  Lissette Martinez discusses living life in limbo. As an aspiring museum educator, Lissette is a grad student in the Master’s of Art Education program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is also a talented stick-figure artist.

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Knox : 682

“The idea is that if we just use progressive design techniques and agile thinking that maybe we can reformat the city itself into new ideas of space.” In Knox : 682 from PechaKucha Night Knoxville’s 17th volume, Keith Kaseman, founding partner of the architecture and design firm KBAS, shares his first 682 days as a professor at the University of Tennessee School of Architecture and Design and as a resident of Knoxville, TN.

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What if the horse actually knows the way?

"This biggest problem with cars are the drivers."In "What if the horse actually knows the way?" from PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol. 11, Cecil Bothwell talks about the autonomous vehicles are headed our way faster than we can imagine.The driverless revolution will affect our work and play, parking and highways, car ownership and unemployment.

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To Know The Spiders

  "Every room you'll ever be in has a spider in it..." In "To Know The Spiders" from PechaKucha Night Breda Vol. 23, Graphic Designer Julian Montague shares his artistic investigation into the relationship between "secondary occupants" and our spaces of habitation. His graphic design project, Secondary Occupants, Animals & Architecture, all started with the death of a spider...

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How We Know, What We Know About the Universe

"We are not just spectators in the universe.... we actually have a special place within it." In How We Know, What We Know About the Universe from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 29, Reuben Gazer takes us on a journey connecting our childhood discoveries of patterns and shapes in our surroundings to scientific revelations about the formation of the universe, showing us where to look to find parallels between earthly and interstellar forms.