SHARJAH Search Results: “language”
Spreading Spoken Word
BY FARAH AND YAZEN MC
@ VOL 4
ON FEB 22, 2014
Farah Chamma and MC Yazen, an Abu Dhabi-based Syrian rapper and producer, focus on spreading spoken word in unexpected places around the world. Being part of the spoken word scene in the United Arab Emirates, they are now trying to explore new scenes and collaborate with new artists to promote Arabic spoken word, be it through poetry or rap.
Morocco will be their first destination. They will be organizing poetry events and workshops in different cities including Casablanca, Fez, and Rabat, and collaborating with different artists including Mohammed Hamza Hachlaf.
Listening to Popcorn
BY RAMI SALAMÉ
@ VOL 4
ON FEB 22, 2014
Is popcorn just a delicious snack to enjoy or is there some deeper meaning to be discovered? Rami Salame, an enthusiast for investigation and popcorn, cracks down on the mystery shrouded around popcorn and seeks to uncover the truth of its existence. Listen as he explains his comical deduction of popcorn's unlikely relationship to typewriters and accordions.
"Presentation of the Day" on March 17, 2014.
SITEWIDE Search Results: “language”
Oct 19, 2009
E-Werk Erlangen, Kellerbühne
Feb 01, 2011
Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
Apr 17, 2014
Byblos at Oriental Hall
Jan 15, 2015
Feb 26, 2015
The Tin Music & Arts, Canal Basin Vaults
Sep 15, 2015
Apr 01, 2015
Le bistro du metro
Jun 27, 2015
TAK (Tasarim Atolyesi Kadikoy)
Nov 17, 2016
Aug 30, 2017
Talking to Yourself
BY RAY FENWICK
@ VOL 16
ON DEC 05, 2013
Artist-of-all-sorts Ray Fenwick speaks to a crowd and to you (if you listen) about talking to one's self. He points out the fact that our voice is a huge part of our identity, but in many cases we don't acknowledge that it is the embodiment of our thoughts while still remaining a function of our body. Because our voice is at the crossroads of our psychological and physiological being, it can be surreal and disconcerting to practice, but Ray encourages us all to see what comes out!
"Presentation of the Day" on January 30, 2014.
The Joseph School in Haiti
BY KENNON CALHOUN
James Kennon speaks about his work with The Joseph School in Haiti. On the island of Haiti of the 9.2 million people, 80% live below the International Poverty Line equating to 7.4 million people with an average income of less than $2 per day. Haiti is the poorest nation in the western hemisphere. The most impactful way to help Haiti is to empower them to help themselves. Leadership changes everything.
.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.
Local Markets, Global Interactions
BY LAUREN WAGNER
@ VOL 31
ON SEP 07, 2016
Commerce is so ubiquitous that we do not even see it as a center for the exchange of goods and ideas. Are the market places the hearts of the cities that pump and distribute the flow of human activity or the brain where the personality of a city resides?
Lauren Wagner is an Assistant Professor in Globalisation and Development and shares her work on social and linguistic encounters in the Maastricht market.
The Architecture of Entitlement
BY EMMA FULLER
@ 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.
BY RAAFIA JESSA
@ VOL 15
ON JUN 09, 2017
"There are forty-five symbols which are made... to combine four different ways of speaking into one. No matter which language you speak...you should be able to read them."
In "Loqui" from PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 15, Artist and graphic designer, Raafia Jessa, talks about Loqui (pronounced Lowki), a fictitious language she created which was inspired by the phonetic qualities of language - the sounds we make when speaking aloud.
Emily! Don't Do That!
BY EMILY PEASGOOD
@ VOL 11
ON SEP 06, 2018
"I use sound to express things that cause me frustration and joy. I find it cathartic and I find it so much fun. It makes frustrating things tolerable and fun things magical. For me, sound captures experience, truth, and memory in a way that no other sense can."
Despite the seemingly obstructive title, Emily Peasgood shows she is a risk-taking creative who throws caution to the wind (sometimes literally), experimenting with sound and social encounters, her work is original, thought-provoking and uplifting.
The Troubled Double
BY ELEANORE BOOTH
@ VOL 11
ON SEP 06, 2018
"I am an identical twin existing in a society that orientates around the needs and desires of the individual".
Eleanore Booth speaks about her life as a twin, connectedness, and individuality, offering us an insight into what it means to be "a clone alone"?
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
The Pattern Language of Taos Architecture
A city's architecture tends to tell you a lot about that city, and in this presentation, Rachel Preston Prinz highlights various architectural trends that you'll find in the city of Taos, New Mexico -- for example, those ornate bars on the image above are a reaction to the city's proximity to the "frontiere." It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Taos Vol. 3.
This edition of Presentation of the Day comes to you from the annals of PechaKucha yore (well, from PKN Tokyo Vol. 53) and features interpreter-by-trade Sarah Stark speaking of her life growing up foreign in Japan. Additionally, she goes into detail on how people-watching inspired her to take up photography.
The Secrets of Body Language
Body language is more powerful than you may think. Everybody communicates through body language and sends out signals that communicate much more about you, your true intentions and what is on your mind than what you are aware of. At PechaKucha Night Ubud #20, Sandhi Spears will share why he thinks that by being conscious about other people’s non-verbal signals, you are not only improving your communication skills, but also understanding yourself better. Sandhi Spears is the founding director of the Wholistic Business Network. He has been involved in intensive studies with eastern Masters, and his background includes Theatre and Drama Action Work, Emotional Expression, Yoga and meditation. As a coach and trainer, Sandhi has been working with a wide variety of individuals and groups who have come to a personal or professional turning point. S
Reading Makes You a Better Person
Reading reduces the symptoms associated with stress, and improves brain connectivity! Liz Myers and Andrea Cecchetto describe the benefits that reading fiction has on one's personal development. In "Reading Makes You a Better Person" from PKN Markham Vol. 4, we see that the simple luxury of reading a book can help you become a better person through the understanding of language and emotions. In addtion, reading fiction has been proven to improve social, memory, and language skills.
Sign of the Times
PKN helped the city Whangarei celebrate "New Zealand Sign Language Week" commemorating the recognition of Sign Language as an official language of the county. "Because of its visual nature, PechaKucha...is an easily accessible event for the deaf community."
Penticton Vol. 2
Penticton's second Pecha Kucha night was a great success! We had a great turn out which, for a small city, attests to the appeal of the Pecha Kucha format. The presentations covered a diverse range of subjects by some really amazing people. Austin Hawkins spoke of his personal journey and vision as an architect in a way that made you see what his heart truly desires from his own practice. Michele Johnson shared the conception and successful launch of the language revitalization school for the Indigenous Okanagan People. Peter Wolf gave an emotive and insightful journey of his meditative growth over 1 year constructing a house designed by Landform Architects. Emily Elizabeth shared beautiful images that inspired the guests and explained some of the creative process involved in making her amazing beautiful jewelry pieces. To wrap it up Vince Freeborn celebrated the first year anniversary of his email journal The High Scribe. As always, Vince made the crowd laugh and the High Scribe experience was made complete with a sticker book of his 20 x 20 Pecha Kucha slides! It was a brilliant idea and had our guests greedily grabbing and trading stickers to be the first to fill up their books! Unfortunately I did not record the presentations correctly so once I reformat them I will post them for you to watch. We have already filled up the next roster for the January 2016 Pecha Kucha night! That is how inspiring these nights are! Check out Vince Freeborn's sticker book here. If you like his drawings and want to see more go to www.thehighscribe.com and get subbed up! In my opinion it is one of the best newsletters out there.
“You might see this when you don't know when to shut up. He wants to cover your mouth with his hand to get you to shut up, but that’s socially not correct so he projects his intentions over his own face.” In Body Language from PechaKucha Night Johannesburg’s 12th volume, speaker Gaetan Schmid presents on the not quite secret language of the human body. We create impressions in others minds of how we sit, stand and walk, he provides the guidebook to them. A very comical and informative presentation from what he has learnt in Theatre.
Petri Dish Typography
“If I have one motto, it’s that you should probably try to work with unusual materials and unorthodox methods.” In Petri Dish Typography from PechaKucha Night Tokyo’s 133rd volume, Jerusalem-based designer Ori Elisar’s presents on his award-winning Living Language project. Dealing with the evolution of the Hebrew language and letter, Ori uses scientific procedures and a live organism – the Paenibacillus vortex bacteria– as his medium. Ori will show us how biological fabrication technologies can interact with the design world.
English = Time + Tenacity + Tears
“English is a frankenstein's monster. It's a hodgepodge abomination of rules that we break all the time.” In English = Time + Tenacity + Tears from PechaKucha Night Tokyo’s 133rd Volume, student and literary enthusiast Ṣeyi Adebanjo, discusses her frustration with the “global language”. The real world is full of puzzles, all of which are more or less systematic. To her the English language itself is the most complex puzzle of all. Though she found learning the convoluted language to be a challenge, her tenacity as both a bibliophile and writer eventually paid off; the end product was worth it.
How DO you pronounce Pecha Kucha?
A MUST-see pronounciation lesson... or is it plainly and simply wrong? You decide. At the end of the day, It's still PechaKucha. Here's the opinion: