TORONTO Search Results: “light”

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Focusing Light on Sleep: The New Frontier in Workplace Design

@ VOL 26 ON SEP 27, 2013

Deborah Burnett discusses how the architectural lighting and interior design of where you spend your days impacts how well you sleep at night, which in turn dramatically impacts your health, productivity, disease formation and sex drive. Who knew lightbulbs and finish selections could do so much?


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WISP - Weird Illuminated Sky Paintings

@ VOL 28 ON JAN 21, 2014

WISP or Weird Illuminated Sky Paintings is a collaborative project by three creative technologists, Brent Marshall, Partick Dinnen and Dre Labre. They want to capture the idea of whimsy or the first time you draw your name with a sparkler. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 12, 2014. 

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In Living Colour

@ VOL 32 ON JAN 20, 2015

We are closed off from the world when we are in our own comfort zone/natural environment; thus, traveling helps us to see the world in a new light. In this presentation, Alex Hugh shares how traveling helps us to open our eyes to the unknown and expand our perceptions with vibrant ideas and radiant images to help enhance and better our daily lives.


SITEWIDE Search Results: “light”

Festival Of Light
in Whangarei
renna light
in little rock
Ben Light
Designer, B.Light Design in New York
Brittany Light
in Great Falls
Kate Light
Marketing, Stringcan in Paris
Brain Light Inc.
Students in Villahermosa


Melbourne @ Donkey Wheel House
Apr 28, 2011


Wakefield @ The Hepworth Wakefield
Jun 20, 2013


Taipei @ xuexue institute
Sep 21, 2013


Honolulu @ Honolulu Museum of Art School
Apr 18, 2014


Exeter @ The Hall Exeter
Sep 11, 2015


Detroit @ Bastone, Lower Level
Dec 15, 2015


Sana'a @ Mandarin Catering & Services Ltd.
May 28, 2016


Fresno @ Fulton 55
Mar 29, 2017


Morrilton @ Big Cuppa
Oct 14, 2017


New Orleans @ Frank Relle Gallery
Oct 26, 2017

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My Journey Sculpting with Light

@ VOL 20 ON APR 18, 2014

Mark Chai's art is part of his spiritual journey. He creates three-dimensional pieces that are organic, abstract and conceptual. His inspiration comes from his love for the ocean, fascination with the structures of exotic flora and fauna, and a growing awareness of his genealogy.

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Light Affectations


Media artist working with forms of light James Clar discusses his work. Much like the way television manipulates and controls light to convey the entertainment medium, James uses three-dimensional light sculpture to convey emotion. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 1, 2014.

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Fire from the Breathless Muck

@ VOL 22 ON DEC 12, 2014

Former science teacher and practicing artist Justin Davies delves into the mythical “will-o’-the-wisp” atmospheric ghost lights seen at night over bogs and swamps. Justin gives us a scientific history of methane, oxygen, and carbons.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 6, 2015.

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Shadows and Light - Architecture, Abroad in Japan

@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

In referring to Japan's intrinsically and simultaneously traditional and futuristic duality, Woodbury University architecture students on a Japan study away trip ask, "are the shrines and neon places separate from each other?"

They draw attention to architectural examples they discovered in their time in various Japan cities that highlight the focus of their studies, shadows and light.  

 Come and find the correlations with them!

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Translating the Digital into the Physical World

@ 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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Light and Shadow and Time

@ VOL 4 ON DEC 02, 2015

Photographer Susan Walsh creates delicate yet striking imagery though a combination of light, serendipity and careful observation.

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Spirit Fairies and Fish Skins

@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

When a psychic tells you to take a trip to Scotland do you go? Design Principal Brynne Rinderknecht did! Find out what happens in her presentation from PK NY Vol 17..

Brynne Rinderknecht of From the Inside creates residential, commercial and hospitality interiors with a focus on connecting spirits to surroundings. Originally from ST. Louis and a graduate of SAIC in Chicago, Brynne has made New York City home: collaborating with people to make functional and sustainable concepts—conscious.

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Death by Architecture

@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Architect Ananth Sampathkumar takes us through the world of architectural competitions - from historical examples of the Sydney Opera House and Pompidou Center to a cultural center in Sri Lanka. 

Ananth studied at the Illinois Institute of Technology and the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi, India before moving to New York. Here he co-founded NDNY Architecture and Design, completing projects in Srilanka, India, and the USA.

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Bird, Meet Skyscraper


Conservation biologist and bird lover Debra Kriensky discusses the importance of bird safety in architectural design in this PechaKucha presentation for NY Build. 

Debra Kriensky works at NYC Audubon - where she works on conservation and research programs as a staff conservation biologist. Debra holds a BA in communications from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a MA in conservation biology from Columbia University. 

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Las Vegas

@ VOL 36 ON MAR 15, 2018

Pecha Kucha Aarhus-organizer Anders Henneberg once again drags the audience into the heart of the scorching desert, to the bizarre yet wonderful city of Las Vegas. Everybody knows why the House always wins, but very few know why people keep playing. What tricks do they use, that people aren't aware of? Listen on...

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Painting with Light

Although not from last week's PechaKucha Night in Tokyo, we continue to celebrate creativity this week by highlighting a great presentation every day, today turning our attention to "Painting with Light" from PKN Barcelona Vol. 10. Photographer Mateusz Staniewski presents a selection of light works and a series of incredible images that were all created without any use of Photoshop. In the presentation, he shares various techniques on how to paint with light.

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Light Painting in Osnabrueck

Shown at Osnabrueck's PechaKucha Night Vol. 6 earlier this year, the photos included in this post are part of some "light painting" work by Christoph Abé and Kai Bornemann. PKN Osnabrueck organizer Clemens Gruber has sent us some text in German to accompany the photos, but do note that all of them do not use any Photoshop trickery. Wenn die von den Eltern vermittelten Werte bei ihren erwachsenen Kindern manch roten Leitfaden darstellen, welcher sicher durch die Gesellschaft führt, dann darf man als Papa und als Mama gleichermaßen stolz sein. Denn diese Werte, dieser Anstand und diese Bildung sind das Ergebnis einer langen Reise, welche durch mehrere Generationen führt. Kennst du die Stille im Lärm, welche dich im Alltag umgibt und die du als unangenehm wahrnimmst, da immer um dich herum etwas passieren muß?! Genieß diese kleine Insel und nutze sie zum Durchatmen ... sie ist dein Erholungsort im Dschungel der Hektik. An was glaubst du, wenn du an das Wort „GLAUBE“ denkst? An was denkst du, wenn du an das Wort „Nachdenken“ glaubst? Glaubst du, dass du WIRKLICH die Fähigkeit der Reflexion besitzt? Oder glaubst du nicht eher doch an den Spiegel, den du dir selber vorhälst, damit du nicht weiter Nachdenken musst, wer du WIRLICH bist? Das Licht am Ende eines Tunnels ist in vielerlei Hinsicht interpretierbar: Man kann es als Neuanfang sehen, als helfende Hand, als wärmenden Sonnenschein im tristen Alltag oder einfach nur als das, was es ist: Die Helligkeit, welche uns immer wieder lächeln lässt, welche uns gerne an das erinnern lässt, wofür es sich zu Leben lohnt: die Einmaligkeit von besonderen, hellen Momenten! Unverdaute Vertrautheit gleicht einer unverbrauchten Seele: Naiv, flügelspreizend und ohne jegliche Bedenken dem Risiko begegnend, welches einem in Form von angeblich abgeklärten Menschen ins offene Messer rennen lässt.

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PechaKucha Light Box

And following-up on the previous post about PechaKucha Night in Panama Vol. 8, here's a look at a terrific light box that was produced for the event -- even better, here's a Facebook gallery that shows how it was built.

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Painting with Light

Light painting isn't a new art form by any stretch, but recently it's been revitalized and enhanced by the DIY community. In today's edition of Presentation of the Day, we see the extent to which the medium has grown.  In his presentation (from PKN Barcelona Vol. 10) Mateusz Staniewski enlightens us on the finer details of the photographic art. The techniques he goes into include light-stenciling, freezing, and painting; when combining these methods the results are both literally and figuratively luminous. There's much more to be seen than said here, so for further illumination check out the full presentation. 

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The Light Within

Portrait photographer Amy Whilton wants to give everyone a mask, so they can divulge their honest selves. In "The Light Within" from PKN Midcoast, Maine Vol. 19, she says wants them to take the mask off and fearlessly continue to let their true selves shine. This is the light within each person that Amy tries to capture with her camera.

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Light Affectations

Laser walls, UV inks, lit scaffolding structures, and light forms of all kinds; James Clar's work is nothing short of brilliant. Media artist working with forms of light James Clar discusses his work. In "Light Affectations" we see that, much like the way television manipulates and controls light to convey the entertainment medium, James uses three-dimensional light sculpture to convey emotion, data, moments in history, political relationships, and more. 

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Light is the Theme

Stunning works of projection-map lighting paired with works of modern architecture -- what's not to love? At a special edition of PKN Chicago set during the 2014 American Institute of Architects National Convention, we see the luminous work of Chicago-based artist Petra Bachmeier. In "Light is the Theme" she details her collaborative, Luftwerk, which focuses on projection-map lighting on iconic works of modern architecture.

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Shedding Light on Paradise

Alison Beste uses light to examine the relationship between artificial and natural constructs. Artist and photographer Alison Beste’s work explores the boundaries between the built and natural world through the use of light effects on the ocean horizon. In “Shedding Light on Paradise” from PKN Honolulu Vol. 20, Alison speaks about light from cities, vessels, and beacons as powerful metaphors for the ways we interact, manage, and attempt to control our environment.

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A Light in the Dark

“This picture has been taken 10 of 15 minutes after a vacuum bomb has been executed in the capital. This man is walking with his dog near the bomb and he says ‘I will live my life’.” People can show extreme resilience under extraordinary situations. In A light in the Dark from PechaKucha Night Maastricht’s event at MSM, Speaker Mohammed Mahdi shows Yemeni people in their daily lives. He is impressed to see how they manage to progress under extreme situations which could be categorized as extremely hard life.

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Light Lite

"It makes sense to me that we would be getting our power from the most powerful force we know of and if it gives us life and everything around us life, Why can't it give our cartoon characters life too?" In "Light Lite" From PechaKucha Night Taos Vol. 18, PechaKucha Night Taos' youngest presenter to date, Jackson Boyd, explains his experience of living off the grid and the future of solar energy.