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The Pattern Language of Taos Architecture

BY RACHEL PRESTON PRINZ
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 29, 2011

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, the ornate bars that you'll see in one of the image are a reaction to the city's proximity to the "frontier." (in English)
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A Life in the Making

BY CARL BASS
@ VOL 108 ON NOV 06, 2013

Carl Bass began building, making from a very young age with erector sets. This snowballed as he grew. He later moved on to making things out of wood. Now he's devoted to making tools that help people to develop creations of their own. In A Life in the Making from Tokyo Vol. 108, he explains all.


This was "Presentation of the Day" on February 18th, 2017.

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Learning to Love Your Obsessions

BY BRIGETTE BORDERS
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

Brigette Borders is an artist, designer, educator, and a producer at Google. She loves geometry. 

Her artistic and architecural studies allowed her to overcome some (but not all!) of her obsessive compulsive behaviors, through encaustic painting and pattern making. 

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Male Pattern Baldness in Birds

BY ZACHARIAH DURR
@ VOL 25 ON MAY 29, 2015

Comedians Zachariah Durr and Adam Richard discuss their shared love of ornithology and elaborate on a little known aspect of bird life, male pattern baldness. 

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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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Reading Between the Lines

BY JUDE STEWART
@ VOL 38 ON JUN 07, 2016

Who invented patterns?  The arrangement of stripes and lines can be embedded with symbolism and motifs.  Jude Stewart has written two books on the subject.

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Making Stuff

BY MADELINE ELLIS
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 20, 2016

Madeline Ellis shares musings on making the stuff of life, growth, connection, contribution, and fulfillment.

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Making Quilts

BY LAURIE LABAR
@ VOL 26 ON JAN 19, 2018

Laurie LaBar shares her story of making a recreation of a historic quilt. 

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Connecting the dots

BY DONNA FOLEY
@ VOL 18 ON JUN 06, 2018

Donna Foley is a Leading Vocational Teacher at Tafe Pimlico.  She co-ordinates the visual arts programs and lectures at Tafe for Certificate III, Diploma and Advanced Diploma and for the Bachelor of Visual Arts, University of Canberra.

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About Making Things

BY ROBERTA SANDRI
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 29, 2018

The process of making as a way to battle restlessness - Roberta Sandri shares a few of her creative habits.

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The Making of PKN Gdansk

We've posted plenty of PechaKucha Night event reports, but this is probably the first "making of" coverage we see, courtesy of PKN Gdansk organizer Filip Kozarski. It's great to see how things go down during those last hours of preparation -- we cover the result here. We're huge fans of the event poster that was created for that inaugural PKN Gdansk as well.

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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.

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Making Our Community

In "Making Our Community," the Coles -- the father and son team of Adam and Ian -- walk us through a few father-son projects you've probably only dreamed of producing. We think you'll agree, science sure can be fun. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Miami Vol. 14.

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A Pattern Book

In this edition of Presentation of the Day, Momoyo Kaijima speaks (at the special PechaKucha x ArchiAid fundraiser) on her project to collaborate with the children and university students of the Oshika peninsula to create books on their local lifestyle.  In the books we see a multitude of various natural resources found in this area, and how the locals live off the land, mountains, and sea. 

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Game Making Across the Spectrum

In today's Presentation of the Day, "Game Making Across the Spectrum" from PKN Dundee Vol. 2, game developer Danny Parker speaks of his experiences making his own games since he was a child. Danny has produced and exhibited his interactive creativity on numerous platforms, from PC to consoles and more recently on mobile devices.

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A Life in the Making

Passing on the tools for creation to a new generation... In today's Presentation of the Day, "A Life in the Making" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 108, we hear from Carl Bass, who began building with erector sets from a very young age. This snowballed as he grew; he later moved on to making things out of wood. Now he's devoted his career to making tools that help people to develop creations of their own.

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Making Ventana Surfboards

Most surfboards at their core are made of foam, but this man makes his from California Redwood. Craftsman Martijn Stiphout discusses the creation process of his hollow, wooden surfboards. In “Making Ventana Surfboards” from PKN Santa Cruz, CA Vol. 8, we get an in-depth look into the work that goes into making the handmade pieces unique, and ultimately beautiful.

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Define the Meaning of Making It

“I played in a band, and always wanted to be on stage in front of a crowd of adoring fans.” Jon Luini of Chime Interactive talks about how his definition of making it has changed over time. In “Define the Meaning of Making It” from PKN Santa Cruz, CA Vol. 8, he shares his life story and the trials, errors, and tribulations of "making it”.

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A Life in the Making

Carl Bass began building, making from a very young age with erector sets. This snowballed as he grew. He later moved on to making things out of wood. Now he's devoted to making tools that help people to develop creations of their own. In A Life in the Making from Tokyo Vol. 108, he explains all.  

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Paper Making in Japan

  "They gave us certificates of mastering the art of paper making but then they quickly clarified that we didn't actually master it because it takes years to do so..." In "Paper Making in Japan" from PechaKucha Night Warwick Vol. 1, Rebecca Pry shares her story of how she learned to make traditional Japanese paper, washi, while at the Awagami paper making factory in Tokushima, Japan.