CHICAGO Search Results: “science”
Being Aware of Urban Ecology
BY STEVE SULLIVAN
@ VOL 28
ON DEC 03, 2013
Steve Sullivan talks about the importance of ecology and being aware of our natural surroundings and how we interact with them. He specifically talks about squrriels in the Chicago area as a means to encourage people to become more aware of how impactful they are to the urban ecology.
Data Science for Social Good
BY MATT GEE
@ TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIAL GOOD
ON APR 25, 2014
Big Brains, Big Buzzwords, and Big Hearts: Matt Gee tells the story of how a disgruntled capaign staffer, a disgruntled PhD student, and a disgrunteld jouranlist stumbled upon a way to make a little bit of good in the world with data.
"Presentation of the Day" on May 13, 2014.
The Importance of Being Empathetic
BY BO PENG
@ TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIAL GOOD
ON APR 25, 2014
Data scientist Bo Peng offers a few lessons from her personal experiences on how and how not to use data to solve problems. She emphasizes the need to focus on the end user, and how putting yourself in their shoes can dramatically improve your work.
"Presentation of the Day" on May 20, 2014.
BY JYL BONAGURO
@ VOL 33
ON MAR 03, 2015
The life of a female intellectual largely forgotten by history emerges in a new play by Jyl Bonaguro portraying how, after falling in love with Voltaire, Emilie Du Châtelet transformed from a social dilettante into one of Europeʼs leading scientific minds.
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BY HALEH JAMSHAD
@ VOL 45
ON MAR 06, 2018
Haleh Jamshad is a Client Manager for Cloud Software by day, Artist and Art supporter by night - Drinking a creative energy cocktail with a splash of fun adventure and positive twist.
Shaken and stirred.
BY KENDALL MCCAUGHERTY
@ VOL 0
ON OCT 31, 2018
Kendall McCaugherty is an architectural photographer with the Chicago-based studio, Hall+Merrick Photographers. While receiving her BFA in photography from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign she was also a member of the Track and Field team, specializing in the high jump. Her roots as a photojournalist were refined by documenting her teammates. This exercise fueled Kendall's interest in human interaction and imprint with space and architecture.
Build Your Own Science
BY MARVIN TATE
@ VOL 48
ON DEC 12, 2018
Marvin Tate is a performance poet, lyricist, published author, collected visual artist and educator. His work references African American history, speaks of personal and family history, and touches upon broader themes of cultural and political segregation, while addressing his own identity.
SITEWIDE Search Results: “science”
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Old St Johns Church
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The Grove House
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GUITARS The Museum
Apr 13, 2016
South Australian Museum - Pacific Cultures Gallery
Sep 22, 2016
Val Benoit -Salle Millau
Nov 24, 2016
designforum Vorarlberg @ CAMPUS V
Apr 13, 2018
Science for Europe, Science for Me, Powered by PechaKucha
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May 17, 2019
31 Days Under the Sea
BY FABIEN COUSTEAU
@ VOL 1
ON AUG 14, 2014
In 31 Days Under the Sea from PechaKucha Night Brooklyn Vol. 1, Fabien Cousteau discusses how his family's background inspired his newest project, Mission 31. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the monumental legacy left by Fabien’s grandfather, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Mission 31 continues the dream of creating the first ocean floor habitats for humans and leading a team of ocean explorers on the first attempt to live and work underwater.
"Presentation of the Day" on September 30, 2014.
Presence of signals
BY LINDA DOYLE
@ VOL 10
ON DEC 02, 2015
Linda’s talk is called Signalling Home. It is about the intersection of wireless signals and concepts of home. It looks at examples from technology and art in which the presence of absence of signals construct notions of home. It draws on abstract concepts as well as specific advances in wireless technologies.
Linda is the Chair of Engineering & The Arts in Trinity College Dublin and Director of CONNECT – a national research centre focused on future networks and communications, co-funded by Science Foundation Ireland and industry. Her research interests are in wireless communications, dynamic spectrum management, reconfigurable systems and creative arts practices.
From Science to Society: A Field full of Landmines
BY BART KNOLS
@ VOL 31
ON SEP 07, 2016
"How many gems of scientific discovery are out there, published in articles, that we don’t know about?"
One of the goals of scientific research should be the improvement of the human reality. But have we created a world in which the journey from discovery to society is so exhausting that it deters academics from embarking on it? And if so, can we do something about it?
In "From Science to Society: A Field full of Landmines" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31, Bart Knols idiscusses how scientists need to better communicate with those who are outside their field in order to contribute to society's development.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, October 10th, 2016.
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!
Complicating Things: Experimenting with Authority
BY PAUL VANOUSE
@ VOL 17
ON SEP 15, 2016
“I’m a bio media artist. And what that means is I work self-reflexively, with the tools and technologies of the life sciences.”
In Complicating Things: Experimenting with Authority from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, Professor of Art at the University at Buffalo, Paul Vanouse, provides an overview of his work as a bio media artist. As Director of the newly created Coalesce Center for Biological Art at the University at Buffalo, Vanouse works with artists and philosophers and people who wouldn’t normally have a direct connection to do create work in a life sciences laboratory, and is actively engaged with Coalesce’s artist residency program. Vanouse’s own work has recently focused on DNA fingerprinting, removing the inherent layers of authority from DNA with an interest in the very visual representation of DNA. His recent projects, Latent Figure Protocol and Ocular Revision use molecular biology techniques to challenge “genome-hype” and to confront issues surrounding DNA fingerprinting.
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 Art of Biology
BY MEHDI DOUMI
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 09, 2017
Mehdi Doumi is from Algeria and England, studied biomedical engineering, and is a technical leader in Research and Innovation at L’Oreal USA - researching human perception of cosmetic products. He has been part of NPO Ligo Project, promoting science in U.S. culture through humor and videography. He also enjoys carpentry, improv, and drawing satirical cartoons. Over the last 4 years he has committed himself to creating abstract artwork to any K-12 educator across the USA. He hopes that each art piece stimulates student curiosity about math and science topics, especially in a challenging teaching environment.
Smart & Connected: Management of Thermal Extremes
BY ZOÉ HAMSTEAD
@ VOL 19
ON MAR 14, 2018
"What is the connective tissue that we need—both technologically and socially—to create adaptive strategies that are greater than the sum of our parts?"
In Smart & Connected from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, Assistant Professor in the University at Buffalo Department of Urban & Regional Planning, Zoé Hamstead, describes a linked practice-research endeavor that addresses how cities manage heat and cold events. Localized differences in exposure and coping capacity impact the effectiveness of public agencies, organizations and individuals to respond to episodic thermal events. Since thermal vulnerability is shaped by complex interactions across environmental, social and technological variability, addressing this challenge will require integration of traditionally siloed disciplinary knowledge and agency management strategies. As part of a National Science Foundation-funded Smart & Connected Communities (S&CC) planning grant, collaborators in Buffalo/Erie County, New York and Tempe/Maricopa County, Arizona are working together to build capacity for integrating research with practice for managing thermal extremes.
Pregnancy Test Kits, Sex Changing Trout, Life on Mars, Humans in Shoeboxes and Bamboo on Gardeners Question Time
BY DAVID CULLEN
@ VOL 12
ON APR 25, 2019
With possibly the longest presentation title to date, David Cullen, Professor of Astrobiology and Space Biotechnology at Cranfield University takes us from a random list of things and cleverly ties them all together giving insights about his role in human space exploration development.
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Science-inspired Design Projects by Oscar Diaz
In Tokyo as a participant at this year's edition of DesignTide, Spanish designer Oscar Diaz takes us on a tour of various works, each offering an interesting solution to a design question. He also covers his amazing "Rec & Play" project, a collaboration with designer Yuri Suzuki. The presentation was recorded at last week's PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 77.
New Music Scene in Vietnam
Tri Minh is a huge music fan, and in "New Music Scene in Vietnam," he walks us through the evolution of popular music in Vietnam. He also shares how he has been trying to introduce independent and underground music to his countrymen. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Hanoi Vol. 3, and is in English.
Turning Air Into Water, Surfboard/Scene Design, and the Carrot Pavillion
Presentations Richard Groden is one of the founders of Island Sky, and in his presentation (from PKN Miami Vol. 15), he talks about its project to extract water from air and turn it into pure drinking water for areas where water is scarce or contaminated. Their goal is not just to produce drinkable water, but also to educate people on the important of sustainability in developing countries. Martín Várbaro is a plastic material artist who started his career by designing surfboards in Argentina, and later in more Latin American countries, including Peru and Brazil. As this presentation (in Spanish, from PKN Mar Del Plata Vol. 2) reveals, he also works as a scene decorator for theaters, museums, and public centers, and is now producing work in South America and Europe. Posters We have no new posters to share on the Tumblr blog today, but that gives us a chance to highlight the beach-friendly poster from last week's PKN Las Palmas Vol. 7. Photos and report We've got galleries for two firsts to share (in Castellon and Augsburg), but let us also point you to this blog post from Core77 about a recent PechaKucha event in London, part of the International Conference on Designing Food and Designing for Food. It was produced by PKN Brussels organizer Alok Nandi, and the photo above reveals the intriguing "Carrot Pavillion." PKN Castellon de la Plana Vol. 1 [Facebook]PKN Augsburg Vol. 1 [Facebook]Calendar We're kicking off the week with the re-start of the PKN series in Bangkok, with the city's Vol. 5 happening tonight (July 9). Tomorrow, there's one event on tap in the form of PKN Huancayo Vol. 10.
The Tabitha Foundation in Cambodia and Behind the Scenes of PKN Barcelona
In this presentation (from PKN Dunsborough Vol. 4), Dianne Parker talks about her passion project: an upcoming journey to volunteer with the Tabitha Foundation in Cambodia to build much needed homes for displaced families. Benjamin Julve has been documenting PechaKucha Nights in Barcelona since the series' inception in 2008. This is a special "behind the scenes" presentation (in Spanish, from PKN Barcelona Vol. 14) that includes just a few of the hundreds of photos he has taken so far.
Richard Cerezo loves math, and this has led him to produce PR and videography for math related events at his university. His goal? To give math a public face. In his presentation (from PKN Toronto Vol. 17), he compares the types of mathematicians portrayed by the media vs. the actual mathematicians he deals with in real life.
When Art and Science Collide
“I wanted to learn the beautiful mechanism of the universe, nature, and life. So i studied biology and chemistry in my university. And that’s when i thought ‘how cool would it be to integrate all of this into art?’” In When Art and Science Collide from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 132, contemporary artist and science researcher Yoko Shimizu details her work. One may think that art and Science are total opposites but not Yoko. She finds that the beauty of the scientific principles that surround us to be timeless, limitless, and inspirational. Yoko –who has won many awards her scientific artworks– creates installations that integrate both art and science.
From Science to Society: A Field full of Landmines
"How many gems of scientific discovery are out there, published in articles, that we don’t know about?" One of the goals of scientific research should be the improvement of the human reality. But have we created a world in which the journey from discovery to society is so exhausting that it deters academics from embarking on it? And if so, can we do something about it? In "From Science to Society: A Field full of Landmines" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31, Bart Knols discusses how scientists need to better communicate with those who are outside their field in order to contribute to society's development.
PechaKucha Night Townsville VOL. 18
A wonderful audience and brilliant speakers at PechaKucha Night Townsville's VOL. 18!
Call for Speakers
Malden Pechakucha Nights seeks speakers for our next Pechakucha Session to take place late March - date to be determined. The theme for this session is "FUSION" broadly interpreted. We are looking for presentations that present examples of fusion, “the process or result of joining two or more things together to form a single entity”, in various fields and disciplines. Talks can explore any number of disciplines that present the formation of a new concept, happening, culture, artform, initiative, etc that emerges out of the coming together of two or more influences – essentially giving birth to something new. We also welcome talks on the fusion refering to, “the process that powers the sun and the stars. It is the reaction in which two atoms of hydrogen combine together, or fuse, to form an atom of helium. In the process some of the mass of the hydrogen is converted into energy.” If you are interested in presenting in Malden, email Ose at firstname.lastname@example.org with your pitch, a paragraph or so describing the topic and the types of images you would use. Date for this session will be forthcoming - most probably late March on a Thursday evening. Image: Credit Heathcliff O'Malley - an example of the Swedish meatball dish born of the marriage between a Turkish dish and Swedish culinary traditions.