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Tokyo @ Heineken Star Lounge
May 15, 2013

PAST VOL 29

Toronto @ The Lab
Apr 01, 2014

PAST VOL 24

Nishinomiya @ Konan CUBE (Hirao School of Management)
Apr 17, 2015

PAST VOL 1

Shymkent @ Megapolis Hotel Shymkent
Jan 20, 2017

PAST VOL 1

Pyatigorsk @ Happy Music Hall
Feb 06, 2017

PAST VOL 22

Madison, WI @ Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
Apr 13, 2017

PAST VOL 2

Pyatigorsk @ Happy Music Hall
Mar 13, 2017

PAST VOL 1

Sault Ste. Marie @ Art Gallery of Algoma
Sep 13, 2017

PAST VOL 16

Salamanca @ Manolita Café Bar
May 24, 2018

PAST VOL 28

Madison, WI @ Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
Nov 29, 2018

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Words about Swords

BY GABRIEL LEBEC
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Gabriel Lebec is a total nerd about swords. In this PK presentation, learn a little bit about how traditional swords are made!

Gabe earned a B.A. in Mathematics & Studio Art from Georgetown University, studied prehealth at New York University, and spent years in biomedical research. He now teaches software development at Fullstack Academy. He loves anything combining aesthetics & technics: typography, photography, Japanese swords, etc.

Visit bit.ly/jsword for more!

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Hustle, Sex, $$$

BY ALEXANDRA FINE
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Alexandra Fine is devoted to proving that sex can be equally as pleasurable for both men and women and aiding that assertion with creative, well-designed and flawlessly-executed sexual innovations. Eva, the first of these inventions, quickly became the #1 crowdfunded sex toy — catapulting Alex and her business partner, Janet, into the spotlight for their uniquely engineered couples’ vibrator aimed at closing the pleasure gap. She is also generally into fun and happiness.

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Free Your Fitness, Free Yourself

BY TEGA BRAIN
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Does your lifestyle prevent you from qualifying for insurance discounts? Do you lack sufficient time for exercise or have limited access to sports facilities? Maybe you just want to keep your personal data private without having to pay higher insurance premiums for the privilege?

Unfit Bits provides solutions. At Unfit Bits, we are investigating DIY fitness spoofing techniques to allow you to create walking datasets without actually having to share your personal data. These techniques help produce personal data to qualify you for insurance rewards even if you can't afford a high exercise lifestyle. 

Our team of experts are undertaking an in-depth Fitbit Audit to better understand how the Fitbit and other trackers interpret data. With these simple techniques using everyday devices from your home, we show you how to spoof your walking data so that you too can qualify for the best discounts. Our new range of desktop fitness devices are also available on this site. 

Free your fitness. Free yourself. Earn Rewards.

 

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Tega Brain is an artist and engineer. She makes eccentric engineering, reimagining everyday technologies to address their politics and envision alternatives. She is currently a resident at Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, Brooklyn, has both studied and taught at the School for Poetic Computation, and is an Assistant Professor at SUNY Purchase. 

Surya Mattu is an artist and engineer based in Brooklyn. He is currently a fellow at Data&Society where he is investigating infrastructure with a focus on wireless as a way to better understand bias in technology. He is also a contributing researcher at ProPublica. Previously he has worked as an engineer at Bell Labs and is a graduate from the New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. He has a degree in Electronics and Telecommunication from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.

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Bringing a Big Boat Back to Life

BY LIZ MCENANEY
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

Liz McEnaney is an urban historian and preservatioist who has worked in exotic locales such as Maputo, New Delhi, and even New York City! She co-founded BldgBlok - an app that provides tourists with location-based historic content.

Liz's latest restoration project is a big one! The SS Columbia - America's oldest excursion steamship - is making its way back to the Hudson River - listen to her tale of bringing the ship back to life!

Learn more about the SS Columbia project here

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Construction 2000

BY JUHO VIITASALO
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 01, 2016

Juho Viitasalo shares Construction 2000, a unique geometric steel sculpture in Helsinki, Finland. Its most eye catching feature is a 600 kg pyramid that seems to float in air without any support. This 10 meter tall physics defying structure has stood since 1982 and is truly unique in the world. However it is still somewhat unknown. Construction 2000 was designed by Markku Viitasalo and now his son wants to take the design to the world out of the confines of the office block where it stands in Helsinki. More information here: http://viitasalo.com/himmeli/

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 3rd, 2017.

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From Neutral to concrete

BY SOPHIE VAUGARNY
@ VOL 12 ON JUL 12, 2016

From Neutral concept by Roland Barthes, to concrete, from Neutral and Concrete research, the principal element will be : the generic house. In parallel to security issues, what this private space could it look like an extreme way ? In a smaller scale, how the concrete come in our interiors and in what form ?
 

 

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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.

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(vý)značné značení

BY RADEK NOVÁK
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 31, 2017

O tom, kterak 20letý Radek Novák značí turistické trasy na Vodňansku už 21 let.

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STEMing For Youth

BY MARTIN LANDA
@ VOL 10 ON JUN 04, 2018

On May 1, the STEMing for Youth project team spent the school day at Cabrillo High School giving the students the opportunity to understand the real world application of STEM concepts from working professionals. Utilizing a variety of career professionals to make presentations and participate in Q&As, the project team spent time in during the day in classrooms Interested students, not just those that had classroom sessions with the projected, were invited and attended an afterschool STEM Career mixer. The project team were able to hold small group discussions with the students about business and career opportunities. The mixer enabled the students to ask questions directly to the professionals about education, career paths and workforce opportunities with STEM careers.

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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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Steve Pantazis

Taken from PechaKucha Night in Chicago Vol. 11, today's presentation is by architect Steve Pantazis, as he takes a look at what an architect can do after he gets laid off. Lost your job, Steve Pantazis has some great advice. Steven is a Chicago architect, his passion for architecture has been carried over into community service where he hopes to see more people, architects especially, engage in their community. PKN Chicago Vol. 12 happens tonight (December 1) at Martyrs.

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Streaming in the Taxi

For those who followed the Global PechaKucha Day - Inspire Japan event this past Saturday, you'll remember that we had a contant feed coming out of Tokyo. PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham got the feed going even before the start of our event here in Tokyo -- sharing posters and Inspire Japan-related videos -- and as you'll see in the photo above, he was keeping it alive even while on the go, inside a Tokyo taxi.

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Stem Cell Art, Bridging Community and Students Through Art, and the Story Behind a Poster

Presentations Irwin Adam is a chemical engineer, but all of his friends are designers. As you'll see in his presentation (from PKN Toronto Vol. 10), after a crazy journey through Siberia, he moved to Toronto from Montreal. Inspired by his designer friends, he's turning 2D stem cells into 3D "art." In his presentation (from PKN Dallas Vol. 10), Bernardo Diaz describes the program he developed to connect his students with some of the city's community centers. Posters Instead of adding a new poster to the Tumblr blog today, we share the story behind the making of Springfield, MO's poster for its upcoming Vol. 8, produced by organizer Pam Rubert.Since we are hosting this event at our studio on our lonely industrial street, I drew our streetscape for the poster. When the full moon rises over our street, I sometimes think that my husband's aluminum sculpture is reaching for the moon. When I look out of my office window, I can sometimes see a family of groundhogs that have made a home underground. Every day they are throwing more dirt and rocks out of the hole, so the tunnels must be getting bigger and more complex. I imagined PechaKucha Night Vol. 8 as sort of an underground network of a variety of people and creatures.Below, the groundhogs in question: Photos Here's a photo gallery [Flickr] for the recent PKN Norrkoping Vol. 20, held earlier this month. Please note that the dates for Vol. 21 and Vol. 22 have already been announced, and are set for November 6 and December 4 respectively. Calendar We kick off the weekend with these events tonight (October 26): PKN Orlando Vol. 7, PKN Bern Vol. 19, PKN Waterville Vol. 9, PKN Koszalin Vol. 10, PKN Wellington Vol. 17, PKN Cagliari Vol. 4, and PKN Castellon de la Plana Vol. 2. On Saturday, you'll find PKN Lodz Vol. 9.

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Vol. 100: Tonight and Streaming!

Tonight, PKN Tokyo Vol. 100 + 10th anniversary + 600 PKN cities celebration! Join us! Can't make it to tonight's PKN Vol. 100? It will be streamed live via Ustream (from 20:20 JST, GMT +9).ついに今夜PechaKucha Night東京100です!ぜひぜひお越し下さいね。20:20からUstreamもいたしますので、会場に来られないからはそちらからお楽しみください。

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Wood and Steel

Welding, cutting, bending, sand-blasting, polishing, Sjors van Buyten does it all; and in this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Hong Kong Vol. 14) he elaborates on the pieces he's crafted from found objects. Sjors works primarily with metals, wood, and light -- and the results are often electrifying.

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Chasing Storms

"These are the biggest, baddest storms on the Earth -- and we like to get really, really close." George Kourounis is a global explorer, adventurer, storm chaser, and host of the Angry Planet TV series. Hold on tight as he shares (at PKN Toronto Vol. 20) some of his most dramatic tales and images from numerous up-close encounters with the most dangerous forces of nature from around the world.

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Stem Cell Art

Irwin Adam Eydelnant is a chemical engineer, but all of his friends are designers. In his edition of Presentation of the Day, "Stem Cell Art" (from PKN Toronto Vol. 14), he speaks on how he moved to Toronto from Montreal after a crazy, transformative journey through Siberia. Inspired by his designer friends, and armed with his newfound inspiration, he began turning stem cells into microscopic 3D art.

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Heroes of Wood, Glass, Steel

In today's Presentation of the Day, "Heroes of Wood, Glass, Steel" from the Global Night edition of PKN Tokyo (Vol. 106), Keiji Ashizawa shows off some of his amazing work with steel and aluminum, as well as the lighting, wood, and glasswork of those he collaborates with. Keiji discusses his metalworking career, his group of industrious glass and wood-working friends, and the structures and furniture he built for those in the tsunami-affected area of Ishinomaki, Japan.

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Eddo Stern

Games as art? That's what Eddo Stern will be inviting us to consider at next week's PechaKucha Night Vol. 116 (on Wednesday, July 30). Eddo is a media arts professor at UCLA, and director of the UCLA Game Lab. アートとしてのゲームとは?Eddo SternをペチャクチャナイトVol.116(7/30(水))にご招待。EddoはUCLAのメディアアートプロフェッサー、UCLAのゲームラボのディレクターです。

Glasgow

10 STEPS TO BEING A PKN SPEAKER

1. Identify a topic that you are passionate about. In the spirit of PechaKucha Nights the world over, we are on the look-out for people to come present something they love, their latest creative projects or work. So come along and share your passion or an interesting hobby or a photo essay or anything else you can think of.   2. Send a brief outline of your topic to the City Organizers at pechakuchachennai@gmail.com   3. Wait for a confirmation from the City Organizers. City Organizers have various parameters to judge if the topic is suitable for a general audience. Good PechaKucha presentations are the ones that uncover the unexpected -- unexpected talent, unexpected ideas. Some PechaKuchas tell great stories about a project or a trip. Some are incredibly personal, some are incredibly funny, but all are very different.   4. Once you receive confirmation from the City Organizers, go ahead and put together your 20 slides.   5. Send your completed slide deck to pechakuchachennai@gmail.com 24 hours before the event start time if you would like to retain your speaker slot. This is so that we can set up the slides to autorun and also ensure there are no glitches related to formatting, fonts etc. during the event.   6. Set up your profile on the official PechaKucha website. This mainly includes an email addreess, a photograph and a bio-sketch. City Organizers can help you with this.   7. Decide on appropriate tags AND categories for your completed presentation and send them to us at pechakuchachennai@gmail.com.Categories and tags offer an opportunity to increase traffic to your presentation which will be uploaded on the official PechaKucha website. If you are unsure of the difference between the two, categories allow for a broad grouping of topics such as art, photography, design, philately etc. But when you want to describe your presentation in more specific terms, you use tags such as books, publishing, minimalist, collectors' item etc.   8. Practise your presentation. Remember there is no 'go back one slide, please' in PechaKucha. And you have exactly 6 minutes 40 seconds to share your story.   9. Show up at least half an hour before start time at the venue.   10. When called to present, clear your throat and make that kickass presentation!