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Performing Abstract Systems

BY CHRISTIANE KUEHL
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 07, 2014

Chris Kondek, born in Boston in 1962, began working as a video designer in 1990 with the New York theatre company The Wooster Group. In 1995 he worked with Laurie Anderson on her multimedia concertThe Nerve Bible and again in 1998 on her opera Songs and Stories from Moby Dick. In 1999 he moved to Berlin where he began working with the choreographer Meg Stuart and the theatre Director Stefan Pucher. He has also created videos for Armin Petras, Wanda Golonka, Hans-­Werner Kroesinger, René Pollesch, Michael Nyman, The Builders’ Assosciation, Rimini Protokoll and others, as well as for opera productions by Sebastian Baumgarten, Jossi Wieler, and Falk Richter in Bayreuth and Salzburg. In 2008, Chris Kondek received the OPUS prize for his video work as well as the FAUST Theater prize in 2012. Since 2004 Chris Kondek has been developing his own theatre works, including Loan Shark (2008), about the finance crisis, at the HAU in Berlin, and Please Kill 2011, (2012) also at HAU. Together with Christiane Kühl he has created seven other works.

Christiane Kühl, born in Kiel in 1966, studied contemporary Literature, Philosophy, and Spanish at the University of Hamburg. She was culture editor of the daily newspaper TAZ (Hamburg and Berlin), of the magazine The KulturSPIEGEL (Hamburg) and on- air editor at Radio Eins/RBB (Potsdam). She’s worked as a freelance journalist for various other outlets, including Zitty Magazine, Die Zeit, F.A.S., DU, as well as editing the magazine “Herbst. Theorie zur Praxis”, for the festival of international contemporary art, Steirischer Herbst (Austria). From 2011 to 2013 she was Assistant Artistic Director for the Berliner Festspiele. She has been invited to be a jury member for the Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin, The International Theater Festival Hamburg, Kontakt Torin (PL), the Heidelberger Stückemarkt and the Doppelpass project/Kulturstiftung des Bundes. Alongside her journalistic activities she has, since 2004, worked as an author, dramaturg and performer with Chris Kondek.

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Designing Inclusion

BY TRACY KUNKLER
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 31, 2015

What if complex socio-political/economic systems mimicked natural systems? Would they be more sustainable? More equitable?

Tracy Kunkler, principal at the social enterprise consulting firm, Social Profit Strategies, described at PechaKucha Night Asheville: "The Art of Science" a governance model called "Circle Forward." It is a consent-based system of governance that attempts to connect bridge  complex webs of people and organizations in a sustainable way.

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Modular Sustainable Living Systems

BY JACOB REINER
@ VOL 135 ON APR 27, 2016

In Modular Sustainable Living Systems from PKN Tokyo Vol. 135, Architectural designer and agricultural specialist Jacob Reiner discusses how developments in high-tech farming and prefab building systems are combining to create a new paradigm for sustainable living in the 21st century.

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Systems for Sharing

BY SEAN ROY PARKER
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 09, 2016

Sean Roy Parker touches on a very contemporary issue of an alternative economy. With businesses like eBay, Airbnb and Gumtree already onboard with the 'sharing economy' how can individuals collaboratively work together on a smaller platform to create a sustainable future?

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Effective Design Systems

BY BEN LIPINSKI
@ VOL 11 ON NOV 17, 2016

Ben Lipinski ist Intermedia-Student an der Fachhochschule Vorarlberg. Auf der Suche nach dem Sinn und Zweck seines Studiums ist er auf Effective Design Systems und auf Atomic Design gestoßen. Warum "digital" die Zukunft ist und was Atome und Lego und Moleküle mit Design zu tun haben, das erklärt er in seiner Präsentation.

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Systemic Ism's

BY JODY GAMBINO
@ VOL 12 ON JUN 12, 2015

Georgette Grier-Key discusses the effects of institutionalised racism on preserving historical sites. She describes the erasure of history by letting significant houses and buildings be demolished because they weren't evaluated properly or at all. 

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Pakistan's Metro Systems - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

BY AWAIS AQDUS
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 10, 2018

The presentation by Awais Aqdus is about the metro systems that have been and are being constructed in Lahore, Islamabad, Multan, etc. Having such massive structures running through the city while the only purpose these forms are serving is an extra lane, solely to drive a bus. Comparing our metro system to those present in Rome, Berlin, London, is it necessary for us to show these massive bridges and is the urban space they have occupied justified? How does this affect our urban fabric? 

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Systems to Success

BY TANUOMA'ALEU AH YOU
@ VOL 10 ON JUN 04, 2018

Held on Saturday, April 28th at Long Beach City College (LBCC), the project team members for Systems to Success held information sessions, workshops, presentations and a resource fair for previously incarcerated and/or probation and parole impacted LBCC students to gain valuable insight and skills necessary to enter the workforce. The day included breakout sessions dedicated to gaining practical job interview skills (with an emphasis on preparing attendees to answer questions about their past), professional appearance and dress for success, a working resume, and entrepreneurship. Held at the Pacific Coast campus, a welcome by LBCC President Reagan Romali and collaboration with the LBCC Justice Scholars, a campus organization chartered to assist this target population, signaled an ongoing support system for these students to utilize the college to reach their personal and professional goals with success.

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Body Systems and Board Meetings

BY COLLEEN QVIST
@ VOL 19 ON OCT 22, 2018

Colleen Qvist has worked in the medical device sales, marketing and management arenas for 22 years. Both as a life and business coach she has seen firsthand  when client's pay no heed to those body messages. As a reflexologist she knows what happens when the body is brought back into equilibrium. She is well known for her loving directness and telling people to breathe and then asking those same people ‘How big is your why?’ Her purpose is to ensure people grow and get to use their potential. She knows coaching is a catalyst to grow people and dedicates a lot of time both to COMENSA  as the Gauteng Chair and to empower coaches to promote the practice of coaching. 

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The System

BY LUKA DUFFIE
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 27, 2018

Luka Duffie talks about the system and her family life.

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PechaKucha Night Istanbul Special Event amberFest '13 "did you plug in"

PechaKucha Night Istanbul Special Event amberFest'13 ( technology and digital art festival)  was held on November 1 at Roxy Club in Istanbul. So many guests and speakers came all around world for this special EU festival. on the stage, they were telling about their projects and works about technology, art and digital culture. Here is the some presenters details and photos links. And videos are coming soon! Please check the photos on  :  http://www.flickr.com/photos/44542090@N08/sets/72157637836744215/ Susa Pop- Public Art Lab and Connecting  Cities Susa's project was about connection with festival cities on public street with Outdoor LEDs  Martin Brysnkov Life Between Systems   He spoke about how difficult it is for people who build technical systems for cities  to  predict what kind of life that people will live between those systems. Hideaki Ogawa - Ars Electronica Futurelab as Creative Catalysts Hideaki's project is known as a simple and consecutive interaction design combined digital technologies and analog technologies.  Mahir Yavuz- United Colors of Dissent   He was talking  about his project with Orkan Telhan entitled United Colors of Dissent Yılmaz Kıymaz-  A Growing Indie Community in Turkey He is independent game developer and GDT ( Game Development Turkey) admin, will talk about the GDT community and the game jam that will be organized as part of AMBER  

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Clean Water for Life

Clean water may not be a luxury for us, but it is for many. Bradley Pierik (of Twothirds Water) has been studying the systems by which third-world countries purify their water to make it safe for human consumption. When waterborne diseases account for the majority of hospitalizations, a filtration system can literally be a lifesaver. In "Clean Water for Life" from PKN Vancouver Vol. 28, Bradley goes into depth on his research and a prototype filter he's made while performing outreach in countries all over. 

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Looking for Developer: What, Why and How?

Trust your team and make friends with experts from HR! Olexiy Bugrim, Software architect in ISD, shared secrets in his presentation of finding a qualified developer at PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Reality Vol.10. His tips for creating effective teams became simply priceless, even for people who are far from the world of programming, information systems and computer technologies. Olexiy explained employee motivation techniques, how to optimize the number of "runners" in the companies working in the field of IT-technologies and a lot of other useful advices.

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Systemic Painting

If you've ever wanted to see the inside of an artist's mind, this is a great way to do it. Bob Richardson shares his unique mode of painting using a grid-system, and in "Systemic Painting" from PKN Midcoast, Maine Vol. 19 explains how his art style has changed over the years. He uses a variety of mediums, including canvas, silk screen, and watercolor paper. After retirement, Bob revisited his systemic painting method and experimented with new compositions and brush widths to create effective pieces of art. 

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Journey, Cultural Diversity, and Dreams

Go out there. Search for your colors. Put as many on your palette as you can, mix them, and make them your own.  Kairini Guay is a native of Western Sumatra who has lived in Bangor, Maine for ten years. Currently, Khairini is studying computer information systems and earning her MBA at Husson University. In "Journey, Cultural Diversity, and Dreams" from PKN Bangor, ME Vol. 12, she presents about the colors of her life and her journey through a multicultural world. She speaks about her home in Sumatra, it's matrilinear culture, and tells us some historical myths.     

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The Information of Space

“Space is information-rich, and the events that occur therein provide narrative.” Miles Thorogood explores how space provides information and can be interpreted by artists in different ways. In “The Information of Space” from PKN Richmond, BC Vol. 3, we see this concept is the basis behind Audio Metaphor, a company which transforms text into soundscape composition. Miles describes some projects that have been done to create AI systems which mimic animal behaviour. 

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Memory of Place

“I’m interested in the new spaces we’re forced to inhabit after disasters.” Artist Victoria Buck is interested in the conflicting concepts of protection, vulnerability, and hope in the time during and following abrupt natural disasters. In “Memory of Place” from PKN Knoxville Vol. 14, she discusses her work, and how it’s intended to investigate the naive trust we place upon the shelter systems we have in place, and their supposed ability to protect us.

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The Most Mysterious Book in the World

"The script, the text, the language that appears in this document, appears nowhere else on earth. To this day, nobody knows the meaning even a single word of it."In a world where so few codes remain unbroken and the secrets of so many ancient, obscure writing systems have been revealed, one medieval manuscript remains completely shrouded in mystery. A software developer and organizer for PechaKucha Night Asheville, Jay Hill gave this brief history of the Voynich Manuscript in "The Most Mysterious Book in the World" at PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol 8: "The Art of Science."

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20 Months

"As newcomers in a city we should step back, clear our minds and look for clues. What do we see? What can't we see?"In 20 Months from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15, urbanist Antonina Simeti reads excerpts from her diary of experiences and perspectives drawn from the past 20 months living in Amsterdam, Berlin and Buffalo. Through everyday observations of the physical realm, Antonina tries to uncover and understand how cultural, political and economic values and systems are expressed in our cities. 

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Ceramic Assemblies

"Ask a ceramicist and they will insist that the material lives." In Ceramic Assemblies from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, Laura Garófalo and Omar Kahn of Liminal Projects discuss their prototypes for ceramic building systems that were developed at the European Ceramics Workcentre (ekwc), in Oisterwijk, the Netherlands. They are designs that explore ways that architecture can mediate heat, water and nature. Ceramics, which are fired clay, are one of the oldest building materials. But they defy easy categorization because their behavior and properties are so diverse. Ceramics were used to build the Roman aqueducts and also used for the heat shield on the Space Shuttle. Ask a ceramicist and they will insist that the material lives. It is this quality that Garófalo and Kahn want to capture and perpetuate in their work.