CHICAGO Search Results: “voting patterns”

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Reading Between the Lines

@ 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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Fanta Wins

@ VOL 48 ON DEC 12, 2018

Rob Schaaf works on cross-partisan campaigns to reform our electoral system and campaign finance laws, aiming to bring about an effective government of, by, and for the people. 



SITEWIDE Search Results: “voting patterns”


New Haven
Nov 04, 2009


Bern @ Kornhausforum Bern
Nov 20, 2009


Istanbul @ Yapı-Endüstri Merkezi A.Ş.
Nov 03, 2011


Whangarei @ Forum North Exhibition Hall
Sep 18, 2013


New Haven
Nov 13, 2013

PAST All about Agile

Kyiv @ President Hotel
Oct 04, 2013

PAST Life's fragile patterns

Coventry @ The Tin Music & Arts, Canal Basin Vaults
Jun 29, 2017


Yerevan @ Deworkacy AOKS
Aug 09, 2019

16 JAN


Santa Fe @ Violet Crown

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Bringing Patterns to Architecture

@ VOL 1 ON SEP 09, 2010

Papa Omotayo shows us his architectural masterpieces and discusses his passion for combining patterns and architecture to create truly unique works. The inspiration for one such building came from the way turbans look.

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Enriching Things with Patterns

@ VOL 10 ON AUG 01, 2013

Dzul and Sebastian are two designers interested in enriching everyday objects with their hand-made patterns, as well as sharing their gusto for crafts by carrying out hands-on workshops on silkscreen and bookbinding (In Spanish). 

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Traditional Patterns, Contemporary Lens

@ VOL 7 ON DEC 17, 2013

Guillaume Sardin, an architect and designer, shares his works in Rwanda and how working in a different cultural context unleash unexpected ideas. Such ideas include the Rwandan Heraldry project which promotes a new way to share the heritage of the country using etymology, traditional patterns and custom designed symbols. 

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Beyond The Latte Curtain

@ VOL 1 ON JUL 28, 2014

Just like most places, the Pacific Northwest gets divided up politically. Normally in the NW we talk about the rain curtain as the division between the westside and the eastside. More apt than either politics or climate is the Latte Curtain which marks the true cultural dividing line between east and west. More about Politics, Energy, and Coffee Drinks.

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Patterns in Nature

@ VOL 119 ON NOV 26, 2014

Patterns formation occurs in various system, such as biological, chemical, economical, astronomical, etc. These patterns are everywhere we look and they share some laws that we can use to understand human matters. In this presentation, Zulma A. Jiménez reveals some of these patterns, tells us where we can find them, and why it is important to study them.

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Patterns Past and Future

@ VOL 21 ON MAY 19, 2015

A look at patterns that are all around us and examination of whether they help or hinder us in our lives.

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Paleta Power: La Popsicle de la Gente

@ VOL 13 ON JUN 23, 2016

Paleta Power ties into the universal language of paletas in the borderland to teach the importance of civic participation and increase voter turnout throughout El Paso.  Amanda Formica and Ruben Chang share their passion for community organizing through a sweet connection that everyone finds easy to share an opinion on - the popsicle.  Paleta Power is a collaborative, non-partisan, non-profit initiative that seeks to spark civic dialogue, positively influence community narrative, increase voter turnout and build community power all through paletas.  I don't know about you, but my favorite is Fresca (Strawberry)!

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Is it time to lower the voting age to 16?

@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2018

Dr. Andrew Mycock, Reader in Politics at the University of Huddersfield, asks the question - is it time to lower the voting age to 16? 

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Informed Voter Project

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 20, 2018

The Indian National Elections will be held in February or March 2019. This will be a momentous election for the largest democracy in the world, poised to select the pathways towards a inclusive, equitable development not only for its own peoples but also one that will determine the trajectory of critical global issues such as climate change, sustainable development goals of the UN etc. for the next 5 years. My organization is preparing to establish a Informed Voting Service (providing detailed, objectively analyzed information about candidates) to enhance the 'quality' of the election so that citizens of India vote based on information and look beyond rumors, biased opinions cultivated by mass media, and religious/caste identity.

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The Flying Grass Carpet Gets Nominated

We've covered PechaKucha Night in Amsterdam organizers Bart Cardinaal and Nadine Roos' "Flying Grass Carpet" before, but we've very happy to note that the project has been nominated for the Dutch Design Awards. The process now involves public voting, which you can do by going to this page of the competition's site. For more on the project, make sure to visit the official "Flying Grass Carpet" site.


PKN Victoria Up for an Award

Big congratulations go out to the organizers of PechaKucha Night in Victoria for being nominated as part of the Monday Mag M Awards. Here's co-organizer Elisa Yon with more on the nomination. We are not going to pretend that we don't care about awards, cuz we do! PechaKucha Night Victoria has been nominated in the M Award category for BEST MULTIMEDIA EVENT. We are honoured to have been recognized by our local community, and it would be vegan icing on the cake to win the prestigious M Award. Even if it's likely to be an award that's drinkable or edible! The Monday Mag is THE local weekly arts and entertainment (free) newspaper. It is quite a popular publication as it offers a round up of what's happening in the local arts and culture scene. Every year they host an awards ceremony to recognize Victoria's visual, literary and performing artists. This year will their 9th Annual M Awards. We are in the voting stage at the moment. If you'd like to vote for us you can. To vote from your couch, visit this link, skip to the Multi-Media category and cast your vote.

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Modern Touch DJing

The availability of touch interfaces for DJing has exponentially increased along with the obiquitous influence of smartphones and tablets. But many of these "modern" interfaces stick to applying dated interaction patterns that are unfitting for this new type of interface. DJ and engineer Lasse Laursen talks about his ideas for integrating new touch interfaces to mixing applications in this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 101). Lasse also goes into detail on some application features built to allow the crowd to influence the DJ's music choices. 

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Life on the Great Barrier Reef

Did you know: the Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest living structure!  In our time of ever growing environmental awarenes to the degadation of coral reefs, David Wachefeld forgoes the controversial issues and instead focuses on the Great Barrier Reef's beauty, and his fascination with the countless species of wildlife therein. In "Life on the Great Barrier Reef" from PKN Townsville Vol. 4 David speaks on his favorite aspects of the barrier reefs: the fish, its abstract patterns and color, and his emotional connections to it. 

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The Morden Heirloom: Coding Quilts

Who knew auto-generated patterns could turn out to be beautiful?  Elizabeth "Libs" Elliott merges old craft and modern art forms to create beautiful quilts with a technological twist. In "The Morden Heirloom: Coding Quilts" from PKN Toronto Vol. 29 using the Processing visual programming language, Elizabeth generates random patterns for her quilts by altering code to play with colour palettes, geometric shapes, and other variables. She draws out each pattern by hand and then sews them onto quilts. 

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Keeping Up with the Wind

Bet you've never seen a better visualisation of the earth's weather than this: After happening upon a website that displayed the United States' wind patterns visually one day, Cameron Beccario set out to do something even grander. In "Keeping Up with the Wind" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 116, months of research and tinkering later, and after finding numerous sources of up-to-date weather data, he had created Earth: an animated map of global wind and weather. 

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Ecological Sculpture: Patterns in Nature

Is there a place within us that remembers that we are nature? Kimberly Callas is an artist who presents on her current project 'Portrait of the Ecological Self': an artistic investigation that uses sculpted forms of the human body in combination with natural materials to explore images and symbols from nature that strongly connect with the human psyche. In "Ecological Sculpture: Patterns in Nature" from PKN Midcoast, Maine Vol. 21 we learn that her work has recently received a Puffin Foundation Grant and has been exhibited in New York, Chicago, and as far a field as Bulgaria. 

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The Moon is my Scholar Rock

"I was really interested in the challenge of replicating these textrues, patterns, and forms of meteorites."For Matthew Cummings, artwork has always been personal journey for escape and meditation in both the making process and viewing.  "The Moon is my Scholar Rock" from PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 18 is a look at the work from his last solo exhibition, 'The Moon is my Gongshi'.  This group of work examined the moon as an object of meditation, the tradition of Chinese Scholar Rocks or Gongshi, and the inspiring career of his grandfather-in-law, Charles Bradshaw, who ran the computations department for NASA during the development of Rocket Technology. 

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Indigo Arrow

"One of the challenges was they would use a southern indigenous design on them it isn't reflecting anything local." In "Indigo Arrow" from PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 30, Destiny Seymour speaks about starting up her own textile business that uses local Indigenous designs. She was able to create spaces that reflect indigenous identity in schools but building her own custom furniture and developing her own patterns.  She went back to the beginning to create her own textiles and the rest fell together from there.  

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How We Know, What We Know About the Universe

"We are not just spectators in the universe.... we actually have a special place within it." In How We Know, What We Know About the Universe from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 29, Reuben Gazer takes us on a journey connecting our childhood discoveries of patterns and shapes in our surroundings to scientific revelations about the formation of the universe, showing us where to look to find parallels between earthly and interstellar forms.