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Budapest @ Toldi Cinema
Feb 13, 2014

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Seattle @ Olympic Sculpture Park PACCAR Pavillion
May 21, 2014

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The Internet of Bodies

BY ERIN LEWIS
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 19, 2013

Erin Lewis shares some of her most recent works and where the future of wearable technology is headed.

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Internet of Bodies

BY ERIN LEWIS
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 19, 2013

Erin Lewis, a Creative Electronics Artist, shares some of her original wearable technologies.

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The Future of Music is Wearable

BY GEE DAIGO KAWAI
@ VOL 108 ON NOV 06, 2013

Gee Daigo Kawai is working with wearable technology firm MACHINA to bring the future of DJing to fruition. He discusses the futuristic sensors, fabrics, and gestures that make up the jacket that will allow music-makers the ability to control flow, beats, and switch tracks at will. 

"Presentation of the Day" on November 29, 2013.

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Through the Google Glass

BY ALEX CEQUEA
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 18, 2013

Earlier this year, Google chose 8000 people to test out their Google Glass before they release it to the public. Alex Cequea was one of those lucky 8000 people. In this presentation Alex talks about what Google Glass is, what its potential benefits are, what its potential downsides are, and what he thinks it will do for humanity.

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Smarty Pants

BY ASHLEY LEWIS
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 05, 2013

Presented at PechaKucha Night Toronto Vol. 27, Smarty Pants Ashley Lewis, a tech educator in Toronto, talks of her passion of tech-craft hybrids. She is inspired by current interactive clothing and future consumer products from conductive ink and thread to makeup and sportswear that will have you thinking about fashion in a completely different way. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 13, 2014. 

 

 

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Quantifying Self

BY RAMI ALHAMAD
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 05, 2013

Rami Alhamad, CEO and co-founder of PUSH in Toronto, explains the "quantify self" movement in relation to the revolution of wearable technology to show how individuals are revoluitionizing how they track their daily habits. He disscusses the challenges of privacy and accuracy, and exposes the healthcare system as antiquated and in need of improvement. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 24, 2014. 

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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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Digitus / Auris / Machina

BY SHIHO FUKUHARA
@ PECHAKUCHA NIGHT SPECIAL @ AUTODESK POP-UP ON NOV 08, 2015

Shiho Fukuhara discusses the advancement of computer technology. With personal electronics shrinking in size, invisible technology is within our reach. However, whether implanted or simply disguesed, technology will continue to shrink out of sight as advancements grow. Eventually, the line between organic and technological may be blurred.

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The Future of Self-Driving Cherry Trees

BY JOSEPH TAME
@ PECHAKUCHA NIGHT SPECIAL X MINI @ BMW GROUP TOKYO BAY ON JUL 20, 2016

"You can use coding and programming for art, for music, for helping your grandma."

In The Future of Self-Driving Cherry Trees from PechaKucha Night Special x MINI @ BMW Group Tokyo Bay, Joseph Tame shares on his many wild wearable machines. Tame uses the latest technology to break down social barriers through performance art. In his presentation, he will share his vision for a future in which artistic ideas can blossom anytime, anywhere.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, August 19th, 2016. 

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Making Humanizing Technology

BY NATE DAMEN
@ VOL 36 ON AUG 26, 2018

Technology, at its core, is a tool to make our daily lives easier. It can spread information, entertain us, and help us communicate with one another. Nate Damen explores how technology can remind us we are all humans with the desire for loving social interaction, as well as bridge the online and physical world through a project called Atltvhead- a wearable communication device constructed out of a 1960's era television.

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Amber Art and Technology Festival

PechaKucha Night in Istanbul will be collaborating with the Amber Art and Technology Festival, here are the details courtesy of organizer Nurten Meriçer:Amber Art and Technology Festival Preopening and PechaKucha Night November 3, 2011 With its title "Next Ecology", Amber’11 calls on artists to interpret the life forms, production and consumption, patterns and politics of “Next Ecology” from the vantage point of arts and technology between 4-13 November 2011. Selected artists will join to the special “PechaKucha Night” with presentations on YEM Stage, on November 3, 2011. You are kindly invited to join us on this exclusive “PechaKucha Night.”. For details about Amber Festival ’11: http://www.amberfestival.org For registration: http://www.yemetkinlik.com

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Design and Technology

In this presentation from PechaKucha Night in Miami Vol. 14, Diana Arrambide of Everywhere Studios shares her ideas on the role of advanced technology in the field of design, and how it affects the work of designers -- do designers need to be software users?

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DIY Transhumanism

Have you ever wanted to improve your sense of direction? How about sense magnetic fields, or naturally view life in infrared? Eric Boyd runs Toronto's hacker collective and DIY maker-space hacklab.to. In his presentation (at PKN Toronto Vol. 11) he discusses the future benefits of uniting the human body with technology.

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The Future of Music is Wearable

DJs are the new composers.  In today's Presentation of the Day, "The Future of Music is Wearable" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 108, Gee Daigo Kawai speaks on his time working with wearable technology firm MACHINA to bring the future of DJing to fruition. He discusses the futuristic sensors, fabrics, and gestures that make up the jacket that will allow music-makers the ability to control flow, beats, and switch tracks at will. 

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Art & Technology - PechaKucha Night Aalborg #18

It's been a while since our last blog post - but that doesn't mean there hasn't been a lot of PechaKucha in Aalborg - just been busy making things happen - and we still are! :-) Last years international PechaKucha at IMAGES Festival in Karolinelunden had an audience of 150 in the tent and held the amazing synergy, when PechaKucha Nights are the best and it was followed by a small PechaKucha at a local Sustainability Festival on the international PechaKucha Night only 14 days after. We connected to Tokyo in the midst of technical cacaphonia of voices from everywhere and we managed to say a short hello Tokyo and we had a cosey event at KUL Nordkraft. In october we returned to our base at HUSET and went Twin Peaks themish in "The owls are not what they seem..." and had great presenters finishing the night off poetically with Frederik Bøgh Andersens . In february 2014 we finished a great event with a small concert all for free of course. In june we took the PechaKucha Night Aalborg #17 to a reconstructed ferry and made it a floating cultural event at Plagen – om:form and beautifully the idea of reconstructing the ferry to a culturalvenue was presented at a PechaKucha Night February 2013. Amazing to be able to follow a great idea to be reality through amazing work of two architects and volunteers. And now to the essense of present: last tuesday we returned to the harbour and went ashore in the fabulous new Aalborg University building for art & technology and architecture and design made by Henning Larsen Architects just next to Musikkens Hus. Almost 200 people found their way through the buildingsite and rain to the new auditorium. This PechaKucha was organized as a close collarboration between the art & technology faculty and the culturalhouse HUSET - and its been great fun to work with Julia Spicina - who also created the beautiful poster and Jacob Borrits Sabra. The programme was opened by Stahl Stenslie artist, professor and head of the faculty – with an amazing presentation of “Haptic art”. Stahl works with installations that involve interactive art-suits that can give an extra dimension through creating touch from the suits. Lance Putnam is also a professor at art and technology and he presented us to “Harmonic pattern function” both from nature, how we perceive and react to it as humans and how to create it with computers and expand our consciousness of perception of the world – quite a mindblowing presentation! Lars Bonde is an artist and owns a small gallery for conceptual art called VÆG (WALL). Lars is in the middle of a fantastic muralproject in Aalborg where 10 artists from all over the world have been invited to make artworks on walls in the city picked out together with the cityarchitect. Signe Højmark is projectmanager of a new landartart project and festival called LANDSHAPE here in Nordjylland and she presented the ideas of both inviting artists to make great works and to invite the public in to create landart. Morten Poulsen is educated musician from the conservatory here in Aalborg and is very passionate about music – especially drumming! He was here to present a new music instrument he’s created to go with a playstation and he both presented and played for us! In our PechaKucha break the audience could enjoy posters from all over the world exhibited in the hall and of course buy a beer, coffee and cake in the studentsbar. And graphic designer Adam Hansel had placed free posters to grab on the tables. First presenter after the break was Elizabeth Jochum is an Assistant Professor of Art and Technology at Aalborg University.  She has a BA from Wellesley College and an MA/PhD from the University of Colorado Boulder. Elizabeth is the co-founder of the Robot Culture and Aesthetics research group at the University of Copenhagen.  Her research focuses on how to design robots that are as fascinating as people. But as she started out saying: our best machines are made of sunshine J She gave us examples as to how the interaction between robots and actors and dancers can expand artistic experiences of theatre. Andreas Mathew has his own small company make both artistic projects and this project he called “Survivalskills”! Survivalskills is an interactive game the uses augmented reality - made for pupils in elementary school to create awareness and information about craftsmen educations.  Adam Hansel went slapstick presenting his desire of sharing the power of the poster with everyone and two students Allan Yde Enevoldsen and Grith Sandberg shared their thought and dreams regarding being educated in art and technology. Last came two other students Alf Andersen and Jean Francois Robin  talking about “Visual symphony”. Alf and Jean Francois had cooperated with Aalborg Symphony Orchestra to make visuals to a concert with Stravinskijs Firebird. We finished off with a small DJ concert in the hall and a lot of chit-chat and cosey happy people. Angd guess what: the rain had stopped outside J See ya at HUSET for a PechaKucha Night Aalborg #19 on December 9. 20.20 Thank you from Annette Scheibel cityorganizer of PechaKucha Night in Aalborg  

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An Appeal for Calm

"We're all staring at our phones rather than talking to eachother."In An Appeal for Calm from St. Neots, Vol. 1, Associate Technology Director at digital advertising agency R/GA London and semi-professional geek, Andy Hawkes talks about calm technology and why modern devices make and break the rules around calm technology. He delves into what makes an industrial designed product a success in the eyes of the individual, or a failure in the eyes of society.Put you device down for a moment and watch this interesting presentation. 

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Wearable Technology for All

"Usually what I make doesn't have much to do with what's on a runway."In "Wearable Technology for All" from Brooklyn Vol. 6, 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.

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Drawing from Technology, Illustrating from Life

"Put your hand up, the people who can't draw ... I want to ask these people: Can you make an egg? Can you write your name? Before you could that, you could draw."  If you know the vociferously talented illustrator Luis Mendo, you know just how many pages he fills daily with beautiful, lively drawings. In Drawing from Technology, Illustrating from Life from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 131, he shows off 20 drawings he made entirely on the iPad Pro, all with the Apple Pencil. As encouraging as ever, Luis shows us that everyone has the potential within themselves to draw — you just have to get out there and put pencil to paper (or iPad)!

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Art and Virtual Reality: Staging the Real with Accessible Technology

"How do you log off in the real life? How do I separate from my digital self? I think you have to be unconscious." In Art and Virtual Reality: Staging the Real with Accessible Technology from PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 11, Ronnie Clarke is an artist focusing in media and performance, whose current work addresses the body, the self and social relationships in physical and digital spaces.  Her talk brings art and accessible technology together to question what it means to be present and to really interact with one another.

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Humane Technology

"We would like to talk to you about our interest in the future of technology and how we can improve it by adjusting technology to humans rather than adjusting humans to technology." In "Humane Technology" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 149, Andrea & Andriana, design students from the Royal College of Art, London, have taken a cross cultural journey to Kyoto, Japan, exploring the unchartered territory between the realms of design and meditation. In collaboration with Shunkoin temple in Kyoto, using various creative techniques to amplify and augment breathing, they will attempt to enter and influence the subconscious state of being. Om ... ロンドンのロイヤル・カレッジ・オブ・アート(Royal College of Art)でデザインを学ぶAndrea&Andrianaさんは、デザインと瞑想の間で潜む未知の領域を探索するために、京都へのクロスカルチャーの旅を始めました。 京都の数かる中の寺院のひとつ、春光院と共同で、様々な創造的手法を駆使して呼吸を増強することで、潜在意識状態に与える影響を試みています。 オーム...