City Focus: Chicago

For our City Focus this week, we return to one of our more vibrant -- and veteran -- series, and that's the one in Chicago, with the latest batch of presentations published coming from last month's Vol. 32.

Creative 20/20 Vision

Make sure you have creative 20/20 vision by attending New Orleans' PechaKucha Night Vol. 15 on February 3 (see full poster here). You'll find more PKN flyers/posters over at our Tumblr.

Architectural Archives

The American Institute of Architects Channel on our site continues to grow with content, with the presentation archives now including the two sessions that took place at the AIA Convention 2013, here and here.

Presentation of the Day

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Sharon Exley

Procurer of Art, Beauty & Curiosity, Fun Finders in Chicago

Creativity is a place you and your child should go. 

Sharon Exley presents a top ten of how to nurture creativity, challenge, adventure and more in children, which shows why apples don't fall far from trees (via her own brave and artful explorer Emma).
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Past Presentations of the Day

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Universal Grey Matter

BY JULIE FREW
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 23, 2014

“I love brains — not in a zombie sort of way — I love discovering how they work.”

Occupational therapist Julie Frew explores a thought: science can be interpreted as very bleak, but also full of hope. She draws parallels between the human brain and our vast universe.

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Photography Comes First

BY NORA BIBEL
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 07, 2014

“These are quiet, concentrated, and precise images seemingly of everyday scenes, but in fact these are staged moments suspended in time.”

Photography has taken Nora Bibel all over the world: Vietnam, Myanmar, Germany and more. Nora speaks about her beautiful portrait work, books, and exhibitions that have made up her work. She tells us her themes are utopia, social change, home, memories, and more.

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If You Give a Crab a Castle

BY AKI INOMATA
@ VOL 120 ON DEC 16, 2014

Artist Aki Inomata shares her recent work, that includes the use of 3D-printed art pieces, creating "shelters" for hermit crabs to highlight her chosen theme.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 23, 2015.

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MALK

BY NOBLE ROBINETTE
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 11, 2014

Three years ago my brothers and I got together to work on our first short film together; It was for the 48 Hour Film Festival in Asheville. If you're not sure how the 48 Hour Film Festival works, you essentially show up on a Friday night, draw a genre out of a hat, are given a character, prop and line of dialogue and then have 48 hours to make and turn in the film. It's a stressful but very fun way to spend the weekend. Our film that year, MALK, went on to win the Audience Choice Award as well as best use of genre, Mockumentary. 

It was the story of group of guys who in an effort to feel a stronger bond with their children, began lactating. They formed the Male Lactation Koalition, or Malk for short.

The film was a hit and we still get great comments on it to this day. Since then we've gone on to win the Audience Choice award for the past two years with two separate films however the soft spot in our heart has always been for our first film together.

We then figured why do we only work together once a year for a weekend? Let's do something bigger.

This presentation would be about the start of our journey to turn our off-the-wall short film into a feature: MALK the movie. By far our most ambitious project yet, it would be a followup feature mockumentary that will tell the "where are they now" story of 5 guys who have turned their local lactation group into a worldwide movement. It will all be shot locally around Knoxville, Asheville and Bristol and will be a great way to gather our friends, family as well as every new crew connection we've made through the past few years. Just three brothers trying to make a movie while still trying to live our everyday lives. 

 

"Presentation of the Day" on January 22, 2015.

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