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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Ellen ter Gast

Program Developer, Arts & Sciences, iArts

Bold Ethics

PRESENTED ON DEC 09, 2014
IN MAASTRICHT @ VOL 24

What do Eve and boxing coach Frankie Dunn, the character played by Clint Eastwood in Million Dollar baby, have in common? Why should we acknowledge Eve as the founding mother of ethical reasoning?

In her talk about the importance of ethical heroism Ellen ter Gast introduces the concept of bold ethics. She argues that bold ethics is of key importance for the management of complex issues in 21st century and illustrate that Eve was much more than the woman who took a bite from the forbidden fruit. She was the first true moral hero.

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Past Presentations of the Day

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Nurturing Your Child's Creativity

BY SHARON EXLEY
@ VOL 32 ON DEC 02, 2014

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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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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