City Focus: Atlanta

This week's "City Focus" travels to Atlanta, Georgia, where a look at the city page reveals a growing archive of fantastic presentations, assuring that the city's creative scene is properly celebrated. Atlanta's PechaKucha Night Vol. 23 is set for August 24.

PechaKucha Night Posters

Here we are again to highlight the latest batch of fantastic PechaKucha Night posters being produced the world over, which are collected on our poster Tumblr. The example you see above is part of the fantastic series of posters that has been produced by Buenos Aires over the years.

PechaKucha in Brooklyn

We've had a PechaKucha Night series in New York for years now, but we've expanded a bit in one of the boroughs, with last week's PKN Brooklyn Vol. 1. Pictured above, the team behind the series, along with MC -- and longtime PKN Chicago organizer -- Peter Exley.

Presentation of the Day


Eddo Stern

Artist and Game Designer, UCLA Design Media Arts in Los Angeles

Artist, game designer, and UCLA Design|Media Arts professor Eddo Stern discusses a number of the projects he has worked on both personally, and in collaboration with his students. Here he shows off three projects in varying stages of development: a sensory deprivation game that uses haptic and audio feedback, a role-playing game that involves an audience of players using motion technology, and a hand-drawn game that incorporates elements of theater. 


Past Presentations of the Day


Ecological Sculpture: Patterns in Nature

@ VOL 21 ON APR 11, 2014

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. This work has recently received a Puffin Foundation Grant and has been exhibited in New York, Chicago, and as far a field as Bulgaria. 


The Roots of Innovation

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 06, 2014

Lezley Davidson speaks on the absolute necessity of the arts in our daily lives. She makes the argument that most science and mathematics would have never seen the light of day had inventive individuals not been creative thinkers to begin with. The roots of innovation therefore can be found in the creative arts. 


Balance in the Life of An Architect

@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

Mike Pfeffer, AIA Chicago member and winner of the 2014 national AIA Young Architect Award, has spent almost three months in the air flying between Chicago and China in the past six years.  He talks about what this entails in his job as Managing Director of SOM in Chicago.


Leaping into Freelance Photography

@ VOL 4 ON JUL 18, 2014

Ben Rawson speaks about his experiences working for various companies until he decided to take a big leap and follow his passsion. Ben is now a freelance photographer and this presentation is about some of the work he has done and what he hopes to do in the future.