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

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Lezley Davidson

Education Sales Rep, Creative Arts Advocate, Curry's Art Store in Ontario

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. 

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Past Presentations of the Day

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Balance in the Life of An Architect

BY MICHAEL PFEFFER
@ 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.

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Leaping into Freelance Photography

BY BEN RAWSON
@ 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.

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Fly Fishing: More Than Fish

BY RAYMOND POFF
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 20, 2014

Raymon Poff knows that there is more to fishing than just catching fish. It is also about the experiences, the gear, and the people you are with. 

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Keeping Up with the Wind

BY CAMERON BECCARIO
@ VOL 116 ON JUL 30, 2014

After happening upon a website that displayed the United States' wind patterns visually one day, Cameron Beccario set out to do something even grander. 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.