City Focus: Liège

For our City Focus this week, we head to Belgium and share a fresh batch of presentations in French from the city of Liège, which held its very first PechaKucha Night back in November.

Ride the Wave

Hope on a wave and surf your way over to the next PechaKucha Night in Gisborne, the city's Vol. 23 -- visit the event page for more details, and to see the full poster. You'll find more PKN flyers/posters over at our Tumblr.

Big and Green

The PechaKucha Night series in Lima was recently host to what it described as a "Mega PechaKucha Night," as a pre-event to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 20) to share some amazing eco-projects. Read about it here.

Presentation of the Day

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Aki Inomata

アーティスト (Artist) in Tokyo

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.

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Past Presentations of the Day

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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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Projection: Earth in 2100

BY MATTHEW BROWN
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 10, 2013

Professor Matthew Brown gives us a hard look at facts of where Earth is headed in the next 100 years. Matthew shows us that, without a doubt, people are the cause of climate change.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 21, 2015.

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Evolution of Architectural Visualization

BY DAVID PAYNE
@ VOL 31 ON DEC 04, 2014

Invent Dev's CEO, David Payne, explores the history, present and future of architectural visualization, which has been used to communicate the art and function of architecture and design over the ages.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 20, 2015.

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Fire & Sky & Life

BY GARETH WYNN–WILLIAMS
@ VOL 22 ON DEC 12, 2014

“At the end of their lives, these stars celebrated their achievements by hurling life-giving elements into space, in a gently expanding display of intense, nebula beauty.”

Retired Professor of Astronomy from the University of Hawaii Gareth Wynn-Williams speaks about the stars and the universe. Gareth shows us what 34 years of fantastic astronomy lectures condensed to 6 min 40 sec results in.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 19, 2015.

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