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“The goal is to try and make commentary on sociopolitical issues– things I see happening in the news.”

In "Island Time Machine" from PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol. 24Culture Shocka shares his creative and culturally driven graphic design work. In his pieces, he utilizes a Modern and Minimalist-inspired approach, mixing equal parts of Cartoon and Graphic Design influences. 

"It's a bit embarrassing to talk about the tools like this, but this comes back to, after using 1000's of cameras, what I think the best camera is. I think the best camera is...."

What's the best camera ever made? Notorious photography hack and noted local yokel, Brian Scott Peterson ought to know. After all, in the course of 20 years of making photos, nearly 1000 cameras and lenses, have passed through his possession. In "The Best Camera" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 132, he shares some musings on the most treasured of his arguably modest collection, focussing in on the very best one.

 

"Beautify your own life."

In "Art En Vivo" from PechaKucha Night El Paso Vol. 13, Jonathan Childress talks about Art En Vivo, a weekly live screen printing project hosted by Proper Printshop. Its aim is to promote the craft of printmaking, empower artists, and engage the community to engage with art. The project will feature 52 artists in 2016 and travel the world beginning in 2017.

"There’s no better way to find adventure than to get lost!”

In "The Traveling Photographer" from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 24, Professional photographer Darren Arthur shares his incredible stories of traveling to exotic locations, professionally or during his free time. Be prepared to be amazed by his masterful photos of both beautiful people and places.

 

"It was just all starting to become so tangible to me that I was probably somewhere where I should not be." 

In "A Trip to North Korea" from PechaKucha Night Sault Ste. Marie Vol. 1, Heather Douglas shares her remarkable experience in traveling from Seoul to North Korea and how it changed her overall perspective on North Korean society. 

"I see maps in everything."

In "Hand-Drawn Plausible Fictitious Maps" from PechaKucha Night Huntsville Vol. 3David Nuttall shares his lifelong passion -- creating fictitious maps! Stemming from his childhood, drawing maps has led him to many creative projects, including drawing them on people! What will David do next? 

 

“What you use influences what you create. I say, take that into consideration, try putting down the MacBook, pull out a notebook, and get your Hemingway on.”

In "Analog Creation in a Digital World" from Pechakucha Night Salt Lake City Vol. 16, Writer Tyson Call talks about his appreciation for a typewriter he received as a gift and how it opened up a whole new perspective on the creative process.


In honor of World Food Day:

"It's art on a plate... it's a different art form."

In "Why I Love Photographing Food" from PechaKucha Night Christchurch Vol. 25, Food photographer Meredith Dyer explains why she loves photographing food in ten reasons. Spoiler alert, some of the most exciting parts are the people! 

In honor of International Day of Rural Women:

"These days, arts and artists are mostly urban, this is not news, but whenever things are brought from the wilderness to the country, to the city, they are brought to make a point."

In "Rural Arts Activism" from PechaKucha Night Halifax Vol. 21, Associate Professor at NSCAD University Karin Cope presents the many creative opportunities in Halifax to explore the arts to enhance the lives of the members of her rural community. 

Karen is a poet, sailor, photographer, videographer, writer, activist, and blogger. Her publications include scholarly works (Passionate Collaborations: Learning to Live with Gertrude Stein,) popular histories (Casting a Legend: The Story of the Lunenburg Foundry), poetry (What we’re doing to stay afloat), short stories, and substantial blogs. A founding member of Art and Activism at NSCAD, Cope is also a community activist on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia. 

 

"I want to destabilize the viewer in relation to the work."

In "Confined Architectural Space and Psychological Unease" from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 14, artist, sculpture, and professor, Gary Sczerbaniewicz shares his practice involving an insatiable fascination with interior architectural spaces that evoke a sense of psychological unease. This compulsion toward an aesthetics of anxiety leads him to fabricate confined space environments which include-scale shifts-using architectural models seamlessly blended into full-sized structures - into which the viewer is invited to physically enter and explore.

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