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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!

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Save the Children

BY RONALD THOMAS GRATEROL
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 05, 2013

A strong believer in the idea that action matters is Venezuelean lawyer Ronald Thomas Graterol. He talks about the importance of improving conditions for children all over the world, and how you can contribute with your time through volunteer work for Save the Children.

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From Grim to Grins

BY ERIC ADJETEY ANANG
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 05, 2013

Eric Adjetey Anang, a carpenter and artist, exhibits his coffin work all over the world. Yes, you read that correctly -- coffins -- but his are made as artistic references either to who the person as they lived or to his/her spirit animal. Humour, colorfulness, playfulness and political statements are often the subject matter here. Eric questions the necessity of leaving life only in sorrow, and encourages the celebration of a full life.

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Occupying Utopia

BY BONG DELFIN
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 05, 2013

Painter and au pair Bong Delfin currently lives in Kerteminde Fyn, where he has been elected as artist of the year. Bong takes us through his poetic, imaginary painting universe that contains strong statements and insightful commentary on societal issues.

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Storby Story

BY LARS PANK
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 05, 2013

Aalborg's visionary street artist and graphic illustrator, Lars Pank, takes you on a journey into his imaginative universe. Lars talks about his latest art projects, inspiration, and experiences working together with other artists.

"Presentation of the Day" on September 4, 2014.

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Distributing Organic Vegetables

BY TROELS KNUDSEN
@ VOL 14 ON SEP 20, 2013

During the day Troels Knudsen studies politics and administration at Aalborg University. As a volunteer he is one of the main forces of Aalborg Fødevareselskab where they distribute local organic vegetables. (In Danish)

http://youtu.be/6bDkmtfbeHQ

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Energy-efficient Architecture

BY MICHAEL LAURING
@ VOL 14 ON SEP 20, 2013

Michael Lauring is as Associate Professor at Aalborg University's Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology. Michael tells us about the ideas that his architecture students have for energy-efficient designs. He also shows us a shopping center that his students made for the sustainability festival. (In Danish)

http://youtu.be/nnzdgLs9naU

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The Making of an Energy-efficient Car

BY ESBEN HOLM
@ VOL 14 ON SEP 20, 2013

In the future there will be more of us and we will be driving more. The transportation industry is the biggest energy consumer. Esben Holm and his team work towards reducing this energy consumption by creating a very energy-efficient car.

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Satellite Builders

BY JENS FREDERIK DALSGAARD NIELSEN
@ VOL 12 ON APR 10, 2013

Jens Dalsgaard, a professor at Aalborg University, is a passionate researcher and teacher. He believes in learning not only through theory but also through playing and hands-on building as important building-blocks of education. This presentation is based on the experience of how he made a satellite for surveying ships at sea near Greenland with engineering students at Aalborg University.

 

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Art & Technology - PechaKucha Night Aalborg #18

It's been a while since our last blog post - but that doesn't mean there hasn't been a lot of PechaKucha in Aalborg - just been busy making things happen - and we still are! :-) Last years international PechaKucha at IMAGES Festival in Karolinelunden had an audience of 150 in the tent and held the amazing synergy, when PechaKucha Nights are the best and it was followed by a small PechaKucha at a local Sustainability Festival on the international PechaKucha Night only 14 days after. We connected to Tokyo in the midst of technical cacaphonia of voices from everywhere and we managed to say a short hello Tokyo and we had a cosey event at KUL Nordkraft. In october we returned to our base at HUSET and went Twin Peaks themish in "The owls are not what they seem..." and had great presenters finishing the night off poetically with Frederik Bøgh Andersens . In february 2014 we finished a great event with a small concert all for free of course. In june we took the PechaKucha Night Aalborg #17 to a reconstructed ferry and made it a floating cultural event at Plagen – om:form and beautifully the idea of reconstructing the ferry to a culturalvenue was presented at a PechaKucha Night February 2013. Amazing to be able to follow a great idea to be reality through amazing work of two architects and volunteers.
And now to the essense of present: last tuesday we returned to the harbour and went ashore in the fabulous new Aalborg University building for art & technology and architecture and design made by Henning Larsen Architects just next to Musikkens Hus. Almost 200 people found their way through the buildingsite and rain to the new auditorium. This PechaKucha was organized as a close collarboration between the art & technology faculty and the culturalhouse HUSET - and its been great fun to work with Julia Spicina - who also created the beautiful poster and Jacob Borrits Sabra. The programme was opened by Stahl Stenslie artist, professor and head of the faculty – with an amazing presentation of “Haptic art”. Stahl works with installations that involve interactive art-suits that can give an extra dimension through creating touch from the suits. Lance Putnam is also a professor at art and technology and he presented us to “Harmonic pattern function” both from nature, how we perceive and react to it as humans and how to create it with computers and expand our consciousness of perception of the world – quite a mindblowing presentation! Lars Bonde is an artist and owns a small gallery for conceptual art called VÆG (WALL). Lars is in the middle of a fantastic muralproject in Aalborg where 10 artists from all over the world have been invited to make artworks on walls in the city picked out together with the cityarchitect. Signe Højmark is projectmanager of a new landartart project and festival called LANDSHAPE here in Nordjylland and she presented the ideas of both inviting artists to make great works and to invite the public in to create landart. Morten Poulsen is educated musician from the conservatory here in Aalborg and is very passionate about music – especially drumming! He was here to present a new music instrument he’s created to go with a playstation and he both presented and played for us! In our PechaKucha break the audience could enjoy posters from all over the world exhibited in the hall and of course buy a beer, coffee and cake in the studentsbar. And graphic designer Adam Hansel had placed free posters to grab on the tables. First presenter after the break was Elizabeth Jochum is an Assistant Professor of Art and Technology at Aalborg University.  She has a BA from Wellesley College and an MA/PhD from the University of Colorado Boulder. Elizabeth is the co-founder of the Robot Culture and Aesthetics research group at the University of Copenhagen.  Her research focuses on how to design robots that are as fascinating as people. But as she started out saying: our best machines are made of sunshine J She gave us examples as to how the interaction between robots and actors and dancers can expand artistic experiences of theatre. Andreas Mathew has his own small company make both artistic projects and this project he called “Survivalskills”! Survivalskills is an interactive game the uses augmented reality - made for pupils in elementary school to create awareness and information about craftsmen educations.  Adam Hansel went slapstick presenting his desire of sharing the power of the poster with everyone and two students Allan Yde Enevoldsen and Grith Sandberg shared their thought and dreams regarding being educated in art and technology. Last came two other students Alf Andersen and Jean Francois Robin  talking about “Visual symphony”. Alf and Jean Francois had cooperated with Aalborg Symphony Orchestra to make visuals to a concert with Stravinskijs Firebird. We finished off with a small DJ concert in the hall and a lot of chit-chat and cosey happy people. Angd guess what: the rain had stopped outside J See ya at HUSET for a PechaKucha Night Aalborg #19 on December 9. 20.20 Thank you from Annette Scheibel cityorganizer of PechaKucha Night in Aalborg
 

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