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19 OCT


We're back for Volume 6!

Doors at 630, Event at 820


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PechaKucha Night Brooklyn Vol 6!


Presenter list subject to change.


Featured Presentation

Jamie Bowen pokes fun at himself in this tale of his love of junk and human experiences! As he puts it, "..the thing with things is that the thing the thing represents is often more interesting than the thing".

Jamie is an award-winning comedian from New Zealand. He’s toured internationally in Europe, the UK, and Australia where he sold out the Sydney Opera House with Rhys Darby.  Having yet to gig in America he’s told us he's going to count tonight as his first in New York  - beaming in from Auckland, New Zealand. 


Living on the Less Dangerous Edge

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Darus Zahm wants to live in a world where Phish is always playing in elevators.  When he’s not off communing with nature, you can find him trying to bring the cool back to rollerblading here in Brooklyn.


Words about Swords

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Gabriel Lebec is a total nerd about swords. In this PK presentation, learn a little bit about how traditional swords are made!

Gabe earned a B.A. in Mathematics & Studio Art from Georgetown University, studied prehealth at New York University, and spent years in biomedical research. He now teaches software development at Fullstack Academy. He loves anything combining aesthetics & technics: typography, photography, Japanese swords, etc.

Visit bit.ly/jsword for more!


Dogs Dogs Dogs

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Steven Peterman loves dogs! He takes us through some of his most memorable foster dog experiences, the good, the bad, the gross! 

Steven is the founder and director of the world famous Sketchbook Project. He currently resides in Brooklyn with his wife of five years, Sara, and their very tolerant cat, Thrifty.

If interested in fostering dogs in the NYC area, check out the following website. Steven insists it will change your life:



Translating the Digital into the Physical World

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Jeff Donaldson takes us into his obsession with the glitch world - creating knits and woven fabrics generated by game consoles, websites, data backups, and viruses to create physical, and wearable items!

Jeff  is an artist and designer based in Maryland. In 2001 Donaldson began preparing video hardware to intentionally short-circuit. This practice is the foundation for his textile and surface design practice.


Intuitive Measures

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Selma Durand is an industrial designer focusing on simplifying complexity to create intuitive products and meaningful design experiences. As an industrial designer at IDEO in New York, she designs products, spaces, interactive experiences and is particularly attentive to users' everyday relationship with objects, focusing on the weight of our lives! Learn to measure with Selma!


A Comedian's Life

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Evan Berke takes us through his life and inspirations as a New York based stand-up comedian, producer, writer, and communications professional. Evan has trained with some of the brightest minds in comedy at both The Second City in Chicago and The Upright Citizens Brigade in New York. Evan just releaseed his most recent project, ROARING 20s.


Not Taking No for an Answer

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Drew Angus is a singer and songwriter living in Brooklyn trying to figure out what the hell life is really all about. Listen to his story about not taking "NO" for an answer!


From Churches to Hip Hop..Becoming Famous in Bushwick

@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

Jimmy Cee takes us on a journey of how he founded his own artist collective. 

Famous In Bushwick is a collective group of artists and individuals that live and work in the Bushwick community of Brooklyn. It was founded by local DJ; Jimmy Cee (The Gent) two years ago in partnership with Silky's Skateshop & Gr33n Cl3an and Gold Street Collective. The nucleus has grown to include Trip and Trap, and Napkinkilla. Famous in Bushwick specializes in production, events, and visual media. They are expert peer influencers in lifestyle.



Shaping Space and Realities

"What I find funny is the idea that doomsday preppers think they can inoculate themselves from effects of an apocalypse by collecting things we have manufactured in the last 100 years to protect themselves from the future, but in fact what we need more are tools and solutions to overcome the quandary that the demise of our species is at our own hands."

In Shaping Space and Realities from PechaKucha Night Brooklyn Vol. 4, self-proclaimed design evangelist, educator, and promoter of play Lauren Slowik explores the infinite possibilities of shaping space and realities with advancing 3-d printing technology to create new physical connections. Join her as she goes deep into the rabbit hole of how our future can be reimagined with a shift in thinking. 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Emma Exley

    Emma is a Brooklyn-based artist, educator, and scuba diver.

  • Ash Ryan

    Developer in NYC and other fun.

  • Kristen Smith

    Kristen Smith is Director of FabCafe NYC with 4+ years of experience in the maker community. After graduating from University of Colorado, Kristen gained experience in public engagement at the Denver Art Museum and MoMA in New York. Following New York, Kristen moved to Milwaukee where she led a team of makers to develop and launch the Kohl’s Design It! Lab in partnership with Kohl’s Cares. Since 2010, this program has received $4M in grants and reached an audience of 480,000+ participants. She has been spending the past six weeks touring around Asia visiting FabCafe Tokyo, FabCafe Hong Kong, FabCafe Taipei, and FabCafe Bangkok. Following this trip, Kristen will return to NYC to launch FabCafe NYC.

  • Wenson Tsai

    dev, musician, human being being human

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