NEXT EVENT VOL 18
Join us for an evening of diverse and engaging stories told in just 6 minutes and 40 seconds each. You won't want to miss it!
Doors open 7:45 pm
Possible Mature Content 18+
A huge THANK YOU to our sponsors: Anna Longworth Photography, Busey Bank, [co][lab], Crystal Entertainment, Dixon Graphics, Pens to Lens, Prosource, Urbana’s Market at the Square, and WPCD 88.7 Parkland.
PKN C-U Vol. 18 will feature eight unique presentations:
Eric Benson & Megan Diddie: Pulp, Sweat, and Beers
Karen Carney: City Chickens
Mac Condill: Cucurbits In All Their Glory
Ed Glaser: The Psychedelic Version of "Godzilla" You’ve Never Seen
Mamie Hobbs & Sophie Roney: Embody Love: Changing The Way We Talk About Beauty in C-U
John Isberg: "The Ghost Cowboy" Documentary on Belief, Ability and Ghosts
Jack Marck: Why I Fly
Terry Welker: You Are Here
WCIA's Drew Wilder will host as emcee for the evening.
See you there!
BY NINA PALEY
@ VOL 14
ON DEC 06, 2013
Nina Paley points out how, people, as permeable information portals, are constantly subjected to anything and everything produced in the world. Due to copyright laws, we often have less say over which ideas enter our heads, than what goes out. The solution, for Nina, is to simply ignore these copyright laws. She declared sovereignty over her own mind a few years ago and will never surrender it again. She encourages everyone to make art, not law.
"Presentation of the Day" on June 24, 2014.
'Sno Hassle at All
BY SNO HASSLE
@ PECHAKUCHA URBAN INNOVATION MONTH
ON APR 01, 2014
Universtity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students Jay Mulakala, Ricardo Pierre-Louis, and Albert Callahan were bothered by an issue common to many college campuses -- where to store one's bike when the term comes to an end? The three of them developed an enterprising solution to this issue with Snohassle: a simple yet innovative bike storage service.
BY STEVE JAROS
@ VOL 9
ON APR 07, 2012
Steve Jaros takes a few moments to drop some metaphorical truth bombs, and address some issues surrounding the books, movies, games, and tv shows we consume. In so few words, he makes the argument that we ought not feel guilty about things that entertain us, with the stipulation that we don't hurt someone else in the process.
"Presentation of the Day" on June 17, 2013.
The Magic Hour
BY ANDY WARFEL
@ VOL 2
ON JAN 30, 2010
Many people came out to support PechaKucha for Haiti and gave very special glimpses in to their lives and and work. Andy Warfel chose to give us a brief show of some of his design work, his appreciation for changes in light, and how they have influenced some of his builds.
"Presentation of the Day" on June 22, 2013.
BY SCOTT THOMAS
@ VOL 2
ON JAN 30, 2010
When Scott Thomas first met Barack Obama in 2007, the junior senator's web presence was suffering from a lack of consistency; there were, as he says, "37 different typefaces", and, about "416 different colors of blue" could be found throughout the site.
In his presentation, Scott takes us through the process of not only designing a political campaign, but changing the way politics are played in the 21st century.
He speaks on the power the web has to shrink our world; how far-away issues become our own when viewing and interacting with people across the country, around the globe. For the first time in American history we had a candidate addressing the people through live-streamed video rather than radio or television.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 22, 2013.
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About the City's Organizers
I'm a designer, fitness fanatic, and domestic architecture geek who loves to ponder the idea of home.
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I'm an artist who's been thinking many queer thoughts.