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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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Copywrong

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.

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'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. 

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Guilty Pleasures

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.

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Goats cheese and love

BY WES JARRELL & LESLIE COOPERBAND
@ VOL 2 ON JAN 30, 2010

Blessed are the cheese makers! Wes and Leslie from Prairie Fruits Farm talk cheese and goats! No Farmers - No Food! www.prairiefruits.com
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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.

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Designing Obama

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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Building in Haiti

BY MARK TAYLOR
@ VOL 2 ON JAN 30, 2010

Mark Taylor, an architect and teacher, takes us on a tour of his projects in Haiti and gives us hope for a better future.

 

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA Blog

Copywrong

Make art, not law. 
Nina Paley points out how people, as permeable information portals, are constantly subjected to anything and everything produced in the world. In "Copywrong" from PKN Champaign-Urban Vol. 14 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.

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