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Industry of the Ordinary is a two-person art group that aims to explore and celebrate the commonness of everyday life as well as challenege the derogatory notions of the ordinary. Listen as the humorly talk about a few of their projects and reconsider what it means to be ordinary.
"Presentation of the Day" on July 14, 2014.
Janet Richmond dicusses how mental illness, in the late 1900s, was treated with a procedure called frontal lobotomy. She talks about the succes and many failures of the procedure and to her relief, and many of the audience's as well, how it is not practiced anymore.
Liz Neely is a maker addict. She creates things that have no purpose; only to see if she could make something out of her own imagination. She does not believe in the impossible and therefore challenges others to thing freely and create because no matter the lack of experience you may have nor how impossioble it may seem, it can be made.
Mark Campbell talks about the history of American-stlye architecture and its origins with a famous architect named Frank Lloyd Wright. Mark talks about how Wright's prairie style houses, that emphaises horizontally shaped houses, an open-planned interior, and copiuos glass windows, have had an empact on architects of the time and on the style of houses created today.
Are twitting, blogging, marketing and advertizing of the most importance when intorducing a creative project or product? To Mike Laurence, the above mentioned strategies are not as valuable as builidng a community. Mike talks in depth about how building a community for people to talk and build relationships has helped to advertize and market his computer game.
Can home be anywhere you want it to be? This may seem like an obvious question, but with work and multiplte belongs it may prove to be a challenge. Smith Schwartz and her husband had decided, since their jobs can be done from anywhere with a wifi connection, to sell their belongs and tavel around the world. They hope to change how people think about work and share their experiences with others.
Thomas Hussey talks about China's current growth in urbanization. Although there are several challenges, such as outdated buildings, over-engineered highways, and pollution to deal with, they hope to redevelop the city, connect cities together, and create new cities entirely that would come to be potential solutions to those probelms.
"Presentation of the Day" on May 6, 2014.
"The pride I felt for the rest of the day was unbelievable. We knew we were doing was right and strong and true."
In Campaigning for President Barack Obama from PechaKucha Night Chicago, Vol. 25, campaign design team. project manager Traci Wiletalks about her experience working on one of the most impassioned, innovative, and truly historical presidential campaigns in US history. She gives details full of humor, passion, and inspiration about her experiences such as many of the long nights of stress, eating and drinking (bourbon) in a noisy and smelly office. However, the rewards are repaid with grateful words and a hug by President Obama himself.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 14th, 2015.
Tom Tresser talks about the happening topic of tax increment finanaicing (TIF). Although it may not be the most engaging topic, the information that he has for the people of Chicago is important. By informing the commnuity of how tifs work and to give them the means to understand where their tax money is going, it brings the commnuity closer together and encourages them to voice their opinons on financial matters.