PechaKucha Presentation

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David Thomas

Educator, Artist, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago & Columbia College Chicago in Chicago

A Philosopher, An Architect and His Plans

PRESENTED ON MAR 07, 2017
IN CHICAGO @ VOL 41

David Thomas spins a yarn about a philosopher and an architect.

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An Architect with a Camera

BY DALE WEISS
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 04, 2012

PKN Williamsburg organizer Dale Weiss is an architect who also has an eye for photography. This is a collection of some of his favorite non-building photographs and what makes these photos special to him.

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Philosophy in Illustration

BY JEAN HOLLYWOOD
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 07, 2013

Jean Hollywood talks about how illustration is used to tell a story, to throw around ideas, and to express onself. Philosophy can be used in illustration to provoke thought about controversial topics and things that people generally do not think about.

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Curse of the Architect

BY DALE WEISS
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 15, 2013

What is this Curse of the Architect? Dale Weiss explains it as the challenge architects put on themselves to always improve on their designs. Dale turns his architect's curse on croquet sets and shows us that if architects are not feared, but set free to create, amazing things can happen.

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Intellect Begets Art

BY ERIC FORMAN
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 03, 2013

Eric Forman has worked for the past 13 years at the experimental intersection of art and design. He uses his background in philosophy and technology to create interactive sculptures, robots, and other installations which incorporate a combination of organic and biological concepts.  

"Presentation of the Day" on February 26, 2014.

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Balance in the Life of An Architect

BY MICHAEL PFEFFER
@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

Mike Pfeffer, AIA Chicago member and winner of the 2014 national AIA Young Architect Award, has spent almost three months in the air flying between Chicago and China in the past six years.  He talks about what this entails in his job as Managing Director of SOM in Chicago.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 19, 2014. 

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The Essence of Life

BY JOSE GOMEZ
@ VOL 22 ON FEB 11, 2015

Artist and philosopher Jose Gomez explains the essence of life through his artworks and other artworks that inspire him.

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Crapemurder

BY PHIL MCDADE
@ VOL 8 ON AUG 13, 2015

Phil McDade gives a humorous presentation on the tendency to go a little too far with pruning one of Jackson's favorite trees, the crape myrtle. As only a landscape architect can, he brings the madness to light. Come visit with Phil and hear his “porch philosophy” and thoughts about why crape myrtle trees are fine just as they are!

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With Whimsy and Grace

BY DANNY WALTON
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 08, 2016

With whimsy and grace, Danny Walton weaves us through his artist philosophy as mystically as the art it produces. Featuring local and personal photography, Danny invites us to enjoy the wonder and inspiration creativity can bring to conventional photography, as well as the potential of what straying from the conventional can produce.

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Auroras in Photography

BY JOSEPH MICHAEL
@ VOL 7 ON JUN 24, 2017

Joseph Michael looks at the creation and impact of Auroras through his photography.