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04 NOV

NEXT EVENT VOL 10

Back for the final of the year, PKN is once again proud to be part of the awesome NEoN Digital Arts Festival, which is where PKN first started out back in November 2011.

If you’ve not been to Pecha Kucha Night Dundee before, then all we can say is come along and try it out. PKN is part of a massive global network, which you can find out more about here. You get to hear from around 12 diverse individuals who speak about whatever they like, and it’s a speedy format – presenters have 20 images and 20 secs per image – so just under 7 mins, which means you hear a lot of interesting, though-provoking, often inspiring stuff.

At PKN we also have a regular ‘spread the word’ feature, giving anyone the chance to grab the mic and shout out the events and opportunities that you have got coming up…

We’re also really pleased to have Drop in and Play showcasing the best local games, run in association with DCA; and Ms Battenberg’s Travelling Tea Room joining us at this next event, who will be dishing out free cake!

A huge thanks to designer Sooz Gordon and photographer Julie Christie for the great PKN artwork.

Take a look at the previous PKNs and watch videos of the presentations here. Get your tickets below, as they go fast!

PECHA KUCHA NIGHT – VOL 10

Date: Tuesday 4th November 2014

Time: 7 – 10pm  (event kicks off at 7.20pm)

Place: Bonar Hall, Park Place, Dundee, DD1 1PB

Tickets: £5 - Must be booked in advance (to pay ondoor, click ‘Show other payment options’ under the big green ‘Order Now’ button when booking ticket)

Event hashtag: #PKN_DND

 

Presenters include: 

Anthony Baxter is the award-winning director of You’ve Been Trumped, also produced by Montrose Pictures, which was named best documentary of 2012 by Mark Kermode of the BBC, and which won 10 other awards around the world, including the at the Hamptons International Film Festival. The film was released theatrically in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada and Australia, and played on the BBC 2 to large audiences (well over a million viewers), and later on Netflix, and also on television and cable in the United States, Canada, Sweden, Israel, New Zealand, Australia and other countries. The film was the subject of favourable reviews and coverage in all British broadsheet newspapers, and also the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Village Voice, and Variety in America. It was one of the last films reviewed by the late Roger Ebert, who gave it the thumbs up. Baxter also has numerous credits as a director and producer on Channel 4 and the BBC. @antbaxter  @adgmovie @trumpedmovie

Anthea Reid runs Food on Friday, a charity which has been based in the East End of Dundee for 8 years. They support and educate the poorest families within the community to cook, garden and increase activity, to increase physical and mental well-being. Over a year they help and work with around 600 people. Food on Friday has hit a funding block and only has 2 months to survive. The impact on the community will be devastating, so Anthea has been working hard to raise awareness of their great work and successes to date. @FoodOnFriday

Matt Peacock is an independent consultant, researcher, project developer and part-time music promoter. He works across a number of areas including business planning, enterprise, property development, and has a particular interest in innovation environments, the cultural and creative industries and the cross-over with urban regeneration. He works for public and private sector clients around UK, and sometimes internationally. Matt lives in his native Medway, Kent where it is still possible to buy a house. @mattypeacock

Akiko Kobayashi - Escaped South Londoner Akiko runs an architecture practice which has evolved into facilitating community led development in the built environment. Through Assemble Collective Self Build CIC, she designs ways for groups of self builders to explore the potential of their proposals, communicate their vision and gain practical skills to develop self-efficacy. Other current ventures include a temporary brownfield adventure playground, a Good For Nothing hack event and getting architecture students working on building sites. @AkikoMaK and projects: @AssembleCSB@GFNEdinburgh.

Ross Middlemiss is a Dundee based musician, recording engineer and cake fanatic. Having previously played in bands like Juliet Kilo and Pensioner, he is currently a member of Terrafraid and Stonethrower, as well as performing as a solo musician under the name Little Anchors. He has been recording and mixing bands since 2007, in a variety of locations in and around Dundee. Most recently, Ross has been providing musical support and tuition as a voluntary youth worker with the Hot Chocolate Trust. @toiletbag

Nora O’ Murchú is a new media art curator, and designer. She produces events, exhibitions, gigs and talks at the intersection of art, technology and design. She is currently course director of Digital Media Design at the University of Limerick. @norette

Martin Baillie is a Designer of Things based in Edinburgh and made in Dundee, providing creative solutions for organisations small, medium and large. Recent projects include work for V&A Museum of Design Dundee, Edinburgh Art Festival, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Chemikal Underground and Dunoon Film Festival amongst others. @mrbaillie

Yann Seznec is an artist and musician based in Edinburgh. His work focuses on sound, interfaces, and performance, with occasional detours into projects about public transport. @amazingrolo

Heather Cassidy is a theatre maker, facilitator and arts engagement specialist working in youth, education and community contexts. As a freelancer, she has worked with mums and babies of a few weeks old up to first time performers at the grand age of 76, in over 600 schools and in every area of Scotland apart from the Western Isles … yet! Heather currently works as part of the Creative Learning team at Dundee Rep Theatre as their Education, Skills and Training Facilitator, developing and delivering a range of projects for people of all ages, including their growing Creative Pathways programme which offers work experience opportunities and hands-on practical placements. @heatherfcassidy @dundeerep

Richard Clifford is Director of MAKLab and trained as an architect at Strathclyde University and the Swiss Federal Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. He has worked with prestigious architects in a range of sectors, before establishing MAKLab in 2012. He has taught architecture and design related topics across the UK, and is involved in a wide range of projects and organisations. Through MAKLab, Richard and his team are exploring ways in which digital prototyping technologies and personal manufacturing processes can impact the lives of people and inform the ways in which we think about architecture, products, devices, materials and waste. @themaklab

Graham Black swapped Scotland for Hawai’i for 8 years to work for an award winning small preservation and restoration architecture firm. It was in Hawai’i where he attended his first Pecha Kucha evening, found his passion for photography, and stalked the Scottish actor from the TV show “Lost.”  Graham continues to work for his Hawaiian firm via the cloud whilst also exploring other creative opportunities.  He recently created the Social Media for Arbroath FC which he runs and regularly contributes photographs and reports for the Arbroath Herald. @graham_black

Oliver HV Mezger is an experimental film-maker and digital artist. He studied at Glasgow School of Art and now lives and works in Edinburgh. He creates work in a variety of media – 16mm film, digital video, slides, flick-books, knitting, concrete poetry, sound and through musical collaborations. His most recent film ‘Air Sgàth Margaret Tait’ (2014) reflects on the significance of Margaret Tait’s film ‘The Big Sheep’ (1966) and his relationship to it, over the time he spent in the village of Helmsdale, Sutherland, in the Far North-East of Scotland.

Dr Sara Robertson is a Lecturer and Researcher in Craft Innovation and Smart Materials at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee. Sara’s research focuses on materials and technology through a broad, colourful and futuristic lens. She manipulates thermochromic, photochromic and hydrochromic materials, which she uses to innovate across design and craft practice. @popupworkshop 

Mark Daniels is a curator interested in smart spaces and responsive environments. He trained as an architect at Kingston University before completing the MA Art as Environment at Manchester Metropolitan University. He was the inaugural Director at Northern Architecture where he curated a diverse range of subjects including love hotels, sitooteries and science fiction cinema. As International Co-ordinator he was responsible for the look and feel of the 2004 Liverpool Biennial. An increasing interest in new media led him to Folly in Lancaster, and now New Media Scotland in 2008. He was Creative Director the Inspace laboratory at the University of Edinburgh from 2009 to 2014. He is Chair of the Alt-w Fund which supports artists & technologists in Scotland to make new work. He is based in Edinburgh and loves a little set jetting. @mediascot

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Featured Presentation

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Euan Gray

The Importance of Huts

PRESENTED ON FEB 28, 2012
IN DUNDEE @ VOL 2

Huts are no longer nostalgic relics of the past. Euan Gray shows us how huts are not only important as a shelter from the harshness of mother nature, but how they've become fully-functional contemporary works of archtecture. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 5, 2013.

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Game Making Across the Spectrum

BY DANNY PARKER
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 28, 2012

Danny Parker has been making his own games since childhood. In this presentation he walks us through his video gaming journey, encouraging us to make more games ourselves. 

"Presentation of the Day" on September 4, 2013.

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Designing Cakes

BY MHAIRI WILD
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 26, 2013

Mhairi Wild talks about design, and more specifically, the craft of making cakes. She looks at some of her recipes and processes, and the importance of balance between flavors, the consistency of the cake and icing, and the design elements of the cake’s decoration.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 23, 2013.

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What I Learned from Doctor Who

BY JONATHAN BALDWIN
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 26, 2013

Jonathan Baldwin talks about growing up in the 1970s, and the important role Doctor Who played in his life. He relates some of the lessons he learned, and how the Doctor aided his imagination and creativity, and led him to become the man he is today.

 "Presentation of the Day" on May 27, 2013.
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Dundee as City of Culture

BY BRYAN BEATTIE
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 26, 2013

Bryan Beattie, the director of Creative Services Scotland, talks about the city of Dundee, and the process of creating the proposal for Dundee’s bid to become the UK City of Culture 2017. He looks at how to reveal the most and the best of the creativity and culture in Dundee.

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Vivomotion

BY MHAIRI TOWLER
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 06, 2012

Mhairi Towler is founder and creative director of the animation production company, Vivomotion, based in Dundee. The company offers a service of bespoke animations for scientific communication. Mhairi integrates a background in science with animation skills in order to use visual and 3D methodologies to communicate science to a wider audience.

In her presentation, Mhairi explains how she has combined her passion for science and animation together into her business, Vivomotion.

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Who Runs the Arts in Scotland?

BY CLIVE GILLMAN
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 06, 2012

Clive Gillman works as Director of Dundee Contemporary Arts and has a background in making art using different kinds of technology. In his presentation, Clive has a thought provoking chat about who runs the arts in Scotland.

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Literary Dundee

BY ANNA DAY
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 06, 2012

Anna Day is the Director of Literary Dundee, and she is publishing manager of Dundee University Press and co-founded Playroom Press with her husband, Chris Collins. Chris is a book designer. The first Playroom Press book, Dundee 123, is a counting book for cool kids using Dundee's landmarks.

In their presentation, Anna and Chris chat about their love of all things lit and their new book, Dundee 123.

 

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