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12 MAY

NEXT EVENT VOL 19

Doors at 6:30

Presentations at 7:20

Poster Designer: Jesse and Lauren Wagner of Nathana

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Featured Presentation

Nichole McMinn shares her story, learning to face her fears and push herself in what she loves. A discussion of the struggles of the creative mind, the challenges faced as a young artist, and the realizations reached during this pursuit. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 29, 2014.

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Half-Naked Painting

BY BEAUVAIS LYONS
IN KNOXVILLE

Beauvais Lyons offers an artistic, social, economic and political examination of “Des Nudas,” the bare–breasted, body-painted women who busk in Times Square. Themes include differentiation of naked and nude, the top-free movement and gender equality, historical and contemporary applications of body painting, freedom of speech and commerce, patriotism as a visual motif and art in public spaces.

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The Smarter Cities Partnership: Reimagining Knoxville’s Energy Future

BY ERIN GILL
IN KNOXVILLE

Erin Gill focuses on Smarter Cities Partnership efforts to dramatically advance energy efficiency in Knoxville through community engagement, education, and weatherization. 

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The Hive | The Benefit of Community, Creativity, and Risk

BY REBECCA RIDNER
IN KNOXVILLE

This is the story of Rebecca Ridner's desire for creativity produced a space and community for creative entrepreneurs in Knoxville, TN. 

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QED Comedy Laboratory

BY MATTHEW CHADOURNE
IN KNOXVILLE

QED Comedy Laboratory is an experimental comedy show in Knoxville, TN. Created in 2014 by Matt Chadourne and featuring the with a different theme every week combining stand-up, improv, sketch, music, etc. 

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Three Bears Coffee Co.

BY JEFF SCHEAFNOCKER
IN KNOXVILLE

Jeff Scheafnocker shares how Three Bears Coffee Company is focused on supporting the most conscientious coffee growers and roasting those coffees for the enjoyment of the greater Knoxville community. This is the story of how Three Bears came into being and where they're headed.

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Red Bird Water Kiosk

BY MICHELLE MOKRY
IN KNOXVILLE

Michelle Mokry shares about the experience of the building of a water dispensing structure with students over the 2015 Spring Break.  The location is in Red Bird Mission located in Clay County, KY. 

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The Not-So-Secrets of Oak Ridge

BY ALICE TAYLOR
@ VOL 17 ON NOV 12, 2015

“When I tell people what I do, they often say ‘oh, you must not be able to tell us anything about it, it must be top secret’. That is totally not true.”

In The Not-So-Secrets of Oak Ridge from PechaKucha Night Knoxville’s 17th volume, Alice Taylor provides some insight into what physicists are up to at the Lab. Most people in Knoxville know that some sort of science is happening in Oak Ridge, but they often don’t know what it's about and how it might one day impact their lives. She explains how the huge new facility - the Spallation Neutron Source -  helps explain weird materials like ferromagnets and superconductors. We enter the world of quantum mechanics to explain how we investigate the tiny, microscopic electrons which ultimately make a magnet stick to your fridge.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016.

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Knox : 682

BY KEITH KASEMAN
@ VOL 17 ON NOV 12, 2015

“The idea is that if we just use progressive design techniques and agile thinking that maybe we can reformat the city itself into new ideas of space.”

In Knox : 682 from PechaKucha Night Knoxville’s 17th volume, Keith Kaseman, founding partner of the architecture and design firm KBAS, shares his first 682 days as a professor at the University of Tennessee School of Architecture and Design and as a resident of Knoxville, TN.

 

KNOXVILLE Blog

The Not-So-Secrets of Oak Ridge


“When I tell people what I do, they often say ‘oh, you must not be able to tell us anything about it, it must be top secret’. That is totally not true.”
In The Not-So-Secrets of Oak Ridge from PechaKucha Night Knoxville’s 17th volume, Alice Taylor provides some insight into what physicists are up to at the Lab. Most people in Knoxville know that some sort of science is happening in Oak Ridge, but they often don’t know what it's about and how it might one day impact their lives. She explains how the huge new facility - the Spallation Neutron Source -  helps explain weird materials like ferromagnets and superconductors. We enter the world of quantum mechanics to explain how we investigate the tiny, microscopic electrons which ultimately make a magnet stick to your fridge.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Dianna Osickey

    Dianna graduated from the University of Tennessee School of Architecture. She is a licensed architect with a specialty in lighting design. Her desire to combine the design process with a high level of craftsmanship have merged to create Fourth Year Studio - a custom design and letterpress company in Knoxville, TN. You can find her combing through antique stores for wooden type or inking up the press in her spare time.

  • Lorie Matthews

    A lover of all things creative, especially her designer husband, Lorie is currently pursing a Master's Degree in Conflict Management. She enjoys finding creative ways to bring people together to create collaborative outcomes. Lorie is happy to be part of the team that connects creatives in Knoxville through PechaKucha Night!

  • Ashley Pace

    Ashley is a Registered Architect in the State of Tennessee. She currently works at Sanders Pace Architecture as an architect and in business development. Ashley received her Master of Industrial Design graduate degree from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and her undergraduate degree from The University of Tennessee where she was valedictorian of her School of Architecture class. With degrees in both architecture and industrial design, Ashley's work covers a broad range of design including furniture, product, interiors, and architecture. Ashley teaches at The University of Tennessee as an Adjunct Studio Professor. She spends most of her free-time wrangling her three beautiful and crazy kids.

  • Katie Schulz

    New on the scene in Knoxville, Katie recently graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). She has an A.A. in Liberal Arts, a B.F.A. in Interior Design, and a minor in Design for Sustainability. As a self-proclaimed adventurist and design enthusiast, she finds her passion in creating memorable experiences within interior space. When not in her creative cubicle, you can find her exploring new neighborhoods, pretending she is Julia Child in the kitchen, or supporting local coffee houses while catching up on pinterest, pop culture references, and design trends.

  • Matthew Jordan

    Matt is an architect who received his B.Arch in 2005. When not virtually modeling buildings, manipulating pixels, and altering vectors, Matt enjoys meticulously organizing his son's LEGO collection.

  • Carolyn Boetger

    I'm a stay at home mom who has found her passion in the research of nutrition/whole foods/herbs/oils and autoimmune diseases. On the side I am interested in the arts, travel, being outdoors, and music. I am currently trying to teach myself how to play the violin...very slowly.

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