FEBRUARY 23, 2015
Thirtieth PechaKucha Miami Draws 300 Fans
Miami, FL – February 20, 2015 – Innovation & Engineering Weekend at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science continued with a fascinating City of the Future PechaKucha Night 20×20 presentation, a speaker format in which 20 images are shown, each for 20 seconds. Local young professionals and key tastemakers were invited by the Frost Science Young Patrons to enjoy an evening of fun in an intellectual atmosphere. The night begun with a welcome from Gillian Thomas, CEO and President of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, followed by the PechaKucha presenters which included Camille Coley, J.D., Associate Vice President for Research and Interim Director of Sponsored Research for Florida Atlantic University’s Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center; Meg Daly, Founder and President of The Underline; Stephen Davis III, Ph.D., Wetland Ecologist for the Everglades Foundation; Trevor Powers, Vice President of Engineering & Facilities of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science; and David Rifkind, Associate Professor of Architecture at Florida International University. Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed libations courtesy of Tito’s Vodka, Mandarine Napoléon, ZIOBAFFA, Lucky Buddha and Lemon City Tea, music by Dani Nicole, and gifts from Aesop, while making their very own pottery through a special Maker’s activity. The evening concluded by the “raku” kiln fire while the pottery was cured for guests to take home.
MAY 04, 2014
FEBRUARY 09, 2014
3D-Printed for Daily Life
Ready to use, hot off the 3D-presses!
Architect Oscar Glottman talks about a unique 3D-printing technology called MGX by Materialise. In "3D-Printed for Daily Life" from PKN Miami Vol. 23, we learn that the defining feature of this particular method allows products to be printed from the machine nearly completly assembled. With creations ranging from jewelry to furniture, 3D printing utilizes both mathematic equations and organic compositions to create unique, usable designs that are ready to use not long after their creation.
FEBRUARY 05, 2014
"...taking images rendered exclusively for the male gaze, and representing them to empower the subject of the gaze, rather than the viewer."
Sarah Michelle Rupert represents Girls' Club, a non-profit private foundation and exhibition space which was created to educate the public and nurture careers of contemporary female artists. In "Far Out & East" from PKN Miami Vol. 24, she focuses on the art of Su-en Wong, who creates pieces influenced by social realism, duality, and self-identity formation.
JANUARY 02, 2014
Our interaction with technology these days primarily involves touch displays, keyboards, and mice. We spend hours manipulating these tools, and getting results/output via a glowing LCD screen.
While interaction designer Carlos Velasquez believes computers aren't going anywhere, he has the unique thought that they will eventually serve their puropose as a tool that involves more tangible interaction and response. Hear his justifications and predictions in "Tangible Interfaces" from PKN Miami Vol. 14.
DECEMBER 20, 2013
Whether you can put it to words or not, space has a profound effect on our psyche. Where do you feel most comfortable?
Architect Juan Calvo uses a series of projects to explain (at PKN Miami Vol. 15) and illustrate the psychological impact the surrounding environment can have on the viewer when walking through or around a structure. He shows us that the blending of architectural and natural elements can evoke a deep sense of belonging. His full spiel: "The Psychological Impact of the Architectural Environment"
NOVEMBER 19, 2013
PechaKucha Night hosts an exhibit at Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Rd., from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday that explores feminism and queer themes in contemporary Chinese art. Presenters are Alpesh Kantilal Patel, curator; Neil De La Flor, Reading Queer; and Emery Grant, Stonewall National Museum and Archives. RSVPs are requested to email@example.com.
You'll also find more info on the official event page.
OCTOBER 14, 2013
In today's Presentation of the Day, "Pulsations in Architecture" from PKN Miami Vol. 22, Eric Goldemberg, of the design research practice Monad Studio, discusses the recent developments in 3D printing technology, its application to sculptural art and how it assists in structural concepting in architecture.
OCTOBER 09, 2013
In today's Presentation of the Day, "3D Printing Biology" from PKN Miami Vol. 26, we hear from Corrie Van Sice, who works at the intersection of design, engineering, and biology. Corrie has used 3D-printing technology to engineer proto-cells (structures that look like real cells -- they include a nucleus and cell walls -- but not made from anything living).
She speaks on the under-discussed dilemma of "innovation" run amok and posits that if more scientists were to operate like artists (in that they could explore their studies without university or corporate control), development in their field might take new and exciting direction.