MAY 04, 2014
FEBRUARY 09, 2014
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
Far Out & East
"...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
The Psychological Impact of the Architectural Environment
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
JULY 29, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, PechaKucha Miami in partnership with the Miami Design District, is hosting "Design to Collide," where five presenters will explore the concepts of space: whether it be occupying, traversing, or straight up crashing into it. People are invited to communicate, come together, and physically run into one another as the initiative's speakers tackle issues of collision and intersections in the realms of race, street art, media, design, and the pedestrian sidewalks of Miami. Each speaker will have six minutes and 40 seconds to present. It will be Hildebrand's 22nd curated PechaKucha Night, having hosted 160 participating speakers to date.
Read the full article here.