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Penned Impression: Caribbean Medicare Mafia

BY JAMES ANDERSON
IN MIAMI

James Anderson shares how Miami's crime scene has evolved over the years from the guns days of Al Capone to technology and Medicare.  James' undercover role led him to create his technology company Penned Impression

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Inflatable Art

BY ALEJANDRO MENDOZA
@ VOL 31 ON AUG 26, 2015

Alejandro Mendoza, a Miami-based artist with a passion for public art, talks about his inspiration for Giants in the City, a collection of 57 inflateable outdoor sculptures.  Alejandro launched his project in Mexico and has exhibited all over the world. 

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Porn Nails

BY ROSEMARIE ROMERO
@ VOL 31 ON AUG 26, 2015

”I created Porn Nails as an interactive installation and performance using miami kitsch aesthetics and the flamboyance of the Miami chonga”

In Porn Nails from PechaKucha Night Miami’s 31st volume, speaker Rosemarie Romero presents a project near and dear to her heart. Rosemarie created Porn Nails as a unique performative art piece which embodies the Miami aesthetic, feminism, female drag, excess, and sisterhood.  She bonds with women while doing their nails at the same time listening to pop music, talking about sex and sharing dirty jokes.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, March 31st. 

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Deauville Beach Resort

BY NATALIE MERUELO
@ VOL 31 ON AUG 26, 2015

Natalie Meruelo shares about the colorful past, present, and future of Miami Beach's Deauville Hotel.  Since 1926 the 500 room hotel has undergone several design and branding changes, but always been a destination for entertainers and celebrities around the world.

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Henry Ford's Miami Story

BY JOEL HERNANDEZ
@ VOL 31 ON AUG 26, 2015

Product/81 Creative Lab and South Florida Ford teamed up to create FORDISTAS to provide a unique platform for local influencers, creators and connectors to impact culture, then it will genuinely link itself to a groundbreaking cultural movement and will attract voluntary ambassadors for the brand and its values.  Here Joel Fernandez talks about Henry Ford's story and Miami ties.

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Avant Furniture Design

BY THAIS FONTENELLE
IN MIAMI

INVENTORY is an ongoing design exhibition focused on showcasing limited edition/short run objects that coinsides with Art Basel Miami Beach.  Not to be missed...

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Miami Loves Loving Day

BY DIANA IGLESIAS
IN MIAMI

The Loving Day name comes from Loving v. Virginia (1967), the landmark Supreme Court decision that declared all laws against interracial marriage unconstitutional in the United States. A couple named Richard and Mildred Loving won their right to marry.  Now Loving Day is embraced globally by a diverse range of individuals and organizations, especially popular among interracial, multicultural, international, and interfaith couples - as well as multiracial and multicultural people. 

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Demonstrating Pedestrian Safety

BY ELSA ROBERTS
IN MIAMI

Miami unfortunately is one of the worst cities for pedistrian and bicycle accidents and even fatalities. Elsa Roberts, with her team of Emerge Miami activists, takes on Miami's crosswalks to get the public's attention while creating positve change.

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Product Design & Rapid Prototyping

BY WERNER BLUMENTHAL
@ VOL 23 ON SEP 20, 2013

Werner Blumenthal discusses the different types of technology in 3D printing today, including the process of researching, engineering, and prototyping that must be done to create products quickly and efficiently. 

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3D-Printed for Daily Life

BY OSCAR GLOTTMAN
@ VOL 23 ON SEP 20, 2013

Architect Oscar Glottman talks about MGX by Materialise, a company which uses 3D printing technology to create items that can be incorporated into daily life. With creations ranging from jewelry to furniture, 3D printing utilizes both mathematic equations and organic compositions to create unique, usable designs. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 10, 2014.

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Mathematics with 3D Printing

BY KEN BAKER
@ VOL 23 ON SEP 20, 2013

Ken Baker speaks on the progression of mathematics in 3D printing, including experimentation with sense of depth, curves, planes, and symmetry. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 5, 2014.

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Far Out & East

BY SARAH MICHELLE RUPERT
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 20, 2013

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. She focuses on the art of Su-en Wong, who creates pieces influenced by social realism, duality, and self-identity formation. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 6, 2014.

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