PechaKucha Presentation

The Legodrome

PRESENTED ON JUL 01, 2015
IN NANTES @ VOL 10

How I travelled through space with ships made of lego bricks : A short history of a sci-fi oriented AFOL (adult-fan-of-lego). By Damien Labrousse

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Everything You Know About Video Games Is Wrong

BY COLIN HARVEY
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 03, 2012

The title of writer and academic Colin Harvey's presentation pretty much says it all: "Everything You Know About Video Games Is Wrong." Colin goes through the history of video games -- from Pong all the way to current dog raising simulations -- and reveals a lot of unlikely truths. (in English)

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The Olympic Games and Derbyshire

BY RORY SLATER
@ VOL 6 ON JUL 25, 2012

Rory Slater's presentation reveals what role the county of Derbyshire played in this year's Olympic Games. (in English)

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AFOL

BY ROB VAN HOESEL
@ VOL 10 ON APR 22, 2014

One might know Rob van Hoesel for his graphic design and publishing work. Many will not know he has a secret hobby. In this presentation Rob outs himself as an AFOL; Adult Fan of Lego. He shares his passion for the colored bricks and shows some of his amazing LEGO structures.

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Inspiring Creativity through LEGO

BY EDWIN KNIGHT
@ VOL 8 ON FEB 28, 2015

Edwin Knight introduces KLUG - Kansai Lego User Group - which aims to inspire creativity one block at a time, organising charitable event along the way.

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Sculpture in the Landscape

BY GARY HAYGOOD
IN JACKSON, MS

With a landscape architect's eye, Gary Haygood takes us through a selection of outdoor sculptures .

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What Sculpture Gives to Me, What I Hope Sculpture Can Give to Everyone

BY BILL MCGRATH
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 12, 2016

Contemplating retirement after successive careers as an attorney then city administrator in his hometown of Batavia, Illinois, Bill McGrath has begun pursuing his love for art, specifically working in metal sculpture. Sculpture, like any artistic endeavor, presents the opportunity to express oneself to others, but also requires some emotional distance to remain true to one’s visions. He also shows how public art, sculpture in particular, can add to a community’s sense of place by speaking to values, history, and universal experiences, such as fear.

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How Lego Taught Me to PLAY

BY JAMES "JP" POULTER
@ VOL 11 ON JUN 16, 2016

In How Lego taught me to PLAY JP (or James Poulter if you like it formal), Head of Social for LEGO's digital kids communities, addresses how the modern world has sucked the play and fun out of everyday life - especially for adults! Has social media has turned us all in spectators rather than participants?

In 6.40 minutes JP shares some ideas for how we can bring the fun back into life, even if it is through the use of modern technology (JP's personal favourite is Snapchat!).

Listen in for the end when JP recites to us a brand new poem, featuring Snapchat!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 12th, 2017.  

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Industrial Sculpture

BY JOE HENSEL
IN PITTSBURGH, PA

Joe Hensel, horder of industrial artifacts, talks about his recent projects and industrial sculpture. 

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How to Sell Video Games to Schools

BY BRANDON PITTSER
@ VOL 22 ON APR 13, 2017

Filament Games has been exclusively focused on developing learning games for over 10 years, and They've recently cracked the code of selling learning games to schools. The want to share their secrets with you! From district administrators to rockstar teachers, they uncover how they use their allies in the field to evangelize for this important pedagogical movement. Brandon Pittser gives a high-level overview of what it takes to make it in the challenging, exciting world of K-12 educational games sales.