AUGUST 15, 2013
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OCTOBER 29, 2012
Diving With Sharks, the Process of an Artist, and Photos from Bowling Green
Presentations National Geographic diver Mark Addison presents (from PKN Durban Vol. 7) his love for the marine life of the Durban coast. We also meet his daughter, who is one of the youngest people to have dived with sharks. In his presentation (from PKN Hjorring Vol. 1), artist Michael Maguire walks us through his works, talking about the process required to produce each, and how they all tie into his vision. Posters PKN Norrkoping Vol. 20 was held earlier this month, and here's a look at the poster that was produced for the event, which is today's addition to the Tumblr blog. Photos We kickstart the week with this photo gallery [Flickr] that gives a peek of what Bowling Green's first PKN was like. From the photo above -- of attendees, or possibly presenters -- it looked like a pretty fun evening. The city's Vol. 2 is already set for November 26. Calendar There are no events happening tonight, but tomorrow night (October 30) you can look forward to the following four PKNs: PKN Eureka (Montana) Vol. 1, PKN Grand Rapids Vol. 5, PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 27, and PKN Pittsfield Vol. 4.
OCTOBER 26, 2012
Presentations Irwin Adam is a chemical engineer, but all of his friends are designers. As you'll see in his presentation (from PKN Toronto Vol. 10), after a crazy journey through Siberia, he moved to Toronto from Montreal. Inspired by his designer friends, he's turning 2D stem cells into 3D "art." In his presentation (from PKN Dallas Vol. 10), Bernardo Diaz describes the program he developed to connect his students with some of the city's community centers. Posters Instead of adding a new poster to the Tumblr blog today, we share the story behind the making of Springfield, MO's poster for its upcoming Vol. 8, produced by organizer Pam Rubert.
Since we are hosting this event at our studio on our lonely industrial street, I drew our streetscape for the poster. When the full moon rises over our street, I sometimes think that my husband's aluminum sculpture is reaching for the moon. When I look out of my office window, I can sometimes see a family of groundhogs that have made a home underground. Every day they are throwing more dirt and rocks out of the hole, so the tunnels must be getting bigger and more complex. I imagined PechaKucha Night Vol. 8 as sort of an underground network of a variety of people and creatures.
Below, the groundhogs in question: Photos Here's a photo gallery [Flickr] for the recent PKN Norrkoping Vol. 20, held earlier this month. Please note that the dates for Vol. 21 and Vol. 22 have already been announced, and are set for November 6 and December 4 respectively. Calendar We kick off the weekend with these events tonight (October 26): PKN Orlando Vol. 7, PKN Bern Vol. 19, PKN Waterville Vol. 9, PKN Koszalin Vol. 10, PKN Wellington Vol. 17, PKN Cagliari Vol. 4, and PKN Castellon de la Plana Vol. 2. On Saturday, you'll find PKN Lodz Vol. 9.