Scamming Your Way to a Better Community
BY JOSH SCHEUERMAN
@ VOL 10
ON OCT 14, 2013
Josh Scheuerman began his career by scamming his way into concerts by posing as photographer. Yet what he was really after was a way to connect with a community he associated with. Those early years led to work at SLUG magazine, which led to Josh publishing his own skate and snowboarding magazines. His art passion led him to start a local art adoption program. Josh's desire to connect with and improve his community has driven much of his life and his selfless actions improve the lives around him and the larger community.
Analog Creation in a Digital World
BY TYSON CALL
@ VOL 16
ON OCT 16, 2015
“What you use influences what you create. I say, take that into consideration, try putting down the macbook, pull out a notebook, and get your Hemingway on.”
In Analog Creation in a Digital World from Pechakucha Night Salt Lake City Vol. 16, Tyson Call, who is a writer, photographer, and motorcycle rider, talks about his story. For Tyson, however, sitting down to write on a computer creates too many distractions. Receiving a typewriter as a gift opened up a whole new perspective on the creative process and created a connection to the inner workings of other great writers like Hemmingway, Steinbeck, and Hunter S. Thompson. In this presentation, Tyson, muses on analog creation in a digital world and asks, "What have you done with a piece of paper? Nothing!"
And you may ask yourself, well...how did we get here
BY MARIA VYAS
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 18, 2016
Maria Vyas set out to become a concert pianist...but life doesn't always turn out the way you expect. So, what do you do next? For Maria she turned to transportation planning. Salt Lake City is lucky to have such an energetic and passionate advocate for smart transportation planning and growth. Maria explains how thoughtful planning for all modes of transportaiton, walking, biking, driving, and mass transit contribute to the value of our built environment.
The Crowdsourced Neighborhood
BY JAMES ALFANDRE
@ VOL 10
ON OCT 14, 2013
James Alfandre goes into depth on the projects he's inititated to make his city a thriving haven of activity. He speaks of his experiences working with tenants, businesses, local government, and property owners in The Granary District of Salt lake City, to crowd-source the revitalization of this area into a diverse, inclusive and prosperous urban neighborhood.