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Freestyle + Beatbox

BY CARLOS AGUIRRE
@ VOL 62 ON OCT 21, 2015

Carlos Aguirre, a.k.a. Emcee Infinite, freestyles and beatboxes to 20 images he's seeing for the first time on stage. During the break, we had the audience select and draw images that represent "what San Francisco means to me." The crowd then selected ten images and ten sketches, order them, and we turned that into Emcee Infinite's PechaKucha Night presentation! Our technical difficulties for this one made the total presentation closer to 10 minutes as opposed to 6:40 but it was worth it!

Carlos Aquire, a.k.a. Emcee Infinite, has been performing in the Bay Area and beyond for over 13 years. He is part of the musical group Felonious where he doubles as emcee/beatboxer. He has shared the stage with Jam Master Jay, LL Cool J, De La Soul, Black Eyed Peas, The Roots, Eryka Badu, Mary J. Blige and Macy Gray among others. 

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Virtual Reality: The Next Frontier

BY CHRISTIAN TALMAGE
@ VOL 62 ON OCT 21, 2015

What is the next frontier? Anywhere, with virtual reality. Christian Talmage, virtual reality frontiersman and Design Director at River Studios, talks all things this reality and beyond.

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Balanced Breakfast

BY STEFAN ARONSEN
@ VOL 62 ON OCT 21, 2015

Balanced Breakfast is boosting the Bay Area music industry... one breakfast at a time. This group consists of industry professionals that meet for breakfast and talk about how to make the SF scene become a place where musicians and industry professionals alike can make money doing what they love.

Stefan Aronsen has a masters degree in graphic design. He is a music promoter, photographer, radio host & DJ who founded SF Intercom and co-founded Balanced Breakfast, and he is also the Art Director at Music City SF.

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Productive Distractions

BY KEN FREDERICK
@ VOL 62 ON OCT 21, 2015

A collection of nighttime projects and productive distractions. Ken Frederick is a Creative Lead at Google's Brand Studio. He is as at home in front of a command line prompt as he is a case of lead type, can make you a decent cappuccino, and would love it if you asked him about his record collection.

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Every Way to Play

BY PAUL CLOTHIER
@ VOL 62 ON OCT 21, 2015

An examination of the serious side of play, inspired by his childhood. Paul Clothier examined the word "play" from every angle leaving no letter unturned.

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Pecha(hai)Kucha

BY BRANDON BAUNACH
@ VOL 62 ON OCT 21, 2015

Do you love haikus? Sketchs of famous architectural structures? 17 original haikus set to original sketches of famous architectural buildings? Here's Pecha(hai)Kucha!

Brandon Baunach is an architect living in Berkeley with his wife, Stacey, and two boys, Lawrence and and Leon. He once had dinner with Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and the Archbishop of San Francisco -- sounds like a story for another time.

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Word Play for Flow

BY AMANDA PETERSON
@ VOL 62 ON OCT 21, 2015

Words are more playful than you might think. Amanda C. Peterson is a movie and game geek who also happens to work as the head of naming at Google's brand studio. She's named Photoshop Lightroom, Samsung Instinct and Google's new parent company Alphabet among hundreds of other things.

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Nubbins

BY JOACHIM MÜLLER-LANCÉ
@ VOL 62 ON OCT 21, 2015

A visual dissertation of "Nubbins".

This is Joachim Muller-Lance's 12th PechaKucha presentation at a PK Night. He's presented previously all around the world. He’s also an awardwinning designer, principal and owner of Kame Design in SF, and likes to travel and hunt for strange details in the streets of faraway cultures.

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Jargon for the Rest of Us

BY JASON BICE
@ VOL 62 ON OCT 21, 2015

"'Business-speak' is used to alienate us and I believe language should be used to unite us, and here are 18 words to help." 

Business speak got you confused? Turn the tables with these 18 words born on the corporate front lines. In Jargon for the Rest of Us from PechaKucha Night San Francisco Vol. 62, writer for Google brand studio, Jason Bice shares some clever words to get us all out of a pinch and bring us together with a chuckle. Jason's been a waiter, an art dealer, a stand-up comic, and is currently trying his hand at being a dad.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, Octobern 28th, 2015.

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Building Massive Sustainable Infrastructure

BY ELIZABETH RANIERI, FAIA
@ VOL 53 ON SEP 05, 2013

Architect Elizabeth Ranieri of Kuth Ranieri Architects shows off a few fascinating projects that could dictate the way San Francisco looks in the future. From floating cities to solar-power-enhanced bridges, her firm looks to take on large-scale problems head on with radical solutions.

"Presentation of the Day" on September 16, 2014.

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Three San Francisco Projects

BY NICK GOTTHARDT
@ VOL 53 ON SEP 05, 2013

Nick Gotthardt, a landscape architect, shows us some of the projects that he and his team have undertaken. One is the landscape at the visitor center at land's end. Another is some work they did around the Golden Gate Bridge. The final one is a outdoor rooftop bar.

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The San Francisco of Tomorrow

BY CRAIG SCOTT
@ VOL 53 ON SEP 05, 2013

Craig Scott, an architect, proposes ideas for putting three of San Francisco's abandoned buildings to new and innovative new uses. Some old silos are transformed into a gigantic 3D printer, an old crane is turned into a digital technology innovation lab, and an old stadium is turned into a greenhouse.

"Presentation of the Day" on October 7, 2013.

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