SHANGHAI Posts

Think no one can make you do anything?

Well, we bet we can make your mouth water! That's right, we're playing with your involuntary actions like Pavlov played with his pups (well, kind of).

Here are five meaty, food-related presentations ready for your consumption:

"From the Kitchen to the World" by Aram Reed

"Designing Cakes" by Mhairi Wild

"The Savory Month of Ramendan" by Jed Schmidt

"Molecular Gastronomy" by Nik Mavromatis 

"8 Things Designers Can Learn from Baking Cakes" by James Stockdale

In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Shanghai Vol. 21), Jesper Larsson applies his previous ideas for turning Gothenburg into "The World's Best City When It Rains" to Shanghai, asking how to turn the city’s smog problem into a benefit. He looks at using lasers and UV lights to put a unique spin on everything from tai chi to punk rock, and suggests that using plants and urban gardening could turn parts of the city into clean air havens.

In this edition of Presentation of the Day, Godert van Hardenbroek discusses (at PKN Shanghai Vol. 21Dian Racing: a collaborative, Tongji University student-run group tasked with the challenge to build the future of electric racing vehicles. Godert explains some of the history behind alternative energy in cars, how he co-founded the Formula Zero racing class (for fuel cell vehicles), and how he's brought together student engineers and designers from all over to construct the ultimate zero-emission racer. 

Crowded in Shanghai

PechaKucha Night in Shanghai Vol. 14 was held earlier this month, and if this photo found on Flickr (by user triplefivechina) is anything to by, it was nicely attended. You can see streaming photos of previous PKNs in Shanghai by visiting the city's official page on the PK site.