NOVEMBER 27, 2013
From the cacophonous cries of the city springs forth a mellifluous mini-musicale.
In today's Presentation of the Day, "Symphonies of the City" from PKN Toronto Vol. 25, designer Marc De Pape is "exploring the relationship between sensing technology and the routines of everyday life." He's created a device that he compares to a windchime: one that not only creates sounds with the wind, but senses audio, motion, direction, temperature, light, and more. Based on the sensory input of the city, the device generates a melodious micro-orchestra of sounds that are not at all displeasing to the ear. Give it a listen on Marc's project page.
NOVEMBER 25, 2013
How much does a smile weigh? Well, in this case, about 250 lbs.
In today's Presentation of the Day, "An Army of Loving Robots" from PKN Toronto Vol. 25, Matthew Del Degan's lot in life is to make things that make people smile. Specifically, he makes little robots of solid concrete and places them about the city of Toronto. He hopes that these amorous androids will encourage and inspire others to be kind to one another. And in these uncertain Torontoan times, some sane smiles may be just what the doctor ordered.
OCTOBER 07, 2013
A modern Pietà, no?
They discuss the intimacy of this genre of photography, and how they plan to leverage its potential to evoke emotion from the viewer via the strategic pairing of artists and photographers.
SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
AUGUST 26, 2013
What's the difference between "well-dressed" and "stylish?"
In today's Presentation of the Day, "Better, but Boring: The Modern State of Men's Fashion" from PKN Toronto Vol. 24, Vinay Kumar Mysore walks us through the history of men's fashion and challenges us to think about how the society defines men's style. He makes the case that, at this moment, NBA basketball players constitute the largest group of stylish celebrities in North America.
AUGUST 25, 2013
Unable to grow a wicked 'stache of his own, photographer James Everett promoted men's health awareness in his own way: through photography.
In today's Presentation of the Day, "Portraits of Movember" from PKN Toronto Vol. 21, James took to the studio, photographed over 50 amazing moustaches, and documented their progressive growth over the course of the month of November. He discusses the learning curve of taking on a such a massive project and progressive improvement of his results.
AUGUST 06, 2013
Another month has passed and we now find ourselves in the warmth of August -- at least in the Northern hemisphere -- and that means it's also time to share a hot and fresh serving of top 5 presentations (for the month of July). All the presentations are embedded below, or follow the links to watch them on their proper presentation page -- and you can make sure to receive this list every month in your mailbox by subscribing to our global newsletter (in the footer below).
"Dating by Design" by Ayla Newhouse
"Learn Like a Beginner" by Vincent Cabansag
"Three Six Five" by Michelle Lam
"The Most Valuable Skill" by Mike Busch
"What's the Big Idea?!" by Will Russell
JULY 28, 2013
We spend billions of dollars to put robot-cameras into space -- but why?
"Ziggy" loves to travel, and offers several possibilities; we want to change ourselves, we want to push our limits, we want a photo, we're curious, or perhaps -- we go purely because we can.
JULY 21, 2013
On a voyage to Orange County, real estate developers from Beijing discovered, distilled, and replicated the essence of the Southern California suburban life and brought it back to China.
In today's Presentation of the Day "Orange County, China" from PKN Toronto Vol. 15, artist and photographer Kotama Bouabane displays photos from this surreal, simulated western paradise and discusses the culture of replication often found in the Asian nation.
JUNE 30, 2013
Ayla Newhouse blends humour with practical advice and wisdom in "Dating by Design" today's edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Toronto Vol. 18); she applies the tools, strategies, methods, and ideas of some of history’s greatest designers to the often-challenging realm of human relationships.
Dating by Design is her first self-published book that aims to help the reader navigate the complexities of modern love to improve the quality, health, and durability of their relationships.