PECHAKUCHA DAILY BLOG Posts
JULY 29, 2014
JULY 28, 2014
What comes of a synthesis of plastic into our natural world at the microscopic level?
The repetitive use of natural detritus brings Shona Wilson closer to understanding the world we share. The materials that make up her work are storehouses of knowledge and information. They act as 'keys', unlocking doors to memory, science, history and imagination.
In "The Impossibility of Nature" at PKN Forster Vol. 2 her current work increasingly responds to and reflects upon the cross-pollinations between nature, humans and culture, referencing in particular, plastics' invasion into the 'natural' world.
JULY 27, 2014
Do we really want to live in cities full of skyrises?
Urban planner Tay Pruecksamars attempts to summarize the research and work he has done in the past year. In particular he focuses on shop houses, which are generally despised by architects and urban designers, but which can serve multiple purposes, and use their space much more efficiently than many other types of buildings.
JULY 25, 2014
"As you all know, biking is a powerful tool -- a magical tool -- and we use it here within the Black community to create change."
Zahra Alabanza describes herself as a magical being: a unicorn. In "Cycling Through Life: A Unicorn in Motion" from PKN Atlanta Vol. 22 1/2 She goes into depth on what exactly this means, how she has recruited her nephews into being unicorns, and how being a unicorn has helped to bring bicycling to her family, friends, and community.
JULY 24, 2014
We see challenges as opportunities. We took a height limit and leveraged it to emphasise the horizontal view of the ocean.
Takashi Yanai, an architect from Los Angeles, talks about what it is he enjoys so much about creating a home -- the collaboration between designers, the satisfaction of clients, and the journey from concept to realization.
JULY 23, 2014
"This image has no context, and absent context it has no meaning or at best arbitrary meaning."
In "Context, Scale, Meaning, Place" from the PKN Williamsburg ArchEx sessions, architect Charles Piper admits that the title of his presentation may seem engineered and pretentious. And though he makes this statement, he points out that the showy title just an excuse to take us to some of his favorite locations; locations that are sure to make you acutely aware of context, scale, meaning, and place.
JULY 22, 2014
Have you ever been reading something and realised you just read the same sentence three times?
The mind wanders 30% of the time. Joe Natoli's job as a UX consultant is essentially to make things easier – and more enjoyable – to use. In "20 Surprising Ways Your Brain Influences Experiences" from PKN Baltimore, MD Vol. 3, we see that in creating this value via design, nearly all of the decisions are based on how our brains work. Here are 20 ways your brain affects your experiences.
JULY 22, 2014
JULY 22, 2014
JULY 21, 2014
If you're into music, Anil has your dream job:
Photographer Anil Sharma describes his journey in concert photography beginning with his first show, when he had to sneak his camera into the show.
Since then he has photographed countless performers -- including some of his idols: U2, Radiohead, and Taylor Swift -- and has been published in Rolling Stone Magazine. In "Capturing the Moment" from PKN Richmond, BC Vol. 5, he mentions some of his photography tips and tricks, and discusses the legitimization of print in our digital age.