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Past Bryan Event: VOL 11

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VOL 11

June 06, 2017
@ Grand Stafford Theater

Join us on Tuesday, June 6, at Grand Stafford Theater, as we see presentations from five area speakers. Below are their presentation titles and descriptions in their own words.

 

Michael Kellett- “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (The Importance of Archival Images)”

This presentation will emphasize the volatile nature of today’s digital media and the importance of traditional silver-based photographic materials for the long-term storage, archiving and sharing of important images.

 

Bailey Mullens- “Designing a Future”

Some topics that will be covered: The Power of decision making; How technology is changing the Job market for current college students- Thinking in an exponential manner; The difference between Millennial social interactions and Generation X (Facebook vs. Twitter); The lost art of conversation; Nutrition- Genetic testing, Podcasting/ Self Education- Time to be feeding your brain while doing other activities: Driving, working out, walking to class; Power of echoic retention; Passion meets your skill set; I have a firm belief that you have a set path set out for yourself but you don’t have to take said path; Constant learning; IQ, EQ, SQ;  and plans to solve homeless population issues in Austin, Texas.

 

Ryan Terry- “Incremental Development and the Future of the City”

So much of the real estate industry is extractive, where far-away investors build disposable buildings that mine the value from our communities. Unfortunately, this often creates towns and cities that people tolerate instead of love. Across the country, communities are realizing that big developers cannot be induced to come build the neighborhoods they want. No one is coming to save them from the status quo. They’ve got to do it themselves. The Incremental Development Alliance is working toward a more generative real estate model, where local people can invest in their own neighborhoods and communities through grass-roots real estate development. Through this fine-grained, small-scale, incremental development model, we are dedicated to filling our towns and cities with buildings that punch above their weight, giving back to the city through taxes, to the neighborhood through street appeal, and to the owners through positive cash flow.

 

Bill Jenks- “What the Viz? “

Visualization is a term that seems to pop up every spring around the Brazos Valley. Why do we hear it so often and what does it mean? Many people have a view of a part of the puzzle. Come along on a short journey beyond Webster’s to our creative universe and get all the answers to the question: What the Viz?

 

Zofia Rybkowski – “Continuous improvement game map”

Doors open at 5 for Grand Stafford’s Craft Cocktail Tuesdays and our presentations begin at 7. Admission is free, but we hope that those who can afford it will make a donation of at least $10 to help sustain PechaKucha nights in the Brazos Valley.

 

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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: The Importance of Archival Images

BY MICHAEL KELLETT
@ VOL 11 ON JUN 06, 2017

In this presentation, Michael Kellett emphasizes the volatile nature of today’s digital media and the importance of traditional silver-based photographic materials for the long-term storage, archiving and sharing of important images.

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Incremental Development and the Future of the City

BY RYAN TERRY
@ VOL 11 ON JUN 06, 2017

So much of the real estate industry is extractive, where far-away investors mine the value from properties that line our streets. We are working toward a more generative real estate model, where local people can invest in their own neighborhoods and in that process, create new life and value that benefits their community. The kind of places we want to live in are built and maintained by people who really love them.

 

However, even beloved and successful places are at risk. We all know stories of boom and bust. Buildings, neighborhoods, cities are all put under great stress in times of fast economic change, whether growth or decline. At the local level, the best way we know to protect against the negative impacts of both growth and decline is this: spread the risk and the reward. We need more neighborhood-based small developers creating buildings that can adapt in times of trouble.

 

Scale makes all the difference. The small-scale developer is limited by their size to a certain scope of project. They don’t have the team or the resources for mega-developments; they need to stick with small, simple buildings in a fairly concentrated area so they can easily keep an eye on things. Instead of large apartment blocks or a subdivision of single-family homes, small developers are more likely to build duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes, live-work buildings, backyard cottages etc.—perfect for adapting neighborhoods on a lot-by-lot basis.These buildings are too small for a conventional developer whose profits depend on an economy of scale. Small developers depend on economies of resourcefulness and relationships, and that economic model is what makes small developers so adaptable in times of trouble.

 

This country is covered with inspiring precedents of buildings that punch above their weight, giving back to the city through taxes, to the neighborhood through street appeal, and to the owner through a positive cash flow. Across the country, communities are realizing that big developers cannot be induced to come build the neighborhoods they want. No one is coming to save them from the status quo. They’ve got to do it themselves.

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Designing a Future

BY BAILEY MULLENS
@ VOL 11 ON JUN 06, 2017

The Power of decision making 

How technology is changing the Job market for current college students- Thinking in an exponential manner 

Difference between Generation X social interactions and Millennial (Facebook vs. Twitter) 

Lost art of conversation

Nutrition- Genetic testing  

Podcasting/ Self Education- Time to be feeding your brain while doing other activities: Driving, working out, walking to class.

(Power of echoic retention)

Passion meets your skill set

Constant learning 

IQ, EQ, and SQ 

Plans to solve homeless population issues in Austin Texas

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What the Viz?

BY WILLIAM JENKS
@ VOL 11 ON JUN 06, 2017

Visualization is a term that seems to pop up every spring around the Brazos Valley. Why do we hear it so often and what does it mean? Many people have a view of a part of the puzzle. Come along on a short journey beyond Webster’s to our creative universe and get all the answers to the question: What the Viz?

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Lean-Integrated Project Delivery: A story of How

BY ZOFIA RYBKOWSKI
@ VOL 11 ON JUN 06, 2017

Zofia discusses methods of group project success.

Zofia Rybkowski
Associate Professor, Texas A&M University in College Station
Bailey Mullens
Podcast Hoast, Mindless Millennials Studios in College Station
Michael Kellett
Photographer, Michael Kellett Professional Photography in Bryan