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PechaKucha Presentation

Datsuzoku – An escape from everyday routine

PRESENTED ON APR 15, 2017
IN KUCHING @ VOL 4

As a full time student that attended lots of tuition back in 2011, the only hobby that Denny Lee had was playing with polymer clay. Started from scratch to something that can be sold, Denny was extremely happy to know that more and more people appreciate his hardwork. Hobby that becomes a business and then back into a hobby again, was a long and tough experience. Nevertheless, Denny believes that you should just believe in yourself, as anything is possible.

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Quilting With Clay

BY PAMELA DOSS
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 15, 2013

You wouldn't expect quilting, clay, ferrous chloride, and a hand-made kiln to all be part of the same project. But Pamela Doss made it work along with 3,184 holes while she was in art school in Texas.

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From the Countryside to the Digital Arts

BY PRISCILLA VAILLANCOURT
@ ARTS NUMÉRIQUES ON MAR 20, 2014

Priscilla Vaillancourt entered the digital arts program because it was the only concentration with places available- she had never used a computer for anything other than sending an email. It has not been an easy path, but she is proud of her achievements.

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Digital Arts: from Pokemon to 'El Paisa Oscar'

BY PAOLO ALMARIO
@ ARTS NUMÉRIQUES ON MAR 20, 2014

Colombian artist Paolo Almario shares how he started working with specific technologies within his digital arts practice. His early web development interests have evolved into physical self-destroying portraits. On behalf of a not-so-frustrating learning process, he promotes SCANLabs, a students group dedicated to digital technologies 'evangelization'.

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Arts and Crafts of the State Fair

BY PHILIP BERGER
@ VOL 32 ON DEC 02, 2014

From butter sculpting of local beauty princesses, impressionist quilting, to the home made cakes from scratch. 

Philip Berger discusses of the arts and crafts that he discovered at the Minnesota State fair. Learning that there is no clear definition of art and craft, along with the celebration of locally grown agriculture. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 15, 2015.

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Between reality and routine

BY CHLOÉ JARRY
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 04, 2014

In her work, Chloé Jarry conjures situations where art meets everyday life. She likes the indistinct sphere where these two realities mingle and interconnect, evoquing a never-ending dialogue between one and the other.
She has chosen the technique of earthenware as a material permitting me to mould and copy everyday objects : light bulbs, electrical sockets, adaptors, carpet slippers, grab-handles, pegs, plastic bottles forgotten on a bedside table... The technique of earthenware transforms the original object. During the steps of moulding, drying, and firing, the object gets distorted in a way that I cannot, and don’t wish to control, and my sculptures bear the traces of these accidents. Here’s what she is most interested in, as opposed to, for instance, a brand new and perfectly cast light switch freshly coming out of the production chain. I voluntarily keep the traces of my manipulation, I even leave the jagged edge you get during the process of casting. The hardly distorted form gives an impression of strangeness.
Her sculptures fully live in the space she offer to them. Discreet, they won’t change its function in the slightest, their presence will simply mark it in a subtle way, like appendixes from a parallel world.
She reproduces objects which are so typical for everyday life we don’t notice them any longer. Thus, her work offers a new regard on form, function, and space. {in French}

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Unpredicted Lessons from Martial Arts Training

BY VICTORIA HAGGLAND
@ VOL 24 ON JUL 15, 2015

Victoria Haggland has been doing martial arts since she is 10 years old. She shares what she've learned and made her the person she is.

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My New Everyday Life

BY NORA AMES
@ PECHAKUCHA NIGHT AT THE CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE BIENNIAL ON OCT 30, 2015

“Obviously, living in a wheelchair is a challenge but is a normal life for many. Wheelchair living requires constant mapping out of acceptable routes and services –like bathrooms– and destinations –like restaurants.”

In My New Everyday Life Speaker Nora Ames reprises her standing ovation presentation from the Chicago Architecture Biennial at PechaKucha Chicago’s 36th Volume.  

Nora used to enjoy runs by Lake Michigan, running by herself or with coworkers and friends. 13 months ago she had a medical condition taking her out of the workplace and changing her perspective forever. In this presentation the effect of design on accessibility is discussed.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, February 15th, 2016. 

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Hyperloop - Your Everyday Roller Coaster

BY DAVID CHEW VEE KUAN
@ PECHAKUCHA NIGHT SPECIAL X MINI @ BMW GROUP TOKYO BAY ON JUL 20, 2016

"He said, 'Young man, just try to do it!'"

In Hyperloop - Your Everyday Roller Coaster from PechaKucha Night Special x MINI @ BMW Group Tokyo Bay, David Chew Vee Kuan shares how he and a team of students is trying to build the prototype of a futuristic transportation system called the Hyperloop. They are bringing their micro version of Hyperloop to compete with other teams from the US and Europe in Space X HQ, LA this October.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, August 12th, 2016.

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10 Years Of Miao

BY JIAN KHENG SWEE GOH
@ VOL 4 ON APR 15, 2017

This year marks Jian Kheng Swee Goh's 10th year of his Miao&WafuPafu comics, a comic started as an assignment into a hobby with a vision, and now his life. Jian tells the journey and difficulties to pursuit his passion through the decade.