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PechaKucha Presentation

Energy is the New Money

PRESENTED ON JUN 04, 2014
IN MAASTRICHT @ VOL 22

Peggy Braeken devised a new shop concept in Maastricht, the Netherlands, aiming to provide a platform for creative entrepreneurs to showcase and sell their artistic creations. 

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An Energy Usage Reduction Project

BY MIKE STOPKA
@ AIA2030 CHICAGO SUCCESS STORIES ON AUG 20, 2013

Mike Stopka, an architect, talks about how his team tackled the challenge of significantly reducing an apartment building's energy usage.

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Energy in Atlanta

BY KRISTI SWARTZ
@ VOL 26 ON SEP 20, 2015

Kristi Swartz is an energy-focused journalist and speaks about how energy is changing in ATL. "How many of you know the Falcons are building a new stadium?"... "How many of you know Georgia Power is building two new nuclear reactors...?" Energy generation is changing and there are many players in the game, listen as Swartz talks about those players and where we are heading.

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Faces That Make Money

BY ROYI AKAVIA
@ VOL 27 ON DEC 18, 2015

The distinctive pieces introduced here combine a collage made of real devalued international currency and layers of varnish over which Royi Akavia paints the portraits of modern subjects who have money, make money and spend money. The works are also burned with fire to create a glasslike 3-D surface reminiscent of old world craftsmanship. The end result: The rich and famous – such as Queen Elizabeth – are situated atop such personalities as Bolivar, Leonardo, Lenin and Margaret Thatcher.

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Is it Better to Work for Love or Money?

BY ANN HAWKINS
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 07, 2016

Ann Hawkins explores some of the forces that cause people to choose what they do to earn a living. Do you love what you do or do what you love when you're not working? 

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University of Tennessee Governor's Chair for Energy and Urbanism

BY JAMES ROSE
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 12, 2016

What can we do together that we can't do individually? This is the
question that serves to unite the efforts of UT College of Architecture
and Design, Skidmore Owings and Merrill, and ORNL as partners in
the Governor's Chair for Energy and Urbanism. Based in the
downtown FabLab and taught in conjunction with Phil Enquist and
others from SOM and ORNL, the Governor's Chair studios challenge
students to tackle tough design problems. One such challenge is the
architectural application of additive manufacturing or 3D printing. In
the spring of 2015 a graduate architecture studio was tasked with
developing an understanding of the opportunities and limitations of
this new technology. These findings foregrounded the design and
construction of the AMIE prototype. More akin to natural processes
like seashell growth than familiar construction, the process of
designing and building AMIE has created a platform for global
leadership in this emerging field for UT, SOM, and ORNL.

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Art and Energy

BY CHRIS FREMANTLE
@ VOL 28 ON JUL 06, 2016

Chris Fremantle is a Researcher and Producer. He is teaching a day a week at Gray’s School of Art working on Design, Innovation and Leadership. As a Producer he works on public art – he also worked on the art installed in the new Southern General. Tonight he is here to talk about Art and Energy and in particular the Land Art Generator Initiative and the project they are doing in Glasgow. He is going to provide a bit of background on his own Art and Energy story, and why he thought it was important to bring the Land Art Generator Initiative to Scotland and what they have been doing in Glasgow. He created ecoartscotland about 6 years ago with the aim of connecting what’s going on all over the world with what’s happening in Scotland. 

ecoartscotland is a blog, projects and a mobile library.

You can keep up to date by subscribing at 

http://ecoartscotland.net

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200 days without buying anything new

BY MARNITA OPPERMANN
@ VOL 46 ON NOV 07, 2017

Marnita Oppermann will share a personal story about not buying anything new for 200 days. The challenge transformed Marnita's relationship with money and gave her a new perspective on materialism.

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The Energy of Well Being - A New Framework for Life Balance

BY LYNNE STEWART
@ VOL 17 ON NOV 24, 2017

Lynne Stewart’s new framework for life balance is grounded on the pillars of a balanced, well-rounded life and the impact of energy on our well-being. Lynne highlights that life balance can be achieved through blending individual components and workplace components such as strategy for eating, strategy for sleeping, and strategy for playing to motivation and strategic decision making. 

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Does money make you mean?

BY PAUL SMEETS
@ VOL 34 ON JAN 30, 2018

What do you think, does money make you mean? Paul Smeets, Associate Professor in Finance at Maastricht University School of Business and Economics, investigated the influence of money on prosocial behaviour over the last few years. 

Traditionally finance researchers have only focused on how to behave
to earn more money. Paul flipped this question around and asked: Does having more money influence your behaviour?