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Alex Cequea

Entrepreneur, Editor in Chief of iPhone Life magazine in Fairfield

Through the Google Glass

PRESENTED ON OCT 18, 2013
IN FAIRFIELD @ VOL 2

Earlier this year, Google chose 8000 people to test out their Google Glass before they release it to the public. Alex Cequea was one of those lucky 8000 people. In this presentation Alex talks about what Google Glass is, what its potential benefits are, what its potential downsides are, and what he thinks it will do for humanity.

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Illusory Glass Structures

BY DIRK JAN POSTEL
@ VOL 72 ON APR 21, 2010

Architect Dirk Jan Postel -- one of the world's leading proponents of glass in building construction -- discusses the innovative usage of this transparent structural material: how it allows architects to make additions to existing historical buildings, seemingly levitate large concrete slabs, and creatively let light enter or exit spaces. Check out his firm, Kraaijvanger.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 29, 2013.

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Google Earth Sioux Falls

BY TJ OLSON
IN SIOUX FALLS

TJ Olson uses his presentation to take us on a tour of the development of Sioux Falls, by way of Google Earth. (in English)

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Glass and Paint

BY JAKE ZOLLIE HARPER AND AMADA MILLER
@ VOL 9 ON FEB 19, 2013

Jake Zollie Harper, a glass artist, and Amada Miller, a graphic artist and painter, showcase their work and discuss their collaborative projects with other local artists.

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Heroes of Wood, Glass, Steel

BY KEIJI ASHIZAWA
@ VOL 106 ON SEP 20, 2013

Keiji Ashizawa is a metalworker with a lot of industrious friends. Keiji shows off some of his amazing work with steel and aluminum, as well as the lighting, wood, and glasswork of those who he works with. He also discusses the structures and furniture he built for those in the tsunami-affected area of Ishinomaki, Japan. (in Japanese)

This presentation was part of the PechaKucha Global Night 2013, and follows the theme of "hidden heroes."

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Quantifying Self

BY RAMI ALHAMAD
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 05, 2013

Rami Alhamad, CEO and co-founder of PUSH in Toronto, explains the "quantify self" movement in relation to the revolution of wearable technology to show how individuals are revoluitionizing how they track their daily habits. He disscusses the challenges of privacy and accuracy, and exposes the healthcare system as antiquated and in need of improvement. 

 

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Breakdown to Breakthrough

BY NANCY GIERE
@ VOL 6 ON SEP 21, 2013

Nancy Giere is a recovering workoholic. When she realized her working lifestyle was resulting in negativity, she decided to take a workshop and go into glass-fusing as a way to reconnect with her creativity. We see how she views crafting as a metaphor for the corrections she has made to live a better life.

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From Lady Dior to the Voyage à Nantes

BY GLASS FABRIK
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 17, 2013

Glass-Fabrik is a craft studio of experiment and production of works and glass objects in the service of the creators. According to the formal, functional and economic , Glass-fabrik proposes an approach by the resear  and the techniques adapted among the extent of the possibilities of shaping of the glass. A network of professional partners in the craft environment allows Glass-fabrik to follow the project in her entire production and to favor the meeting between the persons receiving benefits (providers) in the service of the work. (in French)

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A Parable About Glass

BY JILL REYNOLDS
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 27, 2014

Jill Reynolds talks about the intersetion of glass and science and glass' essentialness in measuring the natural world. She further relates the idea of glass to human beings in that just as glass "...humans are fragile beings shaped by breath and filled with potential and possibilities." 

 

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mMAS Design & Research

BY JESSICA GARCIA FRITZ
IN SIOUX FALLS

Jessica Garcia Fritz, co-founder and partner at mMAS Design + Research, has worked and studied in different locations in the United States and Europe. Jessica presents how mMAS utilizes Facebook, Google+ and Drop Box to collaborate with other groups that would not typically work together due to geographical constraints.