PechaKucha Presentation


Roman Sablin

Turn On Your Eco-Thinking


Roman Sablin, eco-lifestyle trainer and social engineer, helps to promote and implement social projects that create a better future. Roman’s presentation helps people go greener, that is to work on sustainable consumption, turn on eco-thinking in our daily life and routine habits. He explains how to choose healthy and safe cosmetics, food, and surround yourself with the necessary minimum of high-quality things. (in Russian)


Being an Engineer - Making Things Stand Up

@ VOL 3 ON FEB 20, 2010

Darren Paine about his work as an engineer, working with architects, the earthquakes and the questions he ask himself: Why are we designing these things? What is their function?


Cooking Parties and Workshops

@ VOL 20 ON MAR 22, 2012

Julia Bondarchuk is the owner of the cookery club and shop Edoque, and in her presentation she talks about her cooking parties and workshops, where cooking turns to a game, using culinary construction sets. The master classes and workshops have the goal of inspiring people to cook and to save time when doing so. (in Russian)


Russia Laws and Prison Subculture

@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2013

Lawyer Dariy Timohina discusses various features of creation and execution of legislation in Russia. She shares her opinion on how these features led to the creation of a very specific prison subculture that became prominent enough to develop its own slang and rituals. (in Russian) 


Create Like an Artist, Improve Like An Engineer

@ VOL 4 ON SEP 26, 2014

Some of the greatest innovations happens when artists and engineers collide, and that's when life creates exciting opportunities. Samantha Chan discusses the topics of art and science, and that both are just as equally important to help create, and bring the world together. 


Qu’est ce qui influence votre santé ? - What influences your health ?

@ VOL 1 ON NOV 20, 2014

Dans cette vidéo, je parlerai tout d’abord de mes recherches sur les facteurs génétiques jouant un rôle dans des maladies complexes telles que le cancer, l’asthme, le diabète et la maladie d’Alzheimer. On peut espérer que d’ici une dizaine d’années, le médecin pourra prédire sur base de vos gènes, quel traitement est le plus adapté dans votre cas. En attendant d’en arriver là, vous pouvez dès aujourd’hui faire quelque chose pour votre santé, notamment en faisant du sport régulièrement. Je montrerai comment la course à pied a changée ma vie et donnerai des conseils pour pratiquer ce sport correctement. En effet, beaucoup de gens abandonnent cette activité à cause de problèmes de genoux. Ceux-ci peuvent pourtant être évité en faisant principalement attention à trois choses : sa technique de course, porter des chaussures adaptées et écouter son corps (notamment, ne pas vouloir en faire trop du jour au lendemain).


In this video, I will first talk about my research activities, which focuses on genetic factors influencing complex diseases like cancer, asthma, diabetes and Alzheimer disease. We can expect that in about ten years, doctors will be able to predict, based on your genes, which treatment is best indicated in your case. Before we get there, you can already start today doing something for your health, for instance by doing sports regularly. I will show how running changed my life and give some advices on how to do it right. Indeed, many people give up this activity because of knee problems. However, these can be avoided, mainly by paying attention to three things: the running technique, wearing appropriate shoes and listening to your body (in particular, avoiding doing too much from one day to the other).


Bunk Beds

@ VOL 14 ON OCT 14, 2014

Mechanical engineer, William Harper, speaks about his latest design—high tech bunk beds for a hostile in Nashville. These beds are equipped with electrical outlets, storage, curtains, and more.


Yes We Can! (Turn our trash cans into art on Milpas)

@ VOL 12 ON OCT 29, 2014

Sharon Byrne is having a great time discovering how much fun urban renewal projects can be. She’s presently engaged in raising the profile of Santa Barbara’s Eastside, first by making it safe, then turning it into a national Neighborhood-of-the-Year winner. She’s discovered an incredible community of people that love working on their neighborhood, and have pulled together to do amazing things in it. Tonight, you’re going to see one of the most ambitious projects this tremendous Eastside team has ever attempted: Yes We Can – a project to turn our public trash cans from blight into art, using the talents of our children and the strength of our youth arts programs. Enjoy!


Design in your city : Playing with Data

@ VOL 20 ON FEB 20, 2015

Dom talks about interacting with your analogue city in a digital way.


Free Your Fitness, Free Yourself

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Does your lifestyle prevent you from qualifying for insurance discounts? Do you lack sufficient time for exercise or have limited access to sports facilities? Maybe you just want to keep your personal data private without having to pay higher insurance premiums for the privilege?

Unfit Bits provides solutions. At Unfit Bits, we are investigating DIY fitness spoofing techniques to allow you to create walking datasets without actually having to share your personal data. These techniques help produce personal data to qualify you for insurance rewards even if you can't afford a high exercise lifestyle. 

Our team of experts are undertaking an in-depth Fitbit Audit to better understand how the Fitbit and other trackers interpret data. With these simple techniques using everyday devices from your home, we show you how to spoof your walking data so that you too can qualify for the best discounts. Our new range of desktop fitness devices are also available on this site. 

Free your fitness. Free yourself. Earn Rewards.



Tega Brain is an artist and engineer. She makes eccentric engineering, reimagining everyday technologies to address their politics and envision alternatives. She is currently a resident at Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, Brooklyn, has both studied and taught at the School for Poetic Computation, and is an Assistant Professor at SUNY Purchase. 

Surya Mattu is an artist and engineer based in Brooklyn. He is currently a fellow at Data&Society where he is investigating infrastructure with a focus on wireless as a way to better understand bias in technology. He is also a contributing researcher at ProPublica. Previously he has worked as an engineer at Bell Labs and is a graduate from the New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. He has a degree in Electronics and Telecommunication from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.

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