TORONTO Search Results: “Art & Culture”
Orange County, China
BY KOTAMA BOUABANE
@ VOL 15
ON APR 20, 2012
Orange County, CA in China? Not quite, but in this presentation, Kotama shares photos of a suburb in Beijing that has been made to look like Orange County. He also takes the opportunity to cover other Western-influenced elements he spotted in China.
"Presentation of the Day" on July 22, 2013.
Stem Cell Art
BY IRWIN ADAM EYDELNANT
@ VOL 14
ON MAR 27, 2012
Irwin Adam is a chemical engineer, but all of his friends are designers. After a crazy journey through Siberia, he moved to Toronto from Montreal. Inspired by his designer friends, he's turning 2D stem cells into microscopic 3D art.
"Presentation of the Day" on July 27, 2013.
BY ROMAN MILO
@ VOL 12
ON JAN 17, 2012
Roman Milo is a digital artist and was one of the founding members of Harbourfront Centre. He started working with digital art when his computer got hacked by the Romanian KGB hacking school in 1995. He then started studying computer viruses and code, and created an art show inspired by the codes.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 26, 2013.
Come Up To My Room
BY PAMILA MATHARU
@ VOL 21
ON FEB 19, 2013
Pamila Matharu is an artist, cultural producer, and curator of the "Come Up To My Room" design installation show at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto. She showcases numerous amazing collaborations and creations that were created as a part of the showcase, and how the idea behind CUTMR came to be.
Photojournalism for Art
BY OLIVIER BERGER
@ VOL 22
ON MAR 19, 2013
Olivier Berger and Sophie Perceval of Wondereur, an iPad app that's a cross between a commercial art gallery and a magazine, shares the power of photojournalism and how they want to leverage it to evoke an emotional response from the viewer.
"Presentation of the Day" on October 8, 2013.
PULP: Paper Art Party 2014
BY ROTEM YANIV
@ VOL 29
ON APR 01, 2014
After last year's success, PULP: Paper Art Party has returned. Led by architect Rotem Yaniv, the fundraising event advocates for sustainable design. The event itself encompasses a live music show within a reclaimed materials art exhibit. All proceeds go towards raising funds to refurbish Street Haven at the Crossroads, a downtown emergency women's shelter.
The Morden Heirloom: Coding Quilts
BY ELIZABETH ELLIOTT
@ VOL 29
ON APR 01, 2014
Elizabeth "Libs" Elliott merges old craft and modern art forms to create beautiful quilts with a technological twist. Using the Processing visual programming language, Elizabeth generates random patterns for her quilts by altering code to play with colour palettes, geometric shapes, and other variables. She draws out each pattern by hand and then sews them onto quilts.
"Presentation of the Day" on July 16, 2014.
Connecting the empathy gap
BY ROSS CURTNER
@ VOL 31
ON DEC 04, 2014
Scott Baker and Ross Curtner are the founders of Adjacent Possibilities. They bring together diverse sectors to creatively showcase solutions to complex problems. In their first iteration in art+energy, they connected artists with cleantech entrepreneurs and curated an exhibition on the human capacity to address climate disruption. Adjacent Possibilities is currently developing future projects on water, climate and cities.
SITEWIDE Search Results: “Art & Culture”
The American Institute of Architects is the voice of the architectural profession in the US and the resource for its members in service to society. Through a culture of innovation, AIA empowers its members and inspires creation for a better built environment.
PechaKucha teamed up with 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT as part of the "Design Ah!" exhibition to produce two special events on March 23rd. One for kids, where they made and presented their 20x20s in an open workshop. The other for 'grown-ups' was part of Roppongi Art Night, and featured an inspiring lineup of design talent.
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The Belmont Filmhouse
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Richmond Cultural Centre
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City Arcadia, Coventry Artspace's project gallery space
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Figge Art Museum
Nov 19, 2015
MIRAS art gallery
May 12, 2016
Williamsburg Library Theater
May 01, 2017
Consumer Culture and Environmental Art
BY ALISON MCDONALD
@ VOL 9
ON SEP 03, 2015
Alison McDonald's works of art are intended to draw out a conversation on consumer culture and environmental concerns. Through her work, Alison aims to educate positively about stewardship of our planet and in particular, our waterways.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
PKN in Culture Magazine
PechaKucha Night gets some nice coverage in the June issue of Culture Magazine -- love that 2-page spread! The magazine can be viewed online, with the article appearing on pages 54-55 (108-109 in the viewer).
Today's "Presentation of the Day" will have you standing on your head and spitting nickels (or, maybe just the standing-on-your-head part). Chris Kirkland runs an art-related online business (Art Web) here in Tokyo, but even more interesting are the gravity-defying poses that he tends to strike when he's out and about -- and we're talking out and about on a global level. You won't have to invert your body to view his presentation from PKN Tokyo Vol. 90, which is aptly titled "Headstanding", so have a look.
Special PKN in Stockholm
Next week's PKN Stockholm Vol. 38 is not just any old PechaKucha Night. Not only will it feature an international lineup with design talent from all over coming to do presentations, but it will also feature none other than PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham, who will MC the event (as well as present).
Confessions of a culture junkie: Pecha Kucha Maastricht makes the grade
By Susan Schaefer I’ll admit I’m a culture junkie who until June 20, 2009 found the culture seen in Maastricht, well – politely boring, lacking an edge. Plenty of highbrow art and culture but not much of what I call ‘smart brow’ – that place where edgy meets elite. I have a confession – I am a culture junkie with a string of arts and culture leadership in my pedigree: I am the founding publisher, editor and reporter of the South Street Star, the first arts and culture weekly newspaper to cover the hot and happenin’ SoHo scene in my hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, where I also founded the Club Bay-Root, an original act nightclub, edited of the first ‘What’s Happening’ art and culture listings pages for New York newspaper, the Aquarian Weekly, and founded of the first women’s poetry festival while fronting my own poetry troupe, the Star Bards (we had a fan following well before poetry had ‘slams’!). Later, as the chair of the public policy committee for the Greater Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce in Minnesota, I founded the first ever business task force to study the impact of the creative class on our city. I’ve lived in Maastricht for the past five years and have been concerned with the strength of the city’s bid for European Capital of Culture city in 2018. Ah, but then a friend took me to a Pecha Kucha night and Maastricht and its surrounding “Euroregion” area shone as a wholly new sphere in my celestial imagination. It’s not that Maastricht invented this night. Far from it. Pecha Kucha Night was born in Japan 2003 as a place for designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. Pecha Kucha, Japanese for the sound of conversation, is a fast paced, entertaining and informative format now running in 210 cities world wide, allowing each presenter 20 images at 20 seconds each (totaling 6 minutes and 40 seconds) to present original thought, ideas, concepts, and the like. Some presenters are literally ‘pitching’ their wares (rather than finding a gallery or the like to showcase them) while others intend to shock, stimulate or entertain. No matter the goal, the design and pace of this evening truly arouses passion. The hosts, of Pecha Kucha Maastricht: Pierre Buijs, Martijn Kagenaar and Jean-Paul Toonen have put their individual spin on this international event by filming and streaming the video on their own website. The presence of a multi-media crew adds a dash of panache and credibility to the event. With the brass ring of capturing the honor of hosting Europe’s Capital of Culture in mind, Pecha Kucha Maastricht features the artists, designers, performers, thinkers and tinkers who defy the city’s more staid image. For me, it revealed an intriguing sub-cultural literati from the too often unseen Maastricht cultural scene. Bravo! To learn more about the Speakers from June 20th simply click onto their website . My personal favorites from June 20th were the soft spoken but deeply sincere Jeroen Vinken, Art upon Fabrics, Lonneke ten Hooven,Food Seduction, a culinary poet, and space cadet, William Willems, whose Flower Bombing stole the show. See for yourself why Maastricht may indeed come up roses for its cultural quest. by Susan SchaeferSchaefer Communications, LLC Photo: Audience, Pecha Kucha Maastricht (Photo: courtesy of Bert Janssen Photography (Maastricht)
Wood and Steel
Welding, cutting, bending, sand-blasting, polishing, Sjors van Buyten does it all; and in this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Hong Kong Vol. 14) he elaborates on the pieces he's crafted from found objects. Sjors works primarily with metals, wood, and light -- and the results are often electrifying.
PechaKucha Night Istanbul Special Event amberFest '13 "did you plug in"
PechaKucha Night Istanbul Special Event amberFest'13 ( technology and digital art festival) was held on November 1 at Roxy Club in Istanbul. So many guests and speakers came all around world for this special EU festival. on the stage, they were telling about their projects and works about technology, art and digital culture. Here is the some presenters details and photos links. And videos are coming soon! Please check the photos on : http://www.flickr.com/photos/44542090@N08/sets/72157637836744215/ Susa Pop- Public Art Lab and Connecting Cities Susa's project was about connection with festival cities on public street with Outdoor LEDs Martin Brysnkov Life Between Systems He spoke about how difficult it is for people who build technical systems for cities to predict what kind of life that people will live between those systems. Hideaki Ogawa - Ars Electronica Futurelab as Creative Catalysts Hideaki's project is known as a simple and consecutive interaction design combined digital technologies and analog technologies. Mahir Yavuz- United Colors of Dissent He was talking about his project with Orkan Telhan entitled United Colors of Dissent Yılmaz Kıymaz- A Growing Indie Community in Turkey He is independent game developer and GDT ( Game Development Turkey) admin, will talk about the GDT community and the game jam that will be organized as part of AMBER
A while ago, someone told Ahmed Hassan that he needed therapy, so he bought a motorcycle. Now his therapy sessions consist of drives through the countryside where he discovers the beauty and art in rusted treasures. Lucky for us, he carries a camera. In "Garage Art" from a special Archex Session edition of PKN Williamsburg, Ahmed delves into the world as seen through his lens, as well as the on-the-road culture of freedom it embodies.
Custom Character Culture for Causes
“I’ve really become interested in doing custom toy shows and donating the money to good causes.” Figure and toy expert Don Kratzer speaks on Indie Toy Custom Culture. In “Custom Character Culture for Causes” from PKN Tokyo Vol. 117, Don discusses the discrepancies and crossovers between creators, characters, and figures, as well as goes into depth on the custom figure culture.
Tainan's Design Culture
"This is one of the most dangerous festivals in the world! You must join!"In Tainan's Design Culture from Pechakucha Night Tokyo Vol. 123, Leslie Tsai talks about the wonderful culture of Taiwan. He encourages many people to visit this great country with its many different customs and art.
A Glimpse of Armenian Culture
"When God was giving out the land to people, the Armenians were partying and got there late, and all that was left was the land of stones."In A Glimpse of Armenian Culture from PechaKucha night Townsville Vol. 10, Philippa Johnson shares her great love for international folk dancing, of which she is both a student and a teacher in Townsville. She tells some tales of her latest overseas dance workshop which took her to the strikingly beautiful South Caucasus region and heritage-rich nation of Armenia.