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iPads and Innovations

BY RYZHKOV OLEKSANDR
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 24, 2013

Oleksandr Ryzhkovhead of the «November» and the project «Vyhodnoj», highlights the fresh and up to date information about events and places in Dnipropetrovsk. In his presentation on PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Start-up Vol. 9 he talked about owners of different cafes or restaurants that face with problems connected with POS terminals, because they are quite expensive and inconvenient. Alexander and his team offer a great solution — POS terminal based on the iPad. Intuitive, user-friendly and with very affordable price, it simplifies the work of the waiters, which saves both their time and the time of visitors. 

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Caged Humans in Bali

BY INGETJE TADROS
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 28, 2014

Listen to Ingetje Tadros's stories - what she sees and feels is expressed fully through the words and her photographs. Through her photographs, Ingejte speaks about the families and people whom she met in Bali. Their stories of dealing with mental illness and forced to live in locked rooms. The experience has left her realizing that she takes her own freedom for granted. 

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Credit to Ingetje Tadros/Diimex

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Concepts in Time and Motion

BY JONATHAN SCHIPPER
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 16, 2014

Jonathan Schipper captures a moment of time through sculpture - developing ideas of time, space, speed and motion by crashing two cars together incredibly slowly over the span of two months. 

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

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Create and Collaborate

BY KRISTEN SMITH
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

Fabcafe as a new place to collaborate and create set to start in the end of the summer in NYC is presented by Kristen Smith. Tech on site is helping customers with their designs and laser cutting and in the evening the Fabcafe turns into events space. The platfform is to take global connections and use them to thrive the local creative economy.

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Wearable Technology for All

BY JENSIN ELAINE
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Jensin Wallace relates her trip to Slovenia to collaborate with a man suffering from tetraplegia to create custom smart clothing to assist him on a day to day basis - all controlled by his cell phone! Wow!

Jensin was trained as textile textile designer at the Rhode Island School of Design and experimented with how to make sound and emotions tangible. After getting some experience in the luxury fashion industry, she went back to school and received a Masters of Design focusing in fashion and technology. Currently she works as a sweater technical designer for a high end women's label in NYC.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, November 9th, 2015. 

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A Whirlwind in Manzanar

BY ELLEN HUXTABLE
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 12, 2016

During World War II, Japanese Americans in Los Angeles were evacuated to Manzanar, a relocation center camp in the California desert. Combining oral history with artifacts and primary source material, Ellen Huxtable has researched the experiences of her parents, relatives, and others during their confinement at Manzanar. Ellen’s current project, “A Whirlwind in Manzanar,” is a book of historical fiction for young readers based on this research.

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There's Something About That

BY WILL HUDSON
@ VOL 23 ON FEB 25, 2016

 “How simple some ideas can be but you got to make them happen.. cats and famous paintings...”

In There's Something About That from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 23, Will Hudson, the founder of creative agency called "It's nice that", explains why he's passionate about other people's creative skills. He shows off his favorites such as christmas card, sushi cats and many other interesting things!

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, September 27th, 2016. 

 

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The Urban Chill

BY HIROHISA SATO
@ PASSION! TO THE FUTURE: NSRI 10TH ANNIVERSARY TALK EVENT POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON NOV 10, 2016

日本のカフェ文化や飲食業界を牽引し、 地域に根差した店舗作りから商業施設のプロデュースまで行う、 バルニバービの佐藤裕久さん。 「街灯り 人が遊びて 生まれけん」をテーマに、 ご自身のこれまで手がけてきた数々の店舗や空間を通じて「街づくり」のあるべき本質を語られています!

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Vientiane Foodies Group

BY ANA ARSENOVA
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 02, 2017

Ana Arenova’s presentation really all made us very hungry and thinking about our next food adventure! She briefly introduced us to her home country’s delicacies and then shared with us the inspirations and challenges which have led to the creation of the Vientiane Foodies Group. With her, we discover some of the group best food voyage in Vientiane from Pakistani cuisine to North Korean or South Indian cuisine and many many more choices to tempt our taste buds.  Ana and her foodies group can definitely help us find our way in the city’s proliferation of restaurants and cafes without going bananas!

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Manitoba Mutts Rescue Presents: Life Lessons

BY COLLEEN HOLLOWAY
@ VOL 30 ON MAY 11, 2017

Manitoba Mutts Rescue Volunteer Colleen Holloway Presents: Life Lessons from the most resilient and loveable creatures in Manitoba.  From learning to love the couch and trust others to the gut wrenching misery behind those that just never make it to their foster homes.  If this presentation doesn't tug at your heart strings - you my friend are made of ice.  

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The Salaryman Project, Amazing Cakes, and 4000 in Tel Aviv

Presentations In October 2006, as he was taking photos of nature in the forest near Kawaguchiko, a salaryman with a suitcase appeared on the track. Ever since that day, Bruno Quinquet has tried to investigate the mysteries of office work in Japan through photography. He has exhibited this series -- which is the topic of his presentation (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 92) -- in Japan and abroad. Last month, he launched a crowdfunding campaign to support the production of the "Salaryman Project Business Schedule 2013." These are not the cakes you are used to seeing. In this first presentation (in Italian) from PKN Pisa Vol. 1, Alessandra Pacini -- a cake designer -- shares some of the amazing cakes she's produced over the years. Cake design is an interesting form of art, in which anyone can make a professional-looking cake, with no limits to imagination -- although using only edible materials is key. Posters We have quite a few new posters up on the Tumblr blog today, including two from Kosice (for last week's Vol. 18, and the upcoming Vol. 19), a well as for PKN Okayama Vol. 14, PKN Orlando Vol. 6, and PKN Portsmouth Vol. 11 (above), which continues that city's elemental theme for the year (first was fire).  And speaking of Portsmouth, here's a great video that was produced after the city's Vol. 10, that acts as a peek at that event, as well as a teaser for the upcoming Vol. 11: Photos and report What does a crowd of 4000 look like? It looks like what you see pictured above, from last week's PKN Tel Aviv Vol. 13 -- and there are more photos to see in this Flickr photoset. Also, we have the following report from PKN Tel Aviv organizer Anat Safran:We had another great PKN here at Tel Aviv, with 4000 people in the house. As usual the demand for tickets was huge and we were sold out in minutes... Me and my partner Itay were happy to host 9 presenters, all great and crazy, just the way we love them. We started the evening with a presentation by Liat Segal, who is running a studio for art and technology. Her projects are always fun and beautiful and involve music, paint and robots. Than came on stage Ofer Grunewald who is a young Bonsai artist. He shared his passion and explained the satisfaction of sculpting with a living material as trees. Mushon Zer Aviv (designer) and his wife Galia Ofri (painter) talked about their first common project that aims to illustrate wikipedia. With great drawings for esoteric articles and some very interesting questions about sharing knowledge -- these were a fascinating 6 minutes and 40 seconds. Artist and representative of the slow food movement in Israel, Rafram Hadad took us on a lovely journey in his different fields of creation, mixing visual arts and food in all middle eastern countries. A whole different experience was the one offered by brain researcher Moran Cerf, who is working in a very special lab in L.A. where experiments are made on live human brains. He can map the brain and than "read" one's thoughts or even allow handicapped people to control a robotic arm with their thoughts. Than came Ohad Zlotnik, a graduate student in visual arts, who presented his very smart project of 3D typography, with Hebrew letters that became real objects. Daniel Dover is a street artist who told us his short and so funny history trying to fit in the world of design, and what has finally brought him to do his street art interventions.  Oded Ezer is a well known typographer who has presented his work in the first Tel Aviv PKN back on 2007. We were happy to invite him once again and discover his super intelligent projects. Oded told us about a typographic tattoo project, a graphic flag project, a social Skype-typo project, and more. The last show of the evening was by director Yair Kedar, who presented his current project, a documentary about Yona Wollach, one of Israel's most well known poet. His presentation ended with a live song by local singer Karolina whose big warm voice filled all our hearts with joy and emotions, with anticipation for our next PKN.Calendar Tonight (June 4) you'll want to catch PKN Stockholm Vol. 34, which we hear is going to be quite the event. Tomorrow, PKNs are happening in the following cities: PKN Louisville Vol. 8, PKN Chicago Vol. 22, and PKN Sydney Vol. 21. Please note that the PKN Hong Kong Vol. 12 that was scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed.

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Designing Cakes

Culinary artist, painter, crocheter, and all-around Renaissance woman Mhairi Wild speaks (at PKN Dundee, Scotland Vol. 5) about the process -- though perhaps more specifically -- the art of making cakes. In this edition of Presentation of the Day, she goes into depth on some of her recipes and cake-constructing secrets: the importance of balance between flavors, the consistency of the cake and icing, and the design elements of the cake’s decoration. A delectable treat of a presentation indeed! 

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Causes and Effects

In today's "Presentation of the Day" -- "Causes and Effects" -- designer Robert L. Peters uses various examples of design used to pass on a message or critique a particular world problem, using it as a call to arms, inviting everyone to choose their cause and do something about it. It was recorded at PKN Winnipeg Vol. 7.

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Poster for PKN Knoxville Vol. 9

Beth Meadows is a talented local artist who is well known for her creative abstractions of found objects, architectural spaces, and historic structures.  She volunteered her time to design the poster for Knoxville's 9th Pecha Kucha and for that we are grateful!    She choose this painting for the poster for the architectural qualities and proportion of the space - perfect for the integration of PKN into Architecture Week!  The couple [and their cats] are taking time from thier busy schedules to sit quietly and listen.  Sometimes PKN can get a little rowdy but the reason we all attend is to listen to a passionate community member share thier craft with us.  It is an inspiring evening of reflection and gratitde.   Beth Meadows graduated from the University of Tennessee with a BFA in Studio Art in 2007. She has lived and worked in Knoxville since then and currently manages The Salvage Room for the non-profit Knox Heritage, receiving and selling historic building materials. She is also the Director, as well as an artist, of 17th Street Studios, a work space for thirteen artists near downtown Knoxville. To view more of her work visit her site http://withbearhands.com/    

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iPads and Innovations

One of the speakers at the last event was Alexander Ryzhkov — head of the «November» and the project «Vyhodnoj», which highlights the fresh and up to date information about events and places in Dnipropetrovsk. He talked about owners of different cafes or restaurants that face with problems connected with POS terminals, because they are quite expensive and inconvenient. Alexander and his team offer a great solution — POS terminal based on the iPad. Intuitive, user-friendly and with very affordable price, it simplifies the work of the waiters, which saves both their time and the time of visitors. 

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Death Cafe

Talking about death won't kill you! Hayley West introduces the discussion group series Death Cafe: where people can talk about death in a relaxed and confidential environment and eat cake too! In "Death Cafe" from Blue Mountains Vol. 9, we learn that people rarely discuss post-death plans, and Hayley encourages people to make preparations for their death, and think about all post-life possibilities.

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My Love Story With Cake

"People have to find something that they're passionate about in life and live it." This was the advice given by Cheelin Wong's grandmother in My Love Story With Cake, from Bandar Seri Begawan Vol. 4. Cheelin Wong is one of three owners of the family owned cake shop, Ximply Chriz, who was inspired by her grandmother's advice sparking her to fly off to France to learn how to bake cake. Cheelin talks about her passion for the sweet life while pushing doubts, ego crushers and failures away by making magic in the kitchen.Finally she adds, "Eggs, Butter, Sugar, Flour; All taste pretty nasty in their natural form. But they can be combined and processed into a piece of heaven."

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The Great Coffee Caper

"Help us find the last [missing] Fujita panel so we can rebuild the Brazil Cafe in Ginza!"In "The Great Coffee Caper " from Tokyo's Brazilian Lifestyle Powered by PechaKucha, Brazilian Ambassador to Japan,  André Corrêa do Lago shares his piqued curiosity when, as a teenager in Sao Paulo, acquiring a peculiar book of Brazilian architecture that had been published in Japan, it's last page stunning him with images the "Brazil Cafe", a coffee house in a posh corner of Tokyo for its most chic denizens, inside which was decorated with contemporary furniture, its walls adorned by a magnificent mural painted by Japan's most famous artist of the time, Léonard Tsugouharu Foujita. Ambassador Lago's interest in the book, and in the cafe, never wavered and when appointed to his position in Japan, and in an effort to re-capture Japan's shared love for Brazilian coffee, he commissioned his staff to research the cafe's history, uncovering a caper of a tale, which has led to the quest for a missing painting and a restoration of Tokyo's once legendary "Brazil Cafe."

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Big Hair Don't Care

“While all my friend’s… hair would sway in the wind, my hair even defied the laws of physics. It would just stay absolutely still.” In Big Hair Don't Care from PechaKucha Night Markham’s 9th Volume, curly hair ambassador, chocolate-maker, and biathlon competitor Sandy Saad discusses what it's like to grow up with natural hair. Drawing from memories of her embarrassing hair phases, she tells the tale of how she came to accept her natural beauty.

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Sharing is Caring

I don't know how long it's been since I organized Fayetteville's last PechaKucha, but I sure as hell miss it. It happened one time here and never again. I mean, what is that! So here I am, maybe five years later (a range of time I USED TO feel was endless) and on a whole new frontier in life. No longer with the "stability" of a full time corporate job or the craziness of a ever-changing schedule, my business partner, Travis Bunn, and I have jumped into marketing head first and found out, the hard way, that it's not going to be easy. So if it's not going to be easy (and if it's not easy for any other business owner or any other magot working for "the man" out there), why not throw in some fun and learn something about friends and neighbors in a way that is fun, laid back and most time painless!  PechaKucha is making a comeback to Fayetteville and we've finally found a use for 100 Hay Street through this and through our friends at Revolutionary CoWorking in downtown, Fayetteville, NC! We'll see you there!