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From Image to Realisation

BY BOB CLAYTON
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 05, 2014

Architect Bob Clayton tells us about the design and construction of a single room weekender at Paluma. He speaks about lacking the funds to have builders construct the home, and refusing to take out loans to do so. This necessitated that he build the house himself -- and that's just what he did. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 27, 2014.

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Heirloom Woodworking

BY JOEL DUBBELD
@ VOL 12 ON JUL 20, 2016

For Joel Dubbeld, working with wood is one the most delightful things to do - ever. To share his experiences with others is a great privilege.

 

SITEWIDE Search Results: “DIY”

PAST VOL 6

Dornbirn @ designforum Vorarlberg @ CAMPUS V
Nov 27, 2014

PAST VOL 5

Newcastle, Australia @ Lizottes
Jul 30, 2015

PAST VOL 4

Broome @ BYFH - Drop In Centre
Sep 02, 2015

PAST VOL 20

Regensburg @ Cinema Paradiso
Jul 30, 2015

PAST VOL 1

Bexhill-on-Sea @ De La Warr Pavilion
Oct 01, 2015

PAST VOL 6

Bonn @ Volkshochschule Bonn
Jul 11, 2016

PAST VOL 2

Perugia @ Centro Servizi Camerali "Galeazzo Alessi"
Jun 03, 2016

PAST VOL 0

Moscow @ DI Telegraph
Jan 27, 2016

PAST VOL 8

Penticton @ Cannery Brewing
Jun 08, 2017

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DIY Transhumanism

BY ERIC BOYD
@ VOL 11 ON NOV 03, 2011

Eric Boyd runs Toronto's hacker collective hacklab.to. Watch him talk about implanting electronics into human bodies and wearable electronics. (in English)

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3D Printing

BY CHARLOTTE JANSEN
@ VOL 8 ON DEC 03, 2013

Fab lab entrepeneur Charlotte Jansen talks us through the 3D of 3D-printing looking at current developsment in this technology.

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Making It Work in My New Orleans “New York Apartment”

BY JACOB MARTIN
@ VOL 16 ON APR 08, 2015

Artist and owner of Aquarium Gallery in New Orleans, Jacob "Reptile" Martin, shares with us the fun of his work which utilize all the skills, materials, and then some that he has acquired along the way.

 

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My First Pinterest Project

BY CHRISTINE K
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 15, 2015

In 2004, Christine Kinnie was trapped, pregnant, already raising two children, with no car, and a crappy marriage in the basement suite of a suburban jungle in a foreign country. Martha Stewart was her only escape.

Now, eleven years later, has four children, a divorce, and new home. For the first time ever, she has found time for herself. and is finally pursuing her fantasies of elegant living and extravagent crafting through Pinterest. Be prepared to laugh as Christine shares her very personal tragedies and triumphs with a heavy dose of humour.

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DIY Politics

BY JILLIAN MERRICK
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 15, 2015

In 2014, Jillian Merrick took a run at public office in the local municpal  elections. Never a fan of traditional elections camapigns, she had to come up with creative ways of particpating in the process without compromising her values. She shares some of the crafty and creative ways she's subverted the typically trappings of a political campaign, and on how craft, art and design continue to influence her work on City Council after her successful election.

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Making of the Music Bench

BY SABINE SABA
@ VOL 23 ON OCT 21, 2015

Sabine Saba and Sandy Lyen tell us about their collaboration on the Music Bench. Sabine focuses on the process of designing punctual interventions in the urban fabric of Beirut through the Urban Pins project, and Sandy tells us about her career in woodworking using discarded material.

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Podcasts in a Nutshell

BY ELEANOR KAGAN
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

Eleanor Kagan teaches us how to start our own podcast in under 7  minutes at PechaKucha Night Brooklyn Volume 8! Stay tuned all the way to the end - exclusive audio clips of democatic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton!

Eleanor is a producer and sometimes host of podcasts, live events, and conversations with people about their hair. She has made public radio, pirate radio, and once helped build a radio station from scratch. She currently produces the podcast "Another Round" for BuzzFeed.

 

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Paradise: DIY

BY KAY HARTMANN
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 01, 2016

Kay Hartmann is a designer, a retired professor and Pecha Kucha co-producer.  Because of her expertise in information design, she knows how difficult and challenging it is, to tell a good story, and to engage an audience both visually and verbally, using a very constrained time frame. “I love designing and I fell in love with the PK format. Short and sweet, what’s not to like?”

Kay is a retired professor from Columbia College Chicago, and a graphic designer whose research and practice is in information design.

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Natural Leavening

BY ANTHONY FALCO
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

From Texas to New York to Brazil, professional pizza man Anthony Falco has been active in the food industry from a widely popular french fry stand to a famous Bushwick pizzeria, to perfecting delicious bread recipes with his kids. At PechaKucha Night NYC, he talks about the process and health benefits to naturally leavened dough!

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Переработка сознания: драгоценный мусор

BY GALINA LARINA
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 26, 2017

Мусор повсюду. Сплошной мусор. Мы ненавидим его и все равно производим. Ну, а что с ним делать-то?

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Happy Soil Project

It starts from a simple idea: taking a child's drawing of a house, and then actually building it using branches. David Pollard first initiated the project in Birmingham, England, where the structure was brought into the city center to amazing effect. Wanting to spread the idea to other places in the world, the next stop was Tachikawa in Tokyo, where he would try to recreate the experiment, this time converting an unused -- yet yakuza-owned -- piece of land. With the help of architecture students -- who had to take time to "rediscover" the simple act of building -- the installation was a success. It later turned into an art installation, eventually included as part of the Tokujin Yoshioka-curated "Second Nature" exhibition at 21_21 Design Sight in Roppongi, which was also accompanied by a children's workshop. David Pollard and Tomonari Waku presented the project at Pecha Kucha Night in Tokyo (Vol. 58), where they also expanded on other similar DIY experiments and installations.

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Arabeschi di Latte

Today's presentation also comes from last week's special Tokyo Design Week edition of PechaKucha Night in Tokyo (Vol. 66), and features the amazing food-related projects of the Italian team Arabeschi di Latte. Francesca Sarti presented the work of collaorators Silvia Allori, Alessandra Foschi, Francesca Pazzagli who make up the food design team Arabeschi di Latte. The group’s purpose is to experiment with a new design concept focusing on food fascination and the power of food in creating situations and relationships.

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A Theme for PKN Miami Vol. 12

PechaKucha Night in Miami Vol. 12 is set for June 9 at Lester's Coffee House, and here's more info on the event from organizer Carl Hildebrand (and you'll the list of presenters on the official event page).PechaKucha Miami celebrates Lester’s Coffee House recent opening by honoring it’s mission serving as a place for exchaning both products and ideas. The DIY – Do It Yourself theme for the evening event will feature speakers in professional photography, street art, wok cooking, independent radio, and hologram technology. Adding to the mix, for the first time ever, speakers will offer their products and services for the best barter they get from the guest audience.

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DIY Transhumanism

Have you ever wanted to improve your sense of direction? How about sense magnetic fields, or naturally view life in infrared? Eric Boyd runs Toronto's hacker collective and DIY maker-space hacklab.to. In his presentation (at PKN Toronto Vol. 11) he discusses the future benefits of uniting the human body with technology.

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Painting with Light

Light painting isn't a new art form by any stretch, but recently it's been revitalized and enhanced by the DIY community. In today's edition of Presentation of the Day, we see the extent to which the medium has grown.  In his presentation (from PKN Barcelona Vol. 10) Mateusz Staniewski enlightens us on the finer details of the photographic art. The techniques he goes into include light-stenciling, freezing, and painting; when combining these methods the results are both literally and figuratively luminous. There's much more to be seen than said here, so for further illumination check out the full presentation. 

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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  

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Keigo Fukugaki

What do you REALLY know about organizing a Japanese wedding? At next week's PechaKucha Night Vol. 114 (on Wednesday, May 28), Keigo Fukugaki will talk about having to go through the trials and tribulations of his own wedding led to him creating a service, Honeywedding, to help others do a better job of producing their DIY wedding. 日本の結婚式は金太郎飴のよう!? 5月28日(水)のペチャクチャナイトでは、HoneyWeddingで、カップルがオリジナルの結婚式を行うためのお手伝いをするKeigo Fukugakiさんが、自身の結婚式で試行錯誤した経験について話します。

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Why I couldn't let PKN_COV die

There's been a lot of sad tweets recently about horrific things happening in our world, and Pecha Kucha has been one of the little ways I've used to remind myself the world is still goodish. So, when Janet tweeted that the most recent PK might have to be the last in Coventry I DM'd straight to action. I barely have anything to do in my spare time (apart from help run Big Comfy Sessions and host/promote gigs across the city ;o) so a DM to Janet asking if any additional help would keep PK alive. Luckily I wasn't the only one to offer help so it didn't take long for a new PK Coventry organising committee to be formed. Janet is and always will be our Queen but she now has several court jesters in the form of myself (@mr_spoon), Dom Breadmore (@predacomDom) and Ross Fisher. Our job is to help Janet book presenters, and basically anything else she needs. But it's the presenter line-up that I expect takes the longest time, without presenters we'd either have no PK in Cov or we'd have to sit through yet another Mark Hancock presentation and no-one wants that. I know how hard it is to persuade people to expose themselves for 6 minutes and 40 seconds as I hold the award for second longest to take up the challenge. Despite my fetish for organising gigs and gatherings I don't like being the centre of attention, and PK is a special kind of attention. I never felt I had a right to be on stage alongside creatives, artists, eloquent presenters and inspirational geeks. However after a few PKs I started to see more 'normals' drift onto the stage. Some of the best presentations I've seen have been about the mundanity of shopping, favourite books and a Wi-Fi rabbit. Hang on a second, I thought...I STILL don't want to do this...but I can bully others into volunteering. I'm glad I finally popped my PK cherry during the most attended one ever (d'oh) hosted by Ludic Rooms...it is very much like giving birth (I know, I've suffered through two of them ;o), in that I didn't enjoy the experience but I have a happy heart and badge of honour after doing it. PK in Coventry is a wonderful pot pourri of an evening, with squishy settees, that unmistakable Tin fragrance, laughter and friends...and let's not deny, a cheap night of entertainment and inspiration. You can't argue with that. I hope that by helping keep Pecha Kucha going in Coventry that more people get the chance to experience that awkwardness of a confusing, badly timed, strange, fumbled presentation and maybe even get drunk enough to volunteer for the next one. I've already used my 'power' to sign up two frolleagues and a handful of new audience members that think it sounds fun. So right they are!  See you in December!!  

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Musical Mathematics: DIY Musical Criticism

"Being the only Asian in the Math Rock crowd has it's perks; the bands recognize you."In Musical Mathematics: DIY Musical Criticism from Bandar Seri Begawan, Vol. 3, Jay Johar shares the story of his love for Math Rock, a genre of experimental rock with rhythmically complex time signatures. He explains how writing about Math Rock landed him a place on the music blog Musical Mathematics in Leeds, UK, a site where musicians submit their never-before-heard music for review and exposure. Upon returning to Brunei, Johar attempted to bring back this passion for writing, and the idea of creating something big, new, and special to Brunei's creative scene. Don't worry. You can put your calculator away.  

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Digging for History

"... an African proverb he taught me: 'If the lions don't survive to tell their stories, the hunters get all the credit.' He wanted to tell the story of 260 men in his unit. He was the only one still alive."In Digging for History from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 27, Mieke Kirkels tells the story of the segregated US Army in Margraten, Netherlands, and specifically the cemetary where many of the fallen WWII soldiers bodies now rest. As she dug further into the story of the graves, she learned about the nearly 1 million African-American soldiers who depsite helping to liberate Europe from Nazi Germany, go unrecognized in most history books. One of these few remaining living soldiers shared his story with her. Kirkels believes that it is important to listen to people's stories, to listen with our ears and with our heart. Because history is about lives. Let's listen and read behind the lines...