EDINBURGH Search Results: “Money”
A Hundred Words about a Trillion
BY EMILY INGLIS
@ VOL 33
ON APR 22, 2016
Emily Inglis - gardener and artist
If you are not an astrophysicist or a global economist a trillion is an abstract number, too big to grasp. How big is it? What does it buy? In my talk I will be comparing and contrasting what a trillion is worth. Looking at monetary value globally. How serious is national debt? How much would it cost to buy Wales? If you had enough money could you buy a unicorn? Or a house in Mayfair? These questions will be probed.
SITEWIDE Search Results: “Money”
117 PechaKucha Night cities came together to raise money for reconstruction in Haiti on the 20th of February, 2010, just 4 weeks after the earthquake. Raising $79,000 for Architecture for Humanity, the money has helped build a school, which opened in November of 2011.
Chicago Artists' Month
Chicago Artists Month at Martyrs'
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Jul 23, 2013
Comedy Connection - Rhode Island
Oct 30, 2013
PechaKucha Urban Innovation Month
New Cities Foundation: WhatWorks
Apr 01, 2014
Chicago Artists Month
Oct 21, 2014
Kunstverein Familie Montez
Oct 25, 2014
Apr 29, 2015
Камерный Театр (Chamber Theater)
Apr 18, 2016
Trinkhalle an den Meisterhäusern
Sep 24, 2016
Encounter with Den Houter
BY DAAN DEN HOUTER
@ VOL 6
ON MAY 23, 2013
Den Houter brings multiple, contradictory, subjects together in the same single work. Resulting into pieces that are in conflict with themselves. Triggering the discussion about their own existence and the viewers opinion.
Using humor and cynicism he creates another perspective on the matter of art and ones own assumptions towards our daily life surroundings.
Bridges of Europe
BY ROBIN STAM
@ VOL 8
ON DEC 03, 2013
On the first of January 2002 new banknotes were introduced in Europe. In addition to windows and gateways, these seven banknotes also depict several bridges. Each bridge has an individual appearance, all of which can be recognised as having originated throughout certain periods in European cultural history.
Designed by Robert Kalina, the bridges are meant to illustrate the tight collaboration and communication between Europe and the rest of the world in general, but more importantly, amongst the European countries in particular.
However, the bridges portrayed in the banknotes are fictional.
They have been designed to prevent one single member state from having a bridge on their banknote opposed to other states not having any depicted in theirs. In other words, “member state neutral” banknotes.
Now wouldn’t it be amazing if these fictional bridges suddenly turn out to actually exist in real life?
BY OWEN DE VRIES
@ VOL 8
ON DEC 03, 2013
After many years of unprecedented growth, in which the sky was a banks limit, s a new era approaches. A time when banks are not less important, but return to their original position: at the heart of society. That is where a healthy banking system is an indispensable part.
Performing Abstract Systems
BY CHRISTIANE KUEHL
@ VOL 13
ON NOV 07, 2014
Chris Kondek, born in Boston in 1962, began working as a video designer in 1990 with the New York theatre company The Wooster Group. In 1995 he worked with Laurie Anderson on her multimedia concertThe Nerve Bible and again in 1998 on her opera Songs and Stories from Moby Dick. In 1999 he moved to Berlin where he began working with the choreographer Meg Stuart and the theatre Director Stefan Pucher. He has also created videos for Armin Petras, Wanda Golonka, Hans-Werner Kroesinger, René Pollesch, Michael Nyman, The Builders’ Assosciation, Rimini Protokoll and others, as well as for opera productions by Sebastian Baumgarten, Jossi Wieler, and Falk Richter in Bayreuth and Salzburg. In 2008, Chris Kondek received the OPUS prize for his video work as well as the FAUST Theater prize in 2012. Since 2004 Chris Kondek has been developing his own theatre works, including Loan Shark (2008), about the finance crisis, at the HAU in Berlin, and Please Kill 2011, (2012) also at HAU. Together with Christiane Kühl he has created seven other works.
Christiane Kühl, born in Kiel in 1966, studied contemporary Literature, Philosophy, and Spanish at the University of Hamburg. She was culture editor of the daily newspaper TAZ (Hamburg and Berlin), of the magazine The KulturSPIEGEL (Hamburg) and on- air editor at Radio Eins/RBB (Potsdam). She’s worked as a freelance journalist for various other outlets, including Zitty Magazine, Die Zeit, F.A.S., DU, as well as editing the magazine “Herbst. Theorie zur Praxis”, for the festival of international contemporary art, Steirischer Herbst (Austria). From 2011 to 2013 she was Assistant Artistic Director for the Berliner Festspiele. She has been invited to be a jury member for the Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin, The International Theater Festival Hamburg, Kontakt Torin (PL), the Heidelberger Stückemarkt and the Doppelpass project/Kulturstiftung des Bundes. Alongside her journalistic activities she has, since 2004, worked as an author, dramaturg and performer with Chris Kondek.
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.
Hustle, Sex, $$$
BY ALEXANDRA FINE
@ VOL 6
ON OCT 19, 2015
Alexandra Fine is devoted to proving that sex can be equally as pleasurable for both men and women and aiding that assertion with creative, well-designed and flawlessly-executed sexual innovations. Eva, the first of these inventions, quickly became the #1 crowdfunded sex toy — catapulting Alex and her business partner, Janet, into the spotlight for their uniquely engineered couples’ vibrator aimed at closing the pleasure gap. She is also generally into fun and happiness.
The Future of Flooding
BY SAMUEL BUDIN
@ VOL 16
ON SEP 01, 2016
Samuel Lang Budin is a social documentary photographer living in Brooklyn and working primarily in the depressive realist mode. He makes 35mm and medium format slide shows about climate change anxiety, aging and death, naked people in their own homes, the personal discomforts of travel, and the encroaching sea. Just you wait!
What can we learn from M-pesa: The global leader in mobile money
BY WANJIKU GITHEGI
@ VOL 33
ON MAY 22, 2017
How can technology empower people? Wanjiku Githegi believes that financial sector development and financial inclusion can empower individuals. She talks about M-pesa in Kenya, which empowers each Kenyan irrespective of social class, gender or educational background.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
In Preparation Mode
We're not exactly sure how Twitpic user 36Point is going about preparing for his PechaKucha presentation, but it apparently involves the help of a few figures, one of which we're pretty sure is Homer Simpson. The caption for the image reads "Preparing my presentation for PechaKucha 7," which we assume is tonight's PKN in Omaha.
Giant Model Building, the Love of Japanese Gardens, and Photos from Beirut
Presentations Yusuke Iguchi shares (in Japanese/English, from PKN Tokyo Vol. 97) his latest project, BABEL, the biggest model he has ever produced. He is also trying to raise money for his next project -- you'll find more info on his website. Jenny Schroder loves Japanese gardens, and she wants the world to know more about Japanese gardens. In her presentation (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 97), she explains how Japanese gardens can teach the attentive observer a great deal about Japan and Japanese design, from design concepts and careful material selection to Japanese history, culture and religion. Learn more on Jenny's website. Posters We've added a poster for the upcoming PKN Manizales Vol. 3 to the Tumblr blog, but today's highlighted poster is for Sunday's first PKN in Riyadh -- you'll find the list of presenters on the event page. Photos Today we have an event report to share for the recent PKN San Antonio Vol. 8 -- which includes a few photos as well -- and the two photo galleries you see listed below. The photos above are from PKN Beirut Vol. 15, held earlier this month.PKN Beirut Vol. 15 [Facebook]PKN Springfield, MO Vol. 8 [Flickr]Calendar Here's what you can expect from PKNs this weekend. Tonight (November 30), we start with PKN Bangor Vol. 6, PKN Ferrol Vol. 8, PKN Nagoya Vol. 13, and PKN Tampa Bay Vol. 12. On Saturday it's Miami's 20th, and then on Sunday you'll find PKN Ashland Vol. 3, PKN Riyadh Vol. 1, and PKN Tel Aviv Vol. 14.
3D Chocolate Face Modeling
For our first "Presentation of the Day" of the week, we feature this second presentation by FabCafe -- watch the first presentation, to find out more about the space itself -- in which we find out about the Tokyo cafe's 3D chocolate face modeling workshop it produced on Valentine's Day.
Projects Monetization Problems
Yuriy Lozinsky, GOSPay Managing Partner, and Exigen Services Delivery Director, in the spirit of D'Artagnan with a sparkling and subtle humor talked about the problems with projects monetization on PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Start-up Vol. 9. The performance was in the spirit of European top management speaches, that are able to make reports simultaneously on a very serious topics and to discuss everyday life topical problems. And that had Yuriy Lozinsky, the word "gamification", "cases", monetization of the office, discussion about relevant advertising was perfectly combined with the Musketeers jokes à la "But, thank God, have friends, And, thank God, the friends have a sword" and "monetization of the project - it's like a corvette - taxi, pass the fare!".
Ecology as a Model for Agriculture
Can the agriculture industry really be sustainable for generations to come? Francis Thicke explains what agriculture and ecology have in common. In "Ecology as a Model for Agriculture" from PKN Fairfield Vol. 1 we see that he believes that we can utilize ecology in order to create more sustainable agriculture.
Honey Money - Sustainable Beekeeping in Africa
"The real solution to the problem is when charity becomes unnecessary!" In Honey Money - Sustainable Beekeeping in Africa from Brooklyn Vol. 4, Mark Gardner tells the story about honey, african bees, social enterprise and social impact . The project pulled together people from several countries and delivered a community bee center complex to support cooperative farmers, locals and empower women.
“Hitchhiking is defined as travel by getting free lifts in passing vehicles. most people… would describe it as one way of getting yourself killed. I define it as the eye opening experience of seeing kindness in strangers.” In 32 Months from PechaKucha Bandar Seri Begawan’s 6th Volume speaker Finah Yusof, founder of Gypsy Borneo, shares an amazing journey. A two month holiday to drink coffee and meet new friends ended up instead as an explosion of adventures and incredible encounters of human kindness in the span of thirty-two. Full of curiosity and the need to seek, her decision to continue traveling (or, really, hitchhiking) brought her experiences she never thought she would ever see and feel. She learned many things from how people are to how to survive to how to be what we all are… human. Finah urged people to have trust and to drop their fears. To say "Yes" instead of hesitating. To be alive.
Moving, in Ontario
Canada's Globe and Mail shares with us a lovely story of a PechaKucha Night connection in rural Ontario. I spotted a poster for “Pecha Kucha” to be held in the library on Thursday, and the tickets were to be purchased at her gallery. “What is pekoe koochoo?” I asked, struggling with the unusual name. This is only the beginning, check out the full story here.
"As newcomers in a city we should step back, clear our minds and look for clues. What do we see? What can't we see?"In 20 Months from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15, urbanist Antonina Simeti reads excerpts from her diary of experiences and perspectives drawn from the past 20 months living in Amsterdam, Berlin and Buffalo. Through everyday observations of the physical realm, Antonina tries to uncover and understand how cultural, political and economic values and systems are expressed in our cities.
Monkeys Go Green
"The world is abundant. If you’re willing to take leftovers, you can get nearly everything. Just ask for it." In Monkeys Go Green from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 30, Roos Derks shares on her urban gardening projects. Starting off on a polluted and neglected old rubber factory terrain, Derks brings us to the political and cultural center of the Mandril in Maastricht. Guided by insights from Social Permaculture, she shows why these type of projects are surprisingly doable, important, and a lot of fun.