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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.

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Space Tourism: Hospitality or Adventure Industry?

BY MARYAM NABAVI
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 05, 2013

Maryam Nabavi, an Innovation Strategist at Idea Couture, talks about her strategy for the future of commerical space (i.e. Virgin Galactic) as a service industry. If you ever thought about living in space, then small bathrooms, carbon-dehydrated food, and uncomfortable sleeping arrangements are probably not what you had in mind. However, Nabavi redesigned the experience to have humans at the center of the problem so that it can be an enjoyable and memorable experience for anyone no matter their financial or physical situation. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 4, 2014.

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An Adventure in Cohabitation

BY CARLA GOULD
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 05, 2013

Carla Gould, designer and researcher in Toronto, demonstrates her passion for animal and human cohabitation by focusing on the relationship between pigeons and urban city dwellers to show that we are more similar and essential to each other than we realized. Through her experiences on case studies and research projects, she takes these similarities and challanges us to expand our awareness of the animals that we share the earth with. 

 

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How the Brain Tricks Itself

BY MANDY WINTINK
@ VOL 29 ON APR 01, 2014

A neuroscientist, life coach and yoga teacher, Mandy Wintink shows a myriad of ways that our brain works to fool itself. At the core of this phenomenon is memory consolidation and reconsolidation, or how our brains actually use previously embedded memories, knowledge and context to "fill in the blanks" and absorb new information. 

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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.

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Magic and Advanced Technology

BY KARLEN CHANG
@ VOL 31 ON DEC 04, 2014

According to Karlen Chang, a multi-disciplinary artist and designer at mixMotion, digital technology is a seductive technology. Using his interactive kinetic sculpture creation Kamiko as one an examples, he demonstrates how advanced technology creates magical and enchanted experience.

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The Invisible Internet of Everything

BY MADHURI EUNNI
@ VOL 31 ON DEC 04, 2014

Technology has evolved over the years to a point where we are a hyper connected society today. Science, engineering and collective intelligence have come together to create powerful internet of things around us. In this presentation, Madhuri Eunni, founder and CEO of SKE labs, explores the infinite possibilities of IoT from wearables, smart homes to smart cities and how it changes the way we live.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 10, 2015.

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Colour at the Ontario Science Centre

BY ELGIN CLECKLEY
@ VOL 32 ON MAY 06, 2014

Colour at the Ontario Science is an integral part of our vision since our opening in 1969.  From the three hues in our iconic logo, to use in defining architecture and way finding, colour assists 1 million visitors a year setting the stage for interactives and copy panels in our halls.  Colour changes in response to our needs, but also helps define interactions, resolve questions and enhance the visitor experience. Elgin Cleckley, Senior Exhibit Designer of the Science Centre, takes a quick tour of the Ontario Science Centre discussing the colour histories of the past and how they have evolved into the colour language we use today. 

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What Colour is Your Blood?

BY DAVE MAZIERSKI
@ VOL 32 ON JAN 20, 2015

Colour plays many roles in medical and anatomical illustration: representational and symbolic, qualitative and quantitative, diagnostic and aesthetic. While some colour choices may seem obvious (such as red to represent blood), there is much more history, nuance and interpretation than meets the eye. Amongst other topics, Dave Mazierski presented the five different colours of blood, the wheel of urine, and the truth behind the real and imagined colours of our inner and outer anatomy.

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Colour Decoded

BY CARLY BLACKMAN
@ VOL 32 ON JAN 20, 2015

A surgery removing a tumour along with half of Carly Blackman's thyroid in 2012 was the beginning of a 2-year journey of researching, writing and designing her book called Colour Decoded. This is a book written for artists and designers explaining the science behind colour in a way a "right-brained" individual can easily understand. Furthermore it discusses how colour has a massive impactive on our hormones, body and behaviours. Her exploration with colour tries to bridge the two worlds of Art and Science, which have been isolated from each other in our present day education system. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 10, 2015.

 

SITEWIDE Search Results: “Science”

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St.Petersburg @ Lenexpo,
Nov 28, 2013

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Nelson @ Old St Johns Church
Apr 22, 2014

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Weimar @ Radio Lotte
Jun 28, 2014

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Townsville @ Dancenorth
Mar 03, 2016

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Asheville @ The Grove House
Jul 31, 2015

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Erlangen @ E-Werk Erlangen, Kellerbühne
Oct 23, 2015

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Umeå @ GUITARS The Museum
Apr 13, 2016

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Adelaide @ South Australian Museum - Pacific Cultures Gallery
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Liège @ Val Benoit -Salle Millau
Nov 24, 2016

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Sacramento @ Uptown Studios
Apr 20, 2017

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31 Days Under the Sea

BY FABIEN COUSTEAU
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

In 31 Days Under the Sea from PechaKucha Night Brooklyn Vol. 1, Fabien Cousteau discusses how his family's background inspired his newest project, Mission 31. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the monumental legacy left by Fabien’s grandfather, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Mission 31 continues the dream of creating the first ocean floor habitats for humans and leading a team of ocean explorers on the first attempt to live and work underwater.

"Presentation of the Day" on September 30, 2014.

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Bergallo & Altri Animali

BY ALESSANDRO BERGALLO
@ VOL 10 ON OCT 31, 2014

A format to make science popular through entertainment. A variety. A monthly meeting which has taken place at La Claque (teatro della Tosse) in Genoa throughout the year 2014 and which has been dedicated to the understanding of the world of animals, with special guests and music. A comic show with a specific subject, that tells which are the dynamics of a group and which are the individual behaviours that make us similar -and feel different at the same time- to all the other living forms of this piece of earth. Insects, fishes, monkeys, reptiles, dinosaurs and fantasy animals like the "elephunk" (an elephant which loves the funky music): all the beasts are recalled to explain the complex dynamics that rule our relationships. On stage: musicians, biologists, scientists of the Robotic School in Genoa  with drones and robots, dancers, actors, comedians, dragqueen and whatever contributes to tell the story of each episode through the show.

Photography of  Donato Aquaro.

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Presence of signals

BY LINDA DOYLE
@ VOL 10 ON DEC 02, 2015

Linda’s talk is called Signalling Home. It is about the intersection of wireless signals and concepts of home. It looks at examples from technology and art in which the presence of absence of signals construct notions of home. It draws on abstract concepts as well as specific advances in wireless technologies.

Linda is the Chair of Engineering & The Arts in Trinity College Dublin and Director of CONNECT – a national research centre focused on future networks and communications, co-funded by Science Foundation Ireland and industry. Her research interests are in wireless communications, dynamic spectrum management, reconfigurable systems and creative arts practices.

 

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From Science to Society: A Field full of Landmines

BY BART KNOLS
@ VOL 31 ON SEP 07, 2016

"How many gems of scientific discovery are out there, published in articles, that we don’t know about?"

One of the goals of scientific research should be the improvement of the human reality. But have we created a world in which the journey from discovery to society is so exhausting that it deters academics from embarking on it? And if so, can we do something about it?

In "From Science to Society: A Field full of Landmines" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31, Bart Knols idiscusses how scientists need to better communicate with those who are outside their field in order to contribute to society's development.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, October 10th, 2016. 

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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!

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Complicating Things: Experimenting with Authority

BY PAUL VANOUSE
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 15, 2016

“I’m a bio media artist. And what that means is I work self-reflexively, with the tools and technologies of the life sciences.” 

In Complicating Things: Experimenting with Authority from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, Professor of Art at the University at Buffalo, Paul Vanouse, provides an overview of his work as a bio media artist. As Director of the newly created Coalesce Center for Biological Art at the University at Buffalo, Vanouse works with artists and philosophers and people who wouldn’t normally have a direct connection to do create work in a life sciences laboratory, and is actively engaged with Coalesce’s artist residency program. Vanouse’s own work has recently focused on DNA fingerprinting, removing the inherent layers of authority from DNA with an interest in the very visual representation of DNA. His recent projects, Latent Figure Protocol and Ocular Revision use molecular biology techniques to challenge “genome-hype” and to confront issues surrounding DNA fingerprinting. 

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Printing The Human Body

BY ANTHONY HOLMES
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 27, 2016

"You can put this on your lab, press print, go for lunch, come back and have some tissue."

In "Printing The Human Body" from PechaKucha Night St. Neots Vol. 7Dr. Anthony Holmes gives us an insight in to 3D bioprinting – a truly disruptive emerging technology. By enabling us to print human tissues and organs, it has the potential to revolutionise the way we understand and treat human health and disease and address the incredible shortfall of organs suitable for transplant in the globally. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016.

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The Art of Biology

BY MEHDI DOUMI
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Mehdi Doumi is from Algeria and England, studied biomedical engineering, and is a technical leader in Research and Innovation at L’Oreal USA - researching human perception of cosmetic products.  He has been part of NPO Ligo Project, promoting science in U.S. culture through humor and videography.  He also enjoys carpentry, improv, and drawing satirical cartoons.  Over the last 4 years he has committed himself to creating abstract artwork to any K-12 educator across the USA.  He hopes that each art piece stimulates student curiosity about math and science topics, especially in a challenging teaching environment.

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Concept of Dimension

BY MOIRA CHAS
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 11, 2016

Moira Chas describes the life of Mary Everest and her impact on the world of math and physics. She further explores the life of her daughters and the importance of women in math and science.

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Drug Discovery and Development

BY ILARIA PATRUNO
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 29, 2017

Presented at PechaKucha Aberdeen: Drug Discovery and Development the journey from idea to reality as part of an EU funded research project. Ilaria Patruno shares. 

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Science-inspired Design Projects by Oscar Diaz

In Tokyo as a participant at this year's edition of DesignTide, Spanish designer Oscar Diaz takes us on a tour of various works, each offering an interesting solution to a design question. He also covers his amazing "Rec & Play" project, a collaboration with designer Yuri Suzuki. The presentation was recorded at last week's PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 77.

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New Music Scene in Vietnam

Tri Minh is a huge music fan, and in "New Music Scene in Vietnam," he walks us through the evolution of popular music in Vietnam. He also shares how he has been trying to introduce independent and underground music to his countrymen. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Hanoi Vol. 3, and is in English.

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Turning Air Into Water, Surfboard/Scene Design, and the Carrot Pavillion

Presentations Richard Groden is one of the founders of Island Sky, and in his presentation (from PKN Miami Vol. 15), he talks about its project to extract water from air and turn it into pure drinking water for areas where water is scarce or contaminated. Their goal is not just to produce drinkable water, but also to educate people on the important of sustainability in developing countries. Martín Várbaro is a plastic material artist who started his career by designing surfboards in Argentina, and later in more Latin American countries, including Peru and Brazil. As this presentation (in Spanish, from PKN Mar Del Plata Vol. 2) reveals, he also works as a scene decorator for theaters, museums, and public centers, and is now producing work in South America and Europe. Posters We have no new posters to share on the Tumblr blog today, but that gives us a chance to highlight the beach-friendly poster from last week's PKN Las Palmas Vol. 7. Photos and report We've got galleries for two firsts to share (in Castellon and Augsburg), but let us also point you to this blog post from Core77 about a recent PechaKucha event in London, part of the International Conference on Designing Food and Designing for Food. It was produced by PKN Brussels organizer Alok Nandi, and the photo above reveals the intriguing "Carrot Pavillion." PKN Castellon de la Plana Vol. 1 [Facebook]PKN Augsburg Vol. 1 [Facebook]Calendar We're kicking off the week with the re-start of the PKN series in Bangkok, with the city's Vol. 5 happening tonight (July 9). Tomorrow, there's one event on tap in the form of PKN Huancayo Vol. 10. 

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The Tabitha Foundation in Cambodia and Behind the Scenes of PKN Barcelona

In this presentation (from PKN Dunsborough Vol. 4), Dianne Parker talks about her passion project: an upcoming journey to volunteer with the Tabitha Foundation in Cambodia to build much needed homes for displaced families.  Benjamin Julve has been documenting PechaKucha Nights in Barcelona since the series' inception in 2008. This is a special "behind the scenes" presentation (in Spanish, from PKN Barcelona Vol. 14) that includes just a few of the hundreds of photos he has taken so far.

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Rebranding Math

Richard Cerezo loves math, and this has led him to produce PR and videography for math related events at his university. His goal? To give math a public face. In his presentation (from PKN Toronto Vol. 17), he compares the types of mathematicians portrayed by the media vs. the actual mathematicians he deals with in real life.

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Data Science for Social Good

How can we make the world a better place using the power of data?  Big Brains, Big Buzzwords, and Big Hearts: in "Data Science for Social Good" from a special Table XI Table Talks event titled Technology for Social Good, Matt Gee tells us the story of how a disgruntled campaign staffer, a disgruntled PhD student, and a disgruntled journalist stumbled upon a way to make a little bit of good in the world with data. 

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open call PKN Genoa #10

Sono aperte le iscrizioni per il prossimo PechaKucha Night di Genova che si terrà venerdì 31 ottobre presso la Sala del Minor Consiglio di Palazzo Ducale. Il tempo la tematica che unisce il 12° Festival della Scienza e la 10° edizione del PKN genovese. Tempo presente, tempo passato, tempo futuro, ma anche tempo metereologico, tempo biologico, tempo della natura e delle stagioni...time...è giunto il momento! °°° Queste le date da ricordare: DEADLINE presentazione progetti > martedì 21 ottobre 2014 Comunicazione selezionati > giovedì 23 ottobre 2014 Invio progetti selezionati > martedì 28 ottobre 2014 more info on FB https://www.facebook.com/PechaKuchaGenova?ref=hl  

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Thirtieth PechaKucha Miami Draws 300 Fans

World Red Eye covers PechaKucha Miami City of the Future. Miami, FL – February 20, 2015 – Innovation & Engineering Weekend at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science continued with a fascinating City of the Future PechaKucha Night 20×20 presentation, a speaker format in which 20 images are shown, each for 20 seconds. Local young professionals and key tastemakers were invited by the Frost Science Young Patrons to enjoy an evening of fun in an intellectual atmosphere. The night begun with a welcome from Gillian Thomas, CEO and President of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, followed by the PechaKucha presenters which included Camille Coley, J.D., Associate Vice President for Research and Interim Director of Sponsored Research for Florida Atlantic University’s Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center; Meg Daly, Founder and President of The Underline; Stephen Davis III, Ph.D., Wetland Ecologist for the Everglades Foundation; Trevor Powers, Vice President of Engineering & Facilities of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science; and David Rifkind, Associate Professor of Architecture at Florida International University. Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed libations courtesy of Tito’s Vodka, Mandarine Napoléon, ZIOBAFFA, Lucky Buddha and Lemon City Tea, music by Dani Nicole, and gifts from Aesop, while making their very own pottery through a special Maker’s activity. The evening concluded by the “raku” kiln fire while the pottery was cured for guests to take home.

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When Art and Science Collide

“I wanted to learn the beautiful mechanism of the universe, nature, and life. So i studied biology and chemistry in my university. And that’s when i thought ‘how cool would it be to integrate all of this into art?’” In When Art and Science Collide from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 132,  contemporary artist and science researcher Yoko Shimizu details her work. One may think that art and Science are total opposites but not Yoko. She finds that the beauty of the scientific principles that surround us to be timeless, limitless, and inspirational. Yoko –who has won many awards her scientific artworks– creates installations that integrate both art and science.

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From Science to Society: A Field full of Landmines

"How many gems of scientific discovery are out there, published in articles, that we don’t know about?" One of the goals of scientific research should be the improvement of the human reality. But have we created a world in which the journey from discovery to society is so exhausting that it deters academics from embarking on it? And if so, can we do something about it? In "From Science to Society: A Field full of Landmines" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31, Bart Knols discusses how scientists need to better communicate with those who are outside their field in order to contribute to society's development.