EDMONTON Search Results: “Sport”
BY STUART CULLUM
@ VOL 15
ON MAR 07, 2013
Stuart Cullum examines myths throughout the ages, working up towards modern myths, like the idea that hockey is the most popular sport in Canada, and ultimately tackles the misconception that Edmonton is not an exciting or culturally relevant city.
Quidditch - The Fictional Game Redefining Sport
BY CHRIS RADOJEWSKI
@ VOL 25
ON JUN 09, 2016
"There's no other sport that I know that's as inclusive as quidditch. It's brought nerds to sport—nerds who have never played sports before. It's a gateway drug to sports and a healthy lifestyle."
Quidditch player and Team Canada Head Coach Chris Radojewski dispels some misconceptions about one of the world's fasting growing sports, Quidditch is indeed real—and it's growing, staking a reputation as fast and hard-hitting while paving the way for gender inclusivity in sport.
Educate, Integrate, Celebrate
BY KAREN UNGER
@ VOL 28
ON JUN 01, 2017
"In a world that likes to divide between us and them, it's not about creating a space for them and creating a space for us. It's about recognizing our common humanity."
Karen Unger introduces us to motionball, an organization that seeks to introduce young professionals to the Special Olympics movement and break down barriers between 'neuro-typical' adults and adults with an intellectual disability.
Where the Spirits Roam
BY CONOR KERR
@ VOL 28
ON JUN 01, 2017
"The land means everything to me. I'm just another part of the circle. When I work with youth who are lost in a myriad of government-imposed systems, this connection has often been broken. And how do we bring that connection back?"
Conor Kerr shares how creating a cultural connection to the natural evironment for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth will allow for finding who we are as Indigenous people and as allies moving forward together.
Inviting the Indigenous Sports World to Edmonton
BY JODI STONEHOUSE
@ VOL 28
ON JUN 01, 2017
"We have to get back to that circle where we're sitting together because that was the intention—that we're all Treaty people. We have a responsibility and an obligation to the lands, the waters, to each other and to our children."
In "Inviting the Indigenous Sports World to Edmonton" from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 28, Jodi Stonehouse sheds light on the beauty of the World Indigenous Nations Games soon to visit Edmonton—what they mean for the city, for Indigenous peoples, and for every one of us looking to grow and reconcile together.
SITEWIDE Search Results: “Sport”
Moulin a Cafe (Mlyncek)
Aug 17, 2011
Coffeeshop FRIENDS'TIME Moskva
Jul 31, 2012
Maison de L'architectue - Poitou Charentes
Mar 19, 2013
The Spot Underground
Oct 28, 2015
Grand Stafford Theater
Jun 07, 2016
Apr 30, 2016
Centro Servizi Camerali "Galeazzo Alessi"
Jun 03, 2016
Jun 20, 2017
Mar 12, 2017
Aug 28, 2017
A Concise History of Race Relations in New Zealand ... Abridged
BY JAMES NOKISE
@ VOL 18
ON FEB 17, 2013
James Nokise gives us a comedic rundown on the history of New Zealand, its diversity, and its rugby team. He talks about New Zealand's original inhabitants, its immigrants, and encourages racial understanding and acceptance across the board.
Feeding the Achieve
BY SAMANTHA NIENOW
@ VOL 19
ON AUG 15, 2013
Samantha Nienow and Rebecca Layman feed their inner desires to achieve as they train for the Half Ironman triathlon, a gruelling event made up of swimming, biking, and running. They push each other through highs and lows and offer each other support as they strive for the same goal.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 8, 2014.
A Night Out At Night It Up
Anita Ko talks about her orangization's abilities. Having been a part of an event that hosts over 120 000 people each year, Anita shows us what her company, Power Unit Youth Organization, is capable of when it comes to inspiring many generations.
.GIFs: an Emotive Vocabulary
Sha Hwang takes us through the history of .gifs, and their use in society, as an emotive vocabulary for current events, sports, and every day life.
Sha is an information designer and technologist based mostly in Brooklyn. A failed architect and an accidental entrepreneur, Sha has designed and built work for clients such as the New York Times, MTV, Flickr, and Adobe. Previously, Sha worked at Stamen Design and later cofounded the company Movity, which was acquired by Trulia. Sha spends his nights trawling Tumblr and printing gifs as Gifpop and his days working with Nava to improve healthcare.gov and other parts of government.
Tin's Running Story
"People sometimes sneer at those who run every day, claiming they'll go to any length to live longer. But don't think that's the reason most people run. Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but BECAUSE............" - Murakami - What I Talk About When I Talk About Running.
Tin ran 70km in Sapa in Vietnam Moutain Marathon 2015. There were 156 runners (including 21 Vietnamese) participating in this 70km run. Tin was one of the only 8 Vietnamese who could complete the route. And, last month he accomplished a new record of running 100km around HCMC!
If you are curious how this slim and quiet man could do it, let’s listen to his unbelievable story.
BY MARCUS TOBÍA
@ VOL 4
ON OCT 21, 2016
El montañista venezolano, Marcus Tobía, nos cuenta sobre los dos proyectos que lleva a cabo; Proyecto Cumbre y Niños en la Cumbre. En ambos proyectos se dedica a llevar a niños de diferentes comunidades, hasta indígenas, a escalar montañas como el Everest.
Spirit Fairies and Fish Skins
BY BRYNNE RINDERKNECHT
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 09, 2017
When a psychic tells you to take a trip to Scotland do you go? Design Principal Brynne Rinderknecht did! Find out what happens in her presentation from PK NY Vol 17..
Brynne Rinderknecht of From the Inside creates residential, commercial and hospitality interiors with a focus on connecting spirits to surroundings. Originally from ST. Louis and a graduate of SAIC in Chicago, Brynne has made New York City home: collaborating with people to make functional and sustainable concepts—conscious.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Art, Sport and Passion
What keeps you awake at night and gets you up in the morning? How can seemingly small events make us the people we are today? By looking at art and sport, two defining interests in his life, Adam Buss chart a journey to this exact point in time. No conclusions, no sales pitch, just passion. The presentation was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Derby Vol. 2.
Cricket for Dummies
Another great kids presentation from Derby (Vol. 5), this time with Haseef introducing us to the world of his favorite sport: cricket. If you're unsure of the difference between a Batsman and a Wicketkeeper, this one's worth a look!
From Japanese Graffiti to Drain Spotting
In today's "Presentation of the Day, Remo Camerota takes us through his brilliant book on Japanese graffiti, and on to his follow-up release (which wasn't out at the time this presentation was done) on Japanese manhole covers, titled Drain Spotting. Remo currently has a Kickstarter campaign for a new project.
White Spots and Doubt
In 2012, David Maney wrote and performed a theatre-show based on his experience being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. This show eventually became known as "White Spots," a humorous look at the traumas that plague us daily. In his presentation (from PKN Tokyo, Vol. 102) he discusses the ugly sides of ourselves, our fixations, and various flavors of doubt.
British Sports Cars: Why I Always Need Another One
If dihedral doors, carbon-fiber chassis, and airbrakes rev your engine, this one is for you: With the need for speed and style, no doubt you're in need of a Britsh sports car -- at least in Nick Groombridge's opinion you are. In "British Sports Cars: Why I Always Need Another One" from PKN Garrison Vol. 5, Nick showcases four British cars in his collection and talks about them individually; explaining how they are made and what makes them unique.
Mythical Japanese monsters inspired this designer to dream up all sorts of mischievous characters. Graphic designer and character designer Cesc Grané speaks about his amazing creations inspired by Japanese aesthetics and myth. Cesc began by taking cues from yokai (old Japanese monsters and spirits) and putting his own unique spin on their appearance and how they are connected. In "Spirited Figures" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 116, he tells us how the ethos of Japan has inspired him daily, and recounts stories of his fantastical daydreams involving monsters, heroes, and mischievous creatures of all sorts.
Strange Fruit; Split Seed
"Have you ever seen a photo that left you utterly speechless, gutted your ability to even comprehend what you are looking at?"In Strange Fruit; Split Seed from Beacon, Vol. 1. artist Jean-Marc Superville Sovak presents a series of drawings based on lynching photographs and his illustrative reactions. He explores images that shake you to your core not for what can be seen in them, but rather what can't be seen in them, and how what matters most are the stories in them that often have never been told. Watch this moving presentation and confront the limits of interpretation.
Poster for PKN Sunshine Coast's spirited revival
PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast sent us a fantastic poster, as well as a little post with details on their upcoming Vol. 16:We are excited about the re-animation of PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast next week in Queensland, Australia in the retro, revitalising regional centre of Nambour and the creatives from POMO have designed an appropriately retro style poster. Animate – is about bringing things to life – injecting them with energy and action. While many people might think of cartoon animation, the concept of animation can be performance, communities and places. Our presenters include artists, designers, entrepreneurs, environmentalists at the forefront of projects and activities that are all about animation in all its various forms. The first coastal Pecha Kucha Night on the Sunshine Coast was held in October 2009 and well over 100 folk have presented at these events. Tickets are now available online! https://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/animate-PKN16
Sparks: The Magic of the Grid
"The whole idea of being connected in some way, shape, or form, through this system that people set up, is so we can actually help each other do better things." In Sparks: The Magic of the Grid from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 5, electrical engineer at Whirlpool Corporation, Alex Halbleib distills an explanation of the mechanics (and magic) and the ubiquitous grid that brings our homes energy every day and night. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, (that's pronounced "Loo-ih-vil", without the "S"!) Alex is currently working in the advanced engineering where he hopes to make the world's connection just a little bit stronger.
The Agave Plant and the Art of Craft Spirits
"There is only one true craft spirits movement. It is in Mexico, and it started hundreds of years ago." In The Agave Plant and the Art of Craft Spirits from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 38, Lou Bank explains the practice of making craft spirits and how he's leveraging this to revitalize small Mexican communities with the Agave plant.