EDMONTON Search Results: “Thought”
Interactive Art Through Video Games
BY GREG WHISTANCE-SMITH
@ VOL 15
ON MAR 07, 2013
Greg Whistance-Smith examines what a video game is, and looks at the variety of expressions possible within interactive arts as a whole. He gives several examples of games which he believes have in some way transcended simply being fun, turning into interactive arts or experiences.
"Presentation of the Day" on April 1, 2013.
Spend Nothing, Do Everything: Using Constraints as Momentum for Creativity
BY LAURA READ
@ VOL 25
ON JUN 09, 2016
"When I moved to Edmonton, I had a great time exploring my new city, but after about two years a started to feel a bit stuck. So I gave myself a challenge which would get me out of my routine."
Designer Laura Read recounts the story of her month-long challenge to spend less, connect more, and explore the free and uplifting underbelly of Edmonton—offering inspiring tips on how to rethink your routine and rediscover your surroundings.
Child-Friendly in the City
"Children are part of our cities. If our cities aren't designed for children, then they're not meant for citizens. If they're not meant for citizens, they're not cities."
In "Child-Friendly in the City" from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol.25, Ian Smith speaks to a demographic whose voices often go unheard in urban decision-making: children. In Ian's presentation, he challenges us to view our spaces through the eyes of the younger generation while acknowledging that we all have a part to play in building child-friendly cities.
Making Minus Positive in a YEG Winter
BY MICHELE PERRET
@ VOL 27
ON FEB 16, 2017
Michele Perret is the Community Engagement Lead for Stantec and here she lays out a buffet of interesting ways to pull the scarf down from your eyes, look up from the snow-covered sidewalk, and see the possibilities in our coldest months.
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The Conundrum, Misnomer, and Mix
BY JAMES MALPHRUS
@ VOL 3
ON SEP 20, 2013
As an organizer, James Malphrus has plenty of opportunity to think about potential talks he would like to do. In this talk, he samples five of his unfinished presentations, giving us a unique look into his train of thought and the railway upon which it rides.
The Thing About Things
BY JAMIE BOWEN
@ VOL 5
ON SEP 14, 2015
Jamie Bowen pokes fun at himself in this tale of his love of junk and human experiences! As he puts it, "..the thing with things is that the thing the thing represents is often more interesting than the thing".
Jamie is an award-winning comedian from New Zealand. He’s toured internationally in Europe, the UK, and Australia where he sold out the Sydney Opera House with Rhys Darby. Having yet to gig in America he’s told us he's going to count tonight as his first in New York - beaming in from Auckland, New Zealand.
5 Things We Want our 40 Year-Old Selves to Know
“You are not going to be applauding yourself for living a stable and steady life. Instead you are going to remember going outside of your comfort zone and doing crazy things!”
Julia Sun and Tania Kwan, graduating high school students, have 5 life lessons to share with their 40 year old selves despite their young age to remind us about the important things that we often seem to forget about.
Experiments in Beautiful Thinking
BY RITA PATEL
@ VOL 33
ON SEP 29, 2017
Rita Patel is joining us once again to give us the latest in her Experiments in Beautiful Thinking. This work allows her to foster personal and collective experiences, especially in uncomfortable and unfamiliar situations by tapping into each person’s creative force with humor and play so they can connect and be in their personal power with confidence.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Nostalgic for Kyiv, the Thought Structure of the All, and 20th Century PechaKucha
Presentations Tatiana Guryeva's presentation (in Ukrainian, from PKN Kyiv Vol. 7) is based on recollections of her childhood. You'll see the Kyiv of the 70s and 80s, or at least how it has remained in her memory, as well as Pechersk, the area where she grew up, and Podol, the area where she currently lives.Art’s task is to Save the Soul of Mankind, and that anything less is a dithering while Rome burns. Because if the Artist, who are self-selected to be able to journey into the other... if the Artist cannot find the way, then the Way cannot be Found. Adopting this Terence McKenna quote as his mantra and accidentally stumbling into what he calls "Thought Structure" through his art, blakeArt® (aka Matt Blake), with all his might and good intent, attempts to do just that: find a way for All. We are all "One" in the "Same," and he expands on that idea in this presentation (from PKN Chicago Vol. 18). Posters New on the Tumblr blog today are posters for PKN Guimaraes Vol. 3 (pictured above), PKN Springfield, Ohio Vol. 5, and PKN Cape Town Vol. 19. We've also added a few posters and flyers from PKN Buenos Aires that we hadn't come across in the past, including the flyer you see above, for the city's Vol. 21. PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 25 happens tonight. Photos and video We have a few photo galleries to share today, including from the recent PKN Barcelona Vol. 16, which is what you see above. After the link, you'll also find a great video round-up from the event -- we sure love that "20th Century Fox" intro done PK-style.PKN Barcelona Vol. 16PKN Norwich Vol. 4 [Flickr]PKN Winnipeg Vol. 10 [Facebook] Calendar Tonight (June 26) your PKN satisfaction will come from the following two events: PKN Amersfoort Vol. 7 and the previously mentioned PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 25. Tomorrow, on top of PKN Tokyo Vol. 93, you'll find PKN Kingston Vol. 3 and PKN Providence Vol. 39.
PechaKucha in AlKhobar Provides Food for Thought
Sketchbook Magazine has a recap up on the recent Global Night edition of PechaKucha Night Al-Khobar. The night featured speeches from martial artists, entrepreneurs, and designers -- here's a clip referring to activist Mohamed Ali's presentation on refugee camps in Kenya: Mohamed showed pictures of children writing on tree barks for school, because books were simply unavailable, saying: “We strive to reach our goals, when people in African countries in need strive to live to see the next day. We know from media that African living conditions are harsh, but we wanted to see the truth for ourselves. PKN Al-Khobar Vol. 2 took place on September 20, 2013 at the ADC Compound Hall. For the full write-up, check out the article here.
Tobi: Through the Eyes of a Scaffolder
In today's Presentation of the Day, "Tobi: Through the Eyes of a Scaffolder" from the Global Night edition of PKN Tokyo (Vol. 106), Shigeyoshi Yajima, a "Tobi" (the Japanese word for one who constructs and dismantles scaffolding) for over 24 years, gives us a rare and thrilling view from the heights of large buildings amid their construction. Yajima shows pictures of himself and his coworkers hard at work, with breathtaking views of the city below them and outlines the dangers of working at such heights, while explaining how they keep themselves safe.
Interaction through Fashion
Receive a hug from thousands of miles away, change the color of your clothing on a whim; this is the future of fashion. In today's Presentation of the Day, "Interaction through Fashion" from a special Tokyo Designers Week 2013 edition of PKN Tokyo Vol. 107, Francesca Rosella (of wearable technology fashion house Cute Circuit) shows off some of her company's new designs and what she predicts the fashion of the future will be like. Cute Circuit has created shirts that can be used to hug someone from across the world, dresses that can be used as a mobile phone, a dress that displays your tweets, and clothes whose color can be changed through a mobile phone app.
Call for Presenters: Vol. 2 - Food for Thought
Our first ever PechaKucha Night in Prince George was a great success, thanks to the high calibre of presenters and supportive audience at the event. We are now searching for the next roster of amazing storytellers for PechaKucha Prince George Vol. 2: Food for Thought. Have you used creativity, design or innovation in your work with food? Do you have what it takes to make a great story in 20 images x 20 seconds? We want you for our Vol. 2 event on Tuesday May 13th from 7pm - 10pm. You may be unfamiliar with the PechaKucha format, but there are many resources available online to help you create a presentation. Browse the PechaKucha site to see examples of past presentations. Check out this detailed guide for hands-on instruction. There are even PechaKucha presentations about making PechaKucha presentations. If you are struggling with the format, you can always contact our organizers directly for help. If you are interested in presenting at PechaKucha Night Vol. 2 in Prince George on May 13th, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact info and the proposed topic of your presentation. Deadline for submitting proposals is April 30th, 2014, but presenters are often confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis, so get your proposal in early. About the Theme: Food For Thought Thanks to the generous support of Northern Health through an IMAGINE grant, the theme of our second event will showcase creative approaches to food. Are you a gardener, farmer, chef, server, parent, designer, or anyone who gets creative with food? Stories should be personal. If your story is related to an organization or program, we want to hear your own perspective. We want to showcase the great work happening in our community from a grassroots level.
Banding Together through Games
Making a band means getting lost, building, and fighting evil denizens of space! Roger Hicks talks about his games and how his life has inspired his games to come to life. In "Banding Together through Games" from some special guerilla-style PechaKucha recordings at Tokyo Game Show 2014, we see that his love of music and getting lost, inspired and encouraged him to keep working on developing games, and meeting new people along the way.
Break on Through
Continuing with the theme of new things in 2015, time to break on through with the above glimpse at the flyer for the Swiss city of Solothurn's upcoming Vol. 2 (on January 20). You'll find more PKN flyers/posters over at our Tumblr.
Seeking God through Instagram
“We are bacteria. We’re building concrete fungi on this speck of dust — and that’s what we call civilization.” Halik Azeez traced who he is today back to a string of events that occurred 10 years ago. In “Seeking God Through Instagram” from PKN Colombo Vol. 4 he discusses the tsunami that took away everything he owned, whereby he found himself confronted with an existential crisis.
Even Though We're Here
"When you step out of your comfort zone, THAT is when the magic happens, THAT is when you realize the true strength of your capabilities"In "Even Though We're Here" from Bandar Seri Begawan Vol.4, Dragons And Pixie Dust’s self-taught special effects make-up artist Muaz Al-Rashid’s shares the story his childhood curiosity on how Jim Carey was turned into The Grinch got his creative engine running. From looking up for inspirations on YouTube to someone telling him to just do it to actually ripping himself out of his comfort zone, Muaz invites us to join him (being unafraid to do what you’re passionate about) as he brushes his way into being resourceful with what little he could work with to complete his vision.
Thought Bubble: The first Birstein PKN
Two days later. The first PKN in Birstein is over. No, I was not nervous before the event — but somehow eased after it … There are different ways to look at PKN Birstein #1. In the front end I was not really enthusiastic that we had zero people for speaker's slots. I also felt disappointed about the rather small audience. Well, I knew we would not have a head start here on the countryside, where cultural events sometimes make me feel like one needed to create a new expression for not to misuse the word "culture". :-) We (Anke and I) tried to make up for the missing speakers and prepared five lectures ourselves — instead of the expected two that we wanted to add to the zillions of applications. We really invested in our first PK speeches. Especially Anke did a great job and I have the strong feeling that she personally grew that evening: She delivered wonderful speeches about natural gardening and memories of the last years renovating our historic farm. Thank's for all of you support and enthusiasm, Anke! It was so good to see how much the audience liked what we delivered. People were quite amazed that something like this PKN did happen in our region. Even though I wished things were a little easier — we set up a nice event, the audience was as enthusiastic as the speakers and everyone was happy in the end. How come I was happy — not having external speakers and a small audience only? Well, we already started to plan our next PKN event and we have some speakers in the pipeline! People start to notice that this is serious and a good thing to support. I guess it will be a long way to achieve my goal to build a PK community here in our "Vogelsberg" region though. We made a start and sometimes this first step is the most important action in such a project. I am thankful that Astrid and Mark gave us the chance to use the PK organization and network bring something to Birstein that is outstanding. I never expected that they would accept our application considering that we live a a small community "out in the woods". After our first PKN I feel that both Astrid and Mark in Tokyo and we in Birstein did the right thing. Birstein for sure is not Tel Aviv — but we will make PKN something that is unique for our rural region. And one day we might be a blueprint for other areas where "culture" is mostly defined as something that happens in the big cities only. Cheers, Frank