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Epiphany on 7th Avenue
BY RAY SYLVESTER
@ VOL 2
ON JUN 30, 2011
Former English teacher Ray Sylvester describes how his life was changed after "popping into" a woodcraft shop on 7th Avenue in New York. He now designs and crafts beautiful jigsaw-style boxes as a profession.
"Presentation of the Day" on November 9, 2013.
BY STEVE JAROS
@ VOL 9
ON APR 07, 2012
Steve Jaros takes a few moments to drop some metaphorical truth bombs, and address some issues surrounding the books, movies, games, and tv shows we consume. In so few words, he makes the argument that we ought not feel guilty about things that entertain us, with the stipulation that we don't hurt someone else in the process.
"Presentation of the Day" on June 17, 2013.
Betraying the God of Light
BY JARED ANGEL
@ VOL 10
ON OCT 23, 2011
Author Jared Angel introduces his ebook, Betraying the God of Light, and explains his views on archetypal conflicts, and how he attempted to create a fantasy novel with a more complicated moral compass than simply good versus evil. He uses real world examples and popular fantasy stories to illustrate the problems with such a black and white worldview, and the lack of diversity that often accompanies it.
How to Survive a Kappa Attack
BY MATT ALT
@ HEINEKEN STAR LOUNGE
ON MAY 15, 2013
Matt Alt is the author of the "Attack!" series of books that so far have introduced the West to the world of yokai, yurei, and ninjas. In this presentation, we learn all about the traditional green creature known as the kappa.
"Presentation of the Day" on May 24, 2013.
BY JEAN-CHARLES REMICOURT-MARIE
@ VOL 1
ON APR 12, 2013
Jean-Charles Remicourt-Marie is obsessed with science fiction and the concept of utopia. In this presentation he shares with us a piece of his research, starting with imaginary worlds taken from paintings and movies, and then showing their transcendence into our world. He even recommends some books for those who share his interest. (in French)
Between Information and Material
BY YUSUKE OONO
@ VOL 108
ON NOV 06, 2013
Yusuke Oono presents some projects that he and his team have completed. He begins with a collection of wireframe furniture he has one display in a museum, which leads into an application that allows companies to design their own furniture. Lastly he goes into depth on a project he worked on involving laser cutting and books. (in Japanese)
Talking to Yourself
BY RAY FENWICK
@ VOL 16
ON DEC 05, 2013
Artist-of-all-sorts Ray Fenwick speaks to a crowd and to you (if you listen) about talking to one's self. He points out the fact that our voice is a huge part of our identity, but in many cases we don't acknowledge that it is the embodiment of our thoughts while still remaining a function of our body. Because our voice is at the crossroads of our psychological and physiological being, it can be surreal and disconcerting to practice, but Ray encourages us all to see what comes out!
"Presentation of the Day" on January 30, 2014.
How Books Bring People Together
BY LEAH COSTELLO
@ VOL 30
ON NOV 20, 2013
Leah Costello is founder of the Bon Mot Book Club, which brings community leaders and authoer together to share and exchange ideas. In her presentation, Leah explains how her passion for books and reading helped her become engaged in the socio-political world.
BY JIM THOMPSON
@ VOL 6
ON SEP 21, 2013
How did you become you? Jim Thompson has written a book that could help you find that answer. In this primer on self-discovery, Jim explores how we became the people we are today, including areas of major influence in our lives and the motivations behind our decisions.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
PechaKucha II, Book Only
There's something about this makeshift sign for PechaKucha Night in Pontevedra Vol. 2 that we just plain like. The package originally contained a copy of the official PechaKucha Night book we sent to organizer Martino Villaverde Gestido.
PKN Book in Xalapa
Looks like someone was pretty happy to get a copy of the official PechaKucha Night book, as the photo above shows -- actually, we're pretty sure that's the organizer of PKN Xalapa. Do you have a copy of the book? If so, why not send a photo of it with an interesting background -- we'd love to start a post series here on the blog. And if you don't have a copy, what are you waiting for?
PKN Calgary + One Book, One Calgary
Calgary is holding its PechaKucha Night Vol. 6 tonight (November 24) at the John Dutton Theatre (in the Central Library), and it's part of the Calgary Public Library's "One Book, One Calgary" initiative. You'll find the list of presenters on the official event page.
Channeling Your Way to a Book
Here's an interesting story from the The Tri-City News about a presenter at this week's PechaKucha Night in Coquitlam Vol. 4, Tina Fiorda, whose recent book was produced using a Ouija board."We are not of the physical world, but we know your physical world better than you do, for our vantage point is one that spans the physical and spiritual.” So starts A Book of Insight, written by the spiritual guides belonging to Coquitlam’s Tilde Cameron and Tina Fiorda of Burnaby — sisters who, over a three-month period, channelled 16 chapters about “wisdom from the other side” via a Ouija board.
The PechaKucha Book
You all know we have a PechaKucha book, right? Published a few years ago, it tells the story (up to that point) of the global PechaKucha phenomenon, and acts as a great primer on all things PK. It can be ordered online here, and makes for a great stocking stuffer (although, admittedly, that stocking needs to be rather wide). Update: The PechaKucha book is now out of print, and so no longer available for order.
A History of British Accents, Book Design in Xalapa, and a New Milestone
Presentations It's with great joy that we can say that, with the inclusion today of a presentation from the city of Xalapa, we now have presentations representing 100 different cities on the PechaKucha website -- and we're only a few presentations away from reaching a global count of 500 online presentations. It's always been our goal to share the widest variety of presentations as possible -- and in as many languages and regions as possible -- and it feels like it's something we're achieving day by day. And it won't stop until we manage to get presentations online from every single PechaKucha Night city! Mark Staplehurst is a web designer and developer from England, and in his presentation (from PKN Toronto Vol. 16) he talks about the history of British accents. You'll soon realize how Englishmen are all "branded by the tongue." What can you tell about Mark from his accent? In this presentation (in Spanish, from PKN Xalapa Vol. 8), Álvaro Itzamá takes us on a tour of various book projects he's worked on, each quite different from the other. Posters There's just one addition to the Tumblr blog today, and it takes the form of the poster for the upcoming PKN Bozeman Vol. 4 (on September 12), pictured above -- you'll find more details, including the full list of presenters, on the official event page. Calendar Here are the two events you can catch tonight (September 5): PKN Roanoke Vol. 3 and PKN Trnava Vol. 5. Tomorrow, it's another big Thursday with the following: PKN Barnsley Vol. 5, PKN Dunedin Vol. 15, PKN Svendborg Vol. 2, PKN Singapore Vol. 5, PKN Santiago Vol. 3, and PKN Budapest Vol. 28.
Designing a Water Bottle for the Future, Washing Books, and PK at the World Architecture Festival
Presentations Kaz Yoneda (of Takram Design Engineering) talks (at PKN Tokyo Vol. 95) about a recent project with a Korean company that saw him try and design the "water bottle of the future." Anja Kirkeby explains the topic of her presentation (in Danish, from PKN Aalborg Vol. 7):I use books as the material in my present work and process them in different ways. I have washed 70 books in my washing machine on different programmes in order to see how paper, binding, soap, spindry and other factors influence the sculptures. I took them out of the machine and dried them exactly the way they came out. Now I know a lot more about the effect of washing in a machine, about the difference between a sculpture and a lump of papier-maché and what soap and fabric softener does to the colour of the items. The proces emphasized discussions on: what is art (and what is not), is changing a book blasphemy or transformation from one artform to another, and is a book only a book when it is readable? By exhibiting my books I have experienced what happens when we meet the unexpected on our way through everyday life, and the necessity of being provoked to see and grasp the ordinary in surprising new ways. Posters Singapore had its Vol. 5 a month ago -- that's the poster pictured above (it was added to our Tumblr blog a while back), and we highlight it because this week saw another PK event in the city, part of the World Architecture Festival. PK cofounder Mark Dytham was on hand for the event -- he's participating in the conference as a judge and speaker -- and we'll share all of the presentations from the event on the PK site later this month. Below, a couple of photos from the PechaKucha + WAF event. Calendar It's another big Thursday (October 4): PKN Pittsburgh Vol. 13, PKN Moncton Vol. 7, PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 6, PKN Doha Vol. 6, PKN Vaxjo Vol. 12,PKN Kolding Vol. 18, and PKN New Orleans Vol. 7. Tomorrow, Osijek has its first PKN, along with PKN Kosice Vol. 23 and PKN Tulsa Vol. 2.
PechaKucha in Charity Mode, Public Housing in Oshika, and the Pattern Book Project
Presentations Today we share a few more presentations from last week's "PechaKucha x ArchiAid" event, and we're also very pleased to announce that at the event itself, over 350,000 yen (US$4275) was raised for the "Core House" project, which we described in yesterday's post. There's still a ways to go, and you can contribute directly through our Inspire Japan site. PechaKucha co-founders Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham cover (in Japanese and English) the global charity events done under the PechaKucha banner, including "PechaKucha for Haiti" and Inspire Japan. Makoto Watanabe and Taketo Shimohigoshi share (in Japanese) a case study for public housing in the Oshika Peninsula. Momoyo Kaijima talks (in Japanese) about a pattern book project to help reconstruct people's lives, aimed at those who live close to the coast, in the Oshika area. Posters Ostrava will soon be celebrating its 10th edition (on December 15) with a huge event, and above you can see the series of posters that has been produced. For more PKN posters, you can of course visit our Tumblr blog, which has also been updated today with the flyer for tomorrow's PKN Salzburg Vol. 15, as well as our latest PKN Tokyo flyer, pictured below, designed by Luis Mendo from a photo by Michael Holmes. Tokyo's Vol. 97 happens tonight. Photos Today we share another three photo galleries from recent PKNs, with PKN Toronto Vol. 18 -- part of the DesignThinkers 2012 pre-party -- pictured above.PKN Augsburg Vol. 2 [Facebook]PKN Dornbirn Vol. 1 [Facebook] PKN Toronto Vol. 18 [Flickr]Calendar Here's a look at tonight's (November 28) PKN lineup: PKN New Haven Vol. 14, PKN Kathmandu Vol. 7, PKN Tokyo Vol. 97, PKN Providence Vol. 44, PKN Glasgow Vol. 12, PKN San Jose (Costa Rica) Vol. 4, and PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 8. Tomorrow, it gets even bigger, with 11 events on the calendar: PKN Salzburg Vol. 15, PKN Madison, WI Vol. 4, PKN Miami Vol. 19, PKN Huddersfield Vol. 8, PKN Cologne Vol. 13, PKN Seattle Vol. 40, PKN Kolding Vol. 19, PKN Skovde Vol. 10, PKN Varberg Vol. 4, PKN Kitakyushu Vol. 8, and PKN Logrono Vol. 8.
Let's Get Bookin'
In his presentation (from PKN Pittsfield Vol. 3), Ty Allan Jackson talks about Big Head Books, his children's books publishing project. He explains how, to him, this project is a way of contributing to the education of all kids, no matter the age or race.
Join us at tomorrow's Vol. 103, where professor Minoru Yokoyama (Bunka Gakuen University) will take us on a tour of his new book, Five Senses of Design.文化学園大学の教授そしてインテリアデザイナーとしてご活躍される横山稔さんが、出版されたデザインに関する本「五感のデザインワークブック」を紹介してくださいます。