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A Quest for Adventure
BY ALASTAIR HUMPHREYS
@ VOL 1
ON NOV 09, 2009
Alastair Humphreys is one incredible person. He has cycled around the world (it took him 4 years), raced a yacht across the Atlantic Ocean, canoed 500 miles down the Yukon River, and walked the length of the holy Kaveri river in India. He also ran the Marathon des Sables (finishing as one of the ten fastest Brits despite breaking his foot during the race), and rowed to France with Major Phil Packer -- a soldier paralysed in Iraq.
"Presentation of the Day" on June 15, 2013.
BY DALE VAN DUSEN
@ VOL 6
ON OCT 03, 2012
As the title of this presentation suggests, Dale Van Dusen talks about a bike constructed of a certain material not usually associated with bike making. He also shares some of his adventures biking in Bangkok.
"Presentation of the Day" on March 8, 2013
How I Fell in Love with Infographics
BY LINDA NAKANISHI
@ VOL 16
ON JUN 14, 2012
After quitting her 9-5 job, Linda Nakanishi started a few up-cycling projects hoping to make people aware of her environmental concern. She realized her approach wasn't working, started researching online, discovered infographics is the medium which she could use to share her environmental concern to a larger audience.
Cycles and Happiness
BY MELANIE GORKA
@ VOL 21
ON FEB 19, 2013
Melanie Gorka experienced an accident that had her re-thinking how she defines happiness in her life. She tells us how, in order to work through her personal and professional challenges, she found new ways to approach life through design, data, and cycles to improve her well-being.
Up-cycling Auto Parts
BY TELLY SZE WING WOO
@ VOL 16
ON MAY 25, 2013
Telly Sze Wing Woo, member of ATB Auto Art, talks about the beginning of the company and its mission; to upcycle discarded auto parts into stylish furniture.
She takes us through the process of creating the pieces, from scavenging auto parts to assembling the final product, and encourages upcycling to prevent unecessary waste.
Save Our Cyclists
BY KHUN PANX
@ VOL 8
ON APR 29, 2013
Khun Panx talks about Save our Cyclists, a campaign to keep cyclists safe on the streets. Save our Cyclists spread throughout many cycling communities, communicating about street safety, accident prevention and the role of drivers in keeping the streets safe.
"Presentation of the Day" on August 1, 2013.
BY JAVIER CASADO
@ VOL 2
ON MAY 08, 2013
Javier Casado introduces us to Itinerante Cultural Services, a type of tourist service that not only serves as a guide, but a way to discover a totally new city. Through either walking or cycling, guides show off the unexpecteds faces of Castilla y León.
You Are Ironman
BY GUEORGUI TCHEREDNITCHENKO
@ VOL 105
ON JUL 31, 2013
An Ironman triathlon is one of the hardest endurance races in the world; a 3.8km swim followed by a 180km bike ride and a 42.2km marathon to finish. Surely, only a super-human athletes with elite endurance could possibly hope to participate in such an event? Wrong; in this presentation, Gueorgui Tcherednitchenko presents the story of a perfectly average guy's adventures in Ironman training, and lessons that he learned from it along the way.
"Presentation of the Day" on August 3, 2013.
Through Heat and Storm
BY AMY SELIKOFF AND NATHAN SELIKOFF
@ VOL 11
ON SEP 20, 2013
Amy Selikoff and Nathan Selikoff spontaneously decided to take a bike ride from Florida to Canada. They planned for months and took time off from their jobs. The actual journey was fraught with accidents, detours, and bad weather. They found that it was similar to marriage. Every marriage is a different journey filled with its own special joys and obstacles that need to be solved in their own ways.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
360 Global Design
One of the presenters at last week's PechaKucha Night in Marseille Vol. 8 -- see our event report here -- was designer Patrick Jouffret, of Paris and Toulon-based studio 360 Global Design. His presentation covered a few projects, including the cycling work we highlight in this post.
PKN Gisborne in the News
As we mentioned last week, PechaKucha Night in Gisborne Vol. 5 was held this past Friday and organizer Pene Walsh was hoping to donate as much of the entry fee as possible to disaster relief in Christchurch. Some very good news: "The venue was sponsored, cutting our overheads dramatically, so we were able to give all donations taken as door fee to the Christchurch Earthquake appeal -- NZ$1200.00 -- thanks Gisborne!" We're including scans of a few articles -- here's more from Pene:The Gisborne Herald article (in 2 parts) came out the night before PK. Pippa Coom talked about the international movement of ‘Frocks on Bikes’ -- Gisborne PechaKucha co-organiser Sarah Cleave was also instrumental in organizing “Nice Ride,” a cycling event that took place the day after PechaKucha Night. She is a busy person. Also in 2 parts is a feature in the Gisborne Herald Weekender about Sarah.We'll also have a post up shortly with a few photos from PKN Gisborne Vol. 5. Click here to read the other article.
Pecha Kucha Night Maastricht: An absolute delight
By Clare Canning Monday evening in Maastricht saw the innovative AINSI play host to the dramatic return of the Pecha Kucha Night. Held in the city on six previous occasions, the global phenomenon aroused the interest of the Euroregion’s culture and media enthusiasts, who descended upon the factory-come-arts centre in spectacular fashion. Based on one simple premise, a series of presentations of 20 slides shown only for 20 seconds each, the approach allows entrepreneurs and creatives alike to exhibit their thoughts, passions and oddities in a way which both excites, shocks, and often, amuses. With ideas ranging from a quest to introduce pop music to the cultural venues of Maastricht, to the latest crop circle predictions, this occasion was indeed no exception. Participants were also all to present in English which for them, as stated by compère and co-organiser Martijn Kagenaar, made it ‘a little creepy’.Pecha Kucha (Japanese for ‘chit chat’) hails from Tokyo and is the brainchild of the architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham. In 2003 they decided to introduce a quick-fire method of sharing new ideas in an informal and imaginative environment. It is a concept since adopted by an astounding 352 cities worldwide. The Pecha Kucha team here in Maastricht consists of Pierre Buijs (Creovate), Jean-Paul Toonen (T36 Media), Martijn Kagenaar (Zuiderlicht), Nathalie Dirks (UM) and Sueli Brodin (Crossroads Magazine). For them, such ‘new and dazzling sources of inspiration are crucial’ given the city’s bid for Capital of Culture 2018. The international character and informal charm with which Pecha Kucha thrives also makes the event accessible for all. Being the first eager visitor to arrive on the evening, I quickly saw the vast space of the old factory canteen teem with what appeared to be old friends meeting. Fuelled by wine and a backdrop of sultry jazz, people mingled around candle-topped coffee tables and armchairs. No finer a venue than AINSI, a recently renovated 1920s cement factory, could be imagined. Great high ceilings exposing air vents and industrial machinery remain, adding to the vibrant and creative atmosphere evident before the main event had even begun. And so to the speakers themselves. The event kicked off with Dan Potter, introduced by Martijn as a biologist by day and a ‘slightly deranged’ online cartoon writer by night. Creator of Walking the Lethe, an online comic dedicated to one man’s quest to try and get his wife back from heaven, Dan exclaimed ‘don’t be afraid of investing in creativity, don’t be afraid of investing in yourself’. A very fitting remark since the general vibe soon became one of the pursuit of various dreams you once thought you lacked the courage to make reality. In the first half Dan was also joined by Angelo Vermeulen, an artist, biologist, filmmaker and activist who collaborates with advisors from the European Space Agency. His rather innovative approach to design sees the combination of both nature and technology in one living, breathing ecosystem. A personal highlight came from Ig Nobel prize winner Bart Knols and his presentation titled ‘the mosquito and the Limburger cheese’. Based on research stating malarial mosquitoes follow human odour, he found an interesting and unlikely way to disrupt the flight path of the mosquito using the regional cheese, ultimately making human contact less likely. Findings published on the 1st of April, he laughed, also led to a general belief it was a joke, only to be followed by an 8.5 million dollar investment from Bill Gates! Equally as powerful was the presentation by Markus Bediako called ‘Africa = Eden’. Accompanied by friend and colleague Jodi Omankoy using a hand beaten drum, the pair invited us all to join and support them in their quest to return to the image of Eden. Something they view as a more reliable impression of the great continent than that which most of us are blinded by in today’s media. One final performance, or ‘bonus track’ as it was advertised, came before the break from Chris Rosendahl. Based on the philosophy that if you’re going to laugh about it later why not laugh about it now, each of his 20 slides simply displayed images of people laughing, whilst the audience were taught some ‘laughter yoga’ moves. We were all instructed to stand, face those around us and laugh, sufficiently breaking down any social barriers which may have existed before, and leading us very nicely onto our beer break. After our return, further presentations came from Manfred Leuth (radical innovation), Mahdi Abdulrazak (cyborgs without surgery), Sanjay Sharma (it’s all in attitude), Koen Beumer (scar pride) and Egid van Houtem (software thinking). Belgian born Youssef Joumani, the penultimate speaker, gave us an amusing and thought-provoking account of the various perceptions of himself conjured by others when hearing his Moroccan name. Upon finally embracing it after years of battling, he exclaimed some idiot decided to name a film ‘jumanji’, destroying his hard work! Finally it was the turn of the first and only female participant, artist Tanya Ritterbex and her presentation ‘save the holy goblin’. Documenting her passion and artistic ventures, the audience was treated to a backdrop of inspiring images created by herself, nicely rounding up the evenings events. Pecha Kucha night in Maastricht proved witty, provocative and often just plain weird. Moments of humour, delight and intrigue incited a relaxed yet engaging atmosphere which upon cycling back towards the city left me feeling satisfied. For those of you who missed the chance to attend on this occasion the Maastricht team upload performances onto their website. Also, do not fear, for Pecha Kucha Maastricht are organising another event in November. Participant applications are invited for those who dare! By Clare Canning Clare Canning has recently arrived in Maastricht as a Masters student, embarking on a course in Arts and Heritage: Policy, Management and Education at the University of Maastricht. She is originally from Manchester in the UK and enjoying the move greatly! Videos and Photos: © Pecha Kucha website, ©Bert Janssen
Volume 18 Recap!
The relaunch of PechaKucha Atlanta was a huge success! Big thanks to Octane Westside for hosting us! Our kickass poster was designed by Dan Almasy: Organizer Kevin Ward of Midtown Arts Cinema opened the event: We had 100 PK buttons to give out to attendees, and ran out 30 minutes before presentations even started! Presenter Cameron Adams, sharing his street photography in "Stolen Moments": Jonathan Weidman presented on Atlanta's transportation history, and how the Atlanta Streetcar Project will modernize our transportation system: GA Tech's Andrew Ruff shared his students' vertical gardens projects: Ria Pell of Ria's Bluebird fame shared the 20 rock albums that influenced her career as a chef: Harrison Kris of Volpin Props shared his journey from hobbyist to full-time prop builder: UX analyst Beth Yeckley talked about returning to her roots, and discovering the connections between food and community: Jeffrey Wisard's presentation, "From Old Man Spandex to Millennial Flannel: The History of the Mobile Social," discussed Atlanta's cycling community: Artist Christopher Derek Bruno used questions to challenge conventional perspectives, and discussed his growth as a craftsman: Johnjay Fitih shared his journey from his couch in London to the screen in Atlanta: Tyrie Smith of Braizen presented, "The Importance of Awesome: Working with People You Love": Derek Koehl introduced us to VerbalEyze, an organization offering publishing opportunities to young writers: Rick Glassman shared sustainable concepts and projects from Architecture for Humanity's Atlanta network of architects, designers, and builders: Leslie Caceda introduced us to Atlanta Streets Alive, a vibrant community event opening our streets to the public: Thank you to all of our wonderfully engaging presenters and the tremendous crowd who joined us! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and stay tuned for details on the next PK Night -- August 11th! Enjoy more photos from Volume 18 HERE!