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Human Habitat: The Evolution of Efficiency
BY CHRIS DORSI
@ VOL 2
ON JAN 25, 2012
Small changes in our lifestyle can have a rather large impact on energy consumption. To prove this point, Chris goes through the KWH usage in various countries, to illustrate our energy-heavy habits and raise awareness. (in English)
Data-Driven Design for Chicago Energy
BY AARON WOLF
@ MAY TABLE TALKS
ON MAY 23, 2013
Aaron Wolf is a partner at Datascope Analytics, a data-driven consulting and design company in Chicago. At Datascope Analytics, Aaron leverages his background in operations and business to ensure complex analyses are valuable and communicable.
Building A Better Shelter
BY DAVID KELLY
@ VOL 8
ON APR 12, 2013
David Kelly has recently come back to Bangor from spending time living in and learning about alternative living. Now he is on a mission to design perfect self-sufficient homes as well as growing bushels of heritage apples, heirloom tomatoes, and obscure berries on his family's homestead.
My Father As I Know Him
BY ANNE TAZEWELL
@ VOL 14
ON JUN 03, 2013
Anne Tazewell outlines how her passion for alternative energy led her to learn more about her father decades after her death. She details her quest (in third-person) to find suitable means of energy as well as learning about her father along the way.
BY VIKROM NARULA
@ VOL 9
ON AUG 21, 2013
Vikrom Narula reveals to us just how much a small group of corporations are currently influencing the world. They print their own money and are fighting wars in the middle east for oil. He finishes off the presentation by telling us about some small things we can do to regain control.
The Making of an Energy-efficient Car
BY ESBEN HOLM
@ VOL 14
ON SEP 20, 2013
In the future there will be more of us and we will be driving more. The transportation industry is the biggest energy consumer. Esben Holm and his team work towards reducing this energy consumption by creating a very energy-efficient car.
BY MICHAEL LAURING
@ VOL 14
ON SEP 20, 2013
Michael Lauring is as Associate Professor at Aalborg University's Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology. Michael tells us about the ideas that his architecture students have for energy-efficient designs. He also shows us a shopping center that his students made for the sustainability festival. (In Danish)
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PKN Tel Aviv Vol #5
Tel Aviv certainly knows how to PechaKucha, this report just in from there last event on 24th November. "Last week in Tel Aviv’s 5th PechaKucha, more than 1600 people gathered in a hangar near the port. There were young design students, presidents of leading high-tech companies, artists, grandmas, actors, school teachers, journalists…" "It was soooo great, fascinating, and fun. The creators and people of Tel Aviv have a great thirst for such cultural events where well known artists and upcoming artists can meet on the same stage. Thanks to Pecha Kucha, magical encounters take place, and lots of creative energy fills the hearts and minds of thousands of people. Vive PechaKucha!"
PKN Bogota video report
Digging through the PechaKucha video vault we found this great video shot at Pecha Kucha Bogota in Colombia. It gives a really amazing feeling of the creative energy in their city and their PechaKucha Night.
PKN Dawson Vol. 1
Even a town with a population of 1,500 isn't too small for a healthy dose of PechaKucha Night action, and that's just what Yukon's Dawson City was able to enjoy last week for the first time. Organizer Michael Edwards reports. PKN Dawson City #1 was an incredible experience, with a capacity house that raved about the event afterwards. Two things to know about Dawson City: there is a population of 1500, and people always (always) show up late for events. And yet, on Friday night, there was a line-up at the door by 19:30! We ended up with an audience of about 75, which is amazing for a new event in a town of this size -- most of the audience had never even heard of PechaKucha. Every presenter did an amazing job. There were lots of laughs, some beautiful images, and a bunch of new ideas to think about. The room was packed, the energy was great, and we sold every drop of beer and wine. As organizers, the most satisfying thing about the night was seeing the audience realize that anyone can get up there and be a PKN presenter. People really understood the appeal of the 20 X 20 format, and are looking forward to the next event. PKN Dawson City #2 is scheduled for late June, 2009.
PKN Chattanooga Vol. 3
PechaKucha Night in Chattanooga Vol. 3 was held at the end of April, and organizer Matt Brown sends in this report on what sounded like a very special and more intimate PKN. Our 3rd event took place at CreateHere again. Because there were so many events taking place in Chattanooga over the past few weeks, we had a smaller turnout, and fewer presenters. Despite that, there was an exceptional energy to the crowd and many new faces. Our first order of business was to take a greeting photo for PKN Athens, which I have already sent to them for their event on Friday. We were very happy to be contacted by the organizers of another host city, and it just proves the instant connection we all share through PechaKucha. There are no borders. Our first presenter, Cole Sweeton, focused on PechaKucha itself. Cole's presentation highlighted some of the challenges that we face as organizers behind-the-scenes, especially working as a not-for-profit group. But the real focus of his presentation was on how both the individual presenters and the community benefit mutually from PechaKucha Night. The opportunity to share one's passion and interest with a welcoming and attentive audience is a rare one. The crowd leaves inspired, educated, sometimes challenged, but always wanting more. Many people approached us with ideas for future presenters and sponsors. The positive energy coming from the attendees more than makes up for the effort put into the event. Our photographer for the event was Chloe Wright. Chloe's portraits of the event illustrate her perspective quite well. The very personal nature of what each person brings to PKN is what connects each of us. We relate to what others are passionate about because we ourselves are passionate about something. The diversity of subject matter and presentation deliveries only makes the event that much more exciting. The simplicity of the format yields limitless variations based on the individuality of the presenter. This unique quality of PKN is what keeps us all hungry for more! Attached are some of Chloe's images from the event. So many micro-conversations happen during and after one of these events, and her shots capture these well. I have asked her if she wants her contact info published, but I have not heard back. I will let you know if so. All photos in this post are by Chloe (email), and as Matt explains, " so many micro-conversations happen during and after one of these events, and her shots capture these well."
Flyer for PKN Amman Vol. 1
PechaKucha Night made its debut in Amman earlier this week, and from what organizer Ali Asad tells us, "the energy was simply wonderful and the speakers a treat to listen to." We also wanted to share the terrific flyer that was produced for the event, pictured above.
Today we cover another presentation from the "PechaKucha for Haiti" event in Berlin held in February. This time it's Megan Mann with "Somewhere between dusk and dawn -- a life around club music." 'Motivation Megan' rocked at the end of our Berlin PechaKucha for Haiti. When desperately asking around for presenters to jump in 3 days before the event was scheduled, it was her casual nonchalance and effortless promise to show some of her amazing photos that gave us organizers enough energy to pull it all through. A Guy Called Gerald -- who Megan is working with -- made some relaxing live music for Megan's photos from around the world.
Watch Your Energy Usage, Take Up Politics, and Enjoy Some Green Urban Environments
Presentations Small changes in our lifestyle can have a rather large impact on energy consumption. In "Human Habitat: The Evolution of Efficiency" (from PKN Bozeman Vol. 2), Chris Dorsi goes through the KWH usage of various countries, to illustrate our energy-heavy habits and raise awareness. How important are politics to you? In "All Colors Together" (in Portuguese, from PKN Curitiba Vol. 1), Renan Molin hopes to show everyone how important it is to participate in the world of politics, and uses the Obama campaign as a point of reference. Terapia Urbana is a technology-based company in Seville that uses nature to solve energy problems caused by buildings in cities where greenery is far from abundant. "More Green in the City" (in Spanish, from PKN Seville Vol. 12) includes a few of their projects, and you'll be introduced to a few vertical gardens -- for both the outside and interior of buildings -- as well as other "green" innovations. Posters Quite a few additions to our Tumblr blog today, including posters/flyers for PKN Williamsburg Vol. 1, PKN Ornskoldsvik Vol. 1, PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 3 (above), and PKN Vancouver Vol. 22. Photos Here are today's photo galleries, as well as a fun teaser video for PKN Barcelona Vol. 16, which took place this past Friday. The photo above is from the PKN Vienna gallery. PKN Dnipropetrovsk Vol. 1 [Flickr] PKN Dunsborough Vol. 3 [Flickr] A collection of photos from PKN Vienna [Flickr] PKN Sofia Vol. 9 [Flickr] PKN Maastricht Vol. 14 [Flickr] httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7CEDSw2yGY We also have this fantastic report from PKN Philadelphia organizer Bradley Peniston -- yes, it's a bit old, it had gotten lost somehow and just recovered -- about his experience in introducing PKN to nearby Scranton. Last Saturday, January 28, PechaKucha Night Philadelphia took its show on the road, driving two hours north to mount the first PechaKucha Night in the city of Scranton. I thought the event went well for a city's first show: we had eight presenters who spoke to a standing-room-only house of 60 or so. Here's the story: A few months ago, as I was planning a weekend getaway with my brother, a thought occurred: why not plant a PechaKucha seed in a new city? I had already settled on a destination: Scranton, Pennsylvania, once a powerhouse industrial city, now home to a more diversified economy that includes several colleges and design shops. Sitting atop vast deposits of coal and iron ore, the city was the first in the United States to produce iron railroad rails, and the first to build electrically powered trolleys -- lending it the nickname the Electric City. Today, Scranton remains the sixth-largest city in the state of Pennsylvania. The next step was to seek help on the ground. I googled "Scranton and PechaKucha," and made contact with a librarian at the University of Scranton who had once delivered a 20x20 talk at a conference. She wasn't available to speak, but she helped me find a venue (the Vintage Theater and Cafe) and a co-organizer, Mandy Boyle, who works at one of Scranton's web design firms. Together, we rounded up a slate of eight speakers. In early January, we reached out to local media, and hit the jackpot. The Weekender, the leading local arts & entertainment weekly newspaper, put the upcoming PechaKucha Night on its cover. The piece, "What would you say in six minutes and 40 seconds?" came out on Wednesday, January 25. The following day, Scranton's daily newspaper, the Times-Tribune, ran a similar story: "High-speed PowerPoint presentations engage at Vintage Theater's PechaKucha Night." Armed with as much publicity as we could have hoped for, we opened the doors at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 28. People started streaming in, and by showtime, we had about 60 packed into the cafe. This was the lineup: “Life Lessons from the Gateway Cinema” by Mandy Boyle, SEO team lead at Solid Cactus “How to Slow Down Time” by “Welcome To Scranton” author Greg Halpin "#ScrantonMovieNames” by Michelle Davies, an NEPAblogs.org co-contributor “Stained Glass & the Passing of an Old World Art” by NEPAblogs.org founder Harold Jenkins “Restoring the Slope” by Leadership Lackawanna Class of 2012 member Gerard M. Hetman “Library Crimes & Misdemeanors” by newspaper librarian Brian Fulton “In Pursuit of the Light” by professional photographer Brent Pennington “Preparing America to Compete in the 21st-Century Global Economy” by technology trainer Michael J. Murphy The show itself went off well. I was quite proud of the presenters, all of whom did a fine job -- especially given that none of them had even ever seen a PechaKucha presentation before. Everyone at the cafe seemed to have a good time, and there were plenty of people afterward who asked about presenting at a future PKN. The day after the show, the Times-Tribune ran yet another story: "Scranton takes on global phenomenon with slideshow event." Links A few interesting posts and event reports from around the web. "Cultural Chit-Chat: Armenian and Turkish artists share ideas at joint Pecha Kucha in Istanbul" [Armenia Now] "Armenians, Turks hold Pecha Kucha Night in Istanbul (PHOTOS)" [News AM] "PechaKucha VI: 'Ladies, Pick Your Bull Carefully'” [Rivard Report] "PechaKucha: Speed Dating for Presenters" [The Better Presenter] Calendar After last week's very packed calendar, we're starting out slow this week, with PKN Calgary Vol. 12 tonight (May 28) and PKN Saint-Etienne Vol. 9 tomorrow night.
PKN Video: Badajoz Vol. 1
About one month ago, we showed off Badajoz's PechaKucha Night Volume 1 poster. We've just now received a short montage from that event; you can almost feel the creative energy through your display. Though this was PKN Badajoz's first event, they really put a lot of effort into it, and had a great turnout. Keep it up, guys!
Ohhh what a night..
To all our speakers, all our sponsors and all who came out last night - A heartfelt Thank You! I think we've found our niche and groove, let's take this energy into our next event. Anyone interested in presenting at any of our events please feel free to contact me. - DC
The Best Thing I Never Built
This March 21st, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, a uniquely-themed PechaKucha Night will be held. All presenters at this PKN Portsmouth, NH Vol. 14 event (held at Portsmouth Gas Light Co.) will be architects presenting on the buildings they designed but, for one reason or another, were never built. Chris Greiner, one of PKN Portsmouth's organizers, was quoted in a recent article found in The Portsmouth Herald's online iteration: “We’ve been fans of the PK Nights here in Portsmouth for awhile now,” said Chris Greiner, co-founder and executive director of 3S Artspace. “I admire the creativity and energy that the folks at Calypso brought to the events, and I hope that we can continue to do the event justice by presenting unique and contemporary ideas to the community, keeping the nights fresh and cutting-edge.” For a complete look at this article, head to The Portsmouth Herald's Seacoast Online. To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.