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Fabricating History

BY CAITLIN CASS
@ VOL 16 ON APR 14, 2016

"I make art about ineffectual dreamers who try really hard to succeed at something but always fail miserably."

In Fabricating History from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 16, artist and founder of the Great Moments in Western Civilization Cooperative, Caitlin Cass, focuses on the need for diverse sources in creative research, especially when you invent them yourself. She reflects on the subjectivity of history and explains how she co-opts historical authority to create comics and counterfeit historical exhibits. Walking us through her artistic process from the stage of “tadpole” to “strawberry dart frog,” Cass presents highlights of her recent comic book an counterfeit historical exhibits, such as “Folktales of American History” and “The Museum of Failure.” 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, July 14th, 2016. 

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Collage City

BY JEAN-MICHEL REED
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 15, 2016

"An architect, it seems, has to be an optimist and idealist. That by building we're somehow making the world a better place. But before you need buildings, you need people."

In Collage City from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 17, artist, designer, realtor and retired paramedic, Jean-Michel Reed, shares stories and perceptions of Buffalo, New York as an intimate outsider. Reed moved to Buffalo in 1992, working first as a paramedic, and later transitioning to both a designer and a realtor as the city attempted an about face. Cites are made first of people, and then within those individual people, of experiences. It is this combination of convergent and divergent experiences that construct the sociological makeup of place and city, which, in turn manufactures the physical landscape. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016.

 

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Failure

BY BOB BERKEBILE
@ VOL 33 ON MAY 01, 2009

How could a man witness the fatal failure of a bridge in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, which killed 114 people, designed by his own firm, and then become one of the founders of the US Green Building Council, and have a profound impact on how our buildings impact the entire planet? The theme for this presentation is "failure."

In April 2009, this was a theme everyone was confronting in one way or another. Bob Berkebile came to this event fully aware of how failures -- some his own, others he merely witnessed -- have the potential to shape lives for the better. During the course of his 20 slides, he expresses in a very uniquely personal way the mindset and imagination necessary to see failures as the opportunities for insight that they can be.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 19, 2013.

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Heroic Failure

BY TOM LLOYD
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 23, 2011

Tom Lloyd is a designer, but also a thinker. In his presentation, Tom thinks about how objects, architecture, and stories are constructed; how we get from point A to point B. He speaks on the concept of "heroic failures", and asks why certain failures are looked back on with an air of love and wistfulness -- failures like the AMC DeLorean, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the rickety bridge trope -- when other failures are simply abject.

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Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

BY KATE GARMEY
@ OCTOBER TABLE TALKS: MY WORST IDEA ON OCT 14, 2013

Kate Garmey is a self-proclaimed expert in the area of "bad ideas." She goes through a laundry list of her trials and triumphs, and discusses how she came to work at Table XI. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 22, 2013.

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Teaching Kids to Fail

BY MAURYA COUVARES
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 16, 2014

Maurya Couvares tackles the difficult task of teaching kids to fail, and helping them to learn from their mistakes. 

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My First...

BY ANITA STEINSTAD
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 21, 2014

Creative Director Anita Steinstad speaks on failure, success, awkward moments, life-altering decisions. A short story of my firsts.

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Risks & Failures

BY PATRICK FOELLMER
IN ERFURT

Patrick Foellmer speaks about his story from being a primary school teacher to a music instructor, from a culture consultant at the Thueringen Ministry to start his own band Lillabungalow and the risks and hiccups he faced up to this point.

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A Comedian's Life

BY EVAN BERKE
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Evan Berke takes us through his life and inspirations as a New York based stand-up comedian, producer, writer, and communications professional. Evan has trained with some of the brightest minds in comedy at both The Second City in Chicago and The Upright Citizens Brigade in New York. Evan just releaseed his most recent project, ROARING 20s.

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Learning to Fail

BY CLAIRE MONTANA JENCKS
@ VOL 35 ON SEP 01, 2015

Claire Montana Jencks begins her presentation with the story of her step-father who died after being struck by a lightning bolt. What follows is her perspective on learning to fail, and living life with gusto and passion.

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Getting Over a Fear of Failure

BY RNOLD SMITH
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Rnold Smith takes us through his life of attacking fear head on and building the life of his dreams.

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Bob Berkebile

Today's presentation -- recorded during PechaKucha Night in San Francisco Vol. 33 at the Autodesk Gallery -- is a powerful one, as Bob Berkebile talks about how failure can lead to profound changes. How could a man witness the fatal failure of a bridge the Hyatt Regency Hotel designed by his own firm in Kansas City in 1981 lead him to transform his firm, BNIM, into one of founders of the US Green Building Council and have a profound impact on how our buildings impact the entire planet? The theme for this PechaKucha was "FAILURE." In April 2009, this was a theme everyone was confronting in one way or another. Bob Berkebile came to this event fully aware of how failures, some his own and others he merely witnessed, have the potential to shape lives -- for the better. During the course of his 20 slides, he expressed in a very uniquely personal way the mindset and imagination necessary to see failures as the opportunities for insight that they can be.

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Heroic Failure

Tom Lloyd is a designer, but also a thinker. In today's edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN London Vol. 4), Tom thinks about how objects, architecture, and stories are constructed; how we get from point A to point B. He speaks on the concept of "heroic failures", and asks why certain failures are looked back on with an air of love and nostalgia -- failures like the AMC DeLorean, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the rickety bridge archetype, and so forth -- when other failures are simply abject. Tom postulates that it could be the sense of innocence in the design process that makes us love odd products, 1980s fashion, or architectural eye-sores like the Singapore Marina Sands. This failure through innocence is somewhat nostalgic (as we have failed often in our youth) and come to empathize with it. Interestingly enough, these ideas group up quite well with Ariel Schlesinger's thoughts on "Minor Urban Disasters" (Presentation of Day, January 23, 2013). We start to align ourselves with these failures, even when they're inanimate, and cheer them on much like we do an underdog. 

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Failure

This being our anniversary week -- PechaKucha is 10 years old! -- our "Presentations of the Day" will feature some of the most popular presentations we've had on the site. How could a man witness the fatal failure of a bridge in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, which killed 114 people, designed by his own firm, and then become one of the founders of the US Green Building Council, and have a profound impact on how our buildings impact the entire planet? The theme for this presentation is "failure." In April 2009, this was a theme everyone was confronting in one way or another. Bob Berkebile came to this event fully aware of how failures -- some his own, others he merely witnessed -- have the potential to shape lives for the better. During the course of his 20 slides, he expresses in a very uniquely personal way the mindset and imagination necessary to see failures as the opportunities for insight that they can be.

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CTO tips: positive thinking leads to positive actions

Have you ever been in trouble? Don't you think that every failure leads to a new breakthrough? Every negative situation is a chance for you to turn it to benefit. Three lessons of positive thinking from the rollApp CTO Dima Malenko presented on PKN vol.6 IT in Dnepropetrovsk that help him to be effective in everyday life.   

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Top 5 Presentations Constructed of Glass, Steel, Concrete

Whether it be built of glass, poured-in-place concrete, or steel I-beams, the big bad whole may huff and puff, but he'll never blow these structures down. These are the top 5 PechaKucha 20x20 presentations related to buildings, construction, and architecture.  First, we hear from Gary Cheng, whose tiny Hong Kong apartment has innumerable transmutations. (Transformer Apartment) Then we listen to Bob Berkebile's experiences with failure, and how it drove him to improve upon the architectural status quo. (Failure) Filipe Balestra discusses the importance of placement when constructing public works projects in urban villages. (Acupuncture Architecture, Urban Villages) Emma Brooke then takes us on a tour through the harsh, unfeeling (yet somehow beautiful) world of brutalist architecture. (Brutalism) And as a bit of a crossover with last week's top 5 of the animal kingdom, Roland Hagenberg describes the construction of a house meant for humans and a feathered friend. (Storkhouse)

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Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

Which camp are you in: A) Failure to try, or B) trying and failing? In today's Presentation of the Day, "Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time" from Table XI's October Table Talks: My Worst Idea, Marketing Director Kate Garmey proclaims herself to be an expert in the area of bad ideas. She goes through a list of her trials and triumphs, among them: going to an AC/DC concert on the night before the Boston Marathon and paragliding into a death spiral (and living to tell the tale).

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Materials Innovation through Failure

Making ... allows me to invent something, mock it up, and fail. And then improve it.  Mike Moore of Tres Bird Workshop, talks about his approach to architecture and design through making and inventing: a process that allows him to fail and continually improve on his work. In "Materials Innovation through Failure" from PKN Denver Vol. 19, he shows this process in action through his past and recent projects and how it has transfromed his work into innovative and environmentally conscious architectural design. 

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Kevin Byrd's Failures

Some people just can't seem to catch a break! Failure extraordinaire Kevin Byrd shows us some of his ideas that just did not work out. In "Kevin Byrd's Failures" from PKN Atlanta Vol. 20 we see that one was a photo-sticker art project, another was a new T-shirt design. He also tried his luck as a DJ and a dancer. Watch to see what happened with these and more.

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An Appeal for Calm

"We're all staring at our phones rather than talking to eachother."In An Appeal for Calm from St. Neots, Vol. 1, Associate Technology Director at digital advertising agency R/GA London and semi-professional geek, Andy Hawkes talks about calm technology and why modern devices make and break the rules around calm technology. He delves into what makes an industrial designed product a success in the eyes of the individual, or a failure in the eyes of society.Put you device down for a moment and watch this interesting presentation. 

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Faliure

How could a man witness the fatal failure of a bridge in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, which killed 114 people, designed by his own firm, and then become one of the founders of the US Green Building Council, and have a profound impact on how our buildings impact the entire planet? The theme for this presentation is "failure." In April 2009, this was a theme everyone was confronting in one way or another. Bob Berkebile came to this event fully aware of how failures -- some his own, others he merely witnessed -- have the potential to shape lives for the better. During the course of his 20 slides in Failure, from PechaKucha Night Sanfrancisco Vol. 33, he expresses in a very uniquely personal way the mindset and imagination necessary to see failures as the opportunities for insight that they can be. "Presentation of the Day" on February 19, 2013.