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Talking About Grass
BY MARK LONGBOTTOM
@ VOL 4
ON DEC 06, 2011
Mark Longbottom talks about his grass collection, which he has slowly built up through friends and connections over the years. He asks his friends, artists, and acquaintances to send him a patch of grass from different parts of the world, which he places in a bag with their name, location, and year, and then adds to his wall.
"Presentation of the Day" on April 30, 2013.
Insights from a Higher Perspective
Whereas most people became weary of airplanes after September 11th, Bill Fox decided to take up his childhood dream of flying. He became a pilot and then flew over a volcano. While flying over the volcano he learned that living life to the fullest is a lot like being a volcano.
Pilot Mark Cook really enjoys his job. Despite the difficulties that bad weather can bring, nothing compares to flying at 200 miles per hour and getting to see the sunset up close. In his own words, "aviation is where I live, and life is just a place where I spend time between flights."
BY BRIAN OXFORD
@ VOL 2
ON MAR 20, 2015
Recently photography has been stepping into uncharted territory of skyhigh drone photography. Brian Oxford discusses his new passion and business of drone shots, the legal challenges he has had to overcome and the potential future of this new technology while showing his photos of Western Maryland and surrounding areas.
Flying high on life
BY KATHY GRUVER
@ VOL 14
ON AUG 12, 2015
Kathy Gruver is an award-winning author and the host of the national TV show based on her first book, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet (winner Beverly Hills Book Awards). She has earned her PhD in Natural Health and has authored two books on stress: Body/Mind Therapies for the Bodyworker and, Conquer Your Stress with Mind/Body Techniques (Winner Indie Excellence Awards, Beverly Hills Book Awards, Global E-book Awards, Irwin Awards, Finalist for the USA Best Books Award). Her latest book, Journey of Healing will be released this summer. She has studied mind/body medicine at the famed Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard Medical School and pursued further education at The National Institutes of Health. Gruver has been featured as an expert in numerous publications including Glamour, Fitness, Time, More, Women, Wall Street Journal, CNN, WebMD, Prevention, Huffington Post, Yahoo.com, Ladies Home Journal, Women, Massage and Bodywork magazine, and Massage Magazine. She has written dozens of health and wellness articles and contributing posts. Dr. Gruver has appeared as a guest expert on over 250 radio and TV shows including NPR, SkyNews London, Morning Blend in Las Vegas, CBS Radio, and Lifetime Television, and has done over 150 educational lectures around the country for everyone from nurses in the Middle East to 911 dispatchers in New Orleans, corporations around the US and teachers in her own backyard. For fun and stress relief Dr. Gruver does flying trapeze and hip hop dance.More information can be found at www.thealternativemedicinecabinet.com
Even as children we looked into the sky and thought about the birds flying overhead and how cool it would be to be them. Join Kathy Gruver on the adventure of a lifetime as you jump off the 30 ft platform with her and fly high through the air on the trapeze. After 2 1/2 years of experience, multiple rigs around the country, dozens of catches and one emergency room visit experience the ins and outs of the art of flying trapeze and it's parallel to your life.
We Make Carpets
BY MARCIA NOLTE
@ VOL 13
ON FEB 24, 2015
Speaker Marcia Nolte discusses WE MAKE CARPETS, a buisness that does not make carpets. At least, not the kind of carpet you can walk on. Still, one of the visitors of the Dutch Design Week 2010 stepped all over Fork Carpet.
The carpets are not meant to be touched either. But it sometimes happens anyway. ‘Muisjes’ Carpet suddenly had an imprint of a finger. A visitor nibbled on Candybar Carpet.
But to glue everything down or put an art barrier around it? No. That doesn’t fit with the work. From a distance it may look like a carpet but you have to come close to see it is actually made of clothes pegs. Or some other everyday product.
From Red Tape to the Red Carpet
BY JAN-MARTIN AHRENDT
@ PECHAKUCHA EVENT AT MSM
ON JAN 28, 2016
Jan-Martin Ahrendt believes that it is important to create an attractive and livable climate for internationals in the Maastricht Region. In this presentation he presents the efforts of a regional network of institutions and service providers to do just that.
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The Flying Grass Carpet
Bart Cardinaal and Nadine Roos of HUNK-design and Eddy Kaijser (ID Eddy) have a dream, and it's an inspired one: to see their "Flying Grass Carpet" project take flight and bring a touch of parklife to city centers around the world. Modeled after the idea of creating a giant Persian rug, the massive carpet measures up to 58m x 32 m -- it's adjustable, going down to 22m x 18m -- creating an instant field for anyone to enjoy as they would any park. The carpet is made of over 85 million pieces of artificial grass, using varied lengths and colors to create a satisfying texture. Bart, Nadine, and Eddy's goal is to have the carpet travel from city to city. So far, "The Flying Grass Carpet" has been spotted in the Netherlands (Rotterdam and Amsterdam) and Germany (Aachen). If you'd like to have it visit your city, you can find out how from the official project website. Bart and Nadine coordinate Pecha Kucha Night in Rotterdam, and presented the "Flying Grass Carpet" project at last week's inaugural PKN in Maastricht.
Flyer for PKN Budapest Vol. 12
PechaKucha Night in Budapest Vol. 12 happens tonight (May 16) at the Museum of Applied Arts. The list of presenters includes Bart and Nadine of "The Flying Grass Carpet" project, which we covered here at PechaKucha Daily earlier this year.
The Flying Grass Carpet Gets Nominated
We've covered PechaKucha Night in Amsterdam organizers Bart Cardinaal and Nadine Roos' "Flying Grass Carpet" before, but we've very happy to note that the project has been nominated for the Dutch Design Awards. The process now involves public voting, which you can do by going to this page of the competition's site. For more on the project, make sure to visit the official "Flying Grass Carpet" site.
The Flying Grass Carpet in Budapest
PechaKucha Night in Budapest Vol. 12 was held back in May, and you may remember that at the time we mentioned that PKN Amsterdam organizers Bart Cardinaal and Nadine Roos' "Flying Grass Carpet" was going to make an appearance. Photos from the event have finally popped up, and above you can see an amazing photo that showcases not only the stunning venue (at the Museum of Applied Arts), but the carpet as well.
How could you not want to watch a presentation by someone called Minxy McNaughty? Here then is "Made in Deptford," presented at last week's PechaKucha Night in London Vol. 2. Deptford is not just gritty, it's is pretty too, in fact just like Cuba! This rocking presentation by Minxy aka Caffy St Luce, previously a high flying press officer to musicians (Manic Street Preachers, Radiohead, James, Kylie, the Reading Festival, to name a few) who is now heralding new musicians and art projects in South East London.
PKN Budapest and the Flying Carpet
Way back in 2009, PechaKucha Night in Budapest Vol. 12 played host to Bart Cardinaal and Nadine Roos' "Flying Grass Carpet" -- and we even covered it in a post. Looking through Flickr we just fell upon this new photo that was taken at the same time as the one in the original post (both by Flickr user bujatt), and we just wanted to share it because it's such an amazing view.
Architizer A+ Awards
We're very happy to announce that PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham is one of the judges for this year's Architizer A+ Awards. The competition looks to highlight "the world’s best spaces and structures, and the minds behind them," and it's an honor for PechaKucha to be a part of it all. You'll find more details about the Awards on the dedicated site, and here's a video that shows off the creative process behind the making of the A+ Awards Statuette (pictured in this post), designed by Snarkitecture. The winners will be announced in May at a red carpet gala in NYC.
Words Mean Things
"Words trigger emotions, they convey feelings, they describe and reveal." Average humans will often converse on a daily basis exchanging at least 200 words per minute. With this many of these words flying by, it's hard to sit back and think on what each word can really mean. In "Words Mean Things" from PKN Markham Vol. 1, Omar Khafagy takes us through on just a sample of what it's like to read a little deeper into what we say.
“I’m a firm believer that most good ideas come from nothing but scribbles.” Graphic designer Katrina Dixon speaks on the power a simple scribble can have in initiating something bigger. From Leonardo DaVinci's scribbles of flying machines to Thomas Edison's drawings of light bulbs, in “Scribbles” from PKN Bedford Vol. 3, she illustrates the power a few lines of paper can have on the future of the human race.
PechaKucha Flying Colors!
Last week PechKucha Night Tokyo flew is colors loud at proud at Tokyo Design Week for their Vol. 129 Special and largest PKN of the year! A Fuji Mountain of thanks goes out to all the amazing people, from speakers, to guests, to producers who helped make it an amazing night! Stay tuned for more updates!