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Space Tourism: Hospitality or Adventure Industry?

BY MARYAM NABAVI
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 05, 2013

Maryam Nabavi, an Innovation Strategist at Idea Couture, talks about her strategy for the future of commerical space (i.e. Virgin Galactic) as a service industry. If you ever thought about living in space, then small bathrooms, carbon-dehydrated food, and uncomfortable sleeping arrangements are probably not what you had in mind. However, Nabavi redesigned the experience to have humans at the center of the problem so that it can be an enjoyable and memorable experience for anyone no matter their financial or physical situation. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 4, 2014.

 

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Interaction through Fashion

BY FRANCESCA ROSELLA
@ VOL 107 ON OCT 30, 2013

Francesca Rosella (of wearable technology fashion house Cute Circuit) shows off some of her company's new designs and what she predicts the fashion of the future will be like in Interaction Through Fashion presented at PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 107. Cute Circuit has created shirts that can be used to hug someone from across the world, dresses that can be used as a mobile phone, a dress that displays your tweets, and clothes whose color can be changed through a mobile phone app.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 15, 2013.

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The Future of Music is Wearable

BY GEE DAIGO KAWAI
@ VOL 108 ON NOV 06, 2013

Gee Daigo Kawai is working with wearable technology firm MACHINA to bring the future of DJing to fruition. He discusses the futuristic sensors, fabrics, and gestures that make up the jacket that will allow music-makers the ability to control flow, beats, and switch tracks at will. 

"Presentation of the Day" on November 29, 2013.

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Wonderful Worlds of 'What If...?'

BY SAYA TAKAHASHI
@ VOL 116 ON JUL 30, 2014

Architect Saya Takahashi speaks about her love for the internationally famous Japanese manga and anime cyborg-cat Doraemon. She discusses the character's many magical and futuristic tools, such as the "What If Box" which creates alternate dimensions according to the user's curiosity. Saya tells us that Doraemon inspired her architectural career as well, encouraging her to question the way the world is, and change it for the better.

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Shadows and Light - Architecture, Abroad in Japan

BY WOODBURY UNIVERSITY
@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

In referring to Japan's intrinsically and simultaneously traditional and futuristic duality, Woodbury University architecture students on a Japan study away trip ask, "are the shrines and neon places separate from each other?"

They draw attention to architectural examples they discovered in their time in various Japan cities that highlight the focus of their studies, shadows and light.  

 Come and find the correlations with them!

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For the Love of Film

BY TERESA BARLEN
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 05, 2015

Teresa Barlen, board member of the Ellensburg Film Festival shares the magic of movies as they reflect our humanity. From mean, futuristic robots to innocent little girls, movies have the ability to move and inspire us.

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Extreme Beauty

BY APPLE CHUA
@ VOL 137 ON JUN 29, 2016

"Photography gives me a medium to escape from daily routine life by creating something beautiful"

In Extreme Beauty from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 137, Fashion photographer Apple Chua shares in depth how she turned her passion into her career. She pushed the boundary of incorporating her hobby of hiking volcanoes into her commissioned works to create photos that comprised an epic and cinematic composition of colors, glamour, elegance, and whimsical femininity that is coupled with a futuristic look and inspirations from the renaissance era. That certain elusive quality became her signature style.

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Hyperloop - Your Everyday Roller Coaster

BY DAVID CHEW VEE KUAN
@ PECHAKUCHA NIGHT SPECIAL X MINI @ BMW GROUP TOKYO BAY ON JUL 20, 2016

"He said, 'Young man, just try to do it!'"

In Hyperloop - Your Everyday Roller Coaster from PechaKucha Night Special x MINI @ BMW Group Tokyo Bay, David Chew Vee Kuan shares how he and a team of students is trying to build the prototype of a futuristic transportation system called the Hyperloop. They are bringing their micro version of Hyperloop to compete with other teams from the US and Europe in Space X HQ, LA this October.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, August 12th, 2016.

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PKN Sacramento Vol. 8

Last month's PechaKucha Night in Sacramento Vol. 8 was again held at the Level Up Lounge -- here's hoping plenty of glasses of "The Pecha Kucha" got served -- and organizer Claire Obenson sends in this report. The last PK Night went very well. We had seven presenters (including me) at Level Up Lounge in Sacramento: fashion designer Pamela Desrochers (special guest presenter), designer extraordinaire and Romp Creative co-founder Jake Favour, 19-year-old artist Stephanie Karapinar (our youngest ever presenter), moi, architect and artist Merle Serlin, designer and fisherman Scott Vaughn, and virtual designers Justin & Laura Wood. The lounge typically features the work of a different artist each month. This month, the featured artist was Merle Serlin whose work is beyond description. Her landscapes are sown on fabric. I think most of the presentations were quite original, yet quintessentially Sacramento. Some examples include Scott Vaughn's presentation on Fly Fishing and Pamela Desrochers' highly accessible fashion designs. Justin and Laura Woods virtual design work was unlike anything we've ever seen. Jake Favour was bursting with design ideas he would like to implement or see implemented -- his "Balloon-Enabled Pizza Picnic Delivery" was a fan favourite. Stephanie Karapinar had some fabulous charcoal sketches and futuristic photoshop creations. My presentation was on Hip Hop Architecture, whom some compared to late artist, Keith Haring. Honestly, I "sampled" from "The Kiss" by Gustav Klimt -- I call it Klimting! The March flyer is a hip, superfly version of American Gothic. Our next PKN will be in August, themed "Hot August Nights." We have announced a competition to design a poster to advertise the event.

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Nooka

In design, "we create the physical manifestations of ideas." These are the words of designer/innovator Matthew Waldman. In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 95) we hear not only of Matthew's theories on techno-progressivism (the idea that all tools, technology, and social/ethical dimensions should progress with the passing of time, i.e. not just computers) but we see a slew of unique and futuristic products he and his company (named Nooka) have developed to exemplify this thought method.

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The San Francisco of the Future

As if the Bay Area weren't futuristic enough! In today's Presentation of the Day, "The San Francisco of Tomorrow" from PKN San Francisco Vol. 53, architect Craig Scott proposes ideas for putting three of San Francisco's abandoned buildings to new and innovative new uses. Old silos are transformed into a gigantic 3D printer, a decrepit crane is turned into a digital technology innovation lab, and an unused stadium is turned into a greenhouse.

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The Future of Music is Wearable

DJs are the new composers.  In today's Presentation of the Day, "The Future of Music is Wearable" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 108, Gee Daigo Kawai speaks on his time working with wearable technology firm MACHINA to bring the future of DJing to fruition. He discusses the futuristic sensors, fabrics, and gestures that make up the jacket that will allow music-makers the ability to control flow, beats, and switch tracks at will. 

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Building Motorcycles for One

Want to ride a futuristic apocalypse bike? This is a good place to start: Matthew Roberts, Creative Director at Speedtractor Industries, is part of a global movement to reestablish motorcycles as casual, cool forms of transportation, and he's doing it by creating beautiful, unique custom-made motorcycles for one client at a time. In "Building Motorcycles for One" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 113, Matthew goes into depth on the new wave of motorcycle riders -- not the circus performers you see on TV -- a group of individuals looking to build something of their own, and take on new adventures on the road. 

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Extreme Beauty

  "Photography gives me a medium to escape from daily routine life by creating something beautiful" In Extreme Beauty from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 137, Fashion photographer Apple Chua shares in depth how she turned her passion into her career. She pushed the boundary of incorporating her hobby of hiking volcanoes into her commissioned works to create photos that comprised an epic and cinematic composition of colours, glamour, elegance, and whimsical feminity that is coupled with a futuristic look and inspirations from the renaissance era. That certain elusive quality became her signature style.

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Hyperloop - Your Everyday Roller Coaster

  "He said, 'Young man, just try to do it!'" In Hyperloop - Your Everyday Roller Coaster from PechaKucha Night Special x MINI @ BMW Group Tokyo Bay, David Chew Vee Kuan shares how he and a team of students is trying to build the prototype of a futuristic transportation system called the Hyperloop. They are bringing their micro version of Hyperloop to compete with other teams from the US and Europe in Space X HQ, LA this October.