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Sunshine Coast @ Nambour Civic Centre
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Budapest @ Trafó
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Davenport @ Figge Art Museum
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Realising Architectural Programs

BY JONATHAN ASHMORE
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 26, 2012

Anarchitect[s] is a collaboration between Jonathan Ashmore and Tarik Al Zaharna. This concept creates a platform for a collaboration between architecture and research projects in the U.A.E. In this presentation, Tarik Al Zaharna will be sharing with us the journey in realizing architectural programs, focusing on their recent project 'DXB Store'. 

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Community and Art

BY BERNARDO DIAZ
IN DALLAS

In his presentation, Bernardo Diaz describes the program he developed to connect his students with some of the city's community centers. (in English)

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Pioneers of Programming

BY PAUL PAGEL
@ JUNE TABLE TALKS ON JUN 13, 2013

Paul Pagel gives us an in-depth historical look at some of the pioneers of programming: among them the first programmer, the first group of professional programmers, and the first compilers.

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Transcendental Meditation Research and its Applications in Social Welfare Programs

BY SCOTT LARY
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 25, 2013

Scott Lary talks about the benefits of transcendental meditation. From prison inmates to the health of care givers, the positive effects are astounding.

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Useful Advice: How to Become a Programmer

BY ALEX PETERSEN
@ VOL 11 ON APR 26, 2014

Alexander Korotkiy, a senior .NET developer at SmartGuy Group A/S and is leading MS SQL and .NET-related master classes in Ciklum. In his presentation from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Education he provides useful tips about IT education; such as the need to constantly improve the educational level, attend workshops, seminars, and improve English. 

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Artist Residency Program

BY TATSUHIKO MURATO
@ JAPANESE ART OR ART IN JAPAN? ON FEB 19, 2015

Tatsuhiko Murato talks about the artist residency program in Japan and Europe. He present to us the many achievements of the students in these art programs

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Public Schools vs. Corporate Education

BY RUTH CONNIFF
@ VOL 13 ON APR 30, 2015

Editor in chief of The Progressive. A native of Madison, Ruth Conniff has been at The Progressive since her days as an intern. She has also written for The Nation and has appeared on CNN, Fox News, PBS, and MSNBC. She was the recipient of an “Editor’s Choice” award from Madison Magazine for her coverage of the Wisconsin Uprising in 2011. Her Progressive magazine feature story on school privatization is a chapter in the book It Happened in Wisconsin (Verso, 2012).

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Kids into Discovering Science

BY BARBARA FERNANDEZ GOING
@ VOL 14 ON AUG 12, 2015

Barbara Fernandez Going is a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her work examines the response of plant communities to spatial and temporal variation in the environment with the overarching goal of trying to predict which plant communities are most vulnerable to global change. She has a passion for science education and is co-founder of Kids into Discovering Science, a K-12 science education program based in Northern California.

Kids into Discovering Science (KiDS) is a growing K-12 science education program with roots in Northern California. The program illustrates the process of discovery and science through fun, hands-on classroom and field activities. Over ten weeks students act as Principal Investigators of a plant growth experiment which serves to illustrate the entire scientific process, from observing nature to collecting data and communicating results. The program year culminates in an all day trip to a local Natural Reserve which reinforces their newly gained scientific literacy, highlights the beauty of biodiversity, and provides a sense of place.

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Free Your Fitness, Free Yourself

BY TEGA BRAIN
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Does your lifestyle prevent you from qualifying for insurance discounts? Do you lack sufficient time for exercise or have limited access to sports facilities? Maybe you just want to keep your personal data private without having to pay higher insurance premiums for the privilege?

Unfit Bits provides solutions. At Unfit Bits, we are investigating DIY fitness spoofing techniques to allow you to create walking datasets without actually having to share your personal data. These techniques help produce personal data to qualify you for insurance rewards even if you can't afford a high exercise lifestyle. 

Our team of experts are undertaking an in-depth Fitbit Audit to better understand how the Fitbit and other trackers interpret data. With these simple techniques using everyday devices from your home, we show you how to spoof your walking data so that you too can qualify for the best discounts. Our new range of desktop fitness devices are also available on this site. 

Free your fitness. Free yourself. Earn Rewards.

 

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Tega Brain is an artist and engineer. She makes eccentric engineering, reimagining everyday technologies to address their politics and envision alternatives. She is currently a resident at Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, Brooklyn, has both studied and taught at the School for Poetic Computation, and is an Assistant Professor at SUNY Purchase. 

Surya Mattu is an artist and engineer based in Brooklyn. He is currently a fellow at Data&Society where he is investigating infrastructure with a focus on wireless as a way to better understand bias in technology. He is also a contributing researcher at ProPublica. Previously he has worked as an engineer at Bell Labs and is a graduate from the New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. He has a degree in Electronics and Telecommunication from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.

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Print Exchange Program

BY YOSUKE FUJIKI
@ TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR 2015, POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON SEP 19, 2015

アメリカの北カリフォルニア・サンノゼ在住のスケートボーダーで写真家、
ギャラリーのオーナーである、JAI TANJU(ジャイ・タンジュ)が
中心となって始まり、その後、自然発生的に世界中に広がっていった
"PRINT EXCHANGE PROGRAM(P.E.P.)”を紹介。
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Program for PKN Oslo Vol. 11

PechaKucha Night in Oslo Vol. 11 was held a few days ago, and organizer Arpna Gupta Stokke sends in a few photos of the terrific program they prepared for the event. It was produced by graphic design studio Your Friends, and as Arpna explains, tips its hat to the birthcountry of PKN, Japan. The programme has taken its inspiration from Japan, birth place of Pechkucha night. The format is based on standard Japanese paperformats JIS. The traditional Shiroku Ban is the size of the folded out program. The flyers, drink coupons and tickets are also based on the Shiroku Ban format. To get a proper folder for the speakers we've used a origami tecnique which makes it possible to have an 8-page folder without using any binding. It's cost-effective, good for the environment and makes for an intriguing piece of design.

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Program for PKN Helsinborg Vol. 6

PechaKucha Night in Helsingborg Vol. 6 is happening tonight (December 6) at Stadsteatern, and here's a look at the program for the event, giving you a taste of the evening's presenters.

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Program for PKN Helsingborg Vol. 7

PechaKucha Night in Helsingborg Vol. 7 is happening tonight (March 13), and we've included the program for the event in this post. Pictured above is PKN Helsingborg organizer Christel Knappe (in the center), flanked by Håkan Nilsson (The Signs) on her left, and Richard Larsson (Artdust) on her right.

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PKN Santa Cruz in the News

A nice bit of press coverage for PKN Santa Cruz from the Santa Cruz Sentinel. Chip, director of the Santa Cruz Downtown Association, first became aware of Pecha Kucha several years ago and began the application process to launch "Pecha Kucha Nights" in Santa Cruz. Concurrently, Crystal Birns, coordinator for the City Arts Program, had been discussing a similar idea with the Museum of Art & History. Two months ago, the first Pecha Kucha Night launched at club Motiv in downtown Santa Cruz to a packed house. On Friday, the second "Pecha Kucha Night" will be hosted by MAH, under the leadership of Emily Hope Dobkin, with nine presenters presenting their "works in progress." Read the full story here. The city's Vol. 2 happens tonight.

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Exhibition "Design Ah!"

As part of Roppongi Art Night 2013, 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT teamed up with the global PechaKucha organization for two very special sessions of 20x20 presentations -- part of the exhibition "Design Ah!" -- starting with a kids workshop during the day that was followed by a presentation session, and then a regular PechaKucha event for adults in the evening. The kids workshop took place before the session, with a group of children who had applied to take part. They all had a couple of hours to take photos of things they found interesting in the area, and then prepare a PechaKucha 20x20 presentation. The evening session featured a fun mix of design talent, and kicked off with a presentation by Roppongi Art Night’s artistic director Katsuhiko Hibino. Both session were hosted by PechaKucha founders Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham, along with renowned graphic designer and director of the "Design Ah!" exhibition Taku Satoh.

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Adventures through Time and Space

“There’s a lot of things you need to get across this universe. Warp drive… wormhole refractors… You know the thing you need most of all? You need a hand to hold.” Vanessa Graham is a 15-year-old high school sophomore and Doctor Who fan who is proud of her geek heritage. In "Adventures through Time and Space" from PKN Bangor, ME Vol. 9, she describes how this British cult-hit television program has shaped many aspects of her life. Careful, or she'll challenge you to Time Lord trivia!

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Useful Advices: How to Become a Programmer

Alexander Korotkiy, a senior .NET developer in SmartGuy Group A/S and is leading MS SQL and .NET-related master classes in Ciklum, in his presentation from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Education gives a lot of useful tips about IT education that have to be considered like the need to constantly improve the educational level, attend workshops, seminars, improve English. 

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PKN Barcelona in the News

PechaKucha Barcelona co-organizer Mitch Micenmacher shared with us this great video report that aired on the local TV program Barcelona Televisió. The piece gives a taste of what the events in Barcelona are like.

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PKN Davenport in the News

What's a PechaKucha Night in Davenport like? The Radish offers up a look at a recent event. Melissa Mohr, director of education at the Figge, was one of the people who brought the program to the Thursday-night lineup, and she’s been overwhelmed by the positive community response. “The topics are so varied, and it really highlights the talent we have inside our own community,” she says. One result of the program Mohr is excited about is the evolution of the collaborative creative process. Presenters not only get out of their comfort zone on the presentations, but also interact with the audience and connect with other presenters after the program. Read the full article here.

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Concrete Jungles of Color

Can graffiti create value in the city it’s located? The artist DAAS speaks about the issue of graffiti, and some great ways to revive the dreary cityscape around us. In “Concrete Jungles of Color” from PKN Osaka Vol. 7 he discusses Art OH! a program bent on involving the community with the goal of creating large-scale works of art around the city.

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