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Realizing Good Ideas

BY CHRISTOPHER SIANO
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 17, 2015

"It's not enough to have a good idea. To realize that good idea is very difficult, and that's what I work hard to do".

In Realizing Good Ideas from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 14Chris Siano shares how he uses digital design and fabricatio to make things better, whether it is a public art installation, a student sculpture project, a building or a neighborhood. For the past twelve years he has served as an Instructional Support Technician in the University at Buffalo Department of Art. In 2005 he formed The Foundry Group Inc. - a company specializing in art and architectural fabrication. And in 2012, in partnership with his brother Matthew, he formed HES Properties - a real estate development company focusing on development of mixed-use properties on Buffalo's West Side. All of these endevours are conduits for great ideas in his community to come to fruition. 

Cover image: Fabricated by Chris Siano and The Foundry Group, Inc., 2015 for the Albright-Knox Art Gallery: Jene Highstein's Black Mound (Turtle).

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, January 7th, 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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Identity of Self and City

BY ROBERT FUNG
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 24, 2013

Robert Fung talks about several urban reconstruction and remodeling projects he has worked on in the past, located in various areas of New Westminster. He looks at the identity of the city, and emphasizes the process of highlighting strengths when rejuvenating forgotten or abandoned districts.

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The Infamous Gilbert Imlay

BY ABBEY SMITH
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 18, 2012

Abbey Smith tells us the dramatic and shocking story of a relatively unknown individual named Gilbert Imlay. His transgressions made a significant impact on the world. From using a real estate position to swindle people out of money, to his abandonment of his lover Mary Wollstonecraft, to plagiarism, his acts could be said to have delayed the progress of Women's rights by over 40 years.

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Das Erdgeschoss ist mir nicht hoch genug.

BY GREGOR PETERS
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 17, 2014

Von Erdgeschossen, die überraschend tief liegen, und Mietern, denen keine Frage zu verrückt erscheint, darüber berichtet Spinnsack Bimbi von Buch (im wahren Leben heißt er Gregor Peters, so möchte er aber nicht genannt werden!). Als langjähriger Immobilienmakler erzählt er Kurioses aus dem Makleralltag und beantwortet Fragen, die die Welt bewegen. Zum Beispiel: Wo ist der Balkon? Und: Was machen wir mit der Provision?

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Make Steven Real

BY STEVEN GUERMEUR
@ VOL 9 ON DEC 02, 2014

Steven Guermeur propose his avatar on Facebook.com/MakeStevenReal.
This second « Steven » tries to become real and to leave virtual world.
You can Like his page to make him famous, print him on 3D, or invite him on a communication about « get out of the screen 

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Geocaching; real world treasuring hunting

BY SARAH TEETS
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 18, 2016

Presenters Sarah Teets and Venessa Stacy explain the process, the types and fun enjoyed while geocaching, a real world treasure hunt. 

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The Creation of Real Good

BY DAVID UPTON
@ VOL 20 ON JUN 17, 2016

David Upton is the co-founder of Common Good Solutions and an advocate for business as a tool for the creation of real good.  He is a husband, father, grandfather, teacher, avid reader and a noted punster.  

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¿Quiénes ganan en las películas? (y en la vida real)

BY PABLO GOLDENBERG
@ VOL 1 ON APR 27, 2017

Pablo Goldenberg es odontólogo multidisciplinar, motivador y triatleta. Recientemente terminó un Ironman 70.3.

Pablo habló de películas en la vida real, sobre la importancia de la actitud y el pensamiento positivo en todos los aspectos de la vida. 

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Stop Researching and Start Failing

BY SPENCER SMITH
@ VOL 23 ON AUG 23, 2017

The internet is great, isn't it? You (and everyon else) can learn anything you want at any time for free. There's a dark side to this ever-growing and ubiquitously available resource, though. In this presentation, Spencer Smith will share his experiences in learning five disparate topics, and how the internet might have actually prevented him in executing on the successes tied to each of the five.

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Deconstructing the Past to Predict the Future

BY BRANDON WU
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2017

Brandon Wu's story takes place in the real estate industry, where new innovative tools are streamlining client relationships and helping to plan better cities. In this informative talk, Wu shares how deconstructing past patterns and using predictive technology can improve the ways we plan and live our lives.

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Real Japanese Gardens

Jenny Schröder had a comfortable life working for a global IT firm in London, but cast it all to the wind after a brief trip to Japan. In today's issue of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 97) Jenny tells us how she journeyed to Saitama (the prefecture along Tokyo's northern border) to study the art of garden design, and fell into a well of knowledge deeper than she had expected. Schröder came to understand the design elements -- the balance of moss, rock, sand; the way Japanese architecture served as a frame for the garden space. She discovered the cultural/historical elements as well: the practice of Sadō (ritual tea-making and imbibing) is often performed with a garden as foreground or background, and Kamakura/Muromachi Era garden designer and Rinzai Zen Monk Musō Soseki's environments can be experienced throughout Japan to this day.  She's compiled much of her knowledge on her website (JapaneseGardens.jp) and continues to update regularly. If you've ever longed to breathe in the smell of greenery and tea whilst gazing upon the juxtaposition of nature, Schröder's database is a great place to begin. 

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The real dui sabda-Rabi Thapa

http://nepalitimes.com/news.php?id=18138#.UXgr6Dnzt2A The idea of a presentation in less than 10 minutes is no doubt an appealing one, particularly for Nepali audiences accustomed to the blather of self-important personages with no respect for their time. Having ranted concisely on this point not so long ago, I was intrigued to hear of but disappointed to miss out on the first edition of Pecha Kucha Kathmandu in Attic Bar. I was happy therefore to be invited to contribute to photo.circle's presentation for the second edition last Saturday. The format of Pecha Kucha, which is Japanese for 'chit-chat', is 20x20. This means that each presenter – and there are about a dozen per session – gets 20 seconds each for 20 slides, making for precisely 6 minutes 40 seconds. No politely gesturing hosts are needed to discourage over-running, as the presenter has no control over the slides he or she is presenting. The fear of being caught mid-presentation as your 'Thank You' slide beams out to the audience appears to be deterrent enough. Pecha Kucha began in 2003 in Japan and has now spread to over 260 cities. Kathmandu's second edition took on an 'Inspire Japan' theme and included an incredible range of suitably inspirational stories from artists, journalists, photographers, writers and filmmakers. It was further enlivened by an auction of organiser Sujan Chitrakar and Chirag Bangdel's artworks, the proceeds from which joined with door takes to help fund the building of a school in Japan. Of course, there are always good presentations and bad presentations. There is the risk of Death by Powerpoint, and inattentive audiences. And the format has unique challenges. It took some doing to squeeze the seven slides I was allotted on the book 'Hamra Hajurama' into photo.circle's presentation – in so many words, to distill my grandmother's three billion seconds of personal history into 140. And then you had American photographer Brian Sokol, who chose to sit in near-total silence as his brooding images of urban Japan cast light and shade on us. "Who'd have thought 20 seconds would be so long," he quipped. But the inspiration was as much for the Nepalis present as for Japan. While those meant to be doing the most for Nepal stoop ever lower in their bungling, self-absorbed cretinism, to hear someone passionately describing a project that she has poured her creativity and intellect into is to hear the sound of hope. It goes without saying that there are many more Nepalis across the country equally deserving of such a platform to present their ideas to their peers. Pecha Kucha Pokhara's a shoo-in.

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Orange County, China

On a voyage to Orange County, real estate developers from Beijing discovered, distilled, and replicated the essence of the Southern California suburban life and brought it back to China. In today's Presentation of the Day "Orange County, China" from PKN Toronto Vol. 15, artist and photographer Kotama Bouabane displays photos from this surreal, simulated western paradise and discusses the culture of replication often found in the Asian nation.

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Geodesic Dome Sculptures

Sculptor Nick Sayers began very small. He was fascinated with the sphere, and began creating spheres from objects not ordinarily associated with this three-dimensional shape -- like measuring tape. In today's Presentation of the Day, "Geodesic Dome Sculptures" from PKN Brighton Vol. 18, Nick shows us some of his works, from very small spheres to geodesic domes large enough sit in. His work culminates into a new, grander project: a 120-sided geodesic dome large enough for people to stand in -- all constructed from real estate signs. 

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By Brightest Day, By Blackest Night: The Moral and Personal Guidance of Superheroes

Superheroes are real. They're forces of change and personal inspiration. Bill Cameron speaks about the way that superheroes can serve as a real and positive influence on people's lives, with a few famous examples and some personal anecdotes. In "By Brightest Day, By Blackest Night: The Moral and Personal Guidance of Superheroes" from PKN Markham Vol. 3 we see that, in spite of their fictitious nature, superheroes can be a real source of personal strength and morals.

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Building Style since 2010

China’s largest real estate developer Vanke hosted Shenzhen’s ninth PechaKucha creative networking night. Held in December 2011 in Vanke’s prestigious headquarters located near the popular tourist beach of Dameisha, the event was the first to exclusively showcase Chinese artists,designers and architects. Vanke developed a very progressive concrete design workshop. (English bellow). 这次活动的主办是由中国最大的房地产开发商万科集团举办。在2011年12月位于万科大梅沙总部里举行,这次活动邀请了中国本地的艺术家,设计师和建筑师来参与,在这次活动中,万科举办一个非常欢快的设计工作坊。 Held directly after PechaKucha Vol.9, the tenth PechaKucha Night returned to its spiritual home in the OCT Loft for the fourth Shenzhen Hong Kong Urbanism and Architecture Biennale. The creative networking eventshowcased nine local and international artists and architects, with images ofthe remarkable Favela painting in Brazil proving particularly inspirational. 在第九期吱吱喳喳读图夜之后,我们迎来了第十期吱吱喳喳读图夜,以为适逢深港建筑双年展,这次的举办场地回到我们第一次办活动的地点,深圳的创意之地华侨城OCT创意园, 在这个极具创意的社交活动上邀请九个本土和国际设计师和建筑师来参与创意分享活动,其中在活动上所展示的巴西贫民窟图像的涂鸦让人意犹未尽。 Please select your Kucha King: 1. Wei Chunyu 2. Carman Montoya 3. Cui Hongbin 4. Manuel Clavel 5. Marko Salpoek 6. Liu Yichun 7. Tumoas Silvennoinen 我们将会在9月6日欢乐海岸小巴黎法式餐厅举办第20期吱吱喳喳读图夜,在活动中我们将会颁发吱吱喳喳读图夜大奖,与大家一起庆祝吱吱喳喳读图夜深圳二十期庆典。记住这个日期,期待您当晚的到来。 The Kucha King Awards will be held during the Special 20th Pechakucha Night X HK/SZ Design Biennale on September 6 in Les Duos OCT Bay 7:00pm. Mark the date!   欢迎关注我们的公众微信平台留意活动最新消息 Follow our presenters-reviews and vote for your King by adding the official Wechat Riptide account: Riptide锐态

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City Focus: Asheville

This week's "City Focus" goes to Asheville, home to the largest private residence in North America, The Biltmore Estate, pictured here. Learn more about Asheville by checking out their fresh batch of PechaKucha presentations! Thanks Asheville and happy to have you in the PK family!

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Realizing Good Ideas

"It's not enough to have a good idea. To realize that good idea is very difficult, and that's what I work hard to do". In Realizing Good Ideas from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 14, Chris Siano shares how he uses digital design and fabricatio to make things better, whether it is a public art installation, a student sculpture project, a building or a neighborhood. For the past twelve years he has served as an Instructional Support Technician in the University at Buffalo Department of Art. In 2005 he formed The Foundry Group Inc. - a company specializing in art and architectural fabrication. And in 2012, in partnership with his brother Matthew, he formed HES Properties - a real estate development company focusing on development of mixed-use properties on Buffalo's West Side. All of these endevours are conduits for great ideas in his community to come to fruition. 

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Safecast: Real-time Hyper-local Information

"It's a little bit like Google Street View, it's the same idea ...with radiation." From PKN Tokyo’s recent "Powered by PechaKucha: Tohoku 2020: Building a sustainable Post-3/11 Future" Pieter Franken Presents Safecast: Real-time Hyper-local Information. In our technologically saturated age, it is hypothetically easy to share data instantaneously with others. After the Tohoku Earthquake, Pieter and what would eventually become the Safecast.org Team realized that information about the radiation levels couldn’t be spread as it didin’t exist. After connecting to minds, companies, and volunteers – both in Japan and abroad– an open-source system was developed that could quickly collect, record, and share radiation level information.

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Art and Virtual Reality: Staging the Real with Accessible Technology

"How do you log off in the real life? How do I separate from my digital self? I think you have to be unconscious." In Art and Virtual Reality: Staging the Real with Accessible Technology from PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 11, Ronnie Clarke is an artist focusing in media and performance, whose current work addresses the body, the self and social relationships in physical and digital spaces.  Her talk brings art and accessible technology together to question what it means to be present and to really interact with one another.