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Why Yes, There is a Santa Claus
BY T. SHER SINGH
@ VOL 1
ON MAY 09, 2013
T. Sher Singh tells the true story of Saint Nicholas, the man who inspired the myth of Santa Claus. This story takes him to a small church in Turkey, where a priest became famous for his acts of kindness, eventually becoming the patron saint of sailors.
Joy through Apparel
Alex Lee from Joy Apparel explains how his unique project works. People submit pictures of their face and their passions to his website and buy a shirt with someone else's face and passion on it. Through doing this, people can spread their personalized messages to the rest of the world.
T-SITE by the Sea
BY YUKINARI HISAYAMA
@ VOL 120
ON DEC 16, 2014
Yukinari Hisayama and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham architecture take us on a tour of their latest project, the Tsutaya T-Site shopping center in Shonan, which expands on the idea behind the original Tsutaya T-Site found in Daikanyama, also designed by Klein Dytham architecture. (in English and Japanese)
Don´t Follow Your Dreams
BY PEPE VILLATORO
@ VOL 39
ON FEB 20, 2015
Esta es la verdad de las cosas: eres un inútil porque a tus veintitantos años no eres tan rico como Mark Zuckerberg ni tan famoso como Taylor Swift. ¡Lo único que tienes que hacer es seguir tu pasión! Espera... ¿No sabes cuál es tu pasión?, ¿no crees que te puedes dedicar a una sola cosa por años o décadas? Bienvenido a mi mundo, estimado y simple mortal. Será un gusto platicar cómo podemos ser un poco más felices y sentirnos completos con un poco de descaro y diversión.
Curiousity without Limits: Play, Art and a T. rex Named Sue
BY ÁLVARO AMAT
Álvaro Amat works at the Field Museum of Natural History, where Sue, the world-famous Tyrannosaurus rex, is the star of a collection of some 30 million objects. His experience collaborating with the Field Museum’s scientists in the creation of exhibitions that inspire curiosity led him to combine art and science in spontaneous explorations and experiments with his son, Nicolas. As an artist, educator, and parent, Álvaro attempts to create an in-between space of curiosity and wonder to break the barriers between reason and imagination for the integral formation of a more complete, creative, and happy individual.
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Poster for PKN Athens Vol. 2
PechaKucha Night returns to Athens next week (Friday, May 8) for Vol. 2, to be held at an old t-shirt factory in the city's center. As for the lineup, expect to see two architects, a chef, a biologist, two artists, an industrial designer, one opera team, a businessman, and a motion design company. Above, the beautifully illustrated poster for the event.
PKN Champaign-Urbana Vol. 2
PechaKucha Night in Champaign-Urbana Vol. 2 may have been held back in January, but hey, it's never too late to take a look at how an event went, and we're thankful to organizer Christina Tapp for sending us this report on the terrific event they put together. First, start by checking out this pre-show stop-motion video that fellow organizer Anastasia Tumanova created for the event (and here's a link to a pre-show video that was created for Vol. 1). All of the photos were taken Wallo Villacorta, Chris Perardi, and Jason Bentley. Champaign-Urbana’s second PechaKucha Night, held in January at the Canopy Club, boasted a vibrant crowd of over 400 people with 12 awesome presentations and one rockin' emcee. It was an explosion of creativity, from graphic designers and digital arts to silkscreening and book design; from a world traveler and a photographer to sustainable farmers; and from hiStories and a local charcuterie maker (who brought some pickled tongue to share!) to mad scientists and a bubbleologist! Kicking off the celebration with videos by Anastasia Tumanova and Jason Bentley, PK Vol. 2 also boasted an artist in the audience who decided to sketch the presenters in 6 minutes and 40 seconds while enjoying the show, along with an after party with two bands and pizza (mmmmm!) Starting the show with a little lesson in pronouncing PechaKucha, environment designer and emcee Andy Warfel (he was also a fab PK Vol. 1 presenter) held the night's event together seamlessly, with his laid-back sense of humor. Paul Young discussed the challenges of balancing work and play for creativity and fun. His philosophy? Play evolves into work and work becomes fun. The result is a more fulfilling life. Wes Jarrell & Leslie Cooperband, the proud owners of Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery, talked about making artisan and farmstead goat and sheep milk cheeses, raising organic fruits and hosting all-local foods dinners on their farm—in a poem! Kelly Searsmith showed us how contemporary artists use emergent digital media to inspire a deepened sense of humanity and social connection. William Gillespie & Cristy Scoggins, writers, designers and pop-culture addicts who run the independent publishing house Spineless Books and host the radio program Rock Geek FM, talked about how the end of commercial publishing equals the beginning of book art. Bryan Heaton shocked the crowd with his storytelling photographs that attempt to exploit the multi-layered meaning of images. Theodore Gray, author of Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do at Home–But Probably Shouldn’t, along with photographer Nick Mann, wowed the audience with tales of mad science and the elements. Laurence Mate, a local charcuterie maker discussed Abligurition n (ab- away, off + ligurire to be lickerish), highlighting the cultural ways humans use the tongue—for speech, expression and repression. Laurence even brought samples of pickled tongue to share! (Don't knock it until you've tried it...) Amy Lin & Eric Shine, working as one Borg-like entity of creativity, presented on hiStories—10 factual and craaayayayaaaaaaazy stories from the pages of history. Viewers discretion was advised—it contained scenes that may not have been suitable for sensitive audiences, including screaming guitars, Microsoft Paint bloodbaths and maggots wearing clothes. Jillian Nickell took us along on her adventures in silk screening and t-shirt illustration. Keihly Moore gave us peek into the lives of the Roma: a traveling story of a traveling people living on the margins of European society. Doug Burgett, a graphic designer by trade, an artist at heart and an astronaut in his dreams, captivated the audience with stories of misunderstood artistic endeavors and creative pursuits. Mark Peckham passionately spoke about coming to the realization that it's his true calling to bring joy to the world through the uncanny power of bubbles, which magically filled the air after his presentation! Keep an eye out for presentations posted from Vol. 2 that will continue to help raise money for Haiti. Our next event will take place on Friday, April 16 at the the Canopy Club as part of this year's Boneyard Arts Festival.
PKN Helsinki Vol. 8
PechaKucha Night in Helsinki Vol. 8 was held back in January, and was organized in conjunction with the University of Helsinki, with speakers including a mix of both scientists and creatives. We've highlighted a few photos from the event in this post, but there's much more to see in this Flickr photoset. Thanks also to co-organizer Anni Puolakka for the descriptions of each presentation. Below, a look at the presenters who took part. Tapio Vapaasalo, Professor of Graphic Design, to talk about 20 negative things (including 'Deadline') that are integral as well as essential in a designer's work. His presentation was purely typographical. Timo Vesala, Professor of Meteorology, to talk about his passion for movies (he was wearing a t-shirt with Jack Nicholson in The Shining) and unpretentiousness as well as about why he likes making scientific research (starting with chaotic piles of paper and and finishing with one neat document where it's all figured out). Ilkka Niiniluoto, Chancellor of University of Helsinki, to talk about the internationalisation of the University of Helsinki. He showed images of his travels all around the world and gave the audience a good idea about the highly global nature of the world's university network. Toni Kauppila, Architect and Lecturer in Spatial Design, to talk about his sources of inspiration: Japanese information graphics, human traces of life in the city and people's movements in a space. Sampsa Vanhatalo, Docent of Clinical Neurophysiology, to talk about the development and protection of premature babies' brains. Among others he showed a picture of his own baby, which became a natural object of home-based research when born (with sensors attached all over the child's head). Meiju Niskala, Performance artist and writer, to talk about serendipity in her life and art: e.g. how she chose the name for her dog (by putting a list of names on the floor and seeing where the puppy pees) and how she found a spouse (by leaving a note between a library book – and getting response). Pekka Timonen, Cultural Director of Helsinki, to talk about the designation of Helsinki for World Design Capital of 2012. His presentation implied that design should belong to everyone and take place everywhere in the city, and that the city of Helsinki is strongly committed to take things forward concerning this. Teemu Leinonen, Professor of New Media Design and Learning, to talk about his heros Steward Brand (who made the Whole Earth Catalog) and Douglas Engelbart (best known for inventing the computer mouse). Kari Enqvist, Professor of Cosmology, to talk about how we can look at history by looking at heavenly bodies. He was also just about to tell us the meaning of all life and universe as the time ran out!
Laundry Lines and T-Shirts, the Bike Kitchen, and Posters Galore
Presentations In this presentation (from PKN Genoa Vol. 1), Gregory Melitonov talks about his SOTTO project, that incorporates typical Italian laundry lines and t-shirts to send a message to the community at large. The Bike Kitchen is more than just a self-help bike garage where you can bring your bike and learn how to repair it yourself. As you'll learn in this presentation (in German, from PKN Augsburg Vol. 1) by Stefan Sohnle, the Bike Kitchen is in fact just like a family. Posters We've just added quite a few posters to the Tumblr blog, and so today instead of just highlighting one, we'll include a few of them in our daily post. First up, above, is the poster for tonight's PKN Rockford Vol. 2. Also uploaded today are the following (some of which you'll find below): PKN Oaxaca Vol. 2 and Vol. 7, PKN Cancun Vol. 1, PKN Panama Vol. 3, PKN Wakefield Vol. 2 and Vol. 4, PKN Barcelona Vol. 12, PKN Dnipropetrovsk Vol. 2, and PKN Taos Vol. 2. Calendar There are two events on tap for tonight (July 24): PKN Halifax Vol. 11 and the previously mentioned PKN Rockford Vol. 2. Tomorrow is a busy night, and on top of our PKN Tokyo Vol. 94 (our last PKN of the summer), you can look for the following events: PKN Derby Vol. 6, PKN Znojmo Vol. 1, PKN Helena Vol. 2, and PKN Providence Vol. 40.
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.
Exley on Lucas
No, it's not a report about PechaKucha, but we love seeing PechaKucha Night Chicago organizer Peter Exley in this CBS local news report about George Lucas' upcoming museum, as he sports his "20 images x 20 seconds" PechaKucha t-shirt. Watch the full report here.
Creativity isn’t new, creativity as old as mankind!Creativity isn’t special, it isn’t unique — it’s in all of us. Why do we let ourselves un-learn creativity? Steve Baker has a lot of thoughts on the idea of creativity -- even though he doesn't much like the word -- and in “Un-Learning Creativity” from PKN Tokyo Vol. 121 he spends some time sharing those thoughts, before introducing a new project he's currently launching called Project ESIN.
PechaKucha Night Tunis Révélateur de talent
C'était samedi dernier, la deuxième édition de Pecha Kucha Night Tunis à la Maison de l'Image. Nous avons déjà expliqué, dans un ancien billet ce que c'était PechaKucha. C'est l'art de présenter une idée en utilisant le principe de 20X20 : 20 images chacune présentée en 20 secondes. C'est une technique de pitching qui permet de faire des présentations concises et efficaces, un grand challenge pour les bavards, vu que PechaKucha signifie bavardage en japonais. Ce magnifique concept nous vient de loin, il a été initié par le Cabinet Klein Dytham Architecture à Tokyo en 2003 et c'est Eya Tborski qui l'a importé en Tunisie. Pour cette deuxième édition, l'Image était à l'honneur de cette rencontre, ou photographes, peintres, designers, et entrepreneurs ont assuré un show parfois improvisé mais grandiose. Les Pikachus, comme les nommes Eya Tborski, ont pris la scène pour parler de leur idée, leur création, leur rêves mais aussi de leur réussite. Une seule et grande leçon à saisir de toutes les présentations « Oser, Oser et Oser encore». Comme toutes les éditions, nous étions présents en tant que partenaire de Pecha Kucha Night Tunis, mais aussi pour aller à la découverte des créatifs vu que c'est notre mission chez FOLIOmania. De la magie, jusqu'à la création d'un concept store original, en passant par la peinture et la photographie, la rencontre a dépassé toutes attentes de l'audience. Des coups de cur et des découvertes. Un jeune magicien Omar a ouvert le bal, avec un numéro de devinettes et des jeux de cartes. Omar questionnait la magie et son pouvoir sur l'autre. Il conçoit la magie comme un art, l'art du contrôle. Ensuite, la parole a été donnée à une jeune étudiante en médecine Houda, qui a trouvé dans la peinture refuge suite à des événements douloureux de sa vie. Ses tableaux véhiculaient mélancolie et tristesse, dévoilant un talent qui s'éclore. Ensuite, Sofiene Ben Chaabane a présenté LYOUM, un concept store tout à fait original, ou il puise son inspiration des choses simples de la vie, comme leur fameux t-shirt avec « Harissa » marquée dessus. Juste après Hela Khiari nous a fait découvrir le monde de HAD studio (Hajer Azzouz Designer), leur création, l'ambiance inspirante, leur folie, tout ça pour montrer que l'équipe avec laquelle on travaille est comme une petite famille ou chaque membre soutient l'autre. Après une courte pause, ou tout le monde papotait avec tout le monde, une jeune photographe Hanane nous a fait découvrir son travail photographique. Des portraits de femmes ayant le corps ornementé de calligraphie. Malgré que le speech ait été dévoré par le trac, les photos de Hanane ont imposé un silence religieux dans la salle. Juste après un jeune homme a présenté son prochain projet, un co-working space à la Cogite dans le centre urbain nord. Et pour clôturer cette deuxième édition de PechaKucha, un talentueux photographe, Mohamed Amine Abassi a exposé son travail photographique sur les Hammams de la Médina.
Words and Light on a Dark Night
The lights in town were out. The core of Downtown Long Beach and its neighboring hood, the East Village Arts District, had been without electricty for over twenty-four hours. The second installment of PechaKucha Night Long Beach at ArtExchange should have been cancelled but Long Beach's art community made it happen. The electrical outage lasted more than 72-hours and it was a great time to reflect on how our daily needs and tasks are so interconnected with this massive - yet seemingly invisible - power structure. Having to travel out of the comfort of the East Village Arts District for WiFi to download the presentation, run-of-show and other compiled notes saved in the cloud felt like a feat from a Grecian tale. Rewriting the run-of-show because it wasn't download during said trip presented no major challenge to a nearly eidetic memory. Being reminded that printers can't print without power humbled the experience of the evening. Calculating the battery life of lights left the team wishing they had paid closer attention in math class. While pre-show t-shirt block printing and drawing sessions went smoothly, it would be a lie to say the rest evening went off without issue. We needed power, lights and safety prepartions for a night of art in the dark. Magically, it all came together. Jordan Christian, one of the three abstract artists currently showing in the main gallery, had a gasoline powered generator. With generators a limited commodity in the area, we feared someone might take the one we were borrowing from Jordan. We put out a call for security. Local paparazzo Richard Shimizu answered and was even able to snag a couple of great pics of the night. A few other issues came up but were quickly resolved by our great community. Thanks to Amy for troubleshooting the generator (slash opening its carborator). Thanks to Damian for navigating us through our VGA to HDMI projector setup. And thanks to El Imagenero for catching some great shots of PKNLB at ArtExchange. Despite the issues with the electrical grid, all of our presenters arrived on-time and ready with their best. In the comotion technical problems, something got messed up with the audio recorder for the event. Unfortunately, we'll only have a few recording from speakers to upload. But we're happy to chalk PKNLB#2 to a more experiencial volume. You had to be there to see and feel the magic. Regardless, the audience enjoyed every moment. For the night, ArtExchange had become this pocket of light and life in the beautifully dark and quite ocean skyline. Proof that the power of art wins.