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Family World-Schooling Adventures

BY ED GILLIS & JOCELYN LAND-MURPHY
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 03, 2017

Ed Gillis and Jocelyn Land-Murphy have spent much of their first nine years as parents adventuring in the wild with their sons Heron and Sitka - including hiking 3,000 km through Europe and Patagonia, and cycling 6,000 km through Oceania. In this presentation, they share what led them to world-schooling, what life on the road with kids looks and feels like, and what they have learned along the way.

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All About Sheep

BY REENA MEIJER DREES
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 03, 2017

Reena Meijer Drees takes us on a whirlwind tour of these fascinating wool-bearing creatures: where they come from, the huge variety of breeds, and some little-known facts about your woolen clothing!

 

SITEWIDE Search Results: “wool”

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Organização de Eventos

PAST VOL 12

Dayton @ SunWatch Indian Village and Archaeological Park
Aug 09, 2012

PAST VOL 13

Sheffield @ The Winter Gardens
Jul 04, 2013

PAST VOL 9

New Orleans @ The May Gallery & Residency
Aug 01, 2013

PAST PechaKucha at WAF 2013

World Architecture Festival @ Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Oct 02, 2013

PAST VOL 24

Melbourne @ The Workers Club
Aug 10, 2014

PAST VOL 10

Richmond, BC @ Chinese Bunk House -- Britannia Heritage Shipyards
May 08, 2015

PAST VOL 12

Richmond, BC @ Richmond Public Library
Oct 01, 2015

PAST VOL 18

Umeå @ GUITARS The Museum
Feb 17, 2016

PAST VOL 7

Cambridge @ Espresso Library
Nov 01, 2016

PAST women&work 2016

Bonn @ WCCB World Conference Center Bonn
Jun 04, 2016

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Wearable Technology for All

BY JENSIN ELAINE
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Jensin Wallace relates her trip to Slovenia to collaborate with a man suffering from tetraplegia to create custom smart clothing to assist him on a day to day basis - all controlled by his cell phone! Wow!

Jensin was trained as textile textile designer at the Rhode Island School of Design and experimented with how to make sound and emotions tangible. After getting some experience in the luxury fashion industry, she went back to school and received a Masters of Design focusing in fashion and technology. Currently she works as a sweater technical designer for a high end women's label in NYC.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, November 9th, 2015. 

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A Journey in Hats

BY ELEANOR O'CONNELL
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

New York based and originally from Papua New Guinea, Eleanor O'Connell has been working within the Theatre, Performance Art, Film, Fashion and Design industry as a Costumier, Costume Designer, Wardrobe Manager, Milliner and Artist from London to Melbourne and now New York. Listen to her journey here!

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Art of the Pencils

BY CAROLINE WEAVER
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

“Pencil is a small thing that can make a big difference in the lives of people who use them.”

In "Art of the Pencil" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol.16 , Caroline Weaver, amateur pencil collector but lifelong pencil lover, founded CW Pencil Enterprise in November 2014. With her pencil experts, Caroline digs up the stories and origins of these objects and make them accessible to those who appreciate them for their functionality, beauty and history. As simple as it may be, the pencil is something which despite advances in technology will never become obsolete.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016.

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The Power of Radio

BY CARLOS CHIRINOS
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Carlos Chirinos’ work explores innovation and creativity in emerging global music industries, looking at the role of music in public health, international development and social change. He has been a key consultant for radio and music projects in Europe, Africa and Japan - and most recently worked to develop Africa Stop Ebola, a global music campaign to raise awareness about Ebola in West Africa that was featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, BBC and CNN, for which he received an award from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Defense, and USAID.

Currently, Professor Chirinos collaborates with the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, curating music performances to engage the Latin community living in New York City. He is also involved in projects in the UK, Tanzania, Cuba and other countries, looking at the role of music industries in economic development, tourism and social entrepreneurship. He also runs New York University's Music and Social Change Lab

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Japan and the Temporal Craftsmen

BY NICHOLAS COFFEE
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Nicholas Coffee takes us through history of temporal craftsmen with examples of temples and shrines across Japan. His study was made possible by the Georgia Trust Foundation.

Nicholas is a LEED AP Architectural Designer at FXFOWLE working on a range of projects in NYC from urban design to interior design. Previously he worked at Bjarke Ingels Group on a variety of projects including the Hot to Cold exhibition and publication. He holds a Masters of Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelors of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder (his hometown.)

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From Barrel to Bottle

BY WILL DRUCKER
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Will Drucker is a sustainability practitioner and whiskey lover. At PechaKucha Night NYC, Will takes us through the history and process of whiskey making - from the tree to the bottle!

Will is devoted to building businesses that support the circular economy. Will hails from the cities and farms of the Midwest. College took him to Vermont where he studied neuroscience and deepened his love for the natural world. Will can't resist music, birds, biking, good food and adventure.

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Hacking the Office

BY WES ROZEN
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

Wes Rozen is one of the founding partners of SITU Studio, where he leads some of the company's more experimental projects - including interdisciplinary collaborations with artists, filmmakers, and environmental organizations.  Wes takes us through the new Google Creative Lab offices in NY.

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Wood in Multi-Family Residences

BY MATT MAHON
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

Matt Mahon talks about the use of timber in multi-family residences in this PechaKucha presenation for NY Build.

Matt is an acoustic and audiovisual consultant in Arup’s New York office and is involved in a wide variety of projects, from performing arts facilities to corporate fit-out.  Matt studied mechanical engineering at Northwestern University and has a background in live sound and broadcast.

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Vertical Community Building

BY WESTON WALKER
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

Wes Walker uses his 20x20 presentation to discuss architectural responsibility to create moments of human interaction - using Studio Gang Architect's recent projects to highlight social justice and community building by developing methods to occupy the exterior of a building.

Weston Walker is an architect and Design Principal at Studio Gang. He came to New York from Chicago in 2014 to establish the studio’s office in lower Manhattan, which has now grown to a staff of 22 with projects both locally and internationally. His current work includes a major expansion of the American Museum of Natural History, a new FDNY firehouse in Brooklyn, a boutique office tower along the High Line, and a residential high-rise in Toronto.

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Maps as a Tool for Perception

BY GABRIEL GIANORDOLI
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

Gabriel Gianordoli discusses humanizing data through mapping - and how maps can be used as a tool to reflect data in different perspectives in this PechaKucha presentation for NYCxDesign.

Gabriel is a designer and developer from Brazil, currently based in Brooklyn, NY. He has worked with both print and digital media, with experiences ranging from editorial to UX design. His work is focused on information design and interaction. He is currently a Creative Researcher at The Office for Creative Research, a hybrid research group working at the intersection of technology, culture, and education.

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Benjamin Work

Benjamin Work has been a graffiti artist for 11 years, and in his presentation at PechaKucha Night in Auckland Vol. 11 from late last year he talks about the evolution of his work -- the "rebellion within the rebellion," as he describes it -- from gangsta to born again Christian, and how it affected his style. You can watch the entire presentation online.

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A Work in Progress

According to the photo above, Eliot Reeves is preparing a PechaKucha presentation, and is having a bit of hard time with it (see middle square). We'll just say this: Eliot, don't give up, the best is to just find 20 great images, and get inspired by that.

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Co-working in Sevilla

Working from home in your pajamas without seeing anyone is a reality for many freelancers, and WorkInCompany wants to offer these people something different. This presentation covers the idea of sharing an office with others -- or "co-working" -- in Sevilla. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Sevilla Vol. 12, and is in Spanish.

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Erika Wong

  Our Vol. 101 is coming soon -- next week, on Wednesday, March 27 -- and so over the next few days we'll be highlighting our presenters. First up is artist Erika Wong, who will be sharing some of her works. 3月27日(水曜日)のPechaKucha Night東京101のプレゼンター、アーティストのErika Wongさんです。プロジェクトや作品などの発表をお楽しみに!  

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Wood and Steel

Welding, cutting, bending, sand-blasting, polishing, Sjors van Buyten does it all; and in this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Hong Kong Vol. 14) he elaborates on the pieces he's crafted from found objects. Sjors works primarily with metals, wood, and light -- and the results are often electrifying.

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Heroes of Wood, Glass, Steel

In today's Presentation of the Day, "Heroes of Wood, Glass, Steel" from the Global Night edition of PKN Tokyo (Vol. 106), Keiji Ashizawa shows off some of his amazing work with steel and aluminum, as well as the lighting, wood, and glasswork of those he collaborates with. Keiji discusses his metalworking career, his group of industrious glass and wood-working friends, and the structures and furniture he built for those in the tsunami-affected area of Ishinomaki, Japan.

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Albany, Vol 2. Work

Work it out, whistle while you work, putting in a good days work, working on it, that works… Work is such an important aspect of our daily lives and our common interactions.  We all work in different ways; we all perceive work as something different.  The line cook that opens their knife bag at 5:00pm is working just as the contactor that straps on their steel toed boots at 5:00am. We would like to welcome residents of Albany as well as people from all around the Bay Area to ‘Pecha Kucha in Albany, Volume 2’ and as you may have already deciphered, the theme is ‘Work’.  This event is free and will take place at the Albany Community Center on October 25th at 6:30pm.  We have very interesting presenters that range from Correctional officers to Urban Framers all centered around the theme of ‘Work’. The theme of work is one that is so broad we will never be able to cover its entirety in a month much less a few short hours.  That being said, this will be an opportunity for people to see the world through a lens that isn’t always considered, an opportunity to wear different hats for 6 minutes at a time.  If you are unfamiliar with the Pecha Kucha format here is a quick explanation; a presenter uses slides that change every 20 seconds, a total of 20 slides will make up the entire presentation.  Ideally the presenter will seamlessly transition between slides and take the audience along for an informative and intriguing journey of exploration.  To work is to be; we don’t mean that everyone has to have a job but we mean to state that everyone should have something that motivates them.  This definition is not set in stone but rather malleable and ever-changing.  The evolution of tasks and dedication may not always define you but most certainly an individual must define what they consider work. “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do” -Rumi

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Magic Words

  "Words are really powerful, and if we’re going to use them to express the people we are and the feelings that we have, let’s make them count!" In Magic Words from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 137, Hengtee Lim looks at how words inspire new ideas, create a shared experience, and foster understanding. Lim argues that there's a power in words and the way we use them to express ourselves and tell stories.

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PechaKucha People: Zara Wood

PechaKucha Person of the week, Zara Wood, better known as Woody, is a "creative". As an Artist, designer, illustrator, curator and lecturer, she says she enjoys using that word as a noun: “It’s full of activity and seems to encompass everything I do.”  In addition to running her own design studio and product range of high-profile fashion collections to large-scale public art commissions, she’s drawn to supporting and promoting talented creative people, hence her role as PechaKucha City Organizer in Brighton, UK. Going back with PechaKucha all the way to 2003, she says, “I find the format exciting and inspirational - both as a presenter and a viewer. I love how it brings people together.

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My 6 minutes and 40 seconds at PechaKucha!

          A beautiful testimonial by PechaKucha presenter Sonia Kar  So it began! The moment had come for me to take the stage. Rodrigo, one of the enthusiastic hosts of the evening, had started giving a grand introduction about what I was going to speak about in the next 6 minutes and 40 seconds on PechaKucha Maastricht Vol 31, being held at the prestigious Sint Janskerk. What would I say? Would I be able to keep pace with the 20 seconds timer on each slide or would I just make a mess of it? Would I be able to convey my story effectively? Actually all these questions crossed my mind some two months ago when I heard about PechaKucha 20X20 presentation format using picture slides. Bit intimidating that one has to convey adequately in 20 slides with a 20 sec/slide speed, but the concept was so terrific that I had to give it a try. My application as a guest speaker took some screening considering PechaKucha was celebrating the 40th anniversary of Maastricht University. However I handled the screening questions with the same passion as I would be doing while speaking (I in fact felt I was already on stage). To my joy, I was informed that the very talented PechaKucha team had selected me. Next came the daunting task of preparing the slides – setting my story right, hunting for the appropriate pictures for the slides. That actually was not as difficult as I thought it would be. Though it called for some iterations, lots of “gentle” reminders and patience from PechaKucha team members especially Zhen (thank you for bearing with all the stupid questions which came your way). However, the issues were faced when I thought of practising. Just two days left for the event, I was making a mess. I remember the first time I practised – the entire 20 slides (each with 20 seconds) were over and I had not finished half of my story! I was always gifted with this art of talking a lot and not being precise. That would definitely be put to the test now. So then came the phase of cutting it short and making it just fit within 20 seconds. The next time I practised, I finished the story when I was in slide 10! The pressure of finishing the story was high so I missed mentioning half of the points which I had to. With some iterations I was ultimately there. On the D-day, when we reached Sint Janskerk - it was a packed house. The stage was set and rows of chairs were placed perfectly surrounding the stage. There were at least 300 people. I was trying to find familiar faces (as that would boost my confidence– human psychology as talking to known people is less of a stress than addressing unknown people) but there were hardly any. Then came the reassuring words from my husband – “You have spoken at a gathering of 100 people before. Speaking to 100 people and 300 people will feel the same”. Feeling a bit relaxed by his remark, I went and chose a comfortable spot. What I loved the most was the concept of starting with the programme at 20:20. All the speakers were outstanding, the topics and their stories were thought-provoking. There were a lot of ideas and energies which were brought in. The audience (I being a part of it too) was completely enlightened and very enthusiastic. The more I watched the speakers, the more tensed I became. It was already intimidating to match the standards set by the speakers. But I was banking on the audience, if I falter or forget something they will clap and cheer me for that too :) Then came my turn. Rodrigo announced my name and yes, I was on stage. What was playing in my mind in the first two seconds – “Wow, that’s a lot of people looking at me, how do I engage with them? Oops, watch your posture, where are your hands, oh no, I have a microphone, what were the first lines?  Ah forget it, just be yourself”.  (Yeah, mind is faster than light, all this I thought in two seconds) And that’s what happened for the next 6 minutes 40 seconds – I was myself. I spoke about how we had come up with HomeHandi, an online platform which connects passionate cooks to food lovers like us and provides healthy home cooked food options. The most interesting part of the talk was when I started speaking about our learnings. I could feel an immediate connection with the audience. The one on how we could empower most of the cooks who were women homemakers by boosting their self-confidence and making them financially independent was appreciated by everyone. By the time I spoke about how we realised that people from various cultures unite or bond together over food, I was completely at ease. “Food is a universal language and we see it as an enabler to connect people from various countries i.e. expats, students and locals together. That is exactly what we saw happening in our flagship event – International Food Festival held in Maastricht. Why not make Maastricht city as one of the pioneers in forming a culturally inclusive community?” While saying all this,  it really did not hit me that I was at this grand location or event. I felt as if it was a normal chit-chat which I was having with a group of friends of mine (PechaKucha actually signifies chit-chat).  I spoke without any inhibitions and my passion controlled my speech. I enjoyed thoroughly those 6 minutes and 40 seconds which came my way. At the end of the event I was approached by many familiar faces – familiar as I had seen them from the podium so now they were no more unfamiliar to me. I felt that PechaKucha gave me that platform to bring out the confidence in me, helped me to approach and interact with so many people, gave me the opportunity to enlighten myself. The informal way of story-telling with pictures is something very unique and very heart warming. Thank you PechaKucha for my 6 minutes and 40 seconds :)   By Sonia Kar, HomeHandi