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The whole thing that powers a PechaKucha event -- whether it's a city-based PechaKucha Night or a "Powered by PechaKucha" event -- is the "20 images x 20 seconds" format. WATCH is where you'll find presentations from all over the world -- get inspired!

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20 Surprising Ways Your Brain Influences Your Experiences

BY JOE NATOLI
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 03, 2014

Joe Natoli's job as a UX consultant is essentially to make things easier – and more enjoyable – to use. In creating this value via design, nearly all of the decisions are based on how our brains work. Here are 20 ways your brain affects your experiences.

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Capturing the Moment

BY ANIL SHARMA
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2014

Photographer Anil Sharma describes his journey in concert photography beginning with his first show, when he had to sneak his camera into the show. Since then he has photographed many performers, including U2, Radiohead, and Taylor Swift, and has been published in Rolling Stone Magazine. He mentions some of his photography tips and tricks, and discusses the legitimization of print in our digital age. 

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Flotsam Weaving

BY JO ATHERTON
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 05, 2014

Artist Jo Atherton weaves artwork from flotsam found washed up on beaches. Their cheerful familiar forms belie a shocking truth: we get older but plastic remains.

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Words From An Aquarist

BY DANIEL CHURCHMAN
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 20, 2013

Saltwater aquarist Daniel Churchman takes care of fish for a living, and he has raised over twenty sharks, skates, and rays. Many people view sharks as dangerous and scary, but Daniel is here to debunk these common misconceptions and reveal the truth behind these myterious, curious creatures. 

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Material Knowledge

BY NICK BRUSCIA
@ VOL 115 ON JUN 25, 2014

After discovering leftover material from Kikutake's 1970 Osaka Expo tower, architectural researcher Nick Bruscia and his students began experimenting with textured stainless steel sheets to create a system of woven face frames. Its reflection of sunlight and resistance to winde make the installation's specular quality and the structural integrity one in the same. Nick comments that he is trying to create knowledge about materials, rather than implement knowledge. 

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Dawn of the Unread

BY JAMES WALKER
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 20, 2014

A huge fan of reading, James Walker wants to address some issues with modern reading: engaging kids in reading and disengaging them from their computers; making libraries a focal point of communities; and reigniting appreciation for physical reading over digital reading. For James, the answer to these problems was zombies. After many collaborations, Dawn of the Unread- an interactive graphic novel- was created. Reading in the modern age is no longer a passive act, and James has come up with creative and fun ways to engage all ages of the community in sharing a love for reading.

http://www.dawnoftheunread.com/

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The Morden Heirloom: Coding Quilts

BY ELIZABETH ELLIOTT
@ VOL 29 ON APR 01, 2014

Elizabeth "Libs" Elliott merges old craft and modern art forms to create beautiful quilts with a technological twist. Using the Processing visual programming language, Elizabeth generates random patterns for her quilts by altering code to play with colour palettes, geometric shapes, and other variables. She draws out each pattern by hand and then sews them onto quilts. 

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The Evolution of a Vacant Site

BY BRIE SHEROW
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2014

Urban Strategist Brie Sherow brokers vacant spaces for creative projects in quake torn Christchurch. In a city full of empty lots, Brie and the team at Life in Vacant Spaces help facilitate the short term leases of empty space to temporarily rejuevite sites. Brie explains how one site over the course of 7 months hosted a wide variety of artistic and community projects.  

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"I Want to be Ordinary"

BY INDUSTRY OF THE ORDINARY
@ VOL 25 ON MAR 05, 2013

Industry of the Ordinary is a two-person art group that aims to explore and celebrate the commonness of everyday life as well as challenege the derogatory notions of the ordinary. Listen as the humorly talk about a few of their projects and reconsider what it means to be ordinary. 

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Learning To Love In the 90s

BY TONY HARRISON
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 03, 2014

Restauranteur Tony Harrision shares his interesting and colorful life journey through drugs, prison, and finally learning how to live, love, and find contentment.

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Games as Interactive Art

BY CHRIS SOLARSKI
@ VOL 114 ON MAY 28, 2014

Artist, game designer, and author Chris Solarski speaks on the points where video games intersect with classical art, film, and animation. He discusses the interactive aspect of games, and how this element fundamentally changes the way we engage with images. 

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Light is the Theme

BY PETRA BACHMAIER
@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

Chicago based artist Petra Bachmaier wows the audience at PechaKucha Night during the American Institute of Architects National Convention in Chicago. She shares her husband/wife collaboration Luftwerkwhich plays with projections on icons of modern architecture after the sun sets.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 10, 2014.

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