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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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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. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 16, 2014.

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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.  

"Presentation of the Day" on July 15, 2014.

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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. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 14, 2014.

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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.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 12, 2014.

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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. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 11, 2014.

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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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The LongStory: an Online Dating Game for Youth

BY MIRIAM VERBURG
@ VOL 29 ON APR 01, 2014

Miriam Verburg is the producer of LongStory, one of the first LGBTQ friendly dating games made specifically for young people. She discusses why she decided to devote two years of her life to producing a dating game for kids and shows some of the interesting things she learned along the way about creating games about feelings. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 9, 2014.

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Art & the Places We Inhabit

BY JUSTINE HOLZMAN
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 08, 2014

Designer, artist, and Adjunct Professor at Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, LSU, Justine Holzman shares a few of her projects and collaborations and discusses the detailed processes behind them. Her interest centers around the relationship between clay and landscape and the similar processes used to sculpt and modify both. Some of Justine’s work can been seen at PALEOSOL and 7b7d.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 8, 2014.

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Time and Interaction

BY PIPPIN BARR
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 20, 2014

Video game maker, critic, and professor Pippin Barr speaks on the interactive medium of games, and how the concept of time is exhibited within the medium. From games where you must complete a number frenetic tasks lest your character die, to those where your character is sentenced to 100 real-life years in prison (i.e. we will never live to see what happens at the end of his sentence), Pippin demonstrates the power interactivity can have over our thoughts on time.

www.pippinbarr.com

"Presentation of the Day" on July 7, 2014.

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Crowdsourced Sketchbooking

BY DALE WEISS
@ VOL 8 ON JUN 14, 2014

Crowdsourcing is growing in popularity in many realms, including creativity. In this presentation, Dale Weiss shows us various avenues where crowdsourcing is being used in sketchbooking, and how it can result in both the beautiful and the bizarre.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 5, 2014.

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Be Someone's Hero

BY STEPHIE KNOPEL
@ VOL 114 ON MAY 28, 2014

An expert in creative leadership, Stephie Knopel lends her expertise to invent a new way to say thank you. With her web app creation, Personal Heroes, users are able to thank strangers for random acts of kindness. The app also allows users to geotag their heroes, mapping our world in a different way- with an index of good, rather than bad.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 4, 2014.

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Books for Syria

BY SHADA EL SAYED
@ VOL 5 ON MAY 10, 2014

The crisis in Syria has been ongoing for about three years, leaving defenseless victims most affected. Children are unable to go to school as well as enduring major psychological trauma and a loss of any sense of possession. Shada El Sayed introduces a program that addresses these issues by giving them books. A network of illustrators and authors, Books for Syria creates books for children to reinstill hope back into their lives. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 3, 2014.

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