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"One of the themes that keeps drawing me back to this sorta work is that of technological augmentation. Some interspecies collaboration can begin to suggest to us what it might be like to be technologically augmented humans..."

In Art with Other Species from PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol. 9Egg Syntax explores the artistic, scientific, and all-together fascinating intersection of an art crossbred with nature. He surveys examples, themes, and implications of interspecies art from the simplest notions of using another species as a medium, to that of collaboration with another species. Prepare to have your mind blown. 

"Making cocktails and tending bar is a process that evolves from science into art. Doing the science beforehand enables the art during service." 

From "The Art & Science of Mixology" from PechaKucha Asheville Vol. 8, Asheville Organizer Jasper Adams, beverage manager at Table restaurant and The Imperial Life bar in Asheville and co-founder of Ninebar Creative, provides a behind-the-scenes look at the science and the work behind the beauty of cocktails and the craft of tending bar.

"The script, the text, the language that appears in this document, appears nowhere else on earth. To this day, nobody knows the meaning even a single word of it."

In honor of International Literacy Day, PechaKucha Night Asheville Organizer Jay Hill's "The Most Mysterious Book in the World" from PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol 8 is being featured as PechaKucha of the Day! In a world where so few codes remain unbroken and the secrets of so many ancient, obscure writing systems have been revealed, one medieval manuscript remains completely shrouded in mystery. Watch this presentation to check out what Jay has to say about the ever-mysterious Voynich Manuscript!

 

A software developer and organizer for PechaKucha Night AshevilleJay Hill gave this brief history of the Voynich Manuscript in "The Most Mysterious Book in the World" at PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol 8: "The Art of Science."




"This biggest problem with cars are the drivers."

In "What if the horse actually knows the way?" from PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol. 11Cecil Bothwell talks about the autonomous vehicles are headed our way faster than we can imagine.The driverless revolution will affect our work and play, parking and highways, car ownership and unemployment.


"Through hiking and singing, I discovered how deeply in love I was with my culture... With Bulgaria."

In “A Sense of Place" from PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol. 11Bistra Hristova creates an audiovisual journey through several Bulgarian Mountains and their unique folklore traditions.

“My portraits are inspired by 16th century european paintings...I strive to make something epic.”

In "The Pitfalls of High-Stakes Photography", from PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol.11, commercial Photographer, Evan Kafka shares his amazing photos. He analyses the commonalities of photographing celebrities, babies and animals and illuminates the techniques he uses to get the best images from difficult situations.





"One of the themes that keeps drawing me back to this sorta work is that of technological augmentation. Some interspecies collaboration can begin suggest to us what it might be like to be technologically augmented humans by exploring what it might mean to be, for example, technologically augmented fish. In this piece, beta fish are giving the ability to move freely around a space on land, using these motorized pedestals that they can control. It gives them a new mode of interaction."

In Art with Other Species from PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol. 9, Egg Syntax explores the artistic, scientific, and all-together fascinating intersection of a art crossbred with nature. He surveys examples, themes and implications of interspecies art from the simplest notions of using another species as a medium, to that of collaboration with another species. Prepare to have your mind blown. 




"The script, the text, the language that appears in this document, appears nowhere else on earth. To this day, nobody knows the meaning even a single word of it."

In a world where so few codes remain unbroken and the secrets of so many ancient, obscure writing systems have been revealed, one medieval manuscript remains completely shrouded in mystery. A software developer and organizer for PechaKucha Night Asheville, Jay Hill gave this brief history of the Voynich Manuscript in "The Most Mysterious Book in the World" at PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol 8: "The Art of Science."


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!