PechaKucha Presentation

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David Thomas

Educator, Artist, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago & Columbia College Chicago in Chicago

A Philosopher, An Architect and His Plans

PRESENTED ON MAR 07, 2017
IN CHICAGO @ VOL 41

David Thomas spins a yarn about a philosopher and an architect.

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An Architect with a Camera

BY DALE WEISS
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 04, 2012

PKN Williamsburg organizer Dale Weiss is an architect who also has an eye for photography. This is a collection of some of his favorite non-building photographs and what makes these photos special to him.

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Curse of the Architect

BY DALE WEISS
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 15, 2013

What is this Curse of the Architect? Dale Weiss explains it as the challenge architects put on themselves to always improve on their designs. Dale turns his architect's curse on croquet sets and shows us that if architects are not feared, but set free to create, amazing things can happen.

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Intellect Begets Art

BY ERIC FORMAN
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 03, 2013

Eric Forman has worked for the past 13 years at the experimental intersection of art and design. He uses his background in philosophy and technology to create interactive sculptures, robots, and other installations which incorporate a combination of organic and biological concepts.  

"Presentation of the Day" on February 26, 2014.

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Balance in the Life of An Architect

BY MICHAEL PFEFFER
@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

Mike Pfeffer, AIA Chicago member and winner of the 2014 national AIA Young Architect Award, has spent almost three months in the air flying between Chicago and China in the past six years.  He talks about what this entails in his job as Managing Director of SOM in Chicago.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 19, 2014. 

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The Essence of Life

BY JOSE GOMEZ
@ VOL 22 ON FEB 11, 2015

Artist and philosopher Jose Gomez explains the essence of life through his artworks and other artworks that inspire him.

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Crapemurder

BY PHIL MCDADE
@ VOL 8 ON AUG 13, 2015

Phil McDade gives a humorous presentation on the tendency to go a little too far with pruning one of Jackson's favorite trees, the crape myrtle. As only a landscape architect can, he brings the madness to light. Come visit with Phil and hear his “porch philosophy” and thoughts about why crape myrtle trees are fine just as they are!

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The Philosophy of Dance: What and Why?

BY AILI BRESNAHAN
@ VOL 28 ON SEP 22, 2016

Aili Bresnahan is a philosophy professor at the University of Dayton. She grew up studying ballet. Her specialty is the philosophy of dance and she is often asked what that is (and why it matters) by well-meaning people on airplanes. Aili’s presentation is an attempt to answer those questions.

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Auroras in Photography

BY JOSEPH MICHAEL
@ VOL 7 ON JUN 24, 2017

Joseph Michael looks at the creation and impact of Auroras through his photography. 

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Botanical philosophy

BY NORBERT PEETERS
@ VOL 23 ON APR 18, 2018

Norbert Peeters studied Archeology and philosophy at Leiden University. Together with his former Professor Wouter Oudemans he wrote ‘Plantaardig – Vegetatieve filosofie’. Last year his debut came out: ‘Botanische revolutie: De plantenleer van Charles Darwin’. This book was nominated for the Jan Wolkers prize. As a botanical philosopher Peeters writes about the common grounds of philosophy and botany.