PechaKucha Presentation

Infobésité versus obésité : treat junk information like junk food

PRESENTED ON FEB 25, 2016
IN LIÈGE @ VOL 2

La croissance informationnelle se fait à qualité décroissante : c’est un constat partagé par toute la communauté scientifique. Un homme bien informé est un citoyen, intoxiqué il redevient un sujet. Nous sommes ce que nous mangeons, et nous pensons ce que nous lisons et écoutons… Infobésité versus Obésité. Tout le monde produit de l’information aujourd’hui, mais qu’en est-il de la connaissance ? Les risques de la désinformation : décision, perte de mémoire collective, nouvelles formes de pathologies de l’intelligence. Solutions ?

Caroline Sauvajol-Rialland est professeur à Sciences Po Paris et à ICD PARIS, maître de conférences à l’Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) et fondatrice de SO COMMENT, cabinet conseil en gestion de l’information en entreprise.

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Information Retrieval

BY GERALDINE LAU
@ VOL 97 ON NOV 28, 2012

"Information Retrieval" is the title of a continuous series of works by Geraldine Lau. The art is inspired by maps, plans, and elevations, both contemporary and antique. We also find out how she processes imagery and data to create a new works, be it a drawing, an infographic chart, or an art spoof collage.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 8, 2013.

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Turning Junk Into Art

BY RICHARDSON OVBIEBO
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 09, 2010

Richardson Ovbiebo recycles garbage and broken things and turns them into fantastic works of art. He has made such things as heads zipped together, a giant metal head, bicycles, guitars, and a giant high-heeled shoe.

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The Information of Space

BY MILES THOROGOOD
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 28, 2013

Miles Thorogood explores how space provides information and can be interpreted by artists in different ways. This concept is the basis behind Audio Metaphor, a company which transforms text into soundscape composition. Miles describes some projects that have been done to create AI systems which mimic animal behaviour. 

"Presentation of the Day" on December 23, 2014.

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Who Needs Libraries When We Have Google?

BY SARA GODBEE
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 03, 2014

Since the internet has granted us the abilty to easily search for information through engines like Google, are libraries becoming obsolete? Librarian Sara Godbee explains why this is not the case and how libraries still have a vital role in the information age.

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Safecast: Real-time Hyper-local Information

BY PIETER FRANKEN
IN TOKYO

"It's a little bit like Google Street View, it's the same idea ...with radiation."


From PKN Tokyo’s recent "Powered by PechaKucha: Tohoku 2020: Building a sustainable Post-3/11 Future" Pieter Franken Presents Safecast: Real-time Hyper-local Information. In our technologically saturated age, it is hypothetically easy to share data instantaneously with others. After the Tohoku Earthquake, Pieter and what would eventually become the Safecast Team realized that information about the radiation levels couldn’t be spread as it didin’t exist. After connecting to minds, companies, and volunteers – both in Japan and abroad– an open-source system was developed that could quickly collect, record, and share radiation level information.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, March 11, 2016. 

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How Junk Food Eating Changed My Life

BY SAMUEL WONG
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 01, 2016

Samuel Wong shares how eating junk food changed the way he thinks and how it allowed him to just do things, bringing him to form a successful film company.

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The Birth of a Banana Treat Empire

BY ROBERT WALKER
@ VOL 26 ON MAR 09, 2016

Founder, Chief Banana Peeler. Bobby Walker graduated from the Air Force Academy in 2011 after which he was a program manager and human factors scientist in the Air Force. Bobby foundedFronana in 2014 and has bootstrapped to it's current market position.

 
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Beyond the Bag : Tea 101

BY ALLISON WALKER
IN KALAMAZOO

Allison Walker, Graphic Designer, Bookbinder + Printmaker : Allison works to embrace the beauty of both digital and physical art and creation. These processes create a meditative and wholesome rhythm, an experience that is mimicked in brewing the perfect cup of tea.

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Not-So-Smart Phones: Information Loss in the Mobile Era

BY KATHLEEN SEARLES
@ VOL 9 ON JUL 27, 2018

According to author, researcher, and professor of Mass Communications and Political Science, Kathleen Searles - if you’re reading this on your phone, it’s already too late.