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29 NOV

NEXT EVENT VOL 28

Since the fall of 2010, Monona Terrace has offered a PechaKucha event. Over the years, there have been some incredible presenters and we thought it was time to bring them back for a night of PechaKucha All-Stars. Join us as we invite veteran presenters back to the stage to share new topics or repeat crowd favorites. This is bound to be a night you won’t want to miss!

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Featured Presentation

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Dave McCabe

LRIG - Laboratory Robotics Interest Group in Madison, WI

Biotechnology can be understood as a transition from art to industry. There are amazing questions that will allow us to better understand the mechanisms that enable us to function. There are also real challenges that exist in providing scientists with the right tools, while makeing sure they ask the best questions. Dave McCabe highlights this transition from learning about mechanisms of life to developing tools that enable others to do better science.

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RTFM and Other Knowledge Sharing Technologies

BY ADAM STEINERT
@ VOL 27 ON AUG 22, 2018

Sharing information can be a challenge. Making the best knowledge available to the right people in your organization takes time and effort. The pace of change, the time it takes to write and maintain good documentation and our busy schedules all present roadblocks to effectively produce and disseminate information. How can we employ new tools to keep up in an age where information and data flow and change faster every day.

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Reclaim Your Voice

BY AMY MILLER
@ VOL 27 ON AUG 22, 2018

As consumers, we face hundreds of brand choices each day and any of us don't realize that the money we spend ends up inadvertently supporting politicians and PACs whose values we may not agree with. Goods Unite Us is a tool for consumers to alighn their purchases with their values.

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Kicking Out the Imposter

BY KARLA ANGEL
@ VOL 27 ON AUG 22, 2018

Learn more about one of the biggest things holding back ambitious professionals and entrepreneurs; imposter syndrome. This educational and actionable presentation will have you walking away with a new understanding of what imposter syndrome is and how to move your business and career forward if you are experiencing it.

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Beginner's Mind

BY MICHAEL VELLIQUETTE
@ VOL 26 ON APR 12, 2018

Best known for his elaborate, colorful paper sculptures, the artist Michael Velliquette will talk about his recent monochrome series. Velliquette hand cuts paper shapes and assembles them into complex forms akin to sacred architecture and three-dimensional mandalas. The formal symmetry, balance, and order of these works are meant to evoke a sense of visual equanimity. Velliquette forgoes his prior use of vibrant color, instead employing an emotionally restrained palette of pastels and neutrals. Beginner’s Mind refers to an approach to living without preconception—a sensibility that characterizes the skillfully simple posture Velliquette brings to his new work.

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House for a Situationist (and her family)

BY JOSH JOHNSON
@ VOL 26 ON APR 12, 2018

Josh Johnson is a local architect whose side job, hobby, pastimes, and preoccupations involve architecture.  Do not tell him that you wanted to be an architect at a cocktail party.  If he has had a couple of drinks, he will tell you that you made a huge mistake and it will be sad and awkward.  He has been working on a particular house over the last several years.  There is no client, except he thinks that it is a house for everyone:  a Volkshouse if you will. It is subversive though well behaved,and it is both pro- and anti-American.

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Try A Little Tenderness

BY HENRIQUE NARDI
@ VOL 26 ON APR 12, 2018

The “Try A Little Tenderness” mural is an homage to Otis Redding, designed by Cyla Costa and Jackson Alves, produced and documented by Henrique Nardi on 1146 Willy Street in 2016. Cyla and Jackson are members of Criatipos, an art and design collective from Curitiba, south of Brazil. Last December marked the 50th anniversary of Otis Redding’s fatal plane crash into Lake Monona. The mural aims to reconnect the city with Otis in an uplifting way while honoring his musical legacy. Funded by The Madison Arts Commission.

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Artwork in Public Places

BY GAIL SIMPSON
@ VOL 26 ON APR 12, 2018

Gail Simpson makes sculpture for public spaces as part of the collaborative team “Actual Size Artworks.” She's committed to the idea of artist as citizen, and she believes in the transformative potential of artwork in the community. She thinks public spaces should be meaningful, memorable, and dynamic. Her goal is to contribute to the common good by making the built environment more intentional. This presentation includes images of recent permanent and temporary projects.

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Inkies

BY LAURA MCGARVEY
@ VOL 26 ON APR 12, 2018

Laura McGarvey talks about what an Inkie is, how she came up with the idea, and the different types of design processes that she uses.

 

MADISON, WI Blog

Pinball - The Great Resurgence

Inspired by the French game “Bagatelle,” Harry Williams is credited with introducing the first coin operated pinball machine in 1931.
For the next 60 years pinball machines were commonplace in America until they were supplanted by video games and redemption machines. Today pinball machines are rarely seen and are usually poorly maintained.
In “Pinball - The Great Resurgence” from PKN Madison, WI Vol.12 Sean Spindler speaks about Madison Pinball, a team of local pinball enthusiasts who are bringing pinball machines to the Madison area so everyone can play with and enjoy these marvelous contraptions!

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About the City's Organizers

  • Bob Vanden Burgt

    I believe that companies excel when they apply the best talent and technology to business problems that actually matter. It is extremely challenging to keep clear perspective when we are immersed in the daily activities that keep us "busy". Establishing a clear vision, strategy, and plan where we maintain focus, fail fast, refactor, and execute passionately is much easier said than done. My passion is to connect the right people so that important things happen. I work with organizations to engage their clients, partners, and remote workers by leveraging contemporary technologies and innovative web based software platforms and the appropriate social messaging mediums. By night I am an entertainment & broadcast consultant helping production companies unify their power and data distribution infrastructures to improve reliability while increasing flexibility. (Audio, Video, Automation, Lighting)