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Roz Gatewood

EnergyGlass

CREATED ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
IN MIAMI

In this presentation, part of a special PKN event in Miami that dealt with sustainability and the environment, Roz Gatewood introduces EnergyGlass, a type of window that can produce heat. (in English)

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Design and Technology

BY DIANA ARRAMBIDE
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 28, 2012

Diana Arrambide of Everywhere Studios shares her ideas on the role of advanced technology in the field of design, and how it affects the work of designers -- do designers need to be software users? This presentation is in English.

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Making Our Community

BY ADAM AND IAN COLE
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 28, 2012

The Coles -- father and son team -- walk us through a few father-son projects you've probably only dreamed of producing. We think you'll agree, science sure can be fun. (in English)

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Animation

BY SEBASTIAN ALVAREZ
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 28, 2012

Sebastian loves animation, and that could help explain how he ended up becoming an animator. He uses this presentation to describe the main principles behind animation, and shows how all animated forms (2D, CG) can be used to tell stories in original and creative ways. (in English)

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Principles of Animation

BY DANIEL MUĂ‘OZ
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 28, 2012

Daniel Muñóz is a character animator, and in this presentation he explains the main principles and techniques required to produce animation work that manages to suck viewers in. (in English)

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Island Sky

BY RICHARD GRODEN
@ VOL 15 ON APR 20, 2012

Richard Groden is one of the founders of Island Sky. In his presentation, he talks about its project to extract water from air and turn it into pure drinking water for areas where water is scarce or contaminated. Their goal is not just to produce drinkable water, but also to educate people on the important of sustainability in developing countries. (in English)
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Restoring the Everglades

BY DON DEANGELIS
@ VOL 15 ON APR 20, 2012

Don DeAngelis (of the U.S. Geological Survey) covers the organization's project that targets the restoration of wading bird habitats in the Everglades.

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The Psychological Impact of the Architectural Environment

BY JUAN CALVO
@ VOL 15 ON APR 20, 2012

Architect Juan Calvo uses a series of projects to explain and illustrate the psychological impact the surrounding environment can have on the viewer when walking through or around a structure. He shows us that the blending of architectural and natural elements can evoke a deep sense of belonging.

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Kulturpark

BY ANTHONY SPINELLO
@ VOL 15 ON APR 20, 2012

A presentation about a project in Berlin called Kulturpark, taking place in an abandoned amusement park. Here's more on the project from the official website: "In the Treptower Park forest in East Berlin, along the Spreeriver, there is an abandoned amusement park. The park, originally called Kulturpark Planterwald, was built in 1969 by the GDR and was a rare site for Soviet amusement and attraction. After the fall of the wall, the park became the family-owned Spreepark and suffered challenges of access, attendance, and economy. In 2001, the park closed from capital collapse. Ever since, visitors have regularly traversed the fence to explore this jungle of broken thrill machines. In June 2012, Kulturpark will explore the poetics and potential of these recent ruins, building upon the unique energy of Berlin’s urban, social, cultural, and political landscapes."

"Presentation of the Day" on April 19, 2013.

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The Miami Rail

BY HUNTER BRAITHWAITE
@ VOL 22 ON JUL 30, 2013

Hunter Braithwaite introduces The Miami Rail, an art newspaper inspired by The Brooklyn Rail. The Brooklyn Rail is a newspaper that New Yorkers can read while on their daily train commute. It is passed between riders as they board and disembark the train. The Miami Rail has brought this unique idea to Miami.