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Dominic Ayre

in Toronto

Embracing Chance

PRESENTED ON JAN 17, 2012
IN TORONTO @ VOL 12

Graphic designer Dominic Ayre describes the role that chance plays in good design, and the extent to which the outside world affects his design through chance. He suggests that chance can be a form of communication used to convey and generate new ideas, using his design and his students as examples of this phenomenon.

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Navigating the Toronto Transit System

BY ILANA BEN-ARI
@ VOL 14 ON MAR 27, 2012

Ilana Ben-Ari is a toy designer and social entrepreneur from Montreal. In this presentation, she shares the challenges she has faced while trying to navigate her way through the TTC (Toronto Transit System). (in English)

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Chance Meetings at Guido's (And Other Places)

BY DIANE FIRTELL
@ VOL 3 ON AUG 14, 2012

Diane Firtell goes out and takes photos of people she meets at the Guido's grocery store (and sometimes other places), a project that then saw her add computer "painting" to eliminate the visual noise in the background of the photos. (In English)

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Give Sharks a Chance

BY MARK ADDISON
@ VOL 8 ON AUG 22, 2012

National Geographic diver Mark Addison shares his love for the marine life of the Durban coast. We also meet his daughter, who is one of the youngest people to have dived with sharks.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 28, 2013.

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On Latvia, Graphic Design, and Tokyo

BY NATALIE CERNECKA
@ VOL 109 ON DEC 04, 2013

Natalie Cernecka, from Latvia, was trying to find a graphic designer in Tokyo. While searching, she found a small Latvian shop in Nakameguro and went to talk to the owner. She was so enthralled by the story she heard that she wanted to share it with the world via PechaKucha. While at a PechaKucha event, she met another Latvian. Through her new Latvian friend, she found a graphic designer from Ecuador who was able to help her.

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Take a Chance on ABBA

BY TOSHIO KOKUBO
@ VOL 110 ON JAN 22, 2014

Toshio Kokubo may very well be one of Japan's biggest ABBA fans -- his dream is to open a museum for the legendary music group. He goes into detail on how he fell for the group, a bit of their history and background, and shows off images from his trip to the ABBA museum in Stockholm, Sweden. (in Japanese)

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Loqui

BY RAAFIA JESSA
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 09, 2017

"There are forty-five symbols which are made... to combine four different ways of speaking into one. No matter which language you speak...you should be able to read them."

In "Loqui" from PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 15, Artist and graphic designer, Raafia Jessa, talks about Loqui (pronounced Lowki), a fictitious language she created which was inspired by the phonetic qualities of language - the sounds we make when speaking aloud. 

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Taking a Chance with 20 random images

BY WILLIAM RUPP
@ VOL 32 ON JUL 11, 2017

William Rupp takes the ultimate PK chance by volunteering to talk about 20 random images he's never seen before.

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Take a Chance

BY ELAINE TIERNEY
@ VOL 32 ON JUL 11, 2017

Elaine Tierney spends her time slot encouraging us all to take a chance, maybe even in presenting at a future Pecha Kucha Night!

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Design Evolution

BY MARK DEYOUNG
@ VOL 4 ON APR 26, 2018

Mark DeYoung offers a polemic for a different kind of design.