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Defying Soviet Rules: Bringing the First Mac to Armenia
BY ASHOT GASPARYAN
@ VOL 19
ON DEC 13, 2014
Ashot Gasparyan describes his over 30 years experience as a print engineer in Armenia, including what it takes to import the very first Macintosh computer during the country's Soviet era.
Creative Commons and We with a capital "W"
BY ARAMAZT KALAYJIAN
@ VOL 19
ON DEC 13, 2014
Aramazt Kalayjian presents his story of moving to Armenia, starting a business, and his introduction the extensive research he discovered about Creative Commons in Armenia. He builds upon the foundation set by Vazgen Karapetyan and Movses Vardanyan, encouraging the audience to take responsibility and participate to make it relevant.
A Glimpse of Armenian Culture
BY PHILIPPA JOHNSON
@ VOL 10
ON DEC 03, 2015
"When God was giving out the land to people, the Armenians were partying and got there late, and all that was left was the land of stones."
In A Glimpse of Armenian Culture from PechaKucha night Townsville Vol. 10, Philippa Johnson shares her great love for international folk dancing, of which she is both a student and a teacher in Townsville. She tells some tales of her latest overseas dance workshop which took her to the strikingly beautiful South Caucasus region and heritage-rich nation of Armenia.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015.
Random Thoughts on Management
BY VAHE BALOULIAN
@ VOL 21
ON JAN 23, 2017
"You have to make every person's day a little better becuase they met you. There is no other reason to be in public service."
Vahe Baloulian discusses principles of good management within innovative business environment, and how those principles can apply to public governance.
Reclaiming our Cities: A Brief Look at Organic Use of Space
BY DANNIEL ROUMIAN
@ VOL 23
ON APR 10, 2017
Danniel Roumian takes us to Madrid and back to Yerevan, questioning how to take ownership of and rethink the spaces around us.
Message from Armenia
BY LYNN YOULAND
@ VOL 3
ON SEP 09, 2017
Lynn Youland became enamored with Armenia when she was on a traveling fellowship in Islamic Architecture from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. The many dramatic images are from that part of our world that has been under assault for millennia. Armenia is quite possibly the place of human origin.
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Watch Your Energy Usage, Take Up Politics, and Enjoy Some Green Urban Environments
Presentations Small changes in our lifestyle can have a rather large impact on energy consumption. In "Human Habitat: The Evolution of Efficiency" (from PKN Bozeman Vol. 2), Chris Dorsi goes through the KWH usage of various countries, to illustrate our energy-heavy habits and raise awareness. How important are politics to you? In "All Colors Together" (in Portuguese, from PKN Curitiba Vol. 1), Renan Molin hopes to show everyone how important it is to participate in the world of politics, and uses the Obama campaign as a point of reference. Terapia Urbana is a technology-based company in Seville that uses nature to solve energy problems caused by buildings in cities where greenery is far from abundant. "More Green in the City" (in Spanish, from PKN Seville Vol. 12) includes a few of their projects, and you'll be introduced to a few vertical gardens -- for both the outside and interior of buildings -- as well as other "green" innovations. Posters Quite a few additions to our Tumblr blog today, including posters/flyers for PKN Williamsburg Vol. 1, PKN Ornskoldsvik Vol. 1, PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 3 (above), and PKN Vancouver Vol. 22. Photos Here are today's photo galleries, as well as a fun teaser video for PKN Barcelona Vol. 16, which took place this past Friday. The photo above is from the PKN Vienna gallery. PKN Dnipropetrovsk Vol. 1 [Flickr] PKN Dunsborough Vol. 3 [Flickr] A collection of photos from PKN Vienna [Flickr] PKN Sofia Vol. 9 [Flickr] PKN Maastricht Vol. 14 [Flickr] httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7CEDSw2yGY We also have this fantastic report from PKN Philadelphia organizer Bradley Peniston -- yes, it's a bit old, it had gotten lost somehow and just recovered -- about his experience in introducing PKN to nearby Scranton. Last Saturday, January 28, PechaKucha Night Philadelphia took its show on the road, driving two hours north to mount the first PechaKucha Night in the city of Scranton. I thought the event went well for a city's first show: we had eight presenters who spoke to a standing-room-only house of 60 or so. Here's the story: A few months ago, as I was planning a weekend getaway with my brother, a thought occurred: why not plant a PechaKucha seed in a new city? I had already settled on a destination: Scranton, Pennsylvania, once a powerhouse industrial city, now home to a more diversified economy that includes several colleges and design shops. Sitting atop vast deposits of coal and iron ore, the city was the first in the United States to produce iron railroad rails, and the first to build electrically powered trolleys -- lending it the nickname the Electric City. Today, Scranton remains the sixth-largest city in the state of Pennsylvania. The next step was to seek help on the ground. I googled "Scranton and PechaKucha," and made contact with a librarian at the University of Scranton who had once delivered a 20x20 talk at a conference. She wasn't available to speak, but she helped me find a venue (the Vintage Theater and Cafe) and a co-organizer, Mandy Boyle, who works at one of Scranton's web design firms. Together, we rounded up a slate of eight speakers. In early January, we reached out to local media, and hit the jackpot. The Weekender, the leading local arts & entertainment weekly newspaper, put the upcoming PechaKucha Night on its cover. The piece, "What would you say in six minutes and 40 seconds?" came out on Wednesday, January 25. The following day, Scranton's daily newspaper, the Times-Tribune, ran a similar story: "High-speed PowerPoint presentations engage at Vintage Theater's PechaKucha Night." Armed with as much publicity as we could have hoped for, we opened the doors at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 28. People started streaming in, and by showtime, we had about 60 packed into the cafe. This was the lineup: “Life Lessons from the Gateway Cinema” by Mandy Boyle, SEO team lead at Solid Cactus “How to Slow Down Time” by “Welcome To Scranton” author Greg Halpin "#ScrantonMovieNames” by Michelle Davies, an NEPAblogs.org co-contributor “Stained Glass & the Passing of an Old World Art” by NEPAblogs.org founder Harold Jenkins “Restoring the Slope” by Leadership Lackawanna Class of 2012 member Gerard M. Hetman “Library Crimes & Misdemeanors” by newspaper librarian Brian Fulton “In Pursuit of the Light” by professional photographer Brent Pennington “Preparing America to Compete in the 21st-Century Global Economy” by technology trainer Michael J. Murphy The show itself went off well. I was quite proud of the presenters, all of whom did a fine job -- especially given that none of them had even ever seen a PechaKucha presentation before. Everyone at the cafe seemed to have a good time, and there were plenty of people afterward who asked about presenting at a future PKN. The day after the show, the Times-Tribune ran yet another story: "Scranton takes on global phenomenon with slideshow event." Links A few interesting posts and event reports from around the web. "Cultural Chit-Chat: Armenian and Turkish artists share ideas at joint Pecha Kucha in Istanbul" [Armenia Now] "Armenians, Turks hold Pecha Kucha Night in Istanbul (PHOTOS)" [News AM] "PechaKucha VI: 'Ladies, Pick Your Bull Carefully'” [Rivard Report] "PechaKucha: Speed Dating for Presenters" [The Better Presenter] Calendar After last week's very packed calendar, we're starting out slow this week, with PKN Calgary Vol. 12 tonight (May 28) and PKN Saint-Etienne Vol. 9 tomorrow night.
PKN Posters: Armenia Vol. 1
Within the South American country of Colombia lies the city of Armenia. This city of about 300,000 is one among 8 other cities celebrating their very first PechaKucha in the month of March, and we're super happy to welcome them to the PK family -- not to mention the fact that they sure do make a swell poster! PKN Armenia's Vol. 1 will be held on March 22, from 7pm. To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.
What does Armenia’s contemporary cultural voice look like? Media and content manager Karine Vann speaks on how her master’s dissertation on music in the Soviet Union. In “Yerevan Underbelly” from PKN Yerevan Vol. 19 she speaks about her thoughts on Armenian nationalism, the Armenian underground scene, giving alternative voices a say, and the ingredients that make up culture.
A Glimpse of Armenian Culture
"When God was giving out the land to people, the Armenians were partying and got there late, and all that was left was the land of stones."In A Glimpse of Armenian Culture from PechaKucha night Townsville Vol. 10, Philippa Johnson shares her great love for international folk dancing, of which she is both a student and a teacher in Townsville. She tells some tales of her latest overseas dance workshop which took her to the strikingly beautiful South Caucasus region and heritage-rich nation of Armenia.