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Collecting Autographs

BY PETER EXLEY
@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

Parents are nostalgic for stuff they did as kids and wish that today's children shared the same passions.  Of course, kids today are on to cooler things.  As a child, Peter Exley collected autographs from entertainers, athletes and other celebrities.  In adulthood, he's a little more focused, and nudges famous architects to sign books, napkins and drawings.  He observes that kids today don't have autograph books anymore.

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Nurturing Your Child's Creativity

BY SHARON EXLEY
@ VOL 32 ON DEC 02, 2014

"Creativity is a place you and your child should go." 

In Nurturing Your Child's Creativity from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 32, Sharon Exley presents a top ten of how to nurture creativity, challenge, adventure and more in children, which shows why apples don't fall far from trees (via her own brave and artful explorer Emma).
 
This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 15th, 2017. 
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Bridges and Books

BY PATRICK MCBRIARTY
@ VOL 34 ON JUN 02, 2015

Patrick McBriarty shares his passion for bridges, and how he turned his attention to writing books on the topic.

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And These are Condoms...

BY NICOLE HOLLANDER
@ VOL 36 ON DEC 01, 2015

“After you retire from something you've been complaining about your whole life… you quit and then you go insane.”

In And These are Condoms… from PechaKucha Night Chicago’s 36th volume Speaker Nicole Hollander gives a humorous presentation on her life, her work, and her post retirement misadventures. An American cartoonist and writer, her daily comic strip Sylvia was syndicated to newspapers nationally by Tribune Media Services.  The Village Voice has called her "The toughest woman in America."

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Reading Between the Lines

BY JUDE STEWART
@ VOL 38 ON JUN 07, 2016

Who invented patterns?  The arrangement of stripes and lines can be embedded with symbolism and motifs.  Jude Stewart has written two books on the subject.

 

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Clown Dido, von der Leseratte Gebissen

BY STEFAN SCHLENKER
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 20, 2015

Stefan Schlenker hat es sich zur Aufgabe gemacht, Kinder mit Witz und Schabernack zum Lesen zu animieren. Durch den Clown Dido versucht Stefan  die Lesemotivation bei den Kindern zu steigern. Es wird nicht einfach nur vorgelesen sondern mit den Charakteren und Geschichten mitgelebt. Stefan schafft es Kinder in die Welt der Bücher zurück zu führen.

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Harnessing My Inner Child’s Imagination

BY ROY HUSADA
@ VOL 128 ON SEP 30, 2015

“I’m always living in the imaginary world of a child, even more so now because of my kids.”

In "Harnessing My Inner Child’s Imagination" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 128Roy Husada, co-founder of Rival Schools, a design studio in Vancouver Canada providing UX consulting services for start-ups, shares the story behind making the award-winning Brambleberry Tales, a series of original stories in the form of interactive apps. Blending inspiration from his own children along with the oral stories of the Indigenous People of Pacific Northwest, his team’s goal was to preserve a disappearing oral tradition while making a book both little kids and big kids (like himself) would appreciate.

Bound to catch the imagination of your children, or spark your own inner child, Brambleberry Tales takes interactive story-telling to a whole other level.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Friday, October 16th, 2015. 

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Making Kids' Books

BY LISA JAHN-CLOUGH
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 21, 2015

Lisa Jahn-Clough is an author and illustrator of over twenty books for children and young adults. She shares with us her path to becoming an illustrator of Children's books, including a look at her process and inspirations.

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Vi letar skatt

BY JESPER LUNDQVIST
@ VOL 19 ON OCT 18, 2016

Jesper har skrivit boken Vi leter skatt och här gör han en PechaKucha-version av sin bok, på rim och människovärde.

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The Magical Mystical Picture Book

BY KATHI APPELT
@ VOL 9 ON NOV 29, 2016

Noted children's book author, Kathi Appelt, talks about how, on its face, a picture book is a perfect blend of text and art, but if it’s done really well, it transcends both. It contains inestimable power.

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An Intrigue of Kittens

BY JULIE LAURENT
@ VOL 10 ON SEP 16, 2017

A disagreement with her teenage son about if 'Prolly' was actually a word is what brings Julee Laurent to this edition of PechaKucha. The rise of cell phone texting as communication, shorter attention spans in society, and a general disinterest in many youth to pursue language drove Julee and her partner Dennis Anderson to find a new way to instill lessons in language, disguised as a fun adventure. Through their new children's book,  'Lola and Lazlo: Into the Woods' they hope to introduce a love of words and original artwork to a new generation

Julee has been published in Gannett Press Newpapers, Redbook, Marie Claire, Village Voice Media, Tribune News Papers, DiG Magazine, Censored Magazine, InReview and was a copywriter for Diesel Clothing and Coca-Cola. Her band ‘Michigan City Vandals’ has toured the country while having their music featured on shows for HBO and the film ‘CBGB’ in 2014.

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Make Me Laugh, Grownup!

BY NASEEM HRAB
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 29, 2017

Naseem Hrab loves to write funny things for children and adults. Her comedy writing has appeared on McSweeney's Internet Tendency and The Rumpus and she is the author of the picture book Ira Crumb Makes a Pretty Good Friend. Everyone thinks kids' books need to teach lessons, but that's not why adults read novels. Why do we think kids are any different? 

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She’s a Technology Sales Executive and She’s My Mom

BY JENNIFER JAVORNIK
@ VOL 26 ON APR 12, 2018

Jennifer Javornik was falling asleep one night when suddenly a children’s book about her friend Ashley’s career popped into her head, and she just knew she had to create it.  With no experience in publishing and only Google as her friend to guide her, she launched herself wholeheartedly into this project not really knowing how it would end up.  It was only as she began to pull the pieces of the book together did she come to understand what this book would mean– to herself, to her children, and to her community.

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Creating environmental awareness with a brush and a pen

BY SOFIA FORTUNATO
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

Sofia is a scientist and an artist. Today, she will tell you about what inspires her work and her journey becoming a creative writer.

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Craig Mod

Tokyo-based designer Craig Mod may no longer be involved with indie publishing imprint Chin Music Press, but in this presentation held last year at PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 51 he talks about the company he co-founded.

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Designing a Water Bottle for the Future, Washing Books, and PK at the World Architecture Festival

Presentations Kaz Yoneda (of Takram Design Engineering) talks (at PKN Tokyo Vol. 95) about a recent project with a Korean company that saw him try and design the "water bottle of the future." Anja Kirkeby explains the topic of her presentation (in Danish, from PKN Aalborg Vol. 7):I use books as the material in my present work and process them in different ways. I have washed 70 books in my washing machine on different programmes in order to see how paper, binding, soap, spindry and other factors influence the sculptures. I took them out of the machine and dried them exactly the way they came out. Now I know a lot more about the effect of washing in a machine, about the difference between a sculpture and a lump of papier-maché and what soap and fabric softener does to the colour of the items. The proces emphasized discussions on: what is art (and what is not), is changing a book blasphemy or transformation from one artform to another, and is a book only a book when it is readable? By exhibiting my books I have experienced what happens when we meet the unexpected on our way through everyday life, and the necessity of being provoked to see and grasp the ordinary in surprising new ways. Posters Singapore had its Vol. 5 a month ago -- that's the poster pictured above (it was added to our Tumblr blog a while back), and we highlight it because this week saw another PK event in the city, part of the World Architecture Festival. PK cofounder Mark Dytham was on hand for the event -- he's participating in the conference as a judge and speaker -- and we'll share all of the presentations from the event on the PK site later this month. Below, a couple of photos from the PechaKucha + WAF event. Calendar It's another big Thursday (October 4): PKN Pittsburgh Vol. 13, PKN Moncton Vol. 7, PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 6, PKN Doha Vol. 6, PKN Vaxjo Vol. 12,PKN Kolding Vol. 18, and PKN New Orleans Vol. 7. Tomorrow, Osijek has its first PKN, along with PKN Kosice Vol. 23 and PKN Tulsa Vol. 2.

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Let's Get Bookin'

In his presentation (from PKN Pittsfield Vol. 3), Ty Allan Jackson talks about Big Head Books, his children's books publishing project.  He explains how, to him, this project is a way of contributing to the education of all kids, no matter the age or race.

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Little Cree Books

Canada is home to numerous indigenous peoples, and Cree is among the most prominent languages within the Algonquin culture. In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Edmonton, Vol. 15) Caylie Gnyra describes her "Little Cree Books" project, which invites volunteers to contribute their artistic and authorial skills to help create a series of leveled e-books for early Cree readers. Caylie has written and illustrated two books already, and with the help of volunteers, more will soon follow. The e-books are available for free at littlecreebooks.com.

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Minoru Yokoyama

Join us at tomorrow's Vol. 103, where professor Minoru Yokoyama (Bunka Gakuen University) will take us on a tour of his new book, Five Senses of Design.文化学園大学の教授そしてインテリアデザイナーとしてご活躍される横山稔さんが、出版されたデザインに関する本「五感のデザインワークブック」を紹介してくださいます。

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Books in the Age of the iPad

"Print is dying. Digital is surging. Everyone is confused." In today's Presentation of the Day, "Books in the Age of the iPad" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 68, writer/designer/developer Craig Mod prophesies the impending doom of text-only publishing, and welcomes with open arms the oncoming (ongoing?) revolution in digital publishing. Craig discusses his role in this uprising in the form of his and AQ Works' collaboration on "hitotoki" (now re-branded and re-launching as "hi") a way for people to create small narratives based on their everyday experiences in the city. For further reading on this topic, check out his journal article.

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From Concept to Completion

"People are a lot like spaghetti -- there are parts that you can see, and there are other parts that kind of dip and twist beneath." Josh Alves is a children's book illustrator and cartoonist from Glenburn, Maine. He's illustrated chapter books, picture books, and has created graphics and animations for interactive books and mobile games. In "From Concept to Completion" from PKN Bangor, ME Vol. 11 He shares his experience of self-producing his first children's book, "Lilly Bristol, Dinosaur Wrangler".

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Books for Syria

"The crisis in Syria has been ongoing for about three years, and defenseless victims have often been the most dramatically affected." Children are unable to go to school as well as enduring major psychological trauma and a loss of any sense of possession. In "Books for Syria" from PKN Sharjah Vol. 5, Shada El Sayed introduces a program that addresses these issues by giving them books. A network of illustrators and authors, Books for Syria creates books for children to reinstill hope back into their lives. 

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Vol. 18 presenters announced

We are happy to you announce the Vol. 18 presenters! In no particular order:   Eli Miller, Art Director Eli Miller, a San Antonio native, attended Savannah College of Art Design where she earned a B.F.A. in Art Direction. After graduation, Eli returned to San Antonio where she met Chuck Kerr, the San Antonio Current'sthen Art Director. Upon receiving his business card she joked that she intended on stealing his job. Three months later she did. Eli has been working at the Current ever since.   Amanda Bianchi, Snazzy Arts Babe Amanda Bianchi works at Cinnabar art gallery in Blue Star and is a style contributor for the new LGBTQ publication, Out In SA. She has also been actively involved with the food and beverage industry in San Antonio for the past five years, working at establishments such as The Monterey and Feast that have helped to shape the current landscape we see today.   www.bianchisbits.com    Avi Avalos, Mr. Piñata SA Avi Avalosis a Mexican-American artist and San Antonio native. His art is simply a visual language used to connect to the city’s vibrant culture in the most positive light. Mr. Piñata SA was initially created as a research tool for a children's book in 2013 but evolved into an initiative to bring fine art to public places in an effort to create cultural art awareness. Mr. Piñata SA is now an ambassador of San Antonio, and his adventures have taken him across the U.S. as he promotes our City on the Rise. www.mrpinatasa.com    Lewis F. Fisher, Author and Historian Lewis F. Fisher is the author of numerous prize-winning books on San Antonio. They include American Venice: The Epic Story of San Antonio's River, Chili Queens, Hay Wagons and Fandangos: The Spanish Plazas in Frontier San Antonio and Saving San Antonio: The Precarious Preservation of a Heritage. His Maverick Publishing Company, which published 45 general interest nonfiction regional books by 26 authors, was recently acquired by Trinity University Press.   Corey Squire and Helena Zambrano, A Sustainable Relationship Helena Zambrano and Corey Squire both decided at a young age that they wanted to save the world, and they came to the same conclusion: that architecture is the way to do it. They both currently work as sustainability coordinators at neighboring architecture firms — Helena at Overland Partners and Corey at Lake | Flato Architects — and serve on the AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) as chair and treasurer, respectively. They first met at a COTE meeting and bonded over their shared love of daylight simulation and their shared hatred of perforated metal. Corey and Helena live in Dignowity Hill where they spend their time cycling, composting, and subsisting off vegetables from their garden and eggs from their chickens.   David Martin Davies, Public Radio Journalist David Martin Davies was once arrested for playing punk rock music inside Wonderland Shopping Mall. Today, he hosts The Source on KSTX Texas Public Radio — a live daily call-in news program. He also hosts Texas Matters, which airs on Texas Public Radio stations. In his 20 years in journalism as a TV news producer, reporter and columnist, his work has been featured on NPR, Marketplace and the BBC. His many awards include the 2008 Texas Radio Journalist of the Year. www.tpr.org   Jeremy Joseph, Clinical Psychologist Jeremy Joseph is a psychologist who conducts clinical research on treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder. He is interested in how we relate to our dreams, often working with patients who struggle with nightmares. The California native went to college in Chicago, volunteered in Israel, earned a Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming and did an internship year in Albuquerque. In 2013 he began a postdoctoral fellowship at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. If you live in Monte Vista, you’ve probably seen him and his wife walking their greyhound, Sofia. www.jjosephphd.com   Libby Wardlaw Maddin, Road Trip Enthusiast Libby Wardlaw Maddin is a musician, road trip enthusiast, and San Antonio native. She spent the vacations of her youth packed into a 1978 suburban with her five siblings and parents, who ignited her passion for exploration and in more recent years provided her with a day job flexible enough to take business calls and write emails from the middle of the desert. When she's not hitting the road, she sings in various musical projects with her husband Chris and with the San Antonio Mastersingers. She has also been a host on KRTU's Indie Overnight for 10 years.  www.sharkheart.com  

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Pecha Kucha returns to animate the coast

Animate is the theme for creatives to promote as they share their work at a special Pecha Kucha Night on Wednesday evening at 6pm, February at the Old Ambulance Arts Centre in Nambour. Nine presenters from Nambour and across the Sunshine Coast will tell their stories using the highly visual globally renowned Pecha Kucha Night format. Bookings: https://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/animate-PKN16  Michael Doneman www.michaeldoneman.com Michael is founding director of Edgeware Creative Entrepreneurship. His presentation will focus on the meaning of 'animation' as the practice of an animateur, expressed in his case through the animation of small businesses, and such activities as the animation of social-cultural plant like the Old Ambulance Station, of which he has chaired the Board since 2014. Michael has considered the heart of his practice as 'social-cultural animation' for some years (after the French concept animation socio-culturelle), Denise Daffara http://www.denisedaffara.com.au/ Artist Denise Daffara’s paintings began in 1999 as a celebration of fun and freedom to create her contemporary figurative feminine style. From 2009 Denise’s work has focused on her own journey of finding inner peace, self-healing with a sense and intention for meditative contemplation. Reoccurring themes include flourishing strength, courage and boldness.  Hamish Sewell http://soundtrails.com.au www.thestoryproject.org.au Hamish Sewell is the creator of Soundtrails, (to date eight within NSW), this process and the geo-located recordings connects people to places through stories. It is a mobile app platform allowing users to engage in a richly layered world of audio sound, on location via a map on their mobile device, (or via online). GPS triggered, the stories can be highly produced, and are drawn from the social, historical, creative and environmental narrative subsoil of a locale. Hamish will show how Soundtrails, might be considered for the Sunshine Coast region, the opportunities afforded, and suggested steps forward.  John Waldron http://blueskyview.com.au Director of Sunshine Coast based Blue Sky View:John Waldron is driven by the role’s Latin origins ‘to take care.  He is interested in curation for social change, designing and orchestrating opportunities to help people thrive, feel good, and in-control. “This presentation will include curating for social change and empowerment, in particular the Makeway Lab project initiative that uses creativity, technology and expertise to improve the mental and physical health of hospital patients with interactive and digital design and fabrication technology. James Rose www.thekickproject.blogspot.com.au James Rose is the founder of the Kick Project (TKP - one of Australia’s first dedicated ethical investment research providers) and a freelance journalist, media advisor, author and copywriter. TKP's aim is to animate communities and particularly young people in disadvantaged situations around the world who may be the victims of poverty, conflict and/or forms of prejudice. “The “kick” part comes in as we use sport, and particularly soccer.” Robyn Brown www.robynbrown.com.au Nambour resident: Robyn Brown is a Jazz singer and full-time Carer for her son.  A regular performer at festivals and jazz clubs, Robyn has a self-titled CD which has received national airplay and performs with national and international jazz stars. As well as her songwriting, performing and recording, Robyn is a sought after speaker for Carers and people with disabilities.Along with caring for her son with multiple disabilities, Robyn has been a Foster Carer for 14 years and has faced many challenges in these roles.  All of these experiences have taught her much about adversity and joy and have contributed to her passion for life.  Matt Godden http://www.mattgodden.com Matt Godden is a multi-disciplinary artist. His practice covers sculpture, photography and graphic novels. His most recent major project is The Metaning - a gallery-wall-scale full-length comic book, considered by scholars of Australian comics to be the first of its kind created & exhibited locally. This work evolved from a raised middle finger towards authority figures, into an articulated argument about the place of comics within the canon of mainstream drawing education.  Robbie Murray       Nambour’s Robbie Murray presentation focuses on her life pathway from a stuttering child to clear communicator  “The Art of Conversation”. Her community development roles show that strong vibrant communities create more opportunities for participation for Nambour and surround residents. Working and volunteering in local organisations including On Track Co-operative, CREEKSIDE - a collection of 5 disability services, the Old Ambulance Station, Nambour Community Centre and the QCWA, Nambour Event Calendar, The Drawn Together wall art project Nambour Together.  Chris Collin www.funkybooks.com.au Chris Collin is an author, presenter and managing director of Funkybooks Pty Ltd, a company he created for the purpose of publishing and promoting his whacky, rhyming Australian Children's books. His books include: Funky Chicken: A Bushy Tale of Crocs and Chooks, A Bug Called Doug, and his latest Funky Chicken: Chooks in Space He’s been shortlisted for the 2014 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards and is in the 2014 Premiers Challenge Reading List in Queensland and included in primary schools and early learning centres. Chris ‘animates funkiness to read for the joy of reading’.