ST JOSEPH Search Results: “FIRST Robotics”

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21 Winters in Israel

@ VOL 2 ON AUG 20, 2015

No matter what Mary Nigro was going through, the first question to her doctors was "Can I still go to Israel?" Her first trip was at age 56, but it changed her life. Mary shares a story of her 21 winters in Israel where she's learned that having passion and living the right way will get you far in life. 

"If you haven't ever tried to back a camel out of a bus, you've got some exciting things ahead!"

Mary is from Niles, MI and has been retired from Whirlpool Corp for 20 years.

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Ibrahim Parlak's Story with a Twist

@ VOL 4 ON FEB 11, 2016

“He called the restaurant Gulistan which means ‘the land of roses’. To the restaurant came the people. First one, then two, then a bunch.”

In Ibrahim Parlak's Story with a Twist from PechaKucha Night Saint Joseph’s 4th volume, Presenter Ashley Reichert tells the story of a man from Kurdistan, Ibrahim Paralak, and his journey to a small town in Michigan. He is in search of freedom - a place where people are free to speak their minds, free from oppression, and free persecution. All he wants is to make a peaceful place for his family, his restaurant, and a place to grow his roses.

All is going well, until one day he is just gone. Soon, many people ask where he has gone, and learn he has been jailed with the fear of being deported. Ashley goes on to tell us how he is released from jail and goes back to family, his restaurant, and his roses. All seems well again, but there's a twist.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, April, 27th, 2016.

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The Objective Quality of Beauty

@ VOL 7 ON DEC 01, 2016

“If we are going to work together to make our community a more beautiful place to live, we must have some consensus on what makes something beautiful.”

Andy Mollison is a principal at Intersect Studio, a design firm that specializes in making great places for people.  A native of Niles, he earned his degree in architecture at the University of Detroit Mercy.  He has been involved in the debate over what makes an object or place beautiful since his first studio class back in 1992.  In this PK he attempts to synthesize 2,400 years of theory on the subject into one axiom to guide the creative process towards an aesthetic worthy of human experience.

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Content To Be Determined

@ VOL 7 ON DEC 01, 2016

DAVE CARLOCK is a 31-year veteran of the entertainment business whose work as a recording engineer and record producer, touring musician, and songwriter first made him Googleable. His continuing work as an Independent Content Creator of Sound and Image has earned him a Grammy Award certificate, two Platinum Record Awards, and a Paragon Award in advertising. Currently, he works with national and international artists recording or mixing records and making music videos at his production studio in the Benton Harbor Arts District.

As a performer: you may have seen Dave on MTV with Snoop Dogg; on YouTube with Blink-182; on Jimmy Kimmel Live with punk-rockers The Transplants; or at various St. Joseph fundraisers, such as the 2014 & 2016 SJHS Encore with the Encore Orchestra and the 2014 & 2015 Women's Service League Charity Ball, with his multi-media show, 'Projection'. Next month, he'll be wrapping up his third year in residency as a solo at The Lakehouse and Tosi's restaurants.

As an educator: his semi-weekly Funkin' Rock School is now in its sixth year of helping junior high students and above discover the love of making popular music straight from their playlists.

As the "Voice of the Mendel Center", he's been talking to you during your commute or through your television without your knowing it for the last 5 seasons. Bet you didn't know that!

As a writer: you may have read Dave's work as a weekly print columnist; and he can regularly be found on Facebook, holding court on any topic he finds fascinating from politics to dating to popular culture, as SW Michigan's favorite Liberal.

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Greenspan Construction - Building Benton Harbor's First Container Home

@ VOL 6 ON SEP 16, 2016

Vicki Franks, with her husband Shane, built Benton Harbor's first container home in 2015, a beautiful space that will make us rethink what's possible in real estate. The inspiration to do this hit at the crossroads of a trip she took and the time the couple snagged an outrageously affordable lot in Benton Harbor. Vicki's PK is eye candy for design lover's!


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FIRST Robotics Competition: Building the Next Generation of Thinkers, Tinkers, and Leaders One Robot at a Time

@ VOL 10 ON SEP 16, 2017

Madeline Dale, a Lakeshore High School junior, shares how the FIRST Robotics community is helping to build future technology leaders by using her own team and personal experience as an example. Madeline is entering her third year of participation on Team Lance-A-Bot, FRC Team 4237. FIRST Robotics is taking the world by storm with programs for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Find out what students are up to in southwest Michigan and beyond.


SITEWIDE Search Results: “FIRST Robotics”

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First Fridays Artswalk

@ VOL 1 ON MAR 08, 2012

Walking and taking in art sure sounds like a winning combination, and that's just what you get with First Fridays Artswalk. Mary McGinnis uses her presentation to explain the project. (in English)

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The First PKN Presentation

@ VOL 100 ON FEB 20, 2013

Back in February of 2003, the very first PechaKucha Night was held at SuperDeluxe, and the very first presenter for the evening was Klein Dytham architecture's Yukinari Hisayama. At the Tokyo series' special 100th edition, he again kicked off the night, with the VERY SAME presentation, image for image! (in Japanese)

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First Timing


His first animation, his first digital graffiti, his first time coding, his first video game, his first animated character, his first short film, his first time working with nudity, his first performance- in his presentation, Ferid Sanaa talks about the experiences he has had working for the first time with different types of media.

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動作拡大型スーツ スケルトニクス

@ VOL 118 ON OCT 29, 2014

ロボットを装着して自分の体を拡大できたら!?-- 小さな頃の夢をかなえるため会社を起こした白久さんが語る、歴代スケルトニクスの進化!

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Robots: A Step in the Evolution of "Design with Purpose"

@ VOL 4 ON SEP 29, 2015

Michael Wienen states that, as an adjective, robotic has come to describe mundane repetition of actions completely void of creative thought. It's ironic that robots, actual robots, have inspired thousands of local youth to dive into the waters of creativity...swimming deeply and coming back for more. High-tech robotics programs have proven themselves locally as an effective educational lure. We'll see how "high technology" accounts for less of the lure than we thought and how applied creativity is the real reward these students are drawn to. This hypothesis is spawning a new generation of local educational programming.

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Cultural Journey with Snuneymuxw First Nations

@ VOL 2 ON SEP 26, 2015

Experience the Snuneymuxw First Nations through the eyes of Tribal Elder Geraldine Manson. This emotional presentation invites us to reflect on the past while looking to the present, and future of our relationship with the Snuneymuxw.

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Buffalo Vitascope: The Story of the World's First Movie Theater

@ VOL 16 ON APR 14, 2016

"The world's first movie theater was in Buffalo, New York."

In Buffalo Vitascope: The Story of the World's First Movie Theater from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 16, comedian and cartoonist Pat Kewley tells the true story of Vitascope Hall, which opened on Buffalo, New York's Main Street in 1896 and was likely the world's first permanent, specially constructed movie theater. Using period photographs, newspaper clippings, and his own cartoon drawings, Kewley spreads the word about Buffalo's amazing & unique place in film history, touching on the early days of moviegoing, the first films, and the unsung Buffalonians who helped pioneer the film industry in our own backyard.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, Jun 29th, 2016. 

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People First Project

@ VOL 30 ON DEC 08, 2016

Mikayla Cutlip comes to PechaKucha Night-Detroit from the People First Project. Her approach to tactical urbanism focuses on revitalizing the Corktown neighborhood.

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It Wasn't Love at First Sight

@ VOL 143 ON JAN 25, 2017

Making yourself at home in a new city is a hard task and very internal process. In It wasn't Love from First Sight from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 142, Illustrator and print maker Ewelina Skowronska shares the challenges she faced in moving from London to Tokyo and her first experiences were drawn into a small book, replete with comedy, tradegy, and the nuances of life in a new land. 


Our First School!

I'll invite you to visit the "PechaKucha for Haiti" section of the site for more details -- yes, we are still updating that page with the latest news, including adding links to Haiti-related presentations that have gone online -- but we're very happy to announce that the funds raised so far have paid for a new school! Today - 20 days later - it gives us great pride in announcing that the PechaKucha global network of cities, organizers, presenters and fans has raised over $60,000 which allows Architecture For Humanity to build the first PechaKucha School in Haiti.

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Our First School!

During the "PechaKucha Day for Haiti," we were able to raise $80,000 for Architecture for Humanity. Their work went into high gear in 2011, and we were extremely proud to see the construction of the school, École La Dignité, that PechaKucha funded along with the Stiller Foundation -- it opened on November 7, 2011. Thank you everyone who supported PechaKucha for Haiti and a massive thank you to Cameron Sinclair and his team for making the school a reality.  

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PKN Posters: Fundão Vol. 1

Fundão's PechaKucha Night Vol. 1 went off with a bang! With 20 presenters -- among them architects, designers, actors, programmers, robotics experts, and many more -- they really set things off. It is in their manifesto to "develop an creative ecosystem of open spirit in this innovative territory." More power to them. They've also designed the first poster that looks right back at you. Here's looking at you, Fundão! To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.



PechaKucha, welcome to Omsk!


First PK Night of the year

Guten tag Munich. We have our first event set for May 7, Wednesday, at WERK1 in Grafinger Str. 6 81671 München. We are also seeking more speakers / presenters. The theme is "Show and Tell", show us your work, tell us your stories. If you would like to be one of the presenters, please send a short description of yourself and couple of slides of your work in PDF format to: Please write "PechaKucha Presenter" on the subject of your email. Danke. Dimitri, PechaKucha 20x20 Organizer for the city of Munich.

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Photography Comes First

“These are quiet, concentrated, and precise images seemingly of everyday scenes, but in fact these are staged moments suspended in time.” Photography has taken Nora Bibel all over the world: Vietnam, Myanmar, Germany and more. In “Photography Comes First” from PKN Bangalore Vol. 13 Nora speaks about her beautiful portrait work, books, and exhibitions that have made up her work. She tells us her themes are utopia, social change, home, memories, and more.

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The First Print Artist of Modern Japan

"The last important Ukio-e print master and the first print artist of modern Japan."In The First Print Artist of Modern Japan from Nishinomiya Vol. 24, John Szostak shares his admiration and insights into the work of Japanese artist Kobayashi Kiyochika. As Japan transitioned from its fuedal history and isolated past just over a centruy ago, opening its shores to the world, Kobayashi Kiyochika helped to usher Japan into a new age of art and print. He challenged the idea of the traditional Japanese print, updating it by integrating many of the artistic sensibilities found in western modern prints, painting, and photography.Be ready to be amazed.

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Buffalo Vitascope: The Story of the World's First Movie Theater

"The world's first movie theater was in Buffalo, New York." In Buffalo Vitascope: The Story of the World's First Movie Theater from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 16, comedian and cartoonist Pat Kewley tells the true story of Vitascope Hall, which opened on Buffalo, New York's Main Street in 1896 and was likely the world's first permanent, specially constructed movie theater. Using period photographs, newspaper clippings, and his own cartoon drawings, Kewley spreads the word about Buffalo's amazing & unique place in film history, touching on the early days of moviegoing, the first films, and the unsung Buffalonians who helped pioneer the film industry in our own backyard.

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First Person: The Village Voice - 1983 to 1999

“I took news tips that broke stories, I spoke to mobsters, majors, people from outer space..” In First Person: The Village Voice - 1983 to 1999 from PechaKucha Night Easton Vol. 5 Frank Ruscitti presents a sometimes humorous, sometimes hair-raising memoir of his days working for the Village Voice in New York City.

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First Pechakucha in Warwick

Our first Pechakucha evening will feature a variety of subjects, ranging from trout fishing to sloths.