RICHMOND, BC Search Results: “Information”

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Better Wayfinding for Transit in Metro Vancouver

@ VOL 4 ON NOV 29, 2013

Jeff Deby, leader of the Translink wayfinding unit, explains how the Vancouver transit system accurately communicates information to passengers through 11 simple principles. He highlights the importance of predictability and consistency in maps, routes, and directions for people who wish to travel most efficiently. 

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The Information of Space

@ VOL 3 ON SEP 28, 2013

Miles Thorogood explores how space provides information and can be interpreted by artists in different ways. This concept is the basis behind Audio Metaphor, a company which transforms text into soundscape composition. Miles describes some projects that have been done to create AI systems which mimic animal behaviour. 

"Presentation of the Day" on December 23, 2014.


SITEWIDE Search Results: “Information”


Jun 03, 2009


Savannah @ MUSE Arts Warehouse
Apr 22, 2010


Lagos @ White Space
Sep 10, 2010


Yerevan @ Akumb (The Club)
Dec 29, 2010


Barcelona @ Antigua Fábrica Estrella Damm
Sep 16, 2011


Tempe @ MBWTempe
Nov 11, 2011


Vancouver @ The Vogue Theatre
Feb 29, 2012


Bemidji @ The Hungry Bear Banquet & Conference Center
Dec 06, 2012


Bozeman @ The Ellen Theatre
Nov 09, 2016


Denver @ The ART HOTEL
Feb 02, 2017

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Dragon Hunting

@ VOL 21 ON FEB 19, 2013

For the last few years Sacha Chua has been fascinated with jungles of information and how we hack our way through them.

In her presentation, Sacha shares with us how she has been able to open up, organize, and paddle down these streams of information to find the unknowns or  "dragons" in each of them.

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Who Needs Libraries When We Have Google?

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 03, 2014

Since the internet has granted us the abilty to easily search for information through engines like Google, are libraries becoming obsolete? Librarian Sara Godbee explains why this is not the case and how libraries still have a vital role in the information age.

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Discoveries While Studying Inflammation

@ VOL 10 ON AUG 28, 2014

Mark Cook discusses a question: Why do chickens grow faster in germfree vs. conventional environments? It was called the billion dollar problem. This investigation led directly or indirectly to discoveries such as a hairball formula for cats, a breath detection of infection for the critically ill, and much more. To date, the billion dollar chicken problem remains unsolved, but the chickens keep pointing to answers in different directions.

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The Power to Change the World

@ VOL 28 ON MAR 26, 2016

According to Sung Yi-chieh, Bremen Digital Creative has the power to change the world. She believes that by combining creativity, technology, and people’s hearts, wrongs can be righted and solutions can be found. She also hopes to harness the power of people to inspire the unselfish sharing of information and to turn dreamers into doers.


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Este calor no es normal.

@ VOL 2 ON APR 28, 2016

Toti Vollmer

Nos cuenta como Son un estudio de diseño en Caracas, Venezuela. Nuestra filosofía es asombrar sin agredir al ambiente.
Diseñamos de todo y amamos lo que hacemos.
Patrulla Verde empezó siendo el proyecto consentido de Musgo y hoy es una Asociación Civil sin fines de lucro dedicada a la educación ambiental a través del cómic.

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The Power of Radio

@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Carlos Chirinos’ work explores innovation and creativity in emerging global music industries, looking at the role of music in public health, international development and social change. He has been a key consultant for radio and music projects in Europe, Africa and Japan - and most recently worked to develop Africa Stop Ebola, a global music campaign to raise awareness about Ebola in West Africa that was featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, BBC and CNN, for which he received an award from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Defense, and USAID.

Currently, Professor Chirinos collaborates with the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, curating music performances to engage the Latin community living in New York City. He is also involved in projects in the UK, Tanzania, Cuba and other countries, looking at the role of music industries in economic development, tourism and social entrepreneurship. He also runs New York University's Music and Social Change Lab

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Maps as a Tool for Perception

@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

Gabriel Gianordoli discusses humanizing data through mapping - and how maps can be used as a tool to reflect data in different perspectives in this PechaKucha presentation for NYCxDesign.

Gabriel is a designer and developer from Brazil, currently based in Brooklyn, NY. He has worked with both print and digital media, with experiences ranging from editorial to UX design. His work is focused on information design and interaction. He is currently a Creative Researcher at The Office for Creative Research, a hybrid research group working at the intersection of technology, culture, and education.

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Bitcoin: Down The Rabbit Hole

@ VOL 7 ON MAY 25, 2017

In 2009, a programmer or group of programmer, under the name Satoshi Nakamoto, presented to the world a worldwide cryptocurrency and digital payment system—a solution to frictionless settlement that has the power to change money as the world knows it. Adam Hennessy, a pioneer in the cryptocurrency arena and a Bitcoin “miner,” explores the components of cryptocurrency as he seeks to spark curiosity and perhaps even some “digital-gold fever” with this primer about Bitcoin.

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What Curation Could Be

@ VOL 1 ON JUN 22, 2017

We are innundated with information constantly but who decides what we get to see. Nick Armstrong explores how information is disseminated and how to make choices in the information that we receive.

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Fall In Love With Data

@ VOL 1 ON JUN 22, 2017

Data is a large part of our lives and is responsible for allowing us to understand how the world works. Amanda Armstrong discovered her love of data in college and shares her insight of how data can directly affect our daily lives whether we realize it or not.

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Information Retrieval

"Information Retrieval" is the title of an on-going series of works by Geraldine Lau. The art is inspired by maps, plans, and elevations; both contemporary and antique. In her presentation (at PKN Tokyo Vol. 97) we find out how she processes imagery and data to create new works -- be it a drawing, an infographic chart, or an art spoof collage.

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Presenter Information and Tips!

  Thank you so much for having the courage to share your unique perspective in the 20x20 format. Having prepared thoroughly, you will confidently deliver a flawless address to a fully-engaged audience. Here are some tips to help you prepare an awesome 20x20 presentation. Tell a story. The best presentations are often good stories instead of just a bunch of facts or portfolio pieces strung together. Take the audience on a journey (albeit a short one) that has an intro, development, and conclusion. Think about how your story will combine with the images you've chosen to solidify your message and give the audience a rich experience. Be sure to share with the audience why your presentation topic is important to you and why they should care about it too. Decide what is most the important thing you want your audience remember. If the audience could remember just one thing from your presentation, what would you want that to be? Once you figure that out, your talking points and images will revolve around that theme. Use powerful, relevant images. The images you choose should reinforce your ideas. Make sure your images are high quality and that you have permission to use them. Don’t cram too much into your presentation. Even though Pecha Kucha/20x20 presentations are always exactly 6 minutes and 40 seconds (20 images, 20 seconds each), presenters often try to cram too much information into that short window and then have to talk rapidly to fit everything in. Less is more. Carefully edit out anything that isn’t vital to some aspect of your piece. Download a practice Pecha Kucha presentation PowerPoint to help you get the timing of your script just right before investing too much time finding images (you must be in slideshow mode in order for the slides to automatically advance). Keep your presentation simple, limited to a single theme/topic, and tell us a story. You can always sign up to do another 20x20 if your extra material can be fashioned into another fabulous presentation. Practice? Practice. Practice! The best way to stave off nerves and build confidence for speaking in front of a group is to practice your presentation several times. I encourage speakers to practice short pieces like this at least 10 times. Having many rehearsals under your belt will allow you to be comfortable and have fun during your presentation! Tips provided by Samantha Nienow of Red Zest Design. Presentation Ground Rules Your final presentation must include 20 images. Notice that we say "images" and not "slides." Successful PKN presentations usually have images that complement what the speaker is saying and not a bunch of bullets and text on the slide. Each image will be displayed for exactly 20 seconds. The images automatically progress during the presentation. Speakers have no control over the advancement of the slides. No political campaigning. No sales pitches. No preaching. No inappropriate images or language. Remember, you will be presenting in a public space that is open to people of all ages. Audiences may include everyone from high school students to retired folks in their ninth decade on the planet. Simply put, if you wouldn’t say it in front of your mom, don’t say it in front of this audience.


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Skipping November

Unfortunately there were a number of speakers who cancelled for the November PechaKucha. As a result November's event had to be cancelled. But, December is looking great! We have a full line up of speakers for December. Once I know their presentation topics, there will be more information to come. Hope to see you there!

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Conquering IT-technologies

Eugene Khimenko, IT-entrepreneur, in his presentation from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Reality Vol.10, explained what IT-technology is in the broadest sense and dispelled myths and stereotypes about the image and appearance of the modern "IT specialist". Scope of IT-technologies - is a great tool to expand your horizons and to develop opportunities. Everyone knows that who owns the information, owns the world. Practice and constantly updating information with the help of the search engines will definitely lead you to success!

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From Flaneur to Panneur

What defines the 21st century individual? In the 19th century, flaneurs leisurely walked the arcades of their cities and saw what they could see. In the 20th century, from high-rise buildings voyuers utilized cameras or binoculars to peer into the lives of others from afar. In "From Flaneur to Panneur" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 110, architect and thinker Antoine Vaxelaire proposes that we, citizens of the new millenium, are panneurs or those who pan the surface of the earth (or in our case, the internet), never going too deep, for information. We stuff our heads like Christmas turkeys with perhaps needless information, always moving forward, never looking back, and remaining always in the now. One has to wonder, is this good, bad, or just

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The Information of Space

“Space is information-rich, and the events that occur therein provide narrative.” Miles Thorogood explores how space provides information and can be interpreted by artists in different ways. In “The Information of Space” from PKN Richmond, BC Vol. 3, we see this concept is the basis behind Audio Metaphor, a company which transforms text into soundscape composition. Miles describes some projects that have been done to create AI systems which mimic animal behaviour. 


Online Tutorial

Hello from Iasi! We have posted a PK tutorial/instructional video for all our future PK presenters and attendees. Have fun!  

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Safecast: Real-time Hyper-local Information

"It's a little bit like Google Street View, it's the same idea ...with radiation." From PKN Tokyo’s recent "Powered by PechaKucha: Tohoku 2020: Building a sustainable Post-3/11 Future" Pieter Franken Presents Safecast: Real-time Hyper-local Information. In our technologically saturated age, it is hypothetically easy to share data instantaneously with others. After the Tohoku Earthquake, Pieter and what would eventually become the Team realized that information about the radiation levels couldn’t be spread as it didin’t exist. After connecting to minds, companies, and volunteers – both in Japan and abroad– an open-source system was developed that could quickly collect, record, and share radiation level information.

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