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BY CORRIE VAN SICE
@ VOL 23
ON SEP 20, 2013
Corrie Van Sice works at the intersection of design, engineering, and biology. She speaks on the under-discussed dilemma of "innovation" run amok. Corrie posits that if more scientists were to operate like artists (in that they could explore their studies without university or corporate control), development in their field might take a new and exciting direction.
"Presentation of the Day" on October 10, 2013.
30,000 Foot View of Biology
BY BRITT WRAY
@ VOL 27
ON NOV 05, 2013
Britt Way, a radio documentray producer in Toronto, uses her biologist background and radio skills to talk about the development of biology today, especially concerning deextinction. As many of us know, we are living in the Sixth Extinction and our need to play God is more pressing then ever. She shows solutions to right the wrongs that we have created in several interesting and unconventional ways.
"Presentation of the Day" on April 1, 2014.
Qu’est ce qui influence votre santé ? - What influences your health ?
BY FRANÇOIS VAN LISHOUT
@ VOL 1
ON NOV 20, 2014
Dans cette vidéo, je parlerai tout d’abord de mes recherches sur les facteurs génétiques jouant un rôle dans des maladies complexes telles que le cancer, l’asthme, le diabète et la maladie d’Alzheimer. On peut espérer que d’ici une dizaine d’années, le médecin pourra prédire sur base de vos gènes, quel traitement est le plus adapté dans votre cas. En attendant d’en arriver là, vous pouvez dès aujourd’hui faire quelque chose pour votre santé, notamment en faisant du sport régulièrement. Je montrerai comment la course à pied a changée ma vie et donnerai des conseils pour pratiquer ce sport correctement. En effet, beaucoup de gens abandonnent cette activité à cause de problèmes de genoux. Ceux-ci peuvent pourtant être évité en faisant principalement attention à trois choses : sa technique de course, porter des chaussures adaptées et écouter son corps (notamment, ne pas vouloir en faire trop du jour au lendemain).
In this video, I will first talk about my research activities, which focuses on genetic factors influencing complex diseases like cancer, asthma, diabetes and Alzheimer disease. We can expect that in about ten years, doctors will be able to predict, based on your genes, which treatment is best indicated in your case. Before we get there, you can already start today doing something for your health, for instance by doing sports regularly. I will show how running changed my life and give some advices on how to do it right. Indeed, many people give up this activity because of knee problems. However, these can be avoided, mainly by paying attention to three things: the running technique, wearing appropriate shoes and listening to your body (in particular, avoiding doing too much from one day to the other).
Biomimicry en de kunst van het afkijken
BY GEANNE VAN ARKEL
@ VOL 1
ON FEB 04, 2015
Geanne van Arkel is verantwoordelijk voor de Sustainable Business development bij Interface in Scherpenzeel, de plek waar vroeger de Heuga tapijtegels gemaakt werden. Ze werkt in de geest van de vorig jaar overleden grondlegger Ray Anderson, de radicale industrieel uit Amerika. Zij heeft geleerd dat duurzaam ondernemen gaat over een andere manier van kijken en leren van de natuur. Met een moeilijk woord heet dat Biomomicry (spreek uit biomimmekrie) Het toepassen van nieuwe waarden zodat je succes vanuit een ander perspectief ziet. Duurzaam ondernemen gaat over het herdefiniëren van de toekomst en tegelijkertijd efficiënter en effectiever op korte termijn zijn om zo een betere, succesvolle en toekomstbestendige onderneming te bouwen. Om het met de bekende P’s samen te vatten: Passie als drijfveer leidt tot Profit dankzij de focus op People en Planet
Standing at the Crossroads of Biology, Computation, and Design
BY DAVID BENJAMIN
@ VOL 4
ON MAY 18, 2015
David Benjamin is Principal at The Living, a design firm that brings architecture and design to life — literally. David expounds upon some of the amazing projects his firm uses to combine natural, biological intelligence and artificial intelligence to find new solutions to old problems.
Whether it’s using living mussels and sensors to understand changes in water quality, or growing biodegradable bricks using the root-like structures of mushrooms and agricultural waste, and then building a structure using 10 thousand of these, the projects in action are a small window into our future.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on May 29th, 2017.
Petri Dish Typography
BY ORI ELISAR
@ VOL 133
ON FEB 24, 2016
“If I have one motto, it’s that you should probably try to work with unusual materials and unorthodox methods.”
In Petri Dish Typography from PechaKucha Night Tokyo’s 133rd volume, Jerusalem-based designer Ori Elisar’s presents on his award-winning Living Language project. Dealing with the evolution of the Hebrew language and letter, Ori uses scientific procedures and a live organism – the Paenibacillus vortex bacteria– as his medium. Ori will show us how biological fabrication technologies can interact with the design world.
Complicating Things: Experimenting with Authority
BY PAUL VANOUSE
@ VOL 17
ON SEP 15, 2016
“I’m a bio media artist. And what that means is I work self-reflexively, with the tools and technologies of the life sciences.”
In Complicating Things: Experimenting with Authority from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, Professor of Art at the University at Buffalo, Paul Vanouse, provides an overview of his work as a bio media artist. As Director of the newly created Coalesce Center for Biological Art at the University at Buffalo, Vanouse works with artists and philosophers and people who wouldn’t normally have a direct connection to do create work in a life sciences laboratory, and is actively engaged with Coalesce’s artist residency program. Vanouse’s own work has recently focused on DNA fingerprinting, removing the inherent layers of authority from DNA with an interest in the very visual representation of DNA. His recent projects, Latent Figure Protocol and Ocular Revision use molecular biology techniques to challenge “genome-hype” and to confront issues surrounding DNA fingerprinting.
The Art of Biology
BY MEHDI DOUMI
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 09, 2017
Mehdi Doumi is from Algeria and England, studied biomedical engineering, and is a technical leader in Research and Innovation at L’Oreal USA - researching human perception of cosmetic products. He has been part of NPO Ligo Project, promoting science in U.S. culture through humor and videography. He also enjoys carpentry, improv, and drawing satirical cartoons. Over the last 4 years he has committed himself to creating abstract artwork to any K-12 educator across the USA. He hopes that each art piece stimulates student curiosity about math and science topics, especially in a challenging teaching environment.
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PKN Posters: Sevilla Vol. 14
Yet another Vol. 14 is coming up fast -- this time from the southern Spanish city of Sevilla. This exciting PKN Sevilla evening will feature 12 speakers discussing evolutionary biology, architecture, nursing, creative fashion, and more! For a list of speakers and their background information, check out Sevilla's web presence. To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.
3D Printing Biology
In today's Presentation of the Day, "3D Printing Biology" from PKN Miami Vol. 26, we hear from Corrie Van Sice, who works at the intersection of design, engineering, and biology. Corrie has used 3D-printing technology to engineer proto-cells (structures that look like real cells -- they include a nucleus and cell walls -- but not made from anything living). She speaks on the under-discussed dilemma of "innovation" run amok and posits that if more scientists were to operate like artists (in that they could explore their studies without university or corporate control), development in their field might take new and exciting direction.
30,000 Foot View of Biology
Jarring thought: "We are as gods, and we may as well get good at it." -Stewart Brand Britt Way, a radio documentary producer in Toronto, uses her background in biology, evolution, genetics and radio skills to talk about the development of biology today, especially concerning deextinction. As many of us know, we are headed towards a Sixth Extinction and our need to "play God" is more pressing then ever. In "30,000 foot View of Biology" from PKN Toronto Vol. 27, she shows solutions to right the wrongs that we have created in several interesting and unconventional ways.
Snipping the Fabric of Time
"I'm interested in the wonder, violence, and bewilderment of modern existence..." Justin Davies is an educator and artist. He likes to work in a range of media which he uses to integrate historical, scientific and aesthetic perspectives. In "Snipping the Fabric of Time" from PKN Honolulu Vol. 19, we see his work is also influenced by his love of film and by his studies in biology and history.
Tools for Design
“We used genetic algorithms to iterate through thousands of designs to find which one worked the best — it’s really an analogy to evolution.” Technology Futurist at Autodesk Jordan Brandt speaks on the tools designers use to get their ideas out into the world. In “Tools for Design” from a special Tokyo Designers Week 2014 edition of PKN Tokyo Vol. 118 Jordan speaks about the power of the cloud, iterative design processes, synthetic biology and building machines and experiences for tomorrow.
Standing at the Crossroads of Biology, Computation, and Design
"We applied that algorithm [extracted from xylem cell exoskeletons] to design objects at a different scale." From Standing at the Crossroads of Biology, Computation, and Design at Brooklyn Vol. 4, David Benjamin, Principal at The Living, a design firm that brings architecture and design to life, expounds upon some of the amazing projects his firm uses to combine natural, biological intelligence and artificial intelligence to find new solutions to old problems. Whether it’s using living mussels and sensors to understand changes in water quality, or growing biodegradable bricks using the root-like structures of mushrooms and agricultural waste, and then building a structure using 10 thousand of these, the projects in action are a small window into our future.
PechaKucha Night Townsville Volume 9, REEF
Millions of tourists visit the reef each year to experience this complex paradise, teeming with life above and below the water - we got to experience a rich part of our landscape, the inspiration, challenges, blemishes and tenacity that our reef holds for all of us. A big thank you to all of our champions of the reef! Come and join us for VOL. 10 on December 3 for some more about the reef, love, design and other things... "In the Great Barrier Reef, corals set the patterns of life from end to end," says Charlie Veron
When Art and Science Collide
“I wanted to learn the beautiful mechanism of the universe, nature, and life. So i studied biology and chemistry in my university. And that’s when i thought ‘how cool would it be to integrate all of this into art?’” In When Art and Science Collide from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 132, contemporary artist and science researcher Yoko Shimizu details her work. One may think that art and Science are total opposites but not Yoko. She finds that the beauty of the scientific principles that surround us to be timeless, limitless, and inspirational. Yoko –who has won many awards her scientific artworks– creates installations that integrate both art and science.
Why don't we talk about sex? Or…something about Italy.
"Feel it. Face it. Free it." In "Why don't we talk about sex? Or…something about Italy." from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15 scientist, biology professor and writer Gaia Bistulfi Amman speaks about honesty, sex, education, and growing up in Italy. Ammann expands on how she ended up being a successful novel-writing…scientist. An elaboration on happiness and how to bite back when life nibbles at your butt.
No Guts, No Glory
"I believe that the world would be a better place if everyone just did what they want to do." In “No Guts, No Glory” from PechaKucha Night St. Neots Vol. 7, Dr. Bert Rutten takes us on a journey into the world of personal development. Dr. Rutten shares how he developed from a forklift driver to a doctor in cardiovascular biology, and inspires us to do what really want – instead of what others think us to be capable of.