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Building Motorcycles for One

BY MATTHEW ROBERTS
@ VOL 113 ON APR 30, 2014

Matthew Roberts, Creative Director at Speedtractor Industries, is part of a global movement to reestablish motorcycles as casual, cool forms of transportation, and he's doing it by creating beautiful, unique custom-made motorcycles for one client at a time. Matthew goes into depth on the new wave of motorcycle riders -- not the circus performers you see on TV -- a group of individuals looking to build something of their own, and take on new adventures on the road. (Images courtesy of Bikeexif.com)

"Presentation of the Day" on May 16, 2014.

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Custom Character Culture for Causes

BY DON KRATZER
@ VOL 117 ON SEP 24, 2014

Don Kratzer is mad about indie toys. He not only admires and collects them, but also puts together art shows for artist all over the world to get together to cusomize their own toy ideas, and share art. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 24, 2014.

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Its Not What You Ride, But How You Ride

BY MATTHEW ROBERTS
@ VOL 124 ON APR 22, 2015

Matthew Roberts of Speedtractor Industries, a custom motorcycle and design studio in Tokyo, shares his passion for the true essence of motorcycle riding. With custom motorcyle design becoming ever more accessible, Matthew discusses how he guides clients to design the bikes that are just right for them.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 15, 2015. 

Images: Bikeexif.com, Mottomucci, Speedtractor, Brian Scott Peterson, Autofabrica, Old Empire Motorcycles, Hepcat_624, Iceblock Films.

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Manneken Pis in Hamamatsucho Sta.

BY SHINOBU MACHIDA
@ VOL 128 ON SEP 30, 2015

庶民文化研究家の町田忍さんが毎月1回30年間観測し続けてきた、JR浜松町駅の小便小僧像のファッションヒストリー。

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Transformative Motorcycle Design

BY MATTHEW ROBERTS
@ PECHAKUCHA NIGHT SPECIAL @ AUTODESK POP-UP ON NOV 08, 2015

"The easiest way to describe what we do is like a two wheeled equivalent of the Eames LCW. We're looking for something that's timeless and embodies the essence of motorcycles."

Matthew Roberts of Speedtractor Industries, a custom motorcycle and design studio in Tokyo known from its elegant and personal custom creations, believes motorcycle design has finally come of age, to a place and time where people can appreciate the truest essence of motorcycling. Matthew discusses how a movement of bespoke design houses like his, offer riders and non-riders alike a glimpse of how a a new wave of contemporary design sense won't necessarily have to be rooted in a bygone time, nor will it likely loose it's mod look decades from now. An ultimately cool PechaKucha.

 

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The Firefly

BY MATTHEW ROBERTS
@ VOL 137 ON JUN 29, 2016

"Please don’t ever look at a ramen delivery bike the same way again."

In The Firefly from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 137, Matthew Roberts shares how he reinvented the Honda Super Cub. With more units sold than any other motorised mode of transport in human history, accepting the challenge of creating a Honda Super Cub that would wow the world (and win a few races along the way) was a brave move indeed. Speedtractor Industries' Creative Director, Matthew Roberts, talks through the challenges, design journey and end results of hot-rodding this 49cc automotive icon.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, July 15th, 2016. 

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Two Wheeled Tomorrow

BY MATTHEW ROBERTS
@ PECHAKUCHA NIGHT SPECIAL X MINI @ BMW GROUP TOKYO BAY ON JUL 20, 2016

"There aren't many things that have survived this sanitization and overly safety focused modern life like the motorcycle has."

In Two Wheeled Tomorrow from PechaKucha Night Special x MINI @ BMW Group Tokyo Bay, Matthew Roberts makes the case that raw, gritty, internal-combusting motorcycles are here to stay. Roberts argues that custom motorcycles are one of the last outlets for the human desire to be daring and adventurous.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, August 26th, 2016. 
Images Courtesy: Throttle Dolls, Brian Scott Peterson, Cafe Racer Dreams, Hazan Motorworks, El Solitario, Deus Ex Machina, Bikeexif, Pipeburn.

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The Roost Movie Project - Japan's Custom Moto Culture on Film

BY MATTHEW ROBERTS
@ VOL 149 ON JUL 26, 2017

Motorcycle builder and film producer Matthew Roberts (aka Speedtractor) lives, breathes and dreams custom motorcycles from his Tokyo based studio for some of the icons of the industry. In 2016 Roberts and his collaborators, Iceblock Films, decided the world needed its first feature length film exploring Japan's Alternative Custom Moto scene. Now, 10 months of filming, 6200kms and many, many lost races later, as the project enters its final phase, Roberts treats listeners with some behind the scenes glimpses of custom motorcycles as a lifestyle.

SpeedtractorとしてPechaKucha Nightではお馴染みの、バイクビルダーで映像クリエイターのMatthew Robertsさんは、東京のご自身のスタジオでバイクのカスタマイズに夢中になって取り組んでいます。 2016年、MatthewさんとそのコラボレーターのIceblock Filmsは、日本のオルタナティブカスタムバイクシーンを探求する長編映画が世界から求められていると決起しました。 10ヶ月の撮影、6200kmsの道のりを経て、そして多くのレースが後に続く中、プロジェクトは最終フェーズに入りました。Matthewさんが今回のPechaKucha Nightで、ライフスタイルとしてのカスタムバイクシーンを覗いた舞台裏を、熱く語ってくださいます。

 

SITEWIDE Search Results: “custom”

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Table XI Channel

Table XI is a custom software development firm based in Chicago, and is the web development team behind the newly launched pechakucha.org website. "Table Talks" is a recurring series of PechaKucha-style lightning talks held over lunch at our office. The event is designed to foster idea exchange, collaboration and learning, and features a lineup of top-notch entrepreneurs, technologists, designers and storytellers from Chicago and beyond.

PAST VOL 5

Varberg @ Grappa
Feb 07, 2013

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Beijing @ PKBJ Event 31 - The Dutch Ambassadors's Residence
Jun 03, 2015

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Guatemala City @ 4 Grados Norte
Dec 10, 2015

PAST VOL 8

Guatemala City @ Hotel Plaza
Feb 25, 2016

PAST VOL 2

Three Oaks @ Nido Bianco
May 21, 2016

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Guatemala City @ Watson Books
Sep 21, 2016

PAST VOL 13

Guatemala City @ TecLab
Jul 05, 2017

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ General Assembly
Feb 22, 2018

PAST VOL 5

Appleton @ The Fox Club
Mar 06, 2018

PAST VOL 39

Edinburgh @ Lauriston Fire Station
Jun 15, 2018

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Capturing Custom Car Show Character

BY GEORGE BRAINARD
@ VOL 18 ON NOV 21, 2013

Photographer George Brainard was asked by The Kontinentals to photograph the the Lone Star Roundup a couple years back, and while he originally focused on the event itself, he was drawn to all the unique people who attended this annual hot rod and custom car show. George recalls here his photographs, experiences, and the subjects that inspired so many stories. 

"Presentation of the Day" on December 26, 2013.

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Disowned Customs - Motorcycle Fabricator

BY DANI PAJAK
@ VOL 27 ON FEB 18, 2016

"When I was younger, I never thought that I would be a motorcycle builder."

In Disowned Customs - Motorcycle Fabricator from PechaKucha Night Cleveland Vol. 27Dani Pajak shares on his life as a custom motorcycle builder. Pajak is a builder in Cleveland who got his start in his own garage. He learned how to weld from a local company – Lincoln Electric – in a work-study type program when he was trying to turn his life around after the birth of his daughter.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, August 12th, 2016.

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A Journey in Hats

BY ELEANOR O'CONNELL
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

New York based and originally from Papua New Guinea, Eleanor O'Connell has been working within the Theatre, Performance Art, Film, Fashion and Design industry as a Costumier, Costume Designer, Wardrobe Manager, Milliner and Artist from London to Melbourne and now New York. Listen to her journey here!

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Bill Wood, Eldora Hoover, and Their Famous Friend

BY JEFFERY SCHIELKE
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 16, 2017

Jeffery Schielke, longtime mayor and local historian of Batavia, Illinois, shared his reflections on Batavia’s well-known educators, Eldora Hoover and Bill Wood, their collection of crosses, and their interest in Japanese customs and traditions. In their search for supplies for the Japanese tea ceremony, Eldora and Bill discovered a store in Chicago owned by Jun Toguri and his daughter, Iva. As their friendship grew, Iva revealed the story of an American citizen trapped in Japan during World War II—her story. Once called Tokyo Rose, she was imprisoned in the United States for treason. Ultimately, President Gerald R. Ford granted a full and unconditional pardon to Iva Toguri, which restored her U.S. citizenship.

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Harmonic Tapestry

BY SARAH JOHNSON
@ VOL 23 ON SEP 01, 2017

Harmonic Tapestry is not about religion just simply a tapestry of the prayers said for others who have experience hardships and trials. Sarah Johnson spent over 7 years working with victims of sexual abuse, domestic violence and other forms of painful journeys. She needed a way to work through the pain and helplessness she often felt in the work. Sara witnessed so many miracles that have forever changed my heart. So one day she picked up a needle, thread and beads...and prayed. The outcome was amazing and there are "flaws" in the products with only means the prayers are working.

We all deserve to feel beautiful and embrace our own design. Not the design of others and allow our creative side to be loud and vibrant.

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PechaKucha Burger

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the PechaKucha burger (see the bottom of the photo). The photo was sent to us by PKN Chicago organizer Peter Exley, reporting from a PK event in Baltimore -- part of the NeoCon conference -- featuring a custom PK menu and burger.

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Customers in Context

Jana Kinsman draws people for a living. She also keeps bees and is part of a design collaborative.   In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from Table XI's April Table Talks) Jana puts her 9 to 5 aside, and ventures into new freelance territory.  She discusses the challenges, disappointments, and lessons well-learned from her work with clients both in person and on the web. 

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3D Printing & Mass Customization

Matt Compeau and Bi-Ying Miao of Hot Pop Factory are very aware of the fact that digital fabrication technologies like 3D printing are becoming mainstream. In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Toronto Vol. 20), they discuss the emerging new movement; one where you'll be able to design every object you own, from your kitchen knives to your cell phone. This is the new industrial revolution, a transition from mass-production to mass-customization.

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Capturing Custom Car Show Character

"...As you can see, the people-watching at these shows is amazing." Photographer George Brainard was asked by The Kontinentals to shoot the the Lone Star Roundup a couple years back, and while he originally focused on the event itself, he was drawn to all the unique people who attended this annual hot rod and custom car show. In "Capturing Custom Car Show Character" from PKN Austin Vol. 18, George recalls here his photographs, experiences, and the subjects that inspired so many fascinating stories. 

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E-Learning for Customer Training on the Example of SMM-school

Dmitry Tkachenko, managing partner at SMM Group in Kiev, from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Education «E-Learning for Customer Training on the Example of SMM-school" emphasizes on the acute shortage of specialists in this field, the inefficient use of social networks. One of the problems of specialists is "zero knowledge". Dmitry in his presentation shows all pros and cons of distance learning.

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Custom Character Culture for Causes

“I’ve really become interested in doing custom toy shows and donating the money to good causes.” Figure and toy expert Don Kratzer speaks on Indie Toy Custom Culture. In “Custom Character Culture for Causes” from PKN Tokyo Vol. 117, Don discusses the discrepancies and crossovers between creators, characters, and figures, as well as goes into depth on the custom figure culture.

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Its Not What You Ride, But How You Ride

"...distilling the essence of motorcycle for our clients, re-designing, re-building, and re-engineering and, along the way, pumping in as much coolness as we can."In Its Not What You Ride, But How You Ride from Tokyo, Vol. 124 Matthew Roberts of Speedtractor Industries, a custom motorcycle and design studio in Tokyo, shares his passion for the true essence of motorcycle riding. With custom motorcycle design becoming ever more accessible, Matthew discusses how he guides clients to designing the bikes that are just right for them. A truly cool presentation!

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How To Make Printmaking Accessible To All

"Our goal is to teach people how to run the presses and then allow you guys to come in here and use them for your own purposes."In How To Make Printmaking Accessible To All from Knoxville, Vol. 14, Bryan Baker shares his collaborative printmaking project and garage-turned-studio-workspace-gallery-space, Striped Light. Team headquarters for a trio of creative minds, they will be publishing, collaborating, and exploring tangents of their own volition as works are developed for the Striped Light catalog and portfolio, at the same time opening their printshop to the public for learning workshops. The team of experienced printers will also be available for hire, offering limited-edition custom letterpress design and printing for events, business ephemera, and artistic ventures.

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Disowned Customs - Motorcycle Fabricator

  "When I was younger, I never thought that I would be a motorcycle builder." In Disowned Customs - Motorcycle Fabricator from PechaKucha Night Cleveland Vol. 27, Dani Pajak shares on his life as a custom motorcycle builder. Pajak is a builder in Cleveland who got his start in his own garage. He learned how to weld from a local company – Lincoln Electric – in a work-study type program when he was trying to turn his life around after the birth of his daughter.

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v.39 presenter showcase

Thrilled to have GRAS talking about the CUSTOM LANE SUMMER PAVILION: A temporary, community-built summer pavilion, in the Custom Lane courtyard Custom Lane & GRAS Custom Lane and GRAS will work with Custom Lane residents and members of the wider creative community to design and build an experimental, temporary structure within the Custom Lane courtyard, responding to the theme Common Senses. The new structure will perform a variety of functions but, most significantly, will be designed to encourage regular use of the recently reclaimed public space. Where possible, found materials will be used and all materials will be capable of future re-use or recycling.