CHRISTCHURCH Search Results: “experimentation”

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The Empty Church: My Year of Belief

@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Self-proclaimed non-believer and cartoonist Dylan Horrocks speaks about a year he spent trying to believe in a higher power. Here he delves into belief and seeing the world through other's windows. 

"Presentation of the Day" on September 17, 2014.

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Clean tech playground: De Ceuvel

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

"It's a continual transformation that goes on and on..."

In Clean tech playground: De Ceuvel at PechaKucha Night Christchurch Vol. 29, Partner of renowned repurposing architects SuperUse StudiosJos de Krieger takes us on a field trip around De Ceuvel, a clean tech playground in Amsterdam. There, innovators reclaimed a disused industrial portside site to create a space for experimentation with technologies for a sustainable future.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on April 3rd, 2017.

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Trying Something Different

@ VOL 30 ON MAR 15, 2017

Light Artist, Tom Lynch, shares his unexpected results after projecting images onto natural canvases including waterfalls, cliff sides and giant rocks. Gradual success has led him to persue more ambitious artworks and encourages us to be creative and try something different with the tools we have.


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SuperDeluxe Channel

SuperDeluxe the birth place of PechaKucha Night is: a place of experimentation, a noisy thing, an intimate ballroom with wholesome food, a network of all sorts, a place to enjoy, and a place to enjoy others.


Fort Lauderdale @ GirlsClub Fort Lauderdale
Nov 15, 2012


Cleveland @ The Cleveland Museum of Art
Oct 04, 2013


Singapore @ National Gallery Singapore
Dec 02, 2016


Brighton @ The Nightingale Room
Nov 08, 2017


Yogyakarta @ KUNCI cultural studies center
May 11, 2018

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Leave My Heart in Vancouver

@ VOL 28 ON JUN 13, 2013

"I wanted to take a risk and try something new."

In Leave My Heart in Vancouver from PechaKucha Night Vancouver Vol. 28, After an experimental phase in her youth, Shawna Olsten longed for a marketing spot in the action sports industry. She only had one, tiny stipulation: she had to do so in the city of Vancouver. Here Shawna speaks of her trials, triumphs, but mostly her gratitude to the city that raised her. 

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@ VOL 4 ON AUG 30, 2014

LA PAN es una plataforma de experimentación que utiliza principalmente la vitrina y horno de una panificadora como forma de apropiación de un espacio convencional. Nos visualizamos como un proyecto doméstico de gestión autónoma. Nuestra propuesta nace del deseo de incidir en un territorio, llevar las prácticas artísticas al barrio y a lugares de uso público, donde acontecen situaciones cotidianas de base en la construcción de tejido comunitario como es el acto de comprar pan, llevarlo a la mesa y compartir o simplemente alimentarse con él.

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@ VOL 10 ON OCT 31, 2014

Laboratori, conferenze, mostre e spettacoli hanno risvegliato anche quest’anno la passione per la scienza e la solita, travolgente, voglia di imparare. Come con la conferenza sul Bosone di Higgs che ha attirato una folla da stadio, o con la lezione di meccanica quantistica che si è addirittura dovuta trasferire in piazza Matteotti con il pubblico sulla scalinata di Palazzo Ducale. Quest'anno il Paese ospite è stato la Francia, ma sono venute in visita anche delegazioni da Cina, Giappone, Turchia e Russia. Grazie
all'appoggio e alla collaborazione dell'Ambasciata di Francia in Italia e del Ministero dell’Istruzione Superiore e della Ricerca, il Festival ha ospitato alcuni dei testimoni delle migliori realtà scientifiche e imprenditoriali d'oltralpe. A partire dall’inaugurazione con Serge Haroche, premio Nobel per la fisica e direttore del Collège de France.

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A GARA COL TEMPO SENZA OROLOGIO – La Percezione del Tempo Negli Animali e Bambini.

@ VOL 10 ON OCT 31, 2014

This project have been presented to the 12th edition of Genoa Science Festival, as a playful lab for kids. Do animals have perception of the time? According to some scientists, only humans have a real memory, while the other animals have a perception of the time limited or episodic. A different perception of time can have different utilities according to escape strategy, communication or feeding. Time and its perception are not relative only on physics books! This happens in a lot of very small animals, for example the flies that perceive the world with a slow motion effect.

In other species the perception of time is connected to their movement in the space, as in case of dolphin and bats biosonar. Children are conducted in a fascinating “time travel” in their time perceptions, from the perception that themselves have, to try out what other animals fell of time, according to the different utility in the survival strategies.

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Experiments, Restrictions, and Happy Mistakes

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Martin Justesen loves triangles! He currently designs labels for Evil Twin Brewing, as well as many other clients. Hear his story about making and embracing mistakes, moving around the world, and loving beer!

Martin is a graphic designer born in Denmark, currently living in New York. He studied Graphic Design at London School of Communication before working in Publishing/Advertising for 10 years in Copenhagen. Martin now designs and art directs for magazines, campaigns and visual identities for sport/fitness, transport, business and fashion clients. He founded design studio Martin Justesen | New York in 2014.

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Free Your Fitness, Free Yourself

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Does your lifestyle prevent you from qualifying for insurance discounts? Do you lack sufficient time for exercise or have limited access to sports facilities? Maybe you just want to keep your personal data private without having to pay higher insurance premiums for the privilege?

Unfit Bits provides solutions. At Unfit Bits, we are investigating DIY fitness spoofing techniques to allow you to create walking datasets without actually having to share your personal data. These techniques help produce personal data to qualify you for insurance rewards even if you can't afford a high exercise lifestyle. 

Our team of experts are undertaking an in-depth Fitbit Audit to better understand how the Fitbit and other trackers interpret data. With these simple techniques using everyday devices from your home, we show you how to spoof your walking data so that you too can qualify for the best discounts. Our new range of desktop fitness devices are also available on this site. 

Free your fitness. Free yourself. Earn Rewards.



Tega Brain is an artist and engineer. She makes eccentric engineering, reimagining everyday technologies to address their politics and envision alternatives. She is currently a resident at Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, Brooklyn, has both studied and taught at the School for Poetic Computation, and is an Assistant Professor at SUNY Purchase. 

Surya Mattu is an artist and engineer based in Brooklyn. He is currently a fellow at Data&Society where he is investigating infrastructure with a focus on wireless as a way to better understand bias in technology. He is also a contributing researcher at ProPublica. Previously he has worked as an engineer at Bell Labs and is a graduate from the New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. He has a degree in Electronics and Telecommunication from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.

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Reflection & Depth

@ VOL 9 ON MAR 08, 2018

Felicity Truscott explores the idea that a line can be both a physical object and a train of thought, and descibes the making of ephemeral artworks.

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Thank you Nora Barnacle for Ulysses

@ VOL 9 ON MAR 08, 2018

Lucy Brennan Siel shares her passion for the modernist novel Ulysses, and her heartfelt appreciation of Joyce’s wife Nora Barnacle for her part in the making of the man and the seminal text.

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André Mintz

André Mintz is a visual communicator and artist, as well as founding member of the Marginalia Project, "an art experimentation collective focused on a critical -- but mostly ludic -- approach to new media and new media art." For PechaKucha Night in Lima Vol. 2 he talked about one his projects, a video entitled Paik for Kids. That city's organizer Jules Bay sends in a proper explanation of the piece. In the video Paik for Kids –- made by André Mintz out of family archive -– the electronic image theme is developed from the point of view of the spectator, in the figure of a child being presented by her dad to a TV set that displays the image of the child herself captured by the camera in real-time. It’s not a direct antecessor of Marginalia Project, but a conceptual antecessor, that shows already the problematic with which the project relates to. The relation between body and image -- between one’s self and its representation -- in a gaze that seeks by the naivety the revelation of intrinsic characteristics of the materiality of the image. In a moment in which the video image -- with its specific characteristics, such as its accessibility to a larger amateur public and its simultaneity -- was also in its childhood, with the first explorations of its potentials. By placing the camera framing the image itself produces, the system feeds back itself, multiplying the image it captures ad infinitum, like two mirrors facing each other. It’s a basic procedure of video -- that was impossible in traditional cinema -- used in many works in this field, and that will also be used in marginalia. However, such procedure is quite different from the mirrors, since the body of the spectator is detached from the image formation, allowing her only to perceive it -- as her movement does not make it possible to see anything beyond what the camera sees. The playing of getting into and out of the frame reveals the fragmentation produced by the camera, just as the similarities and distinctions between the body of the spectator and represented body -- between the subjective point of view and the view of the self made objective. Marginalia Project seeks an experience close to this childish one: an exploratory will without a predetermined objective beyond the knowledge offered by the process; in process. The idea as a product of experience; of the direct contact with the materiality from which it elaborates its own form and detonates new processes.

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PKN Queretaro Vol. 1

PechaKucha Night launched in Queretaro at the Museo de la Ciudad just over a week ago to great success, and here's an amazingly detailed report and photos sent in by co-organizer Alberto Villarreal. 3 weeks before the night of Queretaroʼs first PechaKucha, the organizing team had a really bad car accident in the Leon-Queretaro highway, but that didnʼt stop them from putting up the show and setting up a high standard for the upcoming events. All safe after 2 weeks of rest and medical care, the organizers did an almost heroic effort setting up what was the first of a promising series of PechaKucha Nights in this central Mexico town. Last friday (May 22nd) at the ʻMuseo de la Ciudadʼ in downtown Queretaro, you could breath the characteristic chilled atmosphere of the town, when people started to walk through the halls of the old colonial building that hosts the City Museum. The event was held in an exhibition hall currently exhibiting wall paintings evocative of oriental calligraphy by chinese artist Li Fexue. This made it perfect scenario to host the lineup of creatives that shared their ideas and thoughts with the diverse audience. This night was definitely one with strong energy and connection between the presenters and the crowd. The lineup started with designer Alberto Villarreal (former co-organizer of PechaKucha San Francisco), who shared the experimental side of his work and some memories of 3 years of PechaKucha in the San Francisco Bay Area, encouraging the local community to keep up with PK and setting up an enthusiastic mood for the night. Then Jacobo Zanella showed his high quality photographic work emphasizing on how the use of experimentation and mistakes can lead up to amazing results. Definitely wowing the crowd. Industrial designer Jorge Moreno was the third one on the stage. Being one of the most prominent creative professionals in town, he didnʼt show a piece of his design work. Instead, he shared the fun process of an art exhibition he worked on with his mother, where the paintings were sold by square centimeter and the attendees were involved in the framing process. His natural enthusiasm and energy made the public get immersed in the subject. Fourth in the lineup was another industrial designer, Victor Martinez, who also didnʼt show design work, but his was perhaps the most emotional presentation. While talking about the current state of humanity and the planet and finishing his presentation with a picture of his soon-to-be-born son through an ultrasonic image, he couldnʼt hold himself and broke in tears, shaking the audience who started a long applause even before slide 19. Local artist Aura Moreno stood up on stage and also transmitted a strong emotional message by showing a range of close-up colorful pictures and poetically walking the crowd through a story on the old town prostitutes. After a 20 minute break where the crowd and presenters mingled at the colonial building portico, the second part started by young artist Raldo Bermejo, whoʼs photography work mixed with his marketing background made a very tasteful and clean cut presentation. The inspiration continued. Engineer Gerardo Marquez showed an interesting project on community development in South Africa, and just when the crowd was falling into a deep thought mood, the sixth presenter Luis Camarena made a turn into the entertainment side showing up with amazing graphic design work on the ʻlucha libreʼ local wrestling scene. Second to last, with a very fluent Spanish, Lauren Cycyk brought another emotionally charged presentation while talking about Mexico-USA immigration, human rights and how the situation is perceived from “the other side of the border.” Then the lineup was closed by Colombian contemporary dancer John Martin Cordero, who talked about the work behind a dance show where the human body and homosexuality were the center of the art piece and showed a series of highly expressive pictures that communicated the movement and passion of the dance show. To culminate this highly inspiring night an eleventh presentation was also shown up on the screen. Victor Hermosillo wasnʼt able to attend the event but his work was exhibited in his honor, and this presentation literally spoke by itself. Each slide showed really nice hand sketches with a written philosophical message that put the entire exhibition hall in complete silence for a few minutes. Again, this was a show of really diverse presentations, with a high charge of emotion and connection between the stage and audience. Organized by Richard Ibarra, Lilian Gonzalez and the team, this first PechaKucha Night in Queretaro made clear to the local crowd that it is an event to keep an eye on, setting up a high standard for the nights to follow.

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PKN Hanoi Vol. 3

To conclude today's Hanoi coverage, we share with you a few photos from the city's PechaKucha Night Vol. 3 (as well as a couple of photos from its Vol. 1), and have a report to share from organizer Colin Campbell.Our hope for PechaKucha Hanoi was that with an open approach and the inherent flexibility of the 20 slides x 20 seconds format we would be able to tempt some of the creativity lurking shyly in the corners of our city out into the open -- and so it has proved. Over the three events there have been almost as many styles and subjects as presentations. We have seen several Hanoi photostories, the outing of secret passions and several personal accounts of how and why people create their art, music, films and enterprises.We have also, pleasingly, seen our presenters push the format in different directions -- we have had images with sign language, a single visual concept repeated, a bilingual pictorial poem and some musical experimentation. We welcome these innovations and look forward to seeing how our next set of speakers will engage with our growing audience (more than 250 at the last event) at our next event in May. We do feel we can do better in reaching out to different sections of the local community though. Our most important goal for PechaKucha Hanoi is for it to be a community event for Hanoians of any background or culture to share ideas and this is a work in progress. We saw in the last event two bilingual presentations and we hope for more of that from both native and non-native Vietnamese speakers. We owe a huge debt to our hosts at the Hanoi Cinematheque for helping us create a warm and homely atmosphere for the three nights we have run. By helping us to set up two screens, we have been able to offer different ways to experience the event. In the main room with the presenters or, in the courtyard closer to the bar. We will work on ensuring we have a plentiful supply of cold beer especially as we head into the summer for PechaKucha Hanoi #4 on May 17th and we hope to see another full house for what is already shaping up to be another eclectic and entertaining evening in the Vietnam Capital. Below, presenter Cate Gunn at PechaKucha Night in Hanoi Vol. 1. Also from PKN Hanoi Vol. 1:

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A Guide to Landscapes, Improving a Train Station, and Rampant Inspiration in Gothenburg

Presentations João Nunes is an architect, and in this presentation (in Italian, from PKN Catania Vol. 10) he talks about the challenges involved in working with landscapes. This usually means having to balance elements such as time, conditions, and the type of terrain, along with very different materials. In "A Rough Guide to Wakefield Kirkgate" (from PKN Barnsley Vol. 4), Sharon Shepherds shares a few ideas on what could be done to make the historic Wakefield Kirkgate station look better. Posters We've got two new additions to our Tumblr blog, including the poster for PKN Manizales Vol.  3 you see pictured above, as well as the two sides of the PKN San Antonio Vol. 6 flyer. Photos We have quite a few photo galleries to share with you today, some from PKNs that happened a while ago (so not necessary from a city's latest volume). Pictured above, PKN Hanoi Vol. 1.PKN Manizales Vol. 2 [Flickr]PKN Sao Paulo Vol. 9 [Flickr]PKN Marseille Vol. 17 [Facebook]PKN Catania Vol. 6 [Flickr]PKN Albury-Wodonga Vol. 1 [Flickr]PKN Hanoi Vol. 1 [Flickr] We shared a report by PKN Gothenburg organizer Jesper Larsson recently (about the city's recent Vol. 31), and here's a follow-up on the topic of instant inspiration:Sometimes inspiration travels fast. The day after PKN Gothenburg Vol. 31, presenter and sushi chef José Seruda went out in the city to find edible ingredients inspired by Klara Hansson who presented about "The edible city" the same night, and during the beer break served up a 'Kokoro salad' based on wild city plants. José's own hunt resulted in a brand new starter dish using Daisy, Garlic-mustard flower and Dandelion Leaf served as part of the omakase offering the same night at his restaurant Hoze. I'm guessing it's this kind of passion for experimentation with ingredients and flavors that might be the reason many consider Hoze one of Sweden's best sushi restaurants. Below is a video of Klara going hunting for wild plants in Gothenburg city on a previous occasion and within 30 minutes serving up a fresh mushroom salad. How has a PechaKucha presentation inspired you? Calendar As we covered yesterday, tonight's (Wednesday, May 23) calendar includes PKN Prague Vol. 29, PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 3, PKN Leksand Vol. 4, and PKN Copenhagen Vol. 20. Tomorrow is a big Thursday (May 24), with the following events on tap: PKN Istanbul Vol. 14, PKN Seattle Vol. 35, PKN Helsinki Vol. 21, PKN London Vol. 6, PKN Kosice Vol. 18, and PKN Yerevan Vol. 16.

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An Artspace in Dallas, Rediscovering Old Genoa, and PK Goes to Frederikshavn

Presentations Zad Roumaya uses his presentation (from PKN Dallas Vol. 10) to introduce Artspace, a platform with the goal of supporting artists and their work, and more specifically covers the recently opened Dallas location. Faced with a contemporary situation characterized by daily complaints on the immobility of Genoa and of the Genoese, it arouses astonishment to rediscover in the dawn of the last century, an astonishing concentration of technological experimentation, avant-garde architecture, and urban visions. Discover this "Old Genoa" in Jacopo Baccani's presentation (in Italian, from PKN Genoa Vol. 3). Posters Today's addition to the Tumblr blog is the poster for Salt Lake City's upcoming Vol. 8 (on October 22), designed by Dan Christofferson, a presenter from a previous PKN. The event itself will be part of Salt Lake Design Week.  Event Report PKN Aalborg organizer Annette Scheibel has been spreading the PK word by organizing one-off PechaKucha events in nearby towns -- one of those one-off events has already resulted in the start of a regular series -- and here's a report she's shared with us on the recent "Powered by PechaKucha" event that was held in Frederikshavn.We had an absolutely awsome one-time-try-out-PechaKucha event in Frederikshavn last night, at Maskinhallen. A full house with an enthusiastic audience and a forceful and inspiring lineup of local participants extremely well hosted by the local Jens Ole Amstrup. As an arm up, he had organized a dinner completely made of local grocery and crops -- inspired and challenged by the first participant Frank Stjerne Størup, who is a local cook with a restaurant specialising in making seafood and vegetable dinners from food grown in the area. A local jazz musician and music school headmaster talked about improvisation, creativity, and openness. Tove Varmløse shared a new way of shopping through the internet AND donating to a charity of your own choice at the same time -- a team of volounteers organizing the whole thing. A local laughter-coach demonstrated to the audience and talked about the healthy effects of laughing -- a good appetizer before the break. Local architect Finn Rasmussen is a very eager bicyclist, and he talked about the health effects of using legs for transport instead of cars -- and creating a new business through tourism at the same time. Graphic designer Anders Budolf Andersen took us through his play-with-it and evolve-design of carton boxes, and created a new philosophy on innovation -- finding out what had already been done before, and getting back to creativity! 18 year old talented artist Nanna Guldbæk talked about how she finds inspiration for her work from life experiences. We finished off by showing street artist Smelt Migs' PechaKucha video in 20X20 about why he makes art in the streets of his city, Frederikshavn. Wow, what an evening!!!Calendar Here's what to expect tonight (October 11): PKN Salzburg Vol. 14, PKN Regensburg Vol. 10, PKN Augsburg Vol. 2, PKN Norrkoping Vol. 20, PKN Utrecht Vol. 5, PKN Omaha Vol. 16, PKN Kyiv Vol. 9, and PKN Katowice Vol. 8. Tomorrow, we have the following four events: PKN Bogota Vol. 9, PKN Longmont Vol. 8, PKN Pune Vol. 6, and PKN Seattle Vol. 39.

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Mathematics in 3D Printing

No matter what angle you look at it, the curves of these hyperbolic parabaloids are sexy.  In "Mathematics in 3D Printing" from PKN Miami Vol. 23, Ken Baker speaks on the progression of mathematics in 3D printing, including experimentation with sense of depth, curves, planes, and symmetry. 

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PechaKucha People: Kevin S. Fox

For PK Person of the Week, Kevin S. Fox, PechaKucha Nights are a 21st-century forum “where the professional, the poetic, and the personal find their public.” Over the past 2 years this American cultural geographer has presented at 9 PechaKucha Nights in Austria, Slovakia, Poland, Germany and USA. For the presentations he usually discusses his monthly radio show, Geographical Imaginations, where he explores the geographies of everything and nothing with a wide range of people—including academics, artists and everyday geographers. He asks questions and explores themes through dialogue and experimentation. Inevitably, these explorations return to simple, yet complex, questions: How does _____ inform the way I picture the world in my head? How does that picture, in turn, limit or expand my place in the world? Check out his Salzburg, Austria based radio program or his recent presentation from PKN Aalen, Geography of PechaKucha.