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Flyers

BY MARTÍN RIOS
@ VOL 3 ON OCT 14, 2011

Martín Rios produces flyers and imagery for local electronic music artists and events, and in this presentation he shares some of his favorite works. (in Spanish)

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Filmmaking in Turkey - Redefining the Image

BY MANUEL INACKER
@ VOL 1 ON JUL 04, 2014

Manuel Inacker, freelance filmmaker and journalist, was strongly influenced by his studies and time spent in Turkey in his pursuit of imagery and how these visual expressions influence our collective memory.  In his talk, he explains with various visual examples of how images and films shaped his ideas for his own short film project named KOZA.
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Translating the Digital into the Physical World

BY JEFF DONALDSON
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Jeff Donaldson takes us into his obsession with the glitch world - creating knits and woven fabrics generated by game consoles, websites, data backups, and viruses to create physical, and wearable items!

Jeff  is an artist and designer based in Maryland. In 2001 Donaldson began preparing video hardware to intentionally short-circuit. This practice is the foundation for his textile and surface design practice.

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No Pictures, Please!

BY JARED THIELE
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Writer, photographer, and artist, Jared Thiele moved to New York City and abandoned the idea of nursing school in order to pursue a career as a creative in advertising. Listen to learn about his exploration into social media through his photography, illustreations, and current events.

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The Spirit of Magic

BY JUSTIN SIGHT
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Justin Sight is a unique magician known for performing on the streets and subways of NYC. He was diagnosed legally blind at age 10. Justin has been featured on television  and online news outlets such as The NY Post and Gothamist. He talks about Magic from a spiritual perspective drawn from his involvement with the worlds mystery schools and scientific research that point to the essence of what we Truly Are.

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.GIFs: an Emotive Vocabulary

BY SHA HWANG
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Sha Hwang takes us through the history of .gifs, and their use in society, as an emotive vocabulary for current events, sports, and every day life.

Sha is an information designer and technologist based mostly in Brooklyn. A failed architect and an accidental entrepreneur, Sha has designed and built work for clients such as the New York Times, MTV, Flickr, and Adobe. Previously, Sha worked at Stamen Design and later cofounded the company Movity, which was acquired by Trulia. Sha spends his nights trawling Tumblr and printing gifs as Gifpop and his days working with Nava to improve healthcare.gov and other parts of government.

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Capturing a Moment

BY NAMITA AZAD
IN BROOKLYN

Namita Azad is a freelance photographer specializing in wedding and travel photography. Her presentation explains how each photograph is a story caught in time and how she makes sure they become beautiful memories.

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The Future of Flooding

BY SAMUEL BUDIN
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Samuel Lang Budin is a social documentary photographer living in Brooklyn and working primarily in the depressive realist mode. He makes 35mm and medium format slide shows about climate change anxiety, aging and death, naked people in their own homes, the personal discomforts of travel, and the encroaching sea. Just you wait!

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How Not to Look Awful in Photos

BY JEMIMA WILLCOX
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 05, 2017

Jemima Willcox provides some really simple tricks and tips on when taking a great image of yourself. She goes through a journey of awful stock photography of people getting their images dreadfully wrong and how you can avoid these mistakes. It’s all to do with the right angle, the perfect lighting and finding your best side. With over 282 million selfies out there Jemima doesn’t want you to be the person who looks bad when there’s some easy solutions to follow for a great photo every time.

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Discovering The Value of Graphic Design

BY ELMA GIAVASES
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

It is no easy take to create art, to somehow materialize and express the thoughts in your head. Creating art expressing the thoughts in someone ELSE's head is something else entirely. Elma Giavases' early life and subsequent travels around the globe have given her a unique perspective on design and branding, and she now brings that expertise to the Kalispell community as a graphic designer with Highline Design.

After all, "great designs delight". 

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Schwepunkt in 3D

When May Groppo sent in her report for last month's PechaKucha Night in Buenos Aires Vol. 14, she mentioned that guests were handed 3D glasses at the door in order to experience the 3D imagery from Schwerpunkt's presentation. Above, what the scene looked like.

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PKN Vancouver Posters

We've long been fans of Vancouver's creative use of the PechaKucha swirl -- you can see quite a few examples of the PKN Vancouver "tree" motif if you look through our Vancouver posts -- and now we finally get to see the imagery once it's been printed. Looks great on black, don't you think?

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Poster for PKN Guadalajara Vol. 10

PechaKucha Night in Guadalajara Vol. 10 happens next week (November 30), at the Dona Diabla Cantina. Organizer Alavaro Ramirez sends in the poster you see above, a modern take on folkloric imagery.

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Posters for PKN Bialystok Vol. 1

Last week marked the launch of PechaKucha Night in Bialystok, and to commemorate the occasion -- and to help get the word out -- they produced a series of posters and imagery, which you'll find in this post. Curious to see who presented? Take a look at the official event page.

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PKN Marseille on the Beach

That beautiful imagery you see above? That's where this past weekend's PechaKucha Night in Marseille-Provence Vol. 16 was held (La cabane du Roucas). This is just a tease (taken by Greg Hessman), and we'll soon be sharing photos from the event itself.

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PKN Regensburg Vol. 6

The latest PechaKucha Night in Regensburg (Vol. 6)  was held not too long ago, and here we have a few photos showing off some of the presentation imagery, courtesy of organizer Florian Toperngpong.

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Tokyo Genso

You may have seen the works of Tokyo Genso before -- his "overgrown Tokyo" imagery was all over the blogosphere last year -- and here's a presentation from the artist himself, recorded at PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 88.

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365 Special Cards and Event Flyers in Mendoza

Lindsay Hoyt has a collection of 365 cards, one for each day of the year. Watch her presentation (from PKN Grand Rapids Vol. 2) to learn more about this intriguing series.  Martín Rios produces flyers and imagery for local electronic music artists and events, and in this presentation (in Spanish, from PKN Mendoza Vol. 3) he shares some of his favorite works.

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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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Depicting the Circle Hunt

Artist Carrie Walker is inspired by historical "circle hunts" -- in which hunters would form a circle around a large portion of land and slowly close in, killing every animal they came across. Carrie found rich imagery in descriptions of these events, and had a desire to depict the now-forgotten animals. In "Depicting the Circle Hunt" from PKN Richmond, BC Vol. 3, we see how she embarked on a road trip to recreate scenes which she skillfully translated onto paper.