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Beyond The Latte Curtain
BY BRUCE MANCLARK
@ VOL 1
ON JUL 28, 2014
Just like most places, the Pacific Northwest gets divided up politically. Normally in the NW we talk about the rain curtain as the division between the westside and the eastside. More apt than either politics or climate is the Latte Curtain which marks the true cultural dividing line between east and west. More about Politics, Energy, and Coffee Drinks.
How to grow up the designer. One year of iron discipline and 101 days of inspiration
BY ANDREW SHAPIRO
As for design, they say, Chelyabinsk has some problems: there is not enough intelligent professionals, they are engaged in, or have already moved, and the quality standards set by customers are usually not very high. Andrew Shapiro assessed the situation philosophically and talked about how, in his opinion, to grow up designers. It's the question: what is better to educate students strictly with lots of theory and practice or with kindness and inspiring them?
Is this Hawaiian Art or What?
BY KAZU KAUINANA
@ VOL 23
ON APR 10, 2015
Kazu Kauinana’s began school at Kamehameha in 1952 where he was awarded an art scholarship here at the Honolulu Academy of Arts in the 3rd grade. He then left home at age 15 to surf in California and began his 21 year exploration of the world and other cultures. He credits living in New York City for 13 years as the most educational and awakening experience in his life. When Kazu makes art, he chooses an approach that draws upon today’s local and global issues. Sometimes, he illustrates Hawaiian legends in a way that will apply to our present day lives.
Words about Swords
BY GABRIEL LEBEC
@ VOL 5
ON SEP 14, 2015
Gabriel Lebec is a total nerd about swords. In this PK presentation, learn a little bit about how traditional swords are made!
Gabe earned a B.A. in Mathematics & Studio Art from Georgetown University, studied prehealth at New York University, and spent years in biomedical research. He now teaches software development at Fullstack Academy. He loves anything combining aesthetics & technics: typography, photography, Japanese swords, etc.
Visit bit.ly/jsword for more!
Heroes and Heroines
BY JON TORRENS
@ VOL 3
ON SEP 22, 2015
"Carrie Fisher was 18 when she starred in Star Wars. She owns that film. She commands all the other characters. [She's] a female character that doesn't have to become masculine to be in charge"
In Heroes and Heroines from PechaKucha Night St. Neots Vol. 3 Jon Torrens passionately shares about the heroes and heroines from the big screen (and some from the small screen) that have inspired him over the years, highlighting their strengths but not over looking their flaws. The last hero he features is his greatest, adding a sweet twist to a solid line-up of true greats.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" On Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015.
The Story of Iron Man Bike Store
BY 陳彥良YEN LIANG CHEN
@ VOL 26
ON OCT 10, 2015
Originally a pottery craftsman, Mr. Chen and his wife both love to ride bikes, and decided to start a bike shop decorated with the murals of young artists. After opening the business, he participated in numerous cycling events, and discovered foreign riders' praise for Taiwan's abundance of landscapes and routes, naming Taiwan a 'biker's heaven'. He also shares his stories of how his understanding of bikes has changed, and how he built his brand.
From Tyranny to Liberty... A Personal Story
BY BILL SUHAYDA
@ VOL 6
ON FEB 16, 2017
In an all-too-rate look at life behind the Iron Curtain, Bill Suhayda explores the conditions that caused the Hungarian people to revolt against both Soviet occupation and the tyranny of communism in the country of his birth. In 1956, some 200,000 people fled Communist Hungary; Bill’s family was among those people risking their lives to escape. Bill dedicated his presentation to those people in Hungary, Austria, and the United States who helped his family escape from tyranny, and those Americans who helped his family assimilate into American culture.
Say Yes to Adventure
BY JULIE SAGER
@ VOL 20
ON APR 19, 2017
Julie Sager hails from Cairns in Far North Queensland, Australia. In this presentation Julie shares her passion for endurance sport. Julie's addiction to all things endurance has seen her compete in Iron Man, Triathlons, Ultra trail running competions, and world championships. Julie gives us a humourous insight into the realities of endurance sport - the solitude, the scenery, the crunch of the gravel under your feet, the lack of sleep, the sore toes, and her undeniable urge to keep going.
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PKN Prague Vol. 11
For a look at the previous PechaKucha Night in Prague (Vol. 11), we try something a bit different, starting with a bit of a dialogue, written by organizer Jana Kostelecka. Take note that PKN Prague Vol. 12 will be held on April 16. A: Eleventh, it feels like going home from the first one was only yesterday. B: Yes, but yesterday wasn't a summer's eve. A: Hmm... but the amazement is exactly the same. B: Which was your favourite then? A: I loved Čestmír Suška's ability of seeing the most fragile beauty in the steel industrial waste, it was like multi-tonne easter eggs. B: When you look at the Zdeněk Ziegler posters where the fonts were hand-painted and collaged, one regrets that globalization moved on and that posters always come in one package with the films these days. You can hardly make an exhibition of the posters to one film these days. CTRL-C CTRL-V. A: I dreamed of fantasy worlds. Jakub Dvorský (Amanita Design). You live in a universe of the stub floating in the timeless space, inhabited with curious creatures and rockets made of cans of Kostelecke parky (sausages). Have you ever tried their game? …and the other chronicler of the insubstantial senses -- Alžběta Skálová. I wish I was a kid again, I remember my favourite illustrations were in the book Alice in Wonderland, but it was nothing like this. When we were small, there were too little books of unreal worlds and its inhabitants… …they came alive in the wicked pupetery of Martina Černá and Anna Issa Šotolová (Imagery). The rabbit-chicken teddy bear was kind of scary-funny. Moving down the rabbit hole. B: Then you have the too dark painters, the dark horor of gypsy folk songs in Ladislava Gažiová paintings and Vladimír Skrepl, the first AEROnaut. A: I fancied the book by Magdalena Kalistová on the green home. Only, the form does not correspond with the sense, so can there ever be beauty in green? And what about the architects? B: I am excited when I see people care about the landscape and public spaces, and restrain their greed for more in the means of expanding, in lieu of the quality of space. In this light, the A.LT work in Poznan is excellent. Jan Jehlík put his ideas on urbanism clear -- and it's not every day that you see a hand-painted presentation. A: I liked the simple garden resturant in the ZOO by FAM Architekti. B: Did you notice that the product designers at PechaKucha do toys? Are you seeing any connection between Jana's Zacharias or are they simply adorable. Adorable. HuberoKororo does a Dino Rocking Horse which reminded me of my blow-up buffalo of old. A: If I had studied hard, I would have been as knowledgeable as Jan H. Vitvar, and possibly would get the track of what Richard Loskot was doing with all the wiring. B: When is the next one? Čestmír Suška (sculptor) Čestmír Suška is working with steel and iron industrial waste, transforming its weighty substance into something airy, cutting out the borders of the space and letting the light in. He creates a possibility of meeting Richard Serra and Daniel Pirsc. Alžběta Skálová (illustrator and graphic designer) Alžběta Skálová is creating ethereal records of her feelings in dapples of pure colour which are comming alive. She is keyholing the soul and candidly letting it out. From the illustrations, you can smell the sea and hear the giggle of the creatures from the kitchen drawer, who wake up in the middle of the night. Alžběta is tightly collaborating with the children book publisher Baobab. Zdeněk Ziegler (graphic designer and typographer) Zdeněk Ziegler is best known for his film posters, of which he has created 274 between 1963 and 1989. It was the golden age of collage and hand-painted fonts. Imagine creating a poster to, say, Hitchcock's Birds, and having one smuggled in, magazine and a pencil in your hand. We are deep in the communist times, and the censorship is almighty. And still, you create super-temporal works. It can be thanks to the lack of readymade culture, and the almighty promotion of the film industry. Jakub Dvorský of Amanita Design (flash games, website, and vision designer) Amanita Design creates games from some kind of past universe, where you come accross the remains of a human civilisation grown back in nature. It creates a kind and snuggy world, floating in peace. You wake up into a dream with eyes wide open, and you can even meddle with its goings. It works in the most unpredictable and radiant way.
Poster for PKN Charlotte Vol. 7
Charlotte is getting ready for its upcoming PechaKucha Night Vol. 7 (on October 1), and as organizer Manoj Kesavan tells us, it's going to be a special one. We are working on a very special PKN this time: It will be a part of the 24-hour Grand Opening Celebrations of the new building of the Mint Museum. It's one of the oldest and largest museums of this region, and they are now moving to a new facility designed by Machado and Silvetti. We will be having the PKN in the tall atrium (here are some early photos, but it is more impressive in person) and in addition to regular projectors and screens, we also plan on using a long-throw projector to project images on to the 5-storey curtain wall shades – so it will be visible from outside, as well as all the levels and galleries inside. It should be spectacular. Maybe because it is a special event, we have had an overwhelming number of applications to present, so it should be very special content-wise too. And here's more on the poster that was designed for the event. For the poster & flier, as you may recognize, it is a typical Dale Chihuly piece (that’s not the real color though), and it hangs in the lobby of the museum, and its an image that locals associate with the museum. We also thought that it strangely related to the PK logo! The design is by well known local artist/designer, Marcus Kiser.
Watch Your Energy Usage, Take Up Politics, and Enjoy Some Green Urban Environments
Presentations Small changes in our lifestyle can have a rather large impact on energy consumption. In "Human Habitat: The Evolution of Efficiency" (from PKN Bozeman Vol. 2), Chris Dorsi goes through the KWH usage of various countries, to illustrate our energy-heavy habits and raise awareness. How important are politics to you? In "All Colors Together" (in Portuguese, from PKN Curitiba Vol. 1), Renan Molin hopes to show everyone how important it is to participate in the world of politics, and uses the Obama campaign as a point of reference. Terapia Urbana is a technology-based company in Seville that uses nature to solve energy problems caused by buildings in cities where greenery is far from abundant. "More Green in the City" (in Spanish, from PKN Seville Vol. 12) includes a few of their projects, and you'll be introduced to a few vertical gardens -- for both the outside and interior of buildings -- as well as other "green" innovations. Posters Quite a few additions to our Tumblr blog today, including posters/flyers for PKN Williamsburg Vol. 1, PKN Ornskoldsvik Vol. 1, PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 3 (above), and PKN Vancouver Vol. 22. Photos Here are today's photo galleries, as well as a fun teaser video for PKN Barcelona Vol. 16, which took place this past Friday. The photo above is from the PKN Vienna gallery. PKN Dnipropetrovsk Vol. 1 [Flickr] PKN Dunsborough Vol. 3 [Flickr] A collection of photos from PKN Vienna [Flickr] PKN Sofia Vol. 9 [Flickr] PKN Maastricht Vol. 14 [Flickr] httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7CEDSw2yGY We also have this fantastic report from PKN Philadelphia organizer Bradley Peniston -- yes, it's a bit old, it had gotten lost somehow and just recovered -- about his experience in introducing PKN to nearby Scranton. Last Saturday, January 28, PechaKucha Night Philadelphia took its show on the road, driving two hours north to mount the first PechaKucha Night in the city of Scranton. I thought the event went well for a city's first show: we had eight presenters who spoke to a standing-room-only house of 60 or so. Here's the story: A few months ago, as I was planning a weekend getaway with my brother, a thought occurred: why not plant a PechaKucha seed in a new city? I had already settled on a destination: Scranton, Pennsylvania, once a powerhouse industrial city, now home to a more diversified economy that includes several colleges and design shops. Sitting atop vast deposits of coal and iron ore, the city was the first in the United States to produce iron railroad rails, and the first to build electrically powered trolleys -- lending it the nickname the Electric City. Today, Scranton remains the sixth-largest city in the state of Pennsylvania. The next step was to seek help on the ground. I googled "Scranton and PechaKucha," and made contact with a librarian at the University of Scranton who had once delivered a 20x20 talk at a conference. She wasn't available to speak, but she helped me find a venue (the Vintage Theater and Cafe) and a co-organizer, Mandy Boyle, who works at one of Scranton's web design firms. Together, we rounded up a slate of eight speakers. In early January, we reached out to local media, and hit the jackpot. The Weekender, the leading local arts & entertainment weekly newspaper, put the upcoming PechaKucha Night on its cover. The piece, "What would you say in six minutes and 40 seconds?" came out on Wednesday, January 25. The following day, Scranton's daily newspaper, the Times-Tribune, ran a similar story: "High-speed PowerPoint presentations engage at Vintage Theater's PechaKucha Night." Armed with as much publicity as we could have hoped for, we opened the doors at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 28. People started streaming in, and by showtime, we had about 60 packed into the cafe. This was the lineup: “Life Lessons from the Gateway Cinema” by Mandy Boyle, SEO team lead at Solid Cactus “How to Slow Down Time” by “Welcome To Scranton” author Greg Halpin "#ScrantonMovieNames” by Michelle Davies, an NEPAblogs.org co-contributor “Stained Glass & the Passing of an Old World Art” by NEPAblogs.org founder Harold Jenkins “Restoring the Slope” by Leadership Lackawanna Class of 2012 member Gerard M. Hetman “Library Crimes & Misdemeanors” by newspaper librarian Brian Fulton “In Pursuit of the Light” by professional photographer Brent Pennington “Preparing America to Compete in the 21st-Century Global Economy” by technology trainer Michael J. Murphy The show itself went off well. I was quite proud of the presenters, all of whom did a fine job -- especially given that none of them had even ever seen a PechaKucha presentation before. Everyone at the cafe seemed to have a good time, and there were plenty of people afterward who asked about presenting at a future PKN. The day after the show, the Times-Tribune ran yet another story: "Scranton takes on global phenomenon with slideshow event." Links A few interesting posts and event reports from around the web. "Cultural Chit-Chat: Armenian and Turkish artists share ideas at joint Pecha Kucha in Istanbul" [Armenia Now] "Armenians, Turks hold Pecha Kucha Night in Istanbul (PHOTOS)" [News AM] "PechaKucha VI: 'Ladies, Pick Your Bull Carefully'” [Rivard Report] "PechaKucha: Speed Dating for Presenters" [The Better Presenter] Calendar After last week's very packed calendar, we're starting out slow this week, with PKN Calgary Vol. 12 tonight (May 28) and PKN Saint-Etienne Vol. 9 tomorrow night.
Discovering Tokyo in a Day and Groceries that Produce Music
Presentations Jean-Paul Toonen is the organizer of PKN Maastricht, and in this presentation done in Tokyo (Vol. 94), he walks us through one of his days spent visiting our dear city, sharing funny observations about the way that Tokyo (and Japan) can appear to a foreigner. All photos were taken the day before the PKN. In this presentation (in Dutch, from PKN Amersfoort Vol. 6), Leo van der Veen walk us through his way of thinking, in this case, by showing how he created a barrel organ by using an old church organ that has been rammed with an iron in order to rotate it -- and it still makes great music. Do you know how groceries sound? Your daily yoghurt? A pack of cereal? Peanut butter? Each barcode can be scanned with Leo's tool, to then reveal its own voice. Posters Yesterday we shared a flyer image for the upcoming PKN Guatemala City Vol. 2, and today's addition to the Tumblr blog is a proper poster for the event, which is taking place on August 4. Photos PechaKucha founders Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein were being interviewed today in their office (Klein Dytham architecture) for a magazine, and here's a quick shot as they were posing for a proper photo for the article. The setup surrounding them reveals the equipment used to record the greeting videos they always prepare and send to PKN city organizers for their first event, and for the city's Vol. 20. Calendar What can you expect over the weekend? First, on Friday, we have the following four events: PKN Champaign-Urbana Vol. 10, PKN Pune Vol. 5, PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 4, and PKN Tbilisi Vol. 2. On Saturday, we have PKN Latina Vol. 2, PKN Salt Spring Island Vol. 3, and PKN San Juan (Argentina) Vol. 7. Sunday will finish us off with PKN Shenzhen Vol. 11 and PKN Mendoza Vol. 5.
The Secret Lives of Cones
You thought they were just inanimate objects to be avoided, but now you'll never think of them the same way. In today's Presentation of the Day, "The Secret Lives of Cones" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 66, Joachim Müller-Lancé gives us a behind-the-curtain view into the colorful and obstructive lives of the common traffic cone (and their relatives). He speaks of cone racial diversity, their occasional devious social activities, and their prevalent, awful mistreatment by human beings.
How many of you can say you feel comfortable in the skin you're in? Jo Rowley talks about her various series of sculptures and how it expresses themes of identity, conformity, joy and peeking behind the curtain in reference to society. In "Thin/Second/Onion/Fish" from PKN Honolulu Vol. 17 she delves in to alter egos, and how her second self has allowed her to traverse in and out of differing states of being.
Unorthodox Approaches since 2010
Like our first PechaKucha Night, the seventh event to be hosted in Shenzhen was a charity event aimed at raising money for the victims of an earthquake. (English bellow). 这一期吱吱喳喳读图夜就 像我们第一期吱吱喳喳读图夜一样，是一个募捐的慈善活动，这次的募捐对象是经历了日本大地震后的当地居民。这次活动通过非营利性组织的支持，通过网络让全 球范围的人们一起来取帮助收到灾害影响的地区。在活动期间，共有来自不同领域的人士来参与募捐活动，支持日本灾后重建，有涂鸦艺术家，滑板运动员和电影艺 术家。现场还有DJ为我们带来的电子音乐。 This time Japan had been shaken by tragedy and PechaKucha Nights around the world came together globally via the internet to show solidarity and raise money to help rebuild the areas most affected by the disaster by supporting non-profit organisation "architecture forhumanity". In addition contributions from local graffiti artists, skatersand film projections, electro performers included DJ Curtain, DJ Cook and DJ Farm. 我们将会在9月6日欢乐海岸小巴黎法式餐厅举办第20期吱吱喳喳读图夜，在活动中我们将会颁发吱吱喳喳读图夜大奖，与大家一起庆祝吱吱喳喳读图夜深圳二十期庆典。记住这个日期，期待您当晚的到来。 The Kucha King Awards will be held during the Special 20th Pechakucha Night X HK/SZ Design Biennale on September 6 in Les Duos OCT Bay 7:00pm. Mark the date! 欢迎关注我们的公众微信平台留意活动最新消息 Follow our presenters-reviews and vote for your King by adding the official Wechat Riptide account: Riptide锐态
The day after PKN 3
WOW! What a PECHAKUCHA NIGHT! Volume 3, and we had a great turnout with an enthusiastic public! For this event, we had a start time of 7.20pm planned because of winter. Let's face it: winters in Erfurt in February can be cold, icy and snow flurries could appear at all hours. We wanted people to come and not be afraid of NOT getting home later. Fortunately, the temperatures were in 30s (F) or around 2°C. Only rain awaited us at the end of the evening. And our evening? I was already at the cafe at 6.15pm and saw that Ralf and Philip were still setting up the chairs for our event. Tim and Jesus arrived around 6.30, so they could practice a little for the musical interludes later. Victoria, our roving photgrapher, came a few minutes later and prepared mentally and physically for the evening ahead. After taking out the organizer's evening agenda, name tags for all presenters and organization team and PKN3 program, I was becoming a bit concerned because Hasnain was not yet there, and he was responsible for the computer set-up with Philip, the cafe's technician (and owner's son). Guests were already assembling in the restaurant/bar area of the cafe and were slowly becoming anxious to enter the closed-off seating area. By 7 o'clock, the curious guests were standing in anticipation of simply having the curtain drawn to allow entry to the PK venue. By that time, Victoria had taken a group picture of the organizers together with the presenters. As a team, we are always to fine-tune our PK events with something memorable for our presenters, as well as the audience. Music was an additional element that we added. At 7.20, we started promptly with me giving a short welcome to a packed house of at least 100 with others sitting on tables and pillows! People were even standing at the periphery. Tim and Jesus then came to the stage, and the two of them played two songs after Tim explained what these instruments had to do with the evening's program. The guitar and violin due was a big hit with our guests with applause to follow. Then we continued with the brief explanation of what a PECHAKUCHA talk is, how it all got started in 2003. The initial welcome video we had from Mark & Astrid was played now for the third time (third event), so that many of the new attendees could have a better understanding of the PK concept. Of course, we then proceeded to tell our audience about how we three organizers came to the idea of having a PK here in Erfurt. Yes, we have mentioned the story before, but we thought there would then be a connection of PK, English-language teaching, university and friends! After all, this kind of event really needs a team, and having such an event with international elements certainly enriches not only our lives, but I hope also the lives of those citizens of Erfurt. After having lived in so many metropolises from Istanbul to St Louis, I had often complained about the small-town profile of Erfurt, the capital city of Thuringia. If one cannot change locations so quickly, it is then necessary to make something happen on the homefront. Organizing such a PechaKucha event with German and English talks and presenters would be at least a start in bringing in some diversity into this city. Presentation 1 began with Ralf Neues who told us all about the FRANZ MEHLHOSE CAFE, the history of this man and then Ralf's own story as to how he became the owner (through an auction) and turned it into a cultural cafe with unusual activities on offer (from Xmas programs for children, live music concerts, silent film showings to PechaKucha nights). Then Frank Lorenz dazzled us with phonetics and how to understand how an English speaker can pronounce those difficult German sounds, especially all the ones with umlauts (ä, ö and ü). He had been a presenter in PK1 telling us how to take 3-D photographs without having the necessary camera. 'Das Geburt der Violine' / The Birth of a Violin was presented by Matthias Mische, another PK presenter (PK1 and PK2), and we all had an idea of how Tim came to his violin. Unfortunately, neither one mentioned how expensive such an instrument is nor how long it takes to actually make such an instrument (question to ask at another time). Hasnain announced the break and mentioned again that if anyone had an interest in presenting in June to please contact one of the organizers. Two people approached me about presenting in June and the break went by rather quickly as I took down their names, email addresses and particulars re their interest. Lo and behold, 25 minutes passed rather quickly and Jesus' guitar music trickled into the front restaurant area signalling the start of the second half of the evening. Presentation 4 began with Petra Eweleit as she told us about her story of first Russian instructor at the college, then the Fall of the Wall making it necessary to retool for another language which seemed to have more importance (ENGLISH), which all gave her a good foundation to become the project initiator and coordinator for FREMDE WERDEN FREUNDE (Strangers become friends). Jesus Ferdinand Alvarez, a Spaniard, continued with his story about his work as a Spanish lawyer, now working as a Spanish instructor and making music to give balance to his life! The international evening continued with Andrew Aris, a New Zealander living here in Erfurt for the last 12 years, sharing his Spirit of Football project, explaining the concept of involving children into sports via football, and the idea of Ein Ball, Eine Welt / One Ball, One World. After all the presentations were done, I thanked all the presenters, the owners of the cafe, Victoria, our photographer, and of course, the audience! The event finished around 9.15, but it was great to see people lingering, talking, socializing and networking, which is really what PECHAKUCHA NIGHTS are all about. A number of the guests came up to us afterwards with comments about the evening, and others approached us with ideas about talks for June. It was great to have enthusiastic people coming to us wanting to present because it is those kind of people that make the event. We have been fortunate for the last two events because Tim, Hasnain and I have always found presenters with stories to tell, and we believe that, with encouragement, that there are so many others who would enjoy sharing theirs with others. We want to provide that platform for them! On June 26, we plan for another exciting evening beginning at 8.20pm / 20.20. We look forward to seeing you there. Do you have an idea or concept or project that really interests you? and you want to share it? Tell us! Hast du eine Idee oder Konzept oder Projekt dass dich wirklich interessiert? und du willst es weitererzählen? Dann sag's uns! We welcome ideas and your comments. email@example.com Barbara (Tim and & Hasnain)
PechaKucha Night - Salt Lake City + Design Week
Salt Lake Design Week kicked off this week! From Oct. 12-18 there are incredible events every day. PechaKucha Night will take place this Friday, Oct. 16th starting at 7pm. Presenters start around 8pm. Grab an early dinner next door at Frida Bistro, then head to our venue for drinks, light food, and an extra serving of inspiration from our amazing presenters. Tyson Call - Writer/PhotographerAaron Nelson - Industrial DesignerAmy Caron - uber-multidisciplinary artistKortney Greer - Designer/illustratorDavid Brooks - Transdisciplinary Project DirectorPierre Langue - ArchitectD.J. Baxter - RDA Salt Lake City, DirectorGarret Martin + Phil Smallwood - GumcoPatrick Crowley - ChapulAlice Toler + Bobby Gittins - Artist & WriterNick Franchi - Digital Art DirectorJill Canales - Senior VP Design @ 3formDerek Kitchen - multi-discipline human Buy Now Aaron Nelson is a designer, musician, soccer fan, and family guy. At Atmosphere Studios he helps design branded interiors and exhibits for a swarm of international clients. Atmosphere Studios specializes in developing environments for events, trade shows, retail interiors and corporate spaces. Their clients include: Adidas, Patagonia, Prana, and the BBC. Tyson Call is a writer, photographer, and motorcycle riding jack of many trades. If you didn't see him in a dapper suit riding in the Distinguished Gentleman's ride, you might have seen him behind the lens of his vintage Leica camera. Tyson is a nationally published writer and photographer with work in Iron & Air and a local contributor to SLUG magazine among others.
City Focus: Aalen
Our "City Focus" this week heads to the German City of Aalen, home to the mysterious underground world of Tiefer Stollen, tunnels of retired iron mines beneath the city where the air so extremely clean and dust-free that treatments are offered to soothe asthma and other kinds of respiratory and allergic problems. That's a breath of fresh air! Everybody, cheer for Aalen on their 24th volume this week! Check out their presentation archive and keep your eyes and ears peeled for their upcoming presentations!