BROOKLYN Search Results: “midway island”

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A Vision for an Improved LaGuardia

@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

Jim Venturi's proposes to relocate prisoners from Riker's Island, bulldoze the island, and expand LaGuardia Airport to create a more "multi-borough" mindset, connect commuter rail to the entire city, and increase transit-based development in the Bronx and Queens. 

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Wearable Technology for All

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Jensin Wallace relates her trip to Slovenia to collaborate with a man suffering from tetraplegia to create custom smart clothing to assist him on a day to day basis - all controlled by his cell phone! Wow!

Jensin was trained as textile textile designer at the Rhode Island School of Design and experimented with how to make sound and emotions tangible. After getting some experience in the luxury fashion industry, she went back to school and received a Masters of Design focusing in fashion and technology. Currently she works as a sweater technical designer for a high end women's label in NYC.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, November 9th, 2015. 

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New York: City on a Grid

@ VOL 7 ON DEC 04, 2015

Actor David Duchovny (!) says of Gerard Koeppel's new book: “ I’ve spent most of my life walking the straight lines of the world’s greatest city, and have never thought to ask: Is this a different shape from other cities, and if so, why, and who did it? Koeppel’s book answers these questions, in an easygoing, good-humored manner, with interesting facts unearthed on nearly every page. This is one of those books you always wished would be written, and here it is. Indispensable for anyone interested in the history of New York and cities generally, and bound to fuel cocktail conversations up, down, and across the city for years to come.”

Listen here for a whirlwind history of NY's grid as it develops!

Gerard Koeppel writes history, mostly New York related, but also in anything from magazines and journals to historical signage in city parks. He was also a captain of a charter sailboat, an awful law student, a licensed hack (out of a Greenwich Village taxi garage), and then, for many years, a radio reporter/writer/editor/producer, mostly with CBS News.

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Message in a Bottle

@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

George Boorujy was born and bred in New Providence New Jersey, and now lives in Brooklyn, along with almost everyone else. He is represented by P.P.O.W. gallery in New York, and teaches at the School of Visual Arts. 

Check out George's project, New York Pelagic, here!

Read about the bottle that washed up on a beach in France here!

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Bringing a Big Boat Back to Life

@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

Liz McEnaney is an urban historian and preservatioist who has worked in exotic locales such as Maputo, New Delhi, and even New York City! She co-founded BldgBlok - an app that provides tourists with location-based historic content.

Liz's latest restoration project is a big one! The SS Columbia - America's oldest excursion steamship - is making its way back to the Hudson River - listen to her tale of bringing the ship back to life!

Learn more about the SS Columbia project here


SITEWIDE Search Results: “midway island”

Amok Island
Artist/Designer in Perth/Amsterdam


Salt Spring Island @ The Barn
Jun 04, 2011


Phillip Island @ Trenavin Chapel
Apr 17, 2011


Salt Spring Island @ The Barn
Aug 27, 2011


Phillip Island @ Trenavin Chapel
Nov 13, 2011


Phillip Island @ Trenavin Chapel
Feb 19, 2012


Salt Spring Island @ The Barn
Jul 28, 2012


Phillip Island @ Trenavin Chapel
Jun 16, 2013


Salt Spring Island @ The Barn
Sep 20, 2013


Kagoshima @ Maruya gardens
Jan 31, 2014


Stonington @ Stonington Opera House
Oct 22, 2014

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Little Island Management

@ VOL 67 ON DEC 02, 2009

Mari Kojima talks about her life and her little island -- Japan -- as seen through the viewfinder of her camera. Find more of Mari's brilliant and elegant photography and art on her blog.

"Presentation of the Day" on October 25, 2013.

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Island Sky

@ VOL 15 ON APR 20, 2012

Richard Groden is one of the founders of Island Sky. In his presentation, he talks about its project to extract water from air and turn it into pure drinking water for areas where water is scarce or contaminated. Their goal is not just to produce drinkable water, but also to educate people on the important of sustainability in developing countries. (in English)
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An Island of Beauty and Opportunity

@ VOL 19 ON NOV 15, 2013

Claire and Carly Weinberg, sisters and founders of Dulse & Rugosa, share their story of how they transformed the island they grew up on into a natural skin care business based on the botanicals grown on the island. Like most businesses, theirs was hard to start and they faced particular challenges with living on a remote island. The risk was worth taking since it meant they could recreate the unique island community.  

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Island Time Machine

@ VOL 24 ON AUG 14, 2015

“The goal is to try and make commentary on sociopolitical issues– things I see happening in the news.”

In "Island Time Machine" from PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol. 24, Culture Shocka shares his creative and culturally driven graphic design work. In his pieces, he utilizes a Modern and Minimalist-inspired approach, mixing equal parts Cartoon and Graphic Design influences. 

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Hart Island (NY)

@ VOL 16 ON FEB 23, 2016

Sinds 1869 worden ongeclaimde en ongeïdentificeerde New Yorkers begraven op Hart Island. Bram Broerse van het Utrechtse ontwerpbureau Studio AIRPORT heeft de website ontworpen van het Hart Island Project, waarop bezoekers verhalen kunnen achterlaten over mensen die begraven liggen op Hart Island.

Studio AIRPORT bedacht een methode om te meten hoe lang begraven mensen uit de geschiedenis verdwenen zijn, getiteld ‘The Clocks of Anonymity’. Een klok begint te lopen vanaf het moment dat iemand op het eiland begraven is. Zodra een bezoeker een verhaal, foto, of video plaatst stopt de klok met tikken.

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Setouchi - Island-hopping Treasure Hunt

@ VOL 15 ON JUN 15, 2017

Margot Douglas, a practicing artist of 25 years describes herself as a sometime artists, full-time travel aspirant looking for new adventures. As a Designer/maker silversmith, she shares some of her second life as mixed media artist & photographer and her time Island-hopping in Japan's Setouchi Island art world. 


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No Man Is An Island

@ VOL 15 ON AUG 18, 2017

Super talented and awards winning graphic designer Oliver Siegenthaler claims his lack of drawing skills made him a better designer, by forcing him to work harder and learn to create successful teams.

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An Asylum on an Isolated Island

@ VOL 31 ON SEP 14, 2017

It`s about to get a little spooky in here. Being the wonderful storytelling that she is, J.H. Moncrieff takes into the abandoned island in Italy and takes us on a haunted visual tour.  

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@ VOL 36 ON JUL 13, 2018

Island das Land der Feen und Geysire. Viele haben schon darüber gelesen oder gehört. Marit Riedel war im Rahmen eines Projektes dort und berichtet uns vor ihren phänomenalen Eindrücken.



It wasn't that long ago that we were celebrating having hit over 400 cities in the global PechaKucha city count -- it was back in April -- and here we are now at 426, with still more to add and register. At this rate, we may very well hit 500 by the end of the year. Here then is a list of the latest cities to join our big happy family: Fort Worth, Salt Spring Island, Blue Hill, Wakefield, Phillip Island, and New Plymouth.

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PKN Salt Spring Island Vol. 1

The second PechaKucha Night in Salt Spring Island is set for next week (August 27) -- see the list of presenters on the official event page -- but here's a look at the first event, held in early June at The Barn (an appropriate name, we think).

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PKN Phillip Island Vol. 2

Who says a PechaKucha Night can't be held in a chapel? In this post we share a few photos from last month's PechaKucha Night in Phillip Island Vol. 2, held at the Trenavin Chapel -- you'll find the full list of presenters on the event page. And as you'll see in the photos, the venue certainly didn't affect our PK tradition of "thinking and drinking." Please note that PKN Phillip Island Vol. 3 is set for February 19.

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Photos of PKN Tenerife Vol. 8

The Spanish island of Tenerife held their PKN Vol. 8 in the middle of the Tenerife Design Festival back in October. Here's a small photo-set showing how that event went down.

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3/11 and ArchiAid

Today marks the anniversary of 3/11 -- the earthquake/tsunami disaster that affected the northern regions of Japan in 2011 -- and so we will be featuring presentations all week that relate to the topic. We will also release an updated version of our Inspire Japan ebook later this week, with new presentations (you can download it for free from the iBookstore).We kick things off with this reconstruction project by SANAA on the island of Miyato, with the goal of maintaining the traditional lifestyle of the locals, and to preserve the sights and island nature (as with most of the presentations on the ArchiAid Channel, it is in Japanese, but with English subtitles). It was part of a special "PechaKucha x ArchiAid" event, and you can still offer support by donating through the button you'll find on the presentation page -- money raised goes to the "Core House" project.

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PechaKucha Phillip Island vol 4

What talent! On Sunday June 16 2013, PechaKucha Vol 4 saw Geoffrey Carran and Rowena Martinich, Cory White, Sally Land, Josephine Kent (on behalf of Creative Gippsland Arts Festival "Gatescape"), John Janssen, Simon Curphey, Natasha Williams, Graeme Burgan, Mike Cleeland, Stephen Fullarton, David White and Robyn Miller take to the Trenavin Chapel stage for an evening of inspiration, creativity and entertainment.  Thank you all!  

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Little Island Management

In today's Presentation of the Day, "Little Island Management" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 67, Mari Kojima haphazardly, yet hilariously, speaks in a stream-of-consciousness fashion on her photography, her past, and her artistic themes. She elaborates on the idea that the photographer learns about his/her desires through the act of viewing and shooting the world with their instrument.

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PechaKucha with Christmas twist

On twilight evening of the december we gathered to have third PechaKucha Night and Christmas Party onthe upstairs of the Pori Taidemuseo. We heard about Open Cafe consept, saw spectacular pictures from Island and Oslo, experienced planning process trought the scetches and have warm mulled wine and gingerbread. Rest of the evening we watched delightful presentations from PechaKucha website. Jingle bells! :)


Pecha Kucha Tees Off

It's baacck - the night before Halloween, but not at all spooky. Locals never cease to amaze us and there are some great presenters lined up, including two very brave teenagers with incredible stories to tell We love to share venues that you might not have visited before and this time Pecha Kucha night will be held at the Poverty Bay GOLF CLUB, upstairs, with a stunning view of Te Kuri o Paoa: Young Nick's Head and the golf link Our dear friends at the Gisborne Herald have made the event their lead online gig for the week - check it out here:  and why would we try and explain the phenomem of Pecha Kucha when Kristine Walsh has such a great way with words that sums it all up right here: See you at the golf course right next to Midway Beach - just another fantastic night in paradise        

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Island Time Machine

“The goal is to try and make commentary on sociopolitical issues– things I see happening in the news.” In Island Time Machine from PechaKucha Night Honolulu’s 24th Volume, Presenter Culture Shocka gives an eye-catching display of his portfolio. It doesn’t take long to spot the cultural influences in his vibrant work. In an attempt to reduce what could be lost in translation from his mind to yours, he uses a Modern and Minimalist-inspired approach, mixing equal parts Cartooning and Graphic Design.