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Is it a Mistake or...?

BY TATYANA TSVELODUB
@ VOL 7 ON FEB 22, 2012

Mistake or ...? Why do people make mistakes? Why do we make mistakes with simple little things? Misspeaking, forgeting names, confusing dates... We frequently use the expression, "I did not mean it THAT way!" -- who wanted to say it THAT WAY, and why? Paying attention to our unintentional actions, we can find out what seems to be unknown to ourselves. What does "Freudian slip" really mean? (in Ukrainian)

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Teaching Kids to Fail

BY MAURYA COUVARES
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 16, 2014

Maurya Couvares tackles the difficult task of teaching kids to fail, and helping them to learn from their mistakes. 

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Fehler - Tragödie, 1. Teil

BY BARBARA RAICH
@ VOL 6 ON NOV 27, 2014

To err is human. Barbara Raich and Tom Mühlberger studied at different universities but both wrote their bachelor thesis about mistakes in the context design and time. New they are colleagues at work and today they are talking about the fact that mistakes cost time, money and nerves... But are mistakes always bad or do we most learn by our mistakes?

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Art, Mistakes, & Process

BY SAMANTHA LEDBETTER
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 14, 2015

Samantha Ledbetter is an artist and student that enjoys doing her work at the local coffee shop, Sneaky Beans. She gives a spirited presentation on her process from blank sheet of paper to botanical inspired artwork. We watch one piece evolve from beginning to end through the course of 20 images

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The Wonderful World of Mishaps

BY CAMILLA HOLCROFT
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 08, 2015

Camilla Holcroft speaks on spelling mistakes, tabloid front pages and mishaps from all over; how mistakes can often end up making the best result.

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Should Have Known Better

BY T'NEALLE JOIE
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 30, 2015

20 life lessons in 20 seconds each. Hand drawn and delivered to you by T'Nealle Joie.

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Experiments, Restrictions, and Happy Mistakes

BY MARTIN JUSTESEN
@ 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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Schoonheid en imperfectie

BY IRENE CECILE
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 10, 2016

De schoonheid van illustraties en tekeningen zit hem vaak in de eenvoud en imperfectie. Misschien is dat wel wat illustrator Irene Cécile zo fijn vindt aan haar werk. En dat je altijd mag blijven knoeien, klungelen en spelen. Of dat dat misschien zelfs wel móet.
www.irenececile.com
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Embrace Mistakes, Laughter, and Connections

BY JANICE BANNISTER
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 05, 2016

Mistakes are a wonderful part of life. You can't prepare or plan for them.

Janice Bannister shares a journey through Scientific and personal mistakes that lead to new inventions and new connections in her life. And how laughter is always the best way to cope with life's mistakes.

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Restrictions, experiments and beautiful mistakes in design.

BY VITALY ROGATKIN
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 27, 2017

Vitaly Rogatkin is a graphical designer. He will tell about personal experience of on purpose self-restriction in design. Which tools and techniques to choose to make «beautiful» mistakes. 

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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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Nine PKN Beginner Mistakes

Struggling while putting together your PechaKucha Night presentation? Software developer Hamlet D'Arcy presented at the inaugural PKN Minneapolis back in April, and shares this list of what he considers to be "9 Beginner Mistakes."

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More Magazine Library, a 3000-seat Venue for Koszalin, and a 'Raucous' Night in Nishinomiya

Let's take a look at what's happening in PechaKucha today. Presentations As we promised yesterday, we continue to share presentations from last Friday's special PechaKucha event at the Magazine Library exhibition. Today you can hear Antonin Gaultier talk about his new digital Tokyo fashion magazine, De Rigueur (available for Kindle), and Tokyo-based designer Ian Lynam shares some of the magazine titles that have had a big impact on him. Posters Two new posters today on our Tumblr blog, starting with the one (above) for the upcoming PKN Koszalin Vol. 9 (on May 25). You see a piece of the amazing venue where it will be held in it, and below, a better look. You'll also find the beautifully illustrated poster for PKN Barcelona Vol. 16. It's the Koszalin Amphitheatre, and it can hold 3000 spectators -- that's PKN Tel Aviv territory! Events We of course have a few new galleries of event photos to point out, and the photo above is an oldie but goodie, from PKN Beirut Vol. 8 (the most recent event in that city was last week's Vol. 14).PKN Ferrol Vol. 7 -- you'll also find a video of the entire evening A special event in the town of Skorping, organized by PKN Aalborg's Annette Scheibel (photos by Mathies Brinkmann) [Flickr]PKN Manizales Vol. 2 [Flickr]Here we have a report from PKN Nishinomiya organizer Brent Jones on the city's recent PKN Vol. 12:Friday, April 13 (that's right . . . Friday the 13th) was another raucous night of creativity and fun at CUBE in Nishinomiya. We continue to attract an eclectic mix of presenters, and this beautiful Spring night was no exception. We started the evening by showing Mark Dytham’s PechaKucha Global Events presentation from the PKN website. We explained to the audience that we are locked into our set events (because our venue is a school), but that we try to promote these events as much as we can. Our first live presenter was Teruko Ashida, who introduced her organic fruit farm in Amagasaki and the events she holds there. Peter Sterlacci followed up with a lively introduction to Personal Branding. Shuji Narita came next with a humorous look at common English mistakes made by Japanese, and he was followed by Carmen Tamas and Shawn White swapping musings about the charms of Japan and Romania. Our Beer Break was followed by a PKN formatted workshop on Old School Hip Hop by Warren Decker. Natsuko Shiraishi then introduced her work with groups of indigenous Mangyan on the island of Mindoro in the Philippines. The audience was then treated to the trials and tribulations of learning how to scull by Richard Miller, and Wes Lang rounded out the night with a poetic look at Unkai, or the sea of clouds that can be viewed from various summits in Japan. We again enlisted the help of several students in introducing the presenters and keeping the evening full of unexpected twists and turns, and are already looking forward to PKN Nishinomiya Volume 13 on July 6th.Calendar As we mentioned yesterday, tonight (May 15) you can look forward to PKN Helsingborg Vol. 8, and then tomorrow night (May 16) Wagga Wagga will be hosting its PKN Vol. 6.

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The Fear of Sharks, Learning from Villains, and the Making of a PKN in Cagliari

Presentations We all have irrational fears, and for quite a few, sharks top the list of that which is most feared. In this presentation (from PKN Louisville Vol. 3), Paul Sirek goes beyond the Jaws of Spielberg, and reveals the true nature of these creatures. And what can we learn from the most villainous villains of them all? In his presentation (in Portuguese, from PKN Sao Paulo Vol. 10), Nicolas Vargas takes a stab at listing 10 super villains, and explains the important lessons he has learned from their mistakes. Posters We end the week with a few new posters on the Tumblr blog, including the one pictured above, for a special edition PKN happening in Chicago on July 19, as well as posters for PKN Las Palmas Vol. 7, and for PKN Erlangen Vol. 3 and 5. Here's more on that special event in Chicago: WHEN LESS IS MORE... In association with the Society of Architectural Historians, PechaKucha Night Chicago heads for a summer road trip to the Louis Sullivan designed Charnley House in Chicago's Gold Coast. An intimate venue to be sure (so we wont get three hundred in there). Get tickets early and enjoy this amazing Chicago treasure - for one night only - invaded by PechaKucha Night. All ages show. Information at Facebook. The officially fantastic poster of this Volume is designed by Akemi Hong for the SAH. And watch out for another downtown extra Volume in mid August. Also in a very cool venue... Video It's been a week of videos, and so why not end it with another one, this time covering the recent PKN Cagliari Vol. 3, both the event itself and behind-the-scenes. Calendar Here's what you can expect in terms of PK action over the weekend. First, tonight (July 6), you'll find the following three events: PKN Nishinomiya Vol. 13, PKN Pisa Vol. 2, and PKN Castellon de la Plana Vol. 1. On Saturday, there's PKN Shenzhen Vol. 11, and PKN Marseille-Provence Vol. 19, which marks that city's 5th anniversary. On Sunday, you can catch PKN Christchurch Vol. 14 -- see this post for more on that event, and an update on post-earthquake Christchurch.

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Plus: A Non-Chronological Story of Gleeful Self-Deprecation

How would you like to slip around a basement coated with laundry soap, or eat 3 cheeseburgers before riding a rollercoaster? In today's Presentation of the Day, "Plus: A Non-Chronological Story of Gleeful Self-Deprecation" from Table XI's October Table Talks: My Worst Idea, JC Grubbs (of software developer DevMynd) reverses the flow of time and recounts eight of his favorite mistakes, each one more inane than the last. His gaffes are not all for naught, however -- he encourages us to "keep making enormously huge mistakes, do it with gusto, tell the stories, and hopefully some of them will end up good."

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A HUGE MISTAKE - JOEL SPEASMAKER

Meet Joel Speasmaker. He will be speaking at A HUGE MISTAKE Joel Speasmaker is the proprietor of forest design, a Los Angles based Graphic Design Studio. Joel has served as the art director for Anthem magazine, comics editor for Swindle, co-creative director for Spacebomb Records and is currently the creative director of renowned Soccer magazine, Howler.  

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A HUGE MISTAKE - JACQUELINE SUSKIN

Jacqueline Suskin will be speaking at A HUGE MISTAKE  Jacqueline is a writer, performance poet and artist based in Los Angeles. She is the author of two books, the latest entitled Go Ahead & Like It available April 28, 2015 from Ten Speed Press of Penguin Random House. Known for her ongoing work with a piece she calls "Poem Store," Suskin composes on-demand poetry for customers who choose both a topic and a price in exchange for a unique verse. Poem Store has been her main occupation since 2009 and has taken her around the country with her typewriter in tow. Suskin has been featured in New York Times, T Magazine, LA Times, Time Out LA, as well as other publications and has performed at events for various organizations including Art Basel, Los Angeles Contemporary, Art of Elysium and SF MOMA. Recently she collaborated with fashion brands Alice + Olivia and Nasty Gal, finding endless ways to bring poetry into the mainstream. 

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From Speaking To Spelling

“You need to sing nursery rhymes, play I spy, make up stories and read books together; What children know about their spoken language affects how quickly they learn to read or write.” In From Speaking to Spelling from PechaKucha Night Coventry’s 22nd Volume, Researcher Helen Breadmore speaks of the interconnectedness between spoken and written language. In young children, because the learning process typically undergoes a particular pattern, one can learn a lot from the pattern of their mistakes.

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My Intangible Collection

"They are permanent records of somebody's big mistake." In My Intangible Collection at PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 20, Holly Briggs shares how her keen interest in other's unfortunate mishaps on the road have led her to pursue a hobby of photographing these colorful mistakes.