BROOKLYN Search Results: “waterways”
Message in a Bottle
BY GEORGE BOORUJY
@ 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!
SITEWIDE Search Results: “waterways”
Car Beauty Center
Feb 23, 2017
Queenstown Primary School
Mar 31, 2017
Nov 18, 2017
Blacksburg Sustainability Week 2018, Powered by PechaKucha
Powered by PechaKucha
Alexander Black House
Sep 19, 2018
Nov 29, 2018
Getting it Just Right
BY DAVID KERNICK
@ VOL 2
ON JUN 26, 2014
As a local surf life-saver and regular ski-paddler, David Kernick has spent many years on the beautiful local waterways or surfing the beaches. His view of the local area comes from a different perspective to most as he regularly paddles in the late afternoon light and has seen many spectacular sunsets. This passion for water and low light is reflected in much of his photographic work and he enjoys the peacefulness and serenity of shooting nature, water, and landscapes. David also loves the social interaction of portrait photography and watching his subjects develop in confidence, capturing their personalities and in particular seeing the smile on their faces when they see the final product.
"Presentation of the Day" on September 15, 2014.
Consumer Culture and Environmental Art
BY ALISON MCDONALD
@ VOL 9
ON SEP 03, 2015
Alison McDonald's works of art are intended to draw out a conversation on consumer culture and environmental concerns. Through her work, Alison aims to educate positively about stewardship of our planet and in particular, our waterways.
Restoring waterways in the Burdekin
Senior Field Officer NQ Dry Tropics
Restoring waterways in the Burdekin
Burdekin farms are the filters through which water enters the reef, and farmers are also great fishermen. Scott is going to tell us about the work farmers are doing to improve reef water quality.
Nearby Nature and Transformation at Four Mile Run
BY KURT MOSER
@ VOL 2
ON NOV 07, 2018
Something remarkable has been going on at Four Mile Run Park, a trail and waterway that passes through urban industrial areas in northern Virginia, USA. After decades of pollution and neglect, through the efforts of volunteers, the area is coming back to life. Kurt Moser, president of the Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation, details how we can sometimes transform nature around us to positive effect.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Poster for PKN Bemidji Vol. 10
Bemidji will soon be celebrating its 10th PechaKucha Night (on January 19), and here's a look at the lovely poster for the event, designed by Erik Evensen (Evensen Creative). Below, more details about the event (and you'll also find the list of presenters with links on the official event page).Bemidji’s PechaKucha chapter has been up and running for over a year, and January will bring its tenth night of presentation perfection! If you haven’t attended a PechaKucha Night yet, it’s time to see what all the fuss is about. Come to the New City Ballroom (Hungry Bear) at 6:30, Thursday, January 19th to enjoy this free community event. These speakers are ready to share their stories on January 19th: Brett Cease: Voyage between the waterways of Bemidji and Ely via canoe John Eggers: Suggested Topics For Your PK Presentation Natalie Gille: Bicycle Commuting in Bemidji Ashley Phoenix: Minnesota Conservation Corps Kristi Wells-Saiger: Fishing in the Florida Keys Tammy Schotzko: I Am A Survivor Art Stoller: Dogsledding Another exciting component of Bemidji’s PKN is local art and artists. The PKN team is proud to welcome Jake Baggenstross, visual artist; Jane Carlstrom, fiber artist; Todd Geiger, nature photographer; and Terry Honstad, mixed media artist.
Re-Thinking Maps and Mapping
By Jess Dunkin, On the Land Programs Consultant, NWT Recreation and Parks Association In late May, the NWT Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA) and the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC) co-hosted the second of four PechaKucha Nights slated to happen in Yellowknife this year. The theme of this evening was Maps and Mapping, a topic which clearly resonated with Yellowknifers, as once again we had to add seats at the last minute! You can read about the first PechaKucha here. Maps are more than tools for navigation. They are also rich historical and cultural objects that tell us something about how we see the world. This makes them ripe for analysis and reflection, a fact that was amply demonstrated by the evening’s six presenters. MC Mike Mitchell introducing the evening (Photo: NWTRPA) The PechaKucha opened with a funny and thoughtful introduction by the snappily dressed MC for the evening Mike Mitchell. With a hand full of well-worn maps from his travels in British Columbia, South America, and the NWT, Mike demonstrated how maps remind us of journeys taken, people encountered, and experiences had. The first presenter was Yellowknife-based photographer Fran Hurcomb, who spent her 6 minutes and 40 seconds “unrolling” what might be the country’s longest map: a 128-foot long map of the Dehcho (Mackenzie River). After explaining how the map was used by boat captains navigating Canada’s longest river, we journeyed with Fran, her partner Dave, and their daughter from Hay River to Inuvik. This trip formed the basis for an exhibition at the museum a few years ago that linked archival photographs and her own images to points on the map. (Photo: Fran Hurcomb) The second presentation, which was delivered bySteve Schwarz, transported those gathered at the museum, from the NWT’s waterways to the skyways. Steve, a remote sensing analyst with the GNWT, demonstrated how satellite images and aerial photographs can help us to map, monitor, and better understand landscape change from forest fires in the Tłı̨chǫ to shoreline erosion on the Arctic Coast to slumps in the Gwich’in Settlement Area. Steve was followed by Rajiv Rawat, a mapmaker and media/tech specialist at the PWNHC with an almost encyclopaedic knowledge of the fantasy genre. Rajiv wowed the audience with his engaging analysis of maps and representations of the North in fantasy literature, films, and television shows. From the fourth presenter, Ingrid Kritsch, Research Director of the Gwich’in Tribal Council Department of Cultural Heritage (formerly the Gwich’in Social and Cultural Institute), we learned the story behind the Gwich’in Place Names project. Since 1992, the GTC has worked with elders and knowledge holders to gather information about named places in the Gwich’in Settlement Region. This information has formed the backbone of the Gwich’in Place Names Digital Atlas and a series of place-name maps produced by the GTC. Simon Whitehouse with the Rand McNally Geo-Physical Globe (Photo: Simon Whitehouse) Next, local journalist Simon Whitehouse reported on research he conducted while a graduate student into the history of the Rand McNally Geo-Physical Earth Globes. Long before the crew of Apollo 8 photographed the earth from space, these large globes (they measured six feet in diameter and weighed more than 400lbs!) allowed Americans to see a realistic interpretation of the world they inhabited. Simon also demonstrated how the globes captured advancements in various postwar sciences including geology, cartography, ecology, and space science. The evening’s final presenter was Tom Andrews. Before he accepted a position as an archaeologist with the GNWT, Tom worked for the Dene Nation on the Dene Mapping Project, a traditional land use and occupancy survey of Denendeh. The project team worked with 600 Dene and Metis trappers to document their land use on large maps. What is less well-know about the project is the long and tedious process of computerizing the information gathered during the many interviews, something that become abundantly clear during after Tom’s presentation. The Mapping Project has inspired and furnished data for other regional mapping project including the Sahtu Atlas and the aforementioned Gwich’in Place Names Atlas. Pop-up exhibit on maps and mapping (Photo: NWTRPA) In addition to the six presentations, the night featured a pop-up exhibit about maps and mapping that included a map roller used on board the CCGS Tembah, panels from the Gwich’in Place Names project, Bonnie Fournier’s art maps, and information about a mapping project graduate student Amanda DeGray is undertaking with the Yellowkives Dene. Bonnie Fournier with her art maps (Photo: NWTRPA) Arctic Tern furnished the presenters with maps as thanks for all of their hardwork. If you missed the event, some of the presentations are available here.
PechaKucha Townsville's International Year of the Reef
A wonderful series of talks raising awareness about the value and importance of coral reefs and as a community what we can do to save them! Thank you to all of our inspiring speakers: David Wachenfeld - Our Reef needs YOU! Adam Smith - Reef Restoration James Shultz - Reef credits initiative Scott Fry - Restoring waterways in the Burdekin Michael Pope - Art of the Reef Kailash Cook - How we can all help coral reefs Sascha Thyer - Aquarium swimming in energy savings Sofia Fortunato - Coral reef scientist to children’s author