TOWNSVILLE Search Results: “wooden instruments”

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Heirloom Woodworking

@ VOL 12 ON JUL 20, 2016

For Joel Dubbeld, working with wood is one the most delightful things to do - ever. To share his experiences with others is a great privilege.


SITEWIDE Search Results: “wooden instruments”


Midcoast @ Watt's Hall
Apr 11, 2014


Vancouver @ The Vogue Theatre
Jul 03, 2014


Dumaguete @ Byblos at Oriental Hall
Feb 05, 2015


Dnipropetrovsk @ I business incubator and coworking hub
Feb 11, 2015


Springfield OH @ The Hub Gallery
Jul 03, 2015


Pittsfield @ Berkshire Museum
Feb 18, 2016

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ Albergue SCM
Nov 24, 2015


Kyoto @ MTRL Kyoto
May 20, 2017


Calgary @ Royal Canadian Legion Branch 1
Jun 04, 2018


Kaliningrad @ CityJazz Club
Apr 19, 2018

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The Incredible Stories of Wooden Buildings

@ VOL 8 ON JUL 14, 2012

The presentation contains stories about wooden buildings that were realised in the Czech Republic by Martin Rajnis and his students. The buildings are inspired by traditional dwellings found in many parts of the world, that are friendly to the environment and, for the most part, very cheap. Martin also points out the bureaucratic system that affects Czech building policies. (in Czech)

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Denis d'or

@ VOL 1 ON JUL 25, 2012

David Lobpreis introduces the Denis d'or (, the first electric musical instrument built in Znojmo, around 1750. (in Czech)

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Apprenticing: A Path Towards Personal Growth & Fulfillment

@ VOL 21 ON APR 11, 2014

Lance Lee has long been an advocate for apprenticing in traditional wooden boatbuilding and is founder of the Apprenticeshops in Maine and Russia and co-founder of Atlantic Challenge International. He believes making, doing, experiencing and apprenticing to a craft leads people towards caring lives governed by practiced rather than professed integrity. Having flunked retirement, Lance is initiating another boatbuilding program in Nobleboro, Maine.

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Wooden Handle


Alex Mowat presents his product of wooden handles for public toilets, and be easy to use for those who need them. Taking many into account who will need assistance to be able to go to the bathroom, wooden handles are much more friendlier than your common ice cold steal handle bars. From the type of wood, to how it should be shaped, and using disinfectant oil on the wood itself, is all thought out. Insuring a safe and comfortable expeirence to everyone who uses them. 

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Wooden Accessories - Gleb Badanov

@ VOL 12 ON FEB 11, 2015

Marisha Arutyunova talks about his work and career as a wood crafter. He speaks in detail about the design of his wooden Iphone case and other hand made wooden accessories. 

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Monk Drums

@ VOL 11 ON OCT 10, 2015

John Laweka presents the work of Monk Drums, drums locally crafted by the hands of the desert dwelling monks of Chaparral, NM.

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The Precipitron; Industrial Vernaculars & Environmental Instruments

@ VOL 25 ON OCT 06, 2016

A quick glimpse into climate control history, in the vein of Banham's Well-Tempered Environment: The imagery/narrative starts from my parent's air-cleaning Precipitron installation (WWII-era Pittsburgh) and uses it as an armature for sketching the socio-technical construction of atmosphere, enclosure, and air-pollution regulation . First, it situates ‘electrostatic precipitator’ technology and development within the much longer battles over coal smoke control and nuisance abatement, from progressive politics back to rants about London's acidic coal-smog, in Evelyn’s Fumifugium (1661). Second, it will looks at the mid-century commercial and domestic markets for Westinghouse's Precipitrons, examining the liberal, gendered approaches to pollution (and consumption) in the American context. It will conclude by reviewing today’s electrostatic environment, extrapolating and visualizing the current links between our everyday power use and Precipitron installations, estimating annual particulate capture under the EPA's Clean Power Legislation.

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Cycling to Mekka on a wooden bike

@ VOL 23 ON APR 18, 2018

Mohammed Kechouh and Rudy van der Aar decided to ride from Maassluis (the Netherlands) to Mekka on bicycles made out of wood. One of the goals of this journey was to promote sustainability. One TEAM with one green task: to motivate people to live a more sustainable life. Together Each Achieves More.

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Can't Sing, Can't Play, Did it Anyway

@ VOL 35 ON JUN 07, 2018

In “can’t sing, can’t play, did it anyway” David Goody talks about his DIY pathway to musical success using bizarre instruments and songs about the Coventry Ring Road & Spon End Santa. 


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Being a Designer in Today's Market and The Art of Paola Viadana

Chris Byrne is a furniture designer and maker, and you could also describe him as whimsical, smart, witty and insightful. In this presentation (from PKN Blue Mountains Vol. 1), he discusses what it means to be a designer in today’s market.  Paola Viadana is a painter and expert in languages, and is interested in art and primitive symbolism. She pursues ongoing research using art, and in her later works increasingly with the use of photographic instruments. Since 1996, she has participated in fifteen group exhibitions and five solo shows. This presentation (in Italian, from PKN Genoa Vol. 1) covers some of her work.

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Being an Independent Farmer in Central Texas, Wooden Buildings in Ostrava, and a Teaser Video from PKN Trnava

Presentations Linda Perez was born and raised in San Antonio. Over the course of her life, she has cleaned hominid fossils and taught secondary school in Kenya, done research at Harvard University and conducted a health care survey in the Andes Mountains, helped initiate sustainable agriculture and rural businesses in Zambia and assisted in HIV/AIDS awareness & prevention in Swaziland. Since 1993, she has overseen the development of a herd of Beefmaster cattle on her 300-acre L&M Ranch, 40 minutes south of San Antonio. Her presentation (from PKN San Antonio Vol. 6) focuses on her life as an independent, organic farmer in the heart of Texas. This presentation (in Czech, from PKN Ostrava Vol. 8) contains stories about wooden buildings that were realised in the Czech Republic by Martin Rajnis and his students. The buildings are inspired by traditional dwellings found in many parts of the world, that are friendly to the environment and, for the most part, very cheap. Martin also points out the bureaucratic system that affects Czech building policies. Posters Today's addition to the Tumblr blog comes in the form of a trio of posters for the upcoming PKN that's set to happen on October 26 in Orlando -- although V6 appears on the poster, this is in fact the series' Vol. 7, and you'll find the full list of presenters on the official event page. Video Today we have a great video teaser to share for the upcoming PKN Trnava Vol. 5, which will be part of the Grape Festival, one of the biggest music festivals in Slovakia.   Calendar Today (August 22) you can catch the following two events: PKN Cairns Vol. 5 and PKN Durban Vol. 8. Tomorrow, you have the following three PKNs to choose from: PKN Edinburgh Vol. 19, PKN San Antonio Vol. 7, and PKN Vladimir Vol. 7.

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Morgan's Organ - 100 and Out!

In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 100), we look at "Morgan's Organ," a series of monthly solo keyboard improvisation concerts by British artist/musician Morgan Fisher, featuring his collection of rare and vintage instruments, his light paintings, and his collection of avant-garde and unusual videos. The series started at SuperDeluxe at the same time as PechaKucha Night and will reach #100 (and end) almost ten years later, on March 28, 2013.

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Orée is a maker of beautiful wooden keyboards, and at next week's Vol. 103, Yasunobu Takata will be on hand to tell the story of how such a product came about.南フランスのデザイン機器会社「Orée」の高田泰伸さんが自然のマテリアルと最新技術を融合させて作成される「温かみのあるITハードウェア」について発表してくださいます。

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Experiments in Form and Sound

Industrial designer Keita Akiyama has two passions: design and music. He seeks the intersection of these two disciplines in his work. In today's Presentation of the Day, "Experiments of Form and Sound" from a special PechaKucha Night at the Heineken Star Lounge in Harajuku, Keita walks us through his recent drawings and electronic musical instruments, as well as shows off some of his imaginary, unique, and acoustic plant-life.

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Collaboration, Invention, Music

Bubble organs, the tinkler, chime forest, the sound swing -- it's quite unlikely you've heard of these musical instruments before. Tim Phillips is a sound artist, musician and inventor whose work aims at making people curious about sounds and rhythms while using participation and collaboration to encourage interdisciplinary and unexpected outcomes. In "Collaboration, Invention, Music" from PKN Santa Cruz, CA Vol. 7 Tim speaks of the numerous experimental instruments he and his good friends put together.  

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Acoustic ... What?

“For classical music we want longer reverberation times so all the instruments can mix together.” Acoustics Engineer Kito Sousa Coutinho explains the nuances of acoustics and space. In “Acoustics…What?” from PKN Hong Kong Vol. 17, he describes the differences between noise and sound, and how his work is to bridge the gap between architects, engineers, and builders to improve the quality of sound in a space.

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Making Ventana Surfboards

Most surfboards at their core are made of foam, but this man makes his from California Redwood. Craftsman Martijn Stiphout discusses the creation process of his hollow, wooden surfboards. In “Making Ventana Surfboards” from PKN Santa Cruz, CA Vol. 8, we get an in-depth look into the work that goes into making the handmade pieces unique, and ultimately beautiful.

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The Lost Tools of Henry Hoke

“Just outside Hoke’s Bluff was a hole in fabric of time and space. Henry turned it into a business.” Writer and researcher Mark Thomson delves into his historical research work. In “The Lost Tools of Henry Hoke” from PKN Townsville Vol. 7, Mark uncovers the history of Australia’s greatest unknown genius inventor, Henry Hoke, who can be credited with the creation of the wooden magnet, and the clockwork car.

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Kaiseki On A Farm

"It took us about six months from start to finish to turn this wooden and metal barn into a fully functional state-licensed kitchen." In Kaiseki On A Farm from Byan Vol. 3. husband wife team, Brian & Amanda Light share about their successful business endevor, proving a unique dining expereince on a 15 acre farm in rural Texas. Their company "Ronin Cookin" provides meals for special events at their farm, and a venue for evey occasion from 9-course dinnerst to whole-hog roasts with bonfires, to weddings to family reunions and everything in between, and with meats & vegetables sourced from local Texas farmers/ranchers/fisherman, all prepared out of an old barn they converted into a commercial kitchen.