Entries in art (13)
Lets get this out of the way right off the bat: PechaKucha is properly pronounced 'peh-CHAK-cha' and is Japanese for 'chatter' or the sound of conversation.
PechaKucha Nights are local idea-sharing events in the 20 x 20 format: speakers present 20 slides for 20 seconds per slide. Slides advance automatically to keep things moving forward at a rapid pace. Anyone can present, but meaningful PechaKucha presentations are the ones that uncover the unexpected -- unexpected talent, unexpected ideas. The key to a great presentation is to present something you feel passionate about. Many people use PechaKucha Night to present their latest creative projects or work.
- Jimmy Chalmers: The Hive Mind: Lessons from Honey Bees
- Justin Gehtland: Doing Well by Doing Good and Embracing your Fear of Failure
- Alex Gibson: My Crush on Gina Bianchini: Bad Ideas and High Profits
- Doug Hughes: Under Pressure? Dealing With Life’s Stressors
- Michael Stewart-Isaacs: Entrepreganda: Emerging Our Country from Recession to Progression
- Nathania Johnson: We Don’t Need No Education: Why the Worst Students are the Brightest Thinkers
- Gabrielle Kaasa: Love, Life and Friendship: 10 Lessons From My 99 Year Old Great-Grandma
- Steven Keith: Epiphany Farming
- Teri Saylor: Advancing Civil Rights in Raleigh: The Face of Modern Activism
- Richard Spangler: The Black Man as Leader, as Told By a White Guy From Connecticut
- Mbelu Walton: Heart of Lightness: Paying it Forward in the Congo
- Dan Wilson: So You Wanna Start a Business
These events are fluid and social. Lonerider will be serving free beer all night and there will be light snacks. This is one event not to miss!
Date & Time: June 17th, 2010, at 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30)
Location: Relevance, 200 North Mangum Street, Suite 204, Durham, NC, 27701
“The beauty of Pecha Kucha Night lies in the tension between the chaos of a full-blown party and the politeness of an art school crit, with the snappy pace holding it all together.”
A friend of mine, artist Phil Nesmith, is undertaking a journey to the Gulf Coast to capture images of the effects of the oil spill. Phil uses an all-but-dead form of photography called ambrotype to capture beautiful and sometimes haunting images. Ambrotypes are very hands-on and each one is unique.
It is fitting to use a photographic method from the time when our lust for oil was just beginning in order to capture the spirit of this disaster. Working slowly with vintage large format cameras and with the slow wet collodion process will bound certain aspects of what images can be made, but the focus of this project is not simply to document events as they unfold. Instead, this unique approach will result in images that will tap into the elegiac qualities possible with the medium, as Mathew Brady, and others like him once did in capturing the disastrous realities of the American Civil War.
I wouldn't post this here if I didn't think that it really fit in with the Maker philosophy; embracing antique photographic media is very much an arduous pursuit of great passion. If you'd like to read more about the project and/or donate, visit Phil Nesmith's Kickstarter site.
The new gallery building at the North Carolina Art Museum is opening to the public this weekend. You should go on Saturday, come to the Maker Faire:NC on Sunday, and have an entire weekend of culture and creativity. Much better than talking about TV shows at work on Monday morning...
Saturday, April 24 | 10 am–10:30 pm
Sunday, April 25 | 10 am–5 pm
The entire festival weekend is free!
Reserved free tickets are required to tour the new gallery building and for the Saturday evening concert.
Experience the spectacular new gallery building, and join us in celebrating North Carolina’s rich array of arts and culture. Musicians, artists, dancers, and craftspeople will help us create unforgettable festivities, including performances, lectures, hands-on activities, and a concert with fireworks on Saturday night. And all events are free! Find out more.
Photographer or not, you will want Adobe Photoshop CS5. Simply too funny not to pass on.