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Pecha Kucha Night: The Presentation Series in Posters

Wednesday 04.17.2013 , Posted by

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Since its inception in 2003, Pecha Kucha has gone viral around the globe. The clever format of short talks gives the creative and interesting people of our world a platform to express themselves… while staying extremely concise. Presenters at each event are given just 20 seconds each to describe 20 slides. This short 8 minutes gives a Pecha Kucha Night the informal and spontaneous feel of something special and very personal. With all the creativity that flows from these events, we thought we’d share some of our favorite recent posters from the now 10 year old series. [Read more...]

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Kelli Anderson Talks on Design and Apple Pie

Tuesday 09.11.2012 , Posted by

It’s not often you run across designers with as broad a reach as Kelli Anderson. This artist/designer and self-described “tinkerer” is always working out new ways of making images and experiences for her friends and clients… and simply to entertain her inquisitive mind. [Read more...]

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The Divided Brain: A Explanation of Left and Right

Wednesday 10.26.2011 , Posted by

In this entertaining, beautiful and profound animation, psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist expounds on the uniquely ‘divided’ human brain. He details how this split in our heads was differently understood in the past and how it has altered our behavior, culture and society over time. So much insight you’ll need to use the pause button… a lot!

The audio in the video is taken from a lecture given by Iain McGilchrist as part of the RSA free public events program. The full lecture can be found here [Read more...]

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Growing New Dinosaurs From Chickens

Tuesday 06.07.2011 , Posted by

Ever since he was a child, Jack Horner has been dreaming of two things: becoming a paleontologist and having a pet dinosaur. So far he’s accomplished one of those tasks and the other is the subject of this TED Talk.

Horner is fun and captivating in his account of the various experiments and discoveries along his rocky path toward creating one of the prehistoric behemoths. He then details the ways in which we are now studying chickens, distant relatives of dinosaurs, and what roll they will play in the process. [Read more...]

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Carlo Ratti: Sensing The Data We Create

Friday 05.06.2011 , Posted by

With the use of sensors and hand-held electronics, the real-time city is now a reality. Carlo Ratti is a civil engineer and architect who teaches at MIT in Cambridge, MA where he directs the SENSEable City Laboratory. There, his team studies the data we create — phone calls made, garage thrown away — to generate stunning visualizations of city life. [Read more...]

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The Shape of Design: It’s How We Define It

Tuesday 02.22.2011 , Posted by

What exactly is design and how would we define it? Is it making something function well or making it look good? Graphic designer, illustrator and educator, Frank Chimero speaks at the Build Conference about historical views of design and the great importance of knowing many things outside of the field. Design is more a vessel than an object, he says, it’s primary worth being what it holds.
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