Stem Cell Art & Bridging Community And Students Through Art [PechaKucha]

In today’s stroll through the PechaKucha archives we uncover a presentation on graphic images created from single organisms.

Presentations
Irwin Adam is a chemical engineer, but all of his friends are designers. As you’ll see in his presentation (from PKN Toronto Vol. 10), after a crazy journey through Siberia, he moved to Toronto from Montreal. Inspired by his designer friends, he’s turning 2D stem cells into 3D “art.”

In his presentation (from PKN Dallas Vol. 10), Bernardo Diaz describes the program he developed to connect his students with some of the city’s community centers.

Posters
Instead of adding a new poster to the Tumblr blog today, we share the story behind the making of Springfield, MO‘s poster for its upcoming Vol. 8, produced by organizer Pam Rubert.

Since we are hosting this event at our studio on our lonely industrial street, I drew our streetscape for the poster. When the full moon rises over our street, I sometimes think that my husband’s aluminum sculpture is reaching for the moon. When I look out of my office window, I can sometimes see a family of groundhogs that have made a home underground. Every day they are throwing more dirt and rocks out of the hole, so the tunnels must be getting bigger and more complex. I imagined PechaKucha Night Vol. 8 as sort of an underground network of a variety of people and creatures.

Below, the groundhogs in question:

Photos
Here’s a photo gallery [Flickr] for the recent PKN Norrkoping Vol. 20, held earlier this month. Please note that the dates for Vol. 21 and Vol. 22 have already been announced, and are set for November 6 and December 4 respectively.

Calendar
We kick off the weekend with these events tonight (October 26): PKN Orlando Vol. 7, PKN Bern Vol. 19, PKN Waterville Vol. 9, PKN Koszalin Vol. 10, PKN Wellington Vol. 17, PKN Cagliari Vol. 4, and PKN Castellon de la Plana Vol. 2. On Saturday, you’ll find PKN Lodz Vol. 9.

Originally published on PechaKucha. Republished with kind permission.

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