Monday, November 28, 2011

Vienna Design Week and Pecha Kucha Night!

Hi Brain Hats!
As some of you may know, I am currently living in Austria as part of a really cool transnational research initiative sponsored by the European Union. I've had a great time at the Alpen Adria Universit├Ąt in Klagenfurt, which is a beautiful, friendly and remarkably Mediterranean-style town.
I've been working hard and learning a lot from the great research teams at AAU and I recently had the chance to present at the Pecha Kucha event that was held on the last night of Vienna Design Week. This weekend, I am back in Vienna and have met with one of the Pecha Kucha organisers, the very cool Maximilian Kamenar. Max pointed out to me that all of the talks from that Pecha Kucha soiree are on youtube.
So, without further ado, here is a link to my talk, from which you will find links to all of the others. Most of them are in German, but I wasn't feeling quite that brave yet, myself. Oh, and those of you who were at the first Ottawa Pecha Kucha night will find some of this presentation very familiar. There are a lot of new parts, but some of it is identical. Sorry about that but, really, in both instances, I thought the best way to introduce myself to a design community would be to challenge their theories and their faith.
It seems to be a great way to make new friends!
Please let me know what you think,
John

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