SITEWIDE Search Results: “the universe”
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Foundry, Sheffield Students' Union - University of Sheffield
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City Gallery Wellington
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Reconnecting to the Universe
BY KINGA KIELCZYNSKA
@ VOL 16
ON DEC 15, 2009
Kinga Kielczynska disguises her sculptures, graphic and performance art as a talk about "a secret cult, that is trying to reconnect to the universe". Having lost the togetherness of man and nature, Kinga travels to energetic locations with other "cult members" to perform rites and exercises to be one with nature. The fact that they steal a lamp from the hotel lobby to channel the sun's energy seems natural. Sensual, profound and ... funny!
BY ANDREW CRONAN
@ VOL 4
ON MAR 09, 2013
As an architect, Andrew Cronan has a special insight into design. So when he thinks about the universe and our existence as intelligent life within it, he marvels at the precision that went into the design of the entire universe, from the big bang all the way down to the microscopic level. He makes the case that if circumstances had been even a fraction off anywhere within that spectrum, we would not be here. So it's no wonder that he believes there had to be a designer behind it all.
The Heavens Declare
BY ANDREW CRONAN
@ VOL 10
ON SEP 20, 2014
If you want an idea of the vastness of the universe, a good scale of reference is helpfull. Andrew Cronan uses Williamsburg's main avenue, Duke of Gloucester Street, to give some relative scale to our solar system, but then takes us to the far reaches of our galaxy, and beyond. For Andy, when he looks at those marvels beyond, it is easy to see the presence of God.
Universal Grey Matter
BY JULIE FREW
@ VOL 21
ON NOV 23, 2014
“I love brains — not in a zombie sort of way — I love discovering how they work.”
Occupational therapist Julie Frew explores a thought: science can be interpreted as very bleak, but also full of hope. She draws parallels between the human brain and our vast universe.
"Presentation of the Day" on January 27, 2015.
Getting to know our galactic neighbours
BY ALEX PETTITT
@ VOL 1
ON APR 14, 2017
Assistent Professor in Astropyschics at Hokkaido University, Alex Pettitttakes us on a journey through the mysteries of the universe and explains his role in discovering how the universe works.
“Do you know what a galaxy is? Do scientists even know what a galaxy is? I’ll addresses this and how we are trying to understand how galaxies behave from the comfort of our own planet."
Standing on The Sholders of Giants - Discovering a Love for Science
Nick Love shares his passionate love for science. The child whose interest in science grew from watching Bill Nye the Science Guy, he is now the Outreach Coordinator of the Planetary Society, where his role is to build community interest in space science, and the pursuit of space exploration with in its members and the general public.
How We Know, What We Know About the Universe
BY REUBEN GAZER
@ VOL 29
ON OCT 24, 2017
"We are not just spectators in the universe.... we actually have a special place within it."
In How We Know, What We Know About the Universe from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 29, Reuben Gazer takes us on a journey connecting our childhood discoveries of patterns and shapes in our surroundings to scientific revelations about the formation of the universe, showing us where to look to find parallels between earthly and interstellar forms.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
"I realized I could see the universe ... in an internal way." In today's Presentation of the Day, "Obscure" from PKN Richmond, BC Vol. 2, artist Sammy Chien highlights his journey into creating art and defining himself. He details his quest to increasingly connect with and act as a messenger for the spiritual world through his creative works.
Lightyears in the Past
In today's Presentation of the Day, "Lightyears in the Past" from PKN Bangkok Vol. 8, astrophotographer Andy Chapman expounds upon the history of the universe. He can't help but detail the galactic goings-on each time he looks into the night sky. Andy goes over not only the history of our universe, but discusses the processes behind taking stunning photographs of our Milky Way neighborhood and beyond.
In today's Presentation of the Day, "Hip-Hop Heroes" from the Global Night edition of PKN Tokyo (Vol. 106), the hip-hop squadron B-BOYGER proclaim the good word of hip-hop and break dance to the universe. B-BOYGER is not comprised of your everyday heroes; they are a unique and hilarious group of dance champions. Here they discuss their antics, accomplishments, inspirations, and future plans.
Adventures through Time and Space
“There’s a lot of things you need to get across this universe. Warp drive… wormhole refractors… You know the thing you need most of all? You need a hand to hold.” Vanessa Graham is a 15-year-old high school sophomore and Doctor Who fan who is proud of her geek heritage. In "Adventures through Time and Space" from PKN Bangor, ME Vol. 9, she describes how this British cult-hit television program has shaped many aspects of her life. Careful, or she'll challenge you to Time Lord trivia!
Aliens Might Have Claimed My Sisters
"The love of the process isnt about solving, but about the asking. It's taking your agenda out of the picture and seeing what there is to be discovered." Leah Ball's childhood fascination with outer space, alien beings, and cosmic thinking informs her research, inquiry, and design process. In "Aliens Might Have Claimed My Sisters" from PKN Chicago Vol. 29 Leah shows us her passion for creation, and how that passion started out with metal working, and has led her to ceramics. Every work she creates she does so in reference to her miniscule presence in the vast universe.
Textile-Reinforced Concrete: Material of the Future
When you hear the word "concrete" you don't typically think free-flowing fluid or organic structures. ...It's likely you might think of bunkers, gray urbanity, and bleak high-rise structures. However, in "Textile-Reinforced Concrete: Material of the Future" from PKN Maastricht Vol. 20, Kevin Pidun of Lehrstuhl für Plastik shows us that textile-reinforced concrete opens a new universe of surprising uses and forms for this gray material.
"Some people call me a street artist. I call myself a storyteller." Aalborg's visionary street artist and graphic illustrator Lars Pank takes us on a journey into his imaginative universe. In "Storby Story" from PKN Aalborg Vol. 13, Lars talks about his latest art projects, inspiration, and experiences working together with other artists.
Fire & Sky & Life
“At the end of their lives, these stars celebrated their achievements by hurling life-giving elements into space, in a gently expanding display of intense, nebula beauty.” Retired Professor of Astronomy from the University of Hawaii Gareth Wynn-Williams speaks about the stars and the universe. In “Fire & Sky & Life” from PKN Honolulu Vol. 22, Gareth shows us what 34 years of fantastic astronomy lectures results in.
Universal Grey Matter
“I love brains — not in a zombie sort of way — I love discovering how they work.” Occupational therapist Julie Frew explores a thought: science can be interpreted as very bleak, but also full of hope. In “Universal Grey Matter” from PKN Christchurch Vol. 21 she draws parallels between the human brain and our vast universe.
Weaving for the Soul
“I have shared my deepest essence, my creative energy, and so the world is dream into being” In Weaving for the Soul from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol.18 , René Bahloo explains her special interest as an artist in the practice and philosophy of weaving, using natural plant fibres. She shares her knowledge locally through a number of weaving circles and facilitates transformational journeys to remote Indigenous Australian and African communities, for deep connection to land, culture, healing and traditional weaving. Her sculptural installation pieces have been present at a number of conferences and have also been discovered contemplating life, the universe and everything. In her presentation Rene shares her passion for connecting culture, womens' business, personal growth and environmental awareness into the weaving of her life, and into the lives of others.