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PechaKucha Night at PS:One

PKN-logo_ill8Presenting our first ever PechaKucha NightTM at Pumping Station: One!
Come join us on Friday, December 4th at 7:30pm sharp. Seven
presenters. Twenty slides. Twenty seconds per slide. It’s fast, it’s fun…
and you might actually learn something!

Scheduled presentations:

  • “History of Metal Music,” Devon Scott-Tunkin
  • “Interactive Design Principles,” Laurie Eastman
  • “PeopleHacking (Or: Cognitive Neuroscience for Fun and Profit),” Sacha De’Angeli
  • “Setting Up FDCC Testing Environments on Non-Windows Systems (Or: How Nicolle Lost Four Hours of Her Life for Want of a Nine-Kilobyte Text File,” Nicolle Neulist
  • “Graphic Design and Fascism in the 1940’s,” Jim Burke
  • “History of Passive Design Strategies in Architectural Form,” Sarah Sutherlin
  • “Rocks Rock: MineraLOLogy for Science Geeks,” Anne Petersen

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PS:One has a New Logo!

Pumping Station: One has adopted a new logo!

Our original logo, designed by Nathan Witt and affectionately known as “Bubbles,” gave us a unique identity right from the start, and we will retire it with honor.

The new logo was developed by Jim Burke with the following ideas in mind:

  • Scalability – The new design can be easily scaled at various sizes, allowing us to use it for projects “as big as a billboard and as small as a postage stamp.”  Graphic designers rejoice!
  • References – Much like our name, Pumping Station: One’s new logo is unique while incorporating a direct tie to our city’s identity.  The new 6-point design was created following the exact dimensions of the Chicago Star on our Municipal Flag.
  • Culture – We want the members of PS:One to feel unified through membership as a whole, but we also love that each individual area of focus appeals to different people.  To that end, we’re developing badges (which will become buttons, stickers, etc) to represent each different area of PS:One, such as the Danger Committee or the Homewreckery.  Each badge will use the basic design, but will be customized to represent the personality of that area so that we can internally identify one another’s skill sets and interests.

With that, we proudly give you “Harbinger.”

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HTML & CSS 101

  • Current Class Schedule
    • Introduction to HTML and CSS – October 7th @ 8pm
    • HTML Elements and Attributes – October 14th @ 8pm
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