Matt Alt is the author of the "Attack!" series of books that so far have introduced the West to the world of yokai, yurei, and ninjas. In this presentation, we learn all about the traditional green creature known as the kappa.
PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.
PKNs are usually held in the local language (or using a bilingual mix), and so our presentation archive is made up of quite the international variety. To make these more accessible to a global audience, we have begun adding English subtitles on select presentations.
Mhairi Wild talks about design, and more specifically, the craft of making cakes. She looks at some of her recipes and processes, and the importance of balance between flavors, the consistency of the cake and icing, and the design elements of the cake’s decoration.
Designer Makoto Orisaki talks about how changing the lines of seemingly simple industrial design can fundamentally change the motion and impact of the object. (in Japanese with English subtitles)
"Presentation of the Day" on March 22, 2013.
"Gaming Fashionista" Kyle McLain is a longtime fan of all things Nintendo. He goes into depth on the secondary role gaming's famed sidekick Luigi (of the Super Mario Bros. franchise) plays in refererence to his older brother Mario, his emotional range, and his history as a character within the Nintendo compendium.
"Presentation of the Day" on May 21, 2013.
Interpreter-by-trade Sarah Stark speaks (in both English and Japanese) of her life growing up foreign in Japan, and goes into detail on how people-watching inspired her to take up photography.
"Presentation of the Day" on May 20, 2013.