City Focus: Williamsburg

For this week's "City Focus" we go to Williamsburg, Virginia, a city that is less than a month away from its next PechaKucha Night (its Vol. 10, on September 20), with a city page that is already home to a fantastic archive of presentations, latest of which are from this month's Vol. 9.

PechaKucha Night Posters

Here we are again to highlight the latest batch of fantastic PechaKucha Night posters being produced the world over, which are collected on our poster Tumblr. The example you see above is for Shenzhen's upcoming PechaKucha Night Vol. 20, taking place on September 6.

New London Architecture

PechaKucha will have a big presence at next month's London Design Festival (Sept. 13-21), with a series of events hosted by PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham, and one of them to be produced by New London Architecture. Watch presentations from NLA's recent "Fit London" event.

Presentation of the Day

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Matt Candler

Hacker, of schooling, 4.0 Schools in New Orleans

Former CEO of New Schools for New Orleans  and founder and current fearless leader of 4.0 Schools, Matt Candler, speaks of creating and building for work and fun through his efforts with 4.0 Schools, an education incubator that takes those interested in education reform from the interest perspectives of education, technology and entrepreneurship and puts them in a lab environment,  and building electric bikes in the evenings once his kids are asleep.

 

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Past Presentations of the Day

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ELEKTROKATZE

BY HUSCHANG POURIAN
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 20, 2013

Huschang Pourian is a German designer based in Hong Kong, Co-Founder and Director of ChowPourianLab. Huschang explains how he strayed from his communication design background to build his first bicycle, ELEKTROKATZE - a new street style bmx / track hybrid.

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A Convergence of Faiths

BY KEM HINTON
@ VOL 13 ON AUG 13, 2014

Kem Hinton speaks about the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.  It discusses the history of both the religion at the temple and the architecture. The western wall and the golden gate are two key features discussed in the presentation.  Also, it talks about the Arc of the Covenant and some of its possible locations.

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Journey, Cultural Diversity and Dreams

BY KHAIRINI GUAY
@ VOL 12 ON APR 11, 2014

Kairini Guay is a native of Western Sumatra who has lived in Bangor for ten years. You may recognize her as a ramp agent from Bangor International Airport or as a fellow mother at your child's elementary school. Currently, Khairini is studying computer information systems and earning her MBA at Husson University. Here she presents about the colors of her life and her journey through a multicultural world. 

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Where Games are Going (Or Not)

BY EDDO STERN
@ VOL 116 ON JUL 30, 2014

Artist, game designer, and UCLA Design|Media Arts professor Eddo Stern discusses a number of the projects he has worked on both personally, and in collaboration with his students. Here he shows off three projects in varying stages of development: a sensory deprivation game that uses haptic and audio feedback, a role-playing game that involves an audience of players using motion technology, and a hand-drawn game that incorporates elements of theater.