City Focus: Waterville, Maine

While PechaKucha Nights are most often hosted in clubs, lounges, and other "thinking and drinking" spaces, we salute all the Public Libraries across the world that hold PechaKucha Nights, most upcoming in Waterville, Maine for Vol. 26. It goes to show how much PechaKucha Nights can be an important and integral part of a communities cultural identity that they're celebrated in so many public collections of knowledge! We wish you the best of luck Waterville and put you in this week's City Focus to show it!

A Week's Worth of Creativity!

Our PechaKucha of the Day App keeps your creativity inspired. Within over 12,000 Presentations online, you're never without a curated selection of our best 20x20s in your pocket! All you need is 400 seconds a day! Download it NOW!

PK People: Tom Kwan

This week we shine the PechaKucha People spotlight on designer, triathlete, publisher, editor-in-chief, AND PechaKucha Night Guangzhou organizer, Tom Kwan. In addition to regularly amassing at-target design crowds in China's most-populous built-up metropolitan area (check out photos the photos above), he oversees publication of Wave Design Magazine. Here he is pictured preparing to compete in last years Ironman 70.3 in scenic Liuzhou, China. Goes to show PechaKucha Nights are often organized by some super-achieving go-getters. We wish you the best, Tom! 

Presentation of the Day

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Tsuyoshi Hieida

in Kirishima

Volcanic Creativity

PRESENTED ON NOV 22, 2017
IN TOKYO @ VOL 152

Based in Kirishima Prefecture, an area of Japan known for its various crafts and products that are produced using pumice from nearby volcano Sakurajima, Tsuyoshi Hieida-san will introduce some of the many creative scenes that have sprung up in areas near active volcanoes.

日永田剛さんは鹿児島県霧島市を拠点に、桜島の噴火でできた軽石を用いて様々な素敵なデザイン小物や雑貨をご夫婦で制作されています。日常生活の中で活火山が身近になっている地域での、クリエイティブシーンの動向を紹介してくださいます。

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Past Presentations of the Day

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Interaction through Fashion

BY FRANCESCA ROSELLA
@ VOL 107 ON OCT 30, 2013

Francesca Rosella (of wearable technology fashion house Cute Circuit) shows off some of her company's new designs and what she predicts the fashion of the future will be like in Interaction Through Fashion presented at PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 107. Cute Circuit has created shirts that can be used to hug someone from across the world, dresses that can be used as a mobile phone, a dress that displays your tweets, and clothes whose color can be changed through a mobile phone app.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 15, 2013.

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Playboys, Donuts, and Enlightenment

BY JIM HASSERT
@ VOL 22 ON APR 11, 2017

From prokaryotes to people we’re all striving to survive. But eventually progress encounters a stack of old Playboy magazines. Jim Hassert examines the limits of one’s self awareness and the courage to act.

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The Art of Tea Mixology

BY MIKE TURNER
@ VOL 28 ON NOV 08, 2017

"We are tea mixologists, so we do more than just create the blends." 

In The Art of Tea Mixology from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 28Mike Turner shares the journey that he and his wife, Krisi, took from Canada to Brighton and from a passion to career with the art of tea mixology.  

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The Debatable Lands

BY ZOE CHILDERLEY
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 18, 2017

"You can see how there is an emotional tie to the land and for a lot of people the idea of having a much more solid border going through their landscape was quite a horrific thought."

In The Debatable Lands from PechaKucha Night Galashiels Vol. 5, Zoe Childerley discusses The Debatable Lands of the Anglo-Scots border through photography and mapping based on her artist-in-residency at VARC in Northumberland in 2016.