City Focus: Huntsville

Home of the Space and Rocket Center and one of our newest cities, PechaKucha Night Huntsville takes this week's City Focus for hosting it's first volume at Mad Malts Brewery and Tap Room. While we highly encourage shooting for the stars, we can't condone drinking beer and flying rockets ;-) Be safe!

Poster for Honolulu Vol. 29

PechaKucha Night Honolulu inked this vivid poster for their 29th volume this week at the Honolulu Museum of Art School. Interesting side note: PechaKucha Night attendees, much like octopi, are behaviorally-complex, problem-solving, flexible-minded, creative learners who often have multiple hearts!

PK People: Nils Pickert

Theoretical physicist, hackathoner, camera connoisseur, and PKN Night Erlangen co-organizer, Nils Pickert proves that we have some brainiacs amongst our PechaKucha People. And speaking of brains, Nils is in Tokyo this week on business overseeing some technical aspect of a live Brain Surgery!

Presentation of the Day

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Alastair Humphreys

A Quest for Adventure

PRESENTED ON NOV 09, 2009
IN LONDON @ VOL 1

Alastair Humphreys is one incredible person. He has cycled around the world (it took him 4 years), raced a yacht across the Atlantic Ocean, canoed 500 miles down the Yukon River, and walked the length of the holy Kaveri river in India. He also ran the Marathon des Sables (finishing as one of the ten fastest Brits despite breaking his foot during the race), and rowed to France with Major Phil Packer -- a soldier paralysed in Iraq. 

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

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Past Presentations of the Day

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Failure

BY BOB BERKEBILE
@ VOL 33 ON MAY 01, 2009

How could a man witness the fatal failure of a bridge in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, which killed 114 people, designed by his own firm, and then become one of the founders of the US Green Building Council, and have a profound impact on how our buildings impact the entire planet? The theme for this presentation is "failure."

In April 2009, this was a theme everyone was confronting in one way or another. Bob Berkebile came to this event fully aware of how failures -- some his own, others he merely witnessed -- have the potential to shape lives for the better. During the course of his 20 slides, he expresses in a very uniquely personal way the mindset and imagination necessary to see failures as the opportunities for insight that they can be.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 19, 2013.

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A Year of Discoveries

BY ZACH LIEBERMAN
@ VOL 140 ON OCT 26, 2016

Artist Zach Lieberman gives an overview of recent projects looking at the intersection of art and technology.

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Architecture Celebrated at the Embassy of Brazil

BY ANDRÉ CORRÊA DO LAGO
@ VOL 118 ON OCT 29, 2014

André Corrêa do Lago is the Brazilian Ambassador to Japan, as well as a curator and critic of architecture. Representing both of these roles, Ambassador Lago's presentation covers Brazil's amazing diplomatic links to architecture, with a final focus on the World Cup 2014 installation that was produced at the Brazil Embassy in Tokyo by esteemed Japanese architect Shigeru Ban.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 18, 2014.

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If You Give a Crab a Castle

BY AKI INOMATA
@ VOL 120 ON DEC 16, 2014

Artist Aki Inomata shares her recent work, that includes the use of 3D-printed art pieces, creating "shelters" for hermit crabs to highlight her chosen theme.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 23, 2015.