City Focus: Colombo

This Week's "City Focus" is for the city of Colombo, with a PechaKucha Night series that is only 4 volumes old, but with a city page that is already home to an impressive archive of presentations.

20 for Lisbon

This past weekend marked Lisbon's Vol. 20, and pictured above is part of the poster that was produced for the event. See the full poster here, and catch more great PechaKucha Night posters on our poster Tumblr.

PechaKucha Pow Wow 2015

As part of last week's PechaKucha Pow Wow organizer summit, we held a special PechaKucha Night in Tokyo featuring presentations from organizers the world over -- watch them online and get a city tour, PechaKucha style.

Presentation of the Day

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Matthew Rosenberg

Architect, M-Rad in Los Angeles

Matthew Rosenberg, an architect at M-Rad based in LA predicts our future will become somewhat of a peewee's playhouse. He believes gamifying our everyday life can induce people to live a more meaningful life. In this presentation, he takes us through a few examples of digital and physical projects that use gaming to solve global issues.

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Past Presentations of the Day

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It Comes in Whispers

BY JAD SALAMEH
@ VOL 21 ON DEC 10, 2014

Based in Paris since 2012, Lebanese-Canadian pianist & composer Jad Salameh shares with us the story of his life-long affair with creativity. In 'It Comes in Whispers', he goes through his composition process and how he came to understand the relationship between his own mind and the music he writes.Little whispers, great ideas!

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The Olympic Effect

BY ANDREW JOSEPH TAYLOR
@ VOL 122 ON FEB 20, 2015

Andrew Taylor talks about how the architectural design of a olympic stadium can create social changes in a community. This idea of urban regeneration can create a better enviroment for locals after the Olympics are over. Andrew's firm, MAKE Architects, put this idea into practice during the 2012 London Olympics.

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Being Funny When You’re Not Really That Funny

BY ZAINAL BOSTAMAN
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 07, 2015

Zainal Bostaman, engineer by day and stand-up comic by night, talks about how he began his comic career (miserably) and after several hits and misses, reached a point where people can properly laugh at his jokes. He now holds comedy workshops and teaches others on how to be funny when they think they're not really that funny.

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The Future of Cancer Care

BY ANNA VERHULST
@ VOL 24 ON DEC 09, 2014

Due to considerable progress in cancer treatment and survival rates, the population of cancer survivors can be anticipated to keep expanding in the foreseeable future. But even though these patients may be cured of their orinigal disease, survivors often have a to deal with a compromised quality of life. Anna Verhulst, a fifth-year medical student and a cancer rehabilitation researcher, proposes a entirely new way of looking at cancer survivorship and rehabilitation programs...

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