City Focus: Nishinomiya

For our "City Focus" this week, we head to Nishinomiya, Japan, a city that celebrates its 20th PechaKucha Night on April 18. For more details on the event, as well as a look at the full list of presenters, please visit the official event page.

PechaKucha Night Posters

Have you checked out at our PechaKucha Night posters lately? Our events around the world are usually accompanied by an amazing poster, and on top of seeing them on that city's event page, we collect them on our PechaKucha Night Posters Tumblr.

PKN City Photos

We've been sharing photos from PechaKucha Nights at the top of the site since it relaunched last year, but now you'll be able to tell what city they're from, as we've started adding a small tag on the photos. Above, a shot from last month's PKN Tokyo Vol. 112.

Presentation of the Day

A while ago, someone told Ahmed Hassan that he needed therapy, so he bought a motorcycle. Now his therapy sessions consist of drives through the countryside where he discovers the beauty and art in rusted treasures. Lucky for us, he carries a camera.

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Past Presentations of the Day

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Why We Keep Unidentified Photographs

BY JONATHAN JEFFREY
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 20, 2014

Archivist Jonathan Jeffrey examines several intriguing historical photographs that were collected for a museum collection and explains the stories behind them. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 19, 2014.

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Party Animals

BY RYAN SUMO
@ BITSUMMIT MMXIV ON MAR 07, 2014

Ryan Sumo is an indie game developer and artist who is currently working on a game called Party Animals, that takes a fascinating look at Filipino politics, by presenting it in a way that makes it surprisingly fun. 

This presentation was recorded live at BitSummit MMXIV, the 2nd edition of the Kyoto-based indie game festival. 

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

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Thin/Second/Onion/Fish

BY JO ROWLEY
@ VOL 17 ON APR 12, 2013

Johannette Rowley talks about her various series of sculptures and how it expresses themes of identity, conformity, joy and peeking behind the curtain in reference to society.
 
"Presentation of the Day" on April 17, 2014.
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Oceans of Data

BY BEN BEST
@ VOL 10 ON JAN 30, 2014

Ben Best is an analyst for the Ocean Health Index, a research project housed at UCSB's downtown ecology center. For him, the ocean has long been a source of spiritual sustenance, vigorous play, wondrous discovery, and intellectual curiosity. He discusses using data to map marine conservation. 

 "Presentation of the Day" on April 16, 2014.