City Focus: Bergen

This week's "City Focus" goes to one of our newer series, in Bergen, Norway. The city has hosted two events so far, and you'll already find all of the presentations online, the latest from February's Vol. 2.

Diving Into PechaKucha

Bogota's latest PechaKucha Night -- the city's Vol. 12 -- was held just a few days ago, and we still wanted to highlight the wonderfully illustrated poster that was produced for the event. You'll find more on our PKN poster Tumblr.

Rainy Finale

We recently shared news of Chengdu's first PechaKucha Night, and we couldn't help but share the photo you see from last week's Vol. 2 -- despite rain hitting during the final presentation, the audience stayed until the end.

Presentation of the Day


Sean Spindler

Database Analyst, Yahara Software in Madison, WI

Inspired by the French game "Bagatelle," Harry Williams is credited with introducing the first coin operated pinball machine in 1931. For the next 60 years pinball machines were commonplace in America until they wer supplanted by video games and redemption machines. Today pinball machines are rarely seen and are usually poorly maintained. Sean Spindler speaks about Madison Pinball, a team of local pinball enthusiasts who are bringing pinball machines to the Madison area so everyone can play with and enjoy these marvelous contraptions!


Past Presentations of the Day


Intelligence & Mysteries

@ VOL 2 ON MAR 20, 2015

Jeremy Gosnell, author of the Terminal, talks about today's technology, intelligence and mysteries, the inspiration for his most recent book. 


The Sun Rising on Dundee

@ VOL 123 ON MAR 20, 2015

Lyall Bruce explores the town of Dundee in Scotland. He talks about the landscape, architecture, cultural history, as well as the gorgeous sunrises and sunsets of his beloved city. 


Personality Type

@ VOL 3 ON JUL 27, 2013

A light-hearted look at the human element and relationship to typography. Robert Brickell asks, "What typeface are you?"


Arts and Crafts of the State Fair

@ VOL 32 ON DEC 02, 2014

From butter sculpting of local beauty princesses, impressionist quilting, to the home made cakes from scratch. 

Philip Berger discusses of the arts and crafts that he discovered at the Minnesota State fair. Learning that there is no clear definition of art and craft, along with the celebration of locally grown agriculture. 

Friends of PechaKucha

Friends of PechaKucha