20 Ways We Make a Difference!

2016 was another amazingly positive year for PechaKucha in the 963 cities we touch around the world, a completely different year to the one portrayed by the media. The world we saw was dominated by true creativity, positivity, passion and real life. Check out 20 ways we make the world better.

Poster for Maimona Vol. 1

We're delighted to welcome 2017's newest PechaKucha Night City, Los Santos de Maimona who host their first volume this week! To mark the occasion they produced this mod 8-bit multi-player poster, no doubt a reflection of the colorful creativity they intend to highlight in the coming year!

PK People: Kevin S. Fox

For PK Person of the Week, and 9-time presenter, Kevin S. Fox, PechaKucha Nights are a "21st-century forum where the professional, the poetic, and the personal find their public". Check out his radio program or his recent presentation from PKN Aalen, Geography of PechaKucha.

Presentation of the Day

"What I learned form Karaoke is that it's not about singing perfect; it's about having FUN!"

Thomas Maile is PechaKucha's charasmatic organiser in the charming city of Aalen in Germany. In My PechaKucha Journey from PKN Aalen Vol. 27, he shares about the his perspective on the Global Network of all his PechaKucha friends, and what makes PechaKucha Nights so special in Aalen. Though he admits he's not a perfect English speaker, he insists that life is more fun by trying hard, forgetting about expectations, breaking the rules, and having fun!

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Past Presentations of the Day

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The Reality of Virtual Reality

BY MARCO ROSA
@ VOL 40 ON AUG 16, 2016

“The reality of virtual reality is that we are still away from that, but we getting there faster than you can imagine! ”

In "The Reality of Virtual Reality" From PechaKucha Night Cape Town Vol.40 Marco Rosa shares about the idea of what is the reality of virtual reality. Where is the technology right now? What is involved in creating meaningful virtual reality experiences? What are the dangers and pitfalls of VR? Why is there so much hype around VR? What the future holds for VR and how can it positively impact the world. His focus on this presentation will be on the educational application and possibilities that VR offers us.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, January 13th, 2017. 

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What is Taxidermy?

BY JAZMINE MILES-LONG
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 27, 2016

“To me, taxidermy it is a delicate craft that involves many skills.”

In "What is Taxidermy?" from PechaKucha Night Bexhill-on Sea Vol.4, Jazmine Miles-Long makes us question, what is taxidermy? Jazmine intends to challenge peoples preconceptions, talking about her ethical practice and how each stage is managed with delicacy and respect.

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Ceramic Assemblies

BY LIMINAL PROJECTS (OMAR KAHN AND LAURA GARÓFALO)
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 15, 2016

"Ask a ceramicist and they will insist that the material lives."

In Ceramic Assemblies from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, Laura Garófalo and Omar Kahn of Liminal Projects discuss their prototypes for ceramic building systems that were developed at the European Ceramics Workcentre (ekwc), in Oisterwijk, the Netherlands. They are designs that explore ways that architecture can mediate heat, water and nature. Ceramics, which are fired clay, are one of the oldest building materials. But they defy easy categorization because their behavior and properties are so diverse. Ceramics were used to build the Roman aqueducts and also used for the heat shield on the Space Shuttle. Ask a ceramicist and they will insist that the material lives. It is this quality that Garófalo and Kahn want to capture and perpetuate in their work.

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#LoveYourHeadwaters

BY ALISON RONSON
@ VOL 26 ON SEP 29, 2016

“We are so privileged to be able to turn on our taps and have clean drinking water in an instant, but we often don’t think of the actual source of that water.”

In "#LoveYourHeadwaters" from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 26Alison Ronson brings us from the city into the beautiful Alberta wilderness, encouraging us to get excited about our water—where it comes from, why it needs more protection, and what the average Edmontonian can do to #LoveYourHeadwaters.