City Focus: Taipei

Taking the spotlight in this week's City Focus is Taiwan's vivacious capital city, Taipei. Characterized by its diversity and charming hospitality, Taipei has cultivated an excellent environment for the growth of bountiful creativity and knowledge in Taiwan. With PechaKucha Night Taipei Vol. 35 coming up soon, let's wish them the very best and hope to see more amazing presentations from Taipei in the near future! Hip-hip-hurray for Taipei!

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PK People: Leslie and Sonia

This week we shine the PechaKucha People Spotlight on the dynamic duo, Sonia Selavy and Leslie Tsai of PechaKucha Night Tainan. Sonia’s journalistic sensibilities combined Leslie’s charismatic leadership and people prowess make this power couple a formidable team who do more than just showcase Tainan’s talent but truly celebrate it. Congrats Sonia and Leslie! Looking forward to your next PKN!!!

Presentation of the Day

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John Feith

engineer/VO5/manager/producer, self-employed in Madison, WI

What was the first disco song (around 1972) and why did it come to flames in Chicago's Disco Demolition Night (in 1979)? John Feith looks at some of the highlights from the rise and fall of disco.

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Past Presentations of the Day

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My Love Story With Cake

BY CHEELIN WONG
@ VOL 4 ON AUG 15, 2015

"People have to find something that they're passionate about in life and live it." Cheelin Wong's, one of three owners of family owned cake shop, Ximply Chriz, grandmother said and she agreed before flying off to France to learn how to bake cake. Cheelin talks about her passion for the sweet life while pushing doubts, ego crushers and failures away by making magic in the kitchen.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Tuesday, September 22th, 2015. 

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The Tiniest Best Boat

BY LINDSAY MUSCATO
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

What is the simplest vessel — that you can send out into the world — to contain your passion?

In The Tiniest Best Boat from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 33, Lindsay Muscato is guessing that it's been a while since you've written a letter, but that's alright, leave it to her to write one for you! We see that Lindsay has written hundreds of letters for strangers on typewriters, and has discovered something really special about herself through it all — find out just what that is!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 6th, 2017.

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The Roost Movie Project - Japan's Custom Moto Culture on Film

BY MATTHEW ROBERTS
@ VOL 149 ON JUL 26, 2017

Motorcycle builder and film producer Matthew Roberts (aka Speedtractor) lives, breathes and dreams custom motorcycles from his Tokyo based studio for some of the icons of the industry. In 2016 Roberts and his collaborators, Iceblock Films, decided the world needed its first feature length film exploring Japan's Alternative Custom Moto scene. Now, 10 months of filming, 6200kms and many, many lost races later, as the project enters its final phase, Roberts treats listeners with some behind the scenes glimpses of custom motorcycles as a lifestyle.

SpeedtractorとしてPechaKucha Nightではお馴染みの、バイクビルダーで映像クリエイターのMatthew Robertsさんは、東京のご自身のスタジオでバイクのカスタマイズに夢中になって取り組んでいます。 2016年、MatthewさんとそのコラボレーターのIceblock Filmsは、日本のオルタナティブカスタムバイクシーンを探求する長編映画が世界から求められていると決起しました。 10ヶ月の撮影、6200kmsの道のりを経て、そして多くのレースが後に続く中、プロジェクトは最終フェーズに入りました。Matthewさんが今回のPechaKucha Nightで、ライフスタイルとしてのカスタムバイクシーンを覗いた舞台裏を、熱く語ってくださいます。

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My Janus Moment

BY RITA GRENDZE
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

Learning of a mentor’s passing, artist Rita Grendze reflects on a conversation that has stuck with her for nearly thirty years. Join Rita as she deciphers the meaning of her friend’s advice to embrace her inner Janus. Her journey includes visually rich images of ancient, baroque, and contemporary art, with the destination the artist’s own studio and future practice.