OCTOBER 22, 2012
Presentations Bart Weiss loves video, in all its forms, and in this presentation (from PKN Dallas Vol. 10) he talks about the power of video, and the impact is has had, and can have. Gregory Miller decided to build a kiln -- to cook pizza -- for his uncle, and he uses his presentation (from PKN Hjorring Vol. 1) to describe all the steps that were required for the construction. Posters We start the week off with one new addition to the Tumblr blog, in the form of the poster you see pictured above, for this Friday's PKN Cagliari Vol. 4. Photos Here's a photo gallery [Flickr] for the recent PKN Bogota Vol. 9, held earlier this month -- here's a better look at the panoramic shot you see above. Calendar We have three events happening tonight (October 22): PKN Salt Lake City Vol. 8, PKN St. Petersburg Vol. 23, and PKN Sundsvall Vol. 9. There are no events in the calendar for tomorrow, but on Wednesday you can look forward to PKN Providence Vol. 43.
JULY 06, 2012
The Fear of Sharks, Learning from Villains, and the Making of a PKN in Cagliari
WHEN LESS IS MORE... In association with the Society of Architectural Historians, PechaKucha Night Chicago heads for a summer road trip to the Louis Sullivan designed Charnley House in Chicago's Gold Coast. An intimate venue to be sure (so we wont get three hundred in there). Get tickets early and enjoy this amazing Chicago treasure - for one night only - invaded by PechaKucha Night. All ages show. Information at Facebook. The officially fantastic poster of this Volume is designed by Akemi Hong for the SAH. And watch out for another downtown extra Volume in mid August. Also in a very cool venue...Video It's been a week of videos, and so why not end it with another one, this time covering the recent PKN Cagliari Vol. 3, both the event itself and behind-the-scenes. Calendar Here's what you can expect in terms of PK action over the weekend. First, tonight (July 6), you'll find the following three events: PKN Nishinomiya Vol. 13, PKN Pisa Vol. 2, and PKN Castellon de la Plana Vol. 1. On Saturday, there's PKN Shenzhen Vol. 11, and PKN Marseille-Provence Vol. 19, which marks that city's 5th anniversary. On Sunday, you can catch PKN Christchurch Vol. 14 -- see this post for more on that event, and an update on post-earthquake Christchurch.
MAY 30, 2012
From Winnipeg to Public Enemy, a Taste of Dutch Design, and Chicago's Tasty Poster
Presentations Tim Hoover is a DJ, producer, promoter, and entertainer whose work has both a sense of humor and wonder. Hear him rap through most of his presentation (from PKN Winnipeg Vol. 9), as he shares his love of music and hip-hop -- something he can't help but want to spread to others. (in English) Ben van der Steen is CEO of Geesa, a Dutch company that has produced bathroom and toilet products since 1885, and in this presentation (in Dutch, from PKN Amersfoort Vol. 6) he tells the story of how he joined the company. A passion for design is what drives Ben, and his journey lead to a line of products by Dutch design superstar Marcel Wanders. Posters We've got some terrific new posters on the Tumblr blog today, with the following events represented: PKN Warsaw Vol. 11, PKN Hong Kong Vol. 12, PKN Cagliari Vol. 3, and PKN Chicago Vol. 22 (pictured above). Photos Again, we have a few photo galleries to share -- note that you'll also find quite a few photosets on our Flickr account, which are also divided in collections.
Calendar We're busy here at the PK mothership in preparation for tonight's (May 30) PKN Tokyo Vol. 92, which is accompanied by PKN Providence Vol. 38, PKN Jersey Vol. 1, and PKN Hamilton Vol. 10. Tomorrow, you can look forward to PKN Plzen Vol. 1, PKN Seattle Vol. 36, PKN Ulladulla Vol. 3, and PKN Xalapa Vol. 10.
MAY 14, 2012
We're experimenting with this new post format again, trying to give you more bang for your buck in terms of offering a daily snapshot of what's happening in the world of PechaKucha, and trying to save you from the endless streams of feed notifications that seem to clutter our lives. Presentations As we recently covered on the blog, we had a special PechaKucha event this past Friday here in Tokyo, as part of the 10th edition of the Magazine Library exhibition. We invited 5 presenters to cover topics that touch on magazines and print culture, and we'll be sharing all of them online today and tomorrow. Today, you get to hear Audrey Fondecave talk about the upcoming issue of TOO MUCH ("the magazine of romantic geography"), Mike Abelson talk about his stationery brand Postalco, and a recent printing project he embarked on, and Luis Mendo tells us how Tokyo turned this editorial designer into an artist. Posters We've got another new batch of PKN posters and flyers up on our Tumblr blog, including a few examples of what was produced for PKN Manizales Vol. 1 (above, a flyer), as well as from PKN Muscat Vol. 1, PKN Beirut Vol. 13, PKN Buffalo Vol. 12, PKN Cagliari Vol. 2, and PKN Moscow Vol. 12. Event Photos We know you love seeing event photos -- to get a feel for how PKNs are being done around the world -- and we're going to be sharing even more, by posting links to even more galleries than in the past. Pictured above, a scene from March's PKN Sao Paulo Vol. 10, as well as a few happy attendees during the beer break.
Links A few PechaKucha-related links from around the webosphere.
- A fun call-for-entries video (above) for the upcoming PKNs (Vol. 2 and 3) in Genoa
- An interview (in Russian) with our friends from PKN Moscow at Theoryandpractice
- We don't usually like to give too much instructions on how to do a presentation -- we like to see how each person approaches the format -- but for those in need a few tips, this post might help
Calendar It's a quiet Monday with no PechaKucha Nights happening tonight, but tomorrow night, Helsingborg will be hosting its PechaKucha Night Vol. 8, happening at the Helsingborgs Stadsteater.