AUGUST 06, 2013
Another month has passed and we now find ourselves in the warmth of August -- at least in the Northern hemisphere -- and that means it's also time to share a hot and fresh serving of top 5 presentations (for the month of July). All the presentations are embedded below, or follow the links to watch them on their proper presentation page -- and you can make sure to receive this list every month in your mailbox by subscribing to our global newsletter (in the footer below).
"Dating by Design" by Ayla Newhouse
"Learn Like a Beginner" by Vincent Cabansag
"Three Six Five" by Michelle Lam
"The Most Valuable Skill" by Mike Busch
"What's the Big Idea?!" by Will Russell
JULY 07, 2013
Can you share a story of an act of kindness?
Michelle Lam began a personal project in an effort to not only make a difference in her life, but have a positive impact on the people she came into contact with on a daily basis.
In today's Presentation of the Day, "Three Six Five" from PKN Edmonton Vol. 15, Michelle elaborates on how she decided to create an entire community focused on promoting acts of kindness, and the various social experiments she conducted in this pursuit.
APRIL 12, 2013
From Theater to Digital to Digital Theater!
For our weekend edition of "Presentation of the Day," we let Owen Brierley talk about his career in theatre and digital media, starting with his beginning days in improvisation and musical theater, and moving into digital media and mashups, with collaborations between artists in different mediums, and unconventional theater experiences.
APRIL 09, 2013
Little Cree Books
Canada is home to numerous indigenous peoples, and Cree is among the most prominent languages within the Algonquin culture.
In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Edmonton, Vol. 15) Caylie Gnyra describes her "Little Cree Books" project, which invites volunteers to contribute their artistic and authorial skills to help create a series of leveled e-books for early Cree readers. Caylie has written and illustrated two books already, and with the help of volunteers, more will soon follow. The e-books are available for free at littlecreebooks.com.
APRIL 02, 2013
We hear from Elder Gilman Cardinal and Tashina Makokis, two members of the Cree tribe, separated by a generation. Gilman speaks of his childhood with the tribe, his adulthood outside of it, and his return through eldership. Tashina speaks on the importance of perpetuating the Cree's cultural memory. She discusses her role in bringing together the youth and elders of her community in an effort to preserve cultural traditions.
APRIL 01, 2013
We kick off a new week of "Presentations of the Day" with this fine example by Greg Whistance-Smith, in which he examines what a video game is, and looks at the variety of expressions possible within interactive arts as a whole. He gives several examples of games which he believes have in some way transcended simply being fun, turning into interactive arts or experiences.
MARCH 14, 2013
Guests enjoyed musings on everything from driving and garbage, to a spirited presentation by Steven Hodges on “full-frontal nerdity,” or openly embracing one’s passions. Firefly Theatre & Circus wowed with a stunning aerial performance, while popular local DJs Girls Club spun to an energized crowd.
The fun continued for one Pecha Kucha presenter in particular, as Brian Webb hosted the 29th annual Brian Webb Dance Company (BWDC) Art Auction on Sunday, March 10. Art lovers congregated at the Winspear Centre for a showcase of 73 contemporary art pieces by some of the city’s finest, including Scott Cumberland, Kari Duke and Dean Drever, to name a few.
JUNE 13, 2012
Presentations Payam Shalchian and Jamie Black, two alumni from the Institute Without Boundaries, talk (at PKN Toronto Vol. 13) about the significance of collective action in reviving urbanized environments. They use Lota, a project in Chile, as a case study, reflecting on the project's outcome in relation to various aspects of Toronto. Marek Czechowski is a traveler and researcher, and in his presentation (in Polish, from PKN Koszalin Vol. 7) he talks about the real history of the teutonic knights, who during the 13th century ruled the North of Poland. This is however a history that doesn't follow any school books or academic sources. This story reveals the very truth about the knights, who, according to Marek, were not able to build their famous brick castles themselves... Gaining spontaneous applause, Marek proves they had no necessary knowledge to do this, and that they had insufficient money, as well as insufficient building materials. Posters We have two new posters on our Tumblr blog today: a flyer for PKN Kyoto Vol. 7, and then one from Nantes (pictured above), for the city's upcoming PKN Vol. 3 (set for June 19). Photos We have a few new Facebook galleries to share with you today. Above, a few photos from this past weekend's PKN Cancun Vol. 3 -- the event had been postponed because of bad weather, but this time it was all go for a beautiful outdoor setting.
Links A few links from around the web, including two that relate to the recent PKN Edmonton Vol. 13 (pictured above).
- "Always in Touch With Social Media" [Edmonton Sun]
- "PechaKucha Night: Edmonton #13" [MasterMaq's Blog]
- "Presentation Skills I Learnt from PechaKucha" [Design Sojourn]
Calendar Tonight's (June 13) PechaKucha satisfaction comes your way from PKN Okayama Vol. 14 and PKN Adelaide Vol. 3. Tomorrow, look out for these events: PKN Pittsfield Vol. 2, PKN Toronto Vol. 16, PKN Sheffield Vol. 11, PKN Ornskoldsvik Vol. 1, PKN Portsmouth Vol. 11, and PKN Saint-Etienne Vol. 10.
JUNE 08, 2012
The poster is designed by Bahraini designer Muna Yateem, who recently launched her brand HARAKA (a common word used by Bahrainis which means to wear or do something with swagger). The idea behind the poster is making fun of Bahrainis and their reaction when they hear and pronounce PechaKucha, some find it very difficult and its even funnier when elder people try to say PechaKucha. The great thing about this parody is the fact that PechaKucha has an audience from all age groups and the word itself makes it "special" in Bahrain.And although not a poster, here's a look at the new logo for PKN Seoul -- the series has been on hiatus for quite a few years now, but is about to relaunch this summer. Photos We've got another fresh batch of photo galleries from around the web, and if you missed the live streaming of the recent PKN Edmonton Vol. 13, you can still watch the video here, courtesy of the Edmonton Journal. Above, the scene at PKN Nara Vol. 2.
- PKN Champaign-Urbana Vol. 9 [Facebook]
- PKN Nara Vol. 2 [Facebook]
- PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 [Flickr]
- "PechaKucha to unite ideas, stories, performances" [Toledo Free Press]
- "Quick fire questions: Chris Brown (Vol 5, April 2012)" -- part of series of quick interviews on PKN Birmingham's site with its Vol. 5 presenters