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Take a listen to our Podcast#4 with Vol.15 speaker Nike Dattani, computational scientist who was at Kyoto University for a work stint. From genetic mapping to Einstein's theory of relativity, we tried to ask the hard questions. After a few drinks, the conversation truly became interesting!
Hosted by Ash Ryan and Eric Luong

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This is the third volume of Pecha Kucha Night Kyoto’s podcast. Our guest is photographer Rafael Roman who talks about how he got into taking photos and tells us the stories behind some of his recent shots.

Hosted by Eric Luong and Ash Ryan.

Edited by and music by Ash Ryan.

Eric Luong is a full-time instructor at Kyoto University of Art and Design and a freelance translator of art-related literature.

Ash Ryan creates music and WordPress websites, translates Japanese-English, and is co-founder of alternative creative space イタチshelter in Osaka.

PKN Kyoto Podcast #2

This is the second volume of Pecha Kucha Night Kyoto's podcast. Our guest is Australian textile artist Melinda Heal, who tells us about making traditional Japanese textiles, dyeing, and kimonos.

Hosted by Eric Luong and Ash Ryan.

Edited by and music by Ash Ryan.


Introducing PechaKucha Night Kyoto Podcast!

oin us as we interview past speakers for a deeper look at what they are most passionate about. We'll introduce you to some interesting people in Kyoto, Osaka, Kansai, and beyond.

Pecha Kucha Night Kyoto is held once every 3 months in Kyoto, Japan. We love locals and visitors! Get in touch if you want to present. Or just come to watch and enjoy the community.

For details and contact info, check out our official site at the link below.

On the week where we are again celebrating on the front page of the site the fact that we love seeing videos from our PechaKucha Nights around the world, here is another great one to fall in our laps, this time for a series rather close to our HQ, and that's PechaKucha Kyoto. Watch the video here, or embedded below.

Vol.13, 2014年3月16日: Introducing some speakers!


Indonesian designer Adit Respati shares his unique design works! インドネシア人のデザイナーAditさんが自分のユニークな作品を紹介します!

"The term ‘graphic design’ was often related to prints, publication, and other 2d format designs. However as time goes, technology develops and it gives more option on how you can present your design works. In this presentation I will share how I make use of other media to create a graphic design solution that doesn’t really stick to the 2d formats."

Speaker JS Mayrand will talk about his work and up-coming solo exhibition! Join us! スピーカーJS Mayrandが自分の作品や個展について発表します。是非応援に来てください!


Vol.13 speaker: Tamami Suzuki!
「親友が全身脱毛症に罹ったことがきっかけで、髪を失った女性のための、オリジナルウィッグを考案し、制作・販売しています。髪を剃って商品開発に努めました。プレゼン頑張りますので応援しに来てください!」"When a good friend of mine lost all of her hair, I wanted to help women in her position, so I started to study, make and sell original wigs. I shave my head to develop new products. Come and cheer me on!"

Masahiro Nakata will introduce his cool jewelery designs! ジュエリーデザイナー中田さんが作品を紹介します!

From the minute the lights came up at the end of the inaugural BitSummit—a humble but ultimately successful effort—we immediately took the enthusiasm and feedback and support gathered from the first event and set our sights on creating an even better follow-up for 2014. Many of the indie teams who joined us for BitSummit MMXIII have already experienced exciting new levels of collaboration and success over the past year. Simply speaking, BitSummit is having an effect, and we want to build on that momentum.

For BitSummit MMXIV (March 7-9) we’ve expanded the size, the length, and the quality, with three days worth of guest speakers and musical guests, combined together in an event unlike anything ever seen.

Also taking part in tomorrow's Vol. 100 is PKN Kyoto organizer Eric Luong. We'd of course have loved for all our amazing PKN organizers to take part, but having a few of them there is at least a nice consolation prize.

PechaKucha Night京都からはオーガナイザーのEricさんとチームメンバーの皆さんが登場してくださいます。お楽しみに!

PKN Cork Vol. 1 Presentations What's an anamorphic lens? Find out in this presentation (from PKN Cork Vol. 1) by Mike Hannon, as he talks about his love of this photography accessory, leaving you with the following thought: How can something so geeky be so entertaining? In this presentation (in Italian, from PKN Pisa Vol. 1), Juri Favilli covers an architectural renovation project for a flat in the middle of Florence's old town. The concept was to have new living areas in which most of the home's functions were placed in the walls. You end up with a living space with almost no furniture, which answered the client's request of wanting an "ordered home." PKN Kyoto Vol. 7 Posters There are no new additions to the Tumblr blog today, so we'll highlight (above) yesterday's PKN Kyoto Vol. 7 flyer -- the event takes place this coming Sunday (June 17). PKN Ottawa Vol. 5 Photos Above, a first look -- and a panoramic one at that -- at the scene for last night's PKN Ottawa Vol. 5, about 30 minutes before the start. As PKN Ottawa organizer Remco Volmer tells us, "the speakers were great, the room was nearly at capacity, and the vibe was terrific." Calendar First up, here are tonight's (June 14) events: PKN Pittsfield Vol. 14, PKN Toronto Vol. 16, PKN Ornskoldsvik Vol. 1, PKN Portsmouth Vol. 11, and PKN Saint-Etienne Vol. 10. Tomorrow, you can look forward to the following four events: PKN Zilina Vol. 19, PKN Orlando Vol. 6, PKN Des Moines Vol. 10, and PKN Paris Vol. 18. 

PKN Toronto Vol. 13 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. PKN Nantes Vol. 3 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). PKN Cancun Vol. 3 PKN Cancun Vol. 3 PKN Cancun Vol. 3 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.  

PKN Edmonton Vol. 13 Links A few links from around the web, including two that relate to the recent PKN Edmonton Vol. 13 (pictured above).

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.


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