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29 OCT

NEXT EVENT VOL 118

(日本語は英語の下にあります)
For the 3rd straight year, PechaKucha will have a huge presence at Tokyo Designers Week with our biggest PechaKucha Night of the year, under the dome on the TDW grounds. It's going to be an amazing celebration of design, so make sure not to miss it! We promise a lineup of "geniuses" in the field, covering design from every angle possible.

The lineup of presenters will be updated over the coming weeks, and make sure to follow us on FacebookTwitter, or our Tokyo blog for all the news, and more info on the presenters.

You can watch past presentations from our TDW editions at the Tokyo Designers Week Channel.

日本最大のデザインイベント&アートイベント、東京デザイナーズウィークで、今年もペチャクチャナイトを開催します。デザインやあらゆる分野のクリエイティブの「天才」がプレゼンをします!毎回大盛況の、この特別なペチャクチャナイトに、ぜひ遊びにきてくださいね!

プレゼンターの顔ぶれは来週以降発表します。Facebookページツイッター東京ブログをチェックすることもお忘れなく。

過去の東京デザイナーズウィークのプレゼンテーションはこちらからどうぞ。 

Photo by Michael Holmes, taken at last year's edition.

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Featured Presentation

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SPREAD Creative Unit

Artist and Designer in Japan

Life Stripe

PRESENTED ON JUL 30, 2014
IN TOKYO @ VOL 116

クリエイティブユニットSPREAD の二人は、1日の行動を色に置き換え、色彩のパターンとして表現するアートワークを2004年から行っています。延べ15万週にも及ぶ、いろいろな人たちの1日「生活の模様」。多様でカラフルな色彩パターンは、見る人に、「LIFE」をいきいきと伝えます。

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Cactus

BY TIM DAWSON
@ TOKYO GAME SHOW 2014 ON SEP 18, 2014

Tim Dawson, one third of his team from Witch Beam, talks about the indie game, Assault Android Cactus and how he was lead to making the shooter game. An action/arcade indie game that has been grabbing the attention of many companies and gamers alike. 

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GlobZ

BY ALEXANDRE HOUDENT
@ TOKYO GAME SHOW 2014 ON SEP 18, 2014

Alexandre Houdent is the co-founder of the Paris gaming company, GlobZ, and he talks about all the games that his company has made since 2000. Summarizing the collection of games that Globz has created over the years, and trying to keep up with the market and various platforms that have challenged the company to keep updating and working to make new games attract new gamers along the way. 

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Getting Started

BY MATT SMITH
@ TOKYO GAME SHOW 2014 ON SEP 18, 2014

Matt Smith talks through his idea for a game app, and the process that is ahead to get started. Going into the detail of how to make a gaming app do well, and what it will take to get it out to the public. 

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Banding Together through Games

BY ROGER HICKS
@ TOKYO GAME SHOW 2014 ON SEP 18, 2014

Roger Hicks talks about his games and how his life has inspired his games to come to life. His love of music and getting lost, inspired and encouraged him to keep working on developing games, and meeting new people along the way. 

Making a band can mean more than getting together to make music. It can bring people together, to get lost, make music, and fight evil galactical wars.   

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FaunaCafe

BY TIM WOOD
@ POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA: STARTUP THE PARTY SF X TOKYO ON SEP 18, 2014

Tim Wood, Natsuko Kikutake, and Hirokazu Morita believe that the maid and cat cafes present nowadays are old hat, and here they introduce a new service that is out to take the companion cafe idea to an entirely different level. 

Having the ability to see and talk to your favorite cat, or Maid, anywhere and anytime, is important. Through the internet and moble devices, you are now able to enjoy the companionship of any animal, through the FaunaCafe. 

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Don Quijote price with the Isetan shopping experience

BY MEGUMI SHIOBARA
@ POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA: STARTUP THE PARTY SF X TOKYO ON SEP 18, 2014

Itent on melding the convenience of Japan's favorite everything-store Don Quijote, and the luxurious experience of Isetan, Will Stockwell, Megumi Shiobara, Reinis Udris, and Hideo Chikaike try to capture the essence of what makes each retailer unique. 

Avoiding the cramped space, poor service and long lines of Don Quijote, people rather pay the extra cash for better experience. What shoppers really want, are brand products without the feeling of shopping a mosh pit, and without the heavy price tag.

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Discretion may be advised

BY LAUREN NGUYEN
@ POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA: STARTUP THE PARTY SF X TOKYO ON SEP 18, 2014

The back-alleys of Tokyo are littered with the famous "Love Hotels" of Japan, and here Naoko "Funky" Yamanaka, Hiro Maeda, Ian Grossberg, and Lauren Nguyen investiagate this cultural phenomena. They delve into potential solutions for the industry itself...

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Getting Around

BY DANIEL PERUJO
@ POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA: STARTUP THE PARTY SF X TOKYO ON SEP 18, 2014

Daniel Perujo, Ryosuke Minami, Adam Gries, and Samson Yee take us to Tokyo's most fashionable district: Takeshita Street. 

Explaining the enviroment of the popular place of Tokyo, Harajuku, is not very shopper friendly. Thinking of the famous rotating sushi restaurants, the idea of rotating fashion restaurants was born. 

 

TOKYO Blog

La Carmina's Underworld Trips and Offbeat Travels

Want a first-class ticket to the subculture underworld of Tokyo? You’ve come to the right place.
La Carmina is a travel TV host and blog writer, who travels the world seeking out the off-beat subculture of each city she visits. In “La Carmina’s Underworld Trips and Offbeat Travels” from PKN Tokyo Vol. 115, we see Tokyo is her favorite city because she finds something for everyone — from monkey taverns to Victorian dollhouse cafes. Come check out what La Carmina has discovered within Tokyo!

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About the City's Organizers

  • Don Kratzer

    A creative director based in Tokyo, he also produces vinyl toys and collaborates with artists through his Fig-lab brand. His latest project is the "Finger Five" series, made up of short vinyl figures that you can place on your fingers. He also helps run the PechaKucha Night series in Tokyo, which is held on the last Wednesday of every month.

  • Jean Snow

    Executive Director of the PechaKucha organization, he also helps run the PechaKucha Night in Tokyo -- please get in touch if you are interested in presenting at a future event. For a more intimate salon-like discussion group, join him at his monthly PauseTalk event. A longtime resident of Tokyo, he lives and breathes design, pop culture, and gaming, sustained by an unhealthy addiction to magazines and frequent visits to his favorites cafes. He has reported on these obsessions for various online/offline publications, including the following: Time, Inside (Australian Design Review), Gizmodo, Gridskipper, Kotaku, 1UP, Tokyo Q, Superfuture, OK Fred, Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel, I.D. (International Design), Metropolis, Azure, MoCo Loco, Kateigaho International Edition, Wired's Game|Life, PingMag, CNNGo, Phaidon, and The Japan Times.

  • Johnny Linnert

    Johnny is always thinking of new ways to help PechaKucha grow -- both online and offline. He manages, edits, and curates content on PechaKucha.org, PechaKucha Global's social networks, and dabbles in IT for both the PechaKucha Global organization and Klein Dytham architecture. He works as a liaison to over 750 PechaKucha City Organizers -- assisting them with licenses, content, and general inquiries. Johnny has also helped to cultivate partnerships with organizations, and develops campaigns to mobilize and leverage the PechaKucha network in new and exciting ways. --------- For PechaKucha's Global Night 2013, in collaboration with Google Japan, he lead the technical production of an 18-hour Global Hangouts event, where the PK founders and team got together with over 75 City Organizers in every timezone to chat about their City, PechaKucha Night, and the Global Night theme "Hidden Heroes". --------- Like many other total dudes from his home of Southern California, he digs design, Mexican food, architecture, tech, and most especially: video games. You can find him scouring Tokyo for killer cheeseburgers, burritos, sushi, and tequila. Righteous. Photo: (c) Michael Holmes

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