NEXT EVENT VOL 120
Time to end the year with our annual festive December edition, which we do a bit earlier than usual (this year on Tuesday, December 16). Join us for some mulled wine, yule logs, and a fun collection of presentations!
Courtesy of our friends at Autodesk, we will be giving away 5 iPad minis loaded with the latest Autodesk apps -- don’t miss a chance to win!
Start Up the Party
BY KEIGO FUKUGAKI
@ POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA: STARTUP THE PARTY SF X TOKYO
ON SEP 18, 2014
Alisaun and Keigo Fukugaki, along with Nina Mehta travel to Tokyo, from San Francisco to bring together the minds of young minds and entrepreneurs to create new ideas for the future of Japan. Starting off in the Bay Area city, the trio expanded and grown over time, creating some amazing memories and new invative ideas with new people. Traveling abroad is their goal to see what is out in the world, and how they can help make it a better place.
Dreamliner of Design
Paul Pugh is the Executive Creative Director for Amazon Kindle and Fire Products, and in this personal presentation for Tokyo Designers Week 2014, he takes us on a tour of the dreamliner of his dreams, using the exercise to also illustrate his design philosophy. Pull up your seat, and prepare to take flight in Paul's imaginary vessel of design.
"Presentation of the Day" on November 14, 2014.
Tools for Design
BY JORDAN BRANDT
@ VOL 118
ON OCT 29, 2014
Jordan Brandt is the resident Technology Futurist at Autodesk, and in the spirit of Tokyo Designers Week (where this presentation was given), he takes us on a tour of the potential tools of design, and what it can mean for the future of design.
BY BRUCE OSBORN
@ VOL 118
ON OCT 29, 2014
Photographer Bruce Osborn is a longtime resident of Japan, and in this presentation he describes "Oyako" (a Japanese word that signifies both parent and child), a multi-decade photography project that has consumed his life, and given him amazing insights into Japanese society, and the fantastically diverse family links that exists between parent and child.
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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.
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 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