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Let's take a look at what's happening in PechaKucha today. Presentations As we promised yesterday, we continue to share presentations from last Friday's special PechaKucha event at the Magazine Library exhibition. Today you can hear Antonin Gaultier talk about his new digital Tokyo fashion magazine, De Rigueur (available for Kindle), and Tokyo-based designer Ian Lynam shares some of the magazine titles that have had a big impact on him. PKN Koszalin Vol. 9 Posters Two new posters today on our Tumblr blog, starting with the one (above) for the upcoming PKN Koszalin Vol. 9 (on May 25). You see a piece of the amazing venue where it will be held in it, and below, a better look. You'll also find the beautifully illustrated poster for PKN Barcelona Vol. 16. PKN Koszalin Vol. 9 It's the Koszalin Amphitheatre, and it can hold 3000 spectators -- that's PKN Tel Aviv territory! PKN Beirut Vol. 8 Events We of course have a few new galleries of event photos to point out, and the photo above is an oldie but goodie, from PKN Beirut Vol. 8 (the most recent event in that city was last week's Vol. 14).

Here we have a report from PKN Nishinomiya organizer Brent Jones on the city's recent PKN Vol. 12:

Friday, April 13 (that's right . . . Friday the 13th) was another raucous night of creativity and fun at CUBE in Nishinomiya. We continue to attract an eclectic mix of presenters, and this beautiful Spring night was no exception. We started the evening by showing Mark Dytham’s PechaKucha Global Events presentation from the PKN website. We explained to the audience that we are locked into our set events (because our venue is a school), but that we try to promote these events as much as we can. Our first live presenter was Teruko Ashida, who introduced her organic fruit farm in Amagasaki and the events she holds there. Peter Sterlacci followed up with a lively introduction to Personal Branding. Shuji Narita came next with a humorous look at common English mistakes made by Japanese, and he was followed by Carmen Tamas and Shawn White swapping musings about the charms of Japan and Romania. Our Beer Break was followed by a PKN formatted workshop on Old School Hip Hop by Warren Decker. Natsuko Shiraishi then introduced her work with groups of indigenous Mangyan on the island of Mindoro in the Philippines. The audience was then treated to the trials and tribulations of learning how to scull by Richard Miller, and Wes Lang rounded out the night with a poetic look at Unkai, or the sea of clouds that can be viewed from various summits in Japan. We again enlisted the help of several students in introducing the presenters and keeping the evening full of unexpected twists and turns, and are already looking forward to PKN Nishinomiya Volume 13 on July 6th.

Calendar As we mentioned yesterday, tonight (May 15) you can look forward to PKN Helsingborg Vol. 8, and then tomorrow night (May 16) Wagga Wagga will be hosting its PKN Vol. 6.

Ears Time to end the week with one more great example of the 20x20 format. "Ears," a presentation by artist Tony Curran, was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Wagga Wagga Vol. 4.

Ears are unique to each individual person in shape and size. They are acoustic filters of the world around us and shape the character of the sounds we hear. This presentation looks at what was learned from an artist-in-residency project in Sydney, Australia, which involved drawing studies of 153 different people's ears.

Flyer for PKN Wagga Wagga Vol. 5 Flyer for PKN Wagga Wagga Vol. 5 The latest PechaKucha Night in Wagga Wagga (Vol. 5) was held just a few days ago, and here's a look at the flyer that was produced for the event -- we love the folding motif. And it was a great event too, as organizer Justy Phillips tells us: "It was an absolute smasher of a night. We had 130 people which has broken all records here and were well over the capacity 80 room we use. We made hot mulled wine as it's winter here and had such a good night."

PKN Wagga Wagga Vol. 1

PechaKucha Night recently debuted in Wagga Wagga, and from what organizer Justy Phillips tells us, it was quite the launch.

It was a spectacular night. We all had a great time and the room was absolutely packed out. There's a real buzz about the event around town. The sign you see featured in one of these images was made by co-organizer Sabine Pagan. She's a jeweller, so this wooden sign was a piece of cake to knock up the night before the event! What a great idea this event is!

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