PECHAKUCHA DAILY BLOG Posts
MAY 24, 2013
Up on the Mountains
John All climbs from valleys to peaks in the Peruvian Andes mountains to gather data on the environmental effects of fire, grazing, and erosion.
In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA Vol. 1), John talks about the samples he took while climbing, the relationship between his expeditions and his scientific research, and the deterioration of the peaks due to global climate change.
MAY 23, 2013
They come from the rivers. They drown swimmers, they challenge travelers to a sumo wrestling match. They will take your shiri-kodama.
What are they? They are the Kappa: a mysterious, monstrous, water-dwelling species of Japan, and in this edition of Presentation of the Day (from the special PKN Tokyo at the Heineken Star Lounge in Harajuku) author Matt Alt gives us some possibly life-saving tips on how to deal with these elusive creatures.
MAY 23, 2013
MAY 22, 2013
Culinary artist, painter, crocheter, and all-around Renaissance woman Mhairi Wild speaks (at PKN Dundee, Scotland Vol. 5) about the process -- though perhaps more specifically -- the art of making cakes.
In this edition of Presentation of the Day, she goes into depth on some of her recipes and cake-constructing secrets: the importance of balance between flavors, the consistency of the cake and icing, and the design elements of the cake’s decoration. A delectable treat of a presentation indeed!
MAY 21, 2013
He makes a point to demonstrate how even the simplest, smallest adjustments in a design can fundamentally change the way a product is used or interacted with.
MAY 20, 2013
Self-proclaimed "gaming-fashionista" Kyle McLain is a longtime fan of all things Nintendo. In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from the very special PechaKucha at the Heineken Star Lounge in Harajuku) Kyle goes into depth on the secondary role gaming's famed sidekick Luigi (of the Super Mario Bros. franchise) plays in refererence to his older brother Mario, his emotional range, and his history as a character within the Nintendo compendium.
MAY 20, 2013
Just by looking at the poster it's plain to see the focus will be expressing data by way of design. Get clued-in on the details for this assuredly invigorating event by checking out Table XI's blog post.
MAY 19, 2013
This edition of Presentation of the Day comes to you from the annals of PechaKucha yore (well, from PKN Tokyo Vol. 53) and features interpreter-by-trade Sarah Stark speaking of her life growing up foreign in Japan. Additionally, she goes into detail on how people-watching inspired her to take up photography.
MAY 17, 2013
In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Memphis, TN Vol. 6), graduate student Susannah Acuff talks about her journey from pre-med to anthropology. She began by shadowing her grandfather, a physician, in free clinics, and examined the cultural opinions and use of health care and insurance, which eventually led her to Africa, where she examined alternative models for health insurance, instead of the for-profit model found in the United States.
MAY 16, 2013
Kenichi Asano, who currently works at repairing Buddha statues, talks about his endeavors with karakuri puppets. In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from the special PechaKucha x Design-Ah! exhibition) he discusses how he employs traditional Japanese statuemaking techniques with a modern twist; from sculptural representations of robots to popular video game characters.