The whole thing that powers a PechaKucha event -- whether it's a city-based PechaKucha Night or a "Powered by PechaKucha" event -- is the "20 images x 20 seconds" format. WATCH is where you'll find presentations from all over the world -- get inspired!
How To Create The WOW Factor in Interiors
BY YASMIN CHOPIN
@ VOL 5
ON JUN 07, 2016
“A lot of clients ask me for the WOW factor in their homes. Well, what is it? Quite simply, it’s a physical reaction to what you see.”
In How To Create The WOW Factor in Interiors from PechaKucha Night Cambridge Vol. 5, Interior Designer Yasmin Chopin shares some of the theory behind what makes an ordinary home extraordinary. Discover the styles, colours, tones and influences that make a home more than just a home.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016.
BY ROB MCCONNELL
@ VOL 27
ON JUN 10, 2016
“How can I get [students] away from the computer, pull them out of the screen, and how can I get them to think with their hands and to approach things outside of a pixel?”
In Plastic Printing from PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol. 27, Rob McConnell shares the technique of printing typography and designs using LEGO pieces. As a Graphic Design Professor at Brigham Young University Hawaii, he is interested in exploring all the possible learning experiences that this technique allows. This presentation covers how he came upon the idea and some of the plastic printing work that we have produced in the past year.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2016.
ABCycling in Beirut
BY SIWAR KRAYTEM
@ VOL 24
ON JAN 20, 2016
"'Why on earth ride a bike in this city ?' This is the way I started my graduation project thinking of the reasons why I would ride a bike or anyone would also ride a bike."
In ABCycling in Beirut from PechaKucha Night Beirut Vol.24, Siwar Kraytem is passionate about design and cycling. As part of her final year project, she created this guide to cycling in one of the least bike-friendly cities, Beirut. Beautifully illustrated and filled with a wonderful sense of humor, this guide will help you get on your two-wheels in any concrete jungle.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2016.
Bringing it Down to Size
BY BRIAN HIGBEE
@ VOL 5
ON MAR 15, 2016
"I'll be concentrating on one aspect of my art making, practice, which is small-scale sculpture, models, miniature landscape."
In Bringing it Down to Size from Pechakucha Night Beacon Vol.5, Brian Higbee talks about his series of sculptures that use scale models to provide wry political commentary on the larger world.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, June 21.
Dancing in the Office
BY YULIA SKOGOREVA
@ VOL 136
ON JUN 02, 2016
"For me, dancers represent freedom, while salarymen represent something opposite. I like to create this interaction."
In Dancing in the Office from PKN Tokyo Vol. 136, photographer Yulia Skogoreva found herself on an interesting and unexpected path that took her from linguistics, to dance, to photography. In her latest project she juxtaposes two completely opposite elements of society, busy salarymen and dancers, and the results are delightful. Have a look!
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, June 17th, 2016.
Sparks: The Magic of the Grid
BY ALEX HALBLEIB
@ VOL 5
ON MAY 19, 2016
"The whole idea of being connected in some way, shape, or form, through this system that people set up, is so we can actually help each other do better things."
In Sparks: The Magic of the Grid from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 5, electrical engineer at Whirlpool Corporation, Alex Halbleib distills an explanation of the mechanics (and magic) and the ubiquitous grid that brings our homes energy every day and night. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, (that's pronounced "Loo-ih-vil", without the "S"!) Alex is currently working in the advanced engineering where he hopes to make the world's connection just a little bit stronger.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016.
How One Man on a 75-Pound Bicycle Took a City's Temperature
BY NICHOLAS RAJKOVICH
@ VOL 16
ON APR 14, 2016
"How do we start thinking about heat waves and why are heat waves so important?"
In How One Man on a 75-Pound Bicycle Took a City's Temperature from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 16, architect and University at Buffalo Professor, Nicholas B. Rajkovich describes the design of a bicycle-based weather station used to find the “hot spots” of Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Every year in the United States, more people die from heat waves than any other type of natural disaster. Extreme heat events are expected to increase in the future due to climate change. Collecting a fine scale of microclimatic data can help to determine how physical characteristics contribute to human exposure to ground and air temperatures. These data also suggest how urban design strategies can reduce the impacts of the urban heat island effect. However, microclimate measurement poses substantial challenges. Rajkovich’s work investigates the intersection of energy efficient buildings, renewable energy, and climate change resilience.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016.
Advocacy through Animation
"When you educate a man, you educate an individual, but when you educate a woman, you educate a generation."
In Advocacy through Animation from PechaKucha Night Atlanta Vol. 29, Neia Omer tells her story. Animation is a inclusive medium when one is trying to reach a large subset of individuals. What do you do and where do you start if you know absolutely ZERO things about animation? What is your subject matter? Neia Omer's story is a personal journey, a personal goal, a family legacy, and one of animation being the key to her brand of advocacy.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, June 13th, 2016.
Memory Walks - Is This The Way I Went?
BY ARTHUR HUANG
@ VOL 136
ON JUN 02, 2016
"I have over 1500 eggs in my studio at home [and] a very understanding wife."
In Memory Walks - Is This The Way I Went? from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 136, artist and scientist Arthur Huang talks about the evolution of his Memory Walks Project which he began in 2012. This project draws influences from his research work in neuroscience and delves into ways of visualizing everyday memories, on all of all things, eggs. His solo exhibition of the same title is on display at HAGISO from May 17 - June 5, 2016.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" On Friday, June 10th, 2016.
.5 ppi Project
BY DUNCAN DEMPSTER
@ VOL 26
ON MAR 11, 2016
"The system is based on modular wood blocks, and it's intended for anyone to be able to access it. So people of all ages and all backgrounds can be quickly instructed in how to make a print like this."
In .5 ppi Project from PechaKucha Night Honolulu - Vol. 26, Duncan Dempster introduced .5 ppi Project. .5ppi is an ongoing endeavor that generates collaboratively produced prints and installations revolving around the performative, reproductive, and repetitive aspects of printing and print culture. .5ppi means one half pixel per inch, which refers to the image resolution of the first .5ppi project. Duncan Dempster is a Honolulu-based artist and educator and is the executive director of Honolulu Printmakers.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, June 9th, 2016.
Parkour: Dodging Obstacles
BY MAJED AL MEDAWAR
@ VOL 25
ON MAY 25, 2016
"We use the parks and gardens as outdoor gyms, and we use our bodies as obstacles to overcome. And I wasn't afraid to fail."
In Parkour: Dodging Obstacles from PechaKucha Night Beirut Vol. 25, Majed Medawar is a landscape architect and free-runner, amongst other things. In his talk, he tells us about his journey from gymnastics to parkour, from the gym to the outdoors and the city. Listen in to see how Parkour's philosophy and relationship to obstacles changed Majed's relationship to landscapes and challenges.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Webnesday, June 8th, 2016
Between the Lines
BY SHANTI GRUMBINE
@ VOL 5
ON MAR 15, 2016
"I began this series of newspaper cuts called Kenosis in 2011, after being diagnosed with late stage of Lyme disease. I wanted to engage with the world, but felt very isolated, so I grabbed New York Times. And because reading was difficult, I removed the words instead, because what we read affect how we see, so I started altering images as well."
In Between the Lines from PechaKucha Night Beacon Vol. 5, artists Shanti Grumbine talks about how her experience with Lyme disease changed her artistic process to examine what's not there... by manipulating the NYTimes to show what shadows can reveal.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016.