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Radio Eva

BY YOSHIO MUTO
@ VOL 109 ON DEC 04, 2013

Yoshio Muto presents products from his company, Radio Eva. These products are all based on a TV show called Evangelion. They have recently started a new line called Evangelion Red in which they selected red things from the show and used them as a theme to design new products.

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Anime fan

BY VEERLE ZANDSTRA
@ VOL 8 ON DEC 03, 2013

Anime is niet alleen een Japanse tekenstijl, het is een lijfstijl. De 15-jarige Veerle Zandstra vertelt over haar passie voor manga comics en anime gebruiken.

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Mind Playin' Tricks

BY MARC TER HORST
@ VOL 12 ON NOV 27, 2014

Art Director Marc ter Horst start elk project vanuit een helder gesteld concept. De kracht van zijn werk ligt in het maken van niet direct voor de hand liggende combinaties van thema’s, onderwerpen, symbolen of iconen waardoor nieuwe interessante verbanden en betekenissen ontstaan. In de uitvoering zoekt Marc naar visueel inspirerende oplossingen waarbij inhoud en vorm elkaar versterken. In zijn werk maakt hij geen onderscheid tussen autonome kunst en toegepaste kunst.

Het werk van Marc communiceert op een directe manier met als doel publiek op een nieuwe manier naar bestaande zaken te laten kijken.

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Anime Masters

BY HIROMI ITO
@ JAPANESE ART OR ART IN JAPAN? ON FEB 19, 2015

Hiromi Ito talks about the empire of Japanese anime and its huge popularity across the world. She also speaks about the many people and industries involve in creating these animations.

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Paintings about Dogs..

BY ADRIENNE ISNARD
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 05, 2015

Adrienne Isnard talks about the many different type of dog she enjoys to paints. She also uses many unique styles and platforms to paint with, from watercolors to Microsoft paint.

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What's 'Cool Japan'?

BY BENJAMIN BOAS
@ VOL 124 ON APR 22, 2015

最近よく聞く「Cool Japan / クールジャパン」って何でしょう?子供の時から漫画やアニメ、テレビゲームなど日本のサブカルチャーにハマり、日本人以上に日本人らしいアメリカ人のBenjamin Boas(ベンジャミン・ボアス)さんが、自身の体験からクールジャパンを熱く語ります!

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Dogs Dogs Dogs

BY STEVEN PETERMAN
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Steven Peterman loves dogs! He takes us through some of his most memorable foster dog experiences, the good, the bad, the gross! 

Steven is the founder and director of the world famous Sketchbook Project. He currently resides in Brooklyn with his wife of five years, Sara, and their very tolerant cat, Thrifty.

If interested in fostering dogs in the NYC area, check out the following website. Steven insists it will change your life:

fosterdogsnyc.com

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.GIFs: an Emotive Vocabulary

BY SHA HWANG
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Sha Hwang takes us through the history of .gifs, and their use in society, as an emotive vocabulary for current events, sports, and every day life.

Sha is an information designer and technologist based mostly in Brooklyn. A failed architect and an accidental entrepreneur, Sha has designed and built work for clients such as the New York Times, MTV, Flickr, and Adobe. Previously, Sha worked at Stamen Design and later cofounded the company Movity, which was acquired by Trulia. Sha spends his nights trawling Tumblr and printing gifs as Gifpop and his days working with Nava to improve healthcare.gov and other parts of government.

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The Art of the Shot

BY COLIN RAMSAY
@ VOL 4 ON JAN 19, 2016

Film maker Colin Ramsay talks us through 19 of his favourite films which highlight the clever camera angles that directors use to augment storytelling to create atmosphere.

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Nakano: Tokyo’s East Village

BY BENJAMIN BOAS
@ VOL 132 ON JAN 27, 2016

"Nakano is a place where you can be yourself, where you can do things your own way."

In Nakano: Tokyo’s East Village from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 132, repeat presenter and crowd favorite, Japanophile Extraordinaire Benjamin Boas takes the stage as the newly anointed "Nakano Ambassador”, championing one of Tokyo's more eccentric neighborhoods. Adding the title to an already long list of accolades including being the only foreigners to publish a manga in Japan, titled "Everything I Know About Japan I Learned From Comics and Video Games", here he give us a deeper perspective on the charms of this illustrious Tokyo ward.

Benjamin Boasさんは、4歳の時から箸を使いビデオゲームで遊んできた大の親日家。昨年は小学館から著書『日本のことは、マンガとゲームで学びました。』を出版され、PKN Vol. 122でもプレゼンテーションされました。昨秋に中野区観光大使に就任し、2回目のPKN出演となる今回は、その中野区のディープな魅力をたっぷり紹介していただきます。Benjaminさんの熱い中野愛に魅了され、月末は皆さんきっと中央線に乗ることになるでしょう。お出かけ前に、PKNで中野情報をしっかりインプットしてください!

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, January 29th, 2016. 

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PKN Gothenburg Vol. 22 Gets Animated

The next PechaKucha Night in Gothenburg (Vol. 22) is coming up -- it's set to happen October 19 at the Angereds Teater -- and organizer Jesper Larsson shares the fun animated gif he put together to promote the event, which was inspired by one of the presentations that will be part of the night ("From Inception to reality; the science of Sci-Fi"). The words read: "You're dreaming about" "taking the tram to Angered" "to visit Pecha Kucha" Here's a list of the presenters set to take the mic. Anu Niskanen – Burma Martin Gustafsson – What is humour? Almira Osmanovic Thunström – Brain researcher: “From Inception to reality; the science of Sci-Fi” Brendan Tate – Copywriter: ”’Swenglish 101- a crash course in English Copywriting” Kajsa Arnoldson – Wrestling Lisa Gröön – Arthur Rimbaud Marcus Persson – GBG Nonstop / Safewalk Länsmansgården

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An Animated PKN Montevideo Vol. 7

We shared with you the other day the poster and flyer that was designed for last night's PechaKucha Night in Montevideo Vol. 7, and here's more in the form of an animated GIF that reveals all six posters that were produced and mixed.

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Rethinking Design, Some Animation Love, and the Aalen Poster Explosion

Presentations Doreen Toutikian thinks that design can change the world for the better, and that's what she hopes to achieve with her "Rethinking Design Through Cross-Cultural Collaboration" project -- see her describe it in this presentation from PKN Beirut Vol. 13. Sebastian Alvarez loves animation, and that could help explain how he ended up becoming an animator. He uses this presentation (from PKN Miami Vol. 14) to describe the main principles behind animation, and shows how all animated forms (2D, CG) can be used to tell stories in original and creative ways. Posters We found this Facebook gallery of posters for Aalen's past PKNs, and so have added a few of them (the ones we'd never seen before) to our Tumblr blog -- and that's the one for PKN Aalen Vol. 2 you see pictured above. We've also added the poster for this week's PKN Portland, Maine Vol. 19 -- next up for the city is the momentous Vol. 20! Photos Today's photo galleries, as well as an event report. The photo above is from PKN Maribor Vol. 7.Photos from PKN San Sebastian (Vol. 5, Vol. 6, Vol. 7, Vol. 8) [Flickr]PKN Maribor Vol. 7 [Flickr]PKN Hamilton Vol. 7 [Facebook]PKN Logrono Vol. 9 [Flickr]Photos from PKN Bellingham (Vol. 1 and Vol. 3) [Facebook]PKN Sacramento organizer Claire Obenson reports on the city's recent Vol. 17:There were presentations from creative professions across the spectrum, such as a playwright, David Blue Garrison, host of the event, who showed posters of his work; there was Andrea Lepore, the creative director for a well known restaurant, Hot Italian, who showed her plans for a well known strip, called Del Paso Blvd; we had Melissa Magliola who showed off her new company, Compliment Rings, whose proceeds "give back" to the community; Veronica Delgado, the great publicist and Artist Agent showed off her endeavours and volunteering efforts; Famed architect, Owen T. Jones presented images about "inside versus outside" spaces; Dennis Dong, another famed architect and PK Night veteran presenter showed off his anonymous spaces and lastly, Marvin Maldonado presented images from his wife's new boutique, Gypsy Mobile Boutique, Sacramento's first mobile boutique. Overall, this was one of the most interesting PK Nights we have ever held and thanks to all who participated!Calendar Tonight (May 22) you'll find your PKN action in Montreal (Vol. 22), Dnipropetrovsk (Vol.1), and Dundee (Vol. 3), while tomorrow (May 23) you can look to these events for some PKN satisfaction: PKN Prague Vol. 29, PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 3, PKN Leksand Vol. 4, and PKN Copenhagen's very special Vol. 20.

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Improving Our City Streets, a Czech Animation Project, and a Report from Sacramento

Presentations Barry Wilson is a landscape architect, and in his presentation (from PKN Shenzhen Vol. 11) he hopes to show how we can work to make our city streets function in a better and more efficient way. Animánie is an innovative project with the goal of spreading the possibilities of animation to the general public. As you'll find out in this presentation (in Czech, from PKN Plzen Vol. 1), it promotes artistic expression by children and youth in the field of animation. Posters On the Tumblr blog today is the poster for this month's special London Design Festival edition of that city's PechaKucha Night series, taking place on September 21 at the Designjunction venue (The Sorting Office 21-31 New Oxford Street). The event has a fantastic lineup, including Lee Broom, Ben Rousseau, William Hall, Anthony Burrill, Moritz Waldermeyer, Amos Merchant, Jason Bruges, Giles Miller, Joe Doucet, and Andrew Stafford.  Event Report Here's a report from PKN Sacramento organizer Claire Obenson on the city's recent Vol. 18:Held for the first time at the amazing Hot Italian Restaurant, it featured several presenters: John Krempel and his stunning art; self-possessed College students, Olivia, Rachel and Kelsey who showed photography and art; Robina Conway and her awesome wall paintings; Scott Vaughn with his bamboo tatooed leg and his fishing exploits; Entertaining architect, Dennis Dong and PK Night Poster Designer extraordinaire, Julie Vatuone, who presented work from her new business - Dirty up the Dress - with her business partner, Sonia Hidalgo. Sonia in her first jaunt as an MC was sparkling with her off-the-cuff kind remarks about the presenters and her ad-libbed presentation. It was simply awesome! Sonia will also be MCing Pecha Kucha Night Vol 19 during Sacramento's first ever Architecture Festival - stay tuned!Calendar Tonight (September 11) we have PKN Toronto Vol. 17, with tomorrow night featuring the following four events: PKN Cleveland Vol. 16, PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 5, PKN Bozeman Vol. 4, and PKN Stockholm Vol. 35.

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Redesigning Food, Anime-inspired Jewelry, and a Tinkerer Travels

Presentations Today, we share the final set of presentations from last week’s Tokyo Designers Week edition PechaKucha event (PKN Tokyo Vol. 96). Please note that all of today's presentations are in Japanese. Ayako Suwa (food creation) brings her delicious food-induced designs to the PKN stage. Nagisa Kidosaki, a Yokohama-based architect, covers a few projects produced with students from the Kyoto Institute of Technology Naka Lab. Jewelry designer Mikiko Minewaki shares her unique accessories, often built using pieces from plastic Gundam models. The always inventive "tinkerer" Muneteru Ujino shares some of his projects, and takes us on a wonderful trip. Posters We have two new posters on the Tumblr blog today, for PKN Hong Kong Vol. 13 (pictured above) and PKN New Haven Vol. 14. For the Hong Kong poster, that pixelized profile you see is for none other than PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham, who will be on hand to MC the event. Video Here's a video to give you a feel for what Winnipeg's latest PKN (Vol. 11) was like. It happened in September, and you'll find the list of presenters with links on the official event page. Calendar Here's what to expect tonight (November 7): PKN New Haven Vol. 14, PKN Bozeman Vol. 5, PKN Helena Vol. 3, PKN Toronto Vol. 18, PKN Austin Vol. 15, and PKN Tehran Vol. 3. These are the six events in the calendar for tomorrow: PKN Augsburg Vol. 2, PKN Shanghai Vol. 19, PKN Columbus Vol. 23, PKN Taos Vol. 8, PKN Milwaukee Vol. 12, and PKN Dayton Vol. 13.

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Party Animals

What do satire, pigs, government, crocodiles, strategy, and mice all have in common? Ryan Sumo is an indie game developer and artist who is currently working on a game called Party Animals, that takes a fascinating look at Filipino politics, by presenting it in a way that makes it surprisingly fun.  "Party Animals" was recorded live at BitSummit MMXIV, the 2nd edition of the Kyoto-based indie game festival. 

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Alex Aniel

What do you really know about the immensily popular Resident Evil (Biohazzard) video game series? At next week's PechaKucha Night Vol. 115 (on Wednesday, June 25), Resident Evil expert Alex Aniel will take a deep dive into the series, and explain why he is obsessed with it. Alex also runs the Brave Wave music label, that produces video game-related music -- watch Alex's previous PechaKucha presentation about the label here. 大人気ゲーム「バイオハザード」をどこまで知ってますか? 6/25のペチャクチャナイトでは、バイオハザードの大ファンのAlex Anielさんが魅力について語り尽くします。 ゲーム音楽をプロデュースする音楽レーベル、Brave Waveを経営する彼の過去のプレゼンテーションはこちら。

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Anita Chang

At next week's PechaKucha Night Vol. 119 (on Wednesday, November 26) we welcome artist Anita Chang, who will be sharing some of her work, and also talk about projects from a lighting company she works with.来週のペチャクチャナイトVol. 119(11月26日(水)) にアーティストAnita Changをご招待。彼女の仕事について、またlighting companyのプロジェクトについても話していただきます。

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Getting Out, Getting Animated

“In addition to the inspiration that comes from working around other people, I also started to work with other people — something very new for me.” Simon Howe started out working behind the scenes in a film-based theater, but as technology caught up with him, he was forced to look to other avenues for work. In “Getting Out, Getting Animated” from PKN Melbourne Vol. 22, he speaks about his trials and triumphs, on working in a creative group, and his work animating.

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Pecha Kucha returns to animate the coast

Animate is the theme for creatives to promote as they share their work at a special Pecha Kucha Night on Wednesday evening at 6pm, February at the Old Ambulance Arts Centre in Nambour. Nine presenters from Nambour and across the Sunshine Coast will tell their stories using the highly visual globally renowned Pecha Kucha Night format. Bookings: https://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/animate-PKN16  Michael Doneman www.michaeldoneman.com Michael is founding director of Edgeware Creative Entrepreneurship. His presentation will focus on the meaning of 'animation' as the practice of an animateur, expressed in his case through the animation of small businesses, and such activities as the animation of social-cultural plant like the Old Ambulance Station, of which he has chaired the Board since 2014. Michael has considered the heart of his practice as 'social-cultural animation' for some years (after the French concept animation socio-culturelle), Denise Daffara http://www.denisedaffara.com.au/ Artist Denise Daffara’s paintings began in 1999 as a celebration of fun and freedom to create her contemporary figurative feminine style. From 2009 Denise’s work has focused on her own journey of finding inner peace, self-healing with a sense and intention for meditative contemplation. Reoccurring themes include flourishing strength, courage and boldness.  Hamish Sewell http://soundtrails.com.au www.thestoryproject.org.au Hamish Sewell is the creator of Soundtrails, (to date eight within NSW), this process and the geo-located recordings connects people to places through stories. It is a mobile app platform allowing users to engage in a richly layered world of audio sound, on location via a map on their mobile device, (or via online). GPS triggered, the stories can be highly produced, and are drawn from the social, historical, creative and environmental narrative subsoil of a locale. Hamish will show how Soundtrails, might be considered for the Sunshine Coast region, the opportunities afforded, and suggested steps forward.  John Waldron http://blueskyview.com.au Director of Sunshine Coast based Blue Sky View:John Waldron is driven by the role’s Latin origins ‘to take care.  He is interested in curation for social change, designing and orchestrating opportunities to help people thrive, feel good, and in-control. “This presentation will include curating for social change and empowerment, in particular the Makeway Lab project initiative that uses creativity, technology and expertise to improve the mental and physical health of hospital patients with interactive and digital design and fabrication technology. James Rose www.thekickproject.blogspot.com.au James Rose is the founder of the Kick Project (TKP - one of Australia’s first dedicated ethical investment research providers) and a freelance journalist, media advisor, author and copywriter. TKP's aim is to animate communities and particularly young people in disadvantaged situations around the world who may be the victims of poverty, conflict and/or forms of prejudice. “The “kick” part comes in as we use sport, and particularly soccer.” Robyn Brown www.robynbrown.com.au Nambour resident: Robyn Brown is a Jazz singer and full-time Carer for her son.  A regular performer at festivals and jazz clubs, Robyn has a self-titled CD which has received national airplay and performs with national and international jazz stars. As well as her songwriting, performing and recording, Robyn is a sought after speaker for Carers and people with disabilities.Along with caring for her son with multiple disabilities, Robyn has been a Foster Carer for 14 years and has faced many challenges in these roles.  All of these experiences have taught her much about adversity and joy and have contributed to her passion for life.  Matt Godden http://www.mattgodden.com Matt Godden is a multi-disciplinary artist. His practice covers sculpture, photography and graphic novels. His most recent major project is The Metaning - a gallery-wall-scale full-length comic book, considered by scholars of Australian comics to be the first of its kind created & exhibited locally. This work evolved from a raised middle finger towards authority figures, into an articulated argument about the place of comics within the canon of mainstream drawing education.  Robbie Murray       Nambour’s Robbie Murray presentation focuses on her life pathway from a stuttering child to clear communicator  “The Art of Conversation”. Her community development roles show that strong vibrant communities create more opportunities for participation for Nambour and surround residents. Working and volunteering in local organisations including On Track Co-operative, CREEKSIDE - a collection of 5 disability services, the Old Ambulance Station, Nambour Community Centre and the QCWA, Nambour Event Calendar, The Drawn Together wall art project Nambour Together.  Chris Collin www.funkybooks.com.au Chris Collin is an author, presenter and managing director of Funkybooks Pty Ltd, a company he created for the purpose of publishing and promoting his whacky, rhyming Australian Children's books. His books include: Funky Chicken: A Bushy Tale of Crocs and Chooks, A Bug Called Doug, and his latest Funky Chicken: Chooks in Space He’s been shortlisted for the 2014 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards and is in the 2014 Premiers Challenge Reading List in Queensland and included in primary schools and early learning centres. Chris ‘animates funkiness to read for the joy of reading’.

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