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Miami @ Lester's
Jun 09, 2011


Montreal @ La SAT (Société des arts technologiques)
Feb 22, 2012


Dornbirn @ designforum Vorarlberg @ CAMPUS Dornbirn
Nov 27, 2014


Newcastle, Australia @ Lizottes
Jul 30, 2015


Broome @ BYFH - Drop In Centre
Sep 02, 2015


Regensburg @ Cinema Paradiso
Jul 30, 2015


Rotterdam @ Arminius
Oct 08, 2015


Prince George @ Two Rivers Gallery
Sep 15, 2015


Bexhill-on-Sea @ De La Warr Pavilion
Oct 01, 2015


DIY Transhumanism

@ VOL 11 ON NOV 03, 2011

Eric Boyd runs Toronto's hacker collective Watch him talk about implanting electronics into human bodies and wearable electronics. (in English)


3D Printing

@ VOL 8 ON DEC 03, 2013

Fab lab entrepeneur Charlotte Jansen talks us through the 3D of 3D-printing looking at current developsment in this technology.


Making It Work in My New Orleans “New York Apartment”

@ VOL 16 ON APR 08, 2015

Artist and owner of Aquarium Gallery in New Orleans, Jacob "Reptile" Martin, shares with us the fun of his work which utilize all the skills, materials, and then some that he has acquired along the way.



Die Ikonografie des Herzens

@ VOL 7 ON MAR 20, 2015

Johannes Moser wirft einen Blick auf das Herz. Woher kommt eigentlich die romantische Darstellungsform des Herzen wie wir es alle kennen? Was bedeutet diese Form eigentlich? Und was wäre wenn wir wieder mehr auf unser Herz hören würden?


Musical Mathematics: DIY Musical Criticism

@ VOL 3 ON MAY 30, 2015

Jay Johar's love for writing landed him a place on music blog Musical Mathematics in Leeds, UK, where one day, it just grew into one of those groups where musicians hand their never-before-heard music to them for review and exposure. After returning to Brunei, he attempted to bring back this passion for writing and the idea of creating something big and new by being more active in creative scenes.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Jun 23rd, 2015.


My First Pinterest Project

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 15, 2015

In 2004, Christine Kinnie was trapped, pregnant, already raising two children, with no car, and a crappy marriage in the basement suite of a suburban jungle in a foreign country. Martha Stewart was her only escape.

Now, eleven years later, has four children, a divorce, and new home. For the first time ever, she has found time for herself. and is finally pursuing her fantasies of elegant living and extravagent crafting through Pinterest. Be prepared to laugh as Christine shares her very personal tragedies and triumphs with a heavy dose of humour.


DIY Politics

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 15, 2015

In 2014, Jillian Merrick took a run at public office in the local municpal  elections. Never a fan of traditional elections camapigns, she had to come up with creative ways of particpating in the process without compromising her values. She shares some of the crafty and creative ways she's subverted the typically trappings of a political campaign, and on how craft, art and design continue to influence her work on City Council after her successful election.


Punk Rock Fanzines and DIY Graphic Design

@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

Paul Burgess has produced graphic designs for The Sex Pistols and The Buzzcocks, and in this presentation he shares his passion for counter-culture through this high speed 'history of' and 'how to guide' to Punk Fanzines.


Did You Know?

@ VOL 15 ON NOV 05, 2015

There are a lot of misconceptions in our world, and a lot of important and surprising things we’ve never heard of. This presentation sheds light on what we don’t know but should about the past, present, and future.

Presenter, Lew Blank, is a filmmaker, actor, advocate within the social justice community, a vegan, and most importantly, a kid.


Making of the Music Bench

@ VOL 23 ON OCT 21, 2015

Sabine Saba and Sandy Lyen tell us about their collaboration on the Music Bench. Sabine focuses on the process of designing punctual interventions in the urban fabric of Beirut through the Urban Pins project, and Sandy tells us about her career in woodworking using discarded material.


Happy Soil Project

It starts from a simple idea: taking a child's drawing of a house, and then actually building it using branches. David Pollard first initiated the project in Birmingham, England, where the structure was brought into the city center to amazing effect. Wanting to spread the idea to other places in the world, the next stop was Tachikawa in Tokyo, where he would try to recreate the experiment, this time converting an unused -- yet yakuza-owned -- piece of land. With the help of architecture students -- who had to take time to "rediscover" the simple act of building -- the installation was a success. It later turned into an art installation, eventually included as part of the Tokujin Yoshioka-curated "Second Nature" exhibition at 21_21 Design Sight in Roppongi, which was also accompanied by a children's workshop. David Pollard and Tomonari Waku presented the project at Pecha Kucha Night in Tokyo (Vol. 58), where they also expanded on other similar DIY experiments and installations.


Arabeschi di Latte

Today's presentation also comes from last week's special Tokyo Design Week edition of PechaKucha Night in Tokyo (Vol. 66), and features the amazing food-related projects of the Italian team Arabeschi di Latte. Francesca Sarti presented the work of collaorators Silvia Allori, Alessandra Foschi, Francesca Pazzagli who make up the food design team Arabeschi di Latte. The group’s purpose is to experiment with a new design concept focusing on food fascination and the power of food in creating situations and relationships.


A Theme for PKN Miami Vol. 12

PechaKucha Night in Miami Vol. 12 is set for June 9 at Lester's Coffee House, and here's more info on the event from organizer Carl Hildebrand (and you'll the list of presenters on the official event page).PechaKucha Miami celebrates Lester’s Coffee House recent opening by honoring it’s mission serving as a place for exchaning both products and ideas. The DIY – Do It Yourself theme for the evening event will feature speakers in professional photography, street art, wok cooking, independent radio, and hologram technology. Adding to the mix, for the first time ever, speakers will offer their products and services for the best barter they get from the guest audience.


DIY Transhumanism

Have you ever wanted to improve your sense of direction? How about sense magnetic fields, or naturally view life in infrared? Eric Boyd runs Toronto's hacker collective and DIY maker-space In his presentation (at PKN Toronto Vol. 11) he discusses the future benefits of uniting the human body with technology.


Painting with Light

Light painting isn't a new art form by any stretch, but recently it's been revitalized and enhanced by the DIY community. In today's edition of Presentation of the Day, we see the extent to which the medium has grown.  In his presentation (from PKN Barcelona Vol. 10) Mateusz Staniewski enlightens us on the finer details of the photographic art. The techniques he goes into include light-stenciling, freezing, and painting; when combining these methods the results are both literally and figuratively luminous. There's much more to be seen than said here, so for further illumination check out the full presentation. 


PechaKucha Night Istanbul Special Event amberFest '13 "did you plug in"

PechaKucha Night Istanbul Special Event amberFest'13 ( technology and digital art festival)  was held on November 1 at Roxy Club in Istanbul. So many guests and speakers came all around world for this special EU festival. on the stage, they were telling about their projects and works about technology, art and digital culture. Here is the some presenters details and photos links. And videos are coming soon! Please check the photos on  : Susa Pop- Public Art Lab and Connecting  Cities Susa's project was about connection with festival cities on public street with Outdoor LEDs  Martin Brysnkov Life Between Systems   He spoke about how difficult it is for people who build technical systems for cities  to  predict what kind of life that people will live between those systems. Hideaki Ogawa - Ars Electronica Futurelab as Creative Catalysts Hideaki's project is known as a simple and consecutive interaction design combined digital technologies and analog technologies.  Mahir Yavuz- United Colors of Dissent   He was talking  about his project with Orkan Telhan entitled United Colors of Dissent Yılmaz Kıymaz-  A Growing Indie Community in Turkey He is independent game developer and GDT ( Game Development Turkey) admin, will talk about the GDT community and the game jam that will be organized as part of AMBER  


Keigo Fukugaki

What do you REALLY know about organizing a Japanese wedding? At next week's PechaKucha Night Vol. 114 (on Wednesday, May 28), Keigo Fukugaki will talk about having to go through the trials and tribulations of his own wedding led to him creating a service, Honeywedding, to help others do a better job of producing their DIY wedding. 日本の結婚式は金太郎飴のよう!? 5月28日(水)のペチャクチャナイトでは、HoneyWeddingで、カップルがオリジナルの結婚式を行うためのお手伝いをするKeigo Fukugakiさんが、自身の結婚式で試行錯誤した経験について話します。


Why I couldn't let PKN_COV die

There's been a lot of sad tweets recently about horrific things happening in our world, and Pecha Kucha has been one of the little ways I've used to remind myself the world is still goodish. So, when Janet tweeted that the most recent PK might have to be the last in Coventry I DM'd straight to action. I barely have anything to do in my spare time (apart from help run Big Comfy Sessions and host/promote gigs across the city ;o) so a DM to Janet asking if any additional help would keep PK alive. Luckily I wasn't the only one to offer help so it didn't take long for a new PK Coventry organising committee to be formed. Janet is and always will be our Queen but she now has several court jesters in the form of myself (@mr_spoon), Dom Breadmore (@predacomDom) and Ross Fisher. Our job is to help Janet book presenters, and basically anything else she needs. But it's the presenter line-up that I expect takes the longest time, without presenters we'd either have no PK in Cov or we'd have to sit through yet another Mark Hancock presentation and no-one wants that. I know how hard it is to persuade people to expose themselves for 6 minutes and 40 seconds as I hold the award for second longest to take up the challenge. Despite my fetish for organising gigs and gatherings I don't like being the centre of attention, and PK is a special kind of attention. I never felt I had a right to be on stage alongside creatives, artists, eloquent presenters and inspirational geeks. However after a few PKs I started to see more 'normals' drift onto the stage. Some of the best presentations I've seen have been about the mundanity of shopping, favourite books and a Wi-Fi rabbit. Hang on a second, I thought...I STILL don't want to do this...but I can bully others into volunteering. I'm glad I finally popped my PK cherry during the most attended one ever (d'oh) hosted by Ludic is very much like giving birth (I know, I've suffered through two of them ;o), in that I didn't enjoy the experience but I have a happy heart and badge of honour after doing it. PK in Coventry is a wonderful pot pourri of an evening, with squishy settees, that unmistakable Tin fragrance, laughter and friends...and let's not deny, a cheap night of entertainment and inspiration. You can't argue with that. I hope that by helping keep Pecha Kucha going in Coventry that more people get the chance to experience that awkwardness of a confusing, badly timed, strange, fumbled presentation and maybe even get drunk enough to volunteer for the next one. I've already used my 'power' to sign up two frolleagues and a handful of new audience members that think it sounds fun. So right they are!  See you in December!!  


Musical Mathematics: DIY Musical Criticism

"Being the only Asian in the Math Rock crowd has it's perks; the bands recognize you."In Musical Mathematics: DIY Musical Criticism from Bandar Seri Begawan, Vol. 3, Jay Johar shares the story of his love for Math Rock, a genre of experimental rock with rhythmically complex time signatures. He explains how writing about Math Rock landed him a place on the music blog Musical Mathematics in Leeds, UK, a site where musicians submit their never-before-heard music for review and exposure. Upon returning to Brunei, Johar attempted to bring back this passion for writing, and the idea of creating something big, new, and special to Brunei's creative scene. Don't worry. You can put your calculator away.  


Seeking Presenters for PechaKucha Night Vol. 5: I Made It!

PechaKucha PG is pleased to announce our fifth installment of the our global story telling series, in conjunction with Two Rivers Gallery's 2015 Mini MakerFaire! We are searching for the a roster of amazing storytellers for PechaKucha Prince George Vol. 5, I Made It!. Do you have a story to share about your experiements in craft, art, building, manufacturing and DIY? Do you have what it takes to make a great story in 20 images x 20 seconds? We want you for our Vol. 5 event on Tuesday September 15, 2015 from 7pm - 10pm at the Two Rivers Gallery. If you are interested in presenting,  please send an email to with your contact info and the proposed topic of your presentation. Deadline for submitting proposals is September 1st, 2015, but presenters are often confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis, so get your proposal in early. Presenters are also be invited to share their story a second time at the Mini MakerFaire, held during the day on Saturday, September 19th About the Theme: I Made It! Our theme will feature makers of all types! It will provide a forum for storytellers to share their successes and failures building, creating and making. We invite storytellers to submit a short proposal for their story, in line with our theme. We are grateful to Two Rivers Gallery for generously providing the venue for this event. About PechaKucha PechaKucha is the art of concise presentations. The concept began in 2003, with a group of Japanese architects who wished to share their creative projects with one another without having to sit through long, rambling lectures. Each PechaKucha presentation is led by a storyteller who provides 20 visual images, shown for 20 seconds each, all together creating a six minute and forty second story.  A dozen storytellers are then gathered together around a central theme and showcased in one powerful evening through PechaKucha Nights. PechaKucha exists in over 800 host cities around the world, and Prince George is one of them. Our local group is organized by Andrew Kurjata, Steph St. Laurent and Jillian Merrick. They combine their storytelling, story-recording, and community-building talents to produce the event, which is 100% volunteer driven with support from Community Futures Fraser Fort George. You may be unfamiliar with the PechaKucha format, but there are many resources available online to help you create a presentation. Browse the PechaKucha site to see examples of past presentations. Check out this detailed guide for hands-on instruction.  There are even PechaKucha presentations about making PechaKucha presentations. If you are struggling with the format, you can always contact our organizers directly for help. We have local volunteers willing to mentor and assist you in sharing your great story. The creative and ever-evolving nature of the local group has established a few of their own traditions for the event. Firstly, everyone has a story to tell, and anyone can be a storyteller, as long as they have the courage and commitment to share their story in PechaKucha style. Secondly, the events will always be as barrier-free as possible. Audience participation is absolutely free, all ages are welcome to participate, and the group is always seeking accessible stages and seating to open up participation to all members of the community. Lastly, the event is always changing. Each event will feature a new theme, a new venue, a new storyteller roster, and a new artist to design the event poster. PechaKucha Nights are a great way are a great way for the community to support and participate in the ancient tradition of storyteller in a modern, creative and barrier free format. We invite the community to join us on September 15th, 7-10pm at the Two Rivers Gallery for PechaKucha Night Vol. 5 in Prince George. More info can be found at

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