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PAST VOL 8

Melbourne @ Blue Diamond Social Salon + Cabaret
Aug 07, 2008

PAST VOL 9

Budapest @ KÉK - Kortárs Építészeti Központ
Oct 08, 2008

PAST VOL 8

Zilina @ Stanica Zilina Zariecie
Oct 30, 2009

PAST VOL 2

Whitehorse @ The Old Firehall
Jun 12, 2010

PAST VOL 11

Vienna @ freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL / quartier21/MQ
Apr 30, 2010

PAST VOL 4

Jaén @ Bar El Azulejo
Dec 20, 2010

PAST VOL 4

Whistler @ Maxx Fish Lounge & Bar
Apr 18, 2011

PAST VOL 5

Luleå @ Bistro Norrland
Apr 18, 2012

PAST VOL 5

Banja Luka @ Dom omladine Banja Luka
Apr 21, 2012

PAST VOL 6

Luleå @ Kafelino
Feb 13, 2013

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No Picnic

BY JONAS BERGFELDT & DAN MCCORMICK
@ VOL 66 ON OCT 28, 2009

Swedish Style x PechaKuchaNight 04 Sweden LOVES Japan: A special Tokyo Design Week PechaKucha to celebrate 10 years of Swedish Style in Japan. www.nopicnic.com No Picnic is a successful industrial design company that has grown from 2 to 50 since the start in 1993. Their latest product "Pacemaker" is revolutionizing the world of DJ-ing.

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Photos by A Guy Called Gerald

BY A GUY CALLED GERALD
IN BERLIN

Legendary musician, producer and DJ A Guy Called Gerald was the honorable surprise act at a special PechaKucha event in Berlin. Briefed by his manager about two hours before the event started (when he woke up), Gerald threw together a colorful mix of images which had history for him. Listening to the stories he told, this was a very relaxing and entertaining presentation that ended the event in perfect harmony.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 14, 2013.

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Fear of a Black Planet

BY TIM HOOVER
@ VOL 9 ON FEB 23, 2012

Tim is a DJ, producer, promoter, and entertainer whose work has both a sense of humor and wonder. Hear him rap through most of his presentation, as he shares his love of music and hip-hop -- something he can't help but want to spread to others. 

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EZ-Robot

BY DJ SURES
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 28, 2012

In a culture where robots are everywhere -- whether as a toy, in an industrial setting, or as a movie villain -- it's good to have someone like DJ Sures, CEO, roboticist, and the visionary behind EZ-Robot. Watch as he shares his passion for robots, particularly the ones that are easy to control. (in English) More to see: http://www.ez-robot.com/default.aspx

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Modern Touch DJing

BY LASSE LAURSEN
@ VOL 101 ON MAR 27, 2013

The availability of touch interfaces for DJing has exponentially increased along with the obiquitous influence of smartphones and tablets. But many of these "modern" interfaces stick to applying dated interaction patterns that are unfitting for this new type of interface. In this presentation, Lasse Laursen talks about where he believes the strength of mixing using touch interfaces lie, along with a sneak peak at his own work-in-progress interface.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 4, 2013.

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VJ DJ Communication

BY LASSE LAURSEN
@ VOL 105 ON JUL 31, 2013

In this presentation, Lasse Laursen talks about his ideas and perspectives on how to improve the communication between DJ's and VJ's during live performances. This is the second presentation in a series involving a new touch-based audio mixing interface that he is currently designing at the University of Tokyo, with the goal of allowing for more creativity in a live setting. The system is designed to facilitate more communication between DJ's and VJ's, to promote a better party experience.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 2, 2013.

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The Future of Music is Wearable

BY GEE DAIGO KAWAI
@ VOL 108 ON NOV 06, 2013

Gee Daigo Kawai is working with wearable technology firm MACHINA to bring the future of DJing to fruition. He discusses the futuristic sensors, fabrics, and gestures that make up the jacket that will allow music-makers the ability to control flow, beats, and switch tracks at will. 

"Presentation of the Day" on November 29, 2013.

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Kevin Byrd's Failures

BY KEVIN BYRD
@ VOL 20 ON OCT 04, 2013

In this hilarious presentation, Kevin Byrd, shows us some of his ideas that did not work out. One was a photo-sticker art project, another was a new T-shirt design. He also tried his luck as a DJ and a dancer. Watch to see what happened with these and more.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 25, 2014.

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Internet Babies: Kawaii Happy and Fruity Free

BY IDEAL CORPUS
@ VOL 115 ON JUN 25, 2014

Ideal Corpus are a French DJ duo who define themselves as visual artists in the post internet age. Their philosophy is radical enthusiasm, encouraging people to always find happiness and positivity even through hardships. They utilize the internet, and of course dancing, as a way to connect people.

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PKN in Zagreb

PechaKucha Night hit Zagreb for the first time earlier this year, with the Croatian city enjoying a packed crowd of 500 for the inaugural event. Organizer Jelena reports on Vol. 1, and introduces Vol. 2. The PechaKucha Zagreb kick-off was a huge success, turning into one of the major cultural events of January in the Croatian capital. Around 500 people showed up at the Student Center Club that night. The event hosted 10 presenters, some of them very much established Croatian artists, and some of them young and yet to be discovered in different creative fields. They were Ivana Popovic, Rafaela Drazic, Platforma 9.81, Numen, Studio UP, Nicole Hewitt, Vili Matula, Mario Kovac, Ivan Kozaric and Simon Bogojevic Narath, and they all created an amazing atmosphere for, as we would say, the exchange of creative juices. The party with DJ Ahmaad, Dj Rea, and ce60 continued until the late hours… Thanks to Ivan Kozaric’s conceptual interactive performance. This was a great intro for the second PKN Zagreb, to be held next week, April 9, at Tvornica Katran (an old tar factory near the city centre). This time there will be eleven presenters: architect Leo Modrcin, graphic designers Dora Budor and Maja Cule, directing-dramaturgy tandem Anica Tomic and Jelena Kovacic, sculptor Ivan Fijolic, fashion designer Silvio Vujicic, bureau of contemporary art praxis Kontejner, architectural NGO group Archisquad, comic drawer and illustrator Goran Sudzuka, product designer Marko Pavlovic, transitive-fiction theatre TRAFIK, and Complaints Choir Zagreb. The PKN party will include DJ Lamiralio, with visuals by ce60 (groodanje); the space is provided by Shockshow industry, the technique sponsor is AVC, and the design is by Budor+Cule (photo: Damir Zizic). So mark your calendars for next week's PKN Zagreb Vol. 2. Below, a look at some of the press received for Vol. 1, as well as a video report. httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LweJHV6khAA

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PKN Honolulu Mix

DJ Eskae created a special mix for the recent PechaKucha Night in Honolulu Vol. 7, and he's currently letting everyone download it. Get it soon, as it will only be available for a limited time.

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PKN Gothenburg's Piano Break

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dj3d9_EeFPk At its latest PechaKucha Night -- Vol. 28, held a few days ago -- Gothenburg invited pianist Bruno Bran to play at the event during the breaks, instead of a DJ. As organizer Jesper Larsson says, "I must say it was great for the atmosphere and perhaps something to spread and recommend to other PKN organizers." The video gives you a taste of Bran's playing, and we love seeing the reflection of our PechaKucha city loop on the piano.

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Pecha Kucha Vol.16

Architecture, Graphic design, Illustration, Music, Literature, Eco-Design and travelling, there will be a lot to watch this coming Friday at our Pecha Kucha Night edition in Lisbon. It is a promising edition full of surprises and very exciting presentations. Also, 2013 it's here & we are in a party mood so to celebrate a new partnership with Teatro do Bairro, we'll be having an After Party with a DJ set of Irmão Lúcia, one of our speakers. The poster was designed by hello stranger, who will also be there. You can't miss this one!  

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Photos by A Guy Called Gerald

The nomadic life of a musician is one of countless stories. The legendary English musician/DJ/producer presenting in this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Berlin) is none other than A Guy Called Gerald. He discusses 20 photographs that are particularly inspiring or reminiscent for him; these include hypnoitising images of fire, shots of sunrises and sunsets from all over the world, analogue sound machines, times of strife and times of dreams, as well as an old photo from the 1960s of his mother. Hear him tell a new story with each photo introduced -- in a stream of consciousness fashion. 

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Lasse Farnung Laursen

Using touch surfaces for DJing? That's what Lasse Farnung Laursen will "touch" on in his presentation at Wednesday's PKN Tokyo Vol. 101.LasseさんのDJ機材についてのプレゼンテーションもお楽しみに!

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One Week Away!

Well we're one week out from PKN New West Volume 3 - Riverside View, and we are getting mighty excited! With well over 300 people confirmed, a great lineup of speakers, fantastic food vendors and an eclectic DJ you can't miss with what is certainly going to be a great night of local culture and entertainment.  There is a lot of planning that goes into one of these events and we are almost there, just a few things to hit off our list.  See you next Saturday!

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VJ DJ Communication

VJs and DJs don't talk. Or at least, they don't communicate nearly enough. Lasse Laursen works hard for the money as a VJ/DJ relationship counselor -- well, kind of -- he develops audio interfaces for VJs and DJs in hopes to dramatically increase merriment levels for the crowd. In today's Presentation of the Day, "VJ DJ Communication" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 105, Lasse reviews his previous presentation on touch interfaces, and highlights his amazing research meant to benefit future partygoers the world over. 

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Fear of a Black Planet

"Who stole the soul?" In today's Presentation of the Day, "Fear of a Black Planet" from PKN Winnipeg Vol. 9, DJ, producer, and promoter Tim Hoover raps (quite literally) on his greatest passion: hip-hop music. He shows us how the Public Enemy album Fear of a Black Planet changed his life, led him to tour the world, and grew into a career in audio engineering.

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Kevin Byrd's Failures

Some people just can't seem to catch a break! Failure extraordinaire Kevin Byrd shows us some of his ideas that just did not work out. In "Kevin Byrd's Failures" from PKN Atlanta Vol. 20 we see that one was a photo-sticker art project, another was a new T-shirt design. He also tried his luck as a DJ and a dancer. Watch to see what happened with these and more.