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San Jose, CA @ Sonoma Chicken Coop
Jun 29, 2010

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Bemidji @ The Hungry Bear Banquet & Conference Center
Jun 02, 2011

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Vienna @ designforum Vorarlberg
May 11, 2011

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Daegu @ HOME urban lounge bar
Feb 26, 2013

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Makassar @ Kedai Buku Jenny
Apr 21, 2013

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Tokyo
May 11, 2012

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Ubud @ Betel Nut
Sep 26, 2012

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Miami @ The Garden Rooftop, Miami Design District
Apr 09, 2014

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Books in the Age of the iPad

BY CRAIG MOD
@ VOL 68 ON JAN 27, 2010

Print is dying. Digital is surging. Everyone is confused. GOOD RIDDANCE. As the publishing industry wobbles and Kindle sales jump, book romanticists cry themselves to sleep. But really, what are we shedding tears over? This presentation is in JAPANESE, but head over here to read Craig Mod's amazing blog post about it.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 7, 2013.

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Tokyo Realtime

BY MAX HODGES
@ VOL 68 ON JAN 27, 2010

From kanji cards to a new way to see the city, Max Hodges takes us on a tour of White Rabbit's new interactive personal guides to Tokyo.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 24, 2013.

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Edo Era Ecology

BY AZBY BROWN
@ VOL 72 ON APR 21, 2010

Azby Brown shows us what it's like to live in a sustainable city of 1.4 million in a country of 30 million in the Japanese Edo Era. What is the "traditional Japanese way of life," and what can it teach us today? Check out his book on the topic, "Just Enough".

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Let's Get Bookin'

BY TY ALLAN JACKSON
@ VOL 3 ON AUG 14, 2012

Ty Allan Jackson talks about Big Head Books, his children books publishing project, and explains how to him its his way of contributing to the education of all kids, no matter the age or race. (in English)

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The Writing Process, or An Excuse to Watch YouTube Videos & Drink Beer

BY CRYSTAL BOWLING
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 25, 2012

Author Crystal Bowling shines a light on her creative process, from formulating her ideas, to editing, to publishing. She highlights the importance of regular stress relief throughout each step, regardless of how irreverent these breaks may appear on the surface to others.

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The Miami Rail

BY HUNTER BRAITHWAITE
@ VOL 22 ON JUL 30, 2013

Hunter Braithwaite introduces The Miami Rail, an art newspaper inspired by The Brooklyn Rail. The Brooklyn Rail is a newspaper that New Yorkers can read while on their daily train commute. It is passed between riders as they board and disembark the train. The Miami Rail has brought this unique idea to Miami.

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Twig

BY JIM THOMPSON
@ VOL 6 ON SEP 21, 2013

How did you become you? Jim Thompson has written a book that could help you find that answer. In this primer on self-discovery, Jim explores how we became the people we are today, including areas of major influence in our lives and the motivations behind our decisions. 

 

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From Concept to Completion

BY JOSH ALVES
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 21, 2014

Josh Alves is a children's book illustrator and cartoonist from Glenburn, Maine. He's illustrated chapter books, picture books, and has created graphics and animations for interactive books and mobile games. He shares his experience of self-producing his first children's book, "Lilly Bristol, Dinosaur Wrangler".

"Presentation of the Day" on April 3, 2014.

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Winter Magazine

BY KATI KRAUSE
@ VOL 113 ON APR 30, 2014

When passion drives you, amazing things can happen. That's what you're about to see in action as Kati Krause tells the story of how she teamed up with two collaborators to bring Winter Magazine to life, now part of the "A Mag for all Seasons" series.

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AFOL

BY ROB VAN HOESEL
@ VOL 10 ON APR 22, 2014

One might know Rob van Hoesel for his graphic design and publishing work. Many will not know he has a secret hobby. In this presentation Rob outs himself as an AFOL; Adult Fan of Lego. He shares his passion for the colored bricks and shows some of his amazing LEGO structures.

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Previewing PKN Auckland Vol. 12

PechaKucha Night in Auckland Vol. 12 is happening this Wednesday -- see the city page for more details -- and to give you an idea of just how diverse a PKN event can be, let's look in on the list of scheduled presenters. Finn Mackesy -- about Permaculture, Deep Ecology, Ecological Literacy and Community Empowerment Leigh Martin (artist) -- about things you shouldn’t like as an artist Dr. Olaf Diegel (director of the Creative Industries Research Institute) Rhys Morgan (animator) -- The Gravy: making a TV show about creative New Zealanders Evren Uzer (urban planner) -- about Roomservices, an interventionist research institute for practice-based and experimental design projects Otto von Busch (artist, activist, fashion theorist, designer) -- about Selfpassage, a fashion brand and research project exploring hacktivism and modes of engaged fashion design Nia- Val Ngaro (visual artist, teacher, Pacific storyteller) -- about her work Victoria Grimshaw (burlesque performer) -- MissChief Events: on Being a Burlesque Performer Leila Goddard (artist) -- about her practice with specific reference to watercolour drawing Sophie Bannan (director of the 448 Gallery) -- about the gallery and a lot about whatever else Jenny Laycock (artist) -- two months of learning among other things Nicole Stock (editor of Urbis magazine) -- about architecture and design publishing John Worth & Chris Mackenzie (engineers) -- about the Yellow treehouse Marilyn Kohlhase (director at of Okaioceanikart) -- The Okai Story The images at the top of the post are from Otto von Busch's Selfpassage -- here's an interview with Otto talking about the fashion brand and research project.

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Craig Mod

Tokyo-based designer Craig Mod may no longer be involved with indie publishing imprint Chin Music Press, but in this presentation held last year at PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 51 he talks about the company he co-founded.

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Craig Mod

You may have caught Tokyo-based design Craig Mod's recent online piece on the state of print and digital book publishing, "Books in the Age of the iPad" -- it got so much attention even the New York Times took notice -- but before it got written up as a proper essay it was in the form of talk given during Tokyo's "Artalking" series, and before that the idea was presented in this presentation at PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 68. Craig also covered the re-launch of one of his many projects, the newly tweet-powered Hitotoki.

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Magazine Library + PechaKucha

Do you like magazines, or print culture in general? If so (and you're in Tokyo), join us on Friday (May 11, 19:00-21:00, free entry) for a special PechaKucha event that will be part of the current Magazine Library exhibition, running until May 13 at Hillside Terrace in Daikanyama. The presenter lineup will include creators that are working in publishing or print and will include, among others, the co-founder of TOO MUCH ("the magazine of romantic geography"), Audrey Fondecave, the creator of the new Tokyo fashion magazine De Rigueur, Antonin Gaultier, Amsterdam-based editorial designer and art director Luis Mendo, Tokyo-based designer Ian Lynam, and Postalco's Mike Abelson.

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Let's Get Bookin'

In his presentation (from PKN Pittsfield Vol. 3), Ty Allan Jackson talks about Big Head Books, his children's books publishing project.  He explains how, to him, this project is a way of contributing to the education of all kids, no matter the age or race.

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Recap: Daegu Vol. 2

The South Korean city of Daegu hosted their lively PKN Daegu Vol. 2 evening on this past February 26. According to the Vol. 2 page, the soiree was "filled with creative and diverse presentations such as the current of PLACES in Daegu, an architectural approach to Daegulite identity as a national center for performing arts, Dutch coffee, cultural & historic interpretations of Korean traditional food, cultural identity through a lens of tatooing, textile-art, juxtaposing contexts, connecting people with like-minds, locally-oriented classical music performances, and publishing an infomation magazine for foreign readers." Photos of this event are up on Daegu's Vol. 2 event page and "motion-grapher" Hyun-Ki Shun has made a short video of the festivities as well.

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Books in the Age of the iPad

"Print is dying. Digital is surging. Everyone is confused." In today's Presentation of the Day, "Books in the Age of the iPad" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 68, writer/designer/developer Craig Mod prophesies the impending doom of text-only publishing, and welcomes with open arms the oncoming (ongoing?) revolution in digital publishing. Craig discusses his role in this uprising in the form of his and AQ Works' collaboration on "hitotoki" (now re-branded and re-launching as "hi") a way for people to create small narratives based on their everyday experiences in the city. For further reading on this topic, check out his journal article.

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We Want Your Presentation

BitSummit MMXIV is now behind us, and what a fantastic celebration of indie gaming that was! We were able to record 10 presentations from participating indie game developers on the show floor during the event -- check out our event page to see who took part -- and we'll be publishing these presentations in this Channel towards the end of the week. While at the festival, we met quite a few participants who were interested in taking part in our recordings, but weren't able to prepare a presentation on the spot, and so we're opening up the Channel. If you took part in BitSummit MMXIV and would like to record a PechaKucha presentation to be included here, get in touch! It can be about your experience at BitSummit, about the games you had on show, or an overview of your experience in gaming. Share your story!

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How to Choose an Online Course

Positive and active guest from Kiev, Yuri Pidriz, CEO YPA Publishing House, in his presentation from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Education gives professional advices how to choose the right online course and revealed trends of online education. 

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Intern with PechaKucha Global

Would you like to help the global PechaKucha team?  We're on the lookout for an intern to join us for the next 2 months, at our HQ here in Tokyo to work alongside Johnny, and assist him with various duties that revolve around managing PechaKucha content. This means editing, writing, and publishing of presentations from all of our PechaKucha Night series around the world to our global site, recording, editing, assembling, and uploading video for our YouTube channel, and ocassionally communicating with a few of the 700+ PechaKucha City Organisers within our network. You would need to come in to our office in Ebisu for two full days a week (10:00-19:00). If you're interested get in touch through our Facebook page, or email us directly. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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