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Everything You Know About Video Games Is Wrong
BY COLIN HARVEY
@ VOL 1
ON MAY 03, 2012
The title of writer and academic Colin Harvey's presentation pretty much says it all: "Everything You Know About Video Games Is Wrong." Colin goes through the history of video games -- from Pong all the way to current dog raising simulations -- and reveals a lot of unlikely truths. (in English)
BY STEVE JAROS
@ VOL 9
ON APR 07, 2012
Steve Jaros takes a few moments to drop some metaphorical truth bombs, and address some issues surrounding the books, movies, games, and tv shows we consume. In so few words, he makes the argument that we ought not feel guilty about things that entertain us, with the stipulation that we don't hurt someone else in the process.
"Presentation of the Day" on June 17, 2013.
BY FEDERICO FASCE
@ VOL 1
ON FEB 26, 2012
Federico Fasce (of Urustar) talks about how he thinks games can change the world. He believes that games are the most important form of expression of this century. The presentation covers his experience with Privacy Traders, a game designed and developed for high school students. In Privacy Traders, through mechanical trade and exchange, the idea is to stimulate a reflection on the sharing of personal data, on the role of the internet and social networks, and on the importance to better understand the people to whom we entrust sensitive data every day. (in Italian)
Interactive Art Through Video Games
BY GREG WHISTANCE-SMITH
@ VOL 15
ON MAR 07, 2013
Greg Whistance-Smith examines what a video game is, and looks at the variety of expressions possible within interactive arts as a whole. He gives several examples of games which he believes have in some way transcended simply being fun, turning into interactive arts or experiences.
"Presentation of the Day" on April 1, 2013.
Full Frontal NERDity
BY STEVEN HODGES
@ VOL 15
ON MAR 07, 2013
Steven Hodges talks about geek and nerd culture, from roller derby to cosplay to Minecraft. He argues that it's possible to be nerdy about more than just video games or Star Wars, suggesting it's possible to be a hockey nerd or even an automotive nerd.
"Presentation of the Day" on April 15, 2013.
BY KYLE MCLAIN
@ HEINEKEN STAR LOUNGE
ON MAY 15, 2013
"Gaming Fashionista" Kyle McLain is a longtime fan of all things Nintendo. He goes into depth on the secondary role gaming's famed sidekick Luigi (of the Super Mario Bros. franchise) plays in reference to his older brother Mario, his emotional range, and his history as a character within the Nintendo compendium.
"Presentation of the Day" on May 21, 2013.
Curiosity Leads to Creativity
Cara To explains how her incessant curiosity has led her through a variety of fields in her life, from biochemistry, to video game design. She talks about some of the projects she has undertaken along the way, and her determination to act, and throw her doubts aside.
"Presentation of the Day" on June 13, 2013.
The Power of Play
BY BRIAN CORRIGAN
@ VOL 19
ON SEP 20, 2013
Brian Corrigan, an independent creative strategist, talks passionately about his idea of the "power of play" and its ability to transform cities into positive places. Through his past, most recent, and future projects, he puts this idea into action in order to help communities to be more creative and reimagine new futures.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Poster and Video Promo for PKN Coimbra Vol. 2
PechaKucha Night in Coimbra Vol. 2 will take place this coming Saturday (March 5) at the Mosteiro Santa Clara-a-Velha. The lovely poster included in the post was designed by Carolina Rodrigues, and the video promo is by Ana Camacho (graphics), André Caetano (illustrations), Joao Paiva (images), and Rui Carvalho (audio).
Promo Video for PKN Pisa Vol. 1
The first PechaKucha Night in Pisa was held a few days ago, and here's a very nice promo video that was produced for the event. You'll find the full list of presenters on the official event page.
Video of PKN Valencia Vol. 6
PechaKucha Night in Valencia Vol. 6 was held back in 2010, but here's a beautiful video of the event we recently uncovered, that we wanted to share. And if you're curious as to who presented at the event, you'll find the full list with links on the official event page.
Rethinking Video Games, Slovakia's zerozero Studio, and a First PKN in Fort Lauderdale
Presentations The title of writer and academic Colin Harvey's presentation (from PKN Blue Mountains Vol. 1) pretty much says it all: "Everything You Know About Video Games Is Wrong." Colin goes through the history of video games -- from Pong all the way to current dog raising simulations -- and reveals a lot of unlikely truths. Irakli Eristavi and Pavol Šilla are members of zerozero, one of the most progressive architect studios in Slovakia, and in this presentation (in Slovak, from PKN Kosice Vol. 1) they highlight some of their work. Posters We have one new poster on the Tumblr blog today, for the upcoming PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 25. Pictured above is a poster we uploaded a few days ago for PKN Warsaw Vol. 11, designed by Gosia Herba, who was a presenter at the city's Vol. 10. We shared the poster for last night's PKN San Diego Vol. 15 a while back, but here's a look at one of the intro slides used for the event, that follows the "heart" them. Photos and links The photo above is from the recent PKN Fort Lauderdale Vol. 1, and there's more to see in this Flickr photoset. Organizer Marta Viciedo has also sent us a few press links, with her series getting coverage in both the Sun Sentinel and the Examiner. With the PKN series in Bangkok about to relaunch, here's an interview with that city's new organizer, Scott Coates. The first event of the relaunch, Vol. 5, is set for July 9. Calendar Tonight's (June 20) events are made up of PKN Risor Vol. 2, PKN Glasgow Vol. 8, and PKN Brighton Vol. 15. Tomorrow it's a huge night for PKNs, with 9 events on tap: PKN Hilversum Vol. 2, PKN Norwich Vol. 4, PKN Raleigh Vol. 11, PKN Pittsburgh Vol. 12, PKN Bemidji Vol. 13, PKN Vancouver Vol. 22, PKN Rotherham Vol. 1, PKN Winnipeg Vol. 10, and PKN Bilbao Vol. 12.
Guilty Pleasures of a Video Game Writer and Greetings from Osijek
Presentations For nearly 8 years Steve Jaros has been lucky enough to be a working writer in the video games industry. Most recently he was nominated for best writing at the Game Developers Choice Awards for his work on the game Saints Row: The Third. Naturally, he lost to Portal 2. In this presentation (from PKN Champaign-Urbana Vol. 9), Steve shares some of his guilty pleasures. Akio Aoki (Miru) covers (in Japanese, from PKN Tokyo Vol. 93) a few of his projects and products, and also shares some of the exhibitions that have featured his work. Posters We kick off the week with a few new posters on our Tumblr blog. Covered are the following events: PKN Halifax Vol. 11, PKN Memphis Vol. 3, PKN London Vol. 8, and PKN Shenzhen Vol. 11, pictured above. Photos and video We have one new gallery of photos [Facebook] to share with you today, from last week's PKN Amsterdam Vol. 22. Pictured above, a look at the warehouse-like venue. When we approve a new PKN series, we ask the new organizer (or team) to send us a greeting video (PK founders Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham do the same for the city's first event). Here's the wonderful video from the organizers of PKN Osijek. Links Today's links include a few tips on making a PechaKucha presentation, and some nice coverage of Tulsa's recent first PKN."PechaKucha for professional presentations - Do's and Don'ts" [Where Next]"PechaKucha Night at Living Arts of Tulsa celebrates creativity" [Tulsa World]Calendar It's going to be a slow week -- summer has officially hit -- but don't let that stop you from catching the events that are being held, like tonight's (July 17) PKN Jacksonville Vol. 20.
The Olympic Games in Derbyshire, Retail Design, and an Update from Chicago
Presentations Rory Slater's presentation (from PKN Derby Vol. 6) reveals what role the county of Derbyshire played in this year's Olympic Games. Cheng Fengqi is a visual designer, and in his presentation (in Chinese, from PKN Shenzhen Vol. 11) he shows how to arrange retail shops in order to provide a joyful shopping environment for the customer. Posters Today's additions to the Tumblr blog start with the poster you see above for next month's PKN Chicago Vol. 23, designed by Firebelly's Nick Adam -- let us also point you to this fun timelapse video that shows last week's special edition PKN held at the Art Institute of Chicago. Other posters added today include: PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 26, PKN Williamsburg Vol. 2, PKN Xalapa Vol. 12, and PKN Nashville Vol. 8. Photos Today we have a photo gallery [Flickr] for PKN Concepcion Vol. 8 to share, with a few photos to give you a taste of what the event was like. Above, presenters from afar, followed by two happy attendees. Calendar Tonight (August 23) we have the following events in the calendar: PKN Edinburgh Vol. 19, PKN San Antonio Vol. 7, and PKN Vladimir Vol. 7. Tomorrow, you can look to the following two events: PKN Nagoya Vol. 12 and PKN Guangzhou Vol. 11.
Interactive Art Through Video Games
We kick off a new week of "Presentations of the Day" with this fine example by Greg Whistance-Smith, in which he examines what a video game is, and looks at the variety of expressions possible within interactive arts as a whole. He gives several examples of games which he believes have in some way transcended simply being fun, turning into interactive arts or experiences.
Everyone knows Mario, of the Super Mario Bros. video game series, but what about his brother Luigi? Kyle McLain is a self-admitted Nintendo fanatic, and he aims to share everything you ever wanted to know about the green plumber but were afraid to ask.Details on next week's "Powered by PechaKucha" event at the Heineken Star Lounge in Harajuku here.任天堂の大ファンでいらっしゃるKyle McLainさんが任天堂を代表する緑色のキャラクター、ルイージについて話してくださいます。普段はマリオの陰であまり注目される事がないルイージについて新しい発見をぜひ。
PechaKucha at BitSummit
We're happy to be taking part in this coming weekend's BitSummit indie game festival in Kyoto (March 7-9), and we'll be doing something a bit different, recording presentations on-site with participating developers. The results will be published on the BitSummit Channel.