The whole thing that powers a PechaKucha event -- whether it's a city-based PechaKucha Night or a "Powered by PechaKucha" event -- is the "20 images x 20 seconds" format. WATCH is where you'll find presentations from all over the world -- get inspired!
Tick-tock Graphic Design
BY TONY BERESFORD
@ VOL 9
ON OCT 28, 2015
"His often illegible, unreadable spreads taught my generation to break all the rules."
In "Tick-tock Graphic Design" from PechaKucha Night York's Vol. 9 event, “Inspired: What Makes York’s Creative Minds Tick”, Tony Beresford chronologically charts the things that have inspired him and the project he has cut his teeth on as a graphic designer as he has grown over time, starting with toxic crayons, to comic books, to album covers, to magazines and beyond.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, November 26th, 2015.
BY KELLY HOLMES
@ VOL 3
ON SEP 22, 2015
"We believe by doing this basic research in our lab that we can have new ways of preventing cancer."
In "Understanding Cancer" from St. Neots Vol 3, scientist at Cambridge University, Kelly Holmes breaks down what cancer is, why it develops and what laboratories, like the one she works in are doing to fight the disease.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015.
Musings on the Colour Red
BY TOM HEATLEY
@ VOL 1
ON OCT 01, 2015
"Blood is maybe redder than red, because of it's associations in art and in culture."
Tom Heatley's presentation from PechaKucha Night Bexhill-on-Sea Vol. 1 opens with the most essential image of the colour red in photography: the safe light in a darkroom, and moves through a collection of images and wide ranging associations with blood, danger, sex, sacrifice, socialism and courage.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, Novermber 24th, 2015.
Adventures in Extreme Sewing
BY FREDRIK FÄRG
@ VOL 129
ON OCT 28, 2015
"When we told [our production methods] to some producers, they didn't believe us. This is the sewing machine we bought ourselves to figure out how to do it."
In Adventures in Extreme Sewing from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 129, Swedish furniture designer Fredrik Färg of the design studio FÄRG & BLANCHE wows us with his daring feats of EXTREME SEWING as he pushes the envelope of industrial production methods using experimental materials to produce uniquely expressive pieces of furniture.
家具デザイン、工業デザイン、アートなど、多岐にわたるクリエイティブフィールドにおいて実験的なアプローチで次々と作品を発表し、世界中のデザイン関係者から注目されているスウェーデンのデザインスタジオFÄRG & BLANCHE。メンバーのFredrik Färgさんが、近作のユニークな縫製家具が生まれた背景を明らかにされています！彼らの制作プロセスは必見です！
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Friday, November 20th, 2015.
BY LIAM GOODMAN
@ VOL 3
ON SEP 17, 2015
"I often describe Tracball as a combination of tennis, badminton, soccer, basketball, curling, waterpolo, chess, and sailing."
In "Tracball Heros" from PechaKucha Night Beacon Vol. 3, famed Tracball Legend Richard McElroy III stands in for Liam Goodman to (comedically) elucidate us on the fabled past and historical roots of the ancient "sport" of TracBall, shining a spotlight on the legends of the game (himself included). If you're not laughing by the time his story leads to a nearly fatal injury, after which McElroy was saved by scrapbooking (!) which unexpectedly lead him to a life of Tracball philanthropy(!!), you will be when, in closing, he coerses the crowd to sing him Happy 40th Birthday. (Performance Comedy at its finest.)
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, November 20th, 2015.
BY SALAM SHOKOR
@ VOL 22
ON MAR 19, 2015
"It didn't matter what I had... because when there was inspiration, there was always a way to do it."
In Unrevealed Canvases, from PechaKucha Night Beirut, Vol. 22, Salam Shokor takes us through the personal and passionate journey behind some of his amazing paintings, sharing the experience and daily challenges of being a young artist nowadays.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, November 19th, 2015.
BY GREG JONUK
@ VOL 3
ON MAY 26, 2015
"Imagine yourself, emerging off of a train in Gard du Nord and stepping forth into the streets of Paris. Where will you go?"
If you step off the beaten path, you can transform your alright vacation into a great one. In "Powerful Paris" from PechaKucha Night Prince George, Vol. 3, Greg Jonuk shares some of his favourite spots in the city of light and love.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Tuesday, November 16th, 2015.
It Comes in Whispers
BY JAD SALAMEH
@ VOL 21
ON DEC 10, 2014
"I was driven by this insane inner urge to do something...the only way to deal with it was to abandon myself."
Based in Paris since 2012, Lebanese-Canadian pianist & composer Jad Salameh shares with us the story of his life-long affair with creativity. In 'It Comes in Whispers', from PechaKucha Night Beirut, Vol. 21. he goes through his composition process and how he came to understand the relationship between his own mind and the music he writes.Little whispers, great ideas!
This was "Presentation of the Day" on March 30, 2015. It was featured again on November 16th, 2015 in a show of solidarity with the cities of Paris and Beirut who, over the weekend, both experienced harrowing tragedies.
"One of the great things about murals is they fill your whole field of vision."
In Mural Mania from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 129, Art writer Nick West takes us on a tour of large-scale public artworks around Tokyo - from a gigantic painting by Okamoto Taro in Shiibuya station to shop shutter murals in Shimokitazawa and everything in between.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, November 13th, 2015.
Little Maine Sculptures
BY LEITH MACDONALD
@ VOL 1
ON SEP 21, 2015
"Created from driftwood collected over time, mixed with carved toys I made for my son with my grandfather’s tools, I feel like a kid having fun again.”
Leith MacDonald spent six summers and a winter working on Monhegan. Years after moving off the island, Monhegan has resurfaced like a great whale in Leith’s art making practice. In "Little Maine Sculptures" from PechaKucha Night Monhegan Vol. 1, MacDonald explains how these pieces are inspired by years of memories and dreams of a place with which long ago he fell in love.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, November 12th, 2015.
Passion For People And Stories
BY MIKE COOPER
@ VOL 9
ON OCT 28, 2015
"Everything is changing and it's driving me mad but I have to accept it, and that's kind fun."
In "Passion For People And Stories" from PechaKucha Night York, Vol. 9, Mike Cooper discusses his mantra of "everything has a story" and shares his thoughts on not getting caught up in the what of what you do, but instead being able to focus on the why.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday Nov. 10th, 2015.
Wearable Technology for All
BY JENSIN ELAINE
@ VOL 6
ON OCT 19, 2015
Jensin Wallace relates her trip to Slovenia to collaborate with a man suffering from tetraplegia to create custom smart clothing to assist him on a day to day basis - all controlled by his cell phone! Wow!
Jensin was trained as textile textile designer at the Rhode Island School of Design and experimented with how to make sound and emotions tangible. After getting some experience in the luxury fashion industry, she went back to school and received a Masters of Design focusing in fashion and technology. Currently she works as a sweater technical designer for a high end women's label in NYC.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, November 9th, 2015.