WATCH

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!

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Building M+

BY ARIC CHEN
@ VOL 19 ON JAN 21, 2014

Aric Chen, Curator of Design and Architecture at the new M+ Museum of Visual Culture in Hong Kong, takes us on a tour of their introductory exhibition at Artistree (Jan-Feb 2014) - "Building M+: The Museum and Architecture Collection" which includes an overview of the collection as well as models of the shortlisted entries for the competition to design the M+ Museum building (scheduled to open 2017).

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Providing Safe Water

BY SHILPA ALVA
@ VOL 30 ON JUN 03, 2014

1 in 9 of us do not have access to safe water. 9,800 of us die each day as a result of water-borne diseases; most of these victims are children less than 5 years old. Shilpa Alva talks about educational and awareness programs that reach thousands of people in our community their global impact.

 

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I Want to Talk about Sex

BY KATIE COWAN
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Penny Hall's SOS project has frank and open discussions about sex, most porbably like you have never had them before. www.sosproject.info

Going into the depth of human relationships with one another, and allowing the idea that sex is a good thing, and not something to be scared or ashamed of. 

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Delicious Beans

BY TAKUYA KAMIBAYASHI
@ VOL 6 ON AUG 02, 2014

Takuya Kamibayashi is a concept designer and he takes us through the process of rebranding a specialty natto's image. His goal was to get people talking, and his end result was the creation of a new kanji, that no one knows, to do it. 

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What the Dama?

BY SHIMPEI KIMURA
@ VOL 117 ON SEP 24, 2014

Shimpei Kimura introduces the new subculture of the Kendama, a children's toy introduced to Japan in the early 1800's. However, people of today have re-invented the kendama, and made it a popular sport around the world. 

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How Riding A Bike Taught Me About Prejudice

BY ANDREW KURJATA
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 18, 2014

How does a straight, white male living in North America experience prejudice? He gets on a bike. Andrew Kurjata, a bicyclist by convenience means and not by enthusiast means, just wants to ride his bicycle. However, he quickly learns that riding your bike, in a highly car dominated culture, is an inherently political act. 

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The Orchestra in Transition

BY STEFAN ROSU
@ VOL 23 ON SEP 17, 2014

Stefan Rosu is the director general and artistic director of the South Netherlands Philharmonic in Eindhoven and Maastricht. The classical symphony orchestra is facing a fast changing environment. In order to survive it needs to adjust. Stefan Rosu's presentation describes how it can do so without losing its basic values. It gives an insight into how musicians and staff can act in that situation.

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Adventures through Bicycling

BY JAMES NORD
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

Brothers, James and Dylan Nord grew up together going on adventures, riding their bikes, building forts, and playing pretend. A few decades later they were still riding bikes, racing them now, but had lost the adventure and childish fun of their youth that they couldn't forget.

They decided to create something that would allow them to step outside of their modern adult lives and experience the unabashed freedom and thrill they knew growing up, but had lost as adults. And so Deux North was born as a way to say, "I'm still young."

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Dance of the Horny Hairy Arachnid

BY BRENDAN BANE
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 19, 2014

Science journalist Brendan Bane talks about his life-long fascination with tarantulas. He goes into great depth on his recent adventures to Costa Rica, and the process of learning about their courtship rituals. 

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Music Moves Me

BY BREANNE TEPLER
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 04, 2014

Breanne Tepler shares her passion for making music that she found during a distressing state. Her story is one where she overcomes tragedy twice and music has been the one consistency. She challenges the listener to find their passion because within a passion is the power to heal. 

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The Truth of a Moment

BY FUMIAKI YAMAZAKI
@ VOL 117 ON SEP 24, 2014

Photographer Fumiaki Yamazaki is an artist behind the camera lens, and tries to capture the beauty that is in the nature around him. "The Truth of a Moment" is his inspiration that keeps his photos and art, honest but unique. 

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Only Memory

BY TAMIM AL-KADASI
@ VOL 4 ON AUG 30, 2014

Tamim Al-Kadasi speaks about his experiance with memory loss and how he has adapted to the challenges of losing 3 years of his life's experiences.

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