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!
Letterpress (or…Biting off more than you can chew)
BY LAURA BAISDEN
@ VOL 20
ON AUG 18, 2016
"You forget all about the lines that you originally drew because they go on a journey and come back to you looking like this!"
In Letterpress (or…Biting off more than you can chew) from PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 2, we hear the story of Camp Nevernice, a budding letterpress design and illustration shop, owned and operated by Laura Baisden. Laura has ten years experience in the field, but in her first year as a sole proprietor- she’s learning many lessons…including the lesson of time-management.
This was PechaKucha of the Day on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017.
My PechaKucha Journey
BY THOMAS MAILE
@ VOL 27
ON NOV 19, 2016
"What I learned form Karaoke is that it's not about singing perfect; it's about having FUN!"
Thomas Maile is PechaKucha's charasmatic organiser in the charming city of Aalen in Germany. In My PechaKucha Journey from PKN Aalen Vol. 27, he shares about the his perspective on the Global Network of all his PechaKucha friends, and what makes PechaKucha Nights so special in Aalen. Though he admits he's not a perfect English speaker, he insists that life is more fun by trying hard, forgetting about expectations, breaking the rules, and having fun!
This was PechaKucha of the Day on Monday, January 16th, 2017.
The Reality of Virtual Reality
BY MARCO ROSA
@ VOL 40
ON AUG 16, 2016
“The reality of virtual reality is that we are still away from that, but we getting there faster than you can imagine! ”
In "The Reality of Virtual Reality" From PechaKucha Night Cape Town Vol.40, Marco Rosa shares about the idea of what is the reality of virtual reality. Where is the technology right now? What is involved in creating meaningful virtual reality experiences? What are the dangers and pitfalls of VR? Why is there so much hype around VR? What the future holds for VR and how can it positively impact the world. His focus on this presentation will be on the educational application and possibilities that VR offers us.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, January 13th, 2017.
What is Taxidermy?
BY JAZMINE MILES-LONG
@ VOL 4
ON SEP 27, 2016
“To me, taxidermy it is a delicate craft that involves many skills.”
In "What is Taxidermy?" from PechaKucha Night Bexhill-on Sea Vol.4, Jazmine Miles-Long makes us question, what is taxidermy? Jazmine intends to challenge peoples preconceptions, talking about her ethical practice and how each stage is managed with delicacy and respect.
BY LIMINAL PROJECTS (OMAR KAHN AND LAURA GARÓFALO)
@ VOL 17
ON SEP 15, 2016
"Ask a ceramicist and they will insist that the material lives."
In Ceramic Assemblies from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, Laura Garófalo and Omar Kahn of Liminal Projects discuss their prototypes for ceramic building systems that were developed at the European Ceramics Workcentre (ekwc), in Oisterwijk, the Netherlands. They are designs that explore ways that architecture can mediate heat, water and nature. Ceramics, which are fired clay, are one of the oldest building materials. But they defy easy categorization because their behavior and properties are so diverse. Ceramics were used to build the Roman aqueducts and also used for the heat shield on the Space Shuttle. Ask a ceramicist and they will insist that the material lives. It is this quality that Garófalo and Kahn want to capture and perpetuate in their work.
BY ALISON RONSON
@ VOL 26
ON SEP 29, 2016
“We are so privileged to be able to turn on our taps and have clean drinking water in an instant, but we often don’t think of the actual source of that water.”
In "#LoveYourHeadwaters" from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 26, Alison Ronson brings us from the city into the beautiful Alberta wilderness, encouraging us to get excited about our water—where it comes from, why it needs more protection, and what the average Edmontonian can do to #LoveYourHeadwaters.
There And Back Again: A Designer's Tale
BY MELISSA KRYSTOFIAK
@ VOL 26
ON SEP 29, 2016
"LA was just not the place for me anymore, so I packed up my stuff and moved home to Edmonton. But I had this flashly resume, so where would I fit in?"
In "There And Back Again: A Designer's Tale", from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol.26, designer Melissa Krystofiak's career has taken her behind the scenes of some Hollywood's biggest movies. In this presentation, she shares how her experiences working in different design discliplines has shaped her ideas about work, community and creativity.
BY NINA EMETT
@ VOL 23
ON FEB 25, 2016
“I wanted to create a sense of active global citizenship by engaging the public in powerful story lines.”
In "Empowering Women", from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol.23, Nina Emett is the founder of UK based arts educational organisation called "FotoDocument". She is passionate about the power of narrative photography to make a difference. Her mission statement: to bring "Active global citizenship".Sharing one of her photo essay, Nina explains how she strives to empower women in India.
Flowers and Nuclear Warfare
BY ERIC LOPRESTI
@ VOL 16
ON SEP 01, 2016
“I Think about the relationship to perception…..seeing is believing.”
In "Flowers and Nuclear Warfare" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol.16, Eric LoPresti makes artwork that examines the imposition of technology upon the environment and the aftermath of the Cold War. His dramatic landscapes juxtapose abstract elements with representations of the vast deserts of the American west, exploring relationships between science, identity, history and conflict. Following in the painterly tradition of the apocalyptic sublime, LoPresti’s artistic practice explores how our lives are shaped by trauma and beauty.
Site-Based Performance: Development of a Process
BY DAN SHANAHAN
@ VOL 17
ON SEP 15, 2016
“We devised a few rules: Start with the architecture. Consider its history. Draw from its mythology.”
In "Site-Based Performance: Development of a Process" from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 17, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Torn Space Theatre in Buffalo, NY, Dan Shanahan, reveals Torn Space's process of developing site-based performance. Drawing from over 10 years of experience and eight original pieces for non-traditional performance venues, Shanahan addresses the influences, aesthetics, and rules for Torn Space's site-based performances.
A Sense of Place
BY BISTRA HRISTOVA
@ VOL 11
ON MAY 20, 2016
Music Feeds My Soul
BY LETITIA GEORGE
@ VOL 27
ON OCT 04, 2016
“When words fail music speaks.”
In "Music Feeds My Soul" from PechaKucha Night Coventry Vol. 27, a Soulful Singer Letitia George shares her story and deep passion for music. Letitia rose to the spotlight after featuring on series 4 of BBC 1's The Voice UK, where she became a member of Team Ricky and soared her way through to the knockout rounds.