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!
New York…Not Nearly How I Pictured It!
BY ROB PENNER
@ VOL 2
ON JUN 16, 2015
Photographer Rob Penner takes us on a decidedly NSFW tour of NYC during the heady times of the late '70's and early '80's, when he worked as an aspiring assistant fashion photographer. From the famed Studio 54 to the wiseguys of Mulberry St it was a helluva ride.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Monday, August 31st, 2015.
BY NAOMI C. HANAKATA
@ VOL 127
ON JUL 29, 2015
"Truth is, sustainability can only ever be a wish, or a hypothesis. It can never be a definition of a product, or a design, or even a city and why? Because first to know whether or not something is sustainable it actually takes some time so we can observe whether or not that prediction holds true."
Architect, Planner, Researcher, Consultant … Idealist and Futurist, Naomi C. Hanakata from FUTURE CITIES LAB, ETH Zurich in Singapore explores the notions of sustainability and our shared future on earth, by first taking a step back from the now ever so ubiquitous and increasingly hollow word itself in an effort to persuade us to re-imagine the idea for a truly better future together. Hanakata touches on a multi dimensional sustainability index that would allow humanity to make decisions based on a more holistic and comprehensive idea of sustainability.
This presentation looks far forward and runs deep and positions us to better tackle the challenges of a shared future.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Friday, August 27th, 2015.
Lake Michigan in a Dugout Canoe
BY MARY CATTERLIN
@ VOL 1
ON MAY 14, 2015
In the summer of 2012 Mary Catterlin and Amy Lukas circumnavigated Lake Michigan in their handmade dugout sailing canoe. After 93 days and 1200 miles, they returned home to the beach of Beverly Shores, Indiana. This adventure has led to the creation of a self produced documentary and a published illustrated journal.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Thursday, August 27th, 2015.
Trials and Tribulations of Inflatable Suits
BY JIMMY KUEHNLE
@ VOL 25
ON MAY 29, 2015
"One of the side-effects of inflatable suits is children running after you."
In Trials and Tribulations of Inflatable Suits from Cleveland Vol. 25, Jimmy Parks II shares some of the hilarity that accompanies "Inflatable Suitable Performance." Parks makes enormous inflatable costumes which he travels the world over with, exhibits them in guerrilla fashion, much to the publics dismay and wonder, occasionally having to beg for forgiveness from various authorities. Come and enjoy this offbeat presentation!
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Wednesday, August 27th, 2015.
How To Make Printmaking Accessible To All
BY BRYAN BAKER
@ VOL 14
ON FEB 12, 2015
Striped Light is a creative output imprint producing fine art, recorded material, and cultural experiences. This new establishment is the studio, office, and team headquarters for a trio of creative minds that have joined forces. They will be publishing, collaborating, and exploring tangents of their own volition as works are developed for the Striped Light catalog and portfolio. This team of experienced printers will also be available for hire, offering limited-edition custom letterpress design and printing for events, business ephemera, and artistic ventures.
Hands On Press, at Striped Light, is a space where creative collaborations can take place and unique editions get released. A letterpress print shop where projects can be realized by the public at large. It’s a learning center where classes lead to press rental. Retail and gallery space will show off what we do best and creative collaborative events will get scheduled regularly. What we need now is you.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Tuesday, August 25th, 2015.
"It's an important and powerful time. It's also an opportunity for us to re-write the book on how earthquakes go in developing nations."
In Himalayan DIY'n from PechaKucha Katmandu Vol. 13, and as part of our Inspire Nepal Initiative, Ben Ayers, a long term expatriate resident of Nepal tells a few stories about how locals organized themselves after the earthquake, and how the inherent resiliency of Nepalis will be the key to the reconstruction.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Monday, Aug 24th, 2015.
Startups in Space
BY LUCAS BREMOND
@ VOL 127
ON JUL 29, 2015
"Nowadays we have new tech. Everybody has an iPhone and actually these are more powerful than any of the satellites now in space. And thats the idea. We are basically using them to produce space stuff that is way more powerful and much less expensive."
After spacecraft developer at Axelspace in Tokyo, Lucas Bremond catches us up on the accomplishments of the space programs of past and present, reminding us that many of historical cosmic triumphs were achieved with less computing power then that of our smartphones, he then turns our imaginations to the future, proposing a new age of space exploration where the playing field has been levelled, the barrier of entry lowered, an exciting new era of new inexpensive tech in space, which we can all potentially participate, and for the benefit of all.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Friday, August 21st, 2015.
The World Around Me
BY FRANK LANZA
@ VOL 25
ON MAY 29, 2015
When asked "Why did you want to take my photo"
"Simply being yourself in this moment without any effort at all, you're just being you, and that's beautiful."
In The World Around me from Cleveland Vol. 25, photographer Frank Lanza offers his insights on experiencing authenticity though making photos of people. He proposes how not just stories, sights, and sounds are conveyed through photos, but also feelings and how those feeling can help us better understand and connect to the world around us.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Thursday, August 20th.
Standing at the Crossroads of Biology, Computation, and Design
BY DAVID BENJAMIN
@ VOL 4
ON MAY 18, 2015
David Benjamin is Principal at The Living, a design firm that brings architecture and design to life — literally. David expounds upon some of the amazing projects his firm uses to combine natural, biological intelligence and artificial intelligence to find new solutions to old problems.
Whether it’s using living mussels and sensors to understand changes in water quality, or growing biodegradable bricks using the root-like structures of mushrooms and agricultural waste, and then building a structure using 10 thousand of these, the projects in action are a small window into our future.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Tuesday, August 18th, 2015.
Ambiguous Origins: The Life and Trials of a Very Mixed Kid
BY REBECCA HALLQUIST
@ VOL 7
ON JUN 05, 2015
Rebecca Hallquist is an aspiring events marketer with a passion for the arts in Markham, Canada. She tells us all about her ambiguous origins and how we perceive, approach and talk about culture, background and heritage.
This was "Presentaion of the Day" on Monday, August 17th, 2015.
No Strings on Me
BY DUNCAN SHOTTON
@ VOL 127
ON JUL 29, 2015
"I didn't really want to do that, so I decided on a slightly different format"
British-born and Tokyo-based product designer Duncan Shotton shares a handful of his highly imaginative and off-beat projects including Cloud Key Holder, Real Boy Push Pins, Rainbow Pencil, Pup-Up a Tree Shop, and others. No shortage of originality in Duncan's creations, ever clever and always inspiring a smile. Somebody definitely to keep your eyes upon!
This was "Presentaton of the Day" on Friday, August 14th.
Inside My Green Book
BY K. RAMNATH CHANDRASEKHAR
@ VOL 8
ON JUL 18, 2015
K. Ramnath Chandrasekhar is an ambitious nature photographer and educator on a quest to connect us to the nature. He loves being outdoors, spending time with kids, and travelling and taking photographs.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Thursday, August 13th.