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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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Purgatory Road

BY KRISTA STEINKE
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 25, 2014

Krista Steinke explores her latest series of landscape photography. She discusses her work and how she uses the landscape to explore the metaphoric state of “in-between”.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 15, 2014.

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Revolving Fashion

BY DANIEL PERUJO
@ POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA: STARTUP THE PARTY SF X TOKYO ON SEP 18, 2014

Daniel PerujoRyosuke MinamiAdam Gries, and Samson Yee were given the daunting task of re-imagining one of Tokyo’s most fashionable districts: Takeshita Street. The group describes the exhaustive experience that is shopping in Harajuku, and their innovative solution to shopping before dropping.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 12, 2014.

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Getting Out, Getting Animated

BY SIMON HOWE
@ VOL 22 ON MAR 04, 2014

Simon Howe started out working behind the scenes in a film-based theater, but as technology caught up with him, he was forced to look to other avenues for work. He speaks about his trials and triumphs, on working in a creative group, and his work animating. 

"Presentation of the Day" on December 11, 2014.

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The Local Artist

BY JEFF BALLARD
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 05, 2014

The Local Artist is the brainchild of Jeff Ballard and Mitch Torbert. They are both working artists born and raised in South Dakota. Mitch grew up in Gettysburg and Rapid City. He graduated from SDSU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and printmaking. He currently studies at USD in the graduate printmaking program. Mitch works mainly with ballpoint pen and patterns to investigate topics like outer space and scientific understanding. In his free time, he ejoys outdoor activities with his fiancé, Erin, and her two boys.

Jeff grew up in and around Sioux Falls. He graduated from USF in 2011 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting. Last spring, he received his MFA in painting from USD and is currently teaching art at Sioux Falls Christian and USF. His paintings communicate the effort to gain understanding of life’s journey through the interaction of figures and parts diagrams. Jeff enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife Courtney in his free time.

The Local Artist is designed by Hunter Murphy, who graduated from SDSU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design and a Studio Arts Degree in Printmaking. He is currently a Designer at Fresh Produce.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 11, 2014.

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Oyyo's Dhurries

BY MARCUS ÅHREN
@ PECHAKUCHA X ARTEK ON OCT 31, 2013

Marcus Åhren is a co-founder of a design studio named Oyyo. His studio designs and sells Dhurries (similar to rugs). To make these dhurries, they employ 20 weavers in India and use special vegetable dyes for coloring. Watch to learn why and how they do what they do.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 10, 2014.

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Looking Back

BY WALTER COKER
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 14, 2014

Walter Coker looks back over twenty years of photography and shares with us what it has taught him about compassion. The world can be a big and cruel of only the strong, smart, and rich survive. This is not all entirely true, and some get left behind, pushed aside, and even abused from the rest of the pack. Walter shares his photos and stories to remind us that we need to show more compassion everyday. Not only to each other, but with the nature that lives with us. 

"Presentation of the Day" on December 9, 2014.

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Oyako

BY BRUCE OSBORN
@ VOL 118 ON OCT 29, 2014

Photographer Bruce Osborn is a longtime resident of Japan, and in this presentation he describes "Oyako" (a Japanese word that signifies both parent and child), a multi-decade photography project that has consumed his life, and given him amazing insights into Japanese society, and the fantastically diverse family links that exists between parent and child.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 5, 2014.

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Tower Neighbourhood Renewal

BY GRAEME STEWART
@ URBAN INNOVATION HAPPY HOUR ON APR 30, 2014

Architect Graeme Stewart speaks out on benefits of 1960s tower-style high-density urban housing as opposed to the sprawl often found in the US. In Toronto, Graeme has taken the lead on the Tower Renewal project — whereby he’s taken steps to eco-retrofit these 50-year-old buildings, and worked to transform the surrounding areas into villages through policy changes and community-building campaigns. 

"Presentation of the Day" on December 4, 2014.

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How To Create Slides

BY ELLEN FINKELSTEIN
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 02, 2013

Ellen Finkelstein wants to encourage us to create our own presentation slides. She states that not everyone needs to be an artist in order to have an amazing presentation. In this presentation she offers suggestions on how "artistically challenged" people can improve their slides.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 3, 2014.

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Scribbles

BY KATRINA DIXON
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 06, 2014

Graphic designer Katrina Dixon speaks on the power a simple scribble can have in initiating something bigger. From Leonardo DaVinci's scribbles of flying machines to Thomas Edison's drawings of light bulbs, she illustrates the power a few lines of paper can have on the future of the human race.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 2, 2014.

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Tools for Design

BY JORDAN BRANDT
@ VOL 118 ON OCT 29, 2014

Jordan Brandt is the resident Technology Futurist at Autodesk, and in the spirit of Tokyo Designers Week (where this presentation was given), he takes us on a tour of the potential tools of design, and what it can mean for the future of design.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 28, 2014.

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Fertile Voids

BY MONICA BASBOUS
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 10, 2014

Monica Basbous invites us to wander through a city she has redefined using illustrations and constructed images, means that allow her to achieve what architecture and other urban interventions do not allow. Leftover spaces get invaded by mind  projections: you know, when you stare long enough at a void... 

"Presentation of the Day" on November 27, 2014.

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