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!
Yearbnb: spending a year in Airbnb apartments throughout Hong Kong
BY KEVIN LYNCH
@ VOL 19
ON JAN 21, 2014
Kevin Lynch, ad man by day and by night, chose a most unusual way to live for a year in Hong Kong. Rather than settling in one place, he decided to get acquainted with the city by staying exclusively in AirBnB accommodations. Roughly midway through, he shared some entertaining snippets about his experience.
Beyond Eating Local: Using History as a Guide to a New Food Security
BY JOSH LANTHIER-WELCH
@ VOL 18
ON AUG 16, 2013
Josh Lanthier-Welch is a Punahou, Berkeley, and Columbia grad but his self-taught culinary skills began at the age of 16 to impress girls. He has always alternated white collar jobs with restaurant work and slowly allowed food to take over his creative brain. While in San Francisco, he began to work primarily as a chef and later was convinced in late 2009 to return to Honolulu by his brother to start a little ice pop company.
Writing on the Wall
BY JAMIE SMITH
@ VOL 5
ON FEB 20, 2014
Teacher-turned-artist Jamie Smith explains the journey of how she discovered her artistic style after deciding to follow her passion. She discusses her unique approach of presenting other people's confessions in order to turn something shameful into a beautiful work of art.
From Daydreams to Ink and Pixels
Laziness means creativity to illustrator/writer/fashion stylist Jodi Sam, as she says it's the hours of daydreaming that allow us to produce our best work. Here she speaks about her illustrative process, from ink on paper to capturing her work on the computer, to working with clients.
BY AMY HEAGUE
@ VOL 2
ON JUN 26, 2014
“Not only is each victim the one, but we likewise can be the one.
The one called, the one listening, the one willing, the one sent to bring freedom and justice to innocent ones who are suffering. Being overwhelmed by the numbers is an indulgence the oppressed can ill afford.”
The statistics and numbers are overwhelming. There are currently an estimated 27 million men women & children held in slavery across the globe. Hundreds of thousands are trafficked across international borders every year. Many young girls find themselves trapped in a hell most of us could never imagine… The overwhelming statistics took Amy Heague to Cambodia. The one made her see she can do something that might just change the numbers.
I Suck, I Fail, I'm Alive
BY MATT CANDLER
@ VOL 13
ON AUG 07, 2014
Former CEO of New Schools for New Orleans and founder and current fearless leader of 4.0 Schools, Matt Candler, speaks of creating and building for work and fun through his efforts with 4.0 Schools, an education incubator that takes those interested in education reform from the interest perspectives of education, technology and entrepreneurship and puts them in a lab environment, and building electric bikes in the evenings once his kids are asleep.
BY HUSCHANG POURIAN
@ VOL 17
ON SEP 20, 2013
Huschang Pourian is a German designer based in Hong Kong, Co-Founder and Director of ChowPourianLab. Huschang explains how he strayed from his communication design background to build his first bicycle, ELEKTROKATZE - a new street style bmx / track hybrid.
A Convergence of Faiths
BY KEM HINTON
@ VOL 13
ON AUG 13, 2014
Kem Hinton speaks about the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. It discusses the history of both the religion at the temple and the architecture. The western wall and the golden gate are two key features discussed in the presentation. Also, it talks about the Arc of the Covenant and some of its possible locations.
Journey, Cultural Diversity and Dreams
BY KHAIRINI GUAY
@ VOL 12
ON APR 11, 2014
Kairini Guay is a native of Western Sumatra who has lived in Bangor for ten years. You may recognize her as a ramp agent from Bangor International Airport or as a fellow mother at your child's elementary school. Currently, Khairini is studying computer information systems and earning her MBA at Husson University. Here she presents about the colors of her life and her journey through a multicultural world.
Where Games are Going (Or Not)
BY EDDO STERN
@ VOL 116
ON JUL 30, 2014
Artist, game designer, and UCLA Design|Media Arts professor Eddo Stern discusses a number of the projects he has worked on both personally, and in collaboration with his students. Here he shows off three projects in varying stages of development: a sensory deprivation game that uses haptic and audio feedback, a role-playing game that involves an audience of players using motion technology, and a hand-drawn game that incorporates elements of theater.
Ecological Sculpture: Patterns in Nature
BY KIMBERLY CALLAS
@ VOL 21
ON APR 11, 2014
Kimberly Callas is an artist who presents on her current project 'Portrait of the Ecological Self': an artistic investigation that uses sculpted forms of the human body in combination with natural materials to explore images and symbols from nature that strongly connect with the human psyche. This work has recently received a Puffin Foundation Grant and has been exhibited in New York, Chicago, and as far a field as Bulgaria.
The Roots of Innovation
BY LEZLEY DAVIDSON
@ VOL 3
ON JUN 06, 2014
Lezley Davidson speaks on the absolute necessity of the arts in our daily lives. She makes the argument that most science and mathematics would have never seen the light of day had inventive individuals not been creative thinkers to begin with. The roots of innovation therefore can be found in the creative arts.