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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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.

 

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ELEKTROKATZE

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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Balance in the Life of An Architect

BY MICHAEL PFEFFER
@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

Mike Pfeffer, AIA Chicago member and winner of the 2014 national AIA Young Architect Award, has spent almost three months in the air flying between Chicago and China in the past six years.  He talks about what this entails in his job as Managing Director of SOM in Chicago.

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Leaping into Freelance Photography

BY BEN RAWSON
@ VOL 4 ON JUL 18, 2014

Ben Rawson speaks about his experiences working for various companies until he decided to take a big leap and follow his passsion. Ben is now a freelance photographer and this presentation is about some of the work he has done and what he hopes to do in the future.

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Fly Fishing: More Than Fish

BY RAYMOND POFF
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 20, 2014

Raymon Poff knows that there is more to fishing than just catching fish. It is also about the experiences, the gear, and the people you are with. 

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Keeping Up with the Wind

BY CAMERON BECCARIO
@ VOL 116 ON JUL 30, 2014

After happening upon a website that displayed the United States' wind patterns visually one day, Cameron Beccario set out to do something even grander. Months of research and tinkering later, and after finding numerous sources of up-to-date weather data, he had created Earth: an animated map of global wind and weather. 

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Bike-Powered Kinetic Sculpture

BY RAYMOND RAWLS
@ VOL 10 ON AUG 01, 2014

Sculptors Raymond Rawls and Lorraine Duerden explore the potential for using abandoned, recycled bicycles as the foundation to create large-scale ambulatory kinetic sculpture. Here they speak about the creation process of these animal-themed rideable sculptures, and the community parades where they put them on display.

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