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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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The Impossibility Of Nature

BY SHONA WILSON
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 26, 2014

The repetitive use of natural detritus brings Shona Wilson closer to understanding the world we share. The materials themselves are storehouses of knowledge and information. They act as 'keys', unlocking doors to memory, science, history and imagination. Her current work increasingly responds to and reflects upon the cross-pollinations between nature, humans and culture, referencing in particular, plastics' invasion into the 'natural' world. 

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Shop Houses

BY TAY PRUECKSAMARS
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 03, 2012

Urban planner Tay Pruecksamars attempts to summarize the research and work he has done in the past year. In particular he focuses on shop houses, which are generally despised by architects and urban designers, but which can serve multiple purposes, and use their space much more efficiently than many other types of buildings. In his book he proposes solutions to problems facing modern urban designers, and takes a closer look at the shop house problem.

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

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Cycling Through Life: A Unicorn in Motion

BY ZAHRA ALABANZA
@ VOL. 22 1/2 | ATL CYCLING FEST & ATL PKN ON JUN 08, 2014

Zahra Alabanza is a magical being, a unicorn. She describes exactly what this means, how she has recruited her nephews into being unicorns, and how being a unicorn has helped to bring bicycling to her family, friends, and community.  

"Presentation of the Day" on July 26, 2014.

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No Place Like Houses

BY TAKASHI YANAI
@ VOL 115 ON JUN 25, 2014

Takashi Yanai, an architect from Los Angeles, talks about what it is he enjoys so much about creating a home -- the collaboration between designers, the satisfaction of clients, and the journey from concept to realization. Take a look at the incredible dream-like California homes that Takashi and his team have turned into a reality. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 25, 2014.

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Context, Scale, Meaning, Place

BY CHARLES PIPER
@ ARCHEX PECHAKUCHA SESSION ON NOV 07, 2013

Architect Charles Piper admits that his title may seem architectural and pretentious. As well, even though he admits it's just an excuse to show us some of his favorite places, those places sure can make you acutely aware of context, scale, meaning, and place the way he unfolds them. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 24, 2014.

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20 Surprising Ways Your Brain Influences Your Experiences

BY JOE NATOLI
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 03, 2014

Joe Natoli's job as a UX consultant is essentially to make things easier – and more enjoyable – to use. In creating this value via design, nearly all of the decisions are based on how our brains work. Here are 20 ways your brain affects your experiences.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 23, 2014.

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Capturing the Moment

BY ANIL SHARMA
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2014

Photographer Anil Sharma describes his journey in concert photography beginning with his first show, when he had to sneak his camera into the show. Since then he has photographed many performers, including U2, Radiohead, and Taylor Swift, and has been published in Rolling Stone Magazine. He mentions some of his photography tips and tricks, and discusses the legitimization of print in our digital age. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 22, 2014.

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Flotsam Weaving

BY JO ATHERTON
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 05, 2014

Artist Jo Atherton weaves artwork from flotsam found washed up on beaches. Their cheerful familiar forms belie a shocking truth: we get older but plastic remains.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 21, 2014.

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Words From An Aquarist

BY DANIEL CHURCHMAN
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 20, 2013

Saltwater aquarist Daniel Churchman takes care of fish for a living, and he has raised over twenty sharks, skates, and rays. Many people view sharks as dangerous and scary, but Daniel is here to debunk these common misconceptions and reveal the truth behind these myterious, curious creatures. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 19, 2014.

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Material Knowledge

BY NICK BRUSCIA
@ VOL 115 ON JUN 25, 2014

After discovering leftover material from Kikutake's 1970 Osaka Expo tower, architectural researcher Nick Bruscia and his students began experimenting with textured stainless steel sheets to create a system of woven face frames. Its reflection of sunlight and resistance to winde make the installation's specular quality and the structural integrity one in the same. Nick comments that he is trying to create knowledge about materials, rather than implement knowledge. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 18, 2014.

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Dawn of the Unread

BY JAMES WALKER
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 20, 2014

A huge fan of reading, James Walker wants to address some issues with modern reading: engaging kids in reading and disengaging them from their computers; making libraries a focal point of communities; and reigniting appreciation for physical reading over digital reading. For James, the answer to these problems was zombies. After many collaborations, Dawn of the Unread- an interactive graphic novel- was created. Reading in the modern age is no longer a passive act, and James has come up with creative and fun ways to engage all ages of the community in sharing a love for reading.

http://www.dawnoftheunread.com/

"Presentation of the Day" on July 17, 2014.

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The Morden Heirloom: Coding Quilts

BY ELIZABETH ELLIOTT
@ VOL 29 ON APR 01, 2014

Elizabeth "Libs" Elliott merges old craft and modern art forms to create beautiful quilts with a technological twist. Using the Processing visual programming language, Elizabeth generates random patterns for her quilts by altering code to play with colour palettes, geometric shapes, and other variables. She draws out each pattern by hand and then sews them onto quilts. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 16, 2014.

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