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!
Time, Space, and Playing Fields
BY ABDI FARAH
@ VOL 11
ON FEB 06, 2014
Artist Abdi Farah talks about his work in relation to his journey from studying art in college to being named the winner of the inaugural season of Bravo’s "A Work of Art." He continues his passion for art in New Orleans seeking kindred spirits through an exploration of metaphysical and imaginary worlds and sports.
Designing the Future of Augmented Reality
BY HELEN PAPAGIANNIS
@ VOL 31
ON DEC 04, 2014
Augmented Reality (AR) is typically defined as a layering of digital information over the physical world as experienced through a smartphone, tablet, or digital eyewear. AR is quickly advancing into a new phase of contextually rich personalized experiences that combine sensors, wearable computing, big data, machine-learning, and artificial intelligence. This second wave of AR will surpass novelty and extend our human capacities to better understand and experience our world in new meaningful ways. AR is no longer about technology, it’s about living in the real world and creating meaningful experiences that are human-centred. How do we want to live in and with AR, and how will it shape our lives?
A Kiln-Fired Friendship
BY JULIANNE SMALLWOOD
@ VOL 6
ON JUN 20, 2013
Julianne Smallwood details her creative partnership and friendship with her friend Judy. She ventures into a deep explanation of the challenges of ceramic-firing, and the process needed to craft beautiful, delicate works of ceramic art.
The Art of Magic
BY MARK STUTZMAN
@ VOL 1
ON JAN 29, 2015
Mark Stutzman, illustrator known for the iconic Elvis U.S. Postal stamp and numerous other artistic accomplishments, discusses his work with David Blaine. In this particular project, Mark creates a promotional poster for David Blaine's memorable feat of being drowned alive in New York City.
Designing for Historic Context
BY DAVID MAYO
@ VOL 14
ON OCT 16, 2014
David Mayo, architect at De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop, discusses the need to respect the characteristics of historic neighborhoods when designing projects and continue the story while being unapologetic to our place in history.
Forever Weird, and Not So Clear
Writer and architect Ed Keegan tells us just why Chicago architecture is so weird. Ed delves into the history behind Chicago’s architectural oddities and ultimately concludes these unique spaces are a good thing.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 17, 2015.
Fitri Ali tells of how he travels solo to look for ‘it’. Instead of discovering who he is, as originally expected, Fitri finds himself on an enduring and delightful journey of becoming the sum of all the people he met. He continues to look for ‘it’ and rests happily in the possibility that he may never know what that may be.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 16, 2015.
BY STEVE BAKER
@ VOL 121
ON JAN 28, 2015
Steve Baker has a lot of thoughts on the idea of creativity -- even though he doesn't much like the word -- and he spends some time sharing those thoughts, before introducing a new project he's currently launching called Project ESIN.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 13, 2015.
How I Found My Passion in a Dumpster
BY MICHELLE SIN
@ VOL 5
ON NOV 21, 2014
A do-it-yourselfer, woods wanderer, dressmaker, stargazer, wanderluster, rock collector, music maker, tree planter, baker, recycler, upcycler, and bicycle, Michelle Sin talks about how, when working on a high school project, she turned a little passion and a LOT of glue into a movement?
"Presentation of the Day" on February 12, 2015.
BY SCOTT ROWLAND
@ VOL 22
ON DEC 12, 2014
Scott Rowland gained his love for the outdoors from the Hawai‘i Service Trip Program, and in college was happy to find a major (Geology & Geophysics) that involved being outdoors. He has been researching and teaching about lava flows at UH for more years than he wants to think about, but never tires of seeing them, flowing or not, in the field.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 11, 2015.