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!


The Space Shuttle Challenger - What Went Wrong?!


"The problem was they had already had failures previous to this, and they kept launching when they shouldn't have."

In The Space Shuttle Challenger - What Went Wrong?! from Sioux Falls Vol. 14, former Nasa technician John Kolander talks about the tragic Challenger disaster that occurred January 28th, 1986 and his perspective while working from the Launch Control Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base. In this stoic presentation, Kolander recollects that heavy moment, systematically breaking down in simple terms the chain of events that when wrong.

Revisit the tragedy that broke our hearts but not our spirits, and reflect on the those that gave their lives in our ongoing reach for the stars and beyond.

Revist the tragedy that broke our hearts but not our spirits, and reflect on the those that gave their lives in our ongoing reach for the stars. 

Married 40 years to his wife Barbara, John and his family have lived in Sioux Falls for almost ten years and this is now home.


Challengers and Icons

@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

Hamish Campbell is  talking about his independent design business Pearlfisher, presenting the pioneers, heroes, innovators, explorers, challengers, icons and he is focusing on the challenger and iconic principles in design.

This is "Presentaion of the Day" on June 24, 2015. 


Musical Mathematics: DIY Musical Criticism

@ VOL 3 ON MAY 30, 2015

Jay Johar's love for writing landed him a place on music blog Musical Mathematics in Leeds, UK, where one day, it just grew into one of those groups where musicians hand their never-before-heard music to them for review and exposure. After returning to Brunei, he attempted to bring back this passion for writing and the idea of creating something big and new by being more active in creative scenes.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Jun 23rd, 2015.


The Tool Librarian

@ VOL 11 ON FEB 06, 2015

The Blue Mountains Tool Library or "Toolo" is a lending library for tools and equipment that services the needs of various community interests.
Initially we are seeking interested organisations to auspice the project - translation - why would we need to set up another not for profit organisation in the mountains when there are probably 100s up here already whose operations could extend to embrace a tool library. The library hopes to have a small functional space/ shipping container and fixed operating hours - several days a week. The library's main purpose is to hire tools to assist people who would ordinarily use these tools once or twice per year and not regularly enough to warrant buying them.
Members would be people trying to maintain properties prior to peak fir season, artists who need tools for one off projects and generally anyone who don't want to buy a tool and use it once. 


Keep the Beat! Amanojaku - Japan's Avant Garde Taiko Ensemble

@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

"When I see Amanojaku, what I see is a truly and perfectly Japanese interpretation of world music."

When Gregorio Rabuñal witnessed a travelling Japanese Taiko Drumming performance as a young boy living in Bueno Aries, Argentina, little did he know that the drumming seed had been planted in his mind. It was only later in life as a young man when the seed took root, eventually bringing him to Japan to study under one the Taiko world's greatest pioneers, the very one he had seen as a small boy.  

Enjoy Gregorio's journey into Taiko! 

This was Presentation of the Day on June 19th, 2015.


Mata is Meta-Data: Mapping the Anthropolithic Age

@ VOL 23 ON APR 10, 2015

Solomon Enos received his first commission as a sixth grader, illustrating curriculum for lower grade levels at Makaha Elementary School. From there he illustrated books such as Na Akua Hawai`i (The Gods and Goddesses of Hawai`i), and The centennial edition of The Epic Tales of Hi`iakaikapoliopele to name a couple. Solomon is also known for large scale murals at various public schools and private venues. His most recent project, “Polyfantastica”, has been published and Solomon continues working on another life-long project called “Mata” that he hopes may unify all the global mythologies and theologies into the final human narrative, hosted as an International Public Game, in line with the Public Radio and Television.


Going To My Happy Place: Libraries I Have Loved

@ VOL 12 ON MAY 23, 2015

"This is Google before the Internet."

In Going To My Happy Place: Libraries I Have Loved from WilliamsburgVol. 12, book lover and teacher, Amy Anderson shares her love for libraries and all the activities that surround them. Instilled with a love for reading at a young age, armed with her first library card at age 4, she found herself spending much of her youth lost in the often forgotten magic in libraries. As "Temples of knowledge" she reminds us how rich an experience visiting a library can be. 

Check it out! 


Icy Heritage

@ VOL 23 ON MAY 04, 2015

Lizzie Meek presents the Antarctic Heritage Trust which cares for a collection of simple, wooden expedition bases, filled with everyday objects. A life-changing experience for many of the people who visit them in Antarctica, they also strongly resonate with people who will never visit – because they are, despite the odds, still standing. Six minutes on the power of place, and the value of heritage in its original context.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 16, 2015.


Barn Quilts : Art in the Community

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 05, 2015

Cheryl DeBerry discusses the Barn Quilt project which started in Ohio but Cheryl and others brought this art movement to Garrett County, Maryland. This project spruces up barns, encourages artists, and brings the community together. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 15, 2015.


Taking Architecture Beyond

@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

"Architecture has no scale. It can go from a backpack to a city."

Student of "future master" Sou Fujimoto, fellow architect Marcello Galiotto talks about the process of not only interpreting an abstract concept architecturally, but pushing it beyond its architectural limitations. In this highly sophisticated presentation, Galiotto shares his insights in combining imaginative references of architecture, nature, and structure into real living spaces. 


"Presentation of the Day" on June 12, 2015.


Life Design Challenge

@ VOL 3 ON MAY 30, 2015

Syen Abu Bakar's current project involves a hundred logos and the population of Brunei. In an attempt to show the relationship between designer and company, and the influence design has in life, Syen has created a competition where one hundred logos will be compiled into a book called Brunei 100 Logo Design. With a few personal thoughts about what being a designer is, he quetsions the designer status in Brunei.


"Presentation of the Day" on June 11, 2015.




A Theory on Doodling

@ VOL 12 ON MAY 23, 2015

Pam Woodson finds herself drawn to doodling in a couple of very specific situations. Not considering herself as an "artist", she initially used doodling as a door to create art without expectations. Pam found her path to becoming an artist. Through Pam's doodling research we could all learn self-improvement through doodling.


"Presentation of the Day" on June 10, 2015.


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