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!
BY ANDREA AND ANDRIANA
@ VOL 149
ON JUL 26, 2017
"We would like to talk to you about our interest in the future of technology and how we can improve it by adjusting technology to humans rather than adjusting humans to technology."
In "Humane Technology" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 149, Andrea & Andriana, design students from the Royal College of Art, London, have taken a cross cultural journey to Kyoto, Japan, exploring the unchartered territory between the realms of design and meditation. In collaboration with Shunkoin temple in Kyoto, using various creative techniques to amplify and augment breathing, they will attempt to enter and influence the subconscious state of being. Om ...
ロンドンのロイヤル・カレッジ・オブ・アート（Royal College of Art）でデザインを学ぶAndrea＆Andrianaさんは、デザインと瞑想の間で潜む未知の領域を探索するために、京都へのクロスカルチャーの旅を始めました。 京都の数かる中の寺院のひとつ、春光院と共同で、様々な創造的手法を駆使して呼吸を増強することで、潜在意識状態に与える影響を試みています。 オーム...
The Pottery Workshop
BY DRYDEN WELLS
@ VOL 21
ON APR 11, 2013
"Our cornerstone workshop is located in a place called Jingdezhen, which is known as the place where porcelain was invented during the Song Dynasty."
In "The Pottery Workshop" from PechaKucha Night Shanghai Vol. 21, Dryden Wells talks about The Pottery Workshop -- a ceramics-making community and business located in Jingdezhen. Dryden goes over the history of the work space, and the vast array of programs it runs. The studio offers a variety of ceramics classes, and regularly hosts arts events for the local populace.
Bitcoin #WTF? Saved My Life
BY FREDDIE HEARTLINE
@ VOL 11
ON JUL 22, 2017
"Bitcoin is amazing because it is absolutely the most powerful network in the planet right now."
In "Bitcoin #WTF? Saved My Life" from PechaKucha Night Hanoi Vol. 11, Freddie Heartlinee tells a quick story about how he, a founder of a fledgling and failing start-up, luckily found the investment of a lifetime after spending most of his retirement savings trying to save his company.
The implications of Bitcoin's underlying technology totally blew Freddie Heartlinee's mind - and saved his (financial) life. He is currently as passionate and in love with the technology as he was on that fateful day, at that nerdy little meet-up in Vancouver in 2013.
Pulp, Trash, Love!
BY ANDREW LEAVOLD
@ VOL 19
ON SEP 16, 2016
"It all started with a mad dream, and somehow I managed to get that out of the ether and onto the big screen. It's a kind of an alchemy and a magical process when you think about. Dreams can come true, even if they are horribly true."
In Pulp, Trash, Love! from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol. 19, we hear from Andrew Leavold, an unrepentant and voracious fan of the pulpier aspects of genre cinema. Documenting his hunt for the enigmatic two-foot-nine Filipino James Bond, Andrew has since toured the world with his feature length documentary The Search For Weng Weng (2013). A PhD candidate at Brisbane's Griffith University, Leavold's thesis is soon to be published as a book entitled "Bamboo Gods And Bionic Boys: A History Of Pulp Film-making In The Philippines”. Now based in Maroochydore, Andrew Leavold owned and managed Brisbane's Trash Video, the largest cult video rental store in Australia, from 1995 to 2010. He is also a film-maker, published author, researcher, film festival curator, musician, TV presenter, and above all, pulp cinema devotee.
Socktastic Adventures: Fashion in the Business World
BY CHRIS WINSTEAD
@ VOL 12
ON APR 11, 2014
"So they say the first part of coping with your addiction is truly acknowledging that you're dependent on substance. I guess it's only fitting that we're in a church this evening, so my name is Chris and I'm addicted to socks."
In "Socktastic Adventures: Fashion in the Business World" from PechaKucha Night Bangor, ME Vol. 12, Christopher Winstead presented on a topic near and dear to his feet and sole. As he has spent the last 14 years of his professional career in the business world, Chris quickly learned that the corporate uniform of suits and ties didn’t lend themselves to a high level of creativity. Looking to add a bit of fashion into his wardrobe, Chris started looking at socks. They are both a venue for expression and an ability to add a pop or color to the board room. A huge thank you to Rebecca Krupke of Captured Moments Photography who provided her talents and skills to the images in the presentation.
The Art and Science of Craft Confectionery
BY PAT SANTUCCI
@ VOL 30
ON FEB 23, 2017
"This is really where it started for me, in the land of pure imagination."
Creativity can be found everywhere! Even in candy! In "The Art and Science of Craft Confectionery" for PechaKucha Night Dayton Vol. 30, Pat Santucci dives into the little known art and science of craft Confectionery showing us that beautifully-crafted candies are possible even from a home kitchen. From hard candy to buttered fudge, Pat gets us right in our sweet tooth.
Puppetry in Paradise
BY DANIELLE HENDERSON
@ VOL 20
ON APR 19, 2017
"All creative journies start somewhere. Mine began in a paper cutting workshop..."
In "Puppetry in Paradise" from PechaKucha Night Cairns Vol. 20, Danielle Henderson is trained in theatre, performance and media arts. She is a passionate entertainer, writer/ storyteller and occasional singer living in Cairns, Far North Queensland. Since becoming a mother her attention has turned to visual art forms, specifically Scherenschnitte, or silhouette paper cutting. Her work is exceptionally detailed and has a pure uncomplicated visual appeal which lends itself poetically to shadow play. In 2013 Danielle wrote and performed I Live Here - a shadow puppet theatre experience for children.
Seeking more colourful and less solitary creative engagements she has more recently facilitated a community arts project for children and families. Her latest work is pushing her interest in puppet making into 3 dimensions.
Falling in Love with Tequila
BY SARAH KENNAN
@ VOL 37
ON MAR 07, 2016
"Now this Plant is called the agave, this plant is what Tequila is made of and this plant changed my life."
In "Falling in Love with Tequila" from PechaKucha Night Cape Town Vol. 37, Sarah Kennan shares a journey of one girl's passion for Tequila that has led her on adventures through Mexico to learn from the Tequila masters, inspiring her to start her own Tequila company in South Africa.
Tails to Tell
BY MICHAEL SAMSTAG
@ VOL 23
ON MAY 11, 2017
"Really, what we do is we make films about crazy people"
In "Tails to Tell" from PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 23, Michael Samstag, of Rescue Doc Films discusses making film documentaries that advocate the alleviation of animal suffering by featuring the stories of who believe they can, and do, change the world.
Curiosity without Limits: Play, Art and a T. rex Named Sue
BY ÁLVARO AMAT
@ VOL 2
ON FEB 29, 2016
"The choice isn't about science and are, it's about living and not living."
In "Curiosity without Limits: Play, Art and a T. rex Named Sue" from PechaKucha Night Batavia Vol. 2, Álvaro Amat works at the Field Museum of Natural History, where Sue, the world-famous Tyrannosaurus rex, is the star of a collection of some 30 million objects. His experience collaborating with the Field Museum’s scientists in the creation of exhibitions that inspire curiosity led him to combine art and science in spontaneous explorations and experiments with his son, Nicolas. As an artist, educator, and parent, Álvaro attempts to create an in-between space of curiosity and wonder to break the barriers between reason and imagination for the integral formation of a more complete, creative, and happy individual.
Cultivating City Identity
BY NICOLAS D ROBITAILLE
@ VOL 3
ON JUL 27, 2013
"This place is not Vancouver!"
In "Cultivating City Identity" from PechaKucha night New Westminster Vol. 3, Nicolas D Robitaille speaks on an architectural project he developed while in school as a means to reinvigorate the New Westminster downtown parkade and cultivate a strong identity for the city. He discusses the challenges currently plaguing the area and shows off his impressive proposition that features the incorporation of new parks, gathering spots, and dining.
BY MICHAEL CEBALLOS
@ VOL 30
ON MAY 05, 2017
"Our heritage gives life to our spirit."
Socks, booze, family, landscapes, and lore......inspiration comes from many sources and leads to a wide variety of creative output. In "Animation Inspiration" from PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol. 30, three artists/animators will share various creative projects and the inspiration for their work. We also share a sneak peek of animated films and virtual reality projects being shown in the upcoming Cultural Animation Film Festival at the Doris Duke Theatre.
Matthew Kawika Ortiz is a Hawai‘i-based artist who specializes in storyboards, illustration, graphic design,and printmaking. Mr. Ortiz started out his career interning and creating conceptual art for the Warner Brothers feature film Superman Returns, he also storyboarded for all three E Ho‘omau!, Ola Nā Iwi: Hāloa, and co Art Directed Maisa the Chamoru Girl who Saves Guåhan. Matthew is also one half of the art duo Wooden Wave which is known for their illustrations and murals of sustainable treehouses.
Michael Q. Ceballos was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He has worked in animation industry for over 20 years. Among the many diverse projects he has worked on, there are a few notable highlights. In 2013, Mr. Ceballos formed Twiddle Productions Inc. where he produced and directed Ola Na Iwi: Hāloa and Maisa the Chamoru Girl who Saves Guåhan which won Best Short Film at the 2017 Pasifika Film Festival.
Mary Therese Perez Hattori
A native of Guåhan (Guam), she is one of nine children of Paul Mitsuo Hattori and Fermina Leon Guerrero Perez Hattori and resides on O‘ahu with her son and husband. Dr. Hattori currently serves as Outreach Director for the Center for Pacific Islands Studies at UHM and is affiliated with the Doctorate in Professional Education Practice, the Indigenous Politics Program, and the Learning Design & Technology Program at UH.