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!
Photography Comes First
BY NORA BIBEL
@ VOL 13
ON NOV 07, 2014
“These are quiet, concentrated, and precise images seemingly of everyday scenes, but in fact these are staged moments suspended in time.”
Photography has taken Nora Bibel all over the world: Vietnam, Myanmar, Germany and more. Nora speaks about her beautiful portrait work, books, and exhibitions that have made up her work. She tells us her themes are utopia, social change, home, memories, and more.
BY NOBLE ROBINETTE
@ VOL 13
ON NOV 11, 2014
Three years ago my brothers and I got together to work on our first short film together; It was for the 48 Hour Film Festival in Asheville. If you're not sure how the 48 Hour Film Festival works, you essentially show up on a Friday night, draw a genre out of a hat, are given a character, prop and line of dialogue and then have 48 hours to make and turn in the film. It's a stressful but very fun way to spend the weekend. Our film that year, MALK, went on to win the Audience Choice Award as well as best use of genre, Mockumentary.
It was the story of group of guys who in an effort to feel a stronger bond with their children, began lactating. They formed the Male Lactation Koalition, or Malk for short.
The film was a hit and we still get great comments on it to this day. Since then we've gone on to win the Audience Choice award for the past two years with two separate films however the soft spot in our heart has always been for our first film together.
We then figured why do we only work together once a year for a weekend? Let's do something bigger.
This presentation would be about the start of our journey to turn our off-the-wall short film into a feature: MALK the movie. By far our most ambitious project yet, it would be a followup feature mockumentary that will tell the "where are they now" story of 5 guys who have turned their local lactation group into a worldwide movement. It will all be shot locally around Knoxville, Asheville and Bristol and will be a great way to gather our friends, family as well as every new crew connection we've made through the past few years. Just three brothers trying to make a movie while still trying to live our everyday lives.
"Presentation of the Day" on January 22, 2015.
Evolution of Architectural Visualization
BY DAVID PAYNE
@ VOL 31
ON DEC 04, 2014
Invent Dev's CEO, David Payne, explores the history, present and future of architectural visualization, which has been used to communicate the art and function of architecture and design over the ages.
"Presentation of the Day" on January 20, 2015.
Fire & Sky & Life
BY GARETH WYNN–WILLIAMS
@ VOL 22
ON DEC 12, 2014
“At the end of their lives, these stars celebrated their achievements by hurling life-giving elements into space, in a gently expanding display of intense, nebula beauty.”
Retired Professor of Astronomy from the University of Hawaii Gareth Wynn-Williams speaks about the stars and the universe. Gareth shows us what 34 years of fantastic astronomy lectures condensed to 6 min 40 sec results in.
"Presentation of the Day" on January 19, 2015.
This Is Aomori
BY ADRIAN HOGAN
@ VOL 119
ON NOV 26, 2014
Illustrator Adrian Hogan and Alex Queen met while both residents in Aomori, and they kick of their presentation by introducing some the lesser known sights and culture of the prefecture. They then talk about a publishing project they have launched that involves "Tsugaru Folk Tales" translated into modern Japanese and English. You'll even get to learn a few words from the Aomori dialect.
"Presentation of the Day" on January 16, 2015.
Concepts in Time and Motion
BY JONATHAN SCHIPPER
@ VOL 2
ON OCT 16, 2014
Jonathan Schipper captures a moment of time through sculpture - developing ideas of time, space, speed and motion by crashing two cars together incredibly slowly over the span of two months.
"Presentation of the Day" on January 15, 2015.
The Story of Sheep
BY ABIGAIL WALSH
@ VOL 21
ON NOV 23, 2014
Abigail Walsh tells us a story of sheep, and his best friend bird. We also hear about elephant, a retired mountain guide who sheep desires to meet. Abigail tells us how her story came to life, and how it was interwoven with her own.
"Presentation of the Day" on January 14, 2015.
Keep Calm and Carillon
BY FRANK STEIJNS
@ VOL 24
ON DEC 09, 2014
Frank Steijns (1970) is an all-round musician: city-carillonneur of Maastricht, Heerlen and Weert as well as violinist in the world-renowned orchestra of Andre Rieu. Together with Andre Rieu he composed many songs and works for orchestra. Frank travels the whole world with the orchestra and his own mobile carillon, a huge music instrument containing 43 tuned bronze bells.
"Presentation of the Day" on January 13, 2015.
Do Not Settle
BY WAHYU PRATOMO & KRIS PROVOOST @DONOTSETTLE ON INSTAGRAM
@ VOL 12
ON NOV 27, 2014
The photographic research study by Wahyu Pramoto and Kris Provoost captures the ever-changing megacity of Shanghai from a new angle. Rooftops have long been inaccessible and neglected usually only used as a place to store mechanical equipment, however these platform open up a new opportunity to study the rapid change happening in this world financial hub.
The observations show the rich history of Shanghai’s urbanism and reveals the unfair fight currently happening where Shanghai’s heritage is losing against the overpowering pressure of the shiny skyscrapers.
"Presentation of the Day" on January 12, 2015.
ABC Coffee and the Third Wave
BY ALVIN CHEUNG
@ VOL 120
ON DEC 16, 2014
Alvin Cheung is the Chief Coffee Officer at ABC Coffee, a Tokyo-based subscription service for organic coffee beans. In this presentation, he also talks about third wave coffee, describing how it has influenced what he hopes to achieve with his company.
"Presentation of the Day" on January 9, 2015.