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!
Oceans of Data
Ben Best is an analyst for the Ocean Health Index, a research project housed at UCSB's downtown ecology center. For him, the ocean has long been a source of spiritual sustenance, vigorous play, wondrous discovery, and intellectual curiosity. He discusses using data to map marine conservation.
Creating Worlds of Limitless Possibility
BY DURWIN TALON
@ VOL 3
ON SEP 28, 2013
Comic artist Durwin Talon has worked on several series and anthologies, including DC's "Batman," "Skinwalker," "Bonds," and "Beautiful Scars." He discusses the creative process that goes into his art, and truly believes that with the power of a pencil, paper, and the ability to share your ideas, the world will be a much better place.
Pizza and Pie
BY ELLIANA KRANDEL
@ VOL 29
ON MAR 04, 2014
Elliana Krandel and Hannah Altshuler know everything there is to know about pizza and pie. They share the endless varieties and technicalities of these foods, and what they have learned over their friendship of seven years. Pizza and pie are not just delicious foods but also a means of bringing people together.
Chipping Away at Mining Policy
BY GENEVIEVE HUME
@ VOL 28
ON JUN 13, 2013
Genevieve Hume and her husband Kevin run a goldsmithing and jewelry business in Vancouver which has her working with artisanal and small scale miners. Mine collapses, mercury poisoning, child labor, and militia violence are among the threats to this industry, and Genevieve tells us how she and her husband started an organization to certify, support and train these laborers.
The Cure for Hangovers
Miho Ota tries to find the solution to something that people from various other countires have been trying to find for years: a cure to hangovers. If you have ever experienced the painfullness of a hangover , then Miho has several solutions from friends and family that she has personally tested that could help in the future wild night outs.
British Sports Cars: Why I Always Need Another One
BY NICK GROOMBRIDGE
@ VOL 5
ON MAR 27, 2014
With the need for speed and style, no doubt your in need for a Britsh sports car or at least in Nick Groombridge's opinion. He showcases four British cars in his collection and talks about them individually; explaining how they are made and what makes them unique.
Bits of Elsewhere
Rob Irion directs the Science Communication Program at UCSC. He's been a science journalist for more than 25 years, focusing on astronomy, cosmology, physics, and earth sciences. His most recent stories have appeared in National Geographic, Science, Smithsonian, and Scientific American. In his talk, listen as he describes how he came to have a passion and obession for space.
Jadrien Cousens is a Maine-based artist who jumps between traditional and digital mediums. He presents on his series entitled Aftermath which shows eight images of constructed and deconstructed spaces using image manipulation. He explains the reason for the series was to display his loss of mystery for Bangor now from when he was a child.
Not Yet the End of the World
BY SUMMER GRAY
@ VOL 10
ON JAN 30, 2014
Summer Gray is a Ph.D. student in Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Research Associate at the International Institute of Climate Action and Theory. She speaks on the climate justice movement, and what we must do to save the planet from the destruction of global warming.
Our Bricks are Drops
BY MATYAS GUTAI
@ VOL 112
ON MAR 26, 2014
What if a building could act as a living being; could absorb and conserve heat energy with no insulation at all?
Matyas Gutai, founder of Allwater, explains his water-based wall heating/cooling system and goes into depth on how he is making it a reality. He believes the Allwater method of interior heating and cooling will reduce our reliance on our city's power grid and take microclimate control in a new, exciting direction.