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!
Freeing Your Mind Through Freestyle
BY JACOB WHITT
@ VOL 13
ON JUN 23, 2016
“I am the artist, the skateboard is my stencil and the world is my sketchbook.”
In Freeing Your Mind Through Freestyle from PechaKucha Night El Paso Vol.13, Jacob Whitt, a 23-year-old professional freestyle skateboarder shared his passion for the art of freestyle skateboarding. Skateboarders know the feeling of freedom when they finally begin the trick, the trick that makes our world no longer run in seconds, but in milliseconds. In that moment when nothing else matters, when your heart is set free, your body is moving and your mind is trying to absorb the myriad of amazing feelings that overwhelm, up until the trick is over - and it is then time for the next one.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016.
The Secret Power of Cosplay
BY FENIX D'JOAN
@ VOL 139
ON SEP 28, 2016
"The thing about cosplay is that it unites people."
In "The Secret Power of Cosplay" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol.139, Fenix D' Joan the creator of CosFashion, a blend of cosplay and fashion, which recaptures that magic and power. From at what age do we forget the magic of playing make believe and stop relying on one of our greatest powers?
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, October 21st, 2016.
Minds In the Cloud
"Some digital media truly fosters social harmony. No matter what tragedies occur, Instagram’s open exchange of art and beauty, streaming 24/7, improves human condition, as well as my own."
In "Minds In the Cloud" from PechaKucha Night Three Oaks Vol. 3, Kate Ryan shares the community of photographers she's met through Instagram. With permission and participation of these well recognised artists, Kate opens up the stunning visual variety of images emerging from around the world.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, October 20th, 2016.
Fragility, Flowers and Contemporary Portraits
BY GREER TOWNSHEND
@ VOL 18
ON AUG 24, 2016
"What I love about the medium, is that it’s innate honesty. A drawing lets slip its own history."
In "Fragility, Flowers and Contemporary Portraits" from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol. 18, Greer Townshend shares her passion for and practice of drawing. Her work is frequently underpinned by the concept of fragility, whether related to the process of memory, language or the self. Greer's practice combines portraiture and elements of nature, inferring an inherent connection between the two, and denoting life cycles. Greer will be talking about her take on ‘creating’ contemporary portraiture including her current fascination with all things 'flowering'.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, October, 21st, 2016.
Resuscitation, a Basic Skill for All
BY JULES OLSTHOORN
@ VOL 27
ON NOV 23, 2015
“At the end, I want to stress… You, you can save someone’s life. You can save someone loved’s life ”
In Resuscitation A Basic Skill For All from PechaKucha Night Maastricht’s 27th Volume Jules Olsthoorn Discusses Keep the Heartbeat Going, an organization dedicated to educating the public about CPR. The first six minutes after a heart attack is a crucial time, and it is imperative that one knows how to resuscitate a loved one should they ever be put in such a situation. A medical student in Maastricht, Jules spends most of his time at Taskforce QRS Maastricht, an organisation that promotes and facilitates resuscitation education in the Netherlands.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday February 8th, 2016, and again on International Revive a Heart Day on October 18th, 2016.
The Importance of Place
BY EVA READ-WARDEN
@ VOL 8
ON SEP 13, 2016
"Places affect us, and we affect places."
In "The Importance of Place" from PechaKucha Night Bryan Vol. 8, Eva Read-Warden explains how places have unique features and aesthetic qualities that differentiate them from ‘space’, as well as from one another. They are where we become ourselves, connect to the world, and communities are formed. By making and preserving places, we create the opportunity to not only dwell comfortably but create a continuum on which others can build.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, October 17th, 2016.
Shenzhen Princess - Girls Breaking Into The World of Chinese Manufacturing
BY CHRIS WANG
@ VOL 139
ON SEP 28, 2016
"I will print my own better quality hardback!"
In Shenzhen Princess - Girls Breaking Into The World of Chinese Manufacturing from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol.139, Chris Wang and Jacinta Plucinski shared their journey to the making of their book filed with adventure, adversity and love. In this presentation, they discussed about manufacturing in Shenzhen, why there are almost no females involved in it, experiences of a female manufacturer, and whats being done to change things.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, October 14th, 2016.
Inhale | Exhale
BY PAMELLA HEIKEL
@ VOL 25
ON JUN 09, 2016
"We're all probably suffering from chronic low level stress ... but we don't have a tool to bring us back to that rest and digest."
In "Inhale | Exhale" from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 25, Pamella Heikel takes us on a personal journey of ups and downs as she learns how to truly breathe—and appreciate and conquer that persistent foe in all of our lives: stress.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, October 13, 2016.
BY JO MANSFIELD
@ VOL 3
ON SEP 22, 2015
"As my use of social media increased, so did my understanding of how it worked."
In "Hashtag Photography", from PechaKucha Night St. Neots Vol. 3, Jo Mansfield talks about mobile photography and the use of the image platform Instagram and how it has developed her skills and pushed her in new creative directions.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016.
Around the World in 20 Buildings
BY NICK LOMAX
@ VOL 24
ON MAY 25, 2016
“I’m showing a different building for each slide - and that’s quite ambitious, actually, because I know we have 20 slides for one building.”
In "Around The World in 20 Buildings", from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 24 Nick Lomax takes us on a tour of twenty buildings he has designed all around the world. Facing different challenges, including weather and the surrounding environment. Nick is a phenomenal, prize-winning architect from the United Kingdom.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016.
From Science to Society: A Field full of Landmines
BY BART KNOLS
@ VOL 31
ON SEP 07, 2016
"How many gems of scientific discovery are out there, published in articles, that we don’t know about?"
One of the goals of scientific research should be the improvement of the human reality. But have we created a world in which the journey from discovery to society is so exhausting that it deters academics from embarking on it? And if so, can we do something about it?
In "From Science to Society: A Field full of Landmines" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31, Bart Knols idiscusses how scientists need to better communicate with those who are outside their field in order to contribute to society's development.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, October 10th, 2016.
Hardcore: Japan's Extreme Underground
BY MATT KETCHUM
@ VOL 139
ON SEP 28, 2016
“Japan is not just about video games, anime, sushi..but it is incredibly diverse, progressive and colourful.”
In "Hardcore: Japan's Extreme Underground" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol.139, Matt Ketchum speaks about his enthusiasm towards Japan's extreme underground life as a musician. Japan's well known for its robots, anime, sushi, and ninja, but that's nowhere near the whole of Japan's cultural identity. Unseen, unheard, and damn near unsearchable but nevertheless teeming with energy, there is a completely separate dimension of Japan's creative communities: the extreme music underground.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, October 7th, 2016.