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!
Games as Interactive Art
BY CHRIS SOLARSKI
@ VOL 114
ON MAY 28, 2014
Artist, game designer, and author Chris Solarski speaks on the points where video games intersect with classical art, film, and animation. He discusses the interactive aspect of games, and how this element fundamentally changes the way we engage with images.
Light is the Theme
BY PETRA BACHMAIER
@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION
ON JUN 26, 2014
Chicago based artist Petra Bachmaier wows the audience at PechaKucha Night during the American Institute of Architects National Convention in Chicago. She shares her husband/wife collaboration Luftwerk, which plays with projections on icons of modern architecture after the sun sets.
"Presentation of the Day" on July 10, 2014.
The LongStory: an Online Dating Game for Youth
BY MIRIAM VERBURG
@ VOL 29
ON APR 01, 2014
Miriam Verburg is the producer of LongStory, one of the first LGBTQ friendly dating games made specifically for young people. She discusses why she decided to devote two years of her life to producing a dating game for kids and shows some of the interesting things she learned along the way about creating games about feelings.
"Presentation of the Day" on July 9, 2014.
Art & the Places We Inhabit
BY JUSTINE HOLZMAN
@ VOL 12
ON MAY 08, 2014
Designer, artist, and Adjunct Professor at Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, LSU, Justine Holzman shares a few of her projects and collaborations and discusses the detailed processes behind them. Her interest centers around the relationship between clay and landscape and the similar processes used to sculpt and modify both. Some of Justine’s work can been seen at PALEOSOL and 7b7d.
"Presentation of the Day" on July 8, 2014.
Time and Interaction
BY PIPPIN BARR
@ VOL 3
ON JUN 20, 2014
Video game maker, critic, and professor Pippin Barr speaks on the interactive medium of games, and how the concept of time is exhibited within the medium. From games where you must complete a number frenetic tasks lest your character die, to those where your character is sentenced to 100 real-life years in prison (i.e. we will never live to see what happens at the end of his sentence), Pippin demonstrates the power interactivity can have over our thoughts on time.
"Presentation of the Day" on July 7, 2014.
BY DALE WEISS
@ VOL 8
ON JUN 14, 2014
Crowdsourcing is growing in popularity in many realms, including creativity. In this presentation, Dale Weiss shows us various avenues where crowdsourcing is being used in sketchbooking, and how it can result in both the beautiful and the bizarre.
"Presentation of the Day" on July 5, 2014.
Be Someone's Hero
BY STEPHIE KNOPEL
@ VOL 114
ON MAY 28, 2014
An expert in creative leadership, Stephie Knopel lends her expertise to invent a new way to say thank you. With her web app creation, Personal Heroes, users are able to thank strangers for random acts of kindness. The app also allows users to geotag their heroes, mapping our world in a different way- with an index of good, rather than bad.
"Presentation of the Day" on July 4, 2014.
Books for Syria
BY SHADA EL SAYED
@ VOL 5
ON MAY 10, 2014
The crisis in Syria has been ongoing for about three years, leaving defenseless victims most affected. Children are unable to go to school as well as enduring major psychological trauma and a loss of any sense of possession. Shada El Sayed introduces a program that addresses these issues by giving them books. A network of illustrators and authors, Books for Syria creates books for children to reinstill hope back into their lives.
"Presentation of the Day" on July 3, 2014.
The Battle We Didn't Choose
BY ANGELO MERENDINO
@ VOL 22
ON JUN 05, 2014
Based in Cleveland, Ohio, Angelo Meredino is a photographer with a truly amazing approach to life….He does freelance work for both Corbis News and Getty Images and his photographs have been exhibited in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Rome, Italy. Online features have appeared on The New Yorker Photo Booth, Angelo Merendino's photo-documentary, The Battle We Didn’t Choose – My Wife’s Fight With Breast Cancer, has received worldwide recognition and he shared that amazing story, along with his thoughts on life and love.
"Presentation of the Day" on July 2, 2014.
BY JAMES CLAR
Media artist working with forms of light James Clar discusses his work. Much like the way television manipulates and controls light to convey the entertainment medium, James uses three-dimensional light sculpture to convey emotion.
"Presentation of the Day" on July 1, 2014.
Welcome to Europe as an American
BY OLIVER OLSON
@ VOL 22
ON JUN 04, 2014
Oliver Olson has spent 17 years of his life in Europe. In this entertaining presentation, he takes us on a whirlwind journey through the many funny surprises he has encountered as an American living in Europe.
"Presentation of the Day" on June 30, 2014.
Words Mean Things
BY OMAR KHAFAGY
@ VOL 1
ON SEP 27, 2013
Average humans will often converse on a daily basis exchanging at least 200 words per minute. With this many of them flying by, it's hard to sit back and think on what each word can really mean. Omar Khafagy takes us through on just a sample of what it's like to read a little deeper into what we say.
"Presentation of the Day" on June 28, 2014.