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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!

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Designing a Laboratory: Art, Architecture, and the Founding of Fermilab

BY KATIE YURKEWICZ
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

"The sculpture that straddles the lab's entrance appears symmetrical when viewed from below but asymmetrical from all over views, reflecting the view of broken symmetry that is crucial in modern physics."

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory looks like no other science lab on Earth—thanks to the vision of founding director Robert Wilson and artist Angela Gonzales. Under their aesthetic direction, architecture, sculpture, color, and design combined to produce a lab that was revolutionary for its time. In Designing a Laboratory: Art, Architecture, and the Founding of Fermilab from PechaKucha Night Batavia Vol. 5Katie Yurkewicz shows off another side of the legendary physics lab.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2017.

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Dynamic Styles: Change and Continuity in Pacific Visual Culture

BY MARATA TAMAIRA
@ VOL 28 ON NOV 11, 2016

"The visual cultures styles... are responsive to change yet they retain the thread of continuity of the past."

In Dynamic Styles: Change and Continuity in Pacific Visual Culture at PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol.28, Dr. Mārata Ketekiri Tamaira introduces a selection of Pacific visual culture styles from across the region, emphasizing the way they express the dynamic relationship between change and continuity over time and space. To narrow her focus, she considers three key sites of aesthetic production, including architecture, textiles, and sculpture. 

Dr. Mārata Ketekiri Tamaira hails from Aotearoa New Zealand and has genealogical ties with  the central North Island tribe of Ngāti Tūwharetoa. She is a Honolulu-based Māori scholar and university instructor whose research focuses on contemporary Hawaiian and Pacific art. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017.

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Lightspeed in Edmonton

BY DUNCAN KINNEY
@ VOL 26 ON SEP 29, 2016

"For something that's affordable, a mature technology, and the next generation of energy infrastructure, this is something that makes a ton of sense."

In Lightspeed in Edmonton at PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 26,  Progress Alberta's Duncan Kinney argues for a significant leap towards sustainable transit infrastructure and shares why he's helping build movement to encourage the Edmonton to procure enough renewable energy to power our Light Rail Transit system.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017.

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Rural Famous

BY JUSTIN BECKMAN
@ VOL 7 ON AUG 25, 2016

"That landscape and rural culture around it not only continues to inspire the work I make as an artist but inspires me as a husband and father, as a friend and a human."

In Rural Famous at PechaKucha Night Ellensburg Vol.7,  Justin Beckman shares his love of "open spaces". His journey from the smoggy city of Los Angeles to the rural views of Ellensburg have led him to create photography that highlight the beauty of rural landscapes and accentuates the differences between rural and city life. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, January 30th, 2017.

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Full Ashtrays & Bananas

BY ALESSIO DE VECCHI
@ VOL 142 ON DEC 14, 2016

"I always have the need to explore isolated spaces, deserted landscapes, and inject some surrealism"

In Full Ashtrays & Bananas at PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 142,  CG artist and director Alessio De Vecchi explores the late night creation process of personal content during the downtime between commissioned projects. His work explores the intersection of physicality and the ethereal using textures, the human form, and puffs of otherworldly smoke throughout. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, January 27th, 2017. 

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Superb Surface

BY ELEANOR PEARCH
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 27, 2016

"Wallpaper can be a source of comfort and familiarity."

In Superb Surface at PechaKucha Night Bexhill-on-Sea, Vol.4, recent University of Brighton graduate, Eleanor Pearch sheds light on the underappreciated medium of wallpaper and shares her passion for off-the-wall creativity. Selected as one of the artists chosen to exhibit at the De La Warr Pavilion for the Platform programme, she talks about her practice and the work she created for the exhibition.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, January 26th, 2017. 

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Processes of Making: Ideas and Risk-taking

BY ANDREW MACKENZIE
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 06, 2016

"Process is more important than outcome."

In Processes of Making: Ideas and Risk-taking at PechaKucha Night Galashiels, Vol. 4, Andrew Mackenzie presents his most recent exhibition pieces as he walks through his laborious yet captivating creative process. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017.

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Simple, Playful, and Interactive

BY PURIN PHANICHPHANT
@ VOL 141 ON NOV 24, 2016

"Can art be more than this? Is it merely self expression?"

In Simple, Playful, and Interactive from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 141, Purin Phanichphant talks about his creations which are often simple, playful, and interactive. They combine his fun-loving Thai roots, his obsession with knobs, buttons, and screens, and his training as an interaction and industrial designer.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017. 

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Why I Photograph Musicians

BY ROB BRIDGE
@ VOL 27 ON OCT 04, 2016

"When you're a photographer, you have this tremendous responsibility, to show this person the best way you can, in a way that's authentic."

In Why I Photograph Musicians, from PechaKucha Night Coventry Vol. 27Rob Bridge explains why he spend hours, days, weeks and years traipsing from one end of the United Kingdom to the other to photograph musicians that you’ve probably never heard of…

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, January 23rd, 2017.

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The Creative Process in 6 Simple Steps

BY NADER TABRI
@ VOL 26 ON OCT 12, 2016

"Now you're all illustrators and I'm out of a job!"

In The Creative Process in 6 Simple Steps from PechaKucha Night Beirut Vol. 26, Nader Tabri breaks down the creative process into 6 simple steps. Buckle up for "How to illustrate an illustration, an illustrative guide (complete with illustratory illustrations) by a not-so-illustrious illustrator who sucks at giving titles to things or how I learned to stop worrying and love fig jam."

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What if the horse actually knows the way?

BY CECIL BOTHWELL
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 20, 2016

"This biggest problem with cars are the drivers."

In "What if the horse actually knows the way?" from PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol. 11, Cecil Bothwell talks about the autonomous vehicles are headed our way faster than we can imagine.The driverless revolution will affect our work and play, parking and highways, car ownership and unemployment.

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Letterpress (or…Biting off more than you can chew)

BY LAURA BAISDEN
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 18, 2016

"You forget all about the lines that you originally drew because they go on a journey and come back to you looking like this!"

In Letterpress (or…Biting off more than you can chew) from PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 2, we hear the story of Camp Nevernice, a budding letterpress design and illustration shop, owned and operated by Laura Baisden. Laura has ten years experience in the field, but in her first year as a sole proprietor- she’s learning many lessons…including the lesson of time-management.

This was PechaKucha of the Day on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017.

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