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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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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. 

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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 Luftwerkwhich plays with projections on icons of modern architecture after the sun sets.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 10, 2014.

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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.

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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.

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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.

www.pippinbarr.com

"Presentation of the Day" on July 7, 2014.

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Crowdsourced Sketchbooking

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Light Affectations

BY JAMES CLAR
IN TOKYO

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.

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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.

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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.

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