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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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Ambiguous Origins: The Life and Trials of a Very Mixed Kid

BY REBECCA HALLQUIST
@ VOL 7 ON JUN 05, 2015

Rebecca Hallquist is an aspiring events marketer with a passion for the arts in Markham, Canada.  She tells us all about her ambiguous origins and how we perceive, approach and talk about culture, background and heritage.

This was "Presentaion of the Day" on Monday, August 17th, 2015. 

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No Strings on Me

BY DUNCAN SHOTTON
@ VOL 127 ON JUL 29, 2015

"I didn't really want to do that, so I decided on a slightly different format"

British-born and Tokyo-based product designer Duncan Shotton shares a handful of his highly imaginative and off-beat projects including Cloud Key Holder, Real Boy Push Pins, Rainbow Pencil, Pup-Up a Tree Shop, and others. No shortage of originality in Duncan's creations, ever clever and always inspiring a smile. Somebody definitely to keep your eyes upon!

This was "Presentaton of the Day" on Friday, August 14th. 

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Inside My Green Book

BY K. RAMNATH CHANDRASEKHAR
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 18, 2015

K. Ramnath Chandrasekhar is an ambitious nature photographer and educator on a quest to connect us to the nature. He loves being outdoors, spending time with kids, and travelling and taking photographs.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Thursday, August 13th. 

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Skyscrapers to Corn Fields, A Quest for KiloWatts

BY HOI CHUN HO
@ VOL 15 ON MAY 07, 2015

Cultural shock would be an understatement for Hoi Chun Ho, a Hong Kong native moving to Fort Scott, Kansas, a town with a population of 8000, when he was 16. No more skyscrapers and no more sidewalks and crossroads for pedestrians as big as football fields (of course, American football); however, besides from feeling lonely and bored, he also felt immensely excited. Through the open fields in America, he sees opportunities. Come learn what opportunities a Hong Kong city boy saw to boost America’s clean, reliable, domestic, base-load, renewable energy production.

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The Profound Beauty of Indigo

BY ROWLAND RICKETTS
@ UNITED STATES ARTISTS 2014 ARTISTS ASSEMBLY ON MAR 24, 2015

After graduation Rowland Ricketts moved to Japan to teach English and explored Japanese craft heritage. He discovered indigo leaves and had an aprenticeship at a Tokushima dye factory. He became an indigo farmer, dyer and visual artist. His work developed into creating installations, establishing a social practice and spreading the indigo art.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Tuesday, August 12th, 2015.

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Fetishizing Fashion Brands

BY KEVIN JAEDON
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

"Where do you work?" After making the switch to men's fetishwear brand Nastypig, fashion designer Kevin Jaedon wants people to know that he is NOT a nasty pig! 

Kevin discusses how all brands give off distinct connotations. Whether designed to be high fashion, conservative and work-oriented, or to wear at the International Mister Leather convention, you never know who might actually be the brains behind what you are wearing! 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Monday, August 11th, 2015. 

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Mountains of Support for Nepal

BY ROBIN LEWIS
@ VOL 127 ON JUL 29, 2015

"The media has long since moved on from Nepal...but if I can get one thing across to everyone here today it would be that if do want to do something, you haven't missed the boat."

In Mountains of Support for Nepal from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 127, International Disaster Relief Coordinator for NGO PeaceBoat, Robin Lewis, shares his passion of being a humanitarian aide worker, hoping to raise awareness through his experiences working in areas hit by disasters, most recently Nepal. Here is discusses the situation on the ground in Kathmandu and in the outlying rural areas, highlighting the various response initiatives he and his team have conducted, and the challenges still faced by the Nepalese people living there.

To learn more about Peace Boat's efforts in Nepal, and to get involved yourself, visit their website.

This presentation will be added to our PechaKucha Inspire Nepal Channel. Have a look and be inspired to share your story of Nepal!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Friday, August 7th, 2015.

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A Paper Tale

BY JACKY CHENG
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 07, 2015

"When the eyes temporarily refuse to collaborate with the brain, it usually causes a beautiful paradox."

In "A Paper Tale" from PechaKucha Night Broome, Vol. 3, paper artist Jackie Cheng's works speak for themselves. Grounded in a traditional life, she humbly downplays her mesmerisingly imaginative and intricate paper art, sharing how it is a process of simplicity and quiet reflection. Enjoy!

This was Presentation of the Day on August 6th, 2015. 

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Changing Perspectives on Distracted Driving

BY EMELINE RENZ
@ VOL 24 ON DEC 14, 2014

"If I am half the Horton my dad was, then I'm definitely a badass."

In Changing Perspectives on Distracted Driving from Atlanta Vol. 24, resident badass, Emmeline Renz shares a passionate and harrowing tale of her dad's life story and her worst moment when he was hit by a car by somebody driving distracted. She advocates for changing gears and social change in regards to distracted driving and it's death toll. Renz proves here how hard-hitting the conciseness of the PechaKucha platform can be in truly moving us and affecting our hearts and minds. The PechaKucha Community is behind you Emmeline!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Thursday, Aug 5, 2015.

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[Freespace]: An Experiment in Creativity, Community, and Civic Innovation

BY BETH SCACCIA
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

What is possible when you give people SPACE and PERMISSION to create? Beth Scaccia shows us [Freespace]: a gathering place for people to come together, to create, teach, learn, and share the things which they are truly passionate about, and strengthen connections between individuals as well as communities through art, events, and long term projects.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Aug 4, 2015.

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The Cost of Cotton

BY SAMANTHA JONES
@ VOL 24 ON JUL 15, 2015

Student Samantha Jones launched an eco fashion brand in her spare time. The environmental cost,  social cost, child labor, increased awarness and concerns in clothing production are the subject of her passionate talk. Let's support environmentally friendly and ethical products!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on August 3rd, 2015. 

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Fairy Tales Can Come True, They Can Happen to You

BY ANGELO MOKUTAN
@ VOL 126 ON JUN 24, 2015

"If you want to develop your imagination and go beyond your limits, read fairly tales!"

Tokyo-based, Brazilian artist Angelo Mokutan talks about the influence of a having a mother in oriental medicine, a sculptor for a father, and the creative seed he inherited from them taking root and inspiring a move to Japan to follow a dream. After studying fine art, and unsure of his prospects he found himself working a for an IT term. But his passion was calling and he finally abandoned the stability of his job to follow his true dream to become a successful manga artist.

He believes manga can develop our imagination and help us go past the limits of our rational minds. 

Lastly, offering a new twist on an old classic, Mokutan gives Little Red Riding Hood an urban update, her grandmother living in Tokyo, and big bad wolves all around. If you send a him a suggestion on what she brings to grandmother's house, he'll illustrate it in a manga and credit you as co-author! Lets send him some ideas so we can ALL be manga artists!

 
This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 31st, 2015. 

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