WATCH

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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Banding Together through Games

BY ROGER HICKS
@ TOKYO GAME SHOW 2014 ON SEP 18, 2014

Roger Hicks talks about his games and how his life has inspired his games to come to life. His love of music and getting lost, inspired and encouraged him to keep working on developing games, and meeting new people along the way. 

Making a band can mean more than getting together to make music. It can bring people together, to get lost, make music, and fight evil galactical wars.   

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Passion For Letters

BY GABBY TONER
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 26, 2014

Calligraphy is Gabby Toner's art and passion. She not only makes an art form from the letters, but also with the message that is woven together highlighting various songs, poems and bibilical verses.

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Unveiling the Beauty of the Sun

BY SHADIA HABBAL
@ VOL 21 ON AUG 15, 2014

Shadia Habbal’s love of physics and the Sun has taken her to different parts of the world where she has tried to capture and unveil the secrets of the Sun, by observing its crown, or corona, during total solar eclipses. She is currently faculty and researcher at the Institute for Astronomy of the University of Hawaii.

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31 Days Under the Sea

BY FABIEN COUSTEAU
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

Fabien Cousteau discusses how his family's background inspired his newest project, Mission 31. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the monumental legacy left by Fabien’s grandfather, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Mission 31 continues the dream of creating the first ocean floor habitats for humans and leading a team of ocean explorers on the first attempt to live and work underwater.

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Improvometrics

BY CORY DUMESNIL
@ VOL 13 ON AUG 07, 2014

Professor Cory Dumesnil not only teaches mathematics at the University of New Orleans, but he also does improv. Cory shares what he does for fun and how he tries to mesh his two very disparate passions into what he calls Improvometrics.

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The Secret Gardens

BY TROY MARDEN
@ VOL 13 ON AUG 13, 2014

Troy Marden takes us on a tour through England and its beautiful gardens.  This presentation talks about the different types of gardens and what inspired some of the gardens throughout Europe.

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La Carmina's Underworld Trips and Offbeat Travels

BY LA CARMINA
@ VOL 115 ON JUN 25, 2014

La Carmina is a travel TV host and blog writer, who travels the world seeking out the off-beat subculture of each city she visits. However, Tokyo is her favorite city because she finds something for everyone- from monkey taverns to Victorian dollhouse cafes, come and check out what La Carmina has discovered within Tokyo!

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Taking Art Back

BY YINKA !
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 06, 2014

Yinka! focuses on inherent inaccessibility of art to the common man and how this trend is changing. Despite advancements in and best efforts of society, governments, educators, etc., there is still a widely held perception that special knowledge is required to enjoy art and that it is something reserved for the rich and privileged. But change is a-coming!

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A Yemeni Female Rapper

BY AMANI YAHYA
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 22, 2014

In her native Arabic and a bit of English, female Yemeni rapper Amani Yahya shares the trials and triumphs of pursuing her art against all odds. She speaks about the support and encouragement she’s received from her friends and community, her rap style, and how she’s challenged cultural norms to do what she loves.

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Why it is Great to Work in the Sewers - the Reprise

BY MICHAEL MUCHA
@ VOL 10 ON AUG 28, 2014

We all flush out toilets several times a day. Did you ever think about where that flush ends up, or who handles it? Michael Mucha shares how wastewater is being transformed from invisible to invaluable and how passionate people make that happen.

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Immersive Imaging

BY ZAK NIAZI
@ VOL 7 ON AUG 28, 2014

Zak Niazi speaks about constant changing technology, and how cameras have more or less stayed the same. He speaks about new methods of immersing the viewer in the image, rather than just limiting our photographic media to a simple, two-dimensional rectangle. Zak believes in a future where we will be able to share our experiences, rather than just our snapshots.

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The Naked Truth

BY TIRZA SHELTON
@ VOL 9 ON AUG 16, 2014

Using images of painted bodies, and a talk laced with quotes by famous people of wisdom, Tirza Shelton shows us how self-enriching it can be to shed the layers we have all been cloaking our true selves in since Adam and Eve first tasted the fruit of knowlege. If we can strip to our true essence, we can embrace our own story.

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