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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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From Concept to Completion

BY JOSH ALVES
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 21, 2014

Josh Alves is a children's book illustrator and cartoonist from Glenburn, Maine. He's illustrated chapter books, picture books, and has created graphics and animations for interactive books and mobile games. He shares his experience of self-producing his first children's book, "Lilly Bristol, Dinosaur Wrangler".

"Presentation of the Day" on April 3, 2014.

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The Indie Game Revolution

BY MAX TEMKIN
@ VOL 29 ON MAR 04, 2014

Max Temkin talks about the revolutionary change in the computer gaming industry from publisher and distributor producted games to independent games that could be sold directly to the customer. Temkin gives an overview of independenly created games, like minecraft, fez, and spleunky, in order to show what great games (and great art forms) could be created outside publisher and distributor influences. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 2, 2014.

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30,000 Foot View of Biology

BY BRITT WRAY
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 05, 2013

Britt Way, a radio documentray producer in Toronto, uses her biologist background and radio skills to talk about the development of biology today, especially concerning deextinction. As many of us know, we are living in the Sixth Extinction and our need to play God is more pressing then ever. She shows solutions to right the wrongs that we have created in several interesting and unconventional ways. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 1, 2014.

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Viable Manufacturing

BY DAVID BELT
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 03, 2013

David Belt is the founder of New Lab, a company that fosters innovation in design, prototyping, and new manufacturing. He talks about the history of manufacturing in the last ten years, including the collapse of the economy and new digital trends. Creative company structures ensure that proximity breeds new ways of thinking about design, manufacturing, integration, and innovation. 

"Presentation of the Day" on March 31, 2014.

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Life on the Pole

BY DARCI THABES
@ VOL 19 ON AUG 15, 2013

Darci Thabes loves the acrobatic sport of pole dancing. Even people who have been practicing it for years are still learning new moves. Darci talkes about what the life of a recreational pole dancer is like.

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Brave Wave

BY ALEX ANIEL
@ BITSUMMIT MMXIV ON MAR 07, 2014

Alex Aniel and Mohammed Taher are the founders of Brave Wave, a Japan-based music label that specializes in game-related music and soundtracks. In this presentation, Alex walks us through the evolution of the label -- from its initial form as Koopa Soundworks -- highlighting various releases and artists the two have worked with.

This presentation was recorded live at BitSummit MMXIV, the 2nd edition of the Kyoto-based indie game festival. 

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The Pulse

BY PRESTON JONES
@ VOL 29 ON MAR 04, 2014

Preston Jones talks about how following the pulse in our lives teaches us just how profound and important our lives are. We all possess a skill set that has the potential to be world-changing, we just have to learn how to use it. 

"Presentation of the Day" on March 27, 2014.

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Experiments with the Theremin

BY WYNNE PALMER
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 28, 2013

Wynne Palmer is part of the Vancouver Experimental Theremin Orchestra. This group explores what can be done with the unique Theremin instrument, including use of new techniques and collaboration with other performers. Wynne gives us a brief history of the instrument, and discusses her desire to incorporate the instrument in her independant art practice. 

"Presentation of the Day" on March 26, 2014.

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Make-ufacturing

BY JESSICA BANKS
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 03, 2013

Jessica Banks and Mihae Mukaida explain RockPaperRobot, a design company that specializes in the invention and fabrication of kinetic furniture, lighting, and robotic installations. They discuss the perfect manufacturing process, which requires a balance of time, money, and ability. They also offer a detailed glimpse into the creation of one of their products: a magnetically-levitating coffee table. 

"Presentation of the Day" on March 25, 2014.

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Adventures Through Time and Space

BY VANESSA GRAHAM
@ VOL 9 ON AUG 02, 2013

Vanessa Graham is a 15-year-old high school sophomore and Doctor Who fan who is proud of her geek heritage. She describes how this British cult television program has shaped many aspects of her life. Careful, or she'll challenge you to Time Lord trivia!

"Presentation of the Day" on March 24, 2014.

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Wilderness Survival in 45,688 Easy Steps

BY SVEN DAVIS
@ VOL 7 ON FEB 21, 2014

A regular contributor to the Planet Cruz Comedy Hour and humor columnist with the Santa Cruz Good Times, Sven Davis has also nurtured a long and non-lucrative career in arts management. His long-running one-man show “my life” is notable for having a one-man audience. In his talk, prepare to be humored by Sven Davis's backpacking advice from his past experiences. 

"Presentation of the Day" on March 22, 2014.

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Destination: Kyoto

BY JAKE KAZDAL
@ BITSUMMIT MMXIV ON MAR 07, 2014

Longtime game development veteran Jake Kazdal walks us through some of the highlights of his career (including work on seminal Sega games Rez and Space Channel 5), all the way to the formation of his own studio, 17-bit (Skulls of the Shogun, Galak-Z), and reveals how this journey is now leading to Kyoto, Japan.

This presentation was recorded live at BitSummit MMXIV, the 2nd edition of the Kyoto-based indie game festival. 

"Presentation of the Day" on March 21, 2014.

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