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!
Of Heart and Mind
BY TANNIS ZIMMER
@ VOL 16
ON DEC 05, 2013
Tannis Zimmer is a massage Therapist, Dancer, Drummer, Explorer, soon-to-be Earth Builder...but what's in a label? Tannis is thrilled to be participating in PKN 16 and to share the story of how she built a mud-hut that's sure to warm your heart and mind.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 20, 2014.
A Crash Course in Independent Filmmaking
BY KRISTIN WRIGHT
@ VOL 20
ON OCT 04, 2013
Kristin Wright teaches us how to be an independent filmmaker. She talks about how to write stories, the challenges of film direction, and what's involved in production. Kristin touches on the good and bad points of being an independent filmmaker and gives us some tips on how to make the most of your work.
99 Cent Futures
BY ELLIOTT P. MONTGOMERY
@ VOL 14
ON OCT 03, 2013
Elliott P. Montgomery and Chris Woebken are co-founders of the Extrapolation Factory, an imagination-based studio for design-lead futures studies. They explore society's fascination with the future, and discuss where this future-culture is coming from. Through collaboration with local 99¢ stores, they combine manufacturing and design and play off of the public's concept of future demand and necessity.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 18, 2014.
Love an Old House
BY DAVID DOMINÉ
@ VOL 11
ON APR 30, 2013
David Dominé believes that old houses are like old people - if you listen to them, they'll have a story to tell. David moved to Louisville in 1993, where he was immediately taken by the display of vibrant architecture. He began writing books about old houses in the neighborhood, bringing back their colorful and interesting pasts.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 17, 2014.
Materials Innovation through Failure
BY MIKE MOORE
@ VOL 19
ON SEP 20, 2013
Mike Moore of Tres Bird Workshop, talks about his approach to architecture and design through "making": a process that allows him to fail and continually improve on his work. He shows this process in action through his past and recent projects and how it has transfromed his work into innovative and environmentally conscious architectural design.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 15, 2014.
Storytelling through Sculpture
BY JUDY BONZI
@ VOL 18
ON SEP 13, 2013
Judy Bonzi shares her artistic process of creating sculptures around themes of the human condition, nature, and relationships. She uses diverse techniques like bronze-working and stone-carving to create memorable pieces, with an emphasis on shadows, movement, and naturalism.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 14, 2014.
BY ASHLEY LEWIS
@ VOL 27
ON NOV 05, 2013
Ashley Lewis, a tech educator in Toronto, talks of her passion of tech-craft hybrids. She is inspired by current interactive clothing and future consumer products from conductive ink and thread to makeup and sportswear that will have you thinking about fashion in a completely different way.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 13, 2014.
I Pledge Allegiance...
BY REESE WILLIAMS
@ VOL 5
ON JUN 15, 2013
Reese Williams, being that Flag Day was the day before she presented, takes the liberty of celebrating America and showing her patriotism by comically creating 20 different versions of the Pledge of Allegiance. Join her and learn 20 different new ways to honor America.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 12, 2014.
Of Nuts and Bolts
BY SIMEN AANERUD
@ VOL 28
ON DEC 05, 2013
Simen Aanerud's great passion in life is to make things, and he's fortunate enough to be able to do this every day. He also speaks very openly about his issues with social anxiety, compulsions, and how his uneasiness with the world feeds into his work. Simen says that this discomfort is one of the main driving forces of his work, and how it cultivates his imagination.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 11, 2014.
3D-Printed for Daily Life
BY OSCAR GLOTTMAN
@ VOL 23
ON SEP 20, 2013
Architect Oscar Glottman talks about MGX by Materialise, a company which uses 3D printing technology to create items that can be incorporated into daily life. With creations ranging from jewelry to furniture, 3D printing utilizes both mathematic equations and organic compositions to create unique, usable designs.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 10, 2014.
Feeding the Achieve
BY SAMANTHA NIENOW
@ VOL 19
ON AUG 15, 2013
Samantha Nienow and Rebecca Layman feed their inner desires to achieve as they train for the Half Ironman, a gruelling marathon that combines swimming, biking, and running. They push each other through highs and lows and offer each other support as they strive for the same goal.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 8, 2014.
What is Sofubi?
BY DON KRATZER
@ VOL 110
ON JAN 22, 2014
The prolific international figure researcher Don "Datadub" Kratzer does it once again -- an in-depth discussion on the history and creation of sofubi or soft-vinyl toys. Perk up your ears as he offers sweet, colorful nuggets of information on the fascinating mid-20th century products.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 7, 2014.