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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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.5 ppi Project

BY DUNCAN DEMPSTER
@ VOL 26 ON MAR 11, 2016

"The system is based on modular wood blocks, and it's intended for anyone to be able to access it. So people of all ages and all backgrounds can be quickly instructed in how to make a print like this."

In .5 ppi Project from PechaKucha Night Honolulu - Vol. 26Duncan Dempster introduced .5 ppi Project. .5ppi is an ongoing endeavor that generates collaboratively produced prints and installations revolving around the performative, reproductive, and repetitive aspects of printing and print culture. .5ppi means one half pixel per inch, which refers to the image resolution of the first .5ppi project. Duncan Dempster is a Honolulu-based artist and educator and is the executive director of Honolulu Printmakers.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, June 9th, 2016.

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Parkour: Dodging Obstacles

BY MAJED AL MEDAWAR
@ VOL 25 ON MAY 25, 2016

"We use the parks and gardens as outdoor gyms, and we use our bodies as obstacles to overcome. And I wasn't afraid to fail."

 

In Parkour: Dodging Obstacles from PechaKucha Night Beirut Vol. 25Majed Medawar is a landscape architect and free-runner, amongst other things. In his talk, he tells us about his journey from gymnastics to parkour, from the gym to the outdoors and the city. Listen in to see how Parkour's philosophy and relationship to obstacles changed Majed's relationship to landscapes and challenges. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Webnesday, June 8th, 2016

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Between the Lines

BY SHANTI GRUMBINE
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 15, 2016

"I began this series of newspaper cuts called Kenosis in 2011, after being diagnosed with late stage of Lyme disease. I wanted to engage with the world, but felt very isolated, so I grabbed New York Times. And because reading was difficult, I removed the words instead, because what we read affect how we see, so I started altering images as well."

In Between the Lines from PechaKucha Night Beacon Vol. 5, artists Shanti Grumbine talks about how her experience with Lyme disease changed her artistic process to examine what's not there... by manipulating the NYTimes to show what shadows can reveal.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016. 

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It’s All a Blank Canvas

BY CHRIS MCADOO
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 11, 2016

"How do I keep the creative fires burning as a grown-ass man, with taxes due and a bum knee."

In "It’s All a Blank Canvas" from PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 18Chris McAdoo shares his creative journey to today, both personally and professionally…and what keeps the creative fires burning as age, responsibilities, and (at least to an extent) maturity, sneak up on a "grown-ass man." 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, June 6th 2016. 

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Analog Synthesizers in CGA

BY WES KOOPMANS
@ VOL 10 ON FEB 27, 2016

"I quit after one [piano] lesson. Thats when I learned that you can quit something and that doesn't stop you from doing what you want to do."

In Analog Synthesizers in CGA, from PechaKucha Night New Westminster Vol. 10, Wes Koopmans takes us through a sonic journey into the world of analog synthesizers. Prepare your ears for loops, waves, feedback and some pretty catchy synths in this offbeat (no pun intended) presentation.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, June 2nd, 2016. 

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Laos, Coffee and The Little House

BY YOKO MATSUSHIMA
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 31, 2016

"To start a day with a cup of coffee, knowing where it's comes from and recalling the people in each process is very rewarding."

In Laos, Coffee and The Little House from PechaKucha Night Vientiane - Vol. 2Yoko Matsushima, who has lived in Laos for 16 years and is the owner of The Little House café in Ban Simuang, Vientiane, talks about her work as a cafe owner, the relationships she has built with the farmers who produce the coffee beans, her staff who keep the cafe going, and her customers. She hopes for a future where people can continue to drink good Lao coffee.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016. 

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The Craftsmanship of the Kufiya

BY BRIAN MEGENS
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 29, 2016

"Too many times, we make judgements on people and situations without knowing anything about them... I decided to do a photography project, which is focusing on people, not the conflict, not the violence."

In The Craftsmanship of the Kufiya from PechaKucha Night Maastricht  Vol. 29, photographer Brian Megens tells the story about his photography project ‘The Other Side of Palestine’. In this project he focuses on life and the people of the West Bank. He made several stories throughout the country. During his stay in Palestine, Brian got intrigued with the kufiya, known in the West as the ‘Arafat scarf’. In his presentation, ‘The Craftsmanship of the Kufiya’ Brian will tell us more about this traditional Arabic product that won his admiration.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, May 31st, 2016. 

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Intersecciones: Havana and Portland

BY DANIEL DUFORD
@ VOL 18 ON JAN 07, 2016

"[Havana] is a small city but it created a lot of history and expectation. The American ideas about 'Cuba frozen in time' don't play out. It's both incredibly worldly and intimately local."

In Intersecciones: Havana and Portland from PechaKucha Night Portland Vol. 18, speaker Daniel Duford tells us about being a co-curator of Intersecciones: Havana and Portland, a gallery show featuring six cuban artists at Louis & Clark College. He explains the process of curating a show featuring contemporary Cuban artists.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, May 30th, 2016. 

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Different Rhythm of Life

BY ASAKO HIBI
@ VOL 135 ON APR 27, 2016

"With a global trend towards simple life style, there is an undeniable need to just slow down and rethink our priorities and regain our connection with nature."

In Different Rhythm of Life from PKN Tokyo Vol. 135, entrepreneur Asako Hibi shares about Tabica, a collaborative consumption service that enables farmers and artisans in rural areas of Japan to connect with those looking for off-the-guidebook experiences. Tabica advocates simple, sustainable lifestyle and wants to support the repopulation and development of local communities throughout Japan.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, May 27th, 2016. 

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Every 60 seconds in Africa...

BY FATEN AGGAD-CLERX
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 29, 2016

“Stereotypes harm dignity, but the truth of the matter is that stereotypes sell”

What is your image of Africa? A poor, conflict-ridden, hot continent with beautiful sunsets and wild animals, or a hub for innovations and the second fastest growing economy?

By day Faten Aggad works as Africa programme manager at the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM). By night she studies journalism and is a travel writer. In Every 60 seconds in Africa… from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Volume 29, she will challenge you to look at Western media headlines through a different lens.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, May 27th, 2016. 

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Rethinking the Role of the Orchestra

BY TROY PETERS
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 23, 2016

"You have to forge meaningful connections with the communities you are in. Ultimately...we want everything we do to matter to people in this town."
 
In Rethinking the Role of the Orchestra from PechaKucha Night San Antonio Vol. 21, Conductor Troy Peters poses the question, "How does one know a good orchestra?" He thinks your neighborhood policeman just might know the answer.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.
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The Moon is my Scholar Rock

BY MATTHEW CUMMINGS
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 11, 2016

"I was really interested in the challenge of replicating these textures, patterns, and forms of meteorites."

For Matthew Cummings, artwork has always been personal journey for escape and meditation in both the making process and viewing.  "The Moon is my Scholar Rock" from PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 18 is a look at the work from his last solo exhibition, 'The Moon is my Gongshi'.  This group of work examined the moon as an object of meditation, the tradition of Chinese Scholar Rocks or Gongshi, and the inspiring career of his grandfather-in-law, Charles Bradshaw, who ran the computations department for NASA during the development of Rocket Technology. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016. 

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