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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When Life Gives You Lemons

BY NADINE BOESTEN
@ VOL 26 ON APR 09, 2015

Nadine Boesten tells the inspiring story about how epileptic seizures caused by stress influenced her life in both a negative and positive manner. This is her journey of how to turn despair into hope; 'how to turn lemons into lemonade.' 

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What I've Learnt from Learning Calligraphy

BY ANDREW KELLY
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 24, 2015

Student of lettering, Andy Kelly talks us through the physical and emotional journey he's been on learning the art of calligraphy. You can see more of Andy's amazing work on his blog

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A Platform for Aden

BY HEBA FAHEEM
@ VOL 123 ON MAR 20, 2015

PechaKucha Night Aden organisers Heba Faheem and Elyas Khan speak on the efforts expended getting their event going in Yemen, and the profound effects it has had on their community. Though their city is riddled with political and military strife, they have shown that PechaKucha brings out the very best in their city.

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The Lost Tools of Henry Hoke

BY MARK THOMSON
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 05, 2015

Mark Thomson talks about the many weird and unique invention of Henry Hoke. Henry Hoke was an unknown genius that was able to come up with many gadgets and gizmos that were just fun and entertaining.

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A Loveletter to the Fountain Pen

BY SARAH MAXEY
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 27, 2015

Sarah Maxey is a graphic artist and publisher based in New Zealand. In this talk she describes her evolution as a handlettering artist, and her connection to the tools of her trade.

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If Fonts were Celebrities

BY PAVITHRA RAMANUJAM
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 07, 2015

Pavithra Ramanujam is a sucker for bright colours, bezier curves, smooth gradients and crisp jalebis. They serve as my muse as I design keynotes, prezi’s, visual interfaces and cool icons at work. Her latest obsession: lettering and stitching -- and comparing fonts to the rich and famous.

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The Charming Town of Aalen

BY THOMAS MAILE
@ VOL 123 ON MAR 20, 2015

Thomas Maile talks about the culture and lifestyle of the small town of Aalen in Germany. He also speaks about his passion and discovery for Pechakucha.

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Antarctic Time Travel

BY BEC MCMASTER
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Bec McMaster explores ancient air, lush forests and the building of seven time machines all in her current exhibition project, Antarctic Time Travel - the headline exhibition for NZ IceFest. The world’s most significant festival on Antarctica, celebrating New Zealand and Christchurch’s unique relationship with Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. As an exhibition developer and sustainability professional who is hugely intrigued by all things Antarctica, the chance to develop an exhibition on what Antarctica’s past can tell us about future climate change was right up Bec’s alley. Here, Bec shares the process of engaging with some of NZ’s leading scientists in order to present past and future climate change in a balanced and empowering way. Take this 50 million year journey from the past into our near future in the blink of 20 slides.

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Memory of Place

BY VICTORIA BUCK
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 12, 2015

My current work investigates the naive trust we place upon our shelter system’s ability to protect us. My interest lies within the conflicting ideas of protection, vulnerability and hope, during and after abrupt natural destruction. As pioneers and immigrants in new places and spaces, we believe and invest in the security of the systems we create. This belief in the security of stability is called into question during great disasters. Such was mine in the aftermath of the biggest natural disaster, my country has seen in decades, where a 6.3 magnitude earthquake awoke the land, in my home town of Otautahi / Christchurch, New Zealand in February, 2011.
I am intrigued by the irrevocable shift in one’s sense of self in relation to place that occurs after the illusion of stability ceases to exist. In these moments, the architectural landscape can become both threatened and threatening. I am mentally cataloging the beauty of our pioneering and afraid of the consequences in entrusting so much with our current systems of belief.

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Pinball - The Great Resurgence

BY SEAN SPINDLER
@ VOL 12 ON FEB 19, 2015

Inspired by the French game "Bagatelle," Harry Williams is credited with introducing the first coin operated pinball machine in 1931. For the next 60 years pinball machines were commonplace in America until they wer supplanted by video games and redemption machines. Today pinball machines are rarely seen and are usually poorly maintained. Sean Spindler speaks about Madison Pinball, a team of local pinball enthusiasts who are bringing pinball machines to the Madison area so everyone can play with and enjoy these marvelous contraptions!

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Intelligence & Mysteries

BY JEREMY GOSNELL
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 20, 2015

Jeremy Gosnell, author of the Terminal, talks about today's technology, intelligence and mysteries, the inspiration for his most recent book. 

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The Sun Rising on Dundee

BY LYALL BRUCE
@ VOL 123 ON MAR 20, 2015

Lyall Bruce explores the town of Dundee in Scotland. He talks about the landscape, architecture, cultural history, as well as the gorgeous sunrises and sunsets of his beloved city. 

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