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!
Strain-ger than Fiction
BY RYANN AOUKAR
@ VOL 16
ON AUG 06, 2015
"I was in China, I was alone. I said 'How can I do it? How can I make it? I have 10 days in my hotel. Lets do something!'"
In Strain-ger than Fiction from PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 16, Ryann Aoukar summarizes the process of designing a product, prototyping it, marketing it, having it picked up by the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, failing to bring the product to the mass market, failing on Kickstarter, relaunching the product after a year, finally getting it made, getting it stolen 3 times in less than a month, getting featured with the founder of Alibaba in the Globe and Mail, and selling it in 32 countries around the world.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016.
Art and Virtual Reality: Staging the Real with Accessible Technology
BY RONNIE CLARKE
@ VOL 11
ON MAY 06, 2016
"How do you log off in the real life? How do I separate from my digital self? I think you have to be unconscious."
In Art and Virtual Reality: Staging the Real with Accessible Technology from PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 11, Ronnie Clarke is an artist focusing in media and performance, whose current work addresses the body, the self and social relationships in physical and digital spaces. Her talk brings art and accessible technology together to question what it means to be present and to really interact with one another.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016.
Idiot's Guide to Being a Touring Rock Band
BY STEPHEN O'SHEA
@ VOL 11
ON MAY 06, 2016
"Don't spend the night in that hotel!"
In Idiot's Guide to Being a Touring Rock Band from PechaKucha Night New Westminster Vol. 11, Stephen O'Shea takes us coast to coast and back again and tells us all the ins and outs of being a touring rock band. Think you have what it takes to take your rock band on a tour across Canada?
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, September 5th, 2016.
Celebrating Illustrators and Tokyo
BY THE TOKYOITER
@ VOL 138
ON JUL 27, 2016
"We were documenting Tokyo a lot, but even though we might draw Tokyo tower three times, because of our different background and where we come from, there will be three different outcomes which we thought was really interesting."
In Celebrating Illustrators and Tokyo from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 138, David Robert and Andrew Joyce share on The Tokyoiter project. The Tokyoiter is willing to present the talent of artists and the wonderful and inspiring city of Tokyo to a larger audience. Every cover of this imaginary magazine and tribute to The New Yorker and The Parisianner is a celebration of creativity and one of the best city on earth.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, September 2nd, 2016.
Idea Manifestation - A Poster A Day
BY JOHN HUANG
@ VOL 3
ON JUL 01, 2016
"Design is not just a commercial tool, it carries social and cultural values and influences."
In Idea Manifestation - A Poster A Day from PechaKucha Night Kuching Vol. 3, John Huang discusses how his ideas come about. He illustrates his process of generating ideas and concepts. Along the way, he showcases some of the work he has created based on this method over the past year. We all have that creative juice in us; how to utilise it is the essential key.
BY LIZA MICHELLE RIFKIN
@ VOL 27
ON FEB 18, 2016
"I start to fall for the work and the possibility and wonder of creating something so special to someone else and so much part of who I am."
In Ladysmith from PechaKucha Night Cleveland Vol. 27, Jewelry maker Liza Michelle Rifkin asks why anyone chooses anyone else for a life of love? Why does anyone need an engagement ring? The process of designing and creating an engagement ring is a lot like dating she says. Here she dives into the interesting process of making custom engagement rings for her clients.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016.
BY ALAN TOMLINS
@ VOL 24
ON MAY 25, 2016
Coffee is "the third most traded thing on the planet, and it's nearly all hand-picked."
In Coffee Culture from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 24, Founder and Head Roaster of independent coffee company Small Batch, Alan Tomlins takes us on journey around the world tracking how coffee is grown and produced. With stunning photograhs from Africa, Asia and the Americas, this PechaKucha is full of facts that all coffee lovers should know. Alan also gives insight in to how coffee is crucial to different cultures and communities. A champion of ethical production, he shows off the people behind your morning coffee.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016.
Press Start to Begin: A World of Board Games
"Boardgames are as old as civilization itself."
In Press Start to Begin: A World of Board Games from PechaKucha Night Hong Kong Vol. 27, Vincent Siu and Wes Mui share a bit about the history, development and social aspects of board games, and its new renaissance.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, August 30th, 2016.
Two Wheeled Tomorrow
BY MATTHEW ROBERTS
@ PECHAKUCHA NIGHT SPECIAL X MINI @ BMW GROUP TOKYO BAY
ON JUL 20, 2016
"There aren't many things that have survived this sanitization and overly safety focused modern life like the motorcycle has."
In Two Wheeled Tomorrow from PechaKucha Night Special x MINI @ BMW Group Tokyo Bay, Matthew Roberts makes the case that raw, gritty, internal-combusting motorcycles are here to stay. Roberts argues that custom motorcycles are one of the last outlets for the human desire to be daring and adventurous.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, August 26th, 2016.
Images Courtesy: Throttle Dolls, Brian Scott Peterson, Cafe Racer Dreams, Hazan Motorworks, El Solitario, Deus Ex Machina, Bikeexif, Pipeburn.
BY BEVERLY DILLON
@ VOL 3
ON MAY 06, 2016
"Running is as much a stress reliever for dogs as it is for humans."
In Running Dog from PechaKucha Night Akron Vol. 3, Beverly Dillon shares how the #RunningDog program has helped dogs become more adoptable, how the program is helping dogs cope with their surroundings, and how the program is enriching the lives of the volunteer runners.
Dillon attended Kent State University and studied Fine Art before launching on a colorful career path. She spent many years as a florist, enjoyed time as a barista and expressed herself as a tattoo artist before becoming certified as a personal trainer. She is an avid runner and offers a dog running service to private clients.
Beverly started the #RunningDog program at One of a Kind Pet Rescue in Akron. #RunningDog is a program that allows runners to volunteer their time to give the rescue dogs much needed exercise. The program also uses social media to give the rescue dogs much needed exposure.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, August 24th, 2016.
Jay Ducote Dishes on Food Network Star
BY JAY DUCOTE
@ VOL 1
ON MAY 27, 2016
"I learned how to cook by throwing LSU tailgate parties."
In Jay Ducote Dishes on Food Network Star from PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge Vol. 1, Jay Ducote shares the story of when he was on the TV show Food Network Star. Ducote is a food and beverage writer, radio host, culinary personality, professional chef, and self-proclaimed "hugger." He could talk about his numerous television appearances, the fact that he was named one of the top 100 amateur chefs in America by FOX’s MasterChef, his award-winning radio show, his product line, the fact that he has been invited to cook at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City this July, or that he'll be opening his first restaurant, Gov't Taco, in 2017. But we only gave him 400 seconds.
This was "PechaKucha of the Week" on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016.
BY THE PAINT BOX. KRI FOUNDATION
@ VOL 9
ON MAY 07, 2016
"One way of using public space is to misuse it. But the other way of using it is to actually be innovative, and there are a lot of fun ways to go about doing it."
In Kri Foundation from PechaKucha Night Chennai Vol. 9, Namrata talks about how the Kri Foundation uses art to transform the city's neglected spaces. She shares on the power of art in revamping not only the physical walls of a city, but also the way the community uses it.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, August 24th, 2016.