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!
New Born Fame
BY LAURA CORNET
@ VOL 12
ON NOV 27, 2014
Laura Cornet observes how this generation of newborns is the first to be brought up by parents who grew up with facebook. This results in the fact that nearly half of the newly born babies is visible online within the first day after birth. She wouldn’t want that, but her research shows differently. A lot of people don’t consider it a problem, as their kid is part of their lives. The only negative thing mentioned, is the fact that the baby has no say in it.
As a response Laura designed four baby-products which allow the baby to publish itself online. The design are menat to make people think about the use of social media, and how this influences the life of this new generation. What is considered to be okay, and when does it go too far? And, even more important: who is in charge of that decision?
"Presentation of the Day" on January 6, 2015.
Define the Meaning of Making It
Jon Luini of Chime Interactive talks about how his definition of making it has changed over time. Sharing his life story and the trals and errors of "making it", Jon expresses his opinion of what it means to really make it.
"Presentation of the Day" on January 5, 2015.
Ski Jumps of the World
BY MARK DYTHAM
@ VOL 120
ON DEC 16, 2014
PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham takes us on a tour of some of the most outstanding ski ramps found around the world, while highlighting historical aspects of the sport of ski jumping -- and being the Englishman that he is, giving props to the one and only Eddie the Eagle.
"Presentation of the Day" on December 26, 2014.
BY JUHO VIITASALO
@ VOL 120
ON DEC 16, 2014
For our festive PechaKucha Night Vol. 120 in December, industrial designer Juho Viitasalo took to the stage for a holiday branding exercise, examing just how far the branding of Christmas and Santa Claus has managed to propel these two things to worldwide popularity.
"Presentation of the Day" on December 25, 2014.
Making His Parents Proud
BY SAM MECHLING
@ VOL 30
ON JUN 03, 2014
Sam Mechling's parents had such high hopes for him on his second birthday. Here's how it turns out for them. The rest of us might want to figure out how to get on Sam's Christmas card list.
"Presentation of the Day" on December 24, 2014.
The Information of Space
BY MILES THOROGOOD
@ VOL 3
ON SEP 28, 2013
Miles Thorogood explores how space provides information and can be interpreted by artists in different ways. This concept is the basis behind Audio Metaphor, a company which transforms text into soundscape composition. Miles describes some projects that have been done to create AI systems which mimic animal behaviour.
"Presentation of the Day" on December 23, 2014.
Being and Coffee
BY BRYAN KEGLEY
@ VOL 12
ON DEC 05, 2014
Bryan Kegley has been making a living pouring water over coffee grounds and helping others to pour water over coffee grounds. His journey in the world of coffee has been an uphill climb of coffee consumption in a lot of weird ways and for probably stranger reasons.
"Presentation of the Day" on December 22, 2014.
BY IZUMI SAITO
@ VOL 119
ON NOV 26, 2014
Izumi Saito talks about Mayuhouse, a compact prefabricated hut made of clay that was designed by her father. The living space is fully covered with a clay wall that breathes and wraps around you softly like a cocoon (MAYU), creating a healthy comfortable environment.
"Presentation of the Day" on December 19, 2014.
Making Ventana Surfboards
BY MARTIJN STIPHOUT
@ VOL 8
ON SEP 19, 2014
Craftsman Martijn Stiphout discusses the creation process of his hollow, wooden surfboards. We get an in-depth look into the work that goes into making the handmade pieces unique, and ultimately beautiful.
"Presentation of the Day" on December 18, 2014.
Nothing Really Interests Me
BY JOHN STEPHENS
@ VOL 4
ON DEC 04, 2014
Artist John Stephens is fascinated by nothing in particular, and he tells us just what he means by that. For the past few years John has been exploring spaces that have no particular significance to them, and photographing the results to great effect.
"Presentation of the Day" on December 16, 2014.
BY DANIEL PERUJO
@ POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA: STARTUP THE PARTY SF X TOKYO
ON SEP 18, 2014
Daniel Perujo, Ryosuke Minami, Adam Gries, and Samson Yee were given the daunting task of re-imagining one of Tokyo’s most fashionable districts: Takeshita Street. The group describes the exhaustive experience that is shopping in Harajuku, and their innovative solution to shopping before dropping.
"Presentation of the Day" on December 12, 2014.