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PAST VOL 14

Ekaterinburg
Nov 13, 2013

PAST VOL 1

Prince George @ The Copper Pig BBQ House
Feb 18, 2014

PAST VOL 2

Gliwice @ Centrum Organizacji Kulturalnych GCOP
Mar 25, 2014

PAST VOL 24

New Haven @ Lyric Hall
Apr 29, 2015

PAST VOL 1

Davao @ Java Jive
Aug 15, 2015

PAST VOL 51

Auckland @ Hopetoun Alpha
Jul 05, 2016

PAST VOL 9

Dessau @ Trinkhalle an den Meisterhäusern
Sep 24, 2016

PAST VOL 38

Portland Maine @ Portland House of Music and Events
May 25, 2017

PAST VOL 1

Santander @ Cafe Opera
Apr 27, 2017

PAST VOL 4

Tbilisi @ Fabrika
Sep 20, 2018

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Japanese Cinema through the Eyes of Europe

BY HIROMI AIHARA
@ JAPANESE ART OR ART IN JAPAN? ON FEB 19, 2015

Hiromi Aihara and Yuri Kubota talk about how Japanese movies are appreciated in Europe. They also speak about the many European movie Awards given to the films in Japan. Yuri Kubota then explores the development of future Japanese animated films.

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The Art of the Shot

BY COLIN RAMSAY
@ VOL 4 ON JAN 19, 2016

Film maker Colin Ramsay talks us through 19 of his favourite films which highlight the clever camera angles that directors use to augment storytelling to create atmosphere.

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Story

BY MARK STRAUSS
@ VOL 4 ON FEB 11, 2016

Mark Strauss is a passionate creative professional and writer. In his presentation, Mark shares how the journey of writing a mystery/thriller movie screenplay led to an ongoing love for story structure that informs all of his creative and professional endeavors.

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A Brief Memoir of Architectural Space

BY JOANNA GILLESPIE
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 15, 2016

"This is my 6-minute memoir. A mediation on impermanence."

In A Brief Memoir of Architecural Space from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, independent arts consultant and co-organizer of PechaKucha Buffalo, Joanna Gillespie, delivers a meditation on twenty of the fifty places she has lived since birth. From Victorian-era structures in Buffalo, NY and San Francisco, CA, to the wilds of the 1970's California coast, to modern and efficient rural Japan, to a Postmodern art utopia in Maine, and beyond, Gillespie recounts a particular memory from each space. Through all of the temporal landscapes we find ourselves in, Gillespie concludes, "We forge on, either clumsily or assuredly. We keep on keeping on." Even if we move fifty times.

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Dumb Movies for Dumb Men

BY MERYL MURMAN
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 20, 2016

What is a dance that is a film? A film that is a dance? How can we use kinesthetic literacy to read and deconstruct popular forms of action-based cinema through a queer and post-colonial lens? Join Meryl Murman in asking 20 questions we know could be asking ourselves, or our bodies, or both, when we look at media images.

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It Wasn't Love at First Sight

BY EWELINA SKOWRONSKA
@ VOL 143 ON JAN 25, 2017

Making yourself at home in a new city is a hard task and very internal process. In It wasn't Love from First Sight from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 142, Illustrator and print maker Ewelina Skowronska shares the challenges she faced in moving from London to Tokyo and her first experiences were drawn into a small book, replete with comedy, tradegy, and the nuances of life in a new land. 

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Spirit Fairies and Fish Skins

BY BRYNNE RINDERKNECHT
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

When a psychic tells you to take a trip to Scotland do you go? Design Principal Brynne Rinderknecht did! Find out what happens in her presentation from PK NY Vol 17..

Brynne Rinderknecht of From the Inside creates residential, commercial and hospitality interiors with a focus on connecting spirits to surroundings. Originally from ST. Louis and a graduate of SAIC in Chicago, Brynne has made New York City home: collaborating with people to make functional and sustainable concepts—conscious.

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Copyright and the Public Domain

BY BRIAN HANNING
@ VOL 1 ON JUN 22, 2017

Movies, books, music, art. We love to see these and share them with our friends. THe internet has made it easy but attorney Brian Hanning explores the legal boundries of public versus private domain and what we will be able to freely share in the coming years.

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1980

BY GREG MILO
@ VOL 9 ON NOV 03, 2017

During the presentation, Greg explain that year through the lens of a seven-year old (his age at the time) and how he came to understand the world in much more complicated terms, rather than black and white, good and bad, right and wrong. Many events that shaped Greg into the person he is today occurred during this year, including Darth Vader's defeat of the rebels, the constant appearing of the Ayatollah Khomeini on my television, JR Ewing's getting shot by someone, the death of John Lennon, and the death of my uncle, which his father was later found to be responsible for.

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Una vida en Ascenso

BY FRIDA AYALA
@ VOL 8 ON FEB 22, 2018

La venezolana, Frida Ayala, nos cuenta la historia de cómo entró en el mundo del montañismo, y cómo ha logrado crear un espacio donde los venezolanos que practican deportes de aventura pueden compartir su pasión, hablar de lo que más les gustaba y concetar con gente, en el Festival ASCENSO.

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My Movie Fan Artwork

Many of us may be movie buffs, but Karthik Abhiram takes it a step further by producing fan art about his favorite films, and the ones that inspire him. In "My Movie Fan Artwork," he shares a few of the works he's created throughout the years, covering all genres. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Hyderabad Vol. 6, and is in English.

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Adopting a Racing Dog, Moving to the Shakespeare Beat, and Pinteresting Finds

Presentations Another fantastic kids presentation from Derby (Vol. 5), this time with Freya talking about her dog Alfie, a retired racing greyhound. If this doesn't convince you that adopting a retired racing dog is a good idea, we don't know what will. Can you move to the Shakespeare beat? Ben Spiller will make sure that you do in his presentation (from PKN Derby Vol. 6), before introducing you to the Shakespeare workout. Some presentations see a person sharing their work, and some see the presenter sharing what inspires him or her. Here (from PKN Pittsfield Vol. 3), Richard Britell does the latter, sharing finds from Pinterest. This presentation (in French, from PKN Lyon Vol. 4) is about Alles Gut, a graphic design studio founded by Antoine Eckart and Francis Josserand. The idea was born from the desire of putting together their skills and their vision of design combining esthetic and function. They act in the field of print (ID, posters, editing), web design, and illustration. And with these four presentations we hit a new milestone today, reaching 600 online presentations -- or make that two, since our city count has just hit 580. Events We announced it a couple of weeks ago, but here's a reminder that here in Tokyo, PechaKucha is teaming up with ArchiAid for a very special event next week (Thursday, November 22) at SuperDeluxe in Roppongi. This PechaKucha event will be jam-packed with an inspirational lineup of architects -- including SANAA and Atelier Bow-Wow -- who will present their ArchiAid-supported projects in Tohoku (northern Japan, the area most affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami), using the 20x20 format you know and love. You'll find more event details and the full lineup of presenters on our Facebook event page and Inspire Japan site. Participants will also contribute books to be auctioned during the break, to raise funds. You can also support ArchiAid initiatives through the PechaKucha website -- click on the big blue "A+" logo. Photos Tallinn had its Vol. 6 earlier this week, but here's a photo gallery [Flickr] from the city's Vol. 5, held back in September. You'll find the list of presenters on the official event page.  Calendar After a busy week, it's a relatively quiet weekend, with two events scheduled for tonight (Friday, November 16) -- PKN Aalen Vol. 12 and PKN Hamptons Vol. 2 -- and then PKN Johannesburg Vol. 8 happening on Saturday.

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Guilty Pleasures

For nearly 8 years, Steve Jaros has been lucky enough to be a writer in the video games industry, which essentially means that he is (his words) "a professional nerd." In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Champaign-Urbana Vol. 9) Steve takes a few moments to drop some metaphorical truth bombs, and address some issues surrounding the books, movies, games, and tv shows we consume. In so few words, he makes the argument that we ought not feel guilty about things that entertain us, with the stipulation that we don't hurt someone else in the process. Anyway, his argument is much more compelling than ours so, by all means, have a look.  

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What Hollywood Has Taught Me

Did you know the average person watches 14,400 movies in their lifetime? That's just over 3 years! Chandler Smith loves watching movies, and discusses some of the useful lessons she has picked up from the movies she has seen. In "What Hollywood Has Taught Me" from PKN Bowling Green Vol. 4, Chandler teaches us the impact movie quotes have on us psychologically, and how her personal life has benefited from the movie "A League of Their Own". 

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Music Moves Me

"It was me, those sweet six strings, and the memory of my father — music healed me." Musician Breanne Tepler shares her passion for making music — something she rediscovered while in a distressing state. In “Music Moves Me” from PKN Duluth Vol. 1, hear how she overcame tragedy twice, and how music has been her one constant strength.

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Pechakucha Seoul vol.13

http://pechaucha.kr  DDP(Dongdaemun Design Plaza) in SEOUL_ designed by ZAHA HADID   PechaKucha  Seoul  vol.13 ▼ Friday 17th Oct 6:30pm  at DDP/Dongdaemun Design Plaza/D 4F No Entrance Fee! 12 hot presentations --- 9 Presenters and 3 performers  The architects, the artists, a movie director, a fashion artist, a food designer presented their work.  

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PechaKucha Vs. Ostrava

...And the Academy Award goes to PechaKucha Ostrava, the Czech city who has not only reached the 20th PKN milestone, they did it in epic style with this tip of the hat to Godzilla and the giant monster movies of the past. We'd like to thank all the little people (literally) that help make this dream a reality ;-) Here's to you Ostrava. Congrats on #20! 

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Moving, in Ontario

Canada's Globe and Mail shares with us a lovely story of a PechaKucha Night connection in rural Ontario.  I spotted a poster for “Pecha Kucha” to be held in the library on Thursday, and the tickets were to be purchased at her gallery. “What is pekoe koochoo?” I asked, struggling with the unusual name. This is only the beginning, check out the full story here.

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Buffalo Vitascope: The Story of the World's First Movie Theater

"The world's first movie theater was in Buffalo, New York." In Buffalo Vitascope: The Story of the World's First Movie Theater from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 16, comedian and cartoonist Pat Kewley tells the true story of Vitascope Hall, which opened on Buffalo, New York's Main Street in 1896 and was likely the world's first permanent, specially constructed movie theater. Using period photographs, newspaper clippings, and his own cartoon drawings, Kewley spreads the word about Buffalo's amazing & unique place in film history, touching on the early days of moviegoing, the first films, and the unsung Buffalonians who helped pioneer the film industry in our own backyard.

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There And Back Again: A Designer's Tale

"LA was just not the place for me anymore, so I packed up my stuff and moved home to Edmonton. But I had this flashly resume, so where would I fit in?" In "There And Back Again: A Designer's Tale", from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol.26, designer Melissa Krystofiak's career has taken her behind the scenes of some Hollywood's biggest movies. In this presentation, she shares how her experiences working in different design discliplines has shaped her ideas about work, community and creativity.