Next up on my spieling circuit is Pecha Kucha at the Vogue Theatre on Granville St., downtown Vancouver on April 8th, 2010. I’ll be rocking it a little bit analog style but sticking to my fave message of the importance of artistic documentation to create messages for the future.
PK is a unique event: 20 slides for 20 seconds each – that’s it. No “forward” or “back” or “just a second” ~ just keep the train on the tracks in a room full of smart folks. Described thusly:
What is Pecha Kucha Night?
“Each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds each – giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up. This keeps presentations concise, the interest level up, and gives more people the chance to show.
PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”, it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It’s a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.”
Roster for Volume 10 Vancouver
Things you need to know about Pecha Kucha Night
01- Pecha Kucha Night is for creativity and not for profit
02 – Pecha Kucha Night presentations are 20 images x 20 seconds each.
03 – The presenter has no control over the images. No ‘forward’ or ‘back please’
04 – In any city there are almost no spaces where designers can share their work
05 – Pecha Kucha Nights are about exposing the hidden creativity in a city
06 – Pecha Kucha Nights are held in social spaces
07 – Pecha Kucha Night is a true social network
08 – Pecha Kucha Night is about thinking and drinking
09 – Pecha Kucha Night is about the live event – not a LCD screen in your home
10 – Pecha Kucha Nights are held in over 283 cities
11 – Everybody who produces a Pecha Kucha Night has a day job