My presentation is titled, "Design Impacting Life, Life Impacting Design" (note the logo above). It's about the indirect impact other people have had on my design. From flaming flatulence, to a forbidden photocopier (excerpt in previous post), to Robin Williams in drag, to the Bad News Bears of youth soccer, my presentation shows us that inspiration truly exists everywhere. It’s a bit Freudian, a bit silly, and mostly a look at how the people in my life have influenced my work.
Pecha Kucha (ペチャクチャ), usually pronounced in three syllables as "pe-chak-cha", is the onomatopoeic Japanese word for the sound of conversation. The equivalent English term is "chit-chat".
Pecha Kucha Night was devised in 2003 by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Tokyo's Klein-Dytham Architecture (KDa), as a way to attract people to Super Deluxe, their experimental event space in Roppongi. Pecha Kucha Night events consist of around a dozen presentations, each presenter having 20 slides, each shown for 20 seconds. Each presenter has just 6 minutes 40 seconds to explain their ideas before the next presenter takes the stage. Conceived as a venue through which young designers could meet, show their work, exchange ideas, and network, the format keeps presentations concise, fast-paced and entertaining.
In 2004 PKN began running in a few cities in Europe, and has since become a worldwide phenomenon, now running in more than 260 cities in almost every corner of the globe.