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Old 10-26-2007, 07:06 AM   #1
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Pecha Kucha -- 6+1

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Pecha Kucha (ペチャクチャ?) or Pecha Kucha Night is a presentation format in which (mostly creative) work can be easily and informally shown. It was originally devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein-Dytham Architecture (KDa) in Tokyo in 2003 as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. The format has spread virally to many cities across the world.
The name derives from a Japanese term for the sound of conversation ("chit-chat").

Overview
Pecha Kucha (pronounced peh-chak-cha) was started in Tokyo, Japan in February 2003 by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham as a designers' show and tell event to attract more people to SuperDeluxe, their multi-media experimental event space they had set up in Roppongi.
The idea behind Pecha Kucha is to keep presentations concise, the interest level up and to have many presenters sharing their ideas within the course of one night. Therefore the 20x20 Pecha Kucha format was created: each presenter is allowed a slideshow of 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds each. This results in a total presentation time of 6 minutes 40 seconds on a stage before the next presenter is up. Each event usually has 14 presenters. Presenters (and much of the audience) are usually from the design, architecture, photography, art and creative fields, but recently it has also streched over to the business world.
The demand for a place in the city to informally show and share one's work seems to be global - proven by the fact that the event format has been replicated in over 80 cities streching over every continent. Events are usually limited to one each month per city.
Well-known presenters have included the architects Jun Aoki, Toyo Ito, Rem Koolhaas, designers such as Tom Dixon, Ron Arad, Thomas Heatherwick but also comedians such as Johnny Vegas, actress Joanna Lumley or BBC newscaster Jon Snow.
There are actually no restrictions on the type of content that could be presented. Some organizers have added their own variations to the format. In Groningen, in the Netherlands, two slots are given to a live band, and the final 20 seconds of each presentation consists of an immediate critique of the presentation by the host’s sidekicks. Video art has also been presented at some events.

Business Application
The 20x20 format of Pecha Kucha is now also being adopted in the business world, with some company internal business presentations being run in a strict 6 minutes 40 seconds, with all discussion and questions held to the end of the presentation. This is primarily a device to help timebox presentations, force presenters to be more focused in their message, allow them to flow uninterrupted, and ultimately to avoid the "death by powerpoint" syndrome, of sitting through long and often tedious powerpoint presentations.
So, some slightly modified Pecha Kucha:

Somebody presents something (anything!) in form of 6 items.
1 item can be 1 sentence, 1 picture.
As sound files and videos usually contain more info, I'd suggest:
1 sound file counts as 2 items,
1 video as 3 items.
Comments, criticisms, acclaims etc. with respect to the presentation are allowed to contain only 1 item (also only one comment / person!).
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:00 AM   #2
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Example (this is what I do during weekdays when I'm not just posting here or coffee drinking over at my colleagues):

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  • Some small molecule is theoretically sticking on a theoretical metal surface.
  • Wanna make the molecule ((( bounce ))) in a certain vibrational choreography after some pulsed heat radiation hit it.
  • Molecule is behaving wicked though, dissipates energy around in its environment, bounces too wildly or totally wrong way.
  • That's why I calculate optimal infrared pulses, which are sometimes almost optimal, by some funny, black magic control algorithm.
  • Sometimes it's for my mental health and mood to play Tetris, go coffee drinking or post on Zefrank.

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Sure there's folks with more interesting stuff to present. Don't be shy!

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Old 10-26-2007, 10:56 AM   #3
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biscuits
  • the word "biscuit" means "twice cooked" from the french words bis and cuir (that's the boring bit over-with)
  • here in britain we like biscuits very much and to prove it we eat 52 chocolate digestives every second although i personally don't eat anywhere near that many
  • those crazy biscuit eaters of japan sometimes enjoy a purple-coloured biscuit that tastes like sweet potatoes
  • if you ever find yourself in scotland and are somehow about three years old, and you're happily playing with a friend in his garden when his mum comes out and says to you "would you like to come in for a wee burnie now?", don't imagine for a second that a wee burnie is a type of biscuit and say "oh yes please!" otherwise you might find yourself being led to into the house and upstairs by her, and having your breeks pulled down as she places you onto the toilet seat and you'll be traumatised by that experience for the rest of your life
  • in texas, if they offer you their biscuits it means they're actually going to give you a plate of plain, and frankly rubbish-tasting scone-type things then make you dip them in slimy white gravy made from sausage fat at breakfast time
  • some german biscuits have got funny names, e.g. "choco-liebniz" hahaha but don't laugh because they're really good




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Old 10-26-2007, 11:08 AM   #4
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Comment to biscuits: Generally likeable bakery products, but people sometimes apply them wrongly.
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Old 10-26-2007, 11:18 AM   #5
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in texas, if they offer you their biscuits it means they're actually going to give you a plate of plain, and frankly rubbish-tasting scone-type things then make you dip them in slimy white gravy made from sausage fat at breakfast time.

That is so true -- one should avoid them at all costs whilst traveling and eating at local diners -- but when my grandmother made biscuits and gravy, the angels wept.

ta, whoops, didn't read the directions...)

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Old 10-26-2007, 11:24 AM   #6
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^ 1 item per comment only - just replace the .s by ,s
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Old 10-26-2007, 03:06 PM   #7
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those crazy biscuit eaters of japan sometimes enjoy a purple-coloured biscuit that tastes like sweet potatoes
i hope i am not incorrect in assuming that these purple sweet potato type biscuits include taro as their main ingredient.
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Old 10-26-2007, 03:11 PM   #8
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they are yummy, made with mashed beans, like a sugary burrito of sorts
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:22 AM   #9
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Dancing on your own

http://www.youtube.com/v/sSwP7ZfaS9Q
http://www.youtube.com/v/Sr2JneittqQ

(Can be played successive or simultaneously, both good)
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Old 11-02-2007, 10:27 AM   #10
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+1 for dancing on your own
I'm so honored to be featured in Stephi's presentation
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Old 11-02-2007, 10:39 AM   #11
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As my prof always says, "No dancing presentation w/o Groovy Pearl".
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