Pecha Kucha is essentially a digital art night where multiple presenters show 20 powerpoint slides for 20 seconds each on any topic. Each presentation only lasts 6 minutes and 40 seconds so everything is quick and to the point because slides roll by fast. I enjoyed the format because the quick pace keeps things lively and the large number of presenters keeps things eclectic and varied.
Pecha Kucha started in Tokyo, Japan and has spread around the world as a kind of underground movement. More Pecha Kucha info here:
This time around in the Austin Pecha Kucha, the presenters were mostly architects and designers, but they had an embroiderer and musicians as well. My presentation was about bboying (aka breakdance) and was based on my bboy photos from the past 3-4 years with a live performance by the bboys of Bboy City. I wrote up a script and timed the presentation so that the dancers would be doing moves similar to the moves captured in the photos of each slide throughout the presentation.
The venue for the event was the furniture store Design Within Reach, which is located on 2nd street directly across from the Austin Children's Museum and close to City Hall. I'm posting the entire presentation online for those who might have missed the event. I'll be adding some extra notes that weren't in the presentation itself to make up for the fact that there won't be any dancers. Click "Next" to see the first slide of my presentation.
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