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Unconsumption – Pecha Kucha

Last night was San Francisco’s Pecha Kucha night. I showed 20 slides, at 20 seconds per slide, on Unconsumption.

The slides are below.

And this widget will play the audio.

There were some problems with the projection at the beginning so it’s not immediately obvious where we go from slide 1 to slide 2, but hopefully by slide 3 you’ll have figured it and can follow along.

And for better visual quality, I’ve put the slides up on flickr..

Update: the slides are also on the Pecha Kucha site

Pecha Kucha

At the closing Dcamp dinner, Eugene Chen told me about a cool event he’d been to called Pecha Kucha where participants show 20 images each, each for 20 seconds. I couldn’t remember what it was called, but today I stumble across on the web. Less than 48 hours after I first heard about it. I love synchronicity.

Pecha Kucha is a Japanese term that roughly translates as chit-chat, or perhaps as irritating chatter.
Pecha Kucha is a lot of fun for short attention spans.
Pecha Kucha is a new kind of venue for anyone involved in, or interested in, architecture, design, fashion, and art.
Pecha Kucha is intended to inspire a broad mix of participants – from well-known practitioners to students, recent graduates, and new firms presenting their work for the first time.

Eugene didn’t emphasize the design-y aspect of it; just seemed like it could be about anything, at least around the table we began brainstorming ways to work within the seemingly tight constraints. As images go by automatically every 20 seconds, you could speak to each one, or you could speak to a larger story that is paced along with the images, or you could be out of sync (or in reverse) with the sequence of images, etc. There’s a lot of potential besides just a super-quick presentation linearly.

I guess it’s going on all over the world but the event was created and is somehow owned by Tokyo’s Klein Dytham Architecture. I’ll have to check it out soon!

Update: I did!


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