Before Pecha Kucha, PowerPoint demonstrations and slideshows were the primary residents of the realms of Boring, Tediousville, and the Land of the Mind Numbingly Dull. With multimedia conversations under 20min apiece and discussing subjects such as the bicycles built by the Wright Brothers, Moroccan/American/Polish/Latino creative writing and environmental art, there is something to keep everyone awake and interested. Held this Saturday, October 22, at 7pm at the Oddfellows Hall in SLO (520 Dana St.), the night will offer seven presentations spanning the disciplines of art, regional politics, nature, medicine and music. Suggested donations begin at $5 at the door and refreshments will be available for purchase.
Pecha Kucha was created by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham Architecture in Tokyo in 2003 as a venue for young designers to meet and discuss their works. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit-chat”, the events have spread to over 230 cities across the world, all following the format of “20×20”, or 20 images for each 20 seconds of exhibition. The brevity of each discussion provides for succinct conversations that focus on the most important and essential elements of a topic. Any member of the community is allowed to present, and speakers are selected by community panels and organizers in each city.
Support the intellectual and artistic members of your community by attending Pecha Kucha! Interested in presenting for the next installment? For more information contact the organizers at (805) 801-6922. Be entertained and informed this weekend with subjects that will expand your horizons and connect you to the fascinating individuals living in you area!