Pecha Kucha Night Dallas

Recently I participated in Pecha Kucha Dallas #3 with my good friend and coworker Melissa Joesoef.  The theme of our presentation was “Urban Color” or “There are too many brown buildings.”  You can view our slide presentation here.
Pecha Kucha (ペチャクチャ), correctly pronounced in four syllables as
“Peh-cha kuh-cha”, with an emphasis on the first syllable. Often, the “Kuh” is mispronounced by elongating the “u” sound, but it is in fact pronounced very sharply (similar to the English pronunciation of the “K” in the name, Mark). It is the onomatopoeic Japanese word for the sound of conversation. The equivalent English term is “chit-chat”.

Pecha Kucha Night was devised in February 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. (via wikipedia)

Here is the list of presenters:

The event also had a lot of good local press:


07 2010