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How To Create The WOW Factor in Interiors

@ VOL 5 ON JUN 07, 2016

“A lot of clients ask me for the WOW factor in their homes. Well, what is it? Quite simply, it’s a physical reaction to what you see.”

In How To Create The WOW Factor in Interiors from PechaKucha Night Cambridge Vol. 5, Interior Designer Yasmin Chopin shares some of the theory behind what makes an ordinary home extraordinary. Discover the styles, colours, tones and influences that make a home more than just a home.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016. 

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Look up & Look around


Artist Susie Olczak talks about how she documents her inspiration as she moves through urban spaces and how this influences the sculpture and installations she makes which focus on light, materials and geometry.

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Pain and Inspiration

@ VOL 18 ON JAN 16, 2019

Abi Stevens is a freelance illustrator who also suffers from chronic migraines that affect all of her senses. She talks about the influences for her stunning art work and also about a series of very personal illustrations depicting the pain of her migraines.  


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Darrell's Party Hole and other Battlegrounds

@ VOL 4 ON NOV 21, 2013

Artist Jill Shoffiett speaks of her childhood friend Mamie, and Mamie's mysterious and inscrutable Vietnam veteran father, Darrell. She spins us lenghty tales of Darrell's odd habits of digging, building, and moving his family from place to place. Jill discusses the influence Darrell, and her young experiences have had on her, and how it inspirits her art.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 25, 2014.

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Friends, Strangers and other Stories

@ VOL 3 ON AUG 17, 2014

Pathum Egodawatta speaks of the people that have inspired and influenced him on his journey to becoming a graphic designer.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 26, 2015.

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Random Thoughts on Management

@ VOL 21 ON JAN 23, 2017

"You have to make every person's day a little better becuase they met you. There is no other reason to be in public service."

Vahe Baloulian
 discusses principles of good management within innovative business environment, and how those principles can apply to public governance.

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You can't sell...How you can sell ketchup to someone wearing white gloves, using your watch

@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2017

"For every reaction there is an equal and opposite reaction."

In You can't sell...How you can sell ketchup to someone wearing white gloves, using your watch at PechaKucha Night Madison Vol. 21, Maththew Pletzer disproves the idea that not everyone is meant to be a salesperson. While many still believe this myth, Matthew thinks that many just don't feel comfortable with conventional sales methods. In this presentation, He shares his extensive knowledge of the psychology behind why people buy the way they do and how you can influence people by using your watch. 

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I Love You Because: Musicals I could talk about for hours but I won't because this thing has rules


A heartfelt, high-speed speech full of passion. The part-time actress and full-time fanatic of musical theatre Megan Barham frequently belts out a song while working as De La Warr Pavilion Duty Operations Officer. This is a breakneck introduction to the world of Musicals by someone who eats, sleeps and breathes them! Be warned - she could talk for hours … 

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Theatre Spaces

@ VOL 7 ON JUN 15, 2017

"I wanted to see what the already existed in the world as non-traditional but permanent performance space as inspiration for alternative space where drama can exist."

In Theatre Spaces from PeckaKucha Night Bexhill-on-Sea Vol. 7, Walter Hall shares his passion for performance, examining a plethora of theatre spaces throughout history and across the globe. He explains the evolution of theatre venues from the ancient Greeks to modern day Macau and how performance space can affect the plays occurring in them. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 20th, 2017. 

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Art Trip Around the World



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Mentorship, Part 2

@ VOL 10 ON FEB 09, 2018

A while ago, James Hardy presented at PKN Akron focusing on the mentors who had left him far too soon.  When PKN Akron asked James to come present those slides again at a special retrospective, he realized that his original slide deck profiled only male mentors. In doing this, James had only revealed a portion of his story, so for PechaKucha Night Akron Vol. 10, James pays tribute to the women who shaped his life, and shares the importance of female leadership in society.  


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Decoding the Alphabet

@ VOL 13 ON AUG 09, 2018

In his talk John Gledhill discusses the role of alphabets and symbols in our life and how they influence our mind and decisions. 

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The Indie Game Revolution

"Supporting independent games is the same thing as supporting art ... it's an artistic revolution happening right under your nose." Max Temkin talks about the revolutionary change in the computer gaming industry from publisher and distributor producted games to independent games that could be sold directly to the customer. In "The Indie Game Revolution" from PKN Chicago Vol. 29, Temkin gives an overview of independenly created games, like Minecraft, Fez, and Spleunky, in order to show what great games (and great art forms) could be created outside publisher and distributor influences. 

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20 Surprising Ways Your Brain Influences Your Experiences

Have you ever been reading something and realised you just read the same sentence three times? The mind wanders 30% of the time. Joe Natoli's job as a UX consultant is essentially to make things easier – and more enjoyable – to use. In "20 Surprising Ways Your Brain Influences Experiences" from PKN Baltimore, MD Vol. 3,  we see that in creating this value via design, nearly all of the decisions are based on how our brains work. Here are 20 ways your brain affects your experiences.

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Verbal Influences in Architecture

“What does a house want to be?” - Louis Kahn Architectural designer Maureen Myers has always been interested in the way words motivate us and influence our journeys. In “Verbal Influences in Architecture” from PKN Accident Vol. 1, she discusses the effects the words of architects have had on her as she learned to think about and build buildings.

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Tori Richard: 60 years of textile art inspiration from Honolulu

"The art we create has been a reflection of our multi-cultural influences in Hawaii and the eclecticism is perhaps the only common thread." In Tori Richard: 60 years of textile art inspiration from Honolulu at PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol. 28, Josh Feldman explores the inspiration for Tori Richard prints and explain why he thinks Honolulu is perhaps the only place where a company like Tori Richard is possible.

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Design Channels

  "School told me to be a banker, I told them something else." In Design Channels from PechaKucha Night York Vol.9, Warren Fearnshares a presentation based upon a reflection of design pathways and ideas based on his experiences. He shares his past design influences and ideas of future design trends.   

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Island Time Machine

“The goal is to try and make commentary on sociopolitical issues– things I see happening in the news.” In "Island Time Machine" from PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol. 24, Culture Shocka shares his creative and culturally driven graphic design work. In his pieces, he utilizes a Modern and Minimalist-inspired approach, mixing equal parts of Cartoon and Graphic Design influences. 

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Raise the Roof

  Architecture and design forms an integral part of our lives. Our physical space influences us in numerous ways and quiet often dictates our moods and behaviour. It has the power to define a city, a society, a country, a culture. It can motivate us, and even subjugate us. In this volume of PechaKucha Nights we will be talking about how architecture helps us express and define ourselves. If you are interested in presenting, send in your ideas and a few sample images on latest by 27th February 2018. For details click :    


Venue Confirmed

Our venue is set:  Sa Nostra Cultural Center in Palma.  We'll have the website up soon with a full list of presenters.  Some of the greatest influences of our time and a real live elf are on the list.  Can't wait to share more!

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PKN Poster Spotlight: Islamabad

Design touches every facet of our lives. It inspires us, influences us, and spurs our creativity. From Fashion to Furniture, from comics to graphics, PKN Islamabad has some of the most talented designers in their country sharing their designs and inspirations at PechaKucha Nights Islamabad Vol.7!