Monday, June 08, 2009

Pecha Kucha makes Powerpoint tolerable again (sorta)

Originating in Tokyo and started by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Tokyo's Klein-Dytham Architecture, Pecha Kucha (usually pronounced in three syllables like "pe-chak-cha") was designed to give young designers a venue to meet, network, and show their work and to attract people to their experimental event space in Roppongi. It has blossomed into the latest and greatest presentation format - one that might actually make PowerPoint tolerable again. The rules are quite simple: presenters get exactly 20 slides displayed for 20 seconds each. That's it. Say what you need to say in six minutes and 40 seconds and then sit the hell down. About time! Here is a short video explaining the concept and an actual Pecha Kucha presentation:

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