Does the mere thought of PowerPoint-glutted conferences send your
fingernails inching toward your eyeballs? Then we suggest the
pecha-kucha night at this designers’ gathering. The brainchild of Tokyo
architects Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein, pecha-kucha (Japanese for
“chatter”) nights began in 2003 and have since spread to 180 cities.
The boozy boardroom-meets-poetry-slam
format brings a vibrancy to the loathed PowerPoint by applying a set of
strict rules: Artists and designers show 20 slides for 20 seconds each.
That’s 6 minutes and 40 seconds to reveal inspirations and original
works. Then they shut up, sit down, and let us get back to our drinks. —Kate Rockwood
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