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NeoCon World's Trade Fair
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


Neocon Mon, June 15
NeoCon World's Trade Fair

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