Thursday, February 17, 2011

Pecha Kucha

Last night we went to Pecha Kucha in Kellys Bar. Pecha Kucha is a fun informal presentation of 20 slides that each last for 20 seconds. It is not to be confused with Machu Picchu which is a fifteenth century Inca site in the Andes.

This was the 2nd Pecha Kucha night in Galway and it was quite a crowded room. If it continues to be this successful they will definitely need a bigger space.

Because you can present on absolutely anything some people did comedic presentations, some presented their art, some presented a political agenda and two people showed photos of their recent travels. Its amazing how much less boring looking at peoples travel photos can be when they only have 20 seconds to talk about each one.

One guy gave advice on how to approach a DJ. Another guy presented the best and worst of housemates. Two ladies presented photography as the capture of a moment, one through fashion the other through landscape and body art. One of my favourites was a presentation on creative space in Galway. The girl presented her ideal layout of Galway city in 2040, which had several free creative spaces. She got a loud cheer from the crowd for converting the Bank of Ireland building into a music school.

The next Galway Pecha Kucha is in May. I am considering presentations on the following:

  • 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon, in which I link myself to Kevin Bacon and other celebrities in 6 steps or less.
  • The best and worst of haircuts.
  • How much does a book cost? (Read: How long is a piece of string?)
  • This blog... pending more posts, obviously.

1 comment:

  1. Yo! Pecha Kucha was *awesome* ...

    I definitely think 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon is the way to go... but even more fun would just be "6 Degrees of Bacon", where you link yourself to bacon and other meat products in 6 steps or less.