According to the website www.pecha-kucha.org
"PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers/artists to meet, network, and show their work in public.
It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of conversation ("chit chat"), it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It's a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace."
Well, heck...you know this certainly caught MY attention! If Chattanooga is hosting one of these events...I WANT to know more!!!
So tonight I attended the 5th of these events held in Chattanooga. "Volume 5" as they referred to it...held on February 18th, 2010. Presenters ranged from jewelry artists, to architects, to glass blowers, to green energy businesses, to photographers and everything in between! It was fabulous! ...BEYOND fabulous really ....for a group of presenters to simply present who they are...in 20 slides at 20 seconds a piece...and a crowded room embrace them for who they were. Fabulous! It WAS fabulous!!
I can certainly understand why cities all over the world have embraced this concept...and in turn given a voice to some of the most creative, progressive folks to whom to give voice! ....and yeah for that! ...and in turn I can feel the creative energy growing as we speak. Yeah for embracing...yeah for encouragement...yeah for progress!!! and I say...onward and forward...!
for more information visit www.pecha-kucha.org/what where the concept is explained further.
...and I simply say... WOW!